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!