25 August 2010

APPLE JAM..........mmmmmmmmm........

It's JAM-TIME today.......!!!!!
The apple-tree is full with delicious apples and my hubby and I are apple-jam-fans!!!
So we make apple-jam today.
First of all: peel a lot of apples, then rasp them and cook them with water, sugar, jelly sugar, cinnamon & thick apple juice. Add soms raisins if you wish....(yep we do)...and start cooking.........
Cook & stir this mass for several minutes.
Meanwhile sterilize the jam bottles with boiling water and a bit of soda.
And then........fill the jam bottles........
Result: see below. A lot of apple-jam!!!!
We use it on bread, cracker, yoghurt and for apple pies with wipped cream.
Yummie.........
Pitty you cannot smell the fragrance of this.....it smells wonderful in our kitchen....mmmmmm

Stay tuned.......

24 August 2010

Oh frogs where art thou.......?????


Our dog Ymke adores the brown frogs in our garden. As you can see the pictures, she stand like this for many hours. She wait as long until there is a frog that will jump. Ymke therefore finds frogs strange creatures. As a pointer she is highly interested in them.
She wants to catch them. So we have to constantly watch her to provide she doesn't catch them.
Pffffffffff.......... it's a neverending story.......ha ha ha.....
And here is one of the brown frogs.......

There was a nice surprise this morning in my mailbox: Teddy bear Times, a teddybear magazine published in the UK. A while ago one of the editors asked if I wanted to mail pictures for an article in the August/September issue. And Hip Hip Hooray one of the pictures is in this issue. It's a small picture, but I am still a bit proud, it's a my first picture ever published in a magazine. And you have to start somewhere right......!!!!
Below are the pictures. They are not high quality pictures, because I photgraphed the article instead of scanning.

Above the little picture of Rosaline.
Below the orginal one....
Meanwhile I'm working on 4 new teddybears. I'm very curious how they will look.
I'm very satisfied with the prototypes/samples that I made.

Work in progress.........stay tuned.......

11 August 2010

New work in progressss..................

I've been working on new designs for several weeks.
It has been a lot of work but I am pretty happy with the result:
12 new patterns!!!

I made a few design examples just to see if the proportions were right. And YESSSSSSS they are!!! (quite a number of design samples ended in my trashbin....!!!!) Tomorrow I will pick mohair for four new designs. I am very excited and I'm also very curious how they are going to be.

While I was working very hard, my dog Ymke took her nappy.
I couldn't resist making a quick snapshot of her.
She choose my husbands shoe as her pillow......silly girl!!!

Stay tuned...........