Please don't use any pictures of Noah and Kira with out my authorization

dinsdag 24 februari 2015

Sunshine the best medicine for us

Hi all,
How are you?

I'm getting better, last weekend I got a bad bad stumach flue. Ow my, what was I sick..
Lost a lot of weight again, slowly getting back on track, and the lovely sunshine is helping a lot.

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Last week the kids had vacation, we had lovely weather so could do a lot of fun things.
I made a little collage for you 
As you can see all the sunshine we had..
There where also day's with rain, but we found enough activities to do, like painting, crafting, cooking. Not far from here one morning was organished that the kids could play, in a gymschool, what a fun they had.
For the cooking pieces!
 our favorite.... Carrot cake
and look-pie.. but I almost the only one with Kira who likes it.. hihi

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As it was such great weather, it was really time to clean out the mess in the garden front and back.
And plant some Spring flowers
We also went gardenstore and bought some new plants.. 
See both kiddos lying on the hammock, and what about the big fish??
See the succulent plant in the middle? so funny the colors on it
Kids both wanted to buy something too.
Noah choose a blue Hydrangea, Kira's plant is inside ( on the next collage to see).
I also put Noah greenhouse in his place, he got it for his birthday last year, as you can see we planted some seeds, it what he likes so much.
They are in our back window, already getting out of there seeds.
next time I will take a picture, every day new seeds come out.. so fun to watch.

But also inside we put it all in Spring style
Kira's plant.. a pink one.. lol.. 
she wanted it on her kitchen in the living, so there it is.
2 days later, two of those pic;s looked like this
isn't this giving you a smile??
I need to craft something for on that bench, but it will get there!

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I also still have the pictures off the orchid plant in my living

These are already dead,. I was just in time with my picture.
I'm still so in love with these.. hope next years it will give me more flowers, I will talk to it every day

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I totally forgot to take a pic of my Soda stitch, that's for the next post.
But I do crochet a big big Lalylala..
And big means BIG
After to finished above piece, I needed to order new yarn, Ordered 5 more yarn.
Still not enough, but it's a doll.
It needs to be a bunny, the free MOD  Rita the Rabbit from the lalylala serie, you can find on her site
In a while when I order yarn, I will order 2 more for this bunny... but first I have so many other projects.. and I like her how she is already.

Talking about my next project.. 

a sneak peak..

Kira is helping me stuffing it, she always helps me with that

I see it's almost midnight.. =)))
Time to go to bed..

Have  a great week.. hope you all will have lovely sun..
Just heard some big big hailstones drop.. ow my what a noise


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

zondag 15 februari 2015

How many hours are there in a day??

I can tell you .

Since both kids are at school, I thought I would have more time, to craft to do things for my self.
BUT..... it looks like that the days are getting shorter by the week..
I really have no idea where the time is these day's.
And i see my mail getting fuller and my blogloving list getting longer for reading (sorry, will be working on that this week)

That's why I don't have a real crafting update. but do have some great things to show you.

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First let's start with Noah.
From school they got a note last year who like to enter the school swimming championship.
And as Noah's loves competitions, he signed in.
2 weeks ago it was the day
Noah had a awesome time

As he was the youngest and the smallest he ended last for his class group, but with a big smile, and a very very proud mommy and daddy 
From the girls he was 3th ... hihihi  ( they made a mistake, though he was a girl, so for 10 secondes he stood on the podium)

But the team he was swimming in ended 2nd so in 2 months there are provincial school swim championship, he can swim again.
The men who organist from our school told before that he wasn't looking at who is the fasted for selecting the teams, I think that is so cool, now other kids like Noah also have a change. He can't wait to swim the next time.

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At the moment it's Carnaval here.
And Friday at school they also celebrated.
I had a easy sewing year. Noah wanted to wear his Starwars outfor from last year, and Kira her Elsa costume for her birthday.

♥ This is how my two pretty kids where dressed to school ♥
So handsome ;)))
Noah ready to fight, Kira shooting ice ♥

And as cherry on the cake, Kira won being the most best dresses girl of the WHOLE school
And as smart Noah told me...: Mommy Kira won, so I also won, I'm her brother ... ( melt melt)

They both had the best morning, and after it vacation..
How fun to be a kid ♥

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Last week I baked Bolussen, Its a real treat from the part I live in the Netherlands.
In our dialect we call them Jikkemien.
It's made with a special bread dough and brown sugar and cinnemon.
It's the second time I made these ( first was about 8 years ago)
And not the last..
So yummy

Also love to bake with puff pastry
 Stuffed a few with chocolate, and a few with bacon and cheese

Yesterday made the same but them with croissant dough .. Even more yummy..
But forgot to take a picture

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Last thursday I went with my sweet friend Petra to a big craft fair.
She had giving me the cards for my bitthday last year.. so sweet
It was a long drive for me, but I had a awesome day.
Here a collage of  a bit we saw
Most of all we saw yarn yarn yarn and felt.
I saw so many beautifull things.
And in my mind so many beautifull projects..
So I hope I can find the time back.. because I wanne start making some of those idea's.

