vrijdag 12 december 2014


It's the season to be jolly lalalalalala! It has been quiet on Suusig blog the last couple of months, but today I was in the mood for a XMas DIY and why not post it? ;-)

- Canvas 60 x 80 cm
- Wallpaint
- Silver paint
- Wooden stars

Now I used wallpaint of Le Noir Blanc, Newport Green. They have little tester tins, in different colors and I like the 'chalk' texture of it. But you can also use regular acrylic paint and use the color you like.

  1. You paint the canvas and let it dry
  2. Make dots with the silver paint with two different size brushes
  3. Drop the wooden stars on the wet paint and they will stick
That's it!

Merry Christmas!

vrijdag 26 september 2014


Triangle Scarf
Finally I did it, I finished a triangle scarf! It has been on my wishlist for a long time and I started with one, but didn't finish it... So this time I decided to start and no stopping until it's finished ;-)) This one is for my mother.

Blanket or scarf?
This green blanket was a birthday gift for my dear friend Miss R! The next day she told me her colleagues complimented her on her scarf! What scarf I asked, and she sent me a picture of her wearing a green scarf!

Looking good Miss R!

zondag 17 augustus 2014

DIY nr. 7 - Jeans Pillow

A little inspiration coming your way ;-)

This jeans pillow is an easy DIY! I had a pile of old jeans left after cleaning up closets and being Suusig, I always think if there's something I can do with it! So here's a quick DIY without an actual pattern:

  • Pillow (I used a headpillow 60 c 70 cm)
  • Cut of the legs of the pants
  • Cut the legs open at the inner side of the leg
  • Leave an edge of 2 cm around the pillow
  • Sew 3 sides of the fabric together
  • Sew the 4th side halfway
  • Iron the pillow and the seams, than turn it right side out
  • Put the pillow inside the cover
  • Glue the last part together with textile glue (a better way is handstiching it together, but as I am still learning...)
Have fun!

maandag 11 augustus 2014

It has been a while...

...since I blogged! Busy with everything and nothing and a little lack of inspiration. Hoping that it will return and in between enjoying the summer so far! The boys started their summer with a sailing week and flying together to France. They had a blast, and so did we ;-) the weather was perfect!
And to think that today is our first day of summer vacation! Feels like an extra long summer...

zaterdag 28 juni 2014

DIY nr 6 - Do more...

I wanted to try and work with wood instead of canvas this time. So I painted a piece of triplex with wallpaint for a beautiful matt base. Then I wrote the quote with pencil and used silver paint for the base of the letters. After that writing again but with a with a black marker. The silver has a great effect when looking at it from different angles!!

zaterdag 14 juni 2014

Final painting project

We had our last paintingclass last Wednesday and I could finally finish my last project. This one was pretty difficult... but I do like the result! So for now we are done, but we decided to join the next course after the summer.

zondag 25 mei 2014

Pink smoothie

Instead of a green smoothie, a pink smoothie this morning!

Thinking there were plenty of bananas & greens I came downstairs. Plenty of greens, but the kind that blend perfectly with banana, or mango for that matter. But NO bananas (or mango...)!
On Thursday there were at least 10 of them... And come to think of it we're running out of apples as well! The boys are looking at me with a face that says hey we're eating fruit!!!

So true my lovely, health conscious buddies...I'll find something else to blend!

For this smoothie I used:
  • 2 scoops of raspberries & blueberries
  • Added a cup of nut milk
  • A scoop of oatmeal
  • Little bit of honey
  • Blend it all together
  • A scoop of Greek yoghurt on top


vrijdag 23 mei 2014

Pastry Project

The assignment in last night's painting class was painting pastry! And you have to finish it during this class as well!

Now does pastry look quite easy, but is isn't when you have a good look at it. The shape, the fluffiness of the cream, the light that reflects on it. And what a about looking at delicious pastry all night that smells declicious! But we stood strong and even though we could eat it by the time we were finishing up, we said no thank you...!

zaterdag 17 mei 2014

Nice to eat - Power breakfast Coconut-Basil smoothie from Delicious

We have a green smoothie almost every morning and every now and then there's a lack of inspiration and we tend to choose the easy combination of spinach, banana, and another fruit. Even though we have lots of greens in the fridge and I know, there are tons of recipes to find online, we even have a recipe book for shakes & smoothies....!

