This awesome little dude is 4 years old today! I can’t believe we no longer have a toddler but a boy who’s going to school (soon). Today we’re celebrating just the three of us.
P.S. look at the shadows on the ground, this is what you get when you grow up with 2 iPhone addicted parents.
Things got rearranged around the house. I switched some stuff around and I made room for Johnny Cash. He was supposed to get a space in our ‘office’ but we still haven’t gotten to fixing up that room yet. So I felt sorry for him sitting alone in the attic all these months Johnny was my gift to the Boyfriend a couple of years ago. It a little bit special as well, because it is a photo of his last show in the Netherlands. So Boyfriend is glad to have him in a prominent place again!
This week I also made our pouffe a new cover made from an old woolen blanket. And Mini reorganized the sofa pillows while I tried to take some photographs of it. I also made Mini a table tent with left-over fabric.
And I got Mini these cool monster socks from H&M. They don’t really fit with this post, but they are just so damn cute!
One of the few rooms in our house that is 90% done is Mini’s room. And his room has a very cool wallpaper by fashion designer J.C. de Castelbajac, mostly because I couldn’t really part with this wallpaper just yet. Mini used to have the same wallpaper in his previous room.
And though I still love it, I come across so many cool wallpapers that I sometimes wish I had ten more walls left! Here’s a selection of awesome wallpaper I found at Minimoderns, doesn’t it make you wanna re-paper your house too?
1. Fayre’s Fair – Mustard 2. Whitby – Lido 3. Pet Sounds – Harvest Orange 4. Festival – Stone 5. C-60 – Snow 6. Hold Tight – Mustard 7. Our Adventure Is About To Begin – Sky Blue 8. Six of One – Smoothie Pink
On my last museum visit, I went to the museum shop as well (looking at art books is almost as much fun as the actual museum ). I found this great little book called Iron Me On by Mike Perry.
He’s a graphic designer and has made all these fun little drawings and letters that are actually decals. And you can cut them out and arrange them any way you like, and then just iron them on. A very easy way to spruce up otherwise dull items (like some boy clothing) so I got it.
And Whamm! here’s the result so far. (the whamm in the picture sure ads a little something extra, don’t you think?)
To make up for our crappy summer the weather gods finally decided to send some sun our way. And after spending the last 10 days or so indoors (working/sick/studying/sick/). Today, I was free, healthy and all my deadlines were met. So I finally got the chance to spend some time outdoors! Funny how a little bit of sunshine and can make you so happy!
Also, now I finally had the chance to take some pictures around the house of the teeny tiny steps of progress we’re making here.
I found this amazing school poster of Russia in our attic when we moved in. It was a little torn and broken. But I really wanted to fix it up. And since we have this weird little nook with a boarded up doorway, I thought I just use it instead of hide it. Now Mini has a little ‘school’ nook. And I’m sure he’ll be an expert in Russian geography in no time!
Last week got kind of crazy! There was work, and then on wednesday, I had my first two lectures of this semester (just 4 more months of lectures :-p) and then I basically worked the rest of the week. Including a whole day of filming @ a local hospital on a saturday. 6 days of work isn’t much fun! I missed spending time with Mini and the Boyfriend a lot. And being so busy, this little blog here, got neglected a bit… Hopefully this week will be better! A little bright spot though, we did manage to wall paper Mini’s room last week. I didn’t find the time (or light) to take a proper photo, so for now a Lomo taken with my iPhone.
Before I post some pictures of Mini’s new and completely finished bed. I wanted to reminisce about the past and show some pictures of Mini’s baby bed. Taking down and replacing his bed was a big moment, his baby days are definitely over and the replacing of the bed kind of marks the point where he is really becoming a little boy (though he continues to call himself ‘baby’) If you happen to love the wallpaper as much as I do, it’s by fashion designer JC De Castelbajac. He did a wallpaper line called Popier Peint, you can find a lot more of his wallpaper here. The interpretation of Hokusai’s Great Wave with bunnies is by Kozydan.