Burro Mexicano

After making the Unicorn for my daughters birthday, I wanted to make more from the Pica Pau book by Yan Martel. Because I'm a lover of donkeys and once in my life hope to owe one (I think they're so hilarious and beautiful at the same time) I chose the donkey.  I love his little Mexican poncho!
 Beneath the poncho he's wearing a tough striped shirt!

But the best part of this donkey is his tail!

Made It #1

Finally everything is back to normal; husband to work, children to school. The days I'm normally off from work, the house is mine and mine alone again. I can clean, bake, crochet, whatever I want without people getting in my way or making a mess of what I just cleaned up.
So this is also the week I can pick up the Made It item on my blog again. I pinned lots of recipes on my Pinterest boards through the years, but never made anything from it, so I set it as a goal to try one recipe per week to reduce the overload.
First one of the year is this Stroopwafel Cake (find the original recipe here), stroopwafel being a dutch treat made of two thin waffles with cane sugar syrup between it. 

Instead of the ingredients in the recipe I used an instant cake mix (only add butter, eggs and a bit of milk). After baking the cake I teared a couple of stroopwafels in little pieces to put on top of the cake and fixed them with sugar cane syrup. 
Next week: French Onion Soup!

Crochet Unicorn

As told last week my youngest daughter is about to turn 8, so the upcoming weeks I'm busy with making a lot of birthday related stuff. She chose the not so original unicorn theme, but original or not I love to make all things unicorn. 
There's always at least one birthday present that I like to make myself and fortunately there's a lovely unicorn pattern in the  Pica Pau book by Yan Schenkel that I ordered a couple of weeks ago. 
So cute, don't you think?! 

~*~ The Reindeer Garland that I crocheted for Christmas was featured by Pattern Paradise!  Thanks, ladies!

Birthday Party Invitations

In just couple of weeks my youngest girl will be turning 8! While she normally is quite original in choosing a theme for her birthday (the Angler Fish from last year for example), this year it has to be unicorns. The upside from this theme is that inspiration is everywhere. To not duplicate someone else's idea is impossible. Finding the original source is also undoable, so excuse me for not naming the one who came up with this idea in the first place. 


The Sinterklaas Hot Chocolate that I made last month was featured at the monthly party from Shanice at City of Creative Dreams!

Thank you very much, Shanice!

The Fire Rocket that I made for New Years Eve was featured by Nifty Thrifty Things

Thank you, Vanessa!