Monday, January 16, 2017

Sugar snow candy kisses

Dear reader,

My garden is covered with snow! It finally happened this winter here in the Netherlands! We didn't have that many snowy scenes here the past decade. When I was young, in the seventies, snow was much more of a regular visitor here in our little country at the North Sea. But nowadays it's almost rare. A couple of years ago we had two winters that were cold with lots of snow, but aside from those two years it wasn't much to write home about.

So............ Snowy candy kisses from the fairies in my garden are the news of my day! And this time is was quite an amount of the magical white fairy winter dust! I asked my husband to take some pictures of the magical snow in our backyard and of course have to share them with you! It looks like God had an appetite for pancakes and instead decided to first sugarcoat our neighbourhood 😊. It's amazing how snow turns a dull winter garden into magic fairyland! And then to imagine what a beautiful miracle only one little snowflake is! It's God's way of cleaning the air!

"If you go out when it's snowing
And look up at the sky
You'll feel lots of icy kisses
As the snowflakes flutter by"
 (Suzie Bitner)

I hope you'll enjoy!

Rosemary with snow

Saturday, January 14, 2017

Ruffles and baubles

Handmade knitted shawl by Ingeborg van Zuiden - Weijman
Hi there dear reader!

It has been a while again since i've posted. I thought time would slow down a bit in the new year, but no......... I said to myself: "Keep dreaming honey, that won't happen" 😍. But here I am, still alive and still not kicking, hehe. We are in a wintry state currently and had snow and are making ourselves up for a frosty period. They expect it to be 17 degrees Fahrenheit during the nights, so it will be brrrrrr..... Typically 'baby it's cold outside'-weather thus. Inside it will be cozy and warm though, hopefully!

I'm so much looking forward to the inauguration of Donald Trump; I will be the first one that is in front of the TV that day. I've followed a lot of the American news lately and am in shock and in awe of how disrespectful some people are reacting and of the smear campaigns going on. It makes me sick. That's one reason I decided not to go into politics because it would cost me a heart attack. It almost does now, when I see the daily news. Mr. Trump is officially elected, all is approved through the proper institutions, and although one might not believe it, or hate the outcome, one must accept and give the man a chance. He has made so many promisses, and very beautiful and wonderful promisses........ I am sure he will keep up to most of them. He has proven to be succesful, that's for sure. Otherwise he won't have a life after his resignation! I can say that he is the first one in twenty plus years that has given me true hope for the future, even for my own country, as what will happen in the US will so much affect Europe as well! And that feels so good to have good hope again! He has my blessings for sure. Also looking forward to the beautiful mormon choir to sing at the inauguration. I'd never heard of them before, but am hooked since I heard them singing. Soooooo Godly beautiful!

But...... anyway...... let me just stick to my creative splashes. That's more soothening for my heart lol. So...... here are some ruffles and baubles I created. A quick shawl I did in one evening and some cute earrings with little balls. As you can see I had a ball with the balls. 😁So many of them in one earring! My husband said 'none can ever say you don't have balls', hehe. Too funny 😛 I hope the new year started well for you! More creativity will follow soon! I have about 120 pairs of earrings ready made and still to take photos of plus some cards. Have a wonderful weekend and thank you for your time.
Handmade knitted shawl by Ingeborg van Zuiden - Weijman
Handmade knitted shawl by Ingeborg van Zuiden - Weijman
Bronze ball earrings by Ingeborg van Zuiden - Weijman
Bronze ball earrings by Ingeborg van Zuiden - Weijman
Bronze ball earrings
Ruffles shawl by Ingeborg van Zuiden
knitted ruffles

Sunday, January 1, 2017

Best wishes!



Happy New Year to you! 

An exciting new year, that's what 2017 is going to be. 
I'm sure of it! I can feel it in the air. 
I hope your transition was good! 

May the new year bring you prosperity, joy and foremost 
good health and love around you, 
everywhere!💓

Thursday, December 29, 2016

The Mayflower

Good day to you!

Christmas is over, the clock ticks quickly towards the end of the year 2016, my crown year in which my dear husband and I celebrated our 25th wedding anniversary! I love my husband so very much! We've come to an agreement to make it at least another 35 more years, so..... we are not even halfway there. I will be 85 then and he will be 108!😍 We will go for it, haha! Our love is as strong as God is!

The sun is doing it's best to shine a bit longer again during the day. We're heading in the only and right direction...... a new spring and hopefully a very prosperous new year! So many exciting things are on the agenda for the world. I can feel it in the air! I hope my hopes will come true. I for myself will keep wishing upon a star and pray for peace. With my head always into flowers and sparkles and now carefully dreaming from a new spring to come I thought to create this happy greeting card which I baptized 'The Mayflower'. I decorated the backside as well and added some matching earrings I created earlier this year but didn't share these pictures from. I hope you enjoy the eyecandy for today and foremost I hope you have had a peaceful and loving Christmas time! Remember to............ Enjoy today! Tomorrow may never come! And thank you to my dear readers for the lovely comments! Always!
The Mayflower handmade greeting card by Ingeborg van Zuiden - Weijman
handmade paper flower by Ingeborg van Zuiden
Details of paper art greeting card by Ingeborg van Zuiden
handmade paper flower by Ingeborg van Zuiden
Details of paper art greeting card by Ingeborg van Zuiden
Details of paper art greeting card by Ingeborg van Zuiden
Details of paper art greeting card by Ingeborg van Zuiden
Details of paper art greeting card by Ingeborg van Zuiden
handmade paper flower by Ingeborg van Zuiden
Details of paper art greeting card by Ingeborg van Zuiden
Center of handmade paper flower by Ingeborg van Zuiden
Details of paper art greeting card by Ingeborg van Zuiden
Details of paper art greeting card by Ingeborg van Zuiden
Center of handmade paper flower by Ingeborg van Zuiden
Floral earrings created by Ingeborg van Zuiden - Weijman
Pink earrings created by Ingeborg van Zuiden - Weijman
Pink earrings on display created by Ingeborg van Zuiden - Weijman
Pink earrings on display created by Ingeborg van Zuiden - Weijman