Monday, December 21, 2009

Christmas decorations part 3

I've made those 2 cute little Christmas mice for Julie & Sarah so they can each hang their decorations in their christmas tree. What makes them extra special is the little bells on their head so they make noise when you shake them... hihi.
And I've finally finished my first cupcake. Thanks to the pattern I ordered from Crochet Alley. I've also made a second, bigger one for Morgane's birthday, but I'm still waiting on the pictures. Scrumptuous isn't it?

Wednesday, December 09, 2009

Christmas decorations part 2

Since the doctor diagnosed that I had a viral infection and that I had to stay home for the rest of the week, I've had more time to do some crafting.
I made 2 new amigurumi decorations: Santa & a little Angel.
And here are my two favourite decorations that I bought in the States when I was a foreign exchange student in 1995-1996.

Sunday, December 06, 2009

Christmas Spirit

It might not be snowing in Belgium, but how cute it this little snowman I made for my christmas tree? I've decided to try to make some of my own decorations this year.
Wait untill you see the cookies I'll make during Christmasbreak!

Hat for little Zoe

Here it is, Zoe's cute little hat. Hope she'll like it

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Hello Mathilde

Hello Mathilde! Welcome to this world.
I made this cute little Hello Kitty angle for her and tomorrow I will send it by mail to Paris. I hope she will like it.

From the heart

This weekend the weather was so bad (tons of rain pouring and pouring and pouring), so I had a lot of time to do my crafts. As I needed to make a heart for my Hello Kitty, I tried out the pattern from MyGurumi. That's how I got this big red asymetrical heart. Pretty cool isn't it?

Of course, this one was to big for my small Kitty, so I tried to make a smaller pink one.

Saturday, November 28, 2009

craft basket

Little Mathilde is born, the daughter of my friends An & Thierry. I'm making her a little Hello Kitty amigurumi doll. To be continued...

Sunday, November 08, 2009

Cardigan Corine

Yes! I'm finished! This is Corine's cardigan.

Tuesday, November 03, 2009

Apple & blueberry pie

I'm back! These last few weeks have been so exhausting. I've been working way to much. And I had to take coarses on Saturdays. Pfff. But now I have a week of vacation (fallbreak) and I can get back to my crafts & other stuff.
On Sunday I baked this delicious apple & blueberry pie. You can find the original recipe in the last issue of Martha Steward's Living Magazine. Mmmmmmm.
I interupted my reading and started another book: "The Lost Symbol" by Dan Brown. Wow, it's breathtaking, again. I have to stop reading after 10 pm because otherwise I can't go to sleep!
And it looks like Corine's sweater will be finished by this weekend! Yes!
I have a lot of amigurumi to make after this for all my friends who are about to give birth. And a hat for Morgane and for Zoe. Busy, busy.
To be continued...

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Monsieur Moustache

On September 13th, the famous fashiondesigner Monsieur Moustache turned 30. As I am a VIP, of course I was invited to his big party in Antwerp. On this special occasion, I made 3 little monsieurs moustaches, one with a tie, one with a bowtie and one with a bowler hat. This gift was very much appreciated by MM.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Saturday, September 12, 2009

For true ladies

Run mad as often as you choose

Tuesday, September 08, 2009


This Sunday I went over to Tinneke's to celebrate 3 birthdays: mine, Tinneke's and Sarah's. I bought loads of party stuff and arrived with a party hat, a party wissle, was dressed in pink, had apetizers and made a birthdaycake. Sarah was a little bit overwelmed at first, but she loved it.

Sarah's birthday gifts were handmade amigurumi mushrooms. The stem is shaped with an Actimel bottle so it can stand straight. Right now I've made only two mushrooms, but Julie's birthday is in a couple of days and I will make some more for her too. They're supposed to be a set of bowling pins. You will see the total result after Julie's b-day.

I also made a delicious mouelleux au chocolat (heavy chocolate cake) with chocolate glazing. Sarah helped with the decoration. Boy, did she love to put those sprinkels on there!

The party was a big succes. The girls loved it. And it turns out that Ninie is also too hard to remember for the little ones, so it's Winie...

Thursday, September 03, 2009

Tussen de soep en de patatten

This Flemish expression means in between things, while your busy with doing a lot of things. My life has been very hectic the last few weeks and I haven't allways had enough time to do my craft stuff.
I have allready finished two mushrooms, but I can't show them online yet, because they're a gift. I'm going to do something with moustaches also, but I can't tell anything more... Stay tuned! And of course I'm still working on Corine's cardigan... not an easy job.
I went to Decooh! in Brussels this weekend and was very inspired. Loads of Christmas decoration ideas. (My favorite time of the year)

I just discovered this amazing photographer on Check it out! It's mindblowing.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

La Paon

Check this out! My beautiful peacock necklace finally arrived today by airmail! Isn't it gorgeous? I found this on the Etsy site and its made by Courtney & Christina Spivak from White Owl

work in progress

It's been a while since I posted a message. I've been really busy lately and during my spare time I've been knitting on a cardigan. It's made out of this beautiful blue felted tweed yarn from Rowan.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009


This is Meeko, my little squirrel. I made this for Gilles, Aline's son, which I was supposed to visit tonight. But since I have the flue, I won't be able to go. Fortunately, that gives me a lot of time to crochet and knit in my bed. I have made this amigurumi from scratch, without any pattern.

