IJslandse carwash ;-)


Vorige week kwam ik terug van mijn vakantie in IJsland. Na ons bezoek in de winter wilden we het land graag in de zomer bekijken, en dat is méér dan goed bevallen!

De IJslandse paarden zijn beroemd over de hele wereld. Ze hebben een bijzondere gang, de telgang, of tölt, genoemd, waarbij het paard altijd één hoef aan de grond heeft. IJslandse paarden zijn klein, voor paardenbegrippen, je zou denken dat je met een grote pony te maken hebt. Maar ze zijn temperamentvol en sterk!

Tijdens onze reis zagen we veel IJslandertjes, zoals we de paarden noemden, meestal in de wei, maar soms ook in het "wild", de "wei" was dan een enorm uitgestrekt gebied, afgeschermd door wildroosters, en de paarden hebben alle ruimte. In een van die ruimtes had ik een ontmoeting met de paarden, een erg persoonlijke ontmoeting.....

IJsland is een vulkanisch eiland, en dat houdt in dat er veel lava te vinden is. En lava bevat magnesium, en daar zijn de paarden dol op! Hier in Nederland krijgen paarden daarom vaak een liksteen, mijn vrienden in IJsland hadden een heel bijzondere vorm van liksteen, namelijk onze huurauto! Door het vele rijden over gravelwegen, en door lava-velden zat de auto onder het stof, lavastof.... Het duurde niet lang of de paarden hadden ontdekt dat zo'n auto niet alleen geschikt is om tegen aan te schurken, maar ook heerlijk kan smaken.

Je begrijpt: ik stond even gek te kijken....... en heb toen mijn mobiel gepakt om het hilarische gebeuren te filmen: 

Met grote moeite ben ik de auto in gekomen (de paarden waren niet van plan mij erin te laten, om hun grote liksteen weg te rijden), en ben weggereden, nog even achtervolgd door de paarden...


Lava is erg goed voor je tuin, Schorelaar schreef er een blog over, die vind je HIER (opent in een nieuw venster).

Binnenkort meer over mijn reis naar het prachtige IJsland!

Recycled elephant born
What do the plastic litre bottles of milk and juice look a lot like elephants, huh?? Every time when pouring milk or juice, I think that elephant really needs to come out of it.. Otherwise he'll keep haunting in my head.. Hence our plastic bottle elephant, pimped with Decopatch paper. That is, the elephant is pasted with torn pieces of design paper and Decopatch glue/lacquer. It's a lot of fun to do! Now we've made it a nice brush pot, which is very happy in the hobby room.! It's not complicated, but you can see the step-by-step photos below. Almost the whole bottle has been used, because the ears can also be cut out of the bottle. And the bottom of the bottle fits right at the bottom of the elephant, so your brush pot is completely closed from below. (Not waterproof, so as a vase it is not usable) . A recycled elephant was born from a plastic juice bottle, you don't want to miss a birth like that.? :) Choose 2 fun designs from the large Decopatch design paper range. See the whole range HERE. Cut the bottle to the desired size.. Draw the elephant pattern the way you want to cover it with waterproof marker.. You can also cut the elephant alone, so without “rock” if you like it better.. Tear some paper into small pieces and start sticking the pieces on the bottle.. Make sure the pieces overlap and iron Decopatch glue underneath and onto the pieces of paper.. The adhesive is also lacquer and dries transparently.. Between the legs you can stick an aid circle with grey paper, (cut 2 same) so that the distance between the legs is the same on both sides. Here we cover the “rock” with the grey design paper. But that can be a different design too.. That's what it looks like from the side. Stick a nice ribbon or colored mini ball strap ( more info ) around the opening. Residual plastic ears cut. Cut a bit of bend so the ears are slightly wider.. Paste it with Decopatch paper too.. This is the bottom of the bottle.. It fits right into the bottom of the elephant.. Stick it with double-sided tape or all glue.. The tail is a bar of decopatch paper, which is folded in half several times lengthwise.. With ball strap you make his tassel. Use the elephant pot as a brush holder, pen or pencilpot, or put dry flowers or fake twigs in it. The elephant in its natural habitat, making it feel comfortable at home. Born from a plastic juice bottle, recycled elephant. Do you like him a little too?? Flying pigs - Read more Pink Elephants Seen? - Read more How to make an elephant out of paper? - Read more Book Elephants - Discover the fascinating world of elephants. Learn where elephants live, what they eat, and how they care for their young. This book introduces you to these gentle giants and find countless fun facts and beautiful photos.. More info Book Elephant Girl (Novel) - “Elephant Girl” by Ellen Marie Wiseman tells the story of Lily, who is sold to the circus at the age of ten in the 30s. One summer night in 1931, ten-year-old Lily Blackwood gets out for the first time.. Her mom takes her to the circus.. But what Lily doesn't know is that she'll never come home again.. View Copy Book The Elephant Whisperer - My Life with the Flock in the African Wilderness. Written by conservation Lawrence Anthony (with Graham Spence) With infinite patience, Lawrence Anthony manages to win the trust of the elephants herd. View Copy Diamond Painting on Canvas - Elephant - 30x40cm More info Beach Dress - Elephant - 210cm x 240cm - Towel - Bath Towel - Beach - Roundie - more info Diamond Painting Double Sided Key Chain Set Elephants 5 Pieces - more info - Want to see more here on Yoors?? Or comment or maybe post something yourself? That can! Subscribe to Yoors (free) first: - Join Yoors for free and free of obligation! #elephant #decopatchen #melkfles #sapfles #recycle #elephantje #tinkering #decopatchen   #kwastenpot   #pennenpot   #decoration   #plasticfles   #literfles      
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