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zaterdag 24 januari 2015

Kira's 4th birthday

Thank you all for your sweet comments on my last post.
♥ ♥ ♥
We had troubles gettinng the photo's off the camera's on the laptop.. but it finally worked in a other way.

DH is still working on it to do it on my laptop..
But here finally is the post



Last weekend was the day.. Kira's 4th birthday.
That Friday, she had for the first time her kids-party.

We first eat pancakes, are there kids who doens't like pancakes???
I don't know them.. hihihi.

After the Pancakes, we tryed to make jewelry, Dh and I helped al lot. I don't have a picture if them all, but from a few, with two girls I make earrings, Hubby with Noah and a boy bracelets, and Kira and a other girl a necklace. They liked it, but also it was a bit hard still. so will try it again.. neighbor girl wanne come back and do it again.
After that ......  sugar time ..... we decorated cupcakes.. I made the cupcakes in the morning with the butter-cream, the kids could put it on that with help rom me, and then decorate it woth color balls and other things.. They had a lot of fun with it.
And as last we draw and cut and glue al kind of thing with a Frozen theme!!

As you maybe now, Kira is totally crazy about Frozen, expecially Elsa the snow Queen



So we made her birthday a little bit in Elsa/Frozen style..
I started to late, so didn't made much, but it was just enough, and she liked it that was the most important thing.

I made some snowflakes to hang all over the living room, made some Frozen hanger. and her presents of course
Kira run downstairs in too the living to her dress.
She came back to me.. mommy mommy thank you thank I love you..
That made my heart skip one beat. ♥
First time she tryed it on.. I was very curious if it would fit, as I didn't use a real pattern and fit it before. I wanted it to be a surprise.

She felt like a real princess, a Frozen princess, Elsa...
 I totally forgot to make a picture of her hair. I made the same braid as Elsa did and I had made her 6 hair pins with snowflake on them.

Dear Rita made the snowflakes for me last year with her machine.. I can't cute that beautifull.
And so it's easier. and dear Rita loved doing it.
I send her the felt and she send me back the snowflakes.. to sweet ♥ =)))

On the table you also can see Frozen shoe's. When kira and I where shopping last week, I found them, and could not leave them in the store. so we bought them. A few sizes to big, so she can wear them for a long time.

Kira is totally in love with dolls/cuddles.. and handmade are so fun too.
So I made a normall doll, and finished her off as a Elsa Doll.
And it worked out as I had in my mind.

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Can you understand that Kira loved her presents....

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Then as it was a sunday birthday party we always do a lunch then, because many family have to drive a while and Monday ear;y going to work.
So Kira and I made started to make a lunch..
We had  a lot of fun in the kitch.. ( 3 day's of cooking.. how fun is that)
I made stuffed eggs, chorizo-twisters, Ciabatta-bread, mushroom-soup.
Above right are sweet cinnamon rolls. they where yummy... omg.. I really have to make them again!!!

Made a salad, yummy meat/cheese, little baked bread, and some things for on them..

Also two differents Apple pie's..

I like making those, and , most like them too.

But every birthday I make a special pie..
This time wanted to make a Frozen one.
What I did with Noah's birthday a Starwars picture. I wanted to do again.
So ordered one, made a bigger cake then normal, and started decorating..



Kira was in love.. and it was very yummy too.!!!

Kira was spoiled so much..
So got a beautifull Frozen duvet.
It sleeps very great!!
She asked and got some money to but some Frozen things she wants.. They are out if store, so we have to wait a little while. 

But you can all imagine, she had a magical day!!

I wanna thank everyone for visiting my blog and especially everyone who leaves a comment!! 
 I love reading them!! 
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woensdag 14 januari 2015

Happy New Year!!

I hope verybody, had awesome holiday's. and started a wonderfull 2015!

It has been a bit quiet here.
The short version is   .....   the bucket was full. 
It's a bit of a Dutch saying.
A lot has happend last year, at the end it was to much.
It's going a bit better.
Slowly I;m getting there, it will be a long way, but I;m on the right side of the road.

