donderdag 23 januari 2014

tiger mum

I had this embroidery with a tiger mum and her cubs for a while and it was waiting to become a bag.. I just didn't figure out how to make it. Then this beautiful piece of suede came by and a bag was born. I updated my shop and you can find it here!

woensdag 15 januari 2014

colorful and creative

.....this is the theme for a wedding we are invited for this weekend....oke...what to do/wear? since I love wearing black. a specially the little black dress has taken over my closet. I made this brooch, from a lovely japanese book about felt. I took me a while to figure out some of the stitches...but I pulled it off.

dinsdag 14 januari 2014

belated birthday fun

We still didn't find a chance to celebrate jilles his birthday with his friends. he wanted to invite his whole class including the girls. we were a little hesitating but because he only has a class of 12 we decided to go for it. 11 children came and we had big fun. doing games, dancing, making fun pictures and we were so lucky because last saturday the snow finally lots of outdoor fun. we feel so privileged to life in this beautiful country. jilles was still smiling when he fell a sleep that night.

vrijdag 10 januari 2014

more dimension

a good friend is always motivating me to experiment more. I love her for that and of course for being a fabulous friend. she loved this embroidery and she loved the rough edges of it. how to make them visible?? that was the challenge. I think this gives the cushion some nice extra dimension. I gave this one as a gift and luckily she loved it!

donderdag 9 januari 2014

class mum

as a class mum (of two classes) teacher's appreciation gift are a challenge, because I like to involve all children in the making of it. with stije's class we made a christmas bunting, with flags the children decorated. it is fun to do and easy to make (with a laminator and sewingmachine). with jilles his class we made a christmas cd for the teachers with all the favorite christmas songs of the children. a big hit and so lovely to see all nationalities united in the songs.

woensdag 8 januari 2014

Oh deer!

oh dear.... i haven't been posting much...first of all happy new year!
Lots has been going on here. I organized a christmas market at school, where I sold this deer bag and lots more. organized the sinterklaas feest at the dutch! that's is nerve many children depending on you to deliver a good sinterklaas and zwarte pieten (and I can assure you this is much more complicated when you live abroad). but we pulled it off again. and it was a big hit and lots of fun!