Saturday, October 24, 2009

We love Aprons!

I made my nieces these little Oil Cloth Aprons
(great for painting and baking by the way).
Apparently they love them and refuse to take them off ever since they arrived.
And they shouldn't I think....they look so cute!

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Meet My Craft Room!

You must be wondering what I have been up to lately, as I haven't been around much! Sorry for that, but I haven't been crafting much lately. Fact is that all my spare time goes into 'The Big Spring Cleaning' at the moment.
I just finished reorganizing and cleaning my entire craft room. (Yes I have a whole room to myself...lucky me!!!)

Meet my craft room.....

Weekend trip

We have been camping this weekend. So much you can see in just two days!

Tuesday, October 13, 2009


Flicking trough a French magazine I spotted this idea and
I just had to make them myself!
Love them!
I think it would have looked even better if I had used bright white stones.
So guess what I will be collecting during our next camping trip....


The day after I put the T-shirts my sister made on my blog a big box arrived at the shop.
Guess contained funky iron-, and sew-on's!!! So I made a few examples for the store as I got so inspired by my sis.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Crafty sis!

It seems that I don't have any time to blog or craft at the moment! Oh no!
But my lovely sister is discovering her crafty personality at the moment. Wow and it looks amazing!
Look what she did with a couple of plain kids tees....
The first one she decorated with a girly application, some checked ribbon at the end of the sleeves and some funny ribbons attached to the little label....

The second one is a present for friends of her that just got a little girl:
Cut out of velours iron on.

This Tieshirt is for my nephew. His (Dutch) name is Ties....hehe.

And the last one is with an image of 'Janneke' from the very famous Dutch childrens books 'Jip and Janneke'.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Don't you just love IKEA!

It's exactly one year ago that we moved into our nice, little apartment in St Kilda, Melbourne. We didn't bring a lot from the Netherlands. Our furniture back then involved lots of donations from family and friends. We knew we wanted to immigrate at some point so we never bothered buying new furniture.
The bits and pieces we brought over here fitted in 30 boxes. 5 for Sander and 25 for me....hehehe!

Anyway, were do you go when you just move into a new apartment and you need new furnishings??
IKEA off course! Here we come! Oh, I remember how excited I was the first time we went there.
Well actually I went there first and Sander joined me after two hours, when my first excitement calmed down a bit.
It's a pretty good strategy actually. I could take my time to stroll around without frustrating my dear boyfriend who loves shopping so much (ahum). Carefully I thought about ways how to convince Sander we really needed that big canvas with the grass and fluffy flowers printed on it...and it was obvious that that light moss green rug finished the whole 'look', not to mention the lamps, baskets, and vases that were just made for each other!

Well, lets just say we spend six (Sander four) hours at IKEA that day. When we finally agreed on what to get we found out that IKEA does deliver goods (which we wanted), but they deliver immediately the next day. Oh no, we didn't move in another week from now!
That meant going back to IKEA in seven days.... 'Yay!', I thought 'Oh no...' Sander thought.

I spend the whole week studying the IKEA catalogue inside out.
Finally the day arrived to go again. Things went pretty smooth at IKEA. We knew what we wanted to get and we started collecting. Off course not everything was in stock but we managed to get most of the things we wanted to buy.
The next day our new furniture was delivered. Needless to say that there were a few damaged pieces. But well, we had to go back to get the other things that weren't in stock last time anyway. We managed to swap the damaged pieces at the service counter easily and all the other stock was in this third time we went there.
Whilst paying for these new items we kind of forgot about the swapped items which we managed to leave at the checkout. Obviously we found out after we got home.....WHAAAAA!!!

So to keep ourselves busy we went to the IKEA again that week for the fourth time to get the missing shelves. Luckily they kept it for us and within half an hour we were on our way home again.
Imagine how our response was when we found out that they had given us a wrong shelve!!!!
Lets just say that some proper violence was used to fix the last little cabinet......

No wonder that we have been avoiding IKEA for a whole year! But last Saturday we decided to finally get a new little shoe cabinet. And it was all good this time. Everything was in perfect shape and fitted at once! Yahoo, and I managed to get some cute fabric. I made these little bags. They can be used as storage bags. Aso a band can be attached with a button to turn it into a kids bag.