vrijdag 29 mei 2009

from france

My parents found me some new treasures in France. I love what they bought and of course I also love them for doing the big search. Now I will have to figure out what to make. I especially love the orange lady and gentleman, although I really don't know what to make out of it. They also found the ballerina once again (upper middle), of which I made the ballet bag, let's see if I can make something different with that one.

donderdag 28 mei 2009


just love flowers. A very good friend gave me these beauties...

woensdag 27 mei 2009


Normally I'm a (very) structured person, but with my dmc cotton and the thread for my sewing machine I just can't get along (I just can't understand why DMC wraps their cotton the way they do) It frustrates me....any suggestions?

vrijdag 22 mei 2009


a lot of my projects occur by coincidence. Like these earrings, I found one of them broken in a little box...and since I never wear pearls (can't remember when I did actually??) I thought why not replace them with a little wool bead. I think it was meant to be that these earrings were broken..

donderdag 21 mei 2009


....and green


one of the felt bags...with special effect (2d and 3d dots ;-)))

felting on

I produced a lot of felt bags and combined it with a cotton lining. Most of them with success, too bad I messed up one project (the large bag I showed before) because I used the washing machine on that one (I did it once before and that was a great success, but unfortunately 60 degrees is a little bit to much. It shrunk so much, that with a little luck and an industrial sewing machine (the felt coupons are to thick for my own machine) I can still use it to make a little bag...

woensdag 20 mei 2009


My mother and father in law just started their trip to Praag....by bike! incredible. Together with the boys I made them little flags to hang on their bike. Hope they have a nice and save trip.

maandag 18 mei 2009

little fellow

A while ago I made this little fellow for friends who expect their third child. My boys are a great test panel because immediately after I finished it they played with it and the rattle inside worked out just fine.

woensdag 13 mei 2009


Sunday I've been spoilt. Stije made me this lovely bracelet (he calls the beads little candies, that explains the color he picked to paint them) and Roel and Jilles did a lot of little jobs in the house. Hope all you mothers had a lovely day.

vrijdag 8 mei 2009

saying goodbye

our neighbors moved last week and we already miss them very much. I made Alexandra a little felt bag and added some little "saying goodbye" gifts. Alex, we're going to miss you and your boys!

woensdag 6 mei 2009


I found some leftover material (plastic for the balcony, to prevent against the wind). I used it to make these baskets. I used pink thread and the sewing of the star material worked out just fine.

vrijdag 1 mei 2009

Look at me

Graphic designer Jenny Lindhout made this perfect little photocase. you can make a gallery of the annual schoolportraits of your child. It's so simple and lovely. you can find her website here.

opa & oma tea

Today the boys are going to stay over for the weekend with my in-laws. So we can enjoy the weekend with just the two of us. To surprise opa and oma we made them special tea. I saw this idea in a magazine from daycare. It's very simple. Cut out a nice form (can be anything), let your little artists do there thing and staple it to the label of the tea bag. I made a paperbag for this special tea (for the first time I sewed paper, which turned out surprisingly nice) et voila! In the magazine they used a jam jar to put the tea in, but that didn't work for me because I made the labels to big...next time I will improve that part of this little project ;-))