Friday 30 December 2011


Hi everyone!
It's been slightly quiet here lately, as we've been enjoying a wonderful holiday with family and friends in Switzerland. We've been skiing a bit, eating lots, and having a beautiful time all together.
Earlier this week we spent an afternoon in a picture-perfect scenery in the alps. It was wonderful to climb up to see the sun, as
everywhere else on the plateau, things looked more like... this.

Tuesday 27 December 2011

wonderful wallpaper week 9

This week's wallpaper is a shot taken by my brother with the new disposable camera we've been having fun with over the holidays.

week 8
week 7
week 6
week 5
week 4
week 3
week 2
week 1

Sunday 25 December 2011


Fremantle (Australia), in the city center.

Saturday 24 December 2011


Stockholm (Sweden), in Gamla stan.

Friday 23 December 2011


Fremantle (Australia), at Kakulas Sisters

Thursday 22 December 2011


Fremantle (Australia), not far from the Roundhouse

Wednesday 21 December 2011

Paper 'popcorn' garland

I made a popcorn-inspired garland. With white circles, scalloped rounds and little red 'cranberry' spots.


Maastricht (The Netherlands), not far from the natural history museum.

Tuesday 20 December 2011


Stockholm (Sweden), in Östermalm.

Monday 19 December 2011

wonderful wallpaper week 8

week 7
week 6
week 5
week 4
week 3
week 2
week 1


Alberobello (Italy), in the UNESCO World Heritage listed village.

Sunday 18 December 2011

Homemade snowflakes

Still no snow over here. So here are my semi-tacky plastic snowflakes!


I saw some of these online a little while ago, but I don't remember where...

It takes some dexterity to place the little Hama beads in the right place on the spiky board, and some imagination to create numerous different shapes that will actually stick together, but it was a lot of fun and I really like the result.

If you wanted to try it out but didn't feel like making up the shapes yourself (which is half of the fun if you ask me, but everyone is different), you could look at the models provided here and here (or you could of course also just copy the ones I've made above. Some of them are sturdier than other, and it was a bit of a challenge sometimes to get them off the prickly board, but they all ended up holding just fine!).
I saw transparent Hama beads at the toy store. And glow in the dark ones. Pretty tempting!!

P.S. I think I'll need different colours anyways to be able to make something like this and like this.


Stockholm (Sweden), at the Vasa museum restaurant.

Saturday 17 December 2011


Lübeck (Germany), during a boat tour around the city.

Friday 16 December 2011

Brussels in December

Some more photos of our lovely weekend in Brussels last week.


Stockholm (Sweden), on Gamla stan.

Thursday 15 December 2011


Stockholm (Sweden), in Södermalm

Wednesday 14 December 2011

Some adorable Christmas cheer

Awww... what cuties!

If you want to giggle some more, here's another one. Slightly more tacky yet hilarious. And just so you know, Mart has totally mastered the cat voice, and can sing the whole song just like that... i love it!


Brussels (Belgium), in the city center

Tuesday 13 December 2011


Stockholm (Sweden), in Gamla stan.

Monday 12 December 2011

wonderful wallpaper week 7

Head over here to see more of Lauren's sweet illustrations. I particularly like these ones. And this little video.
I admire people who transform simple lines and shapes into something classy and beautiful.

week 6
week 5
week 4
week 3
week 2
week 1


Les Marécottes (Switzerland), on the ski slopes.

Sunday 11 December 2011

A weekend in Brussels


Polignano a Mare (Italy), in the tiny little streets of the old town.

Saturday 10 December 2011


Valkenburg (The Netherlands), on our way back to the station.

Friday 9 December 2011


Lübeck (Germany), during a boat tour around the city.

Thursday 8 December 2011


London (UK), in the city center (?)

Wednesday 7 December 2011


Stockholm (Sweden), in the city center.

Tuesday 6 December 2011

Sinterklaas goodies

Yesterday it was Sinterklaas here in the Netherlands.
Just like last year and the year before, I made little presents for my colleagues. This time I baked them biscuits and packed them in pretty jars.

I used empty jam jars and sprayed the outside of the lid with black paint.
And I made little pompoms following this tutorial: so easy and quick! And nice and wintery...


Hornchurch (UK), in the churchyard.

Monday 5 December 2011

wonderful wallpaper week 6

This adorable wallpaper gives my iPhone a slight air of leopard for this week, and I love it!

I urge you to go and have a look at Judy's other prints on her website... there are so many pretty and clever pieces. I find these ones especially pretty and these ones just so lovable.

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