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Freitag, 25. Juli 2014

Relaxing week

 

Amelie is on vacation this week, so we did a major clean and declattering in the kids and living room. Its always a lot of work, but totally worth the end result. This week was just relaxing and mostly stay at home, coz of the enormous heat outside.

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* Date Night at home with hubby, we cooked together and drank the bottle champagner we got from my grandma at our wedding. * The kids are never happy if I close the gate in the kitchen, when Im baking. * Miss Enya loves to arrange my scrap bin, while Im sewing *

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*sister cuddle time * the tiniest ice cone I have ever seen, and so yummy * she loves to wear her backpack and playing kindergarten, already so happy to join kindergarten in september*

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* Quilt Now magazine arrived, and Daniel grabbed it before I could * yummy fruit dinner * seems everyone loves my new magazine, enya is looking through it everyday and tells me, what beautiful fabric in there is – yeah I know, sadly I cant buy them all * Enya loves aurifil thread, always happy when a new one arrives and she can unwrap them and put them in the aurifil board * bed time story – Ida is totally addicted to them, no crawling or anything, just sitting there and listening to daddy while reading *

 

Wish you a happy weekend!

Recipe: Egg nog liqueur muffins

 

I totally love to bake muffins, or bake in general, but muffins are just so fast to do and taste so yummy. So last week hubby asked for muffins and I decided to take some pictures too and post the recipe here on my blog.

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Ingredients:

200 g flour

200 g butter

200 g sugar

2 package vanilla sugar

1 package baking powder

4 eggs

1/4 egg nog liqueur

cacao (after your desire)

180 C° 15 – 20 minutes

 

Instructions:

Mix butter with egs and then put sugar (+ vanilla sugar) in it too and mix until its creamy. Now ad flour and baking powder and mix the whole thing for a few minutes. Then ad the egg nog liqueur. (Don’t let your kids lick the bowl *g*). Now its up to your desire but I split it in 2 bowls and ad to one bowl a few spoons of cacao and mix it again. Now fill up your muffin form and put it in the oven for 15 to 20 minutes.

Enjoy your coffee with some yummy egg nog liqueur muffins.

Mittwoch, 23. Juli 2014

WIP Wednesday – just a little progress

 

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Who doesnt love a child like this? Happily laying out all of mommys scraps and squealing “fabric, fabric” the whole time. Enya was just the cutest. She really loves to play with my fabric.

Finished:

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I totally love to make these cute key fobs out of my scraps. They are wonderful gifts. These above will be gifts for my sister and my mom. There will be a tutorial for them in the near future – I promise.

Started:

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Secret Project - Finally my solids for a secret project arrived. First time using Bella Solids and Im already excited, they are so soft.

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But I already run into the first problem, typical me, its right now 4 1/4” (1/4” too short) x 10” (perfect lenght). And I really dont know why. I measured everything in EQ7. So no work for me, and I thought no math problems, but here I sit now and dont know how to fix this. Maybe anyone of you knows a tutorial for this, or has any tips for me pls.

 

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Home Sweet Home – Designed some cute houses in a street, and already started it. Already a bit further, but havent taken another picture yet.

Caravan Pillow–- just finished the paper piecing on my caravan, but now it has to wait till I get my machine back and then I will turn it into a cute pillow for my dad.

Double Bed Quilt ––- waiting for fabric to arrive

Every Which Way Pillow #2 - finished, just need to take some pictures

Friendshipstar Quilt - is finished (just need to photograph it)

Starsurround QAL - cushion top finished, need to sew it together

Once Upon A Time Sampler -– started Mai block         

Plus Quilt -– did a few more blocks, but still a lot to do

Kira –- still missing 1 arm and the baby

 

Stats:

Completed projects – 2

New projects – 2

Currently in progress – 9

Total finishes – 13

Samstag, 19. Juli 2014

Last Day of Kindergarten



Summer holidays have now started for us too, officially 3 weeks ago, but Kindergarten has a holiday program and now 3 weeks off until it starts again. Sadly I totally forgot to take a picture at the beginning of this kindergarten year from Amelie, but I took some yesterday with my kids, and they turned out really cute. 

