zondag 29 juli 2012

Lovely Paris

My dear friend Mandy and I went to visit Paris for a few days.. 
It's such a pretty city, with it's old, gorgeous houses, the nostagic feeling you automaticly get when you are walking through Paris and of course, the Eiffel Tower.. 

Soon more on my blog about our visit. 

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donderdag 19 juli 2012

La Clé et la Rose

A nostalgic key and the rose... 

This mini cake I have made for the birthday of a dear dear friend. She loves getting cakes and this is the third birthday cake I've made for her. 

I can't wait to see her reaction... 

The combination of white lace and that old key next to a white, blooming rose, remembers of old times... Doesn't it?  

Have a great day!

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maandag 16 juli 2012

My first crochet plaid

A while ago I saw a few crochet plaids on other blogs and the last one I saw convinced me to make my own crochet plaid. 
My own big plaid, about 150cm by 200cm in ivory, with star granny squares.

So, I ordered a book and found out that a pattern I wanted was one of the difficult ones.. That's so typical me. 
The book was in German and that made it even harder. 
I didn't know that the directions for the pattern are abbreviated, I thought there would be step by step directions and pictures, so German wouldn't be a problem... I was shocked and tried for over two hours to figure out the meaning of the abbreviations and how to do all those different stitches.  

A few days later I decided to buy a Dutch book that explained every stitch, with helpful pictures.  

Yesterday a dear friend helped me and made the first square so I could see how every stitch is done and how the end result looks.

Doesn't it look pretty? 

I probably need about 190 squares to make a bigger plaid.. So, I have a lot to do before it's Christmas, I would like to have the plaid finished by then. 

The first square I've made on my own:

I forgot a leaf in the middle row, so the last row isn't complete in the upper left corner. But, practice is good and I'll start again tonight for the real deal. Fingers crossed! 

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vrijdag 6 juli 2012

Pretty China

Just went to visit Ikea with a friend, they do have great things to buy for a comfy white home.. 

They have new China, called ARV and it's gorgeous <3

Off-white or pastel pink with a lovely border.. 
In off-white I bought two dinner plates, two breakfast plates and two bowls and in pink two bowls. 
And two bowls in pastel pink.

Of course I already have China, but that's not so pretty.
Time for a change; every now and then I could allow myself buying one plate.. 

Have a great weekend!

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donderdag 5 juli 2012

French door blind

Two weeks ago I found these French door blinds as you may remember. 
Yesterday I've painted the bottom parts in a white chalk paint and sandpapered it. But I'm not so happy with it.. I think I will paint it again in a more cream color. 

But it's the perfect place for one of my French blinds. Photographed with the last pioenies of this year..  

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woensdag 4 juli 2012

Just some pictures..

Dried pioenies, aren't they pretty... 

My new teapot and cup and saucer, bought them yesterday. 
I love the little flowers on the teapot and the cup and saucer fit perfectly. 

Have a great evening!

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