Thursday, December 31, 2009

Mission Achieved: Learning How To Knit


Right in time for the end of the year, I mastered the skill of knitting! I have tried to learn how to knit tons of times before, I even blogged about how much I sucked at it. I never seemed to get to hang of it though, until now!



It's still a little bit too right, but it's even, and I learned how to pick up fallen stitches, so no more holes!


So far it's just practice pieces, but maybe I will try a real project soon. Those of you who can knit, what do you suggest for a beginner?

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

DaWanda Wednesday: Mon Bibi

DaWanda is a European based shopping platform for handmade products. Every wednesday I pick one of my favorite DaWanda sellers, and share some of there items with you. This week I picked Mon Bibi, where you can buy the craziest & most gorgeous headpieces!

Visit Mon Bibi for more!

Tuesday, December 29, 2009


The boyfriend and I spent our Christmas money on a Wii! We bought it a little before Christmas, so it brought us a lot of joy over the holidays. The best moment of the week was definitely seeing my parents box each other on Wii Sports. Simply hilarious.

This Wii Remote Soap by Digital Soaps would probably make me try to turn on the shower by pointing it at the tap!

Tikikiki hits the nail on its head, hurting myself playing Wii is is very likely to happen to me. My mom also kept worrying that I would knock over the TV or Christmas tree!


What was your best Christmas gift this year?

Monday, December 28, 2009

Gingerbread Cookies

Gingerbread Cookie Kit

If you don't have time to bake cookies, but you would still like some nice cookies, you can always buy a Gingerbread Cookie Decorating Kit! This is exactly what I did. I had no idea if they would taste good, but I just felt like decorating some cookies for Christmas.

Decortating Cookies

Decortating Cookies

The kit came with cookies and this really gross looking frosting. I added some sprinkles and little silver balls, and ended up with this...

Decortating Cookies

Decortating Cookies

Decortating Cookies

Decortating Cookies

Decortating Cookies

As you can see, I lack cookie decorating skills! I heard they tasted good though, so that's at least something. Too bad I can't take credit for that!

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Cute Craftster Of The Week: Maluhia Designs

You can find lots and lots of cuteness over at Maluhia Designs. She knows where to find cute fabrics, and has the sewing skills, so you won't be dissapointed when having a look at her shop.

Visit Maluhia Designs for more Kawaii goodies!

Friday, December 25, 2009

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas everyone! I hope you will all have a great day with family & loved ones.

Nativity Scene

This is our nativity scene. We have had it since I was a kid, and Baby Jesus has gone through a lot over the years. First of all, my parents got rid of the glue holding the figures in place, so we could play with them. Play with them we did. We didn't have a Barbie baby, so that was poor Baby Jesus' job. I think he has even seen the inside of their shirts while they were pregnant. The shame!

Pink Sparkly Deer

And another Christmassy shot, just because I love this deer ornament. I spotted them at Hema last year, but didn't buy it. Then 2 weeks later I regretted that of course, but they sold out. This year they had them again though! Joy!

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Wrapping Paper

Christmas Wrapping

It's already Christmas Eve tonight, have you finished your Christmas shopping? I love shopping for gifts, so I usually start early. I had most of my shopping done by the end of November! My gifts have been brightening up our room since our tree went up, in their colorful Christmas wrapping paper from Hema.

Christmas Wrapping

Christmas Wrapping

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

DaWanda Wednesday: Lovely Art

DaWanda is a Europe based shopping platform for handmade products. Every wednesday I pick one of my favorite DaWanda sellers, and share some of there items with you. This week I picked Lovely Art.

Visit Lovely Art for more!

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

A Winter Wonderland


I love snow. It seems like all of Europe is covered in it at the moment, and I am enjoying it a lot. I guess I am lucky because I don't have to go out in it to get to work or school, and the grocery store is a walking distance away. So to me snow just means enjoying how it looks, while I am inside on the couch with a cup of tea or hot chocolate.


It doesn't snow very often in Holland, so these pictures I took of our backyard on Sunday show a picture that is not very common. Isn't it pretty though? I love the red of the little apples in the tree and the white of the snow together.


I hope it's going to be a white Christmas! The last time we had a white Christmas was in 1981, before I was born!


Monday, December 21, 2009

Closed for the Holidays

It's been a busy year, and I could use some rest and relaxation. That's why I have decided to close the shop during the Holidays, starting today. We will be open again on January 4th!

I will be blogging though, so do come back here! :)

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Cute Craftster Of The Week: That Bear Is Knitting

Time for your dose of Sunday Cuteness! Let me introduce: That Bear Is Knitting! I'm especially loving the pictures for some of the shirt. Cute & funny :)

Visit That Bear Is Knitting for more!

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Stationery Saturday: Christmas Edition

You haven't bought your Christmas cards yet? Yikes! You are probably too late to buy them online now, and going to the crazy crowded mall isn't exactly fun around Christmas. Now what do you do? You just find some printable cards on Etsy, buy them, and print them yourself!

Here is a selection of my favorite Christmas printables.


Friday, December 18, 2009

Vreeswijk Bij Kaarslicht

My hometown Nieuwegein is a town created by building a lot of new (and ugly) houses between 2 very cute villages, and turning them into one city. I hate the new parts of the city, but the old villages are still intact, and are a good place to go for a stroll.

Photo by Unknown

The old village closest to where I live is Vreeswijk. Every year in the middle of December, Vreeswijk bij Kaarslicht (Vreeswijk by Candle Light) is held. All the lights in the village are turned off, and thousands of candles and tealights in empty glass jars are lit. I try to go every year, because it's such a nice atmosphere.

Photo by Gert Jan

This years' Vreeswijk bij Kaarslicht was 2 days ago. I didn't get to go (I had a fun reason though, picking up the boyfriend at the airport!), but I wanted to share some pictures of the event I found online anyway, to show you what it's like.

Photo by Gert Jan

Does your hometown have any nice traditions?