Friday, July 30, 2010

Photograph Friday


A friend of my mum has donkies and they got a baby! A white donky baby is pretty rare nowadays.
Here's a portret of mother and daughter which thought my skirt was pretty interesting.
Think it were the flowers XD.



And jup, that's me.

Thursday, July 29, 2010

More rings

Enjoying my craft posts? More to come! You can see I have much more time on my hands to craft ^^.
I hope all these craft posts get you inspired to make some things yourselves. Create your own world and style!
Anywho, here are some rings I made.
This ones made with air drying clay and pastel for colouring.

I love bows! made with salt dough and acrylic paint

Made with a cameo I bought from Sophie & Toffee (I still have to post my review ^^;)


In our supermarket (the GB) there's a promotion going on, when you buy for so much money, you get a Disney push pin. I already got 3 of the Incredibles, 1 of Ratatouille and this one from the Princess and the Frog. I really like this one and since I don't use brooches so much I made it into a ring ^^


On another note, I am working on things for my shop. When it's finished I'll let you know, so keep an eye out for that ;)

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Sweet Blog Award

Some time ago I received a Sweet Blog Award from The Fashionate Traveller
which is very very sweet of her ^^.


Anyway, back to the award.  The rules are:
- Give this award to 5 sweet and friendly bloggers
- Make a post about the award including the picture above
- In your post, mention the person who gave it to you
- Put the award on your blog
- Let your nominated bloggers know you've awarded them by leaving a comment

I would now like to pass this onto:
- Hikaria
- A sweet lolita in debt
- Moments like Diamonds
- PickledPandas
- and well the fifth one, all the ones I really like have got these recently so no point in nominating them right?

I really love reading blogs, getting to know other people and their lives and views. So THANKYOU all for making my world a little bigger and happier! ^^


Tuesday, July 27, 2010

7/50 Plastic bags become...

fabric ^^!
I've been collecting them some time and I finally got down and did something with them.
I fused them! I really like turning something you don't really use and make it into something special :)
Here's my result. I now have waterproof fabric. Yay!
Can't wait to make something with it!


I did this with a help from a tutorial from a friend (pickled pandas)

Monday, July 26, 2010

Belgium and candy

and one candy in particular: Cuberdons!



Jup, Belgium has more candy to offer than chocolate alone.
It's very likely that you have never heard or seen this candy before. You know why...
Cuberdons or Neuzen, literally translated as Noses because of the shape, are only made in Belgium.
They can't be shipped off to other countries because of the limited pot life. After 3 weeks they start to turn into sugar so don't wait to long before eating. Although I doubt they'll be in your cabinet very long.


Cuberdons are really yummy! The standard ones, as you can see in the picture are purple-red and have a raspberry flavor. 25 more flavors were developed just a few years ago so now you have black ones which taste like anise; strawberries, cherries, lemon, banana, pineaplle, coconut, vanille, cola, melon, orange, peache, apple, pear, pepermint, kiwi, lavender, viola, cinnamon 
The head ingrediënt from Neuzen is Arabic gum which gives it his typical texture. Hard on the outside, soft and gooey on the inside.


I'm always up for a trade for national candies! Interested? Contact

Saturday, July 24, 2010

When it's hot...

you need something cold!
And what is better to have in hot hot summer than a sorbet! yum ^^
Yesterday we (my mum and I) made, in the spur of the moment, watermelon sorbet and cherry sauce.
Quick recipe:
We only had a quarter of a water melon left, so that's what we used. Slice into small pieces and remove all the seeds. Put them in a bowl and mix them. I also added some sugar, 2 tablespoons of crystal sugar.
Mix again. Get out little cups or those special things to make water ice, or a large flat container.
Pour the mixture in there and store in the freezer. I looked at the sorbet after 3 hours and it wasn't ready yet so longer than that :D.

Before freezing:

I have to say, when you are going to make this, start with a little amount of watermelon, so you can see if you like it. The end result has a very specific taste, some like it, others don't.

A friend of mine made a tutorial on youtube about a cantalope sorbet (we call cantalope here literally: honey melon)

Onto the cherry sauce; shall we?
My mum got a lot of cherries from a friend and since I don't like cherries so much, there were still some left.
Our first idea was cherry sorbet but it turned out a liiiitle bit different :)
Quick recipe:
We used 2 handful cherries (all good ones), wash them and set a pan on fire with 200 ml of water and add 2 table spoons of crystal sugar and let it warm. Remove the seed from the cherries while adding in them in the pan. Bring to a boil and stir. If it boiling, put it on a lower fire and let boil. Mash the cherries and sieve the mixture (be sure to put something beneath it 'cause that's your sauce xD )
And finished, now add it to your ice-cream or put the sauce with the icecream in a blender and you have cherrymilkshake!
No pictures 'cause we were to quick with eating ^^; sorry.
Besides cooking, I also did some crafting so expect some posts about that in the future!

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Reading!

Remember the post with all those books listed?
I began reading the first one from my list ^^
The Hitchhikers guide to the Galaxy. Normally I'm not so much into sci-fi but that title just speaks to me ^^
I'll let you know if I like it :)
Anyone read this one before?

