this folding method for plastic bags. The plastic bag holder is not very big, because I haven't got too many bags to keep any more (started to always bring a foldable fabric bag along). But we are very sparing with the ones we do have. A holder like this looks so much prettier than a plastic bag in the storage room. It's just a rectangular bag with a box bottom and a handle sewn to it.
this episode of her tv-series. Extremely easy to make. The result is pretty strong, I'd probably mix it with something next time, but I love this gingery taste!
the new Vincent'. In 7 saturdays they will be getting a masterclass in art. Under the guidance of a designated 'master' they will be working at academy's of art, visiting the studio of an artist and going to several museums. Their final work will be exhibited in the Noordbrabants Museum in december. One of the participants will be chosen to be 'the new Vincent' by an expert jury. Our eldest is one of those lucky children! Today the kick off in Tilburg, where the real Vincent went to school. I'm sure it will be an exciting and educational experience for her.
Airbnb in Padua. On the way we stopped in Verona, city of Romeo and Juliet (we listened the audiobook of Shakespeares' story in the car), to see the famous balcony (although fake) and the arena. In Padua we had to see the Scrovegni chapel with the amazing fresco's of Giotto. The last day of our holiday we took the bus to Venice. What an amazing city! In spite of all the other tourists and endless souvenir shops, we really were amazed by the uniqueness of the place. We even experienced the gondola feeling by taking the traghetto (just a short trip, but much cheaper). And now we're home. It's good to be home. Next monday kids go to school and regularity returns. Also nice. But I'm already searching on Behomm for our next holiday-swap!
this tutorial on Pinterest. I first made one to test whether it would work, but now the girls are fighting every time about who gets the organiser. It obviously fills a need! Another one has to be made soon.
Gilfenklamm. Impressively beautiful. A bit scary too. The other is a short hike on the Seiseralm. The views over the Dolomites are amazing. Wouldn't mind to walk some more over there!
Van Marieke. The pouch is already waiting between the other holiday stuff for next saturday.
horse riding camp, the rest of the family payed a visit to the Matisse exhibition in the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam. Although there was some resistance in the beginning, our young guest is obviously not used to visiting exhibitions, towards the end she became fascinated by the clippings and collages. We looked at the works closely and made our own collages at home. So it was a inspirational exhibition for all of us. And in the end, the french girl knows a bit more about french art history.