Saturday, November 5, 2011

I took up sewing

It's been a while because I've been busy with work, my family and crafting. Since I'm in bed with the flu I though it was about time I posted what I've been up to the last couple of months.

I took up sewing! So far I sew a cover for my son's comforter that still needs to be appliqued. My second project was a drawing cover. I made three of them since, this is the latest one since I have no pictures of the first ones on my iPad.

Well, it doesn't seem possible to upload pictures from my iPad 😢 so I'll have to continue when I'm at my computer. So much for things to do when you have the flu. To be continued...


Monday, March 21, 2011


Last week I made a wordbook for French friends who lived the Netherlands (or as we call it in Dutch: Nederland) for a couple of years. They moved back home this week and I thought it would be nice to make them a wordbook filled with things we'll remember them by. They absolutely loved it!
This is how is turned out.

And this was the first wordbook I made. I made that one for my sons closest friend who left daycare because he turned 4 and started school. A couple of day later I got an email from his mom, telling me how much she liked this recap of their 2 years of friendship. FYI "vrienden" means "friends".
I learned how to make a wordbook in inkscape from this tutorial:
From making this book I learned that the contrast between the background and the letter should me higher.
I used cardstock from DCWV's glitter stack for the letters.

I really like making wordbooks, so I'm pretty sure I'll be doing more of these in the future.
If you would like the SCAL files, just send a request by e-mail.
Have a great week!

Sunday, February 27, 2011


Today I made a cake to take over to my aunts. She invited the family over for diner. Because she cooked us roti, I decided to make a chocolate Surinam flag cake, filled with chocolate mousse and orange cream. I think it turned out nice and it tasted good!

This was the first cake I ever decorated almost two years ago.

 Since then I've made around twenty cakes including my own wedding cake. I didn't have a clue how to make a six tier cake, so it's a bit crooked. But it still tasted great and I'm I made it myself because it fitted perfectly in the silver "all you need is love" theme.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011


I've also been using my Cricut to design some t-shirts.

The first one was a cassette tape for my son. I saw it on an adult shirt and thought it would be funny for him because he never even saw one for real.

The cassette is from the Cricut cartridge "Indie Art" and I used hotfix glitter foil for the middle part. For the outer part I used regular cotton which I ironed on the shirt with steam-a-seam.

Later on my husband had a family day at work so I wanted to make my son a shirt with their logo on it.  My son picked the colors and the guitar model. The Flying-V is from the Cricut Cartridge "Indie Art" and I used hotfix flock to iron onto the shirt. I downloaded the Gibson-logo from their website and used SCAL to cut it with my Expression.

And when I couldn't find a Pink Ladies jacket in the size of our bridesmaid I made her a Pink Ladies shirt myself. I downloaded the font American Pop One to cut it on my Expression with SCAL. I think it looked really cute.

But it all started out with this hotfix nailhead KISS logo I made for my son after a rhinestone shirt I once bought for myself at a KISS concert.
Next project is a shirt with the Incredibles logo on it, but I'm gonna wait till summer for that. Untill then I'll probably find lots of other stuff to fulfill my crafting needs with!

Monday, February 14, 2011


Last week my son played with two kids that live just across the street from us. They had a lot of fun together and I chatted with their moms if I was not taking photo's. This is the scrapbook page I made of the occasion. the patterned papers are from the K&CO's Rough & Tumble paper pad.

Saturday, February 12, 2011


This week I made my first scrapbook page. It was a goodbye gift for a daycare friend of my 3 year old son. She turned 4 and is off to school now. I thought this would me a nice souvenir to remember him by. The Alphabeth Stack would have been more appropriate, but I didn't order that yet. I used a Barbapapa border to match the shirt she's wearing in the pictures. I just printed it because I discovered that it was too much work to make a cut-file. I pimped the flowers with a glaze pen and used tiny rhinestones to make Barbabella's necklace come alive. The base is from DCWV's Glitter Stack. The fotomats from Core'dinations' Gemstones. In the end there was more than enough glitter and bling to make a little girl smile big.

After that I got the taste of it and next I wanted to create something a little bit less basic. I browsed through my latest pictures a decided my son dressing up as Spiderman was wordt a scrapbook page. So I googled for a Spiderman mask I could convert into a cutfile, placing the pictures in the eyes of the mask. Since I didn't have anything worthwhile to mention, I just used Spiderman's slogan for this page. Ofcourse in the Spiderman font that I also found online. I have to say I'm very proud of my second scrapbook page ever!

For those of you who would like to make this page too, leave me a comment with your e-mailadress and I'll send you the svg's I made.

I'm already working on a third page and I've ordered the Alphabeth Stack to use for my wedding album. Or is that too ambitious for a beginner? Time will tell...