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Thursday, January 27, 2011

Great succes

I participated in the fund raising for the Australian flood problems, coordinated by Toni.


As you can see we raised a lot of money. There were many auctions and raffles, most Australian woman who were so generous to give away a piece of their work.   In the auctions I won 2 quilts, fabric, baker's twine and stamps. In the raffle a won a very girly skirt. 
Here are two panels of the blue angels's quilt that I won.


Aren't they lovely?


Wednesday, January 26, 2011

A burning candle

Today I join Annemiek and I light up a candle for
Roos, her husband and their children.  They need our thoughts and prayers.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Signs of spring

When I saw this post on Ann's blog about signs of the change of season, I went to my garden with my camera. And YES, I also found some spring signs.
The first primrose in bloom.

The bulbs are coming!!!

I love these geranium leaves.

The wintersilhouette of a cornus .

Monday, January 24, 2011

A bag from the sixties

A bought an old and dirty ikat-bag in the thrift store, I used my seamripper to save all the small pieces, some of them were too old and dirty to re-use(is this an english word?). I washed them, used fusible interfacing to reinforce, bought some new.... and here is the ikat-bag.

Th other sight.

The bag closes with a zipper and has three inside pockets. I am very glad with the result. 

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Vintage aprons

Last week I bought in the thrift store 'Emmaüs' three vintage half-aprons. Since then I love to wear an apron.... so feminine!
And I don't feel the need to do housework or something like that when I wear it!!



Saturday, January 15, 2011

New pattern

She created a new pattern, a friend for Jacobus, Carolus and Suzie.   Again it's an easy and pleasant pattern to knit. You can buy the English pattern here.
Here are the two rabbits:


Wednesday, January 12, 2011

My gardenclub

In winter we continue our meetings, but no gardenvisit. We make chocolate sweeties, origami boxes or Christmas decorations. Yesterday we were modeling.

And here we are.......

Monday, January 10, 2011

Kimono fabric

I bought some gorgeous kimono fabric here. And I wanted a new bag for myself.
For the front panel I used 5 different kimono fabrics, before sewing them I used fusible interfacing to reinforce the fabric The brown wool and the orange corduroy came from the thrift store 't Emmaüs'. So here is my new creation....





Saturday, January 8, 2011

In the mail

This week I received my Whip-up giveaway prize. It's this very cute knitting book.

Aren't they cute these pigs with hats?

And how do you find these squirrels on wheels?

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Small purses for the summer market

I am in the mood for sewing small things.
These small purses close with a button or a bead, I saw them here, you don't need a pattern, so easy!!
I used charm pack fabric so the front, back and inside are all different fabric.


Some phonepurses


For the coin purses I used this tutorial.


Monday, January 3, 2011

My first real quilt

For me this is my first 'real' quilt. It's bedsize and it's made with  Dutch folk fabric. I quilted it by hand, not always very straight ,as you can see..... It's not really finished because i ran out of ric-rac.
I can tell you that it was quite a job for me. The real quilters find it , maybe, very easy-peasy but for me it was a challenge. But I love the result and I am already dreaming about a second one:  maybe a Denyse Schmidt pattern, I love her designs.


Saturday, January 1, 2011

Happy New Year

My warmest wishes to all of you in 2011.

I want to thank you for all your lovely, warm and kind comments on my blog.

Yesterday I made these oliebollen (dutch new years snacks) with a Dutch friend who also lives in france.