I looked up Amelies first Kindergarten pictures, and she was just the cutest, totally have to share. And Im totally happy that I finally can take beautiful pics of my oldest daughter again. It was really hard the last month to get a smiling picture, most time it was a horrible fake grin, like a monster, lol. But now she seems comfortable again, to get photographed everyday. 


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Some more pictures I took yesterday of my girls. Enya is already so big, she will start kindergarten in september too. Time is flying too fast. 


A few more pictures of our week:



Wish you all a nice sunny weekend.


Freitag, 18. Juli 2014

Happy Mail Day – Schnitzel & Boo Mini Quilt Received

 

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I was so excited when I heard the postman ring, headed immediately to the door, of course followed by little feets like always. And then it was here, my “Schnitzel & Boo Miniquilt. My partner was Fairly Merry and I totally love my package. I got so much more than I was expecting. Just incredible. Thank you so much Mary.

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First Time I got Bella Solids and Washi Tape (yes shame on me I know), cant wait to try them. And Im so in love with the wonderful scooter fabric. Lovely Aurifil in great colors too, I just have black, grey, and white in my stash, so these will be well treasured.

Mittwoch, 16. Juli 2014

WIP Wednesday – Cuteness Overload (long post)

 

Last week I was busy introducing myself for the 2014 New Bloggers Blog Hop, so I skipped WIP Wednesday, but this week Im back. A little bit more to show this week, if you dont mind.

I have a question, maybe there are some cross stitchers out there. I drafted a cross stitch design, also found some programs, to do it with. But I would need a program, that can save my chart as a .jpg or .pdf and until now I havent found one. So maybe you could recommend me one please.

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Our Little Miss Ida is already 9 month old, can crawl perfectly and so damn fast lol, pulls herself up everywhere, and wants to walk the whole time with mommy - so not long and she will be everywhere.

 

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With a really sad heart I had to bring my sewing machine back to the shop, coz of horrible tension issues, they sent her immediately to service, and now the horrible long waiting time begins. maybe 3 weeks, and then Im on vacation, so this is quite long for me. Luckily, my grandma gave me a few month ago her 12 year old brother sewing machine, she never really used it, and she works perfectly. So Im sewing on her right now, just have to wait with my free-motion-quilting projects. But the rest is just fine on her.

Happy Mail:

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I totally love happy mail days, like you already know, and this was one of the best ones. Love to design in EQ7 still a lot to learn, but Im getting there.

Released:

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Released yesterday my new mini quilt pattern on craftsy - free for you all. You can read more about it, in this post.

Finished:

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They are already well used since 2 weeks, and we both love to sleep on our new pillow cases, they are totally soft.

 

Started:

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Plus Quilt - Since a really long time I want to make a plus quilt. So I pulled out the bright and happy Hothouse Flowers Bundle by Mo Bedell, and I will do a plus quilt for my little daugther. Still need to cut a ton more white solids.

 

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Sweet Tooth - The Frosted Pumpkin Stitchery released another cute little pattern, and I just had to grab it, hope to make it into a little pouch or wall hanging – havent decided yet.

Ongoing:

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Kira - Got a bit more done on my “Kira – the kangaroo” Doll, and found the perfect wooden yarn bowl at IKEA. I just love such decoration stuff.

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Caravan Pillow–- just finished the paper piecing on my caravan, but now it has to wait till I get my machine back and then I will turn it into a cute pillow for my dad.

Double Bed Quilt ––- still on the waiting list

Every Which Way Pillow #2 - finished, just need to take some pictures

Friendshipstar Quilt - is finished (just need to photograph it)

Starsurround QAL - cushion top finished, need to sew it together

Once Upon A Time Sampler -– started Mai block     

 

  Stats:

Completed projects – 2

New projects – 2

Currently in progress – 9

Total finishes – 13

 

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Dienstag, 15. Juli 2014

Le Challenge #14 - Reveal

 

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It’s my first time participating in this “Le Challenge”, and this month theme was “small”. And something small I really love to do, is paper piecing, So I want to join in the fun, with my lates pouch, I finished 2 weeks ago.

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The inside is made with Lottie Da” by Heathery Bailey and ouside is mostly Hothouse Flowers by Mo Bedell.

Pouch Pattern after a tutorial by Noodlehead

Flower pattern by Charise Creations

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