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maandag 31 maart 2014

A weekend with lot of fun, but also not so

As it's the last day of the month, we begin with showing the progress of the beautifull piece of the SAL Jingles that I'm doing with Rita, and so many others!!

Here you can see the parts of January, February and March. They are looking so great. I'm totally back on schedule. I'm so happy with it.
It looks so great isn't??


I was telling you about the great weather past weekend!!

It was also because we would go away on family weekend with Dh's father and family.
We had a great time.
Kids had a blast, playing with grandpa and grandma, there nephew and two uncle's
I made a little collage of it all
Doesn't that looks fun!!!
Mini-disco, swimmingpool and a big playground

We had awesome weather!!
Still are having, and I hope it keeps that way!!!

Kids where tired so tired
Here we just got home
They slept all the way in the car back, en even still when we got home.. Noah just woke-up before this pic!!
Can you see the big cuddle with Sausage from Kira =))


The not so fun part started Friday morning at 5.00 a clock the morning that we would pack and drive off.
I wake-up with a terrible pain, I gave DH a big scare, including myself.
The pain was so much, I was getting in panic we called the doctor and my physiotherapist.
I needed to wait, because it happend all very early.
I could only lie very still, no moving, no talking nothing.. and for those who know me.. that VERY HARD TO DO

At 9.00 a clock my physiotherapist came, and Dh just got some morphine from the doctor.
It looked like it got better, so we packed and went away to the weekend off.

But the morphine was only working for to short of a time, and the bad pain attacks got even worse
Went to the hospital there and got some better morphine, and other medication also..
hihi I can smile, walk funny, talk funny.. you name it I do it.. (oke not all but more then the day before) I don't feel the pain anymore!!

I have a bad muscle spasm in my neck. ;((((
We got back a day earlier ( dh didn't wanted to stay with me like this, reither be at home), so this morning whent to a double appointment to my physiotherapist, the good news is, it's getting better.. the bad news is it can take over 2 weeks still..
Tomorrow I should have worked in the night shift  for 5 days, I don't think that is going to happen.
I walk funny, can't think straight, can't ride my bike, may not drive my car, sleep a lot.. REALLY a lot.( that's the only good thing about this). so for now, I see my kids (only can't play much with them to bad), house and the sun(thankfully) very much!!

Crafting??? what is that??? I can't do that too..
So what do you think how it it for a craft addict to not craft for 5 days??? it's even more pain.. hihi

But enough about the bad things..


I have a fun picture to show you..
They are both made on the same day! =))
Can you see the difference????
It's not the clothing.. first was with neat clothing, second with play clothing
Can you see how a proud mommy I am???

She just turned 3 years and already riding her bike with only 2 weels..
She is loving it so much..

I made her a promisse, that when she can totally do it alone, also start and stop, she get's a cool helmet like her brorther..
She really wants that!!!

So I need to take some new morphine now, and the sleep will came!!
have a great day/night all!!
Have a great April fool

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

donderdag 27 maart 2014

♥*♥ SMILE ♥*♥

It's time too smile!!
Tomorrow, we will have real SPRING weather.
The whole weekend, if will be warm and sunny.
Enough reasons to smile!!

I made a big progress on my Jingles
February piece Cheer is all done!!
Monday I will post, I hope also a finished NOEL.
I like it still so much!!


Then today my mailbox made a big boom.
And what did a found???
A little package from Portugal again =)))))))
What would it be????
2 other Jingles patterns.
Isn't that AWESOME.

Dear Rita, you awesomely sweet!!
Thank you sweetie


I'm also stil working on some Easter crochet crafts
Making a big piece, and trying out all little patterns!!
 Up will be a big big Easter bunny

Aren't those cute???
I'm going to look for more cute patterns to try out!!


As we are having a awesomely SPRING weekend, I hope you all will have a great weekend, with lovely weather too!!
Have fun and craft like crazy!
I will try it

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

maandag 24 maart 2014

Lovely Lambs by Joan Elliot!

It's Spring and it's finished!! ♥

Today we should have had rain, but i only saw sun!!

Let's hope more day's will come like that, My garden back and front are done. Flowers are getting in bloom more and more, we play in it, look at it..
All by all, real Spring time

That need the new piece Lovely lambs by Joan Elliot
I'm still thinking Pinkeep or Flatfold, and how and what.. but it will come!!
Aren't those little lambs cute!! and the ladybugs.. I love it so much!!
It was a very fun project to work on, with real Spring colors


I found a cute easter crochet pattern last year I pinned it

So this year could fins it easy, and make it..
It's a start.. wanne make more!!

