El hada de papel. Many lovely craft ideas. Like this yard stick for the kids. Made from a piece of cardboard and a free Ikea measuring tape. Good for us, because N wants to be measured pretty often to see whether she's grown. It's a big thing when you're the smallest in the class...
this crochet alfabet tutorial a while ago. First try is a name-bunting for J's friend Jip. Would also be a nice gift over the mail for a newborn though.
really nice (pattern), but not mine. Must be the different types of t-shirt yarn, too heavy. Cat wanted out immediately. I can relate. So I unravelled the thing and now I'm making two baskets out of the same yarn. Hope those will be accepted.
this simple pattern. The daughter didn't like the colours at first, but when she looked at herself, with the hat, on in the mirror, she decided it was actually pretty cute.
Drents Museum in Assen. Our eldest daughter was very keen on visiting the temporary mummy exhibition. That, as well as the rest of the museum (and also the new extension by architect Erick van Egeraat) was very nice. After a quick lunch we drove to Borger, to the Hunebed center (designed by Aldo and Hannie van Eyck). It is built next to the largest Megalith in our country. Pretty impressive. Just as I remembered, because I was about the same age as our youngest when I visited this place for the first time. And there are many more megaliths in the area. Well worth a long drive!
this summer course in illustration, I enrolled right away. I am looking forward to a whole week of working on my illustration skills. Till then I like drawing these slightly awkward looking girls. And carved a stamp from one of them.
waffle stitch from memory. Turned out quite nice, but no waffles. And actually a bit firm for a dish cloth. Then I tried this simple tutorial. Perfect. Some light blue tabs with white (shirt) buttons to freshen up the colours and the dish cloths are finished.
this delicious dish of stuffed vegetables, alle of sudden, brought back a lot of memories. One summer, my friend Danielle and I travelled by boat from Brindisi (Italy) to Patras (Greece). We went to a very small camping to spend our first night in the country. And since we were the only visitors, the owners invited us to share a meal. Mmm... Afterwards I have tried to reproduce that amazing taste several times. I think the recipe of Tessa Kiros comes closest to the experience, having dinner under the olive trees. Try!