woensdag 29 februari 2012

making fire

it's sportlov now in sweden, which means they have a week off and whole of sweden leaves for a ski trip. we decided to stay home and booked a trip to the sun in april, which I am looking forward to very much. it's still rather cold here. we had a nice walk yesterday in norra djurgarden near stora skuggan. in sweden you can make fires in nature everywhere. the boys decided to make one and it was quite a challenge, with wet wood and no matches..but they managed and I enjoyed looking at my boys getting fascinated with this fire making..boys will be boys.

dinsdag 28 februari 2012


it definitely doesn't feel like spring here. tonight we had some nice snow again. but i felt like making a little zipper bag with this vintage embroidery with a spring image of birds. my parents brought me a big pile of new embroideries, and it keeps inspiring me. this one is for me for a change.

zaterdag 25 februari 2012


yesterday we had a really fun night. we bowled at this place in town. I organized the evening and made a medal for the winner. I added the real prize in an envelop and they didn't know what it was until the winner was known. the "real" prize was that he or she must organize the next competition, but in a game or sport of his or her choice. I'm very curious what it will be, we had so much fun, forgot how nice it is to play a game together.

woensdag 15 februari 2012

birthday boy

our little one just turned 5! he wanted a knights party. so we invited a couple of knights, i made shields out of cardboard, ribbon and brads, very easy and they had the time of their live. we even build a snow castle outside, with minus 20! roel lighted up the barbeque and made all of the hungry knights some hot dogs....lovely sunny day!
the felt crown i made myself, with velcro the number is attached so we re-use it every year.


a lot of creativity, but i just seem to forget to make pictures of it before i send it or give it away...maybe it was the darkness (in december and january it started to get dark at 3 pm!!), but anyway we have a lot of fun in the snow here and the days are getting longer quick now. the boys love skiing, ice skating and playing in the snow, nice to know since we moved here for at least three years ;-))