Sunday, July 24, 2016

Zoo Visit

We're on vacation in our own country, at De Hoge Veluwe to be specific, and have done a lot of activities and sightseeing, but due to heavy rainfall this morning we had something to find that would keep us dry. So we went to a zoo, which is always a good choice in my opinion, not too far away from the place we rent a little vacation house. 


We saw some not so handsome water creatures






And some animals who love to stay near the water






Lazy cats





And a lot of other great mammals









And this hilarious mandril!


Friday, July 22, 2016

Ankle Bracelets

Just a simple and fast little project: ankle bracelets!




A while ago we had King's Day in The Netherlands and my little daughters made earrings and bracelets to sell. A friend suggested to make ankle bracelets, too, for summer, so my daughters each made one, but thought it to much trouble and now we have a lot of little pendants and shells left. I used some to crochet ankle bracelets for myself. Just in time for summer!

I saw this idea at someone's Etsy shop, but don't know where anymore.  

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My Girly Bags were featured again, this time by The Cottage Market!

 
Thank you very much, Andrea!

And my other bag, the Faux Wayuu Mochila is featured too, by Pieced Pastimes and by Creative Jewish Mom.


Thanks, Suzanne and Sara!

Wanted #30

Ribbon Skirt Marche by Lena Hoschek

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Teacher's Day

This week was the last week before summer vacation starts and traditionally the birthdays of the kindergarten school teachers are celebrated in this week (even when their birthdays are in january or something). It's actually a Teacher's Appreciation Day in disguise. This is the last year we can celebrate, because my youngest will start at elementary school after summer vacation. Beside the presents the kids give all together, my daughter wanted to make a bracelet by herself for her teacher. And it had to be blue, because that's her teacher's favorite color, thus...


I had to make a heart, to embellish the little packet, and a card. She had it all exactly in mind. 



We made a confetti card, a simple white card with handlettering, wrapped in transparant foil and filled with punched hearts.

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My Crochet Necklace was featured by Scrapality!



Thank you, Andrea!

And my Mandala was featured again, by Moogly this time!


Thank you, Tamara!

Friday, July 15, 2016

Faux Wayuu Mochila

One of my friends asked if I can make her a Wayuu Mochila (mochila being Spanish for bag) for her birthday. The Wayuu are Indians living in South America, in Venezuela and Colombia to be specific, so no, as a girl from The Netherlands I can't make her a Wayuu Mochila, but yes, I can make her a Dutch mochila. To practice a bit, I first made this one for myself, so the one I make for my friend hopefully will not have the little faults this one has.




 www.betweennapsontheporch.net

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My Girly Bags were featured by Embracing Change and Creative Crochet Workshop this week!!


Thank you so much, Stacey and Joanita!!

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