Sunday, September 28, 2008

New fabrics

Saterday My doughter and I spent a day in Alkmaar. We shopped till we dropped and had a great lunch on the terrace in the sun.
Alkmaar is well known from the cheese, but did you know Oilily started here too!
Anyway I found these fabrics in the outlet store....

new fabrics

Aren't they great! I feel very good, looking at these.

Have a good start of the week everyone!

Friday, September 26, 2008

A sunny autumn afternoon

Oh, how I enjoy this autumn afternoon. The sun is shining and I'm on my favourite spot in the garden. It is lovely to feel the warmth of the sun on my face after this past busy week! But there was just enough energy left to finish these sweethearts....

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autumn sweetheart

Of course it's always nice to have some company, so invited these ladies....

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Yes, they enjoy this afternoon too!

Have a great, sunny, weekend everyone.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

New bags

Here they are, the three new bags. It took a while before I finished working with all ingrdients, but this is the result.

autumn bag

front and back side from autumn bag "chestnut"

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front and backside from autumn bag "hazelnut" (sold)

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front and backside from autumn bag "acorn"

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I used the same lining with all three bags.

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Now my matroushka quilt is finished, these bags are finished, hhmm, time for a new project maybe?

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Someone recently asked me when I started making creative things?
I can’t remember the first time I made something. My mother was always busy making creative works with her sewing machine and using all sort of materials. And as a small child I’d like to be around her making things to.
I even don’t know what I created first but when I was about 7 years old the Dutch Sinterklaas (santa) gave me my first sewing machine. A Singer,

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Since I was a real doll mommy, I spent many ours making little skirts, shawls etc. on this sewing machine! And I collected every fabric I could find.
As a little girl I often went with my mom to a great-aunt. And on one time I found an old hand- sewing machine, full of dust, in her shed. Lucky me, she said, ‘you found it, so you can have it’!

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My mom cleaned and greased it. I learned to sew on it! The great thing is that it belonged to my great-great-grandmother.

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You see her here in the middle on her 50th wedding anniversary. She got it when she married in the year 1900!
Later my mom allowed me to sew on her big fast Pfaff . And when I married I had my own Pfaff. You see down here.

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On this dear mashine I spend many ours, and today I finished these 3 new autumn bag's! (I'll show more on my next post.)

autumn bag

Well, this was a little of my sewing history.
I wish you all a good start of the week!

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Sewing time..... although...

Hi everyone,

This morning I started to work on the bags really early, the kids at school. So sewing time starts! Although?....ring, ring.. telephone,… ”oh no, my colleague is unwell,…yes of course I’ll come to take over the class,… tomorrow also? problem!”

Well you understand that I can’t show you finished bags…. But I can show you finished art works the 4 and 5 year old kids from our class made….

made by 5 jear old kids in my class

made by 5 jear old kids in my class

made by 5 jear old kids in my class

made by 5 jear old kids in my class

made by 5 jear old kids in my class

Aren’t they the best artists you have ever seen!
Hope to show you the bags next time.

My dear colleague M. I wish you well and hope you feel better soon!

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Books and bags

Whauw, time flighs when your having fun! (or being very busy)
When I was at the library my eye saw these books in a little corner,

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Now most of you quilters are probably familiar with all the story's and books she wrote. But for me they are new and after finishing the first, I am curious what will happen in the next 'Elm Creek' quilters! But I only allow myself to read before sleeping or my new bags will not be finished before autumn.
Here a peek of the new bags....

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I want to make three bags in this style.

And at last I want to show you this,

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Because there was a discount of 50% I also bought this,

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They are great to complete my matroushka collection! Altough, is a collection ever complete?

Have a great week everyone,

Thursday, September 4, 2008

What vintage woman need....

Hello everyone,
Since I'm still verry busy with all the ingredients from my previous post...

... I want to show two things a vintage woman can not miss in her daily life;

first off all we need a little purse,

vintage embroidery purse

vintage embroidery purse

And second, in that purse we have, most important, a little nose powder set.

vintage nose powder

a different powder for every occasion,

vintage nose powder

for going to the office,

vintage nose powder

or to a destinguished dinner. One does need to powder!

vintage nose powder

well, if you'll excuse me now... I have to powder my nose... and get back to my ingredients.