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

My decoupaged agenda

I bought an agenda in the beginning of the schoolyear but the cover was not so much to my liking; a skaterboy... so not me ^^;. I also had some free mangapromotionbooks from Düsselfdorf, those were the perfect covers for my agenda ^^. Decoupaging is actually very simple :)
Here's what you need:
- pictures, photographs, magazine clippings, all paper.
- white craft glue (that dries transparent) like Modge Podge
- a paint brush and something to put your glue on (like a lid from a container or st)
- something you want to decoupage


And how you get it done!
Take your pictures and lay them out on your cover to see what's the best way.
Spread glue on your base (in my case the cover) and put your pictures on, I did them one at a time, so put your picture on, brush glue over it and put on the next. Do all the base and let it dry.
When it's dry, give them another layer of glue and let dry.
Mine was still a bit sticky so I used transparent tacky paper to cover it up.
And you're finished!
'Cause the mangapictures were black 'n white, and I love colour. I added some aquarel paint on the pictures before I put them on the cover.
The front




Monday, July 19, 2010

Glee swap: package arrived ^^

Remeber I joined a glee swap? Here are the lovely things I got from my partner ^^
Here's everything together

First thing I opened was a sweater clip! inspired by Emma, Yay ^^
On the letter she gave me was a golden star, I think I'm going to make a bracelet round it.



and in action:

Next up, I found a 'My cat's been reading my diary" diary! Haha, so clever ^^
Think I'm going to use this for my swaps or blogging ideas.


Next one I opened was something I couldn't put my finger on... I first thought it was a threadcatcher but it didn't have a weighted piece to hold it from falling from my table, when I read the letter I got it Cheesy A laptop case! And it just just fits my laptop. Itfeatures one of the great oneliners of Brittany

Last but not least, a I'm a Gleek shirt with a characterised touch ^^ We discussed this and I'm glad we did ^^ Lovely result! 10 points if you can guess who's on there and which song he/she's singing !

and for extra's I got a bookmark stamped with glee (everything was packed in Glee stamped paper) and Muisjes, literally translated: little mouses, these are little anise balls, really yummy Smiley
In Holland, they are presented on biscuits everytime a baby is born, hence the Beth card ^^




Thankyou very much Vanillyz, I really love everything and enjoyed crafting for you and chatting with you ^^

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Giveaway: No No Deja Vu

Found this cute give-away and thought you guys might like it too ^^

Friday, July 16, 2010

Photograph Friday


Taken by me when I was getting some fresh air between studying. It started to rain a bit hence the drops of water.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Glee swap: items I've send


I joined the first Glee swap on craftster (hoping for more rounds). I really really like the series as I really like singing!
These are the things I send.
First up, a character bracelet. My partner Vanilyzz really liked bracelets and she loved every one of the characters. 
The star is for Rachel, the skull for Tina, the football for Puck and Finn, the microphone for Mr Shuester, the pacifier for Quinn and the red and black beads are the school colours.
All is made by hand and clay (except for the skull).


A pair of earring and a keychain with red and black ponpons, representing the Cheerio team, a team of cheerleaders.


Bookmarks, because she likes to read!
Here's one with her favourite mash-up (two songs put together to form one)
One with the glee sign on it and one of her favourite quotes from the show.




A crochet bracelet in the school colours.

'Cause she like Emma's jewelery, I made her an Emma flower as a hairclip, also out of clay and painted with acrylic paint. Modeled in my hair.


And finally a stencilled tshirt with another one of her favourite quotes:


I think I'm going to make myself one of those Tshirts and a flower and the bookmarks ^^.
Anyone else watching Glee?

Saturday, July 10, 2010

6/50: Re-shoeing

Ever since I saw Violet Le Beaux's tutorial on her cute red glitter shoes I had the urge to try this out on my green ballerinas. I have very difficult feet, so I hate shoe shopping... most of the shoes I like, don't fit. I hate that! But sometimes I find perfect pairs ^^ This was one of them. A pair of green ballerinas.
Now they are a bit worn-out but I can't part of them and glitter I like so glitter they get ^^ !


It's really easy and you don't have to get a lot, just glitter, paint brushes and craft glue which dries transparent 'cause else you won't see the glitter. Everything else is explained at Violet's tutorial.
Work in progress:
 

And this is the result ^^
Inside with flash:




And outside:

What do you think? I like it, I think I'm going so add something to the straps. Maybe a little bow (or would that be to much?) Hihi ^^ I like my "new" shoes ^^




Friday, July 9, 2010

Photograph Friday


A beautiful picture, not by me but by my brother, taken in our neighborhood park.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

I WANT !

it's been a long time since I have done a post like this but here's one ^^
I want...
a pair of Ed Hardy Shoes! I first saw them here, she owns a gorgeous pair of Sneakers with a geisha on them and I LOVE geisha's and everything with their picture on!
prepare for geisha-shoe goodies ^^


picture sources: ed-hardy.com

Give-away: Milk Tea

Hi! One of my favourite blogs is having a give-away so go and check it out!
It ends on 11th of July!

Monday, July 5, 2010

New summer bag

Just a quick post today,
here's my new summer bag:

you can see the 2 keychains I got from Thanh Thao's give-away ^^
Lot's of pockets which I really love!
What do you think?

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Haul part 2

Here's part 2 of my haul, things I bought on the first day of the sales ^^.
Accessories I bought, a braided headband with flower pattern (1€), a blue pair of earrings (2,5€), a pair of red loop earrings (1€), 2 pairs of pearlearrings and 1 pair of bowearrings (2€), 2 bows (1€) and  lot's of pearl bracelet's (3€) ^^


I desperately needed a new summer dress, and I ran into this polkadot red dress for only 5€.

Next up are a short and a pants. The short is very short but I don't mind. And the pants has a lovely purple colour (the only pants I have which isn't brown, black, blue of white, haha)




And last, a really cute top with one broken band which gave me an extra discount. It's easy to make so no problem ^^.

Tomorrow is my first working day, I feel excited! I only need to get up at 7 AM so that's alright (I was fearing I had to be awake at 5 AM)
Hope you enjoyed this quick post!