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┬ácup, 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

Sketchbooking

Sketchbooking

Next to our weekly craft session, we have embarked on a new project. Inspired by the sketchbook project of Tinkerlab, I have purchased a sketchbook each for my daughters and me. Each week we will fill a page with a technique and I will post the results on our blog, starting with the youngest, then … Continue reading

2 Times Making

2 Times Making

All I was trying to accomplish this week was to repeat some folding techniques to make a simple box. Boxes have become important to Ellen as she had make-a-doo for her birthday. Make-a-doo is a re-usable system to connect all kinds of packaging material into anything you can put your mind to. We started of … Continue reading

Bag 2 Sew

Bag 2 Sew

My little ladies are becoming real ladies. With their hats for their garden party and Always wanting to wear “twirls” i.e. dress or skirt. This of course has to be accompanied by a suitable bag. Which toddler doesn’t like a bag. Something to put something in and then out again. It also gave me the … Continue reading