donderdag 31 december 2009

New year

I wish you all a happy new year in good health and peace and harmony in yourself.

Out of the washing-machine

The bag is ready and dry. I am happy with the result. Don't know yet if it is for me or for the shop....

dinsdag 29 december 2009

On the needles 2

I could not longer wait for the knittingbook that I ordered. So I started to knit this  cardigan with the Rowan Scottish Tweed aran that I bought last winter. I bought it just in time because it's discontinued now.
I'll modify the neckline, I prefer a collar.

zondag 27 december 2009

On the needles

After all the sewing I have a mind to KNIT. First thing I did was frogging the Lorelei  cardigan . I ‘ll knit a fair isle cardigan or wrap with this beautiful Island yarn. It’s a pity to knit in only one color. I ordered the new Kirstin Nicholas book, maybe I’ll chose a pattern from this book.  
Today I knitted a bag with yarn from my stash. I did the bottom with some Eskimo scraps for carry along. I was afraid I would ‘t have enough, I am glad I did that.
The bag is now in the the washing-machine for felting………

vrijdag 25 december 2009


I wish you a warm and peaceful Christmas!

The cranes (kraanvogels/grues) are leaving us...........

donderdag 24 december 2009

My new MacBook

Today my new MacBook arrived.
She is so elegant..., so slim, so quick.... She is a beauty!

woensdag 16 december 2009


There is a giveaway till saturday the 19th of december on Dorien's blog. She gives away this beautiful Christmashanger with angelstitchery. Take a look and good luck.

maandag 14 december 2009


Do you like Matryoshka’s ?  Here you can download this calender. Look around on the side, there is more that you can download and in the shop you can  buy a printable kit with many Matryoshka’s.

zondag 13 december 2009

And more bags.....

I made yesterday and today these two bags.

I love the shape of the bag. The fabric is brown with blush, teal, creme and brown flowers. SOLD

A look inside:
 beautiful paisley fabric in the same colors as the outside fabric

This is the small version of the 'buttercup' bag. The pattern is from MADEBYRAE. Today I bought the license to sell bags made by her pattern.SOLD

A look inside.

zaterdag 12 december 2009

New bags...

Last week I made this cute child bag for the shop. The little pig is from Tilda's book 'Julehus'.

And this lovely bag is already sold....The outside fabric is a japanese fabric bought in Paris, the inside fabric is from Amy Butler.

donderdag 10 december 2009

Off the needles

These last three months I have been knitting this pattern from Bergère de France , winter 09/10.
It was a long and boring knit!  But the result is very elegant and original .

This is the result.

dinsdag 8 december 2009

Where woman create

On this blog , that I just found today (thanks Trish),is a giveaway during twelve days. The prices have been generously donated by  twelve talented artists and companies.

Go to their blog and GOOD LUCK.

maandag 7 december 2009

And the winner is......

I just want to thank everyone who entered my giveaway, you were 230!!! I was really surprised by this number of entries. Thank you all for the great comments on my bags. I think the house bag, with the cat peeping through the window, was your favorite!

The winner is number 200 ……Danielle. I already send her a message.  

vrijdag 4 december 2009


Today the matryoshka's and the angel from Dorien arrived. They are beautiful. The fabric choise is so well done!
Thank you so much Dorien.

woensdag 2 december 2009

Giveaway Day

Today is Blogger's Giveaway Day.
 I give away this beautiful clutch, handmade by me. The fabric is from the designer Kathy Hill, I bought it here.

The rules for this Giveaway:

* Last weeks I made a lot of bags. Leave a comment and tell me WHICH BAG you like most and WHY.
 (you can find the bags on my blog, in my 2 shops and in my Flickr photostream)

* You can leave your comment till the 6th of december at midnight.

* The winner will be chosen at random on the 7th  of december. I'll announce the winner on my blog.

* I'll ship internationnally.

dinsdag 1 december 2009

LIttle birds for the shop

Sunday I wanted to finish a bag but I ran out of thread. So I looked for another project to sew. In Tilda's book 'Julehus" I found this bird.....

Tomorrow is Blogger's Giveaway Day. If you want to win one of my cluthes, come back tomorrow to leave a  comment!

maandag 30 november 2009

Handmade presents for Christmas and Sinterklaas 5

Some more ideas.......

My friend Lucienne made this, you can buy the pattern here

These beautiful roses are made of old sweaters, here is the tuto.

Do you want to give your dog a handmade present?  Look at the item 'woof & meow', at this site.


zaterdag 28 november 2009

Plant exchange

Last week our gardener club had his annual plant exchange. There were about 200 plants , grown by the members of the club. And of course, at noon there was a meal!

donderdag 26 november 2009

More bags for the shop

This week I made more bags for the shop.
A house-bag for children.

Another child bag: a small shopper with pom poms.

And a big shopper, with a large zipper pocket inside

dinsdag 24 november 2009


I'll participate in the Giveaway-Day . Here you can read more about this blogger's day.
Maybe you also want to participate?

maandag 23 november 2009

Handmade presents for Christmas and Sinterklaas 4

I found more ideas-

The tuto of these flowers is here
I love this doll, the tuto is here.

I love this heart for the idea that is behind. You van find it here.

zondag 22 november 2009

Ready for winter

This week the neighbor came with a bale of straw for the donkeys. He also brought  some black gravel  because of the mud before there stable.  Now , winter and rain can come…….

zaterdag 21 november 2009

Angels for Christmas

This week we had a meeting of our gardeners club. We started making decorations for Christmas. Here are some angels we made.

Photos : Alain Durand