Or that should it be, but it’s snowing outside, thick nice snowflakes. It won’t stick, cause it’s been raining all day. The garden is a swamp at the moment. No pics of the swamp, nor of the snow, sorry!

To cheer me up, I entered this contest that Cinnamongirl put out to celebrate spring. If you go there, make sure to tell her Diana sent you!


My pirate name is:

Red Jenny Kidd

Passion is a big part of your life, which makes sense for a pirate. Even though you’re not always the traditional swaggering gallant, your steadiness and planning make you a fine, reliable pirate. Arr!

Get your own pirate name from piratequiz.com.

We will be resuming the normal not really regular programation soon. Probably with the new (Not So Big) Great Vegetable Gardening Experiment of 2008. Stay tuned.

An Afternoon With Fimo

When we changed our bookcases, we noticed at the bottom near the floor, the back to back bookcases left a perfect mouse hole. So I started joking about putting a mouse there with a piece of cheese.

Then I looked online, and decided Fimo Soft was the way to go. It’s also handy they have creative tips, and one of them is how to make a dangly cat and a dangly mouse. So we went to De Banier in Aalst, and bought all the Fimo that was needed.

The fimo lingered on the bookshelf for a couple of weeks, cause I never had time to sit down and play with modeling clay. But then yesterday, after my written dutch exam, I decided it was time to have some fun. So I printed the “instructions” (they’re not detailed instructions, if you want to see something a bit better, check out the sheep, I think that will be next in queue), and put an oilcloth on the table, and started playing with Fimo. After some tweaking here and there, and adjusting the amount of clay for the head and ears, I actually had enough to make arms and legs out of Fimo, which suited me. And the result was baked this morning (before going to the oral dutch exam):

Fimo Mouse

Since I had some grey clay left, I also made a tiny mouse, and a dish:

Mouse in Fimo Mouse in Fimo

And we all know, mice love cheese, so I made some cheese as well. And since I was already playing with Fimo, I remembered my mother in law had seen some mushrooms for her dollhouse at DaWanda, but I found them too expensive, and told her I’d make some for her. So I also made a prototype of those mushrooms:

Cheese Cheese

And thus, we conclude that playing with modeling clay is not only for kids. Because I had a blast doing this.