Thursday, December 31, 2009

Happy new 2010!!!

Today we say goodbye 2009! The last day of the year.
It has been a good year, I want to thank you all for visiting and caring and for the great inspiration!
Now let us all make a wish for 2010

Make a wish for 2010

My wish for you is good health, happiness and lots, lots of creativity!

Happy 2010

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Great christmas,

We just had some great christmas days! We enjoyed the warm company of family while we had a great meal and a good glas of wine! Today we are in a bit of an afterglow atmosphere. Watching some tv and hanging on the couch close by the fire.

Dutch pillow

And in moments like these I can't sit still... so I made this quilted and embroidered pillow! It matches great with the quilt.

Enjoy your day,

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Almost christmas,

The quilting is and the binding are done.
This quilt is ready for the shop!

finished quilt

I like how this red and white Dutch fabric quilt turned out.
What do you think