Easter Holidays

I love Easter holidays. The weather is getting better, the garden is coming alive, the kids are home for 2 weeks and I had a few days off.

The first week my little girl turned 12. She’s growing so fast. For her birthday we had a Frenglish breakfast. That’s something we invented, it’s a combinatiom of a French and English breakfast. She really loved it (and so did we)

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A big breakfast was necessary because we went on a trip to the Ardennes. In Nismes, near Couvin, we visited the rocks of Fondry des Chiens. It was lots of fun, climbing the rocks and discovering caves,.. It was the best birthday ever, she said.

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At one point we had to get out of the valley to go back to our car at the main road. Instead of taking the easy way, we decided to push our boundaries and climbe a tall rockwall. It was pure climbing, no help from banisters or rope, just relying on yourself and the rock. It was great and I’m so proud ofย all of us for doing it. The picture below is one of the wall, pretty tall don’t you think?

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I also started a new project. Yes I know, ย another one. But guess what… I actually finished this one!!! Thumbs up for me ๐Ÿ˜‰ I made the bag from Attic24. I always loved that bag and it was on my to do list for quite a while. Some time ago, when Lucy talked about her bag on her blog again, I thoughtย it was time for me to make it. And I’m so glad I did, It turned out to be so beautiful and I’m totally in love with it.ย You can find the pattern here.

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As you can tell, I really enjoyed my holiday. I hope you have to!

Love Ilse

Easter workshop

When I was a kid, we had knitting, crochet, embroidery,… lessons at school. Now that’s all gone to make place for computer and that sort of stuff. Ok, I know times have changed and they gonna need the computer more than a crochethook, but that doesn’t mean I have to like it. I think kids should learn to knit and crochet and… So, 2 schoolyears ago, I went to the principals office and we had a nice chat about it. She loves knitting, so she completely understood and agreed with what I had to say. We came up with the idea of a crochetclass. I worked out some easy patterns over the summerholiday and last schoolyear I had my own crochetclass, one day a week during lunchbreak and kids could volunteer to come. I expected/hoped maybe 5 – 10 kids would come, but to my surprise it was near 20 girls and boys! Not everyone stayed, they found it wasn’t they’re cup of tea and quitted, others came toย have a look and then joined. It wasn’t easy, but lots of fun and by the end of the year they knew the basics.

Unfortunatly, this year, due to my work, I wasn’t able to do the class. I missed it and so did the kids, so I decided to do a workshop at home for them. This is the result.

I’m so proud off them!

They all asked if I could do this again, so it’s to be continued…

Love Ilse