Thursday, May 26, 2016

DIY: with wooden beads (1/4)


I once again teamed up with Pandahall - a wholesale craft supply online shop and this time they have send me a set of 20 hexagon shaped wooden beads. Why thank you so much!

They are actually not called hexagon and in correct geometry terms they are called: 'i
cosahedron'. I'm not sure how to pronounce it but other than that geometry/math is not my strongest. Anyway, continue with  the DIY! With these cute modern looking wooden beads I have came up with 4 DIYs in total.

Funny thing because I didn't know what to do with them and so I kept thinking and thinking. I can't do a simple necklace/bracelet DIY right? So all the thinking and thinking led me to 4 different DIY's with wooden beads! With number 1: a beaded handle.

Opnieuw vormde ik en PandaHall - een online groothandel in knutselspul - een team. Dit keerde stuurde Pandahall me een setje van 20 zeshoekige houten kralen. Heel erg bedankt!

Eigenlijk zijn het niet echt zeshoeken en in de juiste geometrie term heten ze: 'icosaëder'. Ik heb geen flauw benul hoe je dat correct uitspreekt, maar daarnaast is geometrie/wiskunde ook niet mijn ding. Hoe dan ook, verder met de DIY! Met deze schattige modern ogende houten kralen, kwam ik in totaal met 4 DIY's.

Heel grappig want ik had eerst geen inspiratie dus ik bleef maar denken en denken en hopen op een coole DIY idee te komen. Ik kan natuurlijk niet met een doodsimpele ketting/armband DIY aankloppen, toch? Dus al het denken en denken leidde me uiteindelijk naar 4 verschillende DIY! Met als nummer 1: een kralen handvat.

Hover for Dutch translate ~
You need:
wooden beads // a glass pot // steel wire (0,7 - 1 mm) // a pair of nippers
Thanks Pandahall for the beads. They are lovely!
Ok, lets begin!
1. Wrap the steel wire tightly around the top closure of the pot until the steel wire crosses each other. Make sure the steel wire runs under the closure slits/rim for security otherwise it will fall.
2. Once the steel wire is crossing each other, hook them. Now we continue working with the longer end of the wire.
3. Depending how long you want your handle to be, start to measure the wire + leave extra for a tail end. Once measured cut it with nippers.
4. You may now start beading!
5. With the extra leftover tail, bend this a few a times around the wire line that we made in step 1 for security.
Fill me!
Next time:
Crochet time!

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

My Latest Favorite Snacks


Discovering new food, new flavors and new brands gets me excited and let me share you my excitement with you below because I have a couple of C’s for you: chips, chocolate, Calpis and more!

Nieuw eten, nieuwe smaken en nieuwe merken ontdekken is erg leuk en spannend en graag deel ik deze sensatie met jullie. Vandaag heb ik: chips, chocolade, Calpis en nog veel meer voor jullie!
Hover for Dutch translate!
I can`t wait to be in HK this Summer so that I can restock my Kit Kats again. Apart the matcha green tea and mint chocolate I`m trying out for the first time the sweet potato flavored Kit Kat. It`s nice and a tad chemical taste to it.
This is my favorite chips in The Netherlands and I am sure I have mentioned about these `Hoeksche` Chips before. I have discovered recently that Hoeksche made a `flavor of the season` for their chips which means a new flavor in each season and their newest is the `tomato pepperoni` one and it`s goooood!
Mhmm! Nom! These banana flavored chocolate by Gnaw is delicious! And not to mention the cute packaging and design too!
The Netherlands had a week ago a couple of heat waves with temperatures above 25C degrees and that asks for legit refreshments such as ice cream and... Calpis! I frankly (almost) never drink soda except with hot days or at a party. Calpis is actually a Japanese drink that has a similar taste to cream soda. Or Yakult with bubbles!
A bowl of varied veggies a day, keeps the doctor away obvious! (Devour at least 250gr of veggies per day)

Sunday, May 22, 2016

Yarnfood: Popular Cupcakes


What cupcakes in the world are popular cupcakes? I love eating a good fluffy cupcake with rich frosting but for me to get to my favorite cupcake shops (Ten to Tree, Cupcake Chic) I have to drive long kilometers before I reach them, sigh.

Anyway I have created my own popular cupcakes in the flavors red velvet, mint chocolate, strawberry cream and coffee! Not edible ones I am afraid but they are quite appealing and tasty looking these crochet ones!
Tell me, what is your favorite cupcake?

Welke cupcakes zijn nou popular eigenlijk? Ikzelf hou wel van een goede luchtige cupcake met een rijk botercreme, maar helaas liggen mijn favoriete cupcake winkels (Ten to Tree, Cupcake Chic) niet op een steenworp afstand. Daarvoor moet ik toch nog kilometers afstand afleggen.

Maar goed, ik heb mijn eigen populaire cupcakes gemaakt in de smaken red velvet, mint chocolade, aardbeien en koffie! Ze zijn niet eetbaar ben ik bang, maar ze zijn nog steeds erg aanlokkelijk en lekker om naar te kijken, die gehaakte versie van mij!
Vertel eens, wat is jouw favoriete cupcake?

Red velvet, coffee, strawberry cream and mint chocolate.

Pssst, available in my online shop soon!
Link: Storenvy

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