Neon is all the rage at the moment. So I have started to knit a scarf with yellow neon and gray (results to follow soon) and I also bouth some neon yellow and pink zippers on etsy (silvermint on Etsy).
I purchased some gold coloured fabric paint a while ago to up cycle my babies white rompers. First I wanted to stencil using freezer paper. However after visiting numerous art supply shops, I still did not find any freezer paper. Apparently I need to search for this in quilt stores. Continue reading
In Belgium it is custom to offer chocolate or candy as a gift to people who come and visit your newborn baby. We call it doopsuiker, which is literally translated baptism sugar. Although nowadays it is given with birth regardless weather the child is baptised or not. Other names are suikerbonen (= sugar beans) or dragees.
Last week I made some new cushion covers for my cushions in the couch. I used a yellow fabric I once picked up in a sale (designer unknown) and a black pattern fabric from Robert Kaufman. Continue reading
My little girl is only 3 month and we have already purchased her first shoe collection! There was a sale of the Antwerp based designer Nathalie Verlinden and the shoes are just to cute we could simply not resist! I lover everything about them: the colour, the design, the details… and not to forget they are good shoes with proper support for baby’s first steps. You can find the points of sale for Nathalie Verlinden Shoes on her website here. Continue reading
We all have our favourite sweater we do not get rid off even if it shows some serious signs of wear and tear. Well one of my friends had this problem with his blue cardigan. Both sleeves have rather large wholes at the elbows. He already purchased some ready made elbow patches but didn’t like any of them to match his sweater. So I offered to pimp his elbow patches. Continue reading
10th of June was father’s day in Belgium. As my boyfriend has been doing a great job since Lilly was born 6 weeks ago, he deserves a first father’s day gift. Now Lilly is still a bit to small to make something so I went and did it for her.
I used a blank romper (from Primark) and added the text I (heart) DAD in applique. See one of my previous posts for a tutorial on applique (click here). To secure the applique I roughly handstichted along the applique using embroidery thread in similar colours as tthe fabric.
Doesn’t she look great!
This week I came across Imperial pudding powder in the super market and decided to make some at home. This is a dessert that reminds me of my childhood. My grandma used to make it with speculoos biscuits. The biscuits would go all soft and we would eat it fresh or chilled from the fridge.
It is so simple to make and the insructions are on the package. Just add some speculoos to the bottom of your bowl and one on top. Eat straight away when the pudding is still hot and the biscuits crispy or leave in the fridge and eat when chilled.
At a friends party last week I discovered a great breastfeedig aid: the nursing cover. A friend used this specially made cover for public breastfeeding. It is realy simple to make and allows you to comfortable breastfeed in public spaces without the hassle with blankets. With this cover you have total control and nobody can see a thing! I had a quick look at the design of her coer and made a simple version myself.
This is what you will need:
1. A piece of fabric for the cover (60 X 100 cm)
2. 2 pieces of fabric for the straps (60 X 7 cm)
3. 1 piece of boning of 30 cm long. You can buy this at any fabric store, I bough mine at Veritas
4. 2 D-shaped rings for the straps
5. 2 Triangle-shaped pieces of fabric in case you want to add pockets inside. These can be usefull for storing norsing pads or even your phone during feeding.
There will be no post from me this week as my beautiful daughter Lilly was born last Sunday. She was born the morning of 6th May (the calculated due date) at 5 in the morning. She is 53 cm long and weighs 3.5kg. We arrived home from the hospital on Thursday and have had a wonderful time together at home since. So before writing any post I will continue to enjoy the company of my new daughter a bit longer.