recipe. I promised our daughters that we will have these for Christmas lunch too. You can vary easily with this recipe. We also tasted a pizza bread, parmesan and heros, delicious.
upcycle angels. The girls invited some friends to come to our place to have a creative afternoon. Of course we'll try to create a warm cosy atmosphere inside with christmas music, decorations and snacks. Today I made these marshmallow snowmen in advance. Three white marshmallows on a stick, wrapped in plastic, faces with permanent markers and a felt scarf. Simple and cute.
This tutorial results in exactly the right size bag for a child. I just added piping around the flap, for extra detail and professional look. This week W will be taking the bag when she has to practise at the big school. We're wishing her a good time over there!
these felt hearts. Very simple. A new addition to our, already not so small, collection of tree decorations.
Rachel Khoo cookbook and all ingredients happened to be in the house, I had to try. And I must say, carrot-coconut cake is not bad at all. Very tasty actually. The neighbours, who got a piece because we can't eat every cake we bake completely, agreed and asked for the recipe. I thought to share it with you too. You can find it here (scroll down, it's the second recipe).
found many, but not the one I was looking for.
Sinterklaas to make things for children. The saint just needs some help to get all presents ready in time. So I can freely knit a cowl for our little cousin with our kids present, without spoiling the belief of our youngest. First I tried to crochet, but the the cowl became too heavy. Knitting then. I knit very slow and I don't like it too much. But knit work is so much softer. Luckily a single toddler cowl is a small project, finished in one evening, even in my slow tempo. One knit, one purl, staggered. Finishing touch are the manly buttons.
last time. With the receivers in mind, the girls picked the fabric from our box of scraps. Just tiny pieces of fabric are needed to make the juggling triangles. I think, they chose really nice, matching colours.
song thrush popped in my head first, when exploring my favourite animals. Why? I don't know exactly. Might be it's the lean shape, the speckled plumage, it's friendly glance or beautiful singing. But drawing birds is so difficult! I googled for a picture of a thrush and tried so copy the shape.
this drawing challenge in my planner for some time. But the first assignment, a self-portrait, was a difficult one. Today I took the hurdle. Me drinking a lovely chai tea from one of my new mugs. A sweet birthday present from my parents in law. From the Iitala Sarjaton series (we also have these amazing glasses). Personal drawing challenges are a great way to practice your skills with pen and pencil. On Pinterest you'll find many lists. Choose one and enjoy being an (beginning) artist some minutes a day.