A 2lip Wand For A Tulip Fairy

A 2lip Wand For A Tulip Fairy

A while ago on Facebook it was stated that Dutch people outside of the Netherlands missed pickled herring the most. I don’t know who they asked, but it wasn’t me. Don’t get me wrong I do eat the delicacy, but it is not what I miss most from my home country. It did  get me … Continue reading

2 The Museum

2 The Museum

I love our Gallery of Modern Art. They have a special children’s art space and we were there today. Both girls had a wonderful time at the specially curated exhibit Pattern Bandits by Jemima Weyman. And since it still runs till November I thought I share. Oh and even better it is free. Here are some … Continue reading

Sketchbooking

Sketchbooking

There are more materials than pens and paints to sketch with. We used plain coloured origami squares this time. Ellen later explained to her dad what we did as “fold, tear, glue and fill in the details.” Yes we did use a felt tip pen to fill in the details.

From Toilet Roll 2 Crown

From Toilet Roll 2 Crown

We had a wonderful time crafting this week. As I said last week we are working on some crafts for Kings Day (Koningsdag, I am still getting used to this as it used to be Queens Day in the Netherlands as well). It is the day we celebrate the Dutch Kings birthday and no birthday … Continue reading

Sketchbooking

Sketchbooking

Outside we have been tracing our feet with big chalk. Then I make them into shoes although lately Ellen has been taking over this task. In our Sketchbook we have traced our hand(s). After that everybody was on their own…

Help Our Windmill 2 Go

Help Our Windmill 2 Go

I am frustrated, so it is out. This weeks craft with Ellen was making an orange windmill as at the end of this month it is Kings Day in the Netherlands and will try to install some Dutch icons into my Australia loving daughter. My frustration does not exist out of frustration for Ellen and … Continue reading

Sketchbooking

Sketchbooking

On Facebook I saw a challenge to see what other things you could use as a paintbrush. For our sketchbooking session I decided to offer the girls 3 colours of paint and some pipe cleaners. Ellen made tweezers out of the pipe cleaners and decided to use her fingers for the paint. She did after … Continue reading

We Are Going 2 An Egg Hunt

We Are Going 2 An Egg Hunt

I know Easter still is a month away, but as school holidays are before Easter, Ellen is already coming home with painted eggs, sets of rabbit ears. Soon her first Easter hat parade will commence. All she needs now is a basket to collect her eggs with. Last year I made the egg collecting baskets … Continue reading

Sketchbooking

Sketchbooking

I had a plan for this weeks sketchbooking session, but Ellen decided different. She wanted to draw circles. So we used the humble pencil for our drawings, hence the lightness. We drew circles around a cup, even the youngest joined in. She didn’t manage a full circle around the cup but still I was very impressed. … Continue reading

2 Bird’s-nest Baskets

2 Bird’s-nest Baskets

My youngest is about the same age now as Ellen was, when I started this blog. High time to revisit one of my first blogs. I have Always loved the little bird’s-nest basket I made with Ellen and with Easter coming up I thought this would be the right one. At the time I was … Continue reading