Here you can find the pattern, it's Dutch, if you wanne make it and don't understand it, let me know I will help. I made a start on teh sheep, but I don't like my piece.. thinking about it still!!
Isn't it a cutie-pie???




I will end with a Springy flower!!
♥Have a crafty evening♥

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

dinsdag 18 maart 2014

°• Stitching - Spring versus X-mas •°

Spring versus X-mas, sounds a bit like Europe versus USA..
It's the same.

Hope you hanging in with all that snow.
Maybe this will be a bit of a happy thought for all you who are stuck in the snow.
I so love the cartoons, the songs, the girls, really everything about this movie
Disney - Frozen

°• ♥ •°

Then for my stitching part.
I have been working a bit on my LK  JINGLES SAL
Really love the fabric, the colors, the way how it looks.
It's been much counting.
Learning new things is fun, and doing it with friends is even more fun.
Here you can see all the colors pop up good.
Isn't it beautifull =)))

°• ♥ •°

Then I wanted to make a cute Spring design.
By seeing the adorable alphabet pattern by Joan Elliot in the latest The world  of Cross Stitch I fell in love right away.
I saw on Facebook a part of somewone who was stitching it.
I wanted to do the same!!
Here is my progress
Look at that sheeps, the colors, the cute cute cute LADYBUGS!!! and all the flowers and butterfly's.
♥ It's perfect ♥
A reall Spring design

I'm going to do some stitching, kids are playing with friends and hubby is cooking for us..
So have a great week, see you soon =D

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

vrijdag 14 maart 2014

~ Spring is still here ~

For the whole week we still had Spring.
For this weekend they say a bit of rain, and next week not that beautifull anymore, but for now it's really awesome.

We are enjoying it so much...
Yesterday went with Kira to my favorite garden center, I still had some gift vouchers 
( not anymore now.. lol)

♥ We had awesome time. ♥
It's a very beautifull garden centrum as you see at the above pic =)))

Kira wanted to try out all the sitting and lying pieces...
We had fun..
And I found new inspiration for many more wreaths.


I got some flowers for the garden, and Kira found a big ladybug to put in the garden
Also got it in my head to be painting some tray's and my apple crate.
I have been working so much in the garden, awesome with this weather.
I only have to cut 2 more tree's and sowing some plants then back-garden is finished.
But for the front-garden I need some rain, the ground is to hard


With March being here, I fell totally in love with sheeps..
So crafting sheeps.
The first are finished
 In a painted try with a lovely spring flower
In the package was enough to make another sheep, or maybe 2, so will make more.


And working on a new piece
Can you guess what it is??
Enjoy the weather, hope that in the USA the snow is melting and not new is falling, I;m sending many sunshines

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

donderdag 13 maart 2014

°•♥ I'm a auntie again ♥•°

Waking up and seeing a mail you will be a aunty very soon.
What to you think about that??
Last Friday that happend.
I got a awesome cute mail from my sweet friend Nia
Valérie and I talked about it, we where so nervous.
It was feeling like we where waiting in the waiting room of the hospital
Fast we went putting the last pieces together of our Voldemort Sal.
It's a name we called the secrect project for Nia's baby boy
(she doesn't like that name.. hihi ;))

 And now it's really time to get blue 
I'm blue da ba dee da ba dye da ba dee da ba dye da ba dee da ba dye
°•♥ Little Lourenço has born ♥•°

Sweet Nia and Rui, from the Netherlands 
congratulation on the birth of your sweet little boy.
He will be the joy of your life
The long wait is over 
The little angel has come
A little one has joined you both
How happy you must be
It was great when there where two of you
But even better now there a three
°•♥ Little Lourenço ♥•°

Ten tiny little fingers that always wanne play,
That never would stop exploring the wonders of today
Ten tiny little fingers that from the very start,
That will reach out for tomorrow,
yet always hold your heart
Enjoy this new page in your book!!
Take you time to rest, learn many new skills.
Let the day's be filled with love, hugs and sweet kisses

And Little Lourenço remember:

Have a good sleep little boy
Hugs&Kisses from Big from Noah♥ and Kira♥

dinsdag 11 maart 2014

Craft teacher on school !!