Since variety is key ;-) we have great alternatives - an oatmeal or yoghurt breakfast, or an egg/avocado breakfast. Yum!

I found this green smoothie in Delicious, the Powerfood edition. The combination of coconut milk and basil is really nice, we both liked it a lot. And even better it is so easy to make:

Coconut-Basil smoothie (4 serves):
1 (fairtrade) banana
1 (fairtrade) mango
200 ml fresh orange juice
1 can of coconut milk
handful of basil leaves

You can freeze the banana and mango for an hour in advance, it says in the recipe. We didn't do that, but the frozen fruit must give an extra nice kick to it!


zaterdag 10 mei 2014

Decorative Wooden Chain - DIY no. 5

Wooden beads are a trend in interiors e.g. the wardrobe snake and I really like the look of wooden elements in the house!

This DIY is done in an instant and I don't think a turorial is necessary....and on a rainy day like today, a Sunny thing-to-do!

vrijdag 9 mei 2014

Sharing good vibes

It's time for sharing some good vibes!

We had a wonderful week in Portugal.... The weather was warm and sunny. Not a cloud in the sky! On top of that we stayed at Pinheiros da Balaia Villas!

Looking outside now I wish we could go back....

zondag 27 april 2014

Knitting XXL

Okay, I made the decision I will continue knitting through the season! Probably not as much as during winter, but I'm thinking of trying new things. What I really like to do is working with XXL needles and wool. I love chunky knits! Working with the wool I used before for the pouf is nice but it is not as firm as I would like it to be. So first I'm looking for different wool and bigger needles and then a new project....to be continued!


zondag 20 april 2014

Easter Brunch

Getting ready for Easter brunch with my parents-in-law this morning! On the menu we have eggs (off course), all kinds of breads, jellies, chees and wonderful prosciutto! Bubbles, coffee & fresh orange juice. And even though they're 12 and 10, the old chocolate easter bunny still works ;-)
And tomorrow we're having brunch with friends. We all bring food so today we'll start preparing the lobster thermidor, delicious!! Green asparagus yummy....! And they are preparing great food as well.
So it's all about brunches this Easter, I love it. If we are able to do anything after brunch? We have plans to finish a bathroom and do some work in the garden....but those plans might be a little ambitious...!
Enjoy your breakfast, brunch or dinner and be lazy this Easter!

Pics: Flowers and chocolate eggs: my own | Food: Pictures of the recipes we're making (from: Donna Hay & Delicious)

vrijdag 18 april 2014

Summer knits

This knitted pouf was a gift for a Birthday Girlfriend! Finished it just in time before the lovely party we had last night! As said before knitting season was over....but I saw the wool and I just loved the summer color of it. On top of that I ran into a plaid that matched perfectly with the pouf. With the small leather labels it turned out into a great combination!

So if this summer knitting will continue? I'm thinking of a large pouf for lounging outside....

Colors of the Week - Friday Pink

The last one this week, lovely Pink!

Nailpolish: Opi
Tulips: my own
Chair: Pink adirondeck chair
Pillow: onshus.nl

Enjoy your Easter weekend!

donderdag 17 april 2014

woensdag 16 april 2014

Colors of the Week - Wednesday Blue

Blueberries: Threegirlsonekitchen.blogspot.com
Blue knit pouf: Designatallcosts.com
Beach: Eagle beach Aruba
Blue knit clutch: Suusig

dinsdag 15 april 2014

Colors of the Week - Tuesday Grey

Bottles: Uniekduurzaamdesign.nl
Soap: Maedae.com
Bathroom: Trendir.com
Earl Grey Cupcakes: Katiecakes.blogspot.com

maandag 14 april 2014

Colors of the week - Monday White

Need some inspiration this week? I'll be posting daily color palettes. Enjoy your week!

Scarf: 10days.com| Sneakers: All Stars| Flowers: G-Style Blogspot.com| Interior: Livingwithwhite.com

zondag 13 april 2014

Fabulous Miss R.

