vrijdag 19 november 2010

Friday Funday

It's friday, last day of work and the begin of weekend.
For me it will be a busy, but fun weekend. Tomorrow I go to a precious stone market with my goldsmitting class. It should be fun to learn more about precious stones and maybe to buy something to use in my new project. I've designed a bracelet with a box on it and I need something to put in the box. This thing must be a symbol for a chapter of my life that I've closed.
Sunday we celebrate the birthday of my mother in law. Congrats mom, hope we can do this for many more years!

1. 28/365 Purple and pink, 2. Custom Cupcakes, 3. Parede - Wall (Editada), 4. Purple, 5. Purple & Pink Carnation, 6. lavender, 7. Neon Seahorse ATC 09.30.2009, 8. ATC: pink green and purple swap, 9. crazybabyblueeyes

I didn't keep track with my RSS reader. So last week was all about getting updated.
I came across this post of Leah It shows how to make an artpiece on an intuitive way. Looks like fun and it now has a place on my to do list. It's a long list, so it may take some time before I get it done.

Faces in places is a fun weblog with pictures of faces. Go check it out!

And I found this wonderfull blogpost about making your own natural dyeing. I love this blog because of all the lovely pictures. So get yourself some coffee and enjoy.

Best that happened last week I cannot talk about yet. So hard to keep it a secret and it's so much fun and I'm so looking forward to it!! But it's not the right time yet. I can tell you that I'm quite excited about it.
Thanks for visiting and I hope you enjoy your weekend!

I was amazed about this video. This man makes it look so easy to doodle and make it look pretty.

dinsdag 16 november 2010

List it tuesday

Books of my childhood.
My favorite is Pluk van de Petteflet by Annie MG Schmidt. It's not translated to english, but it is in german (Pluk mit dem Kranwagen).

It's about a boy named Pluk who drives a truck and lives at the top of an appartment. In this appartment already lives a cockroach and they become friends. Plak has a lot of friends in the building, but there are also a few people that are not so friendly. They have all sorts of adventures and the characters are very funny, cause they are all a little strange.

The writer, Annie MG Schmidt,is very famous in Holland. Her books are known by almost all children and a lot of them are used for movie and television. She knew how to create funny characters, they are all over the top and brilliant.
Those stories combined with the drawings of Fiep Westendorp bring back memories of my childhood. I still get very happy when I see them.

zondag 14 november 2010

The Creative Edge

This book is written by Mary Todd Beam and there are 25 lessons about developing your creativity.
I just finished the first chapter and I love it!
The book is full of inspring pictures, interesting text and the do it yourself part was great fun.

woensdag 10 november 2010

What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday

Today I share a little secret with you.
I'm working on my present for Sinterklaas.
Sinterklaas is a saint who lives in Spain, celebrates his birthday on december 5th and his helpers we call Zwarte Piet (black Pete). He is also very, very old, I think 500 years and he has a book and in this book is written if you've been good this year. He travels by steamboat and horse. And this horse can climb roofs. The helpers come into your house by using the chimney and they leave a present if you sang a song before going to bed and a carrot for the horse is appreciated :)

Every year half november Sinterklaas arrives in Holland with his steamboat full with presents. This arrival can be seen on national tv. There's always something wrong. There are daily updates on tv and at the end it all is fine.
Children get presents in their shoe. And december 5th is La Grande Finale. A bag full of presents for everybody who has been a good boy or girl.

Me and my family are celebrating this event. In the afternoon we share some presents, mostly for the little children who still believe this is a real existing man. We have a meal together and then the little ones go to bed and for me the real party will begin.
We've drawn names and for this person you buy a small gift. Best part is how the gifts are wrapped. This isn't just a pretty paper, this is crafting! Last year I got a house, because I just bought my first house. My brother got this enormous fish, because he always catches the biggest fishes (uhuh sure, we believe you)
There are also little poems about the receiver. The best are about crazy things that happened last year.
Can you see I'm looking forward to this??

For those who kept reading (thank you) finally a pic of my workdesk.
it will be something with paper mache, it's not finished yet and the pic isn't very clear. It is a secret after all.

Thanks for visiting. More workdesks are here.
For those who are curious about my crochet blanket: I did find some more wool and I will have enough to finish it. The pics you can find on this blog are with 100 g of wool, that's 200 g now. And I still like working on it YEAY.

dinsdag 9 november 2010

List it Tuesday

I found another fun thing to participate in. Let's all make lists and share them here.
You should visit this blog anyhow, even if you don't like lists. The doodles and colours made my day.

My list this week is about cities I would like to visit. The European cities should be a piece of cake to do. I don't need to travel far for those. Problem is, there is so much to do and see in the world and there is only limited time and money.

Cities I have seen are Barcelona, Antwerp, Amsterdam, Vienna and Budapest. It's hard to choose a favorite. They all have their good things and I would visit them all again. My fave would be Barcelona, cause of the food and because it's Spain. For no reasen I love Spain.

This listmaker can be found here.

maandag 8 november 2010

My Collection

I started this blog in october 2009 and named it verzameling. This is a dutch word for collection. In my mind I had the idea to share my collections with you and how I use those in my crafty life. So far you only know I collect art and craftwork from others, but what about the rest.
I think it's about time to start with this, don't you?

These are a few of my buttons. They used to be everywhere. Every box you opened you would find a few. Because of this picture I had to find them all and now they are together in a small storagebox.
Buttons I use for anything. They can be beads or a nice accent on a postcard or scrap layout. Ofcourse they are fine to be used as just buttons, they will give a nice accent to your work.