zondag 25 december 2011

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas everyone!

No stitching in this blog, but all the more place for food and pics of Jelena :)

As usual, I was 'in charge' of dessert and cakes for christmas with the parents.

For dessert, I made a white chocolate-mousse and a dark mousse (a very light kind) and some fruit

I also made the traditional christmas cookies, this time with colored glacing (my first time, lol)

and the traditional cake (Kerststronk), this year with buttercreme and jam

aaaaaaaaaaaannnnnnnnnnnd CUPCAKES! Had a lot of work on those, but I'm quite proud of the result

And then there were the christmas-presents. Jelena had a great time giving the gifts to everyone. She also wanted to help unwrapping everything. Her doll was a huge succes! She already knows how to feed her :)

(the plaster on my head, is where the stitches after my fall are hiding, tomorrow the threads will be removed).

Also, Chaotic Crafter is having a give-away for a 10.00 gift-certificate at 123.Stitch; enter here

maandag 19 december 2011

SAL Snowglobes: 2/8

I've just finished the second snowglobe, about a week late (ouch). It's another christmas-themed one, with a nice christmas tree. Unfortunately, the frogs really seem to love this SAL as well, as I've been visited many times on both globes.
On to number 3...!

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I've taken the challenge to stitch on clothes, nothing complicated though, just a tiny Hello Kity on a easy t-shirt. I used the DMC soluble canvas for this. It melted away quite easily, and I'm rather happy with the result.

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I found a new recepy that looked quite delicious, and since it was my father's birthday, it was a good occasion to try it out!

Nancy at Victorian Motto Sampler Shoppe is having a hand-dyed floss New Years give-away. She's also having a Christmas give-away!! That's two chances. Go check it out!

Thanks for the suggestions! I have closed the google-toolbar as suggested by Miek, we'll see soon if it has helped :)

Edit: still not able to post, which means I'll have to start it the old old slow slow slow desktop
Edit 2 to change time of publishing to current time.

This morning the streets were quite icy. My bike (the two-peddled kind) decided to flirt with the ice on the street while I was on my way to work, the result: a couple of stitches in my face. I've told my bike never to flirt again!

woensdag 7 december 2011

Snow-Globe 1/8

Blogger problems
Updates come slowly, for two reasons. Not enough time to stitch..., but also problems with posting on blogger. I can type up my whole post on the 'new' (secondhand) laptop perfecty, but the stupid thing refuses to publish. So I have to start up the old computer to publish a post, and that one goes as slowwwwwwwwwwwww as a snail! So that takes a lot of time, that really could be used for better purposes. I also have difficulty reading other peoples blogs, so that takes up a lot of my time as well :( (but it's worth looking at your work!)
Any one have an idea whath the problem could be??; The laptop has Vista and I work on Internet Explorer 9

I joined a new Sal at the CSL-group and finished the first part. The SAL exists out of 8 snow-globes with a Christmas or winter-theme. The first one has a Santa inside.

Sinterklaas kapoentje
December 6th we celebrate Sinterklaas. For the adults that means chocolate, marsepein, nicnacs (little biscuits in the form of the alphabet), yummy! For the kids it means... toys! And even though Jelena is little, she got visited by Sinterklaas too :-)

First she put her shoe with a little something for the horse.

The next morning her shoe was filled with some nicnacs (she doesn't usually get anything like this) and something more healthy ;-)
And of course toys!

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she was very happy with her little shop, her kitchen-stuff and building blocks!

Till next time!

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