Old and expensive

Bit of a dubious title ;)

Today we went here.
Michel heard about this place that sells old building materials that are saved from demolition.
It was quite a magical place. Old treasures stacked up everywhere. You simply didn't know where to look first. Very expensive stuff though (I held on to Simon tightly!).


Lots of beautiful tiles.

Amazing doors.

The main reason why we went there was to look for a dining table that they make from different kinds of wood. We loved the tables: simple, old, solid. Prices varied from € 700-€1400. Something to think about.

Here I am on the road:

And we haven't booked yet, but we're definitely going to England in April :))


Small projects

I've been working on lots of small projects lately. Although I have a continuing lack of time for myself, my inspiration and creative urge are still very much present. Hence the small projects!

First my My Little Window project. This was my prototype, I want to work on this more.

Then a birthday present for my youngest sister. A little bag for the bikini we got her.

Look at that bikini!

I wanted to keep it for myself, but I knew it would look (much) better on her!

Then my first attempt at textile stencilling...not perfect yet ;)

And some aprons for the washingup liquid...

Finally, my current -a bit more elaborate- WIP.


A bright day

This was today:

And this was last week:

Nothing changes like the weather, right?!

When I came home from work, I received this wonderfully sweet present from Amy. Amber complained: 'Oh no, not ANOTHER package for mum!' Such a lovely Valentines gift, thank you so much Amy!! You and your stash are just the best! And I can assure you that the fabric will be put to good use. Like the other fabrics you sent me:

I made this little princess tote for Amber last week.

It really was a bright day today, filled with sunshine and signs of spring approaching. I just had to take some garden photos...what will the garden look like in a couple of months time?!

This tree was filled with ladybirds. A little get-together to discuss their plans for the summer (we did just that today and will hopefully be going to France in August)?!



First of all my apologies for my long absence!

Let me make it up to you by showing you all the super delicious things Michel and I scored for me this weekend. While I was at the thriftstore, he was at Hema and we both had some great finds.

First up are these two cute boxes that Michel found for just 2 euros each. Look at those polka dots!!

Then these two hobby kits (also 2 euros each) which contain everything you need to make a scarf and a child's cape.

How could I not buy this mug? Especially when it was only 30 cents?! I'm hoping this will mean that Michel and I are really going to England this spring... I would so looooooove to go!

I found the fabric on the left and Michel bought me the fabric on the right. Isn't it funny that the flowers are exactly the same?!

This book is wonderful. Lots of fun crafts.

But these two creatures really made me decide to buy it... I think they're both adorable and I would love to try them out.

Not pictured, but treasured nonetheless: 2 more hobby kits, a tiny bag for my I-pod and a fantastic basket for my sewing things.
I know it's superficial, but sometimes buying lovely things really makes me happy.

Today I've been cleaning and sorting again...when will I ever be finished?! I've been trying to unearth my craftroom. In some areas I've been successful, like sorting out my stash:

I hope to have more pictures very soon!