Tuesday, September 2, 2014

The one where we went cuckoo!

Last sunday we visited the autumn fair in Utrecht to get some fresh items to sell in our brick and mortar shop. The original plan was to walk around a bit at the fair, visit a museum afterwards and maybe do a bit of shopping. None of plans two and three. All day was needed at the fair, to be able to see everything we wanted to see. We got so many cards, gorgeous wrapping paper, notebooks, and other paper goodies, that I am afraid I don't know where to leave everything once it arrives! One might say we went a bit cuckoo... Oh, and these clocks were also available.

Friday, August 29, 2014

The one with the things I liked this week (82)

Finding these in my mailbox. They tasted as good as they looked,
filled with an almond cookie and marzipan.

Meeting this awesome door on my sunday walk

  And this bee, and the smell of lavender

Dinner with mom (I know, the picture is pretty crappy and doesn't
do it any justice)

I couldn't help myself, they kept calling my name

My friend R. sent me a card from Finland, isn't this a cool stamp?
I know, I'm a nerd. Stamps can get me all excited!

Very happy with the new lamps in my brick and mortar shop, 
I would have never ever picked out the previous ones.

How has life been in your corner of the world lately? Any plans for the weekend you are looking forward to? I'll be having dinner with a friend tomorrow and on sunday I will go to the autumn fair in Utrecht with my mom. Hope we can snatch up some goodies for the shop, and we might pay a visit to a museum afterwards. Hope you'll have a great weekend, see you next week!

Thursday, August 28, 2014

The one with links I like

How cool are these vases made out of pencils?

Beautiful and colourful houses. My favourites are 11, 28 and 61

Too bad these sneakers don't come in ladies' sizes!

Reasons why you might be in a bad mood

A guide to homemade hummus

Who else wouldn't mind living here?
(beware, this is a very dangerous website!)

(free) printable paper ice creams

Tate Britain, astronauts, robots, after dark

And 'yes' to these boozy coconut hot fudge milkshakes!

Saturday, August 23, 2014

The one with the things I liked this week (81)

Just some random photo's from last week. Although it had been super busy at work, I still managed to see some likeable things.

 Imagine having a real icecream this big!

 Snacking on some cherries

 Seen on an evening walk


A rainbow that was much better looking in person

Must be fun having a colourful bike like this one!

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

The one with the button brooch DIY

Lots of people think of brooches as old lady-accessories. I don't, I love them. In my opinion, brooches are awesome. Perfect to spice up a bag or to give some va-va-voom to a white tee. Oh, and don't get me started on brooches and blazers: a match made in heaven! Preferably a whole bunch of them, and the more bling, the better. And how about pinning one to a chunky chain necklace?

What you'll need
  • buttons
  • pins
  • fast drying glue
  • pliers or scissors, in case your buttons don't have flat backs

Use your pliers or a pair of scissors to remove the backs of the non-flat-back buttons, mine are made of plastic, so this was easy peasy.

Most of the time, I'm a pretty messy crafter, so I used a piece of paper to protect my workspace when I started with this part. Assemble the brooches before glueing away and see which combo works the best for you. After that, let the glueing begin!

Let the assembled buttons dry and after that, glue the pins to the backs.

What's your accessory of choice? Are you a brooch aficionado like me? Have you been doing some crafting lately? If you have a blog post with a cool project, feel free to share it in the comments section below, I'd love to read more about it! If you'd like to see some more tutorials, you can find them here, for example the sharpie plate in the last photo. 

Saturday, August 16, 2014

The one with the things I liked this week (80)

A pretty door seen on a bike ride home after lunch with friends

Let's see for how long I can manage to keep these alive......

Making some new notebooks for the shop

As a kid I used to hate trips to Ikea, I never could have imagined receiving
the new catalog would get me all excited now. 

Salad with spinach, mozzarella, pesto, tomatoes and sunflowerseeds