Sunday, 1 May 2016

Diy apple chips

This time I just wanted to share a really quick and delicious snack with you. It's easy to make and you'll probably have all the supplies already :)

For this recipe you will need:
-Knife or a mandoline (though I would recommend using a mandoline)
-baking tray
-parchment paper

Preheat your oven on 110
Start with slicing your apples. You can use as many apples as you want, but out of one apple you get a lot of slices, so keep that in in mind.
Put some parchment paper on the baking tray
Spread out your apple slices on the tray

You can sprinkle cinnamon over the apples if you like

Put them in the oven for 45 min

Take them out and turn them around
In the oven for another 45 min

Let them cool down (they will become crispier after that)
I hope you enjoyed this diy! Let me know if you made them.
X Senne

Thursday, 18 February 2016

Fairy tale illustrations

I love fairy tales. I think the short stories are really cute and I love reading them. What I love even more is: pretty illustration with those fairy tales. This time I tried to make my own. I made some of my favourites, but they also are the most well-known I think.
 I used fineliner to ink my illustration and coloured them in with watercolour. With the Sleeping Beauty one I also used a golden pen for the details.
 My watercolours are from the brand Schmincke and Marie's.
 Each card represents a fairy tale. I tried to make them just so you would immediately recognize the fairy tale. Let me know if you could guess them all!
I really enjoyed doing this so I think that I'm going to continue making these cards. 
Have a wonderful day!
x Senne

Monday, 8 February 2016

Penpal Letter

Last week I received some mail from my penpal, so it was time to send her a letter back. I love making snail mail, it's one of my favourite hobbies! Here is what I made this time.

In a little shop nearby I found this cute charm. Since it's a postcard I decided to send it to my penpal.
With a magnetic sheet I had, I made these tiny magnets.
Have a wonderful day!
x Senne

Sunday, 24 January 2016

DIY embroidered fox ring

This time I have a diy for you. I was on pinterest when I saw this pin, and I immediately knew I wanted to do something like that so here is my idea.
For this diy you'll need:

I forgot to mention that you will need glue as well, it has to be strong glue because you don't want your ring to fall apart.
Step 1:
Embroider something. This can be anything you want, I chose to make a fox.
Step 2:
Cut out a cardboard oval which is bigger than you embroidered piece. I glued two pieces of cardboard together to make it sturdier.
Step 3:
Thread you needle with a colour that matches you fabric and cut out you embroidered piece.
Step 4:
Sew the fabric around the cardboard oval, you might want to cut away some access fabric before you do this. But be careful you don't cut away to much.
Step 5:
Glue the oval on your ring and your done!
 I hope you enjoyed this little diy, let me know if you have a particular diy you would like to see next!
x Senne

Sunday, 3 January 2016

December reads

Here are some books I read this December. I didn't read a lot of books. I don't  know why but in the holidays I always want to read a lot but... when the holiday is over I read about a quarter of what I actually wanted to read. Anyways here are the books I read.
Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows
Currently I'm reading Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. I just love the Harry potter books and that's why I decided to reread this one. A few days ago, I had a Harry potter movie  marathon and now I'm totally back into the world of Harry Potter. What I really like about this book, is that you really see how the politics in this world work and how corrupt they can be. If you haven't read this book yet, read it because it's amazing. As well as all the other harry Potter books of course. :)

A Thousand Pieces Of You
I know they say never judge a book by it's cover, but I  must admit that's why I picked this one up. Because. Look. How. Beautiful. It. Is. But when I read what it was about and I wanted to read it even more.
It's about a girl called Marguerite. Her parents are famous scientists, because they invented the Firebird. This invention gives you the possibility to travel between dimensions. When Marguerite's dad is killed, and all the tracks of the murder lead to their assistant Paul, Marguerite wants revenge. But Paul dissapeared into another dimension. Together with Theo, her parents other assistant, she travels after him. Shall she get her revenge?
Sounds awesome, right? Probably it's no surprise I had pretty high expectations of this book. But I was a bit dissapointed actually. Not the plot, because that was still amazing, but the characters. They felt kind of flat for me. I also missed a bit of humor in this book, and I understand there's not so much to laugh about when your father just died. But the problem was I didn't felt her loss either. That's why i didn't enjoy this book as much as I hoped I would, but I still really liked. I'm going pick up the second book soon!

Since you've Been Gone
I absolutely loved this book. The characters were so cute and I actually cried at the end, not that it has a sad ending! It was more like a happy cry, does that makes sense?
This story is about two best friends, Sloane and Emily. Emily is kind of the shy girl while Sloane is almost the opposite of her. They always do everything together, but suddenly Sloane disappears. The only thing she leaves Emily is a list of things she has to do. Emily hopes that if she does those things, she will find Sloane back. Even though those things are really scary. Things like: kiss a stranger.
What I loved was there was so much character building in this book! What I also really liked was that further in the book you realize that not all the characters in this book are as perfect as they always looked. Even though I read this book in winter, it actually is a typical summer read.

When I finish Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, I want to pick up Eleanor & Park because I heard so many great things about it.
Do you maybe have some recommendations? I would love to hear them!
x Senne

Saturday, 2 January 2016

Hello there!

Happy new year to you! And also welcome on my blog of course.
I wanted to start a blog for a while now, but it never happened.  Today I made a list with some things I wanted to do in 2016 and one of them was: to start a blog. So that's what I'm doing right now!
I am a 14 years old girl who lives in the Netherlands.  On this blog I'll share things I made, love and other wonderful things. I decided to start this blog since I love to make and create stuff, and a blog is a great way to share those things.
I am also going to post book related things, diys and other stuff.
Hope you'll like it!
x Senne
p.s. Not everything is working properly on this blog at the moment, but it's going to be fixed :)