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When we woke up this morning the world was covered in snow... again! Bleeehhhh, enough is enough!
I used to envy people who went on winter sports. They got to see REAL snow, wow! Not just the 1cm of snow that falls here about once a year and lasts for 20 minutes. No, real snow, that is still there when you wake up the next day! By now I don´t even want to think about winter sports. Since december 17th we had snow constantly. I think we had 2 or 3 days that we could see that grass is actually green. By now I need a trip to the sun. Luckily we will be going to a vacation parc this weekend. We will leave tomorrow afternoon and come back home on monday evening. My BIL and SIL will be there too with they're kids and probably some family will come and visit. OK, not really a trip to the sun, but there is a tropical swimming paradise and there are sunbeds... :) At least it will be warm, and relaxing and fun!! Looking forward to that!
And here a new LO. A winterly picture, taken more then a year ago. We were on Christmas vacation in Zeeland, near the beach. I was sick almost the whole week but manage to go to the beach at least one time. It was cold and windy and DH and me snuggled together and listened to "Hier aan de kust" on the i-pod. It's a dutch song about Zeeland of a group we like:
Wishing you all a wonderful weekend!
Still in the clouds with you (hihi, no idea if it is said that way in english, maybe I say something really funny here...) Anyway... after 24 years I'm still very happy with this guy! :)
(sorry for this bad picture, the LO is straight irl!)
Just like Ot and Sien. (Ot and Sien are 2 characters in (very) old dutch school books). I think this Cherry Delicious paper from Sassafras in red/white and blue goes so well with the dutch theme here!
Silly Auntie Betje. That's how I call my little niece because she's funny, stubborn, happy and sweet:
That's it for today, thanks for stopping by!
Did you like the canvasses from my last post and would you like to make one yourself, just don't know how?
Come to my workshop at Hobbyfarm in Eeklo, Belgium on saturday, march 13 and learn how to use glimmer mist in several different ways! Because your favorite memories deserve a little extra shine!
I'm looking forward to meet you there!
Last weekend was the KKD at Kars, where I was supposed to demonstrate with Sassafras Lass. But a couple of days before I got a phone call... Kars will no longer sell Sassafras, so the demo was canceled!
Let's say I wasn't thrilled! Not only did I spend a lot of time making a lot of examples but I just can't believe that they're letting such a wonderful brand go! Anyway, their decision, nothing I can do :(
I stead of doing the Sassafras demo I was now asked to do a Tattered Angels make-and-take together with Wendy, the owner of Tattered Angels. I had worked with glimmer mist before, even did an article about it in Mijn Creatieve Hobby, but I didn't really know what to expect of the make-and-take. It was sooo much fun! Tattered Angels has some great new products. F.i. chalkboard, it's in a bottle with a spray cap but it's much more solid then the glimmer mist, almost opaque, and Glam, which is a real paint with paillette and it resists glimmer mist, so imagine the fun techniques you can do with this! And let's not forget the glaze, like the Glam it's a paint but it's more smooth and has a nail polish brush in the cap, perfect to fill in details! These won't be available here until the end of march though, so be patient! Also Wendy brought a lot of tags, fancy cards, crape paper and chips that Heidi Swapp designed for Tattered Angels. Really cool stuff! So, although I felt very sorry about how things went with Sassafras I had a really good time with Tattered Angels! When I went home Wendy gave me a couple of bottles to play a little at home. And that brings me back to my title: Spring! Spring is what I had in mind when I started this canvas yesterday. This morning however we woke up to winter wonderland again. After a couple of days without snow it's a white world outside again... to be honest... I would like a little bit of spring now...
I had so much fun trying and playing that I was working on a second canvas at the same time:
OK, that's it for now, I'm off to visit my dad, who's celebrating his birthday today! See you!
Now, everybody who knows me, knows I'm not the sewing kind of person. I did buy a sewing machine a couple of years ago, but only to sew on my LO's, which I love...
But last week I stumbled upon this book. It's the kind of book you where you just take a peek inside and you know that you need to buy it :) Packed full with inspiration. It's filled with projects to make yourself for children's rooms. But trust me, you don't need (little) children to love this book. You can use the ideas in your living room, in your scrapbook album, whatever!:
Also in here the idea of making a stuffed animal designed by your child. Just let your little one make a drawing and use it as a template for the fabric version of it. I loved that idea! So Marlijn made this cute drawing (Maken means Make it!):
And I translated it into this:
Far from perfect, I know, but yeah... like I said, I'm not the sewing kind of person :)
Marlijn loves it though, and that's what counts, right?!
My girl loves dogs! These 2 giant animals come to visit our neighbors across the street every now and then. I have to admit I'm a little frightened by them. But not Marlijn! Every time they are here she goes over to ask if she can walk with them...
And with Valentine coming up a spotlight on the people I love most, my family!
Thanks for stopping by!
Just a couple of LO's:
In the newspaper this morning I read that this is the whitest (is that a word?) winter since 1978 with 31 snow blanket days so far. Like I said, I loved it, but now I hope winter is over and spring will come soon!
Talking about spring... The first spring workshop of The Buzz will be on march 9th. We will be making a 12x12 LO and crochet (haken) on it. Do you love the look of crochet but never learned how to do it? Then this is the perfect workshop for you. Even if you have never crochet before (like me) you can do this. But also if you have this is a fun workshop where you will learn how to use crochet in your scrapbook! You can sign up now! Just send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org and put Amy Butler Workshop in the subject line. Here's a little sneak peek:
And... have you always liked Color Conspiracy products (you might have seen them in some of my projects like the little friendship book I made for my daughter or the window hanger) but always wondered where you could buy them? Good news! The Color Conspiracy Web shop is now open!