Merry Christmas!

A merry Christmas to you!
See you in the new year :)


Some more cookies

Because last time was such a success some days ago I made some more cookies. They are already nearly gone :) Oh my, that's Christmas time...


Wrapping gifts

Wrapping my last gifts. Feeling relieved and ready for Christmas to come :) Soon I will make a blog break, I will also close my shop for that time. I will hopefully come back with a free mind and lots of energy for new crafts. And I am wishing you the same!



Some more paper stars for the last window. ||| Stamps I've made for the handmade autumn gift swap. I think now every gift has arrived, it is really nice to see all the different packages all around blogworld. ||| Sun - always a sight for sore eyes.

Winking Sunny

More animated GIFs...


Still no snow

Some pictures of yesterdays evening walk. Still no snow! I can not remember that it ever in my whole life was like this before. There were times where we had only little snow before Christmas but it was never no snow at all.


Christmas tree

I don't have much time at the moment, but yesterday we collected our tree and that is always something that makes me happy. The smell of the fresh fir tree in the living room, I just love it! Today in the morning I decorated it and Sunny was busy collecting all needles to take them to the carpet. He does that also with all his toys every day :) I wish you all a lovely weekend!

Ps: Here you can see another lovely package I got from Lily. It contained the first Christmas card of the season with 2 cute ice bears. Thank you so much, Lily!


Autumn gift swap

A while ago Mina invited me to join her handmade autumn gift swap project and yesterday I got my package. It is from Lotte, what a surprise! Thank you so much, Lotte, for all the beautiful things!


Snail mail treasures

I got snail mail from Indra again, I didn't expect it at all! It was filled with great things from her trip to Tokyo. I feel very honored that she thought of me when she was there. She even brought me the current stamps!


Granny square blanket

Do you have a lot of UFOs (unfinished objects) lying around at home? These granny squares have been waiting to be sewn together now for over 10 months. I'm quite happy with the result and relieved, I nearly thought it won't happen anymore. Have a wonderful 3. advent!

Ps: A special note for my little sister (it's her 17. birthday today):
I wish you all the best sweet Jana! Much love!



Guess what! I baked! It's true! I can hardly believe it! I am 30 years old and the only christmas cookies I ever made was gingerbread back in 2002 and one time meringue with my friend Simi (you can see the movie here) back in 2007. Now on the 10. of december 2011 I managed my third time :) I searched for the easiest recipe that I could find, changed it a bit and it worked! I'm very happy 'cause you must know I normally have no patience at all in the kitchen and I am the queen of burnt food!

The recipe (for 2 persons):
50g sugar (I used brown sugar, I never have white one at home)
100g butter
150g flour
1 egg
cinnamon + cocoa powder {you can experiment here}

Knead all ingredients for the dough and place at a cool place for half an hour.

Roll out the dough and cut the cookies.

Bake in the pre-heated oven at 170 degrees for about 15 minutes.



Happy snail mail

Look what I had in my mail this week. A package from dear Barbara, isn't it great? Next to all the lovely pictures and postcards she even made me a pair of crocheted wristlets. They fit perfect! Thank you so much! I appreciate everything you sent me!


Cut & breakfast

Finally Cut Magazine Nr. 6 is out!
Oh, what a good way to start the day :)


St. Nicholas Day

Happy St. Nicholas Day!


Tinsel garland wreath with apples

Last year I made this tinsel garland wreath by a tutorial from Creature comforts. When I put it out of my Christmas box this weekend I thought it would be nice to make a new one. And to mark the occasion I finally lit the candles of my secondhand candle holder that was waiting over 4 years on my shelve to be used. Have a good start into the week!


Gift tags

Made some gift tags, Sunny seems unimpressed :)

Perfect, already 5 of you want to continue Craft it forward with me. Emmel, Mi Joya and Sewon, please send me your full address to wideeyedtree {at} gmail.com! [sen.siˈʝes] and the blue rabbit house, yours I have already. You will all find something in your mailbox soon :)


Craft it forward!

Some time ago I joined Craft it forward at Studio Meez and yesterday I received a beautiful print of her little shop and 2 postcards. Thank you so much! I appreciate them a lot!

Now it's my turn to continue the game. I will send something handmade to the first 5 who leave a comment. Just tell me that you want to participate. After you get my surprise, you have to post about it and pass it on (send something handmade to the first 5 who comment). It can be anything (something sewed, painted, felted, a photography, anything you like), as long as it is handmade by you and sent out before the end of 2012.

So, who wants to take part?

Something else:
Today there is a Christmas special in my shop!
12% discount on everything!



The other day everything was grey.
But you can see the contour of the monastery I went to school long time ago.


Naked trees

Have been in my hometown again. No signs of winter anymore, on Tuesday the sun was shining so warm that we were able to lie down in the grass. It nearly felt like spring. The naked trees, so beautiful.