donderdag 25 maart 2010

holy bag

liset found me this beautiful maria embroidery. I combined it with some birds and made this bag out of it. Since I sold the last embroidery item instantly from my blog, without even showing it in my webshop, I decided to put this one right away in the shop ;-)

maandag 22 maart 2010

celebrating spring

this weekend I spend with Jilles, just the two of us, we did a mini break. We slept in an old dutch farm and visited the "zaanse schans". we had a lot of fun. I have never seen so much wooden shoes, windmills and cheeses in one weekend.

dinsdag 16 maart 2010

fine flowers

among my collection of vintage embroideries I also had this very fine embroidery, it looks like it's made of silk threat. I like the thought that someone put a lot of effort and love in making this small piece of embroidery. It's strange to make something with someone I don't know.

maandag 15 maart 2010

looking for the right pattern

on our last trip I bought these fabrics to make jilles a bag for his judo classes, but I can't find a good pattern for a boys bag. any tips for me?

mountain people

very small mountain people have moved in jilles his room.

dinsdag 9 maart 2010

date pie

hmmmm...I just love dates, a good recipe on the bagels and beans site for this pie. It tastes so good that it was almost finished before I could take a picture ;-))

vrijdag 5 maart 2010


I ordered some chiffon scarfs for felting at wollknoll (which is a very good store in germany). unfortunately one color turned out to be more yellow than the beige I thought I ordered. A good friend came to the rescue and together we made this scarf out of it. we covered it with a different kind of yellow. It's nice to do such a project together....and I forgot to mention it, but I'm preparing some felt workshops with her, there are still some possibilities to join us at 11 april, see my website.

donderdag 4 maart 2010


I'm probable one of the few people who hates painting and prefers wood sanding in stead. but for a good cause, a "new" bed for stije, I put on my painting clothes again.