But this is my happy place, so let only talk happy things..
Most of the crafts I stopped with only crochet not.
It kept me going ,        it's easy.... don't think just do..
Here you can see some pic's of Xmas

Kids decorated the tree..
Also Kira's kitchen is decorated, as Noah has a little xmas tree on his bedroom, Kira also wants something.
Togheter with Noah's girlfriend we made Xmas tree out of felt and beads.. Kira has a pink one hanging in the kitchen, with Frozen Xmas ball from Hama Beads next to it..

And as Kira also wanted as Xmas tree I crochet her one, and decorated it with beads for on her kitchen

In the big picture you can see the crochet Maria already.
Here you can see the others I made
Maria, Jozef, Baby in the crib and a Angel.
This year will work on more, I have other patterns too.
Kira played with it a lot.
And Noah choose this over the train we normally put under the tree.. ♥ ♥

Third Xmas day (27th) we got snow..
It only stayed here for 2,5 days, some places longer other shorter.
But we got some
And made a bic snowmen with it in our front garden ;))))
Kira called it Olaf ( lik ein teh movie Frozen)


Noah also got his next swimming diploma just before the Xmas-vacation
Now he has A and B, and is working on C, that are the normal diploma's we have here..
He also is practicing for the schoolswimcompatitions he signed in for.. 
They are in a few weeks.. he love's swimming..

Dessert on New Years Eve.


Now the busy day's are over so the calm decoration can come out of the boxes again
Still love this little doll Fladder
I have more pic's but for now the post is full.

Next Sunday the 18th, It's Kira's birthday.
4 years already she will be a big girl
I last minute started on some presents for her.
 1 is done, second almost done.. I still have a few day's.

Hope everybody has a great week.







I wanna thank everyone for visiting my blog and especially everyone who leaves a comment!! 
 I love reading them!! 
 ♥ Have a great day ♥

woensdag 10 december 2014

Bye Bye Sinterklaas


Is it me, or is December a very busy month??
I have to work very much, so my time is a bit limited to post/read or craft.

But we still do it.

As the post titel says we said goodbye to Sinterklaas but first wanne show you some things 

Let's start with the craft pic's I forgot in my last post
Both made last year, and it are patterns of HuisVolKLeur, as you all know my favorite felt designer.
( and she made such beautifull Xmas pattern, but don't have the time to make them :(  )
.......NEXT YEAR.......

And of course the felt finger puppet.
It's not a great pic, but you get the idea
(poor horse it a needle in his.... )

The horse Americo from Sinterklaas..
You can put your finger in it, and make story;s... also more of this next year.. hihi


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Are you curious how the cake looked like I started baking last time, for the party by my SIL?

and yummy that it was... 
I really have to do it more often baking these cake's..
I stuffed this one with bokkepootjes, (togheter with whipe cream and hazelnut paste) it a dutch cookie, and ow so yummy


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Then i will show some pics of the Kids on different Sinterklaas party's.
 The loved it so much!!

 This is on my job, the first time they did it
 Driving.. kids had so much fun
This one is from school.. yes also there he comes
And in the class off Kira

Kids got so spoiled, they are so happy with all they got!!

And at all fun things comes a end..
Then it's time to put it back in the boxes



Next year, we will get it all out of the boxes again, and make new things, but now it's time for Xmas...
but that is for the next post, togheter with the jingles update!!




Today I had to two ill kids..

Noah has troubles with his asthma, and Kira throw up many times, the poor things..
In the evening, Kira was feeling better, will see how the are both tomorrow..

It's really Winter, cold, sometimes rain, and sick kids..

but one things I'm still missing:::::

* * * * * SNOW * * * * *


Last year we didn't had any, I really hope to get some this year.

Last year I asked if some would send some, but the only thing we got was, rain, as it was to hot here so it melted, I don't like the rain, so I will not ask to send it again..
stuped mistake.... not going to do that again.. LOL
I will sing a snow song every hoping it will come.. =))



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I'm enjoying all the Christmas light and the music so much, so I;m stopping with typing, and will start crocheting and watching the lights!!
Have a great evening all..





I wanna thank everyone for visiting my blog and especially everyone who leaves a comment!! 
 I love reading them!! 
 ♥ Have a great day ♥

vrijdag 28 november 2014

Crochet, Stitching, Felt, Beads, Baking and a new HOBBY!!

Thank you all so much for your lovely comments about my Sinterklaas post.
Another is coming next time, as we have 2 more Sinterklaas party's this weekend.

