dinsdag 24 december 2013

Twelve craft days of Christmas. ON the eleventh and twelvth day....

I give you the cherry on the cake today. 124 links, templates and tutorials of all kind of houses.
Christmas houses...

Advent calendar houses....

Bird houses...
 Ad here is the link to the site.
Don't forget to go to Ann's blog ...

After these twelve days I take a blogpause , love to see you back in the New Year. 
Thank you all for your sweet support and comments in 2013, I really appreciate this. 
And for you all a merry Christmas and a peaceful, healthy, happy and creative New Year.

zondag 22 december 2013

Twelve craft days of Christmas. On the tenth day........

I found on a French blog a lot of cute printable templates. When i was a child i had a  wooden doll like this one .

You can find the templates here, you have to click on the last picture , once on the left for the head and again on the right for the body and arms and legs.

Don't forget to visit Ann's blog for her twelve craft days.
See you tomorrow.

zaterdag 21 december 2013

Twelve craft days of Christmas. On the ninth day.....

Today I have a tutorial for a quick Christmas card. The blogpost is in Dutch but there is a translate button to click on.

Of course you can use music paper but any lovely paper will make great cards.
Don't forget to visit Ann today.

See you tomorrow.

vrijdag 20 december 2013

Twelve craft days of Christmas. On the eighth day......

Do you love cats? Then i have a cute knitting pattern for you.....

With some self striping yarn this cat will be a cute present for a child or even for you....
Here you can find the pattern description. Enjoy!
Don't forget to visit my friend Ann.

See you tomorrow.

donderdag 19 december 2013

Twelve craft days of Christmas. On the seventh day.....

On the seventh day i give you some more inspiring pictures.

These are brooches handmade with felt by her. You can buy them in her etsy shop but with a bit of fantasy you could make them yourself they also should be lovely hanging in the Christmas tree.
This one of the other brooches she made. 

See you tomorrow and don't forget to visit my friend Ann's blog to see her paper angels.

woensdag 18 december 2013

Twelve craft days of Christmas. ON the sixth day......

On the sixth day we will talk about buttons.  If you love buttons like i do, you too will have boxes with buttons. I found some beautiful pictures here, i think they can inspire you to craft with your buttons.

When you click on the link you can see better pictures of these buttoncraft.
See you tomorrow.

dinsdag 17 december 2013

Twelve craft days of Christmas. On the fifth day......

On the fifth day i give you two tutorials of some crocheted frames as a quick handmade present.
Th tutorial can be found here.

You could use them without photo as a Christmas tree ornament like here on Pigtails blog.

And don't forget to hop over to my friend Ann's Pinterest page with all those cute pegg dolls.

See you tomorrow with another craft idea.for a handmade Christmas present.

maandag 16 december 2013

Twelve craft days of Christmas. On the fourth day......

On the fourth day you could make these cute sock snowmen.

The easy step by step tutorial can be found here.
See you tomorrow.......

And don't forget to visit my friend Ann's blog for her Twelve days......

zondag 15 december 2013

Twelve craft days of Christmas...On the third day.....

On the third day you can make your own owl calendar. This morning I read about the idea on this blog and I love it.

On My Owl Barn blog you can select owl images to create your own owl calendar for free.
These images are made by 50 artists from all around the word. I will show you some of them.

Aren't they beautiful? And on the blog there are 46 more to see.....
Don't forget to go to my friend Ann's blog to see her Twelve craft days participation.

Today I had  the Christmas market ,I am completely done, but very, very satisfied about all the things I sold. 
See you tomorrow;

zaterdag 14 december 2013

Twelve craft days of Christmas....On the second day.....

On the second day we are going to make animal pom-poms. 

Aren't they cute?  Although the tutorial is very clear I did not succeed in making the koala bear. The result was a white pom-pom with a lot of black spots but no koala at all. So i decided to make some many-colors pom poms , i will try to sell them to-morrow at the Christmas market.

Don't forget to visit Ann's blog, it was her idea to do these twelve craft days.
See you tomorrow.

vrijdag 13 december 2013

Twelve craft days of Christmas...... On the first day.....

When i saw this blog post on my friend Ann's blog i wanted to do the same.
So the twelve days to come i will post an easy craft idea for those of you who are a bit late making Christmas presents

Here you can find the tutorial to make these tree ornaments.
See you tomorrow. 

vrijdag 6 december 2013

A great man died yesterday

Nelson Mandela, rest in peace.
Listen to Tracy Chapman,she sang: ´talkin 'bout revolution' in 1988 for his 70th Birthday Tribute concert.

zaterdag 30 november 2013

Some Christmas decorations and a bag

I found the pattern for these cute angels here, it was a great pleasure to embellish them. I started to make three but could not stop after these three, there are still waiting five to finish......Do you like them?

I also made some hearts .

This fabric has been used already for a bag for Sylviane, I still love the fall colors, perfect for this season. 
It is a perfect bag to go to the boulangerie (bakershop) to buy a baguette(French bread).

woensdag 27 november 2013

What I bought in Paris

I showed you my favorite fabric shops in paris . At Dreyfus I bought some beautiful fabric for cushion covers.

I made another two with fabric from my stash.

They are all for the market. I am still very busy making small Christmas decorations for the market.

zondag 17 november 2013

I was in Paris for a one-day visit

I visited two exhibitions. my first visit was an exhibition of Outsider Art in the Halle St Pierre. Eighty artists from Europe, America, Africa, India and Japan have been brought together to illustrate the purest and most direct form of artistic creation, the most inventive forms of contemporary folk art.
I only could make these two pictures.

On the quai  near the Tour Eiffel there was a photo exhibion with amazing pictures....

People were asked to put put everything outside that was in their house

And of course I visited some fabricshops, of course. near the Hall St Pierre is my favorite mercerie .

Where ever you look you see fabric in this neighborhood. My favorite shops are Dreyfus and Reine.

maandag 11 november 2013

Two weeks ago I was at the wool festival in Felletin, France

I was a bit disappointed because there were a lot of stalls with wool creations: hats, woven scarfs, garments, more hats and bags and jewelry. 
And of course a lot of raw wool for spinning or felting. But i knew that there should be a stall with Renaissance Dying yarn . They handdye there yarn with plants, I already bought some online, very soft and beautiful colors.
I admired their yarn, spoke to to the sweet owners and bought a kit of the Bohemian rhapsody scarf/wrap.

I already looked at the scarf on their site but when I touched it and saw the real colors I could not resist. There are 75 colors in the scarf, the yarn is a thin merino wool. 
And of corse I started imediately.......

I also bought one of these needle felted birds and the two mice.

Here are some more pictures of the stalls.

Andy of renaissance Dying.