zondag 27 december 2015

May I present you........

May i present you the mice family. When I saw Finnegan on Sandra's blog i was in love and i wanted to make him.
But as usual when i make something i want to make more than one......
So i made a whole family, here they are.

As you can see father has put on his new scarf and is almost leaving for the pub.....

Mother asks him to stay.... why do you always go to the pub on saturday.....

But father is a very macho mouse, he wants to drink something with his mouse friends....
So even on saturday evening mother is alone at home...
The little one does not like his parents arguing again, he also feels alone....

They were, all three, sold at the Christmas market, seperately.
Maybe not too bad, there family life was not happy at all......

vrijdag 18 december 2015

When we were in Pélussin

When we were in Pélussin we , of course, visited the beautiful region  of the Parc du Pilat.

IN Pélussin there was an old sequioa tree covered with craft creations. 

Weather was not so good, rainy and windy, but we had a fabulous trip.

And a big thanks to all your best wishes for the Christmas market. They really were helpful, weather was beautiful, there were lots of visitors and we (me also) sold a lot! 

zaterdag 12 december 2015

What I made for the Christmas market

Warning....... lots of pictures!

Several different eco printed pouches

Three sloughy hats

Some dolls, the pattern is from While she naps.

Different bags, i only show you two, i made ten....

Bags for children, I made 15

I knitted two lefties, a blue one and a purple one

I made three free form crochet brooches, another one in red/purple and one in teal

And i made lots of more things, in all 150.
The market is tomorrow, wish me luck!!!!!!!

zondag 29 november 2015

Our visit to Bernard Oriol , the weaver

Berard Oriol lives in Pélussin, a village in the regional parc of Pilat. 
This region  between St Etienne and Lyon was famous for the silk production. The twining mills in Pélussin were known by the high quality of their work. IN 1850 there were more than 16000 mulberry-trees in the village and more than 2000 people worked in the twining mills. 
The parents of Bernard Oriol, started their own mill about 50 years ago, they bought second hand machines and started weaving. Bernard grew up in this work room, which is next to his house. 
At the moment his mill is the last and only weaving mill left in Pélussin.......

These silk threads were put in the needles by hand......

With this machine he measured the fabric and at the same time it was folded, quite a miracle this machine

in some corners it there was quite a mess.....

I hope we can visit him again next year. 

maandag 23 november 2015

Ecoprint scarfs for the Christmas market

The Christmas market is already on the 13th of december. I need to finish some small things and then I am ready. I am really proud of the things I made this year!
Th scarfs that I show you today are printed with eucalyptus leaves and some other leaves.  I made ten in all. They are 2 meter long and 40 cm wide and made with a wool/silk blend that i bought in a small weaving mill near St Etienne.
I already bought several times by telephone, the old weaver does not have a computer. Some weeks ago my friend Lucienne and her husband , we went to visit the weaver, such an extraordinary experience. We made lots of photoos, i'll show them soon.

dinsdag 17 november 2015

Eco bundles and some champagne

With my friends Brigitte and Lucienne, we made some ecobundles. After two weeks of waiting we organized a 'party' to open our treasures.
Weather was still beautiful so we could do it outside in Brigitte's garden.

Our bundles

We started picking figs, the tree gave kilo's and kilo's this year, we picked the last ones....

And then surprise, surprise

Lucienne was happy with her silk scarf. I was not completely satisfied because the iron had colored the silk too dark.

 Detail of another scarf

And then , there was champagne........