woensdag 31 oktober 2012

Happy Halloween

As you might know (from my previous post) we are not celebration Halloween here at Pale Rose. But if you are, I'm hoping you'll have a happy one! Don't eat too much pumpkin pie and enjoy every minute...

zaterdag 27 oktober 2012

Pancakes & Growing from seed

Baking pancakes with Grandma was one of my favorite things to do as a child. I remember her small kitchen and her old gascooker. I can picture the teatowels with dolls on them saying: Love is... something something.

I remember her silver hair and warm smile. If it happened to be raining and there was sunshine at the same time, she used to say to me that witches where baking pancakes. Apparently those where the ideal weather surcumstances for them to be baking pancakes. I never questioned it or asked for more information on it. Grandma knew it was so & grandma was wise. We would be baking them too in her cosy kitchen. Though I can assure you that my sweet grandmother was not a witch nor am I.

donderdag 25 oktober 2012

Halloween pumpkins, Apples & Onions

Halloween is getting closer and in several shops I've seen loads of orange stuff, ghosts, spiders and the lot. In our home we do not celebrate this holiday but I do love pumpkins a great deal. Mom bought us two edible pumpkins and we got a sheet of stickers to go with it. So we could make a funny face on them. I got the job of sticking them on & here's the result, cute not?!

maandag 22 oktober 2012



I celebrated my birthday this weekend. Another year gone by, time flies for real. I remember the excitement you used to feel as a child when your birthday would come. Sleepless nights a week before. Now I don't feel like that at all. Perhaps because I already knew some of the presents I would get. I picked them out myself you see...

woensdag 17 oktober 2012

Rosemary milk, Socks & Sheep

My toes turned blue again, the weather is getting colder & if you spend a day indoors not doing much because your in pain... Well they can alter towards a rich purple I found. Cold toes are rather uncomfortable. Not a nice feeling at all and a wonderful way to warm up is sitting under a homemade quilt with a mug of steaming hot rosemary milk...

zondag 14 oktober 2012


The macaron, a French confectionery that has become rather popular. I've heard of them before, thought about making them, even seen them in shops (expensive!) but I never tasted one until this weekend...

woensdag 10 oktober 2012

Quark pie & Movie night

Mom bought some millet flakes in a shop in Germany after finding a recipe for a quark pie that made us rather curious. I made the pie a few days ago and it was lovely. You turn the ingredients (shown in the picture below) into a fluffy almost souffle like pie without a crust. It wasn't overly sweet and so light that you could eat it almost in one go, which we did not as it was our dessert. But I would love to make it again some time and have saved the recipe...

zondag 7 oktober 2012

Autumn table & Handmade Tote Bag

It's been October for a week now & it was more than time to make a little Autumn display in our livingroom. Over the years my mom made a whole lot of adorable felt flowerchildren. They all represent something from nature and are made from the patterns of Mieke Stender...

donderdag 4 oktober 2012

World Animal Day

Because it's world animal day & also because I like to show of our little angels....
Here some picture of my cats. Aren't they cute?!

dinsdag 2 oktober 2012

New Clothes & a Rain Cloud Quilt

I'm not a fan of shopping. Yes, I do like to rummage through a charity shop or a vintage store for hours. Secondhand bookshops are also great fun. But going to the city and shop in, shop out for hours is not something I enjoy doing & tend to avoid. So many people and different types of music clashing together... Not my cup of tea.

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