Goal for 2014 : Craft a hole in my stash !

maandag 31 mei 2010

What to do with all those scraps of paper ... ? Set no.1

You could for example make some mod-cards using two
different sized circle punches. It is a perfect activity when
you are watching television, although you might get
annoyed looks after punching out the 650th circle ;D

Check this out : http://craftycardmakers.blogspot.com/

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zondag 30 mei 2010

My Crafty Family : part XI

Just look here what i recieved from my uncle : a totally
gorgeous Christmas Sampler ! It is the same one my
aunt and uncle have in their living room during the
Christmas season and my uncle was so sweet to make
another one, just because i liked it so much, how sweet
is that.
As i had to take it on the plane with me, it is not yet
been put in a frame, but i will go buy one shortly and
put it in. It will look so pretty in the livingroom this
christmas, i can hardly wait !

zaterdag 29 mei 2010

Sing-along Sound of Music

A good while ago we went to the Sing-along Sound of Music.
It was such fun ! I can recommend everyone that likes the
Sound of Music and everyone that is up for an evening of
silly fun to attend one of these evenings. For the dutch
version click here. For the UK version click here. For other
versions use google.
The Sound of Music is not the only Sing-along event there is.
There are for example the sing-along Rocky Horror Picture
Show and Sing-along Grease.

vrijdag 28 mei 2010

New Mah-Jong Game

When i was on our most recent Family Mah-Jong Tournament
i got this gorgeous Mah-Jong game from my cousin Joost (who
also is the organiser of this family event). How lucky am i !
I think it is a really beautiful game. Notice that it lacks the
western numerals and lettering.

woensdag 26 mei 2010

Book review : In this house by Angela Cartwright and Sarah Fishburn

In this house
a collection of altered art imagery and collage techniques
by Angela Cartwright and Sarah Fishburn

Keywords :
big photographs
beautiful layout
well worth the money
score : 9/10

maandag 24 mei 2010

Recycle Craft : Cat Balls

Not really a craft, but still fun and usefull. The balls in this
bag of cat toys are really repurposed deodorant balls and
they make a really nice gift for any of your cat owning
friends. It is quite easy to get the balls out of the deodorants,
just cut a small piece of plastic out of the rim that is holding
the ball in its place, wash the ball and voila, you have a cat
toy. With doing small things like this you help save our
environment and your cat(s) are happy too, how is that
for a win-win situation :)

zaterdag 22 mei 2010

Delight in the details

As with so many things, detail is everything, it gives
your creation its finishing touch. Think how boring
your creations would look without these details, even
without the small imperfections they might have. It
is exactly those details and imperfections that give
"life" to your work

vrijdag 21 mei 2010

New year, new shoes

With a new edition of the Nijmegen Four Days Marches
coming up in july, i have bought new shoes. With all the
training and the marches itself, i use one pair of walking
shoes per walking season. After that they are worn out
for training but they are still usable for normal use.

As i was getting more and more unsatisfied with the
shoes i have been using for the past years i swapped
brands and am now using Adidas Response Walk GTX's.
I am very pleased with them. My old shoes lacked
impact reduction which lead to very sore feet at the
end of the marches. The shoes i have now are so
well cushioned that it feels like i am walking on air
pockets. I expect to have tired feet at the end of
the marches, but i also expect them not to be as sore
are i have gotten used to over the years.

donderdag 20 mei 2010

A new pair

I have been knitting a new pair of tøfler in some nice
warm colours. I used a sort of very lightly twined
nature wool and as a result the tøfler have been
felted beautifully and have become really thick, soft
and fluffy. They will be lovely to wear in the winter.

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woensdag 19 mei 2010

Inspiration Book

My old inspiration book has been so full that it is almost
bursting out of its seams, so therefor i have begon a new
one. It is still very empty and not very exciting to look
at but it will be filled up soon enough with all kinds of
interesting pictures of crafts, inspiring pictures or fun
patterns or colour cobinations. Here are some of the
pages as they are looking right now :

zondag 16 mei 2010

Memory Capsules

I think most of us know the fun Memory Capsules. There
is one thing that is not that much fun about them though ;
they are quite pricey. That in combination with the never
ceasing stream of packaging that finds its way into our
houses, lead me to this : make your own Memory Capsules
out of plastic packaging materials. Okay, they might not
be as practical as the bought variety (sizes vary for
example) but they are free and you are helping save
the environment at the same time. So here is the first
example i made and there will be following more posts
as i already have been saving a lot of packaging
material that is suitable to make Memory Capsules
out of.

woensdag 12 mei 2010