29 jan. 2010

Almost februari

I'm glad you're here again. And I'm glad I am too. ;)
Januari is almost over and I have to say it can't move fast enough towards early spring, really longing for a bit of sun. But I guess I have to wait a while.

But the end of januari means another birthday around here. Tomorrow is Tristan's 2nd birthday, yes I know time moves on fast. He is changing so much lately, he is learning new words every day. So funny to hear him speak. And he is very naughty and challenging but aren't all boys of 2 that way ;)

Here is a recent picture just let his hair cut this week. He loves bags and stuff where he can put things in, lately I'm looking a lot for things he has stuffed somewhere...

And some of my LO's I made the last month.

Presents: Tristan unwrapping his presents on 'Sinterklaas' evening, with the help of the bigger kids, he was really enjoying himself. I used some older supplies, like the HS letterstickers.
Sinterklaas: Another Lo about Sinterklaas, this time Camiel who made a drawing and he went on stage to give it to the Sint himself, so proud of him, he is no big hero about such things usually.
A very simple LO, just wanted the story to be told.

High up in the sky: Me on a balloon ride I did with my work department, a wonderful experience, We had to make 3 appointments before we finally went (all depends on the wind). And the sassafras was of course perfect paper for this LO.

Art by Camiel: A drawing of Camiel, he said it was me and dad, so what do you think? ;)

It's my party: pictures of Camiel his first kids birthdayparty, I used a Studio Calico sketch for this (they have one every sunday, I love a good sketch challenge, always a time to do something different)
Dag sneeuwman (bye snowman): Etienne and Camiel built this snowman before our house and the next morning it was gone, didn't know snowman could walk...
I sewed the stargarland with jute the star is a punch of fiskar. Also some red mist on craft cardstock.
Sweetest miracle: An older picture of Tristan (3,5 months old), I used a poem, hope you can read it. Used SC Whodunit kit (+ add-on). Lots of Basic Grey, I'm in love with all the yellow and green in this line. The twine and jute is also from SC.

Perfect blurry picture: Ahhh this yellow, I could just eat it (Ok that's strange, but it's jus so yummie). I loved this family picture we made on our holidayweekend, but it was dark already, I used high iso, so it's blurry, bummer. But I like it too much not to use.

5: Camiel on his 5th birthday. Trying to make a nice picture with his 5 fingers and this is the best I could get. I think I'm in need for a photography course. I thought I was pretty briliant ;) when I came up with the idea of made a big 5 using journaling.

I have a few more but I think I let you hanging here, too much pictures in one post otherwise. But i alread put them in my gallery at SC, 2P and SisTV if you just can't stand it :D
Have a nice weekend, mine alreay started today because I took the day of and I'm home alone, so I know what I will be doing this afternoon (a pile of scrapgoodies are calling my name...)

10 jan. 2010

Printerbox project

Last month Studio Calico (my favorite kit club :) ), had a project add-on whit a printerbox. At first I didn't want to buy it, you know the expensive december month... But, Petra asked me to order 'some' things from SC, correction I offered to order it (they have flat shipping rates which is nice :) ). But OK she was also ordering the project add-on, so I thought what the heck and ordered another one.

When it came in I couldn't be happier, (really that box is happy mail which brightens my day =) )
To go short I really did something with it, i.s.o. only thinking about it (you know that, or am I the only one...)

I used picture of our summerholiday at my parents property in France (I was in use of some sun , with al the snow around here). This is the result, what you think?
(Petra have you already done something with it?)

Thanks for looking, next post some of my latest LO's. I don't know what it is but I'm really on a roll lately, I'm not complaning.
I counted the LO's I made last year it was around 110, more then I thought. How much did you made. Maybe I do a favorite LO's post, I have been seeing much lately on other blogs.
Hugs Astrid

Happy Newyear

Happy Newyear everybody! Hope all your wishes come true in 2 thousand 10.
We celebrated the new year with our friends Katja & Ramon and their 3 kids in a cabin on a park (Landal, Land van Bartje) in Drenthe, where we had lots of snow, it looked like we were on wintersport.

Our house
More snow from the sky
Kimani, Camiel & Minou the 3 biggest kids, look at their legs covered in snow...
Tristan meeting Bollo
Tristan on adventure on his own
Lots of eating =)
All of us!
We had lots of fun playing, swimming, eating, relaxing and doing nothing...
We already had a week with working, school and so on.
This weekend again we had snow, no as much as in the north of Holland, yesterday we were suppose to have a family reception in Friesland but that had been postponed until 30 january which is the day Tristan is turning TWO (already..) so we won't be there.
Hope everybody is OK especially in the north of Holland, I think lots of people had a relax weekend in their home. Hope tomorrow when the whole moving to the workplace-game begins everything goes OK. I'm glad I work nearby these days, no biking because of the slippery roads, but lots of walkingand sliding... which I'm fed up with. So for me it was enough snowfun, maybe it's time to think about the spring already (probably not I guess).
I have a little project I did which I love, to show you. But I do that in another post, because of the picture uploading thing which I hate in Blogger.
Hugs Astrid