Oh yeah the summer holiday is almost here and I'm really looking forward to it especially because we are going to Rome. I cannot wait to be there eat delicious food, shop at the markets and visit all the historic sichts.
But I also love to see more of Rome, cute shops, fabricmarkets, secondhand stores and more hidden gems we cannot find in the tourist guide.
Do you have any tips for me what to see, do eat, visit or buy while we are in Rome or fun places to go with kids ( teenagers)?
My way to start the weekend is to make a creative breakfast for the girls on saturday morning, I like coming up with a new theme and try to incorparate that into a jummie and healthy ( well mostly) breakfast for the girls.
Here is the breakfast I made for them last weekend, a big bear made of a giant cracker I bought at the Ikea food store, combined with toast, 'beschuit' and mango ears. I combined it with a strawberrie/pineapple smoothie, fresh cherries and some biscoti.
Since I started making these breakfast i'm walking through the supermarket with a whole new perspective, finding interesting crackers, pretty fruit and other food that I can use for the creative breakfasts!
I love sewing clothes for my girls and they love the clothes I make (at least they tell me so)
But lately I've been sewing less clothes for them since I find it hard to find nice patterns for their size (158 and up) I used to sew mostly clothes from Japanese sewing books because I like their simple shapes and look but all those patterns are up to size 140 or so. In holland you can find burda or knippie (kids clothes sewing magazines) but I'm not a big fan of their style.
But last saturday in the bookstore I took a look in the new Knippie and saw a pattern I liked of a very simple dress that would be perfect for the girls. I already had this fun Moustache fabric waiting to be made into something so within a few hours I made a new dress for Mila and she looves it and so do I.
Do you have the same trouble of finding nice patterns for your teenagers or do you have some nice tips for great patterns?
Last monday my sweet Sofia celebrated her 13th birthday.Last year I told her that the next party she would have to do herself and I would not make her a themed birthday party anymore, because she is a big girl and in high school! But when the date of her birthday approached I couldn't help myself thinking about making her a birthday party so I asked Mila if she would like to surprise her sister and make her a suprise themed party.
The theme we choose for her is vintage camera, she loves cameras, film and photo's and is really into vintage lately, to give the party a grown up look I decided to go for black and white as the main colours and added a lovely shade of blue to give it a vinatge touch.
For the decoration I painted cardboard camera's together with Mila, a fun and in expensive project that really stands out I think. I made lots of darwings of camera's and screenprinted them on plain cotton and used this to make a backdrop for the photobooth and made some cushions for the Sofa.
Of course the food had to match the theme too...so we baked sugar cookies in camera shapes and decorated them with icing and candy, cupcakes with white chocoalet and fondant cameras on top and a chocolate cake in a camera shape.
Sofia's day began with a nice cemar breakfast, we used crakers, oreo cookie, candy, cookies and croissant dough to form the camera's and served it with a jummie green smothie.
Sofia loved her surprise themed party and I loved creating it for her!!
Here he is my little helper, my co-worker, my hairy friend Timmie, I love having him around me and he loves to be in the pictures I take! Of course I think he is cute but I don't want to turn into a blog with just cat pictures but I think this is a good one to share.