Goal for 2014 : Craft a hole in my stash !

zaterdag 30 juni 2012

Card : Cupcake shape

The cardboard i used for this card came from a recycled
pizza box.

I used paper from these paperstacks :

Designed for Kreative Hender

vrijdag 29 juni 2012

Folding Booklet Box

I made more folded booklets and made a box to
store them in. Both the covers and the base for
the box has been made out of cardboard i recycled
from food packaging.

Designed for Kreative Hender

donderdag 28 juni 2012

A smelly present

I made a "smelly" present for a colleague from an empty
walnut container.

woensdag 27 juni 2012

A gift from a friend

I got this pretty candle and a silk scraf from my friend
Arnhild, she made them herself, how sweet is that !

dinsdag 26 juni 2012

When in Colchester

When we visited the oldest town in England, we were
treated to some typical english weather. It was cold,
windy, overcast and more than once it started to rain.
Colchester itself was a really nice town though and full
of history. Unlike many ancient towns it is not all locked
away. During a walk around the town you can see buildings
and structures from Roman times to the present day. It is
easy to walk to most of the sights within the town centre.
The Dutch Quarter is a collection of historic houses that
make up the integral part of Colchester. There have been some
modern developments, but the majority of it is in keeping
with the general architectural style that was brought
over by Dutch immigrants in the 15th and 16th century.
Houses are set in long terraces, climbing up the hill, with
narrow streets between them, making it easier to walk
through the area than drive through it.

maandag 25 juni 2012

A birthday card with a cupcake ...

... and washi-tape.

zondag 24 juni 2012

Lord of the Rings bookmark

I made this bookmark to use when
i am re-reading Lord of the Rings
(or The Hobbit). I stamped the
leaf pattern with a stamp i cut out
of a big eraser. The fabric is a scrap
of curtain (it is linen) and i sewed
some pieces of fun yarn along the
long ends.

zaterdag 23 juni 2012

Midsummer record

Every year on midsummer's eve (Sankthansaften) there are
bonfires all over Norway. But in Ålesund there always is
a huge bonfire called Slinningsbålet and in 2010 they set
an unofficial world record for the highest bonfire.

The tower measured 40,45 metres in hight and the
burning of it could be followed around the world
via a webcam.

vrijdag 22 juni 2012

A present, to give to a colleague

For a special colleague.

donderdag 21 juni 2012

When in Rogaland

Should you be visiting Rogaland, be sure to take a trip to
Hå Gamle Prestegard. This used to be the dwelling of the local
priest but has now been turned into a place where art and local
history is being displayed. The house was built in 1637.

Another interesting building that lies just a few hundred metres
further is the lighthouse, Obrestad Fyr, which dates from 1873.
At the Sola Strandhotel there is a great buffet where you can
enjoy a lot of different kinds of local food.

If you enjoy taking pictures of stormy skies, these are the places
for you. We were at these places when the weather was really
heavily overcast and that made them extra beautiful and a bit

woensdag 20 juni 2012

Another training, another bird

On one of our latest trainings, we spotted this colourful
bird. He flew out of a hedgerow we passed and showed
off his exremely yellow back and his red head.

We found out later that we had seen the european green
woodpecker - picus viridis (groene specht / grønnspett),
a colourful member of the woodpecker family.

dinsdag 19 juni 2012

More tiny presents for colleagues

These owls came in their own round giftbox.

maandag 18 juni 2012

Love in my mailbox

I received some love in my mailbox a while ago : this
lovely card and ATCs and some goodies from my
friend Helen.

zondag 17 juni 2012

Happy Fathersday !

zaterdag 16 juni 2012

Another gift for a colleague

A decorated candle and a tag with a special
message for a special colleague.