maandag 30 november 2009

new habbits

it's so funny how children develop their own habits. Last week jilles decided to change his "normal" pillow for the pillow I made him with the rocketfabric. because he only had one pillow cover (the one with the rockets) for this small pillow I made him this one, so the laundry machine could do his work.

zondag 29 november 2009

knight dreams

I made a few things for someone who is helping me out enormously. He made his boys a lovely knight and castle room. This is one of the embroideries my parents found in France. I think it will match the room, hope they like it. I also made the two knights a name stamp and a knight costume. today we had a nice dinner together with our boys. thanks paul for all your great work!

dinsdag 24 november 2009


I like a challenge. I tried to make a nice bag out of a piece of embroidery I really didn't like. This is the result...the pierrot bag! I'm starting to love the pierrot boy and girl.

zondag 22 november 2009

birthday joy

yesterday Jilles celebrated his birthday with friends from school...our first children's party. wow what an experience with seven little boys...lucky for us the weather was great so we could take them to a playground in the forest. The theme was "zwarte piet" so I made the boys a with collar and gave them a "zwarte pieten" hat. It looked so cute seven little "zwarte pietjes".

woensdag 18 november 2009

first lustrum

today jilles turned five! what a lovely day, he is fast asleep now. saturday we celebrate his party for friends from his class...can tell you that he is not the only one excited for this event ;-)

dinsdag 17 november 2009

big bag

my mother in law (yes, I'm quite busy with all these mother and mother in law requests ;-))) asked me to make her a large bag. I tried to make something which matches her good. She liked it a lot so I think my mission is completed.
The nice thing about this project is that everything was just right. I had all the materials to make this bag so I didn't have to go and search for parts. I like the way the leather shoulder-strap turned out.

zondag 15 november 2009

present time

not only sinterklaas has arrived yesterday. I also received a lovely package from Lisette from hand maid liset. We did a swap and she really spoiled me with a wonderful hat, coasters and a lovely corsage. I just love her work, thank you lisette!

zie ginds komt de stoomboot....

yesterday was an important day. Sinterklaas arrived! so much excitement in the this time of the year...

donderdag 12 november 2009

little farmer

my mother asked me to make something for her cousin's baby. She asked me to make something in a farmer style, because he is a dairy farmer. For no good reason I postponed it a lot to make something. Maybe it's because I didn't know how to make a good cow and since he's a dairyfarmer, that's the one that should be good. I hope the cow is a approved and little William is happy with it.

dinsdag 10 november 2009

an eye for color

I have been experimenting with color. From the book "an eye for color" (from Olga Gutierrez De La Roza) I choose a picture and mixed these colors in different ways. I've framed the pieces of felt and it does look nice. I think I will try this again with an other image.

zondag 8 november 2009


today was a busy day, we not only visited our niece but also went to visit maksim, welcome little boy...rock the rattle!

brithday girl

our niece is turning three! besides beautiful (???!!) glitter slippers we bought her in little india (in singapore) I made her a felt necklace. Hope she likes it...

zaterdag 7 november 2009

mills and wooden shoes

a good friend of mine from Delft is moving to Dubai. made her this holland bag from one of the embroideries. Hope she doesn't get homesick.

can't stop

I feel so stupid because I can't stop making xmas ornaments.....and Sinterklaas hasn't even reached holland yet. they just seem to pop up in my sewing machine....

woensdag 4 november 2009

embroidery bag

This time my parents also bought very small embroideries, very cute ones. I made these small pen cases with zipper.

dinsdag 3 november 2009


I don't like to throw materials away. especially I tried something new with the remains of my felt collection. I liked the result, but unfortunately it turned out to short, because the wax cord I used wasn't long enough...I'm already working on a new one.