Sunday, 10 October 2010
For now, I have a great great great new little love!! And his name is Dylan...
Sunday, 22 August 2010
Maybe I'll start a new blog in the future, but for now, a little-big-blogstop is what I need.
Monday, 2 August 2010
However, I do have some ideas to blow some new life into these pages. Hmmm, we'll see.
See you in September, I guess
Thursday, 24 June 2010
It has been an amazing trip, exhausting but fabulous! And now everyday, real life is in full swing.
I'll post some pictures when I get home tonight!
Monday, 7 June 2010
But what I love the most about the families we meet, is the fact that there are a lot of people out there, teaching and educating their kids. Instead of putting their kids in front of the television with a large bag of chips, people really are out there, to learn about stars, waterworks, sealife and everything else our beautiful world has to offer. And that's a sight we don't see everyday. Nowadays, when you watch the commercials, everything seems to revolve around videogames, movies, sugarpacked snacks and never-get-off-your-ass-recliners (sorry for the bad language). Just yet I saw a commercial for a minivan; it showed a wanna-be-hot-momma that showed her new car - ok, so far I can relate - but when the camera shows the backseat, you see 2 toddlers gazing at the optional dvd-screens with headphones on their heads.... Isn't that something....? Now, we don't have kids, but I can guess that driving a long drive with kids can be a pain sometimes. But what happened to the cargames we used to do 20 years ago? What happened to watching (and appreciating) your environment and surroundings? It's like we're getting sooooooooo afraid of 'getting bored' that we need to be stimulated every single minute of the day...
Well, I'm rambling. Sorry 'bout that. I wanted to say that I love that there are still a lot of people who care, and I am happy to notice.
Saturday, 15 May 2010
Hi all! I am playing around with my new phone. It's a HTC Legend and I am really happy with it. It's been my new baby for the past 4 weeks and we're really getting to know each other. But I have to confess that this is my second one. The first got smashed on the floor during a nice family weekend in the ardennes. I only had the thing for 3days... But luckily, insurance covered it and I could buy a new one. After I got home from the store I got my crochethook out and started on a nice sleeve, to prevent any damage to the new one. I winged it, but I think it turned out pretty nice!
Friday, 7 May 2010
I still haven't touched my beads... But I have been knitting and crocheting my pants off! So I have lots of finished stuff to show. Maybe I'll just have to get back blogging.
Yeah, I'll do that.
Wednesday, 7 April 2010
I have dropped all things crafty for now, I haven’t found any energy anywhere and am hoping that it’ll get back to me one way or another. And when all goes well again, I will get my act together and make something. But for now, staring at my beads makes me feel miserable, and that’s not something I want….
Thursday, 11 March 2010
The beads haven't spoken to me in a while, but my time is filled with yarn now. I am crocheting my behind off, and I even picked up some knitting. I took pictures, but they're still on my camera...
Saturday, 27 February 2010
Sunday, 21 February 2010
I am really done with all of this. 2010 is starting to be a very terrible year, and I am having a hard time keeping my head up and go on. I have to tell myself this can not get any worse, that both the nana's got to a very respectfull age, and that their lives have been beautifull. They wouldn't want me to be sad.
But I am.
Thursday, 4 February 2010
So these are Cat's earrings:
Monday, 1 February 2010
1. lots of WIPs, with a high risk of them evolving to UFOs..
2. late nights up and awake trying to finish something I want to wear the next day..
3. evenings spend at my laptop, ending in feeling guilty, because it makes point 1. more likely to happen..
Now, I tend to shift between these 3 points of risks. I have 3 boxes full of stuff (we'll call them exhibit A) to proove point 1. And every time I sit down to tear them up I get distracted by something else. I guess I will let them be, and only take them apart when I need something from it. It doesn't hurt the beads, and it gives me a little peace of mind, because it's something I can erase from my to-do-list!
About point 2... I went to bed last night at 1 am, because I had. to. finish. this choker:
I crocheted the flowers with a 1.2mm hook, they are under an inch in diameter... I had to start over several times, and didn't allow myself to give up. The flowers are stitched to some lovely pink lace, to make a choker. And I did wear it to work today!
And here we are at point 3. Again another night at the laptop...
Oh well, I am having fun, that's what counts, right?
Wednesday, 27 January 2010
Tuesday, 26 January 2010
I am glad Januari will be over soon. It hasn’t been a very easy month. I hope Short Februari will bring in some fresh excitement, creativity and joy! Yes, we need some Joy! And a wee bit warmer weather would be nice too. If it wasn’t for Sabon’s handcream and body lotion, I would look like the Desert Woman! I adore this cream, bit pricey, but a little goes a long way! And the smell. Ah the smell.. You don’t need any perfume anymore I’ll tell you. But pricey indeed. I am already down to the 4th tube. And although it makes a nice birthday/Christmas/Valentine present, there has got to be a cheaper way to get my hydrationkick.
And then I read Heather’s post on Shivayanaturals. I have got to try this!!! I am going to put it on the TTD list, and hoping to make some time to do this, ‘cause it sounds like an excellent idea!
Friday, 15 January 2010
So, I decided to let it go. Just for now. However, I do need to make a couple of pairs of earrings, before I take a leave of absence from my beads… I hope I can manage to do this.
Maybe a little time off will revive my creativity-bubble. The beads won’t turn bad (at least not worse then they are behaving now), and the studio will remain bead related, I’ll do my crochet on the couch in the livingroom.
This box came in 2 weeks ago. It’s filled with Bamboulene, which is a blend of 50% wool and 50% Bamboo. It’s soft, and the colours are bright! And I am crocheting it into Granny squares, hoping to make a large throw for the bed. But I am telling myself a pillowcase can be nice as well, because a throw might be a little bit too large for a first time crochetproject!
I am starting off with a basic square, maybe I’ll blend in some squares with a more intricate design, but first I’ll have to get some routine!
A little block each day… don’t think I can manage to finish this project before Dull’s birthday (which is March 1st). That would have been awesome!
Thursday, 7 January 2010
When I was little, we always spent our summers at my grandfather's. He lived near the sea, so our vacations there were always a big blast! One of the things I cherish most about these vacations were the family breakfasts we had. We would walk into town early in the morning, to get croissants and rolls. Back at the house we would squeeze some fresh orangejuice, deck the table, and put the kettle on. The 2 things that never failed to be on the table were the newspaper (with the puzzle in progress) and the tea cosy.
I have been searching for a teacosy that would give me the same homy feel as the one at my grandfather's house.
And I believe I did....
Saturday, 2 January 2010
December was a cosy month, but I am very happy the New Year has arrived. Out With The Three, the Clutter and al the ChitChat and let's talk spring! But first we'll have to wish everybody Happy New Year's at work, and the fact that there has been snow falling down last night doesn't help much for the arrival of spring as well....
I hope you all had a lovely old-to-new-night, and I am wishing you the very best for the coming 365 days (or better said, 363, since it's allready the 2nd....)