So much fun with my friend Rotem yesterday. I asked to her if she would like to strike a pose with my knitted clutches! She is the perfect model, she definitely knows how to pose, and takes it very seriously, it was hilarious we couldn'st stop laughing!! The pictures are so great!

Thank you Fabulous Miss R. you are the BEST!

vrijdag 11 april 2014

End of Season - Knitting

This beautiful blanket was supposed to be my final knitting project this season. It turned out great! It is incredibly soft and the color is perfect. My guess is that it will be used frequently. And I'll bet outside on summer evenings while the temperature is dropping!

But.....who knew that knitting is healthy for your brain? I find it very relaxing, but guess what? It's been said to have the effects as meditation, according to this article! So for now I am done and my bet is new inspiration will follow shortly and I will be knitting through the summer as well...!

Happy Friday!



vrijdag 4 april 2014

For children

Suusig started with small furniture for children in 2007. Dressing tables, kitchens, drawing tables, but also paintings, chairs, and so on! All painted in my living room and every item was unique...

Some pictures from the past...

zondag 30 maart 2014

Fan of Oatmeal no.4

For this delicious breakfast you need:

  • 2 Scoops of Oatmeal
  • 2 Scoop of Curds
  • 1 Teaspoon of honey
  • 1/2 Banana
  • Cranberry's & Walnuts

woensdag 26 maart 2014

Fan of Oatmeal no. 3

A new recipe for overnigh oatmeal for tomorrow's breakfast!

  • 2 Scoops of oatmeal, add a little water and wait for 10 minutes
  • 2 Scoops of Greek yoghurt
  • 1 Grated Apple
  • Teaspoon of Cinnamon
  • Frozen Blueberries & Blackberries

zondag 23 maart 2014

Lazy Sunday Wishlist

No plans today!

I love it.... Time for a late breakfast, coffee(s), magazines and family time! Okay, cleaning up & laundry is no fun but a must-do.... Maybe start with that and get it over with?! 

woensdag 19 maart 2014

zondag 9 maart 2014

Red Denim Clutch


I finished this red denim clutch recently. First project on my new sewing machine! I told you that I like to work with used fabrics and I experiment with it to see how it works out.

The base for this clutch is a worn out red demin jeans from America Today... It's not bright red, it has some pink in it as well. The studs are sewed on bead caps. The lining on the inside is a bright colored scarf. I like the combination of the baby blue with the red denim...

zaterdag 8 maart 2014


This knitted clutch is a gift for my sister in law. The jersey yarn is cream white and has light colored lining on the inside. I used no 12 needles which is perfect for this type of yarn!

Happy Birthday Sis-in-Law!

Left over yarn....perhaps it's enough for a pouch to match the clutch?!


vrijdag 21 februari 2014


Nieuwe plannen worden concreter, het breien gaat langzaam aan plaatsmaken voor de lente! Ik leg de hand aan twee laatste projecten, die overigens al wel lichter van kleur zijn ;-)
Zo werkt dat met de lente die zich aankondigt!

In 2012 heb ik al een paar schetsen gemaakt voor clutches, en er toen ook eentje gemaakt. De basisstof is voornamelijk hergebruikt materiaal, very eco-conscious... Daarna ging mijn naaimachine kapot en kwam het er gewoon niet van. Maar vorige week belde mijn moeder en we gingen met een doel naar Amersfoort, een nieuwe naaimachine, hoera! Dus klaar om de schetsen tot leven te brengen zeg ik!

New plans become more specific, and knitting is slowly making room for spring. Some final work on two knitting projects, which are lightly colored already ;-) That's how it works when spring is announcing itself!

In 2012 I made a few sketches of clutches, and made one as well. The base fabric is mainly re-used material, very eco-conscious... But after that my sewing machine crashed and I just didn't get to it. But last week my mother called and off we went to Amersfoort with a goal, getting a new sewing machine, hurray! So it's time to bring those sketches to live I say!

zondag 16 februari 2014

Making plans for new creations...

