zondag 31 januari 2010

Work in progress

I am sewing three bags but I cannot finish them, I have to go to town, buying zippers.
So I had time to knit my cardigan. The yarn is a pleasant to knit and the colors are so warm and beautiful.
Still two patterns to go on the body.

woensdag 27 januari 2010


When I was a child,  monday was washing-day. I remember my grandmother laying the blankets in the grass. It was called 'de bleek'.
On the picture you see me with her on this 'bleek'.

 I also have a large grass- field but I prefer to hang it out. Otherwise the chickens, the cat, the dog and the moles should make it dirty. (I don't remember moles when I was young???)
Monday iI washed the new fabric . I always wash it by hand, in the last water with a bit of vinegar, to stop bleeding the fabric.
Here you can see it drying.....

maandag 25 januari 2010

One world one heart GIVEAWAY

Welcome to my blog! I am Baukje, a Dutch woman, who lives in the countryside of France.
I love knitting cardigans, socks and shawls/wraps and stuff for our little grandson. I also love sewing, especially bags as you can see on this blog.
My mother was also a knitter and a sewer, when we were young we were always wearing handmade clothes.  Here you can see her beautiful products.

My giveaway present is this handmade clapotis. You can wear it as a shawl, a wrap or a scarf. The yarn is Kauni Effektgarn, 100% wool from Norway.

The rules for this giveaway are:
--- This giveaway is open for bloggers only.
--- You have to leave a comment on this post. You are free to just say hello., or tell me more about who you are....... You may look around.... Feel free to do what you like!
--- Be sure that I can mail you when you are the winner.
--- This giveaway is open until the 15 of february.
--- The winner will be chosen by the at random generator on the 15th of february.


zondag 24 januari 2010

One world one heart GIVEAWAY 2

I made a mistake...i am so sorry for that!
The event starts tomorrow, so you have to wait another day.
But I'll lift a corner of the veil...........my present shall be one of my knitting projects.

See you tomorrow.

zaterdag 23 januari 2010

One world one heart GIVEAWAY 1

This event, that starts tomorrow, was created by Lisa Swifka.

"The idea behind was to bring bloggers together from around the world, bloggers who may never ordinarily meet.
This is more than wanting to win something. It transcends geographical location, socio-economics, political affinity, religious beliefs.  It's a coming together like the great community we are on this planet.
We are not solving the worlds problems, nor are we curing anything nor are we changing the world, we are merely generating a closer community between humans through blogging"

Tomorrow morning I'll show you my giveaway present

Some cute ideas

I found some cute ideas for handmade presents.
Do you know a child who lost a tooth and you need a present for him/her? I am sure they'll love this lost-tooth pillow or sac.

You could also make this.

This cat-house is so cute.

woensdag 20 januari 2010

On the needles

Years and years ago I bought this booklet with knitting patterns. It’s the ‘Ariadne breien’. Several times I looked at this pattern but I had not the courage to start. Now I think I’ll have enough experience to knit the pattern. I’ll modify it into a cardigan, that means that I have to steek ……….
I started already with the Island yarn that I had in my stash.

There are more beautiful patterns in the booklet

maandag 18 januari 2010

Off the needles

I have finished Amalia. It's a very clever pattern, well written and completely seamless!
The yarn was a bit scratchy, but the cardigan is warm and cosy and fits perfectly.
To-morrow more about my new knitting project.

vrijdag 15 januari 2010

Folk art quilt

Today the book arrived that I ordered from Sue Spargo.  She is a Folk art quilter. She was born in Zambia and is influenced by the traditional African designs.  Now she lives in the U.S. Her work is very original and colourful. I love it!.

dinsdag 12 januari 2010

And the winner is.........

There was a giveaway on Noek's blog.  She gave a way pieces of felt to make this garland. The idea came from Anna Maria Horner's site. I am the winner!
I don't know if I'll make this garland because I've other projects in mind. I am very happy with my present.

maandag 11 januari 2010

And more snow......

This weekend it was snowing again.

zaterdag 9 januari 2010

Winter in France

Snow, snow and snow......

Our two donkeys are not afraid of the snow!

vrijdag 8 januari 2010

My father

Today it's one year ago that my father died. He was 93 years old.

donderdag 7 januari 2010

Cupcakes and owls and phonebook ART

Yesterday I promised you Cupcakes and owls bags, here they are. Are n't they cute?

Today I found this phonebook paper dress, here you can find more pictures. I really love the dress,  it's sewed, glued, pleated, all by hand

woensdag 6 januari 2010

Matryoshka bag

Here it's winter, cold, a little bit of snow. It's good to be inside  near the stove....and sew bags!Matryoshka bag for girls. Tomorrow more...one with owls and one with cupcakes.

dinsdag 5 januari 2010

New bags

I made two new bags. I love the 'vintage' shape. Th red one has a magnetic snap closure and the blue one a zipper. Both have two pockets inside, of which one with zipper.

maandag 4 januari 2010

African fabric

Here I ordered African fabric , the package arrived today. I ordered earth colors, they are my favorite colors. The fabric is so beautiful! And of course........
''ll make bags with them.

zaterdag 2 januari 2010

URAL motorcycle

Mr Busybeefree has a Russian motor cycle with sidecar, an URAL. With the Best-Wishes-mail from the Ural company came some cute pictures. I'll show you some.