^^^

First I wanne show you some other things I'm working on adn finished.

The bolero for Kira.
I really love it, to bad i didn't had enough yarn, so for the arms it's now 3/4.
But it looks so cute on her 

I made the pattern my self.
I like it very much.. wanne do it again another time (then with enough yarn). 
Also wanne try and make Noah a spencer like this. ( which I'm calling for years, and still haven't started on that , as 100 milion other things..hihi)

^^^

For Sinterklaas Noah wanted to make a Sinterklaas garland from Hama beads.
We stopped, but this weekend/next week we are going to try and finish it
The two above, we made last year.
Noah made the Pete and Sinterklaas on the second row out of his mind.
It's that awesome?? =)))) ♥ ♥
Kira was trying to made the pink above all by herself again left below, so great to see where she thought would be the plae for the earrings and the eye, and together with Kira I made the gifts..

So I hope more in a next post..

^^^

Finally a stitching update of Jingles.
Can you see my nail in the middle above... 
My needle always leaves his marks there .. hihihi  =))))
It was not much yet, but it's getting there.

^^^


I'm making another shrug, this time for a colleague, I learned her to crochet again, but she wasn't up for this big project and asked me, I wanne finish it next week, as then I have to get back to work again, and also with her, wanne give it..
But that will be no problem I think.


^^^

In my mind I wanted to make a puppet show for so long for the kids.. 
It's a WIP at the moment, but also are the dolls/puppets
Here you can see the start of a Americo fingerpuppet (Horse of Sinterklaas)
It's a pattern from my favorite felt designer HuisVolKleur.

^^^

As I'm not showing baking pictures, I'm still doing it.
Here I show you a Ciabatta bread I baked this week.
It was so yummy.
I love it
I made it a few time with baked bacon and sundried tomatoes, that's even more yummy, next time I will take a picture of it

♥ ♥ ♥

Then my new hobby ( omg how much things can someone love to do)
Last week you saw the painted faces of the kids, it's very cheap stuff, and as last year I also had many problems to get it off, this time again.
I got tired of that, so when I wanted to buy the best stuff, and say that it would be send as a package I thought lets do crazy and buy a starter set with more colors.
and this week the sweet mailman brought it to me.. 
( I always smile at him, he always brings me sweet beautifull things =P ) 

The next day kids wanted there face painted
This is what I did, after a hour looking on Pinterest for great idea's
Noah loves football, and the our flag, so I made him a fire football and a flag.
Noah wanted me to use gold so that's in there..
As you can see Kira is a littel FROZEN-girl ( like ALLLL the girls al over the world at the moment) and wanted frozen on her cheek, and not just a easy snowflake , but also the face
For a first try I love it...

The next day, kids wanted again.
Noah something from Sinterklaas.
Kira..... again Frozen... lol =)))
I found some awesome pictures on Pinterest.
Getting better, and love working with different colors.

Then this morning I was still eating 20 minutes till we had to bring the kids to school.
Mommy wil you paint us again?
So put it all away and painted the kids again.
Both wanted something from Sinterklaas.
It did it fast, they liked it very much.

This afternoon I wanted to try a big piece that my neighbor did on her both kids last week, and it looked so awesome.
Kira of course wanted purle and pink.
This is what I did

hihihihi... Kira with her funny face....
Every time I have problems with the eyes, but still such a cute try.

Tomorrow I will aske dthe kids both what they want a whole face painted or this Pete painted..
You will see in a next post.

^^^

Then for the Sinterklaas party on Sunday I'm baking a Sinterklaas pie.
I'm setting things ready, tomorrow morning I will start
 It has been a while since I worked with fondant
And trying new pie filling..
But also more in a next post.

As we still are in the AMAZING time of Sinterklaas, it feels kind of bad, but I'm also working on a Christmas piece...... bad bad me.... but it's so beautifull, and I really never thought I would make it.. hihihi, I will show it after Sinterklaas... maybe I will finish it even... That would be great as I still have a 100 milion things I wanne make in just one day...... =(
The problem I think of every crafter....



