lime-mascarpone pie with raspberry hearts from this recipe. Looks more difficult than it is. The other recipe was chosen for its main ingredient: coconut. Coconut is always good! Used unsweetened coconut though. Still sweet enough.
before. They are easy to make, when you can be very precise. Smooth magazine-paper is ideal for this project, because it folds easily and sharp. Just choose pages with the colours you like, matching or contrasting. I found another tutorial that has very clear instructions here. I meant to throw this branch out, but now it got an extra life.
this cute kitty. Perfect pencil case to go along with the brush pens and pencils. But I used the pattern of this baby (the small image has an inch-indication on the side, for enlarging) and added a lining. The outer fabric is from a thrifted shawl. Now it's time for J to make a surprise wrapping and a rhyme.
lovely site too. You could either order a signed copy of the book there or try to win one here.
Bas Haring in the Natuurhistorisch Museum in Rotterdam yesterday. A philosopher who likes to bring philosophy closer to the people. Our kids know him by listening to 'de junior beta canon'. The last one is a set of cd's about the main themes of science (nano-technology, electro-magnetism, hygiene, mobility, etc) made accessible to elementary school kids. Would make a nice Sinterklaas-gift. Our eldest listens to the cd's every night, before falling asleep. You could say she's a fan. And I must say, I also like to listen to the stories when played in the car. J. took her cd-cover to have it autographed, but unfortunately didn't dare to ask for it in the end. Despite the ladies liked the lecture and Bas a lot.
Grafisch Atelier in Den Bosch (organized by Wave of Tomorrow, taught by Bianca Tangande). The real work, making the screen, was already done for me when I arrived, so I could start with the fun part right away. I made these portraits, of the daughters, with one screen and cut out templates of paper. Loved the process and will surely try this again. When you live in the neighbourhood, make sure to check out the courses given in the Grafisch Atelier!
NomNom. She took the hotdog and I choose a Nomentje (4 sandwiches). Hmmm... Afterwards we did some shopping. What a lovely city 's-Hertogenbosch has become these last years! So many unique shops. Here are some hotspot-lists for my hometown: Remade with love, Den Bosch City Blog, En Suus en Elle Eten. Maybe you'll find some tips for when you are coming to see the Bosch-exhibition anyway. At last N. and I went to the library, where a lightning artist made free sketches on the occasion of the centenary of the library. There was no waiting line so we sat on the chair and in 5 minutes she produced this funny caricature.
Like this sugar-free (with honey) breakfast cake. We only added another combination of spices (2 tsp powdered cloves, 1 tsp cinnamon, 1 tsp nutmeg) instead of the 'speculaas'-kruiden, because we liked that in another recipe. It was half a succes though. J loved it, N didn't. I ate it for lunch with some salted butter. Less healthy, but very tasty.
this lacy cat on my laptop, she said that's what she wanted for the party. Pretty easy to put together and with simple black clothes a stylish costume. Also wearable with the veil in the back, when it annoys in the face. She and her friends still didn't stay until the end, but no drama's like the first time anymore. Our second daughter (9) is another cup of tea, she can't understand why the girls wouldn't want to stay until the end. We know we will never have to pick this girl up before closing. N. can't wait till next year.