donderdag 31 maart 2011


thanks for all the sweet words on my last post. It really felt good to have so much support from my (blogging)friends. and of course I will maintain this blog, hopefully we soon will be connected to the internet in stockholm. Right now I'm sitting on the ground behind the computer stuck between boxes...tomorrow the truck will arrive.

dinsdag 29 maart 2011

saying goodbye

tomorrow is the boy's last day in their dutch school. starting a new adventure means a lot of saying goodbye's and a lot of emotions. Are we doing the right thing by going to sweden? I doubt about that a lot these days. It feels difficult to leave all the good things for this new experience...but then again we would never know by not doing it....
For all the classmates of jilles and stije I made 55 bags with a little gift in it. I was happy the boys helped me out on this one and they enjoyed it as well. saying goodbye isn't easy....I think I will need a lot of tissue's this week.

woensdag 23 maart 2011

more sewing

yes, another good reason to sew, a friend turned 40 and had keycoard from "van flora" on her wishlist. I started making the brown one, because I figured that would match her, but finally ended up by making the one with some flowers in it, a better match. happy birthday M.

dinsdag 22 maart 2011

wooden pillow

due to all the preparations for stockholm I hardly manage to sew things. This week I felt the need to sew something (sounds like an addiction ;-)) so I used this fabric from Ikea for a cushion cover, I like the contradiction in de print (massive wood) and the feel (soft fabric/pillow).

maandag 14 maart 2011


yesterday I ran the City pier city run in The Hague. 10 km in 58.20 minutes! unfortunately I had no supporters, everybody was on holiday, unbelievable, even roel had to take a plane that day to austria for a skiing trip. but nevertheless it was very nice to run across the city, a last tribute to The Hague before leaving for sweden. I spoiled my poor feet with some new indoor birkenstocks.

vrijdag 11 maart 2011


since we will be leaving in a few weeks from now, I have a lot of nice lunchdates with good friends. for stijn I made these stamps for his kids. It was very nice to have a pleasant lunch with wine and a good conversation!