We celebrated the Dutch traditional feast of St. Maarten today (which should actually be celebrated on 11/11).
The kids had their laterns ready and were eager to get started. It was their first time celebrating. Where I grew up this feast was one of the biggest events for children, but where we live now it isn't so much.
I thought my trio was just so cute singing their little song for a treat :)
After 90 minutes we all had sore feet and a satisfying amount of sweets. Of course, at home it was time to check out all the treasures.
There was also another celebration today: it was our 12th wedding anniversary. So much has happened in the 17 years that we've been together, but I really believe that our bond today is stronger than ever <3
I wanted to post a photo of the latest cushion that I made this summer for a friend's wedding, but then I realised that I hadn't posted any of the others either, I believe (excuse me if I'm accidently double posting ;))
So in order of creation here are the four cushions that I crocheted in the last 16 months. They are all granny squares, because that is just so very easy to do :)
If you'd like to see some more cushions that I made you can do so here.
I broke our glass lamp shade a while ago (while vacuuming, go figure!), so I needed a new one. Not wanting to spend much money on it and not wanting to search for a new one either, I decided to pick up a cheap lamp shade from the thrifstore and see what I could do with that.
(Said cheap, ugly lamp shade)
All I did was get out my prettiest vintage ribbons and bravely cut into them (go me!). I then attached all ribbons with sticky velcro tape. It took a while, but when I was finished I was super pleased with the result.
This project hardly cost me anything and I actually love that my ribbons are on constant display.
For years I've been looking at photos of delicious looking s'mores. This typically American treat is something that we don't have in Holland. So I reckoned: why not make my own?
While searching for recipes I noticed Graham crackers being mentioned in all of them. Another thing we don't have in Holland. So I found a recipe for Graham crackers... I'm not sure whether they turned out the way they were supposed to, but all in all the s'mores turned out quite yummy and of course super calorific :)
The kids, Linus especially, have rediscovered playmais. I must admit that it's pretty amazing stuff. Made of corn, so completely safe even when eaten (the kids have tried, but apparently it's very dry :)). And it's just so easy to make cool things with!
Linus made this person with very large... ummm... eyes.
I made these seasonly little pumpkins; an idea that I had pinned.
Some time ago I spotted this Figgjo Flint fondue set in the thriftstore. Such a fine moment. I snatched it up before I could even think what to do with it. Sometime you just got to have something, right?
Anyway, it's been sitting on the top of the fridge for weeks now (I got it down today) and husband was getting impatient about it. I googled a little, but there are very few others to be found online. The only one that I found on Ebay has an asking price of more than 100 euros.
So I guess I will put it up for sale and see what it does. But I won't mind if it doesn't sell; after all, it belongs to the rest of the collection!