Friday, 24 January 2014

sewing and knitting

I try to find more time to sew and knit lately... Not an easy task. I am usually too tired in the evenings. I made the owl-cushion above for Yotam as a Christmas present. I took the idea from here

I made some sleeping bags for the wooden dolls from fabric scraps.

And I did finish my knitting project- a hat for Yotam. I did not have a pattern- so this is my own prototype. There are some small improvements that could be done next time. Yotam likes it... and he's not standing still for photographs... below the best shot I could take.

Monday, 13 January 2014

some snow for me

at least a tiny bit..... :-)

Easily made... saw something similar here and liked it.

a morning in the waddi

Although not much rain fell so far, the landscape is slowliy turning green. I love this time of the year.
We spend many Saturday mornings in the waddi or in the fields.
There's plenty to play with and discover.
We make a small fire and tea and just enjoy the time.

Yotam likes to pour water from one cup to the other... 

Neomi is warming her belly :-)

Helen is "fishing"

Things are getting wet....

a doll house

I painted some wooden dolls for the girls for Christmas and the plan was to also make a nice wooden doll house. But time was short, so the house is only now in production. For the time being I made a cardboard substitute. They don't mind and all three kids love to play with it. They also got lovely wooden furniture from my parents and sisters. I am so grateful :-)

I will of course show you the wooden doll house when it will be finished.

a pile of leafs

Just a week ago there were still some leafs up on the pecan tree. Now they are gone. Every year we enjoy the pile of foliage... So much fun to jump into it, to hide in it....

Sadly this will be the last year of the dear old pecan tree. We plan to start renovating and expanding our home and there was no way around the pecan tree. We will have to cut him down- but we will be able to use the wood to heat our new home in the winter. 

Wednesday, 1 January 2014


The first half of December was stressful- no connection to Christmas though... just a lot of work and a lot of things that had to be done at home. on the 19th we flew to Switzerland to celebrate real Christmas with my family. We had a good time with my parents, sisters, brothers in law and nieces- and luckily two days of beautiful snow after a green start.

I want to wish all of you out there a happy New Year! A peaceful, healthy, joyful 2014!
Hope you will keep stepping by and read my blog. I will try to post some more in this month since I was really lazy in December...