We never have enough baskets.

On the background:
screen print Jane Foster 2005
Pippi by Lauren Child


Print Print Print






a mobile



Coffee table magazines

Knitted, felted and sewed together.


Corner View: Books

I like my books placed by color
This is my cookbook collection

Here's a photo made by my love and illustrates last weeks Corner View 'Evening'

Mum & Pops asleep on the sofa!

Have a wonderful time together!
See you the 13th, my CV friends.
Big seasonal kiss,


Talking Chocolate!



Guusje goes printing mad

Natascha won the give-away!

Thank you for joining, see you next time!


Corner View: Evening

8.00 P.M.

When the night falls,
the children are in bed,
the candles are lit,
the music is on,

a snug, cozy blanket on the sofa,

this mommy

falls asleep.

(the funniest thing is, it isn't even that unromantic)

Nighty Night, my dear friends!


Guusje goes printing mad

The children, okay excluding Popsy, but hey, she is so cute, are in need of some clothing.
So this busy bee bought t-shirts and made t(h)ree prints.

Give Away:
Would you like a children's t-shirt with one of these prints?
Leave a comment
Don't forget to mention size and Tree, Dragon or Fish
I'll draw a winner next week.


All the way from Israel!

I have a confession to make.
I'm starting to get addicted to handmade gifts.
I'm turning into a huge handmade gift snob.
The longer a packet has to travel,
the better.
The second you press 'add to cart' button
the fun begins.
The following weeks of 'has it arrived already?',
add to the whole experience
of buying online.

It's all Etsy's fault.
Don't go there too often
or you will end up poor.

but utterly Happy!

Thank you for making this beautiful present for Poppy.


Corner View: House Corner's

At the end of the day,
this little witch
gets her broom
and starts swiping the floor.
Amazing what you find
in those corners!


St. Nick will bring these for the children.

I think they are very cute! Hopefully they will fit the bill, Kiefer is asking for a blue 'Knuffeldraak' (stuffed dragon for bed) for quite some time now. Their imagination can be very specific, so I'll keep my fingers crossed December 5th. The green one is for Roemer.


What's cooking?

Work in Progress
I'm seriously in love with all kinds of mobiles.
In a couple of months our house will double in size,
guess what will be hanging in every room?

I'm knitting my very first sweater for Roemer, he's the only one in the house that likes wearing them. Wish me luck on this one.

So, That's cooking in our house.
Can't show you the Sinterklaas presents yet,
will do later.....

What's cooking in yours???


Corner View: Menu al dia!

The sad truth is: I don't have a clue what's cooking in restaurants right now....

And I won't find out soon. I don't mind. I would love to have a cook around though. Anyone?

If I had a hour to myself I'd rather do this instead of eating out. But I don't believe we had an option, did we?
Ah well, there's nothing wrong with a bit of 'make your own happiness on your blog', is there?

Lots of love, People around the world!

A rainy greet from Holland.



Cheers Jane!

I'm sure we will all like it.


Up the wall....

....I'll reconsider the blanket....


St. Martin's Day

St. Martin's Day (or Martinstag or Martinmas) is November 11, the feast day of Martin of Tours, who started out as a Roman soldier. He was baptized as an adult and became a monk. It is understood that he was a kind man who led a quiet and simple life. The most famous legend of his life is that he once cut his cloak in half to share with a beggar during a snowstorm, to save the beggar from dying of the cold. That night he dreamed that Jesus was wearing the half-cloak Martin had given away. Martin heard Jesus say to the angels: "Here is Martin, the Roman soldier who is not baptised; he has clothed me." (Thank you Wiki)

St. Kiefer

With an apple corer, I hollowed a carrot.
With my lino cutters, I decorated the carrots with stars and moons.
I also pinched a few holes in the carrot to let some air in.

We melted some tea lights.

Hung in a cord (a mini beewax candle we still had from past Christmas)

The lanterns are working! (You can't see the stars and moons, but they were really beautiful to look at).

Parents made the most beautiful lanterns, all from root vegetables.
The children sit in a ring, listening to the teacher. She's telling the the story of Sterntaler.

While the children were singing in front of the houses, the classroom was waiting for the cold children to arrive.
The teacher made these beautiful lantern-lights (paintings on paper, oiled and decorated, carefully put around a glass with a tea light).

The children arrive and are warmed with hot chocolate and fruits and snacks.
(A blurry photo to keep the children anonymous).

Really tired but happy, the five of us returned home and went straight to bed.
Thank you, parents and teacher for organizing this feast