maandag 28 juni 2010

birthday gift

This year I turned 35 (beginning of june) and dear friends gave me a piece of art, I could pick one from a friend's friend who is an amateur artist and I love his work (unfortunately he doesn't have a site or blog). I received this lovely piece this weekend, together with the sunshine it made my weekend. Thanks anne, san, chantal en daan.

vrijdag 25 juni 2010

welcome line

monday Line is born! the name sounds a bit funny in English, but I love it in dutch ;-)). welcome little girl!

woensdag 23 juni 2010


together with anne I made these boxes for the baby room of her little girl. she made the felt, I hand sewed the boxes. nice when things work out like this.

dinsdag 22 juni 2010

use everything

I don't like throwing things away. I made this key cord of left overs from the embroideries. I love using it.
it's not earth shocking but I'm very happy with the result. Since I couldn't find the duvet cover I liked, I decided to make them myself. The boys liked them too, fortunately they still don't ask for cars and spiderman duvet covers...but for how long?
see the head of stije behind the bed? that is his favorite hiding spot. I love our hundred years old house, especially the boys rooms, I will miss it once we've moved.

dinsdag 8 juni 2010

no more lost keys

my mother asked me to make her a keychain holder a long time ago. I finally made her one. the paper I used was a present from a friend it's from djeco.

maandag 7 juni 2010

old sweater

A friend gave me a very nice book, cool baby (in dutch). there are a lot of nice tutorials in it for making baby stuff out of old clothes. after cleaning up our closet I found this old sweater (the feabric was still very nice) and made this babypants and hat out of it. It's so nice to give new live to old clothes. I made it for a friend who is expecting a girl. I wonder whether it will fit correctly, I have no clue what size it is, but it looks very suitable.


Saturday I participated in the parels project. fortunately not everyone went to the beach. It was very nice to see all my work together in this little exhibition. I gave some demonstrations and made a lot of little pieces which I want to combine in one big piece of art. (the pictures look a bit yellow but that is because of the big amounts of sunshine that day). After worths roel organized a birthday party for me, very nice to end the day with all my friends and family.

vrijdag 4 juni 2010

more preparing

besides enjoying the very nice weather with the boys I try to finish and make more pieces for the "parels" project tomorrow. I finally finished the leave bag and on the right is a new scarf made of chiffon and wool..