Category Archives: fiddlings


or SpongeMo if you will


medals of very high and respectable honour

every spring, for the last 12 years, we go on a ski trip to France with a bunch of friends. actually, most of us do the snowboarding thing, but I think that would still be called a ski trip in English. in Dutch we call it ‘wintersport’, which sounds logical and very non-judgemental about whether you practice skiing or snowboarding. I’ve been snowboarding for over 15 years, but this year I skied for the first time. it went well, and to celebrate that I bought an appropriate ski suit from the eighties in fluorescent colours on the Waterloo Square market, which I will show to you in a following post. (I can’t believe I have to wait a whole year to wear it)

our group is usually the size of an average highschool class, and so is the behaviour. every year since the 10th anniversary we have a quiz. this year, friend D and I made it. D works at a (“very respectable! we always hear both sides!”) gossip TV program, so the tendency of the quiz was kind of showbizz-ish. I, on the other hand,  could only come up with extremely difficult questions of which I had to google the answers myself too (and sometimes even the questions), so when our test subject couldn’t answer any of them, we decided it was for the better if I turned to another important task on our list: the medals. I was very happy when the winning team was so excited about them that they wore them on their ski jackets for the rest of the week. they also won awesome gloves and other expensive and superhip snow goodies, but that is completely beside the point.

shortest tutorial ever

diy project: magnetic spice jars. I would SO love to make a tutorial for whatever, because I can do something no one else can do, but there ís no such thing. this one is easier than your mother: buy some jars, buy some magnets, buy some glue, put it together and there you go. done.

that socks

and while I’m at it, (what happened to my resolution to post on a daily or at least weekly basis? Today I’m on a roll though..)  I knitted socks. small ones. first baby to arrive will be the lucky recipient..

rock elephant

made a little elephant a few weeks ago, by this nice pattern. last weekend, we were in the studio, recording the drums for my band’s new album, and that can take a while. I got a bit bored from listening and started knitting on another elephant, but this time twice the size. I finished it halfway through the rhythm guitar sessions.

little red rain boots

when I saw these little red rain boots in the store I just had to buy them. and as I don’t have a kid to put in them, I found something else to put in them: chives. I’m not too sure if the plants will have room enough to keep growing, but I did put a little extra potting soil in the feet, maybe that’ll help to keep them alive. I really like the colours. the picture is not great, winter days are dark here in the Low Lands!


space invaders

started this birthday gift for my boyfriend last year, drastically underestimated cross stitching and finished it just in time for his birthday this year. yes sir.