Friday 29 June 2012

Happy birthday Maman!

I have the bestest mum in the whole world, and for her birthday this year I made her a set of 'animal jars', which I filled with pretty candy.

I was first going to go for black and white candy only, but then couldn't resist adding a little touch of colour.

Thursday 28 June 2012

135 days until

Tuesday 26 June 2012

In the breeze

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I've been doing more bleach printing. Some motifs were more successful than others.
This one is one of my favourites, especially when it moves in the breeze...

Sunday 24 June 2012


A few weeks ago one of my colleagues brought me a packet of this candy back from a day-trip in Germany. She ate it throughout her whole childhood and when she heard I had never tried it, she fixed that instantly. I'm so glad she did: it was super yummy, and I thought the inner packaging was super cute. Don't you think?

Friday 22 June 2012

Neon pink pompons for Matilda

My favourite little Matilda turned four yesterday, and I made her a present in her favourite colour: pink. (And as I'm sure you could have guessed, I had to make it neon pink because, well... as we have already assessed the other day, I'm completely obsessed!).
I bought a cute little belt which I coupled with a simple white t-shirt and a matching pompon broach and hairclip that I made for her. The pompons are so easy (and fun) to make! I've been using this technique ever since i saw it on Creature Comforts; it works perfectly.

P.S. Just in case you didn't believe my obsession with neon, go check out my toe nails,
candles, striped top, necklace, garland, and tea towel. Aarg!

Wednesday 20 June 2012

Stripes all around

I couldn't resist showing you two more photos mum took the other day... aren't we cute, all in stripes?

Tuesday 19 June 2012

Neon necklace

Just in case you were still doubting whether I was obsessed with neon colours or not, here's yet another post which will clearly show you I'm pretty much ready for the detox center. :-)

Let me introduce you to... my neon yellow necklace!

I made it a few weeks ago by spray painting a necklace I bought at H&M. First a layer of white, then bright yellow, and voila!

The adorable little man reading me a story is my cousin's wonderful son... it was so good to spend some time with him and with the rest of the family; I can't wait for the next time I'll see them all again!

Fist photo taken by my mum.

Monday 18 June 2012

wonderful wallpaper week 34

iPhone wallpaper, by Nina Campbell (via)

I chose this wonderful wallpaper today because it reminds me of my grand-mum's garden where I was last weekend... this way I'll think of her and of that lovely sunny afternoon every time I look at my phone.


P.S. make sure you go and check the other Nina Campbell iPhone wallpapers on this page; they are all so pretty!

Sunday 17 June 2012


Happy peonies on my kitchen table...

Saturday 16 June 2012

Fondue by the lake

One of the best things to do over here in our part of Switzerland when the weather is nice, is to go and have fondue by the lake in the early evening... the light is truly amazing and the combination of the beautifully clear water, the vineyards, and the alps in the background makes it the perfect spot for a family evening.

Last night we even had a little friend come by to taste some of our bread...

Photos are from all of us. Dad's camera kept going from one person to another.

Thursday 14 June 2012

Neon striped tea towel

Here's a little bit more neon yellow for you today!

I was inspired by these beautiful HAY tea towels and spray-painted thin neon yellow lines on a stripey tea towel using this method. I'm super happy with the result but am not sure how well it will resist multiple washes... :-)
If it fades away, I'll try embroidering lines with this thread I bought a little while ago!

Wednesday 13 June 2012


One of my mum's friend brought her three beautiful black and white air vases back from Japan... we opened them today; they are SO pretty!

Tuesday 12 June 2012

DIY neon garland

The lovely Allie from Paper Notes is traveling through Europe and while she's gone, she has invited guest bloggers to keep her exciting blog running.
And guess who's turn it is today? Mine! :-)
Head over to her blog to see my super easy neon garland tutorial!

Saturday 9 June 2012

Another present

Another present I'm bringing with me to Switzerland...

Friday 8 June 2012

Pretty present

I'm going home soon, and even though it's not Christmas I'm bringing a few presents back. :-)

Wednesday 6 June 2012


We went to see the beach in Scheveningen during our day trip to The Hague last week. It was really nice to see the sea but the whole place had a slightly dated and garish feel. Not in a nice way unfortunately.

Still, it was a lovely day out!
I seem to have a soft spot for beaches, even if the waves tend to scare me quite a bit. :-)

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