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The piece I have been working on a lot the past weeks was the shrug for my colleague.
Can you remmber I finished it last year??.
It was a bit to small so I finished it bigger now, and she asked me to put letters on a crochet hat she made.
Also finished.

So on to the next project .....

I'm ending this post to pick up my crochet neeldes, and maybe my stitching needles..
Who knows... the evening is still young..

Have a great vacation!!
I only have to work tomorrow and next weekend the rest I'm off doing great things with the kids

bye bye
( p.s. this doll is next on my to-do-list..hihi♥)

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

donderdag 5 februari 2015

Valentine crafts, and a stitching update

Hi lady's and Gentlemen!

Are you having a white world also ?
Here they don't know what they want in the sky.. one moment it's white, next the rain let it al disaper again, and 20 minutes later it's all white again..
That was also on Monday.
I brought the kids to school, on our bike's ( forgot to look what the weather men would say).
Then I went to my physiotherapist, for treatment and fitness, after 45 minutes I look outside big big snowflakes where falling, many and coming hard down..

Ow my, I'm on my bike, the kids too... but also YEAH!!! snow again
( you know me I LOVE SNOW !!!!)

Pic was made inside at the physiotherapist.
I went home by foot, with my bike in my hand, while talking outside, I got all white and cold, so fast to home, warm shower, warm clothing, and I surprises the kids to get them from school with the slide.
Can you Imagine that they where thrilled and very happy
The two pic's on the left are from the morning, the playground I walked by, and one of my backyard.

The middle of the kids getting home from school. You can see the snow was already melting ( 2 hour after it started snowing, it was +2 gedrees, to hot for the snow). we got some more snow that day, and rain and sun.
At the end of the day, it looked on the street more like the picture on the right.

The day after I wanted to go skating.
Crazy me, but I thought the roads where clean..
Indeed.. but when I got at the dike the messy snow was frozen to the ground.
I can tell you trying to ice skate with inline skates a BIG NO NO 
So I turned back... but still got 7 km that morning..

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Are you all getting a big warm blanket already??
NO???? start crocheting one then.. you need it.. hihi
I will stop talking about the cold snow, and show you some Valentine crafts I made to decoate my living =)))

I started with my wreath.

I found some great inspiration on Pinterest and some patterns, and this is what I made of it..
Simple but sweet!!

From some older crafts I decorated more
 Cute felted Valentine doll, and stitched pillow

And a Lizzie Kate with Fladder my cute crochet doll from last year!!
See the little snowdrops?
My Orchid had lost all his blooms, and putting it back in my back window I saw this one, getting in bloom..

We will wait and see fot it..
Tommorow I need to really make a picture of a other Orchid in bloom..

Then in my side window I put some old and new craft
Looking beautifull right??
This bench and doll, are older crafts.. I lost the letter L from LOVE.. need to look for it, or make a new one. Made both few years ago.
But the red and white is new
 The candles also from inspiration from Pinterest ( so addictive).
I bought new candles, some yarn around them, and pin a crochet heart on it.

The doll is made without a pattern..
I love crochet dolls.. Pinned many, this is one of my favorite, I started making it looking a lot to the picture..
It's not the same as the picture, but it looks pretty my Valentine doll..!!

Made a little mistake with the eyes.. Eyes on doll's do so much... so for the next time, I put them a bit lower, and more to the middle. For now very happy and proud on it!

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Then it was time to take out a WIP from my box from last year.
The beautifull piece from Soda Stitch.
I'm working on page 1, left above..
I'm working backworths.. started at page 4 ending at page 1..
( BLONDddddd)

Making the boy and girl, happy the stitching some other colors then all the grey..
The clothing of teh boy and girl where made in a evening.. so maybe soon it's finshed.

 I'm very happy I got it out of the box.. I wanne finish it soon.
To beautifull to put in a box.
I only saw only the some backstitches where made with teh wrong color, so needed to frog it.
Soon another update.

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This morning we woke up and looked outside..
White again..
Again not much, be enough to feel JOY
So I took the slide, hurry up with the kids, and went to shool on the slide

See the happy faces??
To bad it was not enough snow. So it was very heavy to pull teh slide. It was good that after I brought the kids to school I had a appointement with my physiotherapist. :P

All fingers crossed, tomorrow morning I need to drive north all alone, so let's hope the sky is thinking of me and saving the snow and freezing till tomorrow night, so I can get safely to the north and back to the south again.. hihihi

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