vrijdag 26 juni 2009

corsage tutorial

This is my first attempt on making a tutorial...as I promised I would make a tutorial of the flowercorsage. I used a japanese crafting book, but changed the pattern a little bit. It was more difficult to make a tutorial, as specially when I consider the making of the corsage itself is far more easy. But here we go...

You need four pieces of felt (2 times 8x10 cm and 2 times 8x15 cm). Fold those pieces and cut it in every 0,5 cm until 1 cm from the edge. For the back part of the corsage you need 2 pieces of round felt, diameter 6 cm and a piece of cardboard diameter 5,5 cm. and of course thread, a safety pin and a little piece of felt to attach the safety pin on the back. first apply the larger pieces (15 cm) of felt to the background and then the smallest pieces (10 cm), of which the last piece is rolled up and stitched before applying to the corsage. Hope the pictures will explain the rest...if not just ask me so I can explain it better...have a flowery day!

donderdag 25 juni 2009

red, yellow and bleu...??? although the red is actually pink. I did a lot of sewing in the sun.

vrijdag 19 juni 2009


With all the grandchildren (10!) we made my parents a little piece of art. It's very simple; Everybody made a drawing in the same size. I plasticized them all and used a perforator to make holes. To attach them together I used plastic tags (You can buy them at the postoffice and they are normally used to close envelops)...et voila, your drawing garland is ready. You can also use this for pictures...

donderdag 18 juni 2009

me time

Finally made a bag for myself, not for the boys, not as a present...but just for me. I made the lining out of a fabric I ordered through internet and for which I just couldn't find a destination. This was like a puzzle and it fitted just right. I made it very very big (just not 'hitting' the ground when I walk with it) and I'm loving it!
It was a pattern from one of my japanese books, but on the way I changed it a little bit. Now I know I can make more of these as a present...so the mixing of fabrics can start..

maandag 15 juni 2009


I finally made Hijn (Thanks Kristel for sending me the pattern). I was so stupid to make the first Hijn wrong, unbelievable it ended up the way it did, it looked so bad that I don't dare showing it. Luckily for Hijn 1, Jilles was very charmed by it and adopted it in his bed. one of the Hijn's is on his way to a pregnant friend.

zaterdag 13 juni 2009


...I celebrated holiday and my birthday with the boys in spain. Picking fresh fruits from the garden, late night dips in the pool and laying under the palm trees....I already miss it.

zondag 7 juni 2009

on request

because of some stamp making requests, I started carving again. It's fun and I'm still loving the magic of stamping..

donderdag 4 juni 2009


last sunday we had a baptism of a little girl. I made her two baskets with a little gift in it.