Last saturday I treated myself to some new craft supplies (there's a DIY post coming up with the white pencils, that aren't white anymore). I planned to do some doodling this weekend with my brand new pens! And glitter tape.... Combining glitter AND tape: awesome! I had some left over cake from tea with friends on saturday, so that was sunday's breakfast :-)
On monday, I visited my friends F + R who welcomed a brand new, teeny tiny babygirl named Malin on friday. As a thank you for helping out with the design of the card they surprised me with a perfectly wrapped Holy Mary.
When a baby is born in the Netherlands, it's an old Dutch tradition to eat 'beschuit met muisjes'. Beschuit is the Dutch word for rusk and muisjes is Dutch for 'little mice'). Muisjes are sugar covered aniseed sprinkles. In case you are interested, here are some tidbits about muisjes:
- there's only one company that manufactures them since 1860
- there's also a variety that is named 'gestampte muisjes', those poor little mice were crushed...
- when the Dutch crown princes was born, they were sold in orange for one week only (orange is the colour of our royal family)
- before the 20th century, they were only available in white. After that, in a mixture of pink and white (for both boys and girls). Now boys have their own blue and white mix
- Anise was said to stimulate lactation and was a symbol for fertility
The last two photo's: a beautiful spiderweb and colourful mail. I am terrified of spiders (I know they won't do me any harm, and I shouldn't be scared of them), but without the spider itself in sight, I thought it was safe to take a photo.
Other than that, I finally joined Instagram. Are you on Instagram? Where can I find you? Any tips on who (or should it be 'whom'?) to follow?
Are there any special traditions when a baby is born over where you live?
Oh, and I can't get enough of Pharrel's new album and the Weeknd's remix of Drunk in Love.