Last year in November Noah's teacher came to me, asking if I would like it to help the kids learning to craft.
On school there is no room/time anymore that kids learn it from teachers 

It did when I was little, but nower days, it's gone.

I like that very much..
But what to make.. the kids are 4-5-6 years old.
And I have 45 minutes the time.

It's ones a months.
The first time was with Sinterklaas.
So wanted to make something for it.
At that point my favorite felt designer made a tutorial on her blog.
I made it and tryed it with Noah, Kira en neighbor girl.
This is the results
(Left one is mine)
I changed the materials, because on school they don't have much.

The kids liked it so much!!
And here how the kids on school did it

Normally I get 4 kids, but she asked if I could do 7, and another mom would help me then.
Kids loved it so much..


Then in February ( January I forgot it ;(( ) they where working about the body and the teacher asked if I could do something with it
This is what I thought
A simple gingerbread body and then make it in to a person
Now I got this time a lot of crafty kids who liked it very much.. look at this

Isn't that great???
We have a bride, two boys and a girl

They had a lot of fun again.


Today was it again, and now they are working about Spring and flowers.
I got some balls of leftover yarn from a neighbor.. GREAT because I have not a real budget to buy things, till now used materials of my own, or what they have on school (not much)

I thought to try and learn the kids finger crochet...
It was fun.. hard but fun.

This time I had a 3 boys and 1 girl.

3 where saying "I can't do that" and another one didn't liked it..
But with many help we started, here a picture the teachers made of me learning it the girl

See all the yarn.. we can do it more often.

Curious of the end results??
here it is.. a flower with finger crochet

The red rose was my model (it's now a gift fo the neidhbor girl she liked it so much).

The other 4 where made by the kids..

How crafty are kids????... 

It's not always what they like to do, but they do it..!!
Already thinking of what to make the next time!!

♥ * ♥

What do you all think of my header??
It's still real SPRING-weather, but I;m afraid not for long.
We life outside.. eat outside..
my garden is getting so beautifull

♥ * ♥

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

donderdag 6 maart 2014

:( Frogs and Spring ♥

Thank you all for your lovely comment on my SAL Jingles piece.
I was stitching and stitching and stitching.. and then I found out I made a mistake.. but where????

Look at how far I got, but the snowmen, had no more room on the left.
I was counting, and counting, but could not find why :(((

Mailed with Nia and Rita, and then I saw it..
On the charts there are around the piece empty squares, that you don't need to count, and I did..

So I frog, frogged,was frogging some more..
I saw so many frogs.... :(((

You see where the stitches where??? :(((
So and then, start again.. but where.. I really had no idea..
There is also a count mistake in teh Cheer chart's it's not 56 high, but 55.

After founding that out I started again..
And look at this =))))))
( this is a good one for teh colors)

Then I also had another problem, Kira was coloring with markers next to me ( so much fun), and I wasn't paying attention, so I put my fabric on a marker, one big blue stain in my beautifull fabric..

But after washing it with special stuff, it was gone..


How is the weather around our globe???
Here it's Spring!!!!

I have a beautifull collage for you!!

We went bike riding to the dike, walking in the polder, looking for ladybugs..
Isn't that awesome, that we have this weather, while we are having vacation ( kids, not me)
This afternoon, I wanted to try and be creative in the garden..
♥ It worked ♥

I maked wreath out of branches
First I need to cute a little tree
and then braid the branches, I only use the branches, nothing else to put it togheter
The big round one, I made first, then the little round one, and I also wanted to try a heart shape.
It worked for me!!

Then I had some daffodils.
So what will I do..
 I got some idea's..

My garden and living-room are getting in too SPRING-style
...... ♥ TADA ♥ .....

I love it so much!!!
The left pic, the big round wreath hang next to my front-door.. I knotted with branches the daffodils on it, and put some robe to attacht it.

Then right above, in my living some daffodils with a few little branches.
And below, I got a wooden apple crate a while back, I hang it and put the two other wreaths in there with the daffodils.
I love it..


Now I need to get some sleep, in a few hours I start my last night shift for this week..
I have the weekend off, and they think it will be 18/19 degrees.. SPRING 

3 more tree's to cut, maybe will make more!!!
Or enjoy the weather.. we will see!!!
Also have a date with my sewing machine.. but when????

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