Monday, December 28, 2015

Fire Work

Today I started to make some decoration for New Years Eve. I've made this star before, but the idea to give it more resemblance with a fire rocket, I got from @kikalite.

Friday, December 25, 2015

The Cat Hat

Made some Gingerbread Houses with my little girls and their friends.
I don't think I will do this again; what a huge amount of work! The dough had to be made the day prior to use. On the day itself I had to get up early to bake all the houses, one at a time, so it took a couple of hours to finish them all four. Then I had to melt sugar and glue the houses together. Still have some blisters from burning my fingers. After that we needed icing to glue the sweets on the houses. Only from then on the girls could do the rest. Next time I will buy ready made houses.



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Other news: youngest has a Bunny Hat, then oldest has to have a Cat Hat.

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My Little Mascot was featured by Scrapality and by USS Crafty!!


Thank you, Andrea and Tonna!

Wanted #52

Pencil Skirt with Pockets by Miss Candyfloss

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Paper Tree Ornaments

On Pinterest I saw these paper tree ornaments and garlands. Super cheap and very simple, but I just love the combination of the brown of the rough cardboard and the white of the chalkpaint.








Friday, December 18, 2015

Little Mascot

A T-shirt designer my sister in law is working for, wanted to have a knitted mascot, looking like herself, and asked around if someone could make one for her. I can knit, but it isn't an extraordinary skill I have. I can do much better if I can make a crocheted mascot. The designer was alright with that. Knitting, crochet, it's pretty much the same for most people, I guess, so I made up a little pattern. I didn't get much restrictions, it just had to have brown, curly hair, glasses, a gray shirt and a red skirt, so here she is!


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My Window Painting was featured by The Cottage Market and by Scrapality!!


Thanks, Andrea and Andrea!

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And my Alternative Christmas Tree was featured by Crafts a la Mode, by The Crafting Nook and by Across the Blvd!

 
Thank you, Linda, Cami and Beverly&Gloria!

Wanted #51 The X-mas Edition

Walkjacke Gwendolin by Julia Trentini

Biennale Skirt Cherry by Lena Hoschek

Boatneck Top Lapis by King Louie

Boots by Sendra

Sun Glasses by Jeepers Peepers
Pink Rose Bud Hairclip by Pearls & Swine
Peacock Dress by Trashy Diva
Cocktail Pumps by Lena Hoschek

Balconnet BH by Lena Hoschek via Palmers
Pina Colada Earrings by Doodad and Fandango

Saturday, December 12, 2015

Polymer Clay Tree Ornaments

For my DIY X-mas Tree I made some clay ornaments with embroidery. 

From some left over white clay I made little stars for the kitchen lantern, which gets custom made decorations every season or holiday. 



Monday, December 7, 2015

Window Painting

As a welcome sign to friends (the only one's who come in to our back door, in the kitchen) I painted this on the window.

First I drew a circle on the outside window, with a little help from a plate, so I had an idea where to paint on the inside window to get a nice wreath-like drawing. Then I started writing letters and drawing stars, snow flakes and holly leaves on the inside window. I drew something off the cuff, but you could also use a printable, stick it to the outside window and trace it on the inside window.

Very simple project with nice result!

I found this idea here.


I also did a window with X-mas ornaments.

 

 And some transparant glass tree ornaments.



Saturday, December 5, 2015

Heerlijk avondje is gekomen

For the Dutchies: Fijn Heerlijk Avondje!!

Simple recipe for Pepernotencake: 

What you need:
Instant Cakemix
Ingredients named on box of Instant Cakemix (usually butter, sugar, eggs, milk)
Big hand full of Pepernoten
4 el Koek- en Speculaaskruiden

What you do:
Preheat oven at 160 degrees Celsius
Mix all ingredients named on the box plus koek- en speculaaskruiden
Add the pepernoten and mix gently through the batter
Bake for about 70 minutes



 The little saucer I inherited from my grandmother (just wanted to show something from her). 

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This is what I made with my daughter to pack the little present she had for her classmate for Sinterklaas. It's called 'De surprise' around here.

 
Not very original, because all the boys in the class of my daughter play soccer, so there were made lots of 'surprises' that had anything to do with soccer.
When my daughter told me she wanted to make a football, I thought 'Oke, that's easy and not too time consuming'.
Wrong, totally wrong thought. Making the ball wasn't very difficult, with a balloon and paper mache. Drawing the sides on the other hand, took centuries. Who knew a football always has 32 sides, namely 12 pentagons and 20 hexagons? I didn't. And that there's a formula to calculate the size of each side's edge, did you know that? No, I didn't either. And that it's nerve wrecking to paint the sides in a way they more or less all have the same size on a not perfect sphere (because made of balloon and paper mache)? Well, I know it now. Many times I wanted to kick the ball in a way Messi never could have matched up to, but after a fifth attempt I thought it was enough. It will be torn apart anyway to get the present out. What you see here, is its good side (on the backside is a dent where there was a piece cut out to place the present inside and was covered again with paper macher). So, my free tip for today: try your very, very best to change your childs mind if she wants you to make a football.  

The Ginger Head Cat

My daughter desperately wanted this little cat, so of course I immediately dropped the X-mas ornaments I'm working on at the moment and started right away (ha!). 


I just love his little upside down heart bead nose!

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