In and around the house


We've been enjoying the lovely weather here. Did you know we had a heatwave last week?! Pfff, it was hot!! Now it's a little less warm... a lovely summer day.

Friday was Amber's last day at school. She made drawings for both her teachers and she picked sweet peas from our own garden :) Her teachers certainly deserved it since they gave her a very warm welcome and contributed to a wonderful first year at school.

Michel has also been busy in the garden. We now have a fence!!

The garden is slowly starting to look the way we want it to look (still a looooong way to go, but one thing at a time...).
And our two ugly pigeon babies flew the nest...

Then there were some definite milestones concerning the children.
Amber learned how to cycle all by herself! Here she is on her small bike, but her new bigger bike is all ready for her at grandma's.

And Simon first went to the toilet and did something! (a nr. 2, only a mother can say this with pride, I suppose :)))

Yes, big things are happening here!

Me, I've picked up crafting again, although there still isn't a lot of time to do it.
Yesterday I finished a log cabin cushion that I was asked to make to match this kissbee:


I'm happy with the result; I think it looks calm and bright at the same time :)


capello said...

Oh my, the pillow is so very lovely!

And not only is Simon on the toliet, but a big toliet nonetheless! Yay Simon!

The sweet peas Amber picked out are beautiful, I've always wanted to grow sweet peas, but it is too hot in Kansas. Freaking Kansas.

weirdbunny said...

You lot have been busy!! Congratulations all round!!

LauraJ said...

what is a kissbee??

vintagechica said...

Oh, I love your pillow...you are so right very calm and cool.

knittingajour said...

Hi, found your blog on Crafty Girls, and I really like your work! And I'll keep the Indianenfeest in mind when my son is older!

hannah said...

where are you kisskus? are you on a blog holiday, havent seen you in ages! come back soon!

krista said...

Missing your prescence in blogworld very much! Hope you are all really well, just really busy...
xx Krista

chest of drawers said...

Yes, where are you!!! I hope everything is OK at your end, hope to hear from you soon!

abbyjane said...

This pillow is really nice. I love the color choices and the plaids with the floral.