Once upon a time there were 3 Pillows

Het breien blijft leuk en hip! Ik heb verschillende wol uitgeprobeerd en heb nu genoeg liggen om kussens te kunnen maken. Niet één, niet twee, maar drie...! Je zou denken dat ik tijd over heb, maar nee zo is het ook weer niet, sterker nog, ik roep regelmatig dat ik tijd tekort kom?! Ik zal verklappen dat sommige breiwerken al lange tijd half af lagen te wachten, en met meerdere draden tegelijk en dikke breinaalden gaat het lekker snel en brei je een Poef!
Eén half-af-breiwerk lag al sinds vorige winter! En promt kreeg een nieuwe bol voorrang, van de Hema. Op het etiket staat goed voor een compleet project, dikke wol, naald nummer 10, ja dan ga ik overstag! Al heb ik niet het project op het etiket gemaakt, maar een kussen dus! Of wat dacht je van m'n langlopende project uit Portomonnee of Clutch, die omslagdoek is deels af maar weggelegd, ik was het even helemaal beu! Waarschijnlijk m'n half-af-breiwerk voor volgend jaar en blog er dan weer over?!

Knitting is so much fun and hip! I have tried different types of wool and knitted enough to make pillows. Not one, not two, but three..! You would think I have plenty of time, but I don't, I often hear myself saying I dón't have enough time?! To be honest some of the knitwork was half finished and put aside and been waiting ever since. And knitting with multiple threads and thick needles works really fast and you can see the result in Knitting Stuff!

One half finished project had been laying around since last winter and I picked it up again. But thick beautiful wool from the Hema got my attention....and I started a new project! Or what about my shawl in Wallet or Clutch, it is half finished but I got tired of it so I put it away...I will probably will pick up that half finished project next year and blog about it?!

zondag 9 februari 2014

Knitting Stuff!

Heel erg blij met een goed gelukt Suusig project! Al heel lang wilde ik met dikke breinaalden iets maken. Breinaalden nr. 20 gevonden en voor een eerste testcase zwarte wol van de Zeeman gehaald, bolletjes à 0,99 ct! Met zeven bolletjes op de grond en steken opgezet, was ik klaar om te beginnen.
Dat ging al snel fout...een grote wirwar van draden en een grote knoop! Uithalen dus (een echte testcase...) en van zeven bollen, één grote bol gemaakt alsof je met één draad aan het breien bent en net zolang doorgaan tot de wol op is.
Voor de inhoud een groot kussen gebruikt en wat is ie leuk geworden..., al zeg ik het zelf!
I'm very happy with this Suusig project that turned out great! I wanted to knit with thick needles and wool for a while now. I found needles no. 20 and, and since this was my first tryout, I bought wool at Zeeman's for 0,99 ct. So with the stiches on the needle and seven balls of wool on the floor, I was ready to start.
It went wrong almost right after that...all seven threads got into a big knot. So I had to pull it out (a real testcase...) and made one big ball of wool out the seven, as if you are knitting with one thread! I used a big pillow to fill it up and I just love it..., if I say so myself!

maandag 3 februari 2014

Fan of Oatmeal no.2 Smoothie


Candlelight Makeover - DIY no.4

De hoogste tijd voor een  nieuwe DIY!


Een Suusige oplossing voor kandelaars die je niet zo vaak meer gebruikt omdat je er eigenlijk een beetje op uitgekeken bent! Deze stammen nog uit de tijd dat alles een glansje had. Begrijp me goed, ik houd nog steeds van een glansje, maar deze kandelaars pasten met hun witte hoogglans gewoon niet meer bij ons interieur!! Wegdoen? Nee! Ze zijn namelijk mooi groot en robuust.

Het idee is hetzelfde als met de vazen in Bloemen & Vazen - DIY no.1, de kwast of roller erover. Het restje Authentic Grey en Leisteen uit de VT wonen collectie  komen in dit geval goed van pas! De kandelaars krijgen een aardewerk-look, een heuse Candlelight Makeover...en ze passen er weer helemaal bij!

Maak de kandelaars goed schoon en vetvrij

Verf ze vervolgens één keer, mocht het nodig zijn geef ze dan nog een laagje

Nog een paar prachtige kandelaars die ik al helemaal voor me zie in huis...

Wall of Flames van Frederik Roijé

Perlei Kandelaar Bottle

Old Wood Kandelaars