Goal for 2014 : Craft a hole in my stash !

maandag 30 september 2013

Tiny milk carton : autumn colours

Tiny milk cartons are ideal for wrapping small gifts.

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zondag 29 september 2013

Happy Høsttakkefest !

Høsttakkefest or St.Mikaelsfest (Michaelmas) is the feast of
St.Michael the Archangel is a day in the Western Christian calendar
which occurs on 29 September. Because it falls near the equinox, it is
associated in the northern hemisphere with the beginning of autumn and
the shortening of days. It is a day of giving thanks for the blessing of the
harvest and of the preceding year, like Thanksgiving.

zaterdag 28 september 2013

Lucky Star-chain

I posted about Lucky Stars before but i want to
show you this anyway. It is a chain of Lucky Stars
i made for Halloween in black and orange.
Here is a visual explanation on how to make the stars.

Important :
- make the knot as close to the end as possible while folding
- make sure the edges meet to make a tight pentagon
- use a straight edge or a corner to push the stars' edges in
- do not crease too much while folding to prevent pressing
the pentagon down too flat
- if you are having trouble pushing the edges in, try using
a longer strip or thicker material

The length of the strip depends on the material, the size of
the star, and your skill. Thicker material can use shorter strips
and is particularly useful for beginners. Larger stars usually
need longer strips. Longer strips also make it easier to push
the edges of the star in, but too long of a strip may make a
particularly small hexagon too stiff to push in.
Generally, a good length would have a ratio of 1:30. You can
buy strips of material to make stars, or you can try cutting
your own. When cutting your own strips, try to keep the width
the same. Though small amounts of uneveness does not really
matter, having the width gradually decrease or increase may
result in problems. I recommend using a ruler and blade to cut,
or a table paper cutter for the best results.
The type of material used depends on the size of the star you
intend to create. Generally, thicker material is good for larger
stars, thinner for smaller stars. If you plan to make several stars,
you will find that it is important to find an appropiate material if
you want it to a little easier on your fingertips. With practise, you
will find it easier to use the thinner types of material, and still be
able to expand the star well.

Various types of material:
Wrapping paper - The thicker type is especially good, other
thinner types may not be strong enough to structure the star.
Shiny foil/plastic wrapping - Though the appearance may be
very appealing, a major problem with this is that certain folded
ends may not stay down, and tape may have to be used. Though
rather flimsy, it can still be expanded properly with care.
Ribbon - You may have problems keeping the shape held in the
star with the thickness and plastic quality of this material, plus the
ribbon may split if not creased carefully. However, the stars have
a nice opaque glow to them. There is much less cutting as it is
already in strip form.

vrijdag 27 september 2013

An afternoon and an evening ...

... out with the company : I organised a day out which started
with a lunch, we then went powerkiting in Scheveningen and
in the evening we did some beertasting and a dinner at
Trappistenlokaal 't Klooster. Especially that last part was
great ! Good food, lovely beers and generally a lot of fun :)

donderdag 26 september 2013

I became an aunt today ...

and he is beautiful !

woensdag 25 september 2013

Halloween Hanging

dinsdag 24 september 2013

Halloween Outfit

This is a Batterina in her orange tutu and her
batty personality ;) A fun Halloween decoration !

maandag 23 september 2013

zondag 22 september 2013

zaterdag 21 september 2013

Visiting my friend, the hairdresser

Yesterday, me and a friend visited our friend Guido
at his salon CDM Hair and Faces to have our hair done.
Guido's husband was also there and after we were done
we went to spend the rest of the evening at Loge 90, a
gaybar that is close by. We had a great evening and lots
of fun !

vrijdag 20 september 2013


Today, a friend and i visited EssieDarling, the best boutique
for perfume, skincare and such there is. Esther, the owner,
is a fantastic woman and she makes you feel right at home !

donderdag 19 september 2013

My best friend's daughter ...

... turns fourteen today. I can still remember her being born !

Is she not beautiful in het birthday dress ?!

woensdag 18 september 2013

New Shoes !

dinsdag 17 september 2013

Card : Autumn House

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maandag 16 september 2013

Card : Autumn Leaves

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zondag 15 september 2013

Autumn presse-papier

I made this presse-papier from repurposed wooden
blocks and scraps of scrapbookingpaper.

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zaterdag 14 september 2013

Visiting Friends

Visited friends today and ate this :

It is made from salmon, smoked salmon, avocado,
cucumber, herbs and spices and it is delish !

vrijdag 13 september 2013

Words of wisdom

Imagination does not become great until human beings,
given the courage and the strength, use it to create.

donderdag 12 september 2013