Wednesday, August 05, 2009

Mariella's Unusual Fantasy Funny Animals

Unbelievable. I just discovered the most amazing amigurumi maker on internet. Meet MUFFA or Mariella's Unusual Fantasy Funny Animals :

She makes amigurumi that are only a couple of milimeters big, or should I say small. Waw.


Meet Arizona.
You might remember the little chick I made for Arthur, Sofie's son. A couple of weeks ago we met again and Arthur was all dressed up like he was going to ride a horse (with the boots, and the pants, and all the other little details ...) When I asked him if he wanted me to make him a horse, he imediately shouted out Yes. And when I asked him about the colors he wanted, he didn't even have to think: a dark brown horse, with a white spot on the nose and blond manes. Boy, he sure loves horses. I hope he's going to like this one. It's a little bit smaller than I had hoped, but it'll do. I found the pattern on .

Monday, August 03, 2009

So true

"Any man who can drive safely while kissing a pretty girl is simply not giving the kiss the attention it deserves."
Albert Einstein


This scarf was made as a Christmasgift for my stepdad Frank. It's made out of very nice brown and grey lambswool. The pattern is inspired by something I saw on I choose that one because I thought it was a very masculin pattern. The scarf is 23 cm large by 200 cm long. Frank loves it, because it's long enough to wear it tied with a loop and it doesn't scratch him to much ;-)

Alice & Alice

Meet Alice & Alice.
Baby Alice was born on May 3rd 2009 and amigurumi Alice was made specially for her (in a hurry) to greet her at the hospital. Aren't they cute together.
Amigurumi Alice is of course inspired by the story of Alice in Wonderland and by something I had seen on internet (sorry, I can't remember where).
The beautiful wooden letters on the train wagons are made by Alice's dad, Tony, and were used for her birth announcements.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

I started early - Took my Dog

I started Early -- Took my Dog --
And visited the Sea --
The Mermaids in the Basement
Came out to look at me --

And Frigates -- in the Upper Floor
Extended Hempen Hands --
Presuming Me to be a Mouse --
Aground -- upon the Sands --

But no Man moved Me -- till the Tide
Went past my simple Shoe --
And past my Apron -- and my Belt --
And past my Bodice -- too --

And made as He would eat me up --
As wholly as a Dew
Upon a Dandelion's Sleeve --
And then -- I started -- too --

And He -- He followed -- close behind --
I felt his Silver Heel
Upon my Ankle -- Then my Shoes
Would overflow with Pearl --

Until We met the Solid Town --
No One He seemed to know --
And bowing -- with a Mighty look --
At me -- The Sea withdrew --


Kip & Miss Kitty

Check out my new little amigurumi friends.

The little blue bird is called Kip, and was made for Zoé (Julie M's daughter).

And the cute pink kittycat is called Miss Kitty.

I quickly took a picture of the two of them together in my knitting bag, before they got separated from each other. (before I went to Julie's to give Kip a new home)

Friday, July 24, 2009

Happy Moments

Happy moments during my trip to the Haute Provence:

  • breathing through my stomach (=center) again, instead of through my throat.

  • dancing, roling, flapping with my arms, jumping, flying, shaking, falling

  • not looking at my watch or my cellphone for 10 days

  • reading books

  • laying in the shade of a big tree, on the pebbles of a cute little stream

  • checking out the butt-cheeks of handsome Brittish cyclists and feeling very hot

  • being estimated 26 years while turning 32 tomorrow

  • lavender, lavender, lavender

  • siska

Palais Idéal du Facteur Cheval

Ferdinand Cheval was a postman in the little town of Hauterives and one day, when tripping over a rock, he decided to build his dream: an amazing and imaginary castle. Each day, while doing his mail delivery, he gathered rockes that he used to build this strange construction (24m long by 16m wide!). Cheval blended all diffrent religions with animals and plants. Every single cm² is detailed and made by one man only! It is one of the most inspiring things I have ever seen. "Où le songe devient réalité".

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Haute Provence

I just came back from an amazing trip to the Haute Provence, France.

First I stayed at Sainte-Croix in a beautiful Monastery and attended a contemporary dance workshop with the organisation Wisper. ( In the morning we would dance from 9h30 untill 12h00. Then we had lunch and spare time to enjoy the beautiful area. And in the evening we would dance another 2 hours. It was exhausting, my musscles hurted so bad, but I loved it so much! It was a great way to deconnect and feel again instead of thinking.

The group was great too and was made out of 4 workshops: initiation of contemporary dance, drawing & painting for beginners, from impro to scene & scetches. And at the end of the week, all 4 groups did a showcase. It was very interesting to see what everybody had made.

After this amazing week, Siska and I went to check out the cyclists at le Mont Ventoux. We visited the beautiful town of Grignan and Nyons. And we finished our trip with Avignon.
On our way back to Belgium we stoped at the Palais Idéal du Facteur Cheval (see next message).