woensdag 23 maart 2011

Not so Extreme Makeover.

The paint job I was working on in the weekend is finished.  
It's a small table I bought last summer at a yard sale and all it needed was a bit of TLC.
This is the before, somewhere in between all the clutter.

Wait, here's a close-up:

First it was time to remove the old laquer.

Then it was time to paint.

Resulting in:

Surprise, surprise, a turquoise table. 

I didn't make it to picture perfect, cause it's an old shabby little table and if I wanted perfection, I would have bought a new one.  Now all it needs are some small casters, so if any of you know a place where I can buy some beautifull (non-plastic) furniture wheels, please let me know!

On another note:
when I came home from school yesterday evening this cute guy was waiting for me.

It's a package from Juffrouw Sanseveria, because last week I won her giveaway!

It's a birthday card with an inflatable cake in it.
I think it would be a great card for Poppemie's Birthday in two weeks time, so I'll keep you posted on how it worked!

Thanks again Miss Sanseveria!

zondag 20 maart 2011

My weekend.

Click picture for more info.

donderdag 17 maart 2011


As promised the recipe for the delicous potato salad.


6 tablespoons distilled white vinegar
  • 4 teaspoons salt
  • 2 cucumbers
  • 1/2 cup plus 3 tablespoons chopped fresh dill
  • 3 1/4 pounds potatoes 
  • Additional  salt & pepper
  • a few spring onions
  • 8 radishes
  • mayonnaise

Original recipe found here.

For the Dutch version or other great organic veggie recipes, you can go to "Hartelijke Groenten uit Bio de Janeiro".  

Tip of the day: Don't go there when you are hungry. It will only make things worse.

zaterdag 12 maart 2011

Bias tape & Potato salad.

Last week one of my friends gave birth to a sweet baby boy and I wanted to make her a gift.  I opted for some bibs, but they didn't turn out quite right.
With the front is nothing wrong.

Pretty nice actually, even if I do say so myself.

But the back. Oh my.

It just makes me wanna cry.

It's sad really. 
I think it's fair to say, bias tape doesn't agree with me.

So to lift the spirits, I treated myself to some yummy pizza bread.

And made to most delicous potatosalad I ever had. 
This stuff is soooooo good! 
 I will share the recipe soon, untill then: have a great Saturday evening!

vrijdag 11 maart 2011


Plus two slices of dark brown bread with chocolate spread.  
I don't have that much self-discipline.

maandag 7 maart 2011

Easy peasy lemon squeezy.

Made myself a simple pincushion yesterday afternoon. Super easy, super fast and much needed.

 In the past I made a few pincushions, like the much loved Theodore

or this bracelet model, but they just weren't that practical.

And practical as I am, it was time for action.
So how did I make it? Here goes:

zaterdag 5 maart 2011

Mirror, mirror on the wall...

A new second hand shop in town, a new mirror (for the attic) for me!

Just € 7 (10 dollars), so there was some money left for a new grey cardigan from 'De Hema'.
Maybe I should have cleaned the mirror before taking a picture, but then again, I'm to lazy for that.