Thursday, September 19, 2013


A month ago I went to Lowlands with my brother and two friends.
(more on that later!)

Lowlands had an Etsy-plaza with lots of cute stuff.
My female friend saw some really cool bracelets she looked in to buying.

I talked her out of it, because I knew how to make them.

Back home I got my supplies and made a couple.

I'm thinking of starting an Etsy-shop of my own, but I'm also looking into other ways to sell my crafty stuff...

For now: If you want one (or more) of these bracelets, contact me.
They're €2,50 a piece and you get a €0,50 a piece discount if you buy 3. 

Each one is unique, because of the button. You can pick which beads you'd like and the string-color.
Not limited to the three color's seen in the first picture, I have a HUGE stash of sting in LOADS of colors.
just let me know what you'd like..!

Love, Caroline

Saturday, August 10, 2013

LO Chase your wildest Dreams

Another lay-out with a picture from our vacation on Texel.
I created the arrow stamps from two small erasers.
The washi-tape is from Hema.

I have another LO ready, I just need to take pictures.

Love Caroline

Thursday, August 8, 2013


Houtspel turns two this month...!

Houtspel is a Dutch webshop which sells all kinds of amazing wooden toys.
I love this webshop... So many drool-worthy toys!
(And they have a cool blog too...)

Remember Joshua's birtdaygifts: the Rainbow and Farmanimals?

Guess where I bought them... Yup,

Love, Caroline

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

More hats...

I'm trying to blog everything I've created but neglected to post.
Today two hats...

A puppydog hat for a friend's son. Joshua is modeling it...

And a Minionhat for my crazy "little" brother. He actually wears this to work, he does electrics on new builds, which is really chilly during winter...

Love, Caroline

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Time Flies

I can't believe Joshua turns 2 by the end of the month...

I had planned to do a Sesamestreet themed party this time, but for the very complicated cake I wanted to make, I needed help and help wasn't available the weekend we're celebrating Joshua's birthday.
I also want to do an extravagant party for this theme, but Joshua doesn't seem to be really into Sesamestreet at the moment...

What he's really into are these little guys:

Who doesn't love them...

He especially loves this youtube video:

So I'm planning... Check my Minion-board on Pinterest!

Love, Caroline

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

LO Headspace

It's the 4th week of summervacation and I finally cleared my head of all the unnessecary junk that was floating around in it. It gave me the peace I needed to do some scrapbooking for the first time in a little less than 2 years... Pretty proud of the result...

These are pictures of our holiday on the beautiful island Texel. More coming!

Love, Caroline

Project C.O.G.

Remember how I was trying to clean up the Craftroom / Office / Guestroom?

Well, it's a long term project.
But I'm trying to do some serious de-cluttering and reducing.
A couple of months ago my mom and I switched the furniture and there is a lot more walkingspace now.

I also have already  reduced this (it was FULL ! ! !):

Into this:

I'm quite proud of myself.
The papercase is sold, as well as some papers, magazines and embellishments.

Love, Caroline

Friday, May 3, 2013


I hate eating bread for breakfast... Well I hate eating bread early in the morning...
So I'm always looking for other breakfast options, instead of just not eating...

I love muesli / cruesli / granola, but the store bought variations have all these additives in them I don't want to eat.
So I made my own. I tried it once before, and it was kinda okay, but not exactly what I wanted...
I searched a little more on Pinterest and found this recipe. It uses coconut oil, which I love!

I made my own granola inspired on this recipe, with the ingredients I had in my cupboard.

This is what I did:

In a bowl I mixed 1/4 cup sesame seeds, 1/4 cup pumpkinseeds, 1/2 cup crushed hazelnuts, 3 cups rolled oats, 1/2 cup honey, 1/2 cup coconut oil, 1/2 cup brown sugar (optional), 1tsp vanilla extract, a pinch of salt.

When it's thoroughly mixed, spread the mixture on a lined baking tray and bake it for about 35 minutes in a pre-heated oven (175C). Turn/mix after about 20 minutes.
The granola will be loose when you take it out of the oven, but will clump a bit when it cools.

I hope you like it as much as I do. I'm currently on my third batch...

Love, Caroline

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Last Queensday

On April 30th we celebrated our last Queensday. Next year it'll be Kingsday, which will be celebrated on a different date..
Kinda weird, since I've celebrated Queensdag since I was a little girl, actually: Since I was born...

Because of the coronation of our King, there were some extra festivities on the days prior.

Joshua's daycare invited all the kinds and parents/grandparents for a High-tea.

We decorated a pictureframe, had our picture taken and ate lots of sweets...
Joshua even played with the big boys...
I got lots of compliments on Joshua's crown, which I crocheted using this tutorial I found on Pinterest.

Tradition on Queensday are thriftmarkets. In Almere these start the evening before, so I went thriftshopping with Elisabeth and Rebekka. I only went for about an hour and a half, and haven't seen 3/4 of the market, but I scored BIGtime...!

Queensday itself was spent in Harderwijk, more thirifting, with my mom and cousin this time...

Love, Caroline

Friday, February 1, 2013

More hats...

Remember the owl hat I made for Joshua last winter?

Oh wait, that's how I started my last blogpost in November.... Shame on me...
Well, lots going on here in our household. And unfortunately no nice things... I don't want to talk about it online, but just thought I'd let you know why blogging time has been scarce...

But I have made a LOT of hats for different kids...
I started with a Hello Kitty hat for our girl next door.

After that one, I finished daddy's matching Owl hat and I made a Hello Kitty hat for our niece's birthday.

And then I made Joshua a new hat to match his green skisuit...

And I made another Hello Kitty hat for my mom's neighbours daughter....

Currently I'm working on a Minion hat for my crazy brother, which I only have to sew the eyes, goggles and mouth on. And on a dog hat for a friends son...
And I have to start on a purple hat for my mom's neighbours other daughter... (that sentence doesn't seem right :S)

I'm also still working on the ripple blanket, but progress is slow...

Love, Caroline