Sunday, 28 February 2010
Saturday, 27 February 2010
Friday, 26 February 2010
Thursday, 25 February 2010
My afternoon was spent remembering how thread the needle and to wind the bobbin, it all came flooding back... it is just like riding a bike!
I enjoyed it so much, memories of school textile lessons, the sound that reminds me of my Mum sitting fixing some curtains or making us a new dress....it was a joy... everyone should learn to sew, it is a life skill that is such fun!
And the best part...a healthy stack of green and yellow bunting waiting to be ironed... A great afternoons work!
Thank you Mr Wonderful xxx
Tuesday, 23 February 2010
Sunday, 21 February 2010
This is what I have been working on for a little while now. It has the most divine creamy freshwater pearls in it... they work so well.
Friday, 19 February 2010
A Package was waiting for me this morning... a lovely surprise after just doing our weekly shop.
Monday, 15 February 2010
Love indeed....Sweet readers... How was your Valentines day?
Did it involve green polka dots? Heart shaped chocolates? Beautiful velvet red roses?
...mine had handmade Peppermint creams...green, but no polka dots, vintage books, a bear with a big smile, and American pancakes with maple syrup and bacon! Yum!!
I hope a smile and a hug came your way yesterday xxx
Thursday, 11 February 2010
Tuesday, 9 February 2010
Monday, 8 February 2010
Sunday, 7 February 2010
The water giving an icy reflection.
A Vintage car looking like a cake with its sweet candy colours.
...here are some more, maybe an apple. The shapes of the houses are all different, and this one had heart shutters!
A little feel of Amsterdam with the stepped roof.
I missed photographing the mass of cyclists passing us by as I slipped on the icy street...hanging on to the Wonderful Dutchman with a bundle of Spring smelling Tulips in my arms... The faces of friends as they waved and stopped by with excited voices, and calls of 'What are you doing here?'. Big man hugs and smiles all around...
...the delights of a simple walk.
Friday, 5 February 2010
Thursday, 4 February 2010
I have just finished our cake topper! We were going to have a cake of cheese rounds...but this worked out too expensive, so we are going for a cheese table instead...and having homemade cup cakes under this beauty......
It was fun to make, and includes our love for vintage maps, and our Save the Date card photos, which we adore so much.
Wednesday, 3 February 2010
Do you know that in Holland they put a Stork in the front garden to let everyone know you have just had a baby...a celebration of birth.
When we went to see the newest member of the Wonderful Dutch Family I was delighted to see a 5 foot tall fairy lit Stork in their front garden...isn't that the cutest thing?!
Look how tiny he is!
A Dutch tradition is that when a baby arrives, visitors who come to see the new infant are treated to “ Beschuit met muisjes”, and this is where a Beschuit (like dry and toasted french stick but slightly sweet) is smeared with butter or margarine and then either pink and white ( for a girl) or blue and white ( for a boy) muisjes are spread on top . They taste of aniseed, and are hard, but yummy!
I was too busy having a cuddle that I forgot to take a photo of those too, so thank you Internet!
Baby Chris was the model baby...he slept the whole time, and like his big brother; The Mighty Tim, he was a pleasure to be around.
Congratulations Familie Groot!! xxx
Monday, 1 February 2010
2009 was a busy year for me... So many brides, so much Joy...
Jude's bouquet stands out as my special bouquet...
Not because I think it is better than the rest, but because the story of her objects meant so much to her... having people who couldn't be near her on her day... walking down the aisle with her... being apart of it... sending her Joy..
After having been in Holland this weekend, I saw Joy in another form... a bundle of Joy...a stork has sent a baby Boy...