I’m going to see a friend of mine who delivered a little girl about a month ago.
After making the chain of letters for another friend, who was very enthusiastic
about it, I thought about making something like that again.
exactly the same, but kind of. Also made of felt, polymer clay, ribbon and
Last week I started a somewhat larger project
(at least large for me, as it will take a couple of weeks to finish it). I
found the book Twisted Stitches by Phil Davison via my favorite blog of this
moment Feeling Stitchy and am embroidering the Sugar Skull that’s on the cover.
I LOVE sugar skulls! Let's hope it's finished just in time for Dia de los Muertos, november 1st and 2nd.
This week I got an award! Katrin of Me dLux gave me the award. Great honor to
know that someone likes my blog so much she wants to give me an award for it!! But…
I think anyone who takes the time to write a blog and wants to share ideas with
others does deserve this award! So I guess I have to say ‘Thanks, but no thanks’
to the award. Not that I don’t appreciate it, because I certainly do, Katrin!!
I hope you understand…
This week they have Day of the Kindergarten
Teacher, here in The Netherlands, and I didn’t want to give just a box of
chocolate, so I made something to pack it:
It’s made of felt and the embroidery is done
with cotton yarn. I thought it would look nicer than the plastic bag the
chocolate normally comes in. Hopefully the teachers of my youngest will like
Another Important Happening this week is the
school friend birthday party of my oldest daughter. For the earlier party, for
friends and family, I made a piñata of a cat. My daughter wanted another one
for her school friends, a tiger this time, so I started all over again and here
Last week it was my daughter’s birthday and she
finally could treat her classmates. I made chocolate flowers, but to be honest
they didn’t came out my hands as I had them in my head.
First: what I wanted to make where little flower pots with two little flowers and a butterfly, but although I didn't use any baking powder, the cookies came out of the oven way to big, so there was just enough room for one cookie.
Second: I wanted to plant the
flowers in play dough in little terracotta pots, but unfortunately the shop
where they sell the little pots didn’t have enough of them, so I had to turn to
something else. I took cup cake liners
instead, but because the flowers were too big some of them topped over all the time, as the cake
liners weren’t heavy enough to keep them upright. It was much too late to start making other treats, so I had to leave it this way.
All in all not the nice,
great looking project I had in my mind. I guess I don't have any talent for making nice treats, because this isn't my first failure, as you can see here. But.., there’s another chance in January,
when my other daughter has her birthday J ! New round, new chance!
In my post from last week I wrote I wouldn’t post anything autumnish
for the rest of this month, but that was when it still looked like we were in
the middle of the summer here. But now it’s raining, the wind is blowing around
the house and I even saw some leaves falling already, so I guess fall has started here,
too. The weather makes me long for orange, brown and red colored stuff, lots of pumpkin
recipes and most of all Halloween.
My favorite blog at the moment is Feeling Stitchy;
they made me rediscover embroidery. I already found a nice poodle pattern a
couple of weeks ago and yesterday I found an adorable Halloween skull garland.
I stole the skull pattern and made my own style of garland:
Another favorite blog of mine is TheFreelancer’s Fashion Blog and just now The Freelancer has a give away: an
embroidery book! I only know how to make straight stitches and cross stitches,
so hopefully I win this book, so I can extend my not so great embroidery
skills! If you want to give it a try, too, go here.
My oldest daughter,
who thinks about sweets and candy the whole day through, asked me a while ago
if I could make her a skirt with candy sweet hearts on it. I gave it some
thought, but didn’t have a clue how I could make something like that, until I
walked along a little yarn shop with yarn exactly the colors of candy sweet
hearts in their display window. It popped into my head there and then: I could
crochet a skirt…
I’m not really ready for fall yet, because I
adore summer sun way too much, but I love Halloween, so I couldn’t stop myself from
crocheting a cat style jack-o-lantern (or a jack-o-lantern style cat, for that
matter). Just this one pumpkin and then nothing more autumnish for the rest of