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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,
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

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 ♥

maandag 17 november 2014

Wanne meet my new little friend??

Hi there,
How are you all? 
Anything special is happing around thh world??
Here my favorite holiday is coming but more about that in the end of this post

First I want you to meet my new little friend, and also from the kids, because they play a lot with her.
I was making 2 things togheter.
The colors looked awesome on one pic

Looking great right?
The beginning of a little girl, and my new skirt

Both are finished.
First the little girl
Isn't she cute??
It's a dutch pattern called Eefje, I give it my own twist, and made her in to a little Angel.
Kira helped me with the details, she made the necklace and the bracelet, and put the beads on the hair flower
She also took her other dolls at her side, they needed to watch it. =)))

Kira named our little doll Fladder, cute name..

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Then the skirt
I love this thread, the color change is so great
(don't look at what's more on the pic, I made a quick picture, and didn't put the bed good, already got a comment about that, when I showed the pic... next time I will look better , or need to find a new pleace for a mirror)
This how it looks on me, the color change, with the light, It really looks like it on the table.
It fit great and sits very comfy... I love it!!!

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Two weeks ago was the big craft fair the Kreadoe, where I go to every year with my MIL.
I made so much photo's, from a few I made a collage
I bought 2 colors of the beautifull crochet yarn on the right.
And ow ow, look at the boat and the other great felt pieces.

Look at the funny pic my MIL made from me in a painting with big lady's. 
( it's a special way of painting, many are making such paintings, you now it??)
The craft fair was in Utrecht, a big site in the middle of the Netherlands.
(it also was in the same building as LEGO-world from a few weeks back)
After the Kreadoe, we always go down town to look for a cute restaurant, we found a little one with many fish dishes.. ( MY FAVORITE!! I love fish)

Look how chic it all looked
It tasted so AMAZING.. really great.. 
Can't wait till next year, we already now a little restaurant...;)))

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Then Saterday was the day that Sinterklaas came with his boat to the Netherlands all the way from Spain.
Every day we see 10 minutes on TV what he is doing, the Pete's getting ready to spoil all the kids.
On the 5th of December is the birthday of Sinterklaas, the day he will give all the kids present.
Most of my followers will now we really love this man and all around it..
I put all my decoration in the living, and made something new but that's for another post.
Look at the kids looking to the TV-show that showed that Sinterklaas came
Every year we buy special things for lunch so the kids really can enjoy this special lunch in front of the TV ( what already was a party)
Look at the yummy carrot - cupcakes
It's a very happy time.!!

Now really need to look at my bloglovin and emails... wayyyyyyy behind.. crafting to much.. hihihi

have 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 ♥