The past few weeks were filled with Sping, craftiness, dancing and taking lots of photos. May has come and it's one of my fav months of the year. The weather is nice and warm, the days are long and the swallows have returned. It's time for picnics, discovering new music, yummy icecream, bike rides, and enjoying the outside! Here's a recap of the past weeks:
These blossom trees are magical. Pinkness overload! To me, this IS Spring. When I walked past the white blossom tree, it was literally buzzing with bees. Kinda scary!
The pirate boy turned 5. He wanted me to bake his favourite pie: supersweet merengue summerfruits pie! The first merengue didn't turn out quite as I had hoped, so I made another one. But the first was just fine, so we had lots of pie left. We ate it all! Or should I say 'I ate it all'. At teatime, desert, comfort food, you name it, we had merengue whenever we could in the days after the party.
Pirates it is! He drew this amazing pirate's ship and even gave the pirate a fierce look. AAAARGH! And check out that little treasure chest next to him. The detail he uses in his drawings is just awesome.
I also got crafty and knitted this yo-sd sized raglan sweater.
I spun some yarn; this one reminds me of the Cheshire cat from Alice in Wonderland.
You can imagine I was thrilled to be featured in Gathered magazine. The green teapot even made centerpiece! It's kinda akward to see a photo you took in a magazine you love to read. They'll be using more of my photos in future issues, so I'll make sure to keep you posted.
Funny how people react when you sit in a public place with some doll faceplates ready for carving. Liset and I went for a coffee and brought our things with us so she could show me how to customize faceplates and the woman behind the counter came up to us a couple of times to ask all kinds of questions about what we were doing. Guess we drew quite some attention sitting there ;) ! Anyway, we had a nice afternoon crafting, thrifting, and chatting over coffee and muffins, and I'm now more confident to start customizing my Middie. I'm really gonna miss these afternoons when she leaves for New-Zealand.
And Michiel, the kids and me spent a nice weekend enjoying cream tea at an English tearoom(oh, how I miss Engeland!) in Amersfoort. It was run by a very friendly English couple. The tearoom had rose covered wallpaper and a huge selection of teablends. The scones were delicious, the atmosphere great. I'm sure to visit again. Can't wait for the next short break! Just three more days of work. Sigh!