Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Dia de los Muertos

Even more than Halloween decorations I like the sugar skulls of Dia de los Muertos! Dia de los Muertos comes right after Halloween, 1st and 2nd of November. 
On my favorite all-things-paper blog, The Paper Matrix, they featured a very beautiful sugar skull. The original design is a sort of ornament, but after cutting the different layers of papers I sticked them all together to make it 2-dimensional instead of 3. This is the result. Love it!



Last week I asked for recommendations on horror movies. Here's my list for you:

The Conjuring

Grave Encounters

The Exorcism of Emily Rose

World War Z

The Woman in Black

The Descent
Drag Me to Hell

The Dead

And still: if you know some good Horror Movies, please tell me!

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Sweater of Many Colors

The local craftstore here is filled with wools and yarns for the winter for some weeks now and I couldn't stand temptation any longer. I'm not really into knitting, because to make a really nice sweater usually takes longer than I like, but after seeing these cabinets full of wool in all colors I searched for a pattern for my littlest daughter (to be done sooner). And here it is, the first sweater of this year's season!

And yes, you've guessed it: I love Dolly P.!


This week my BOO!! pillow for Halloween is featured by Busy Fingers, Busy Life and by The Cottage Market! YAY!!

Thanks, Barbara and Andrea!

Busy Fingers, Busy Life 

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

What to wear with...

...my handmade Green Gertie's Pencil Skirt!

Green Pencil Skirt - (Made by Me- this year)
Black Cardigan with Little Stars (King Louie - not recently)
Little Belt with Red Clasp (Primark - last year)
Red Pumps (Funtasma - this year)
Red Clutch (Collectif - not recently)

Another Pencil Skirt from Gertie's Book

A couple of weeks ago I showed you the pencil skirt I made from Gertie's Book for Better Sewing. It was a bit too wide and there where more things I wasn't entirely happy with, so I decided to make another one and ordered new fabric soon after that. And now the new one is finished, so here it is!

Fits perfect this time and I love the green! 

You may think I wear pencil skirts all the time, because in my 'What to wear with...' section I showed pencil skirts most of the time, but no, such isn't the case. Quite the opposite, actually. Since I have to change clothes at work (OR-nurse) I mostly wear easy changable clothes. Easy changeable as in Vans, jeans and hoodie (winter) or T-shirt (summer). The skirts and dresses are for the rest of the days. 


Friday, October 18, 2013

Jogging Pants

My oldest daughter is a real sporty (she didn't inherit it from me) and therefore uses a lot of different sports clothes in a week. So... I made jogging pants (and am planning on making more). Oh, and yes..., Yara is my daugther's name. The letters and number 1 are iron ons that I bought on the internet.


Thanks, Barbara and Marti!

Busy Fingers, Busy Life   

Wanted #35

Paloma Tiki Leopard Dress by Collectif

Love this Fabric!

Tuesday, October 15, 2013


Finally I started to make some Halloween Decoration! Not that people celebrate Halloween here, in The Netherlands, so it isn't that I'm getting in the mood when I walk around in the neighbourhood, but I really like all the things I see on other blogs and I love the black and orange combination of colors. So, I thought: why not make a pillow. Again. 

The pattern of the little ghosts is designed by Theresa Richardson and you can find it at Stylish Crochet. There are other patterns (witch or cat), too.

Another thing I really love is horror movies. And around Halloween there are releashed a lot of new horror movies. Any recommendations?



Something else: my Fall Whoopie Cakes are featured by The Foley Fam Unedited and by The Cottage Market!

Thanks, Kristine and Andrea!


My Crochet Pillow with the Cross Stitch Rose is featured by Creative Jewish Mom!

Thank you!!

Friday, October 11, 2013

Baby Presents

Last month my friend has delivered a cute baby girl. This is how I packed the presents, to make it look a bit more attractive than just bunch of presents in a bag. 

And this is what was in the presents:

Baby Pyramid Toy

Pastel Ripple Blanket
Besides the home made presents I bought some baby clothes, socks and a piggy bank.



Something else: if you like vintage, sewing and bullet bras, then go to Brittany's site 
Va-Voom Vintage for a sew along!

Va-Voom Bullet Bra Sew-Along

Wanted #34

Renee by Miss L Fire
Warm ├índ Good Looking 
Winter Shoes

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Friday, October 4, 2013

Crochet Pillow with Cross Stitch Rose

A couple of weeks ago I crocheted a pillow cover saying the words Sweet Home Sweet, as you may have seen. I found the idea at The Purl Bee and liked the idea of cross stitching on something that's crocheted so much, that I tried another pillow. I used the same stitch (it's made of only single crochets) to create the same netting like pattern to cross stitch on and after that searched for a Rose Pattern. This how it turned out. Pretty nice, I think!

The Rose Pattern is made by Lidewijs Engels


My Lemonscrub was featured by Busy Fingers, Busy Life!

Thanks, Barbara!

Busy Fingers, Busy Life

Wanted #33

Cynthia Doll Dress by Collectif

Beautiful Dress!

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Fall Whoopie Cakes

Although I really like summer also, I really love the start of fall. The sunny days  you still have in september, the light, the smell of moist and rotten leaves in the morning, the glistening spiderwebs, the orange and burgundy colors, and most of all the apple, nuts and pumpkin recipes that pop up everywhere. 

I found the most delicious recipes for pumpkin whoopie cakes filled with buttercream at Shopgirl. I changed the recipe somewhat to my likes and to what's in store here in The Netherlands.

What you need:
* cakemix
* ingredients that are mentioned on your cakemix box (eggs, butter, etc)
* 1/2 box of frozen pumpkin
* tablespoon speculaas spices (mix of nutmeg, cinnamon, ginger)
* 50 grams of icing sugar
* 100 grams cream cheese
* 50 grams of unsalted butter

Preheat oven at 200 degrees Celsius.

Defrost and mash the pumpkin. Proces the cakemix as told on the box and mix one tablespoon of speculaas spices and the mashed pumpkin through the batter.

Cover the baking tin with baking paper and with a spoon make little mountains of batter on the paper sheath. Bake for about 15 minutes.

Mix cream cheese, sugar and butter together until smooth. Take two cakes, put some cream cheese filling between them and press together.

And then: EAT!

The enormous pine apple is found by my friend in France and the Crochet Cat Pumpkin is made by me last year.


I was featured again!! This time by Who Needs A Cape?. They featured my Cowgirl Gilet.

Thanks, Bevin!

Who Needs a Cape?  Linky


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