Sunday, April 29, 2012


't Is hier wat stil geweest de laatste tijd - teveel werk (doctoraat ...), teveel activiteiten (film, toneelvoorstelling, naailes, ... jammer genoeg te weinig boogschieten, maar dat komt morgen in orde), efkes op en af naar Lausanne (Zwitserland) voor een job interview (gelukkig heb ik eens 'n boek kunnen lezen tijdens de 6 uur durende treinritten) ... Dus in plaats van een naaipost, een post met oorbellen en bijpassende haarspeldjes. 'n Beetje lente omdat de lente op zich laat wachten. Deze oorbellen en haarspeldjes zouden volgens mij een leuke give away kunnen zijn, maar net zoals zij vind ik dat ik niet genoeg volgers heb om een give away op poten te zetten. Maar wie weet komt dat snel in orde ;-)

It's been too quiet here lately. Too much work (PhD, still not finished), too many activities with friends ... So I thought I could post some pictures of earrings I made, and the matching hairpins. Stay put for a give away with those earrings and hairpins, but I'd like to have more followers before that... So why not increase the odds and follow my blog?


Monday, April 16, 2012

Sunday cooking and baking

I'm not much of a cook, really. I get inspired by all those TV-shows where everything seems so easy and feasible. I try to think ahead when I go shopping for food, things like that. Imagine the good meals I could put together every day. But when it comes down to it, I just work until I get hungry, and then I need something that's whipped together really fast. Pasta, a bowl of soup, sandwiches. But yesterday, on Sunday, I woke up and thought I could cook ahead.
I love to make quiche, because it allows you to whisk together what you have, and it never fails you. This time, I made a quiche with the following ingredients: smoked salmon - spring onions - cherry tomatoes - mozzarella - corn (leftover from the night before). It's just delicious.

But that's not the only thing I made. I have a sweet tooth and decided to try some "Klaaskoeken", apparently typically Flemish sandwich-like pastry (I've eaten them all my life - I love how they taste. Just add a slice of cheese and dip them in hot chocolate milk. It's my comfort food). I used my bread machine and followed this recipe. This inspired me to make chocolate buns with the rest of the dough. And I must say, it looked yummy even before tasting it.

That's going to be a real treat for breakfast
Chocolate buns before baking - looks delicious already!
The Klaaskoeken before baking
I'm feeling quite proud of myself: I have prepared a few decent meals and I'll have something sweet for breakfast. It should always be this easy :-)

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Sunday, April 15, 2012

Some bunny loves you

A late blogpost about an easter present: a cute mug filled with homemade chocolate cookies (Nigella's Totally chocolate cookies, without the melted chocolate). It doesn't always need to be easter eggs :-)

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Friday, April 13, 2012

Kringloopwinkel - thrift store finds

Last saturday, my mum and I went to the Kringloopwinkel (for those interested: the one in Kortrijk). And I must say, it was a HUGE score ... for the both of us. Wool for my mum, fabrics for me. Yay!

An overview of everything we got .... 
Bright orange knit fabric

Yellow knit fabric
And blue knit fabric

A gorgeous raspberry cotton - it's much brighter than in the picture
Beautiful petrol cotton

And a piece of blue fabric 

And now, the wool ...

An overview of all the wool we found

Milky (Phildar) - color: mouette 
20 (!) Milky (Phildar) - color: pie
Horizons (Phildar): it changes color as you go. Really amazing wool
Horizons (Phildar) in another color

Don't remember the brand anymore :-). I'll have to ask my mum :-)

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Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Hand sewn baby booties

Remember this post, the beautiful knitted baby booties? Well, my mum, the amazing crafter, strikes again, with those hand sewn baby booties. And you know the best part? They're reversible!
The pictures shown here are tryout versions with a simple white cotton lining - imagine the possibilities ...

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Thursday, April 5, 2012

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

earrings - blue hues

Some snapshots of the latest batch of earrings ...

Delicate and simple - just how I like them

I love the detail of the bead

A little bling
And some graphic inspiration

And of course, Maurice is always interested :-)

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