Just as a warning, the pictures in this post are in reverse chronological order, and I'm too lazy to switch it around, so I'll try to make sense of it in this direction.
Ahh summertime! I can happily reminisce about that day a few weeks ago, when I was able to sew myself this cute buggy tanktop, and wear it out on a canoe ride in the beautiful canals of Utrecht, the gorgeous city where I have the privilege to live...
(its just a pattern drawn from a simple Vera Moda tank I had)
And that my super stylish sister and her new hubby came to visit me on their honeymoon!!!
.. and! While they were here, we designed this wicked shirt together that I was able to sew up for her and, gasp! she even wore it in public! I made real clothes that even other people wear! YAY! :)
Earlier this summer, Joost met up with me in Sweden and just before going home, we had a couple of warm sunny days, and met up with some new friends of ours, who living just north of Gothenburg. Joost went water-skiing for the first time, like a pro; and I got a pulled groin from trying.
We very much enjoyed the interesting assortments of funny things at the Swedish supermarkets:
And we enjoyed the creative ways the Swedes designed their water crossings: get on a raft, pull the chain and yourself to the other side- and off you go!
The rain was less enjoyable though....
We travelled around with our good friend, and made sure to visit the most important Swedish sites. We must have toured at least three Swedish Ikea stores... same same.. all the same.
And we also took a day to explore an island in the Stockholm archipelago, called Grinda
The ISCE conference was a great excuse to visit Sweden. I was really excited, that I even had the opportunity to present my research to an international audience on this huge screen!!!
|PS- That's my handmade Jade skirt (by Paprika Patterns)!!!|
The muffins and coffee were pretty good too;)
Getting us back to Utrecht again, which is still my favourite, even after a visit to Stockholm... We live in such an awesome town that we get lots of visitors, and get to show them some of the impressive places in our surroundings. One of those is the Haarzuilens Castle! Complete with moat, chapel and beautiful gardens. We took our visitors to the pretty convent in the centre of Utrecht as well. We always have fun showing off where we live;) And I love coming home to Utrecht, after holidays.... Super lucky to live here, and have such lovely company around me to share it with!
|..a cameo from my handmade Moss skirt (by Grainline Studio)!|