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.