I wanna thank everyone for visiting my blog and especially everyone who leaves a comment!!
 I love reading them!! 
 ♥ Have a great day ♥

zondag 23 november 2014

♥ Sinterklaas ♥

As you all know I'm a big big fan of this sweet men,
Sinterklaas.
Every year he comes with his boat from Spain to the Netherlands togheter with many many Pete's.
He will stay with us for a few weeks and spoil the kids so much, and then after his birthday he will go home again, working on for next year.

As you maybe have heard there is a lot of trouble around him in our country, expecially for the Pete's, I'm not going to write about that on my blog, because it makes me very mad, and I;m afraid that in a few years we don't celebrate this awesome old tradition.
It's a happy blog.. so I'm going to show you the happy part of this tradition, that i love so much!!

Let's begin with the crafting part.
Each year I try to craft something new.
And last year I had seen this pattern also, but now I made it.
A crochet Sinterklaas and Pete, from the book Ik hou van Holland en Haken (I love Holland and crochet)from Christel Krukkert .
The bag is a free pattern found here, I made it with double yarn and a bigger hook, so it fits the size off the dolls.

I'm really in love with them, love the pattern.
( for Xmas going to make also something, that has the same basic pattern as this)
Next year I'm going to try and make more Pete's as I love how this looks like, and it need more friends.... and off course one with pink/purple clothing, Kira's favorite.

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Then all of the decoartion together!
 I got the awesome idea off a fb-friend to put lights in the boat.
The first thing that Noah does when he comes down is put the lights on!!
As you see on each pic it all looks different, that's because really every day they play with it.
One Pete and present are on the table to fix.. that's normal.. hihi
 I put a few things in my lovely new plant
Every year I planning on making the Sinterklaas that belongs with these two Pete's.
But..... as you can see, I still haven't made it

 Each year in my front window, I love them so much.. too cute.. teh little Pete's with present


This pepernotenkrans ( translation: pepper nuts wreath) I made 3 years ago, and it's still 'alive'
Here and there are missing some nuts, but I still like it!!!
And the beautifull heart shelf.
As you can see the crochet pieces are on Kira's Kitchen.

I just see I forgot to make a picture of my two favorite pieces, those are for the next post!

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In the bag off Pete are not only gifts but also a lot, really a lot of pepernoten ( pepper nuts)
And we love baking them
* YUMMY *


Every year, Sinterklaas comes every where so also here in our little town.
We wait till he comes, walk around in town with music -> Sinterklaas songs, and we go to the town-building and celebrate more.
Every year they think of something great to do, this year the pete's where gone and we needed to find them.
My pic's are on my camera, but i got some pic's from the fb-page. and soon will get the great pic of the kids sitting with Sinterklaas, a photographer made them.
So now only the pic's from the page
 The walk around town
Here are they ♥

If he is in twon then maybe as we are very very sweet and sing good songs he will come by our house and put something in our shoe.
So the kids tryed, and put a carrot in for Americo, the horse of Sinterklaas
 look look look... he stopped by!!!
On the Sinterklaas TV-show you can see that if Grandpa Pete come he put's a lot of pepernoten, so he brought us a visit.
( Noah told me that he normally put's a lot more, so I told him I thing the bag was almost empty... 
Note to myself :::: next time MORE pepernoten, otherwise he doesn't believe it.. lol)
There was also a note from Grandpa Pete: saying he heard the kids sing so great, and Noah is doing great on his reading, and that he saw that Kira could write her own name already.
Yes Pete's are every where, and they see and hear EVERTHING.. so we have to be kinds and sweet the whole year otherwise just like Santa we get on the naughty list, and don't get a thing
And if that wasn't enough he also left a present ( Sinterklaas color/work book, kids love those so much)

Isn't this the best, to be a child with such a great sweet men???


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Then today it was at DH's work
Playing old games, sing and getting a present ;)))
What's more fun then that!!!

Under the Pete-hat from Kira zit a new creation.
It's also the last time, Kira has to sit to long still, and I need to hang hairs in front of her eyes, she was not a big fan of that
Can you see the big work in that??
It looked really cute on her

♥ ♥ ♥

Then to end this long picture post, with a cute pic of my two Pete's



Off to get some stitching done, have a great evening all

I wanna thank everyone for visiting my blog and especially everyone who leaves a comment!!
 I love reading them!!
 ♥ Have a great day ♥