woensdag 30 januari 2013

More Union Station....

I finished the 'zandlopers' for the Union station quilt this week.

They are all beautiful , but I have some favorites...

I can look at them for ages, the colors are so lovely. There is a lot of Judie Rothermel fabric, my favorite creator.
I also cut most of the 1 3/4 inch squares.

I only have to cut these ones :

Next sunday I will have a GIVEAWAY on my blog, so stay in touch. 
I wish you all creative crafting.

zondag 27 januari 2013

An apron for a two years old girl.....

Tomorrow will be Kalle's birthday . Last year I knitted a bear for her, do you remember him?

And do you remember her face when she saw him?

She is a very girly girl, always walking with bags and  wearing jewelry. So I thought maybe i could sew a small apron.
When  I saw the apron kelly from the Handmaden made for her daughter I wanted to make the same.
kelly was so sweet to adjust the pattern  to fit a two years old girl, you can find her post here.
And this is what I made for kalle.

I used A vintage apron that I bought in Italy two years ago, the clown ribbon is also vintage. 
I hope it will fit here......

donderdag 24 januari 2013

My new quilt project.....Union Station

When I saw the Union Station quilt in Quiltmania, number 87, january/february 2012,  I was in love immediately. All those Civil War fabrics, all those muted colors, all those stars......

Some weeks ago I started making the stars, I will use red, brown, blues and creme/beige in this quilt.
There are nine blocks with stars but I will make the quilt a bit smaller so I'll make 6 blocks. Th 46 stars are ready. Here are some...

I've already cut the 80 squares for the 'zandlopers'  and yesterday i started cutting the 360 1 3/4 inch squares for the four path.  
To be continued!

zondag 20 januari 2013

It's cold outside....a quick and easy mitten pattern

The first time that I used this pattern was for the christmas market. Then i made another three pair for Christmas presents (I forgot to make pictures). last week I made another 5 pair. The pattern is really quick, you crochet one mitten in an evening. And the result is very nice and stretchy, so they will fit most hands.
I also knitted two beanies with Regia sockyarn, double stranded.

Next wednesday i will show you my new quilt project.....
I don't know if you already noticed but  I will  try to do a blogpost every sunday and wednesday. 

woensdag 16 januari 2013

Tadaaaah.............I finished my poststamp quilt

This morning I finished the binding of my poststamp quilt . It measures 140cm x 190cm and  its perfect to snuggle under for a nap......

zondag 13 januari 2013

When I was twenty-one.......

After she showed us a picture on which she was twenty-one years old, there appeared a lot of beautiful young ladies on Dutch blogs.
So here am I, standing in the garden of my parents house.

 I was still living there although not happy with my life, my mother died 6 years earlier and my father was remarried. I had my own infant-class in a village not far from where I lived. 
I left Holland for Paris that year to work  as an au-pair girl . We lived in front of one of the gate's of the Luxembourg garden, every day I was there with Maria, the one and a half girl I was looking after, sitting on the edge of the sand-box together with Russian, Portugese, Italien, Engish and Greece au-pair girls.
It was my first time to be abroad and quite exiting as you can imagine!

You can find more pictures of young ladies here, here, here, here, here, here and here.
Do you like to join us? 

woensdag 9 januari 2013

I made some owls....

I made some owls, I need to finish their feet but I cannot find the floral tape that I need.

zondag 6 januari 2013

I was in the newspaper....

Let me start by wishing you all a very happy, healthy and creative new year. I also want to thank you for your lovely comments on my blog last year.
I  feel encouraged by them and you often make my day!

I'l show you some pictures of the Christmas market, first the article of which I am PROUD in the regional newspaper.
The market was a great success, we sold a lot .
Enjoy the pictures...