5.08.2006

Horsies

Yesterday we went to see friends who live quite far from us (in Dutch terms...). They are going to move houses soon and that's why I made them a present. I'm always admiring other people's shadowbox collages and until recently it never occurred to me that I could make something like that myself. However, the other day at Ikea I bought two shadowboxes and decided I would give it a try.
So this is my first attempt at making a paper collage; it represents their old (left) and new home (right).


The photos aren't brilliant, so here's a close-up of both houses.




I'm happy about the way they turned out. I even think that they show my style: happy and colourful. I would like to make some more in the future!

Anyway, we spent a fantastic day together here. Amber had been looking forward to riding a pony since we made this appointment four weeks ago. She was so excited that she could hardly sleep. We had our very own pony for the day which we took everywhere with us, also to the cottage we were allowed to use for the day (our friends arranged all of this).


First Amber and Simon rode the pony a bit and then Mich and I both rode a horse for the very first time in our lives! It felt so much more relaxed and natural than I thought it would be!


In the afternoon there was a dress-up-you-pony-contest, where Amber and her pony came in fourth! She was so proud.


After a bbq and some more playing we went home. Very tired and very dirty, but very happy.

13 comments:

Julie said...

The shadow boxes are lovely!!!

Michaiah said...

And a happy day it was!

leya said...

I love the shadowboxes, Mirre. Really great and such a nice gift.
The day looks like so much fun, too.

blair said...

Your shadowboxes are wonderful, so much color. I love all types of artwork with houses, these are especially nice. Will we be seeing more??

molly said...

I think your paper collage houses look wonderful. I enjoy seeing people try a new craft. It really is fun to explore new ideas/materials.
The pony riding looks like such a blast! Emma would be in heaven--she has become very enamoured with ponies since we moved to the farm!

jojo* said...

Your friends are going to love the houses. What a perfect, personalized gift. Looks like your kids had a great time on those ponies.

chest of drawers said...

Sounds and looks like a great day! And I love your shadow boxes, beautiful!

Leanne said...

The shadow boxes are just gorgeous -- you have quite a talent! But honestly, your real talent is in making babies... how scrumtious they are! You are so blessed...

Sandrine (alias Didine ♥ ) said...

These paper collages are sooooo cute ! I love them ! Can I ask you a little favour ?? I don't know how I can put my Back Tack 3 button on my blog (also from Blogspot as you !!) Would you mind to explain it to me or make a copy/paste of your html "code" for me ???!! Thank you so so much for your help ! Hugs !

Megan said...

I really like those shadow boxes very much. Gonna have to do myself some.

weirdbunny said...

What brilliant friends you have, the deserve those lovely shadow boxes you've made.

Bea said...

The collages are wonderful! I just love those colors!

Pink Rocket said...

hi! thanks for commenting on my blog! i'm being nosey and looking through your blog! wow!! those collages are fantastic! i have simular frames that are just waiting for something! now if only paper and i got along!