zondag 31 oktober 2010

Bag for Sylviane,

Months ago Sylviane asked me to make a bag for her. I hope she'll love it....

zaterdag 30 oktober 2010

Blogger's quiltfestival

In blogland there's the Bloggers quiltfestival going on. Although I am just a novice quilter I want to participate. If you love quilts go to Amy's blog and you'll find lots of gorgeous quilts.

I only made 2 quilts, one for the dog's bed. There were so many old shirts of the dog's master, and the dog's bed was a bit worn out. So I started to cut squares out of the skirts..... I discovered that cutting squares with scissors and a centimetre was not as easy as a thought. You can imagine the (not)squares, which was the result. However I love my first quilt and so do Rosa the dog.

But my favorite is my second quilt, that I made for the cat's bed. In the meantime I bought a cutter,  a cutting mat and  some rulers. And I am very proud of the result.....
But I still need some lessons to learn cutting because the problem with cutting is still there. i don't know where to start, how to use the rulers and so on. That all keeps me from going on. 
My blogfriend Dorien wants to give me  some lessons, next time  I 'll be in Holland.
Maybe you could gave me a link that should be helpful.

Here is my bloganniversary-giveaway,you can enter till the first of november.

donderdag 28 oktober 2010

8 Weeks till Christmas

This week I found Ann Wood's blog. She  make such beautiful birds, I  never saw such stylish birds.

On her blog you can find a tutorial of a horse, they are gorgeous, I am sure this will inspire you to make one...or two.

She also has a tutorial of a boat, made of paper-mache, this would be a lovely present for a child.

Happy crafting. 

dinsdag 26 oktober 2010

Zipper pouch

I made some zip pouches for the shop last week. They are all lined with lovely coordinated fabric. The last two ones are made of Dutch folk fabric that i bought this summer in Staphorst.

Don't forget to enter my GIVEAWAY.

zondag 24 oktober 2010

New bag

Here is the new bag that I made this week, I am very happy with the result. The colors are not exactly
the same.....

donderdag 21 oktober 2010

9 weeks till Christmas

This week I'll show you some cute houses ornaments, easy to make and they'l make a lovely present.
You could even hang them in the Christmas tree.
The tutorial is here.

Here you can find how to make them.

And how cute are these mushroom houses......, here is the pattern.

And of course you could make a gingerbread house.
Like this one:
Or this one:

Or this one;
You can find everything you want to know about gingerbread houses on this site.

Happy crafting!

woensdag 20 oktober 2010

Off the needles

I made Carolus number 7. The pattern is really addictive, so clear and quick. I knitted a friend for him, Suzie the mouse. You can find her pattern in English here. Aren't they cute?

zondag 17 oktober 2010

Pumpkin market 4

More pumpkin pictures.
Sikkim cucumber

Which one is the heaviest?

I also bought lemongrass to make this recipe of lemongrass and ginger liqueur. I found the recipe here.
1 ltr vodka or brandewijn,150 gr fresh ginger (the youngest you can find)
4 stalks of lemongrass
500 gr light rock sugar

Peel and cut the ginger. Try to use perfect bits only. Peel the outer layer of the lemongrass and bruise or cut it to release the flavours. Combine everything together in a jar or bottle that’s big enough to keep it all. (1.5-2 ltr) Be patient for at least 2 months, but taste it now and then to see if it’s sweet enough. It is a liqueur, so it’s supposed to be quite sweet. I forgot how much I’ve put into mine, so you need to find out for yourself.

donderdag 14 oktober 2010

Week 10 till Christmas.

This week i 'll give you some apron patterns, because aprons are HOT.
I found a beautiful poem about aprons:

Grandma's Apron

When I used to visit Grandma.
I was very much impressed,
by her all-purpose apron,
and the power it possessed.
She used it for a basket,
when she gathered up the eggs,
and flapped it as a weapon,
when hens pecked her feet and legs.
She used it for a hot pad,
to remove a steaming pan,
and when her brow was heated,
she used it for a fan.
It dried our childish tears,
when we'd scrape a knee and cry,
and made a hiding place
when the little ones were shy.
Farm produce took in season,
in the summer, spring and fall,
found its way into the kitchen
from Grandma's carry all.

Maybe she wore this one. Here you can find a tuto of this apron

Or this one....
Here i am wearing a vintage apron, it's about 70 years old, It's auntie Cor's apron. I repaired it several times ......

There are so many lovely apron pictures on the web.
How do you find this one...

And this one
You can find this on sewliberated's blog.

On Cheryl's blog you can find several,  personalized aprons for birthday presents, so lovely!

Dis you know that there is an apron magazine? It's called Apron. ology.

And here are the tutorials I promised you.
This one you could make in one hour and is a perfect Christmas present.

Another one that you could make with the same tuto:

And here you can find about 50 free apronpatterns.

And don't forget to enter the Giveaway at Hawthorne threads site, this week they giveaway this apron.

Happy sewing!

woensdag 13 oktober 2010

Pumpkin market 3

On the market I also bought a book with recipes of.....pumpkins. 
The book is written by CLEA, I like her site and her recipes.
Here is one recipe from the book.
You need: 125 g  purée of pumpkin
2 tablespoon of olive oil
50 g fresh cheese (fromage de brebis frais)
1 egg
100 g spelt flour
150 g cornflour
2 tsp baking powder
1tsp salt
25 g dried apricot
25 g chees, old, you need to rape it (tomme de brebis)
Heat the oven on 180° C

Mix the purée with the oil, the fresh cheese and the egg. Then add the flours, baking powder and the salt. Mix everything. Chop the apricot and rape the cheese, add to the paste. On  your oven shelve make a circle of about 20 cm  with the paste. Bake for about 30 minutes.

dinsdag 12 oktober 2010

Pumpkin market 2

This is galeux d'eysines, a very decorative pumpkin and also delicious . To-morrow I'll give you some recipes.

Don't forget to enter my giveaway.