maandag 30 maart 2015

First day of spring

I doubted on posting this wonderful day we had 3 weeks ago...

but in the end, it was such a good day with only the 3 of us
and I did already put these pictures together in this post...

that posting this seemed the logical thing to do...

On that sunday we had our very first day of spring.
The gamins and I enjoyed a walk and an icecream at the local children's farm,
while the sun was at her best.

Living at an easy pace,
it has become our lifestyle.

dinsdag 24 maart 2015

Crochet & Kinfolk

Yesterday I started, with the help of a dear friend, on a very first crochet item.
I had never done it before and now I wonder why.

I immediately loved it and think I'm a bit addicted to doing so.

It's a really easy thing to do and you can do it like anywhere you would want.

I was reading in 'The Kinfolk Table', such an inspiring book, while working on my second 'egghat'.

The most lovely portrait is the one from Vera Williams, the Kinfolk mum, the mother of the author of the book.

It is exactly the kind of mum I would like to be.
Both pictures and text are so lovely.

vrijdag 20 maart 2015



A feeling that often pops up in my mind,
but never in a bad way.

Being alone in our house always gives me energy.
Peace at heart.
Creating (or cutting) new things.
Expecting my loved ones to come home.

Giving the old apples a new purpose...
making simple applesauce.

Leaving the rain outside.
Ticking against our windows.
to be left outside.

The house fills up with the smell of apples and cinnamon.
My favourite comforting odours.
Especially while enjoying a fruittea and preparing the dough for a tarte tatin. 

Leaving everything at rest for a moment.
Reading the new Kinfolk.
Colours matching with our new souppot.

Simple things always make me the happiest.

woensdag 18 maart 2015

Spring, some blue, new labels and b&w fabrics

It's definitely spring and so we keep on re-arranging our house and garden.

Let all of that fresh air give us new hopes and spirit.

It's been already a few nice days and 
we even had a few lunches and drinks outside,
soaking up the sun.

My new labels in white & shiny gold/silver have arrived,
as you might have noticed on Instagram.

As for fabrics,
linen is still my favourite material 
and I would like to show more of things, 
which are truely me and just me (us),
on this blog.

Maybe you have noticed all of the tiny changes which have already appeared in 2015?

Don't get me wrong, I enjoyed all of the things I made so far,
but mostly it was to please lovely people around me...

Step by step we get closer to/by ourselves.

zondag 15 maart 2015

A horse

A horse...
in the middle of our street.

She has lived here way longer than us
but we pass by everyday,
 'goodmorning, dear!'.

By now, shee knows the gamins well and they have become true friends with this old and wise madame.

donderdag 12 maart 2015

Lemons + skirt

She felt like wearing some spring-ish clothes.
I felt like an easy sewing project.

We get along so well...

Even with goosebumbs allover her body, 
she enjoyed her new skirt in the sun.

maandag 9 maart 2015

Some b&w bibs

I've made some more large bibs,
(previous bibs here and here)
now in black&white.

I love the unexpected things that roll from underneath my sewingmachine.

I would normally never have chosen these myself, but I love to make such new and challenging things for other people ;-)

Life is all about the unexpected, which comes along your path.