vrijdag 22 juni 2012

Get your own Homemade Strawberry Jam label

When we re-designed our garden a few years ago, I had the plan to make a ‘picking-wall’. On one side of our garden we have  a very long wooden fence, I wanted to cheer it up with climbing plants. So onto the fence , John made ‘screens’ where the plants could climb up onto. I chose some plants with pretty flowers, but also a few with berries. We have strawberries, blackberries,  gooseberries and wineberries - > my favourites! And not only because they have the word wine in them ;-)
When they are ripe (Huub keeps picking them when they’re green though), we always eat them right away. But I always have the dream to make my own jam; for the delicious jam, but mainly because then I can make cute labels for the jars.
Bottomline, I don’t see me making jam in the near future, but I did make  the cute labels… Maybe one of you is making their own jam. So if you leave a comment with your e-mailadress (or send me a private mail, if you don’t want to share your e-mail adress), I’ll send a PDF to you, so you can print your own strawberry jam labels.

What kind of jam do you like to make? Maybe I’ll make a label for that in the future J

woensdag 20 juni 2012

week 25,5: Mini Herb&Vegetable garden

Here an update about the Mini Herb&Vegetable garden:

The rocket isn't turning out, how I thought it would...

It's too high, very small leaves (the part you eat) and it's giving flowers (they're pretty though)

And so, I got it all out.
Time for new things. I planted carrots, springonion and leek

And I'm trying Haricot verts (green beans)
And this is our first harvest of radishes. They're small, but very tasty!
And I'm trying to get seeds of my Lupine and grow new plants of them

zondag 17 juni 2012

week 25: Flowerpress #2

This is the second flowerpress I made. I think this one is more fun, because all the flowers and leaves came from our own garden. This is what I made with it:

These were the flowers and leaves I picked

Getting everything ready 
What paper should I choose? (I chose the one on the right)

It's exciting to open the flowerpress and see how it turned out

I like the result

Now trying different lay-ots

Huub was eating his lunch

Trying another lay-out

And another one

Beginning to like it...


I chose this lay-out, simple, but I like it :-)

maandag 11 juni 2012

week 24: Crochet roses

Last Queensday*, I found a lot of treasures on the fleamarket; books, a birdhouse, toys for Huub. I also bought a mirror with a wooden frame. I love it and it costed only € 10,-!!I wanted to hang it in the hallway. So John hanged it up for me, but there was a small problem. The mirror that already hanged there, left some holes in the wall...
I tried to think of a creative solution. So I crocheted some roses and put them up there. For the pattern of the roses see here. I found the pattern through Pinterest, such a great website. I'm a Pin-addict :-)
*It's a big party in Holland, it's the Queens birthday and everybody's celebrating. There are fleamarkets, live music, lots to do for children.

Afgelopen Koninginnedag heb ik aardig wat schatten gevonden op de vrijmarkt. Waaronder een spiegel met een houten lijst. Geweldig en hij kostte maar € 10,-! John hing 'm meteen op in de gang. Helaas liet de vorige spiegel twee gaten achter in de muur...
Dus probeerde ik een creatieve oplossing te bedenken om de gaten te verdoezelen. Ik haakte een paar rozen en hing die daar op. Voor het patroon van de rozen klik hier. Ik heb het patroon gevonden via Pinterest, geweldige website! Ik ben een Pin-junkie :-)

zaterdag 2 juni 2012

Photo-a-Day: May

This last month, I participated the Photo-a-day of Fat-Mum-Slim for the first time. If you want to know more about this, Fat Mum Slim is the best person who can tell you about this. See her blog here.

This was the list she gave:

And this is what I made of it:

Some of my favourites:

Skyline: This is in our garden, my favourite place, this time of year!

Bird: This is in Huub's room

Something you do every day: CROCHET!

Something that makes you happy: Our Wisteria got flowers for the first time since we planted it, 4 years ago

A favourite place: we were on a camptrip, this was our view from our tent, typical dutch

Something new: I bought new plates for our holiday in France (this summer) LOVE the print!

vrijdag 1 juni 2012

Week 23: Update Mini Herb&Vegetable garden

Here is an update about my Mini Herb&Vegetable garden.

The rocket is going like a rocket! I'm afraid a planted them to close together. Oh well, We'll see :-)

The radishes are growing fast also! The tubers are growing above the soil now.

Chives is going well also, but the Mint never showed... I think I should've let them germinate on wet wimps first.

I bought two plants at the graden centre, Rosemary and Artichoke. I'm very curious about the Artichoke. I never ate it actually, but I love the way they look. Searching for a good recipe :-)

Hier een update over de Mini moestuin:

De rucola gaat als de brandweer! Ik ben bang dat ik ze te dicht bijelkaar heb geplant... Ach, we zien wel :-)

De radijsjes groeien ook heel snel! De knolletje komen al boven de grond uit!

Bieslook gaat z'n gangetje, maar de Munt doet het niet... Ik denk dat ik ze eerst op natte watten had moeten laten ontkiemen.
And I got new plantlabels, do you like them?

Bij het tuincentrum heb ik nog Rozemarijn en Artisjok gekocht. Zeer benieuwd naar de Artisjok! Ik heb het nog nooit gegeten, maar ik vind ze heel mooi om te zien. Ik ben op zoek naar een lekker recept :-)
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