Wednesday, January 9, 2008

New horse for an old doll and more bags

If you take a closer look at this picture... you might find a little horse!













No this is not a puzzle,
this is a picture with a little bit of my vintage dolls and a little horse I made from the pattern of an old book





















I always loved old dolls.
I bought these when I was about 17 years.
And here is the little horse.
It was a 'try out'!
but it was a lot of fun making it!
In the book also was a dog pattern I'm looking forward to make it.




Is'nt this a lovely little couple!
It's an old Dutch postcard
with the dutch lines:

Kleine Jan zit met zijn buurtje
met twee katjes op het muurtje.













And now at last about my bags:
The last bag I made, disappeared as soon as it finished to my cousin.
But I still had some fabric, ribbon and pieces of that vest left to make one or two more. And so I started to puzzle and puzzle and look I managed to get three bags out of all this!
Each bag has the same basic pattern but with a different front.
Every bag has one or two little side bags. And the shoulderbands are adjustable in length.



All bags are lined with typical Dutch cotton fabric.

I love to make bags!

I have a new idea with a woollen cloth I bought in the secondhand store.. If I succeed I'll show but it might as wel disappear whit the trash.
In our shop you can find more pictures and information about the three bags.

12 comments:

Guðrún said...

Your horse is so cute and all those vintage things are very interesting.

kawaii crafter said...

the horse is adorable, I also like the ornaments you made below

cute blog :)

jessica

Elly said...

Wat een heerlijke foto's! Prachtig dat oude speelgoed! En wat heb je weer een fantastische tassen gemaakt!

Levin (and Emily) said...

your horse is fantastic!

your bags are fantastic!

and that postcard is fantastic!

can't wait to see more from you!

cheers
l
x

Heidi said...

Hello Heleen! Thanks for stopping by my blog and saying hello. I just love the horse you made! What a cutie. I love the bags too and can see why the first one is now the property of your cousin. I would have done the same if I was her. :)

Groetjes uit Amersfoort ~
Heidi

cherryblossomhill said...

Oh so pretty, I love all your bags! They are so unique and original, I've never seen anything like them anywhere else, which makes them extra, extra special! I love all the pretty trimmings and contrasting color on these two new ones! I know how much time it takes to make these one of a kind works of wearable art! I think you could sell them to real stores too, they are really incredible!

Lucy Locket-Pocket said...

Hi Heleen - thanks for your email. Don't worry, you are in the swap! I just need your reply by tomorrow evening so I can send out partners. Lucy x

Mirre said...

I love your horse and the bags are wonderful!

Mevrouw Bijennest said...

Gaaf deze foto's!
En dat paardje herken ik volgens mij uit een boekje wat ik ook heb. Of in ieder geval lijkt het erop ;)

Annie said...

georgous bags and I LOVE the old doll

Yummers! said...

I love the horse and the new purses. You are a very creative gal!
Joni

atet said...

That little horse is adorable, and so are the bags. But I am in love with the horse :0).