Tuesday, November 20, 2012


And look: PicMonkey has Winterland photo effects ready now!

Today I bought a Pom-Pom maker gadget! Yes I know, you can also make them from two cardboard cut-outs but that is so fiddly, especially when you want to make more than one. 

Tif had already inspired me the other day when I went over with Miss M. to visit Tif's pop-up shop (Gladys, the  beautiful 50's air-stream trailer), but today's post on her blog made me want to go out and buy one of these gadgets immediately! I bought the larger one which can make both 2 1/2 inch ones and 3 3/8 inch ones. This one was only my first try and I obviously need to use a bit more yarn to make it pouffier, but I like it already!  {smile}

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So the last few days we have had some rain records broken once again. It was just bucketing! This meant that I couldn't go out for a run, so yesterday I decided to do one of my old cardio work-out dvd's: today I can barely sit because of all those darn squats the pretty lady had me do! I did run 5 kilometers today though so I am happy with that, but oh boy my poor buttocks....  <wink>

One more half day of school tomorrow and then we can finally enjoy the Thanksgiving break! Our guests can't make it until Saturday and that is just fine with us. This way we can rest up before the big cook-out starts. Miss M. loves all the traditions so a Turkey with all the Trimmings it will be!

'Gobble Gobble' everyone!  {smile}


  1. I think I might just need my own pom-pom maker! :)

  2. That is a great idea for a Christmas present for the crafty 10 year old. There is a lot of spare wool around here needing to be pom-pommed!

  3. Hello Miss Marjan! I just wanted to stop by on my rounds today to say how thankful I am for wonderful YOU! I have been inspired by all that you do and share here on your blog...and since it's my week to give shout outs to those I'm thankful for (Thanksgiving here in the USA tomorrow!) I thought I'd stop by and let you know.

    Cheers for a great Christmas Season, may you be blessed beyond measure!



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