Happy Sunday , lovelies!
Today, I have a tutorial waiting for you…


You will need:



fabric scraps

thread and needle



First, download, print and cut out the owl pattern ;D


Then, cut out two pieces of the body.


Then, use fabric to cut out the wings.


Now, you can cut out a half circle of a different colour of felt.


See? :)


Sew it to the body.



Then, add the wings.


And two buttons for the eyes.


Already looks cute, right?


Now, cut a triangle to make the beak.


Now, cut a strap from the felt to use it as the hanger…. Also take the second body piece….


and start sewing both pieces together.


Don’t forget to add the hanger!!!!


If you have been sewing halfway round the body, stuff the owl.


Keep sewing around it and now… you are done! :) HAHA!




DIY -crafting (with) leafs-

Autumn is arriving and the leafs are already falling down, so for today i have two easy fall DIY's for you. You can make these with your kid(s) on a rainy day, but make sure to collect the leafs before, so that they are dry and not to curly. You can click on the image to make it bigger, so all you have to do is copy it and fix it at your own size.

DIY 1 -making a leaf owl-

You will need:
- to print out this owl
- glue
- yarn

  1. cut out the owl
  2. use glue on your owl
  3. take your leaf and rub on it, so that little pieces will fall off
  4. if you need more leafs to fill the paper do so and make sure they are sticking to your paper
  5. use two pretty leafs that can be used as the wings of the owl
  6. you can also decorate the back of the owl with little pieces of leafs
  7. make a little opening in the head of the owl
  8. pull yarn through and tigh it together
DIY 2 -fold your own leafs-

You will need:
-folding paper

I have a few pretty folding books for kids,
that i've been using over the years at school.
This idea is from the book 'Het grote
vouwboek deel 2' (it's a Dutch book).
This one is very easy, i made those leafs
last year with 4/5/6 year old kids. The smaller
kids need some more assistence with folding and
cutting ;) Have fun!

step 1
You can use different sizes of folding paper and
any color that you prefer. If your kid likes purple
leafs, go with it ;)

fold it through half, open and half again and open

step 2
fold until the middle
step 3
fold the other side to the middle
and open your paper

step 4
turn your paper and repeat step 2 and 3

step 5
fold open and if you have done it right,
you will have 16 squares

step 6
fold the right downside to the middle, like this

step 7
use your sciccors to make two little cuts
stop at the verticale line

step 8
fold your paper like this

step 9
and fold the one above the same way

step 10
take your scissors again and cut 2 lines
again and stop at the horizontale line

step 11
fold them just like you did at step 8 and 9

step 12
turn your leaf ;)
to finish you can glue a little brown
piece on the bottem.

You can glue them on paper, hang them
on your window or make a garland
from several folded leafs!

Happy crafting!

XO. Vera

Washi tape rules ❤

Sorry for my absence yesterday! My uncle suddenly died, so i kinda had other things on my mind! For the ones that also follow my blog 'seniwithlove' they have already seen this post. I didn't have time to make a new blogpost, so i decided to also share this cute one here!

When i was looking at my little collection of Japanese paper tape, i began to think.... What is fun making? I did a little google surch and found a few inspirational sites, hope you will enjoy them too :)

this is a great blog, look here

decorate your vases, look here

make a mini bunt, look here

decorate little vases or pencilholders,
look here

Washi tape rules :)

XO. Vera

For Your Inspiration File....

Check out these adorable owl pillows!!

We have all seen mini-plushie type animals, but what about these over-sized owl body pillows? Totally cute right?

If you are looking for a fun kid-craft to do together, or to make for a gift, consider making something like this using remnants or fabric scraps for all the details. I am absolutely in love with these!!

They would be great in a dorm room too!!

I didn't make these, but they are certainly in my inspiration file. A family member created these as a birthday gift and I am so jealous! ;-)

Sunday DIY - the envelope mini abum

Hi everyone!

Everyone knows autumn is just around the corner and I thought it would be the perfect time for a mini album to keep summer memories.

You will need

envelopes in different styles and sizes, a hole puncher, a ring to keep the "pages" together, photos, scissors, glue, stickers and decoration

First, take the envelopes and lay one on another.

Punch a hole in every enevelope.

Pull the ring through the holes. Basically, your mini album is finished. :)

Now, start decorating your pages. I'll show you mine for some inspiration.

You can also use the envelopes to store some secret letters or special paper things inside.

I hope you liked this DIY project as much as I do and can't wait to see some of your mini albums!

Have a crafty Sunday!!!!