donderdag 30 december 2010

Do you want to learn more about pockets?

Ikat bag made GREAT pocket tutorials these last weeks, pockets for skirts, girly-girls, bags and so on.  She made a example wall hanging that she's giving away.

woensdag 29 december 2010

Summer market

Yes, yes I know, it's a bit early to talk about the summer market. But yesterday I sewed 25!!! little matryoshka dolls and 9 owl ornaments for the market next summer...

dinsdag 28 december 2010

Japanese bag

For this bag i used an idea of Yoko Saito, a japanese designer. The red/orange woolen pieces are appliqued by hand!  

vrijdag 24 december 2010

Merry Christmas

I wish you and those you love, a happy and peaceful Christmas.

zaterdag 18 december 2010

And the winner is......

Thanks to everyone who entered the giveaway, I have read all your lovely comments, thanks a lot.

The winner of my SewMama Sew giveaway is number 49, SUSAN , her blog is Sneedlemagic, her husband is a farmer, I think the cows will like that.....

We are already in contact. I'll mail the bag monday.
Congratulations SUSAN.

vrijdag 17 december 2010

1 week till Christmas

I have said it before, times goes to fast. Can you believe that we are only ten days before Christmas?
I think it's time to hang your welcome wreath on the frontdoor.....I've found some lovely wreaths....
No tutorial needed for this wreath.

You don't want the same as your neighbours? Make this one.

This one is more 'christmas' style. 

These ones can decorate your door also after christmas.

This one is my favorite!

This was the last 'Weeks till Christmas'. Happy Crafting.

maandag 13 december 2010

So cute

This week I was not in the mood for sewing bags. I sat near the stove with my knitting needles and a bag full of yarn.  I knitted these cute little dolls.  Thy are made with the same, very easy pattern. When they were knitted started the fun, decorating the dolls.... It was like playing with dolls, so much fun to choose the earrings,  the color of the hair.....

Aren't they super cute???

Don't forget to enter the SMS giveaway here.

zondag 12 december 2010


It's already half december so time for the Sew mama Sew giveaway.

This is the second time that I participate. You are all welcome to my blog, look around if you have enough time.....

Do you like folk fabric? Then here is your chance to win a bag made with Dutch folk fabric.
The knitted mouse is not included in the giveaway.

To have a chance to win, you only need to leave a comment, one p.p please. The giveaway closes next thursday, december 16 at midnight, European time. I'll choose the winner at random and will contact her  friday december 17 par mail. You have three days to contact me and claim the bag. 

I'll ship internationally, so anybody can enter... Be sure that there 's way for me to contact you. 

2 weeks till Christmas

I know it's a bit late but the tutorials are super easy..... Do you need some handmade Christmascards? Here are some tutorials.
Aren't they beautiful? Here you can find how to make  them.

The how-to is here.

These lovely cards also are easy to make, just a few scraps....

And here is a tutorial to make your own envelopes with old (Christmas?) magazines.

Happy crafting.

woensdag 8 december 2010

Mini quilts

I finished these mini quilts, so fun to make.

I found the pattern in this book. If you like to make birds, I can recommend it to you. 

zondag 5 december 2010

Where women create

It's time for the 12 days of Christmas giveaway. Each day there are three prizes..... The event already started the first of december, but you can still enter these four days.
Good luck!

zaterdag 4 december 2010

Snow in France

yesterday I couldn't drive the car out of the garage because of the snow. It's exceptional so much snow in november/december. In february..... it's quite normal but no .........NO!
Monday I made this picture of the last hollyhock.....
These pictures I made friday:

There are still apples in the tree, they have a 'snow-hat'.....

I did not work a lot this week, too much other things to do. There were also 2 funerals in our small village. This year there are 13  people who passed away in our village with about 240 inhabitants.....
 I knew most of them and I went to their funeral. A funeral is something common here, everybody is in the church and you can feel the communal sense, 'we surround and support you and your family'. I hope you understand what I mean, my English is not good enough to express this feeling.  

But I finished this patchwork bag this week, made with Dutch folk fabric.

vrijdag 3 december 2010

3 weeks till Christmas

Last week I promised you more Christmas trees. Here are some:
Here you can find this yarn Christmas tree  .

Another tutorial to make these beautiful trees.

More trees....

 And another fabric tree.

And how do you find these christmas tree napkins to decorate your table?

I don't know if you have enough patience to make this one, but the result is beautiful....

Happy crafting.