Friday, May 23, 2008

Catching up

Hello everyone, It's been over a month since my last post! Thanks for al the lovely mails and visits while I wasn't blogging (I did take a peek every now and then).
And now, yes I know, there's a lot of catching up to do.

First there was my son's 13th birthday. (it's unbelievable, I remember his birth like it was yesterday.)
There were curtains I promised to sew for my niece her baby-room, from the left-overs I made her this,

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Then there were two long weeks of vacation, we went away with the caravan to the coast. Finally there was the Sun, And it was so great! We Searched for shells,

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walked on the beach, the kids were having fun with their skimboards, their was lots of reading and of course we had the greatest meals and bbq.
After these wonderfull weeks we threw ourselfs in school and working life again. And it's today I finnaly have the time to catch up with blogging live! The matroushka quilt is waiting all these weeks patiently to be finished, and it has to wait a litlle longer because I wanted to make these two summer-matroushka's,

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(I'm sorry but I just cant get enough of matroushka's) I love their bright colours!
And talking about bright colours, look what my mother made!

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She took some bright coloured fabrics from her famous attic and sew all little fabrics together and made this storage bag. Isn't it a beauty!

Well, there is more to show and tell but I have to go now.
Have a great weekend everyone!

27 comments:

nicolette said...

Glad to see you’re back and doing well!
You sure inherited your mum’s skills and talent to work with vibrant colours! Lovely!
A belated happy birthday to your 13 year old!

Karol-Ann said...

Your mother's storage bag is wonderful and your matrouschka's are fabtastic (as always!). Glad you're back, it sounds like you had a great holiday :-)

LiLi M. said...

Leuk dat we je hier weer eens zien, al begrijp ik natuurlijk best dat je ook van het mooie weer wilde genieten. Ik moest nog aan je denken...toen ik bij de Hema was. Ik heb daar zo'n Matrushka applicatie gekocht en een hanger (te duur, maar onweerstaanbaar). Ik zag dat je ook klant bent bij de Hema dus je hebt het vast al gezien, maar ik wilde je er toch even op wijzen! Leuke dingen weer in je blog, je hebt het idd van geen vreemde! Fijn weekend, geniet weer van het mooie weer!

Leanne said...

Glad your back after a nice break.

M.KATE said...

finally you are back,does seem like forever...good to have you back to blog-land again :)

eileen said...

It does really do a person good to get away to the fresh air and sunshine and no demands. Your vacation lookes lovely!

PRETTY heart cushion. I always love your colorful blog.

Elly said...

Aha, nou zie ik van wie jullie dat talent hebben! Wat een hippe moeder! Je matroeshska's zijn weer enig geworden! En natuurlijk: welkom terug!

sandra said...

Hi! It's good to hear from you! I'm glad you had a nice holiday.

Guðrún said...

I am glad you are back. Your mother did a great job.

Karen said...

Your matroushkas are absolutely adorable! And such a talented mom. I love the colors in both.

Hannah said...

Ach, soms heb je even wat minder tijd/zin om te bloggen. Geeft niets toch?

Maar leuk dat je weer zoveel mooie dingen laat zien. Ik word heel vrolijk van al dat moois. De opbergzak van je moeder is ook prachtig.

Mette said...

Welcome back! Such happy colours, which we like so much. I do!

astrid said...

waw! ik zou wel eens willen rondsnuffelen op die zolder van je moeder. Wat een fantastische stoffen en wat geweldig dat ze dit voor je gemaakt heeft.
Daar kan ze een handeltje mee beginnen: kent ze Etsy al?

Twa said...

Die opbergzak van je moeder is super. Heel erg mooi gemaakt.

the homely year said...

Hi, such lovely things on your blog. I love the heart, very pretty, and your mum's storage bag...fabulous colours!
Margaret and Noreen

Sonnja said...

Je Matrushka zien er enig uit en de opbergzak van je moeder is ook heel mooi en handig!
Groetjes

Sonnja & Beertje Zonn

Kali said...

I always love your beautiful pieces. The vibrant colours you use, are so delightful!

tantehilde said...

yes your mother made you a beautiful storage bag! I could need one like that too for the backseat of the car..must get crafting now!

Heidi said...

So nice to see a post from you Heleen. It sounds like you were busy but having an enjoyable time. Two weeks away at the coast sounds just wonderful! We had pretty nice weather here for 'mei vakantie'.

Hugs and groetjes ~
Heidi

Mirre said...

Nothing but gorgeous craftiness... welcome back!

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

Such darling things. Love the bag and the matryoshkas

Peti said...

Leuk om weer wat van je te zien, Heleen. De creativiteit heb je dus van geen vreemde, wat een mooie vrolijke zak heeft je moeder gemaakt!

Chookyblue...... said...

glad you are back........see you again soon......

Ana D. said...

Beautifful!!!
I love the mix colours:)*********

Lucy Locket-Pocket said...

It's great to have you back - and that bag by your mum is fantastic!

Lucy x

Leigh said...

Oh I love all the goodies that you have been making!!! Great work!!!

claire said...

j'aime beaucoup ce pense bete , il est trés coloré , bravo merci pour ton commentaire sur mon blog