• DIY: Easter birds

    What: Easter birds made from yarn. Supplies: Yarn, tiny piece of card board for the beak, iron wire, scissors and twigs to attach the birds to. Duration: 10 minutes per bird. How to: Making these birds is pretty simple, but hard to describe (I tried, but failed). So just follow the steps on the pictures below, it should be a pretty straight forward process. Worth knowing is that you should pull the yarn relatively tight, so the separate strings are aligned and don’t get all flappy on you, once you start to bind the tail. Don’t forget to trim the tail. It might be yarn birds we are talking about,…

  • DIY: Smash!

    What: Yarn sign Supplies: Yarn, iron wire, ‘knitters spool’ (punnik-set in Dutch). Duration: 1 – 2 hours How to: Use your spool to knit a long thread, which you will use to shape your sign with. In Dutch it is known as ‘punniken’ and I have not come across a proper English translation of the word. However, it’s just like loom-knitting in mini form. It’s very easy and once you get the hang of it, it goes rather quickly. Make sure your thread is long enough to write the word you wish. I added the iron wire afterwards. This is of course done so your writing will remain in place.…

  • Inspiration: Joost and Jannine

    Statement pieces, an amazing floor and a playroom are some of the ingredients in the organized and tidy home of Joost and Jannine and their two boys: ‘They key is to not give up on tidying up at the end of the day.’ Tidy home for four Where: Sassenheim, the Netherlands Who: Joost and Jannine, Orson (2) and Egon (0) Type: Villa Living surface: 185m2 In a nutshell: ‘Modern chic with a colorful twist.’ ‘They are so defining for the atmosphere,’ Jannine says. And even though one could think she’s referring to her two gorgeous boys, Jannine is actually talking about the lamps that she and her husband Joost bought…

  • DIY… Orange revamp

    Hello you lovely people,  Today a little DIY of the easiest kind: painting furniture!  Ideal when you feel you need a change in your interior, but can’t justify buying something new because there is nothing wrong with your items. This time my daughter’s stool received the paint-treatment. She mainly uses it in the kitchen to reach the sink. We also use it several other places around the house and after I’ve made the setup next to the front door (as on the pic), I am kinda hooked on keeping it there (I just need to convince all other family members that it’s a good idea). Since it is her stool,…

  • DIY… Tweaking twigs

    We live close to a large nature area. We enjoy putting on our outdoorsy clothes and go on long walks and scavenger hunts with the kids. We always find something we want to take home; a lovely rock, a funny looking leaf or some sort of broken off branch. Our 4 year old had this phase, where she dragged home every single twig she saw lying on the ground. After a while we had a rather extensive collection of twigs piling up on our outdoor deck. They were pretty in their forms and shapes, but they where wet, dirty and to be honest just rotting away in the wind and…