dinsdag 21 december 2010

in need of inspiration

while stije is busy baking the christmas cookies, I'm busy thinking what can be made out of a very nice piece of x-mas fabric. It's two times the print you see on the picture, and my feet give an indication of the size. I already have this fabric for two years and can't figure out what to make of it. I would love to make something practical..something we can use during christmas...any ideas???

paper snowballs

I know I know...sinterklaas left holland a long time ago already..of course we are also preparing our house for christmas. made these paper decorations from taska paper. very simple, cut some rounds, sew them together (sew the ribbon as well) and fold the halves.

vrijdag 17 december 2010


yes, he is a pretty good sewer, sinterklaas, who would have guessed he could make jilles a bag for his judo outfit. It's a pattern i saw at vlijtig, very nice, very simple...

wooden apron

I had to find a nice gift for a friend who celebrated her birthday. I found these nice plates in the taska webshop (see kitchen). they opened a shop very recently in The Hague. So a good reason to visit the shop, I can tell you it's very nice and they have a lot of nice gifts. I also made her a handmade gift, I hope it will match her new kitchen....and of course the mister can also wear it while cooking her a romantic diner ;-)))

donderdag 16 december 2010

bye bye boat

this week stije had his last day at daycare. to thank the women who took very good care of him all these years, we made these boats with chocolates. I had to take the pictures in the evening, so the colors look very odd.

maandag 6 december 2010

to nice to sit on

jilles received so many nice gifts for his birthday, but this one is by far the most special and beautiful. Kristel made him this beauty. I heard the tutorial is in her new book...already looking forward to it. thanks kristel!

zondag 5 december 2010


someone asked me to make a brooch for a little girl named bruni, and it had to be in grey colors. this is how it turned out. It even looked nice on one of the boys sweaters, but I don't think they would like to wear it ;-))