30!

last week, i turned 30.
i don’t mind the ‘big 30’, i was just happy to celebrate a birthday again.
my birthday is always quite important, i want to do all the things i like and have lots of surprises.
(i expect always just a bit too much, so planning my birthday is not so easy for my boyfriend and others.)
it was a wonderful birthday! with food, sun, sauna and portuguese beer. mm.

to celebrate with my friends, i wanted to host a pie-party again (see here for the one of last year).
we did it in pick nick-style, and it was really nice. so nice that i even forgot to take pictures.
so i just can show the invitation i sent.

a little sketch…
0830 birthday

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

turned into this photo collage
(photo of an idyllic rock beach in Sweden where we stayed last year)
uitnodiging ok

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the cake party

last week, it was my birthday. (i like to remember it for some weeks :))
a good occasion for some cakes, i thought.
so i sent this invitation to my friends:

 

I spent some hours (or more like half a week-end) in the kitchen,
with my friends flour, sugar, chocolate and butter (mostly)
and with some stress moments 
(like this one below – happened several times.).
But i have to say: I LOVE BAKING CAKES.
 
close-up of the best (and easy-to-bake) cookies in the world (i found the recipe here).
the chocolate cake is even more peanuts, i found the recipe here.
 

Needless to say, it was a tasty sunday worthy party.

 

A present for little Aaron

it started yesterday, the need to crochet…
and it ended today, with a colorful garland as a gift for the cute little Aaron.

So easy to make (with only double crochet = stokjes), 
and the best part is: even if it’s not perfect, it still looks festive! 

leve mijn mede-hakers Kim & Lies!!

9277c-0421vlaggetjes

 

hooray for today!

30 january 2013,
the day with the absolutely perfect weather.

















and apart from this:

i draw a really nice tapir. i’m really happy with this pet :

0130 tapir mooi

Poespapier !

what happened:
I started blogging for a design project, and took a lot of challenges: 50 hoorays in 150 days.
although i didn’t completed every task on this 150-days-challenge-list, 
the project finished last year. and so did the blog.  

However: i loved making it and had so much fun blogging, 
i drew, photographed, painted, cutted & pasted more than i ever did before.
acquired a taste for it, so i had to continue. And here it is, PAPIERPOES (paper cat)!

This time, there is no big list i have to complete in time 

(some people will be thankful for that :))

but as i’m a list-addict, i’ll use for this blog also a ‘wish list‘.

i made a list of five things i want to try out, paint, draw,…
As soon as i tried something of the list, i’ll add a new thing. 
(suggestions welcome!)

i start with this mini-list!

1. draw a beautiful TAPIR
2. make a little TEXTILE illustration with my sewing machine
3. try out a paper COLLAGE 
4. make a painting of BARE LEGS
5. invent some new LETTERS for the header of this blog 

See you soon!