Writing is hard, geometry is pretty

Writing is hard, geometry is pretty

Oh blog. Writing is hard. I’ve been having trouble the last few weeks to focus on this project. Partly it has to do with other (fun! and! exciting!) stuff keeping me busy and I also needed to take things a slow for a little longer than I thought (the writing of... read more
Basket instead of binning

Basket instead of binning

We’re planning quite a big overhaul in our house: we want to convert our bedroom into a small office space/craft room. Thomas works from home a lot and all the crafting I’ve been doing the last few months is getting in the way of that. Our dining table is... read more
Of the cuff

Of the cuff

Yesterday I finally went back to “serious crafting” for the blog again after taking a little break this week. Apparently, life takes over sometimes and I had so many other things on my to-do list that something had to give. I have been doing blog related... read more
Puff pastry perfection

Puff pastry perfection

This year’s first produce from the garden was rhubarb (herbs don’t count I think). This called for a festive dish and coincidentally, Jeroen Meus made these Rhubarb Pastries earlier this week so I knew exactly what to make this New Food Friday. The recipe... read more
Two for one

Two for one

Hello blog, have I got an update for you! I took advantage of yesterday’s lovely weather and worked outside for both Make it Work Wednesday and Green Thumb Thursday. I started with clearing out a neglected corner of our garden – the left side of our... read more
Tiny paper crafts to do during a big to do

Tiny paper crafts to do during a big to do

Yesterday saw the start of the yearly kitschy camp fest that is the Eurovision Song Contest and I indulge in it with no shame. It was only the first semi final but I was all set: snacks (which I forgot to buy, so I had to make do with carrots), drinks (ok, just tea),... read more
Wake up scrub

Wake up scrub

I’m not a morning person. If I don’t set an alarm I will not wake up before 10 AM, no matter how early I went to bed the night before. So in the mornings, especially the early ones, I can use all the help I can get to wake up. That’s why, for Make... read more
All set for sleeves

All set for sleeves

Yesterday we went to a party at my aunt’s house. The celebration was in honor of our grandfather who’s birthday fell on the 15th of May. He would have been a hundred years old on Friday had he still been alive today. Even though my Opa passed away in 2011... read more
Cut up roll ups

Cut up roll ups

When I go to the Noordermarkt there are  few stands that I hardly ever pass by without buying something: the porcelain knick knacks stand in front of Proust, the vietnamese spring rolls stand, and the dried fruits stand. The dried fruits stand also sells crêpes,... read more
Allotted fun

Allotted fun

Yesterday I went to Utrecht to help my friend Renske on her amazing vegetable allotment (SO.JEALOUS!). Two weeks ago she had carefully planted out her seedlings, watered and fertilized them, and left it to the warm weather to do the rest. Here’s a picture she... read more