Tuesday, 28 October 2014


The kids are off school this week.
It was very quiet in the house this morning.
It seemed as if they were getting into mischief.
I checked what was going on and found this …

They displayed all our Playmobil, toy cars and Duplo.

Silence can be beautiful.

Thursday, 23 October 2014

A quick recipe from Zo Geknipt 1 before the second part of the book is being delivered

The large version of this shoulder bag was showing some abrasion, as it was only made from cotton off course its life span is restricted.
As our youngest is no longer wearing diapers in the day we decided to go for the smaller version of recipe 27 this time around.

The fabric for a third bag -the smaller version again- is already cut because this one greatly pleased me.

Pattern: The pattern is recipe 27 from the book Zo Geknipt 1.
Fabric: The decorative fabric came from a shop in Paris, very close to the Sacre Coeur. The plain fabric -navy blue canvas 100% cotton- was bought @ a local uniform shop.

Wednesday, 15 October 2014

Jacob for the girls

Jade got a bright blue long leg pants with pink piping on the pockets.

Jade turned six years yesterday and where other children would shoot this from the rooftops, Jade came home crying from school because her brothers told the other kids it was her birthday. She did not like that as she loves to be lost in the crowd. All her siblings love getting attention she doesn’t.

Luckily at home she reminds us regularly that she is around as well.

Louka got a green pants with fluorescent orange piping as finishing touch on the pockets. 

The pants is already slightly too short, but there are four siblings waiting to pass the pants onto, which makes this mistake more easily digestible. 

Friday, 10 October 2014


We made space in the cabinet, got rid of some old pants, and replaced them with the uniform; luckily not all space got taken by the uniforms. We made some ‘Jacobs’ to fill the empty spaces. The short version suits us best.

A grey version with blue piping on the pockets.

A sea blue one with yellow piping on the pockets.

A blue dark blue one with yellow piping on the pockets.

A green one with neon orange piping on the pockets.

A blue one with white/orange squares and yellow piping on the pockets.

Elias additionally asked for a macho short version. He got one in camouflage fabric with neon orange piping on the pockets.

Three shorts per son, to make sure I can skip ironing once and a while.

Wednesday, 8 October 2014


The school uniforms need space in the cabinets so we had to through our kid’s pile of clothes. Some of the boys’ pants were mended. 

Some of the boys’ pants are worn to shreds and after recuperating the buttons the pants went straight to the bin.

After mending we even found some time to sew some more Jacob pants. Stay tuned for the pictures of our version of the Jacob.

Friday, 3 October 2014

Baby bouncer

Some time ago we went through all the files on our computer and did not only find this, but also found the pictures of the baby bouncer we refurbished -3 years ago!- for Felix.

An old metal bouncer seat, bought for the ridiculous sum of 2.5 euro in de sales at the second hand store, was refreshed with a new fabric.
Unluckily we discovered it when number 5 was born! I could have used it for the others as well!