this tutorial. I made some changes though: coloured the outside of the leafs with pencil, used orange and pink for the heart and reduced the size by 50%. They look almost real when applied to the branch.
this one. But the instructions are clear and my first try was already pretty ok. The portrait came on top of J's favourite chocolate-sour cream cake (similar recipe). Every year the same. Luckily her friends like chocolate cake too.
Noordbrabants Museum. I think, a big succes. Sunday was her real birthday, for the family. Very excited she was about the Lego Mindstorms set.The present was unwrapped quickly and the snake came together in no time. With her father she reprogrammed it, adding sounds and movement. Great way to get acquainted to computer programming. But our future biologist loved another present best, even better than the tickets for Freek Vonk live (Dutch Steve Irwin): the giant prickly stick insects. But I'm not sure I am so happy about those 5 new pets...
this one. A two ingredient recipe, with one extra ingredient to vary. Very quick and simple. The result is not crunchy, but chewy. One daughter and the husband really disliked them, the other daughter loved the cookies. And I? I'm somewhere in the middle. Didn't really like them at first, but grew to appreciate them more and more. I would add a pinch of salt next time. But then it's already a 4-ingredient recipe.
Here's a good recipe. We only replaced the salt by fish sauce. Try it!
These egg warmers are so cute! And easily made, even though the pattern is in Italian. My Italian isn't that good, but the drawings are illustrating the numbers in the text. The warmers I made turned out to be slightly small or the eggs a bit too big. Next time I'll take a larger crochet hook.