8 December 2009
7 December 2009
If you are looking for a new fresh idea for your advent calender for the next year here I have a suggestions. This one comes from December issue of MC des idees. I have to admit though that you need a stairs to make something like this ;-)
Less cute but more practicalare these usefull gloves for cleaning. Can be used as a present, although I won't be thrilled to get something like this under my Christmas tree.
I hope you've noticed that all these ideas are number 7-marked!!!
Another marvelous tip is just to use your lovey rubber boots as gift socks. I really love it! Simple and cute.
I buy Marie Claire des idees for a couple of years now ad I find a lot of interesting ideas, tips and sugestions in every issue. This magazine is in French, whic is not that easy for me, but on the other hand it stimulates me to practice my French in a very pleasant way!
I will leave you with some more beautiful pictures from December issue:
And this idea cmes from December issue from last year. It's quite eqsy to make, you need to use Fimo and be a bit patient and accurate - the rest are peanuts ;-)
And a birdy of course which do remind me of Attic24 style a lot!
See you tomorrow guys!
6 December 2009
And this is my Sunday bread - wholegrane this time:
Trust me - there is almost nothing better in the world than to enjoy a slice of fresh bread on Sunday morning during your breakfast!!!
Dear friends, have a very nice Sunday evening.
5 December 2009
The only decent thing you can do when it's raining outside is ... COOK! At my local supermarket you can find great dels on Saturdays. So what I often do is go there on Saturday and get as much as I canin promotion. They have vegetables sliced and packed on a very interesting price. My problem is that if you have to buy all the ingredients let's say for a soup, it's too much for one person. But when I buy it pre-packed it's just enough for 2-3 meals for me. So today I got some soup mixes - one for marrow soup and the other one for parsley soup. As they were in promotion, it means they had to be cooked the same day. So I have made 2 pots of soup and I am going to freeze one of them. This is also great for using in the week, when I have less time for cooking.
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I have also put the red bans into cold water to let them soak over the night as toorrow I am going to make quite an old-fashioned bean soup with pig's tails and hoof for my friend. He is not an Orthodox so he doesn't have Lent at the moment. It is heavy stuff but very tasty and quite healthy btw...
My birdies again as you can see... The very first Christmas card this year fron my mom... A bit too early but nowadays you never know how long will it take till something you post gets to its destination.
Birdies again, some napkins and chair cushions from Ikea. You remember, I am going red and white this Christmas.
This wounderfull emroidery I got from my friend. Her mother made this emroidery for a Christmas card. I've liked it so much that I have decided to cut it out fom the card and put it into a frame so I can use it during the Christmas season.
Crocheted stars ad flowers to use as decoration for a Christmas tree or to give as a little present...
And the rest is for tomorrow my dears. Have a very nice and cosy evening!!!
4 December 2009
3 December 2009
Lucky number 3. As you probably know cycling is quite popular in Belgium. Ialso try to go everywhere wih my bike - it's good for my health, I don't have any traffic problems and it's betr for the environment. You can see this kind of signs for bicycle routes all over the city.
For those of you who love cooking I have picked these three ideas for three different recipes. If you like to get one of themplease leave a comment and I will write them in one of my following posts. For each recipe you have 3 possible vaiations!
Have a nice day and till tomorrow!
PS I have my very first follower Kimbles at Home!!! This is so great. Thank you for your lovely comment btw.
2 December 2009
If you live near Antwerp, you will recognize this sign - going from the Ring 2 to Gent or Brugge or the seashore. This picture was taken in Berchem, when I was cycling back from the Christmas Fare in the Antwerp Expo.
As you can see it was bad bad bad and grey rainy weather again but anyway... If you want to feel more cosy I have another number 2 for you:
This looks more homely and welcoming I guess.
Here are a couple of birdies I have made using the tutorial from this amasing blog:
These birds are presents for my neighbours and friends. I only keep birdies in white and red for myself. Don't worry my neighbours don't rea my blog so little chance that they will figure out what thir little presents are this year.
I am using some rest of Zeeman acryllic yarn and jingle bells from last year.
I am planning a traditional Red and White Christmas with a tint of Scandinavian style.
Well, this is it fir today, have to return to my studies.
Have a very nice evening and till tomoroww with new numbers!
30 November 2009
The park has changed a lot in the last couple of weeks... All the colours are gone... Winter is gaining power to take over. It is still warm enough but very dark and sober.
How is your crafting going on?I have made a couple of Christmas birds, still have to take pictures of them. But with these dark days I just don't manage to get enough light in my living room for a nice shoot. Will try again tomorrow.
You all have a nice creative evening and I will see you soon, as the December countdown will start tomorrow!!!