Friday, June 23, 2017

Mr Tod Bookmarker

As I told you in my last post, I bought The Complete Tales by Beatrix Potter for my daughters, to put in what we call The Holidays Surprise Bag. In the book there's also a fox, named Mr Tod. Plan is to read the book to them and because I don't want to fold the pages, as I do with my own books to mark where I stopped reading, I made this bookmarker.

I found this idea here.


Made It! #24

~ I love Pinterest and would like to make a recipe of my boards every week. Since I have lots of recipes pinned (that, until now, I just pinned and only that), I hope this will be a way to reduce the amount of pins on my boards

This week I made the Three Cheese Pesto Spinach Flatbread Pizza, or the Flatbread Pizza, for short. But because my husband only likes Pizza Marguerita, I also made pizzas with just tomatoes and grated cheese. They were so good, that I think this will become a regular weekend dish!


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Next thing I'm going to make is the Cherry Coconut Smoothie. All smoothies are good, but the ones with cherries in it are the best! 


Monday, June 19, 2017

Benjamin Bunny

Summer holidays are approaching really fast now. Before we take off for a vacation, I always put together a nice bag full of suprises for my daughters, to keep them busy, the hours we aren't making trips to the swimming pool, beach, park, zoo or whatever we will be going to visit while away from home.
One of the things I always put in the bag is a book, either a book they can read themselves, or a book I can read to them. Last week I cleaned out a cabinet in which I keep a bag full of things I got from my grandmother after she died. One of the things in the bag, is something I made for her some years ago, while I was still a teenager: Benjamin Bunny, one of the characters in the book of Peter Rabbit. 


Actually I like it more now than I did back than. I remember the cross stitching asked all the patience I had in me, as the stitches were only 1mm and I wanted it to be perfect, because I made it for my grandmother. It was one of the first cross stitch projects I did, but I think it looks nice and neat.  

Anyway, that's how I came to the idea to buy The Complete Tales by Beatrix Potter for the Holiday Surprise Bag.

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My Market Bags, that I made for my daughters to sell at the Garage Sale, were featured by The Stitchin' Mommy! And the little Ice Cone Key Chains I made for the garage sale were featured by Pattern Paradise! The Bracelets that my daughters made, were featured by Fluster Buster!





Thank you all!

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Doily Table Runner

The last couple of weeks I've been busy crocheting different doilies, just to sew them all together to one larger table cover. I saw this idea here and loved it so much, that I wanted to make one, too.



 www.betweennapsontheporch.net


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Thank you, Shanice and Sara!

The Necklaces that my daughters of 9 and 7 made for a Garage Sale, are also featured by Creative Jewish Mom!


Thanks again, Sara!

Friday, June 16, 2017

Made It! #23

~ I love Pinterest and would like to make a recipe of my boards every week. Since I have lots of recipes pinned (that, until now, I just pinned and only that), I hope this will be a way to reduce the amount of pins on my boards ~

I made the Vegan Key Lime Ice Cream! The taste was great, even before freezing it was delicious!! I'm not a vegan, but it works for vegetarians as well. 
Even carnivores can eat this! I would try this for sure, if I were you!

Only thing is that I'm not in the possession of an ice maker, so I just mixed all ingredients and put them in a container in the freezer. It had some ice crystals in it, but even though, it still looked like ice! Amazing!


For next week I found another, what I think might be, pretty tasteful recipe. It's because of the word pesto that my attention was pulled to this one: 



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The Fruit Pizza I made two weeks ago was featured by DIY by Design


Thank you very much!

The Lemonade of last week was included in the features of Scrapality and Sew Historically!

Thanks, Andrea and Lina!

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Natura Artis Magistra

A couple of days ago I went to my all time favorite zoo, that happens to be in my hometown Amsterdam: Natura Artis Magistra, meaning 'the masterly art of nature' (locally known as Artis). 

Here are some random pics:











Besides fauna there's also a lot of beautiful flora








And what I like a lot personally is this eatable garden. All vegetables are grown to feed the animals with. 



Feline creature looking at the birds. Cats, who doesn't love them. You just have to.   


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Thank you, Amy, Staci and Linda!
 

Saturday, June 10, 2017

Garage Sale

Upcoming weekend there will be a Garage Sale in the little village I grew up and my daughters desperately want to participate, so they can earn some money. They made a lot of bracelets, necklaces and ear rings to sell.




And I crocheted Ice Cone Key Chains, more Market Bags and more Dream Catchers for them. 





Friday, June 9, 2017

Made It! #22

~ I love Pinterest and would like to make a recipe of my boards every week. Since I have lots of recipes pinned (that, until now, I just pinned and only that), I hope this will be a way to reduce the amount of pins on my boards ~
 
Last week I announced I would make the Lemonade, because since we went to Sicily a couple of weeks ago, I'm totally into lemons. 

 So here's mine.


Instead of the whole cup of sugar used in the original recipe, I only used four table spoons. That's sweet enough for me. I also used only two lemons for the lemon juice. So it's actually more something in between lemonade and lemon infused water. Fresh and cold, perfect for warm summer days.

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For next week I would like to make this Vegan Key Lime Ice Cream. It caught my eye because of the Key Limes. I only tasted those limes in a milk shake, that I had once when I was at Robert Is Here in Homestead, Florida (anyone knows the place?), while on vacation. Living in The Netherlands I don't think I can find the real Key Limes, but they sell regular limes here, so that has to do the trick.
 
Honestly, I'm very curious about this recipe. I think, but it's just thinking, that I will be the only one in my family who will like this ice cream (which is good, because I can have it all for myself).


Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Ice Cone Key Chain

Next week there will be a Garage Sale in the little village I grew up in and just as we did last year and the year before, my daughters and me signed up to participate. My daughters are busy making bracelets at the moment and I'm crocheting market bags, dream catchers and key chains for my daughters to sell (and of course they can keep the money; I think it's just a nice experience for them to learn how to earn their own money). 




The Ice Cream Cones I made before. Last year I crocheted the Girly Bags for the garage sale, with different themes. One of them was the Ice Cream Bag and that one had a Ice Cone Key Chain, too.



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Thanks, Ladies!

Monday, June 5, 2017

Tunisian Crochet Feathers

From the moment I saw this beautiful Tunisian Crochet Feathers made by Poppy and Bliss I wanted to make them. Due to a lot of other projects that I had to finish first, it didn't happen, but this weekend I finally had some time to make them. 


You can find the pattern here

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The Lemon Poppy Seed Cookies I made last week, were featured by The Cottage Market!!


Thank you very much, Andrea!

And my other recipe, the one for Saffron Peach Ice Tea, was featured by Scrapality and by The Stitchin' Mommy!


Thank you, Andrea and Amy!

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