December 30, 2013

I can spend hours just snooping around in my own stuff, only to rediscover small gadgets whose existense I had completely forgotten; of course it's just rubbish, a tiny piece of needle lace, but it's still fun :^)

Tomorrow I leave for the countryside to celebrate New Year's Eve, so this will be my last post for this year,
wish you all a wonderful 2014!!

December 24, 2013

Merry Christmas & keep warm :^)

December 23, 2013


made some more Christmas presents today, so fun to do;
but it may not look too girly cause the boys are very into lego chima lately :^)

December 19, 2013


home = breakfast with sweets & a lovely gift in the mailbox :^)
Alessandra from la casita surprised me this morning with a beautiful plant hanger and a can of super delicious earl grey tea.
thanks a million Alessandra, you're too sweet!

Rare Tea Company

December 16, 2013

a mixed lot 18, life

made a mixed lot Christmas edition :)
1 mom with her sisters back in the seventies; mom with red dress
2 bird
3 shack near the Demervallei (photo made by S)
4 cacti, again
5 Eppo & icecream & Krtek peeping
6 my favorite Krtek movie and also a fine story for Christmas

previous mixed lots

good night & sweet dreams :)

December 12, 2013


just for fun: take a photo of a room that appeals to you and make a matching cushion;
I've found this seventies interior in a cactus book; it all looks a bit bare and stiff, but I really like the coffeetable and the cactus scenery below :)
the first picture was taken in the botanical garden of Antwerp.
the cushion is for sale at Atelier Solarshop
and also this mobile

December 11, 2013

more stuff

at knots
blooming succulents and cactuses in the house :)

December 10, 2013

new potholders for sale at uguisu

December 09, 2013

the first preparations for Christmas

... a branch of showy crabapple that I brought from mom's garden, adorned with chestnut and a christmas doll;
it's just a start :^)

December 07, 2013


I found this skull some time ago while strolling in the woods, on the hunt for mushrooms; the lower jaw is missing and quite a few  teeth got loose during the transport, I still need to glue them. It's possibly a fox skull.

December 05, 2013

inside the greenhouse...

... at the botanical garden of Antwerp;
first and bottom pic with a fogged up lens

December 03, 2013

more wintery colors

cushion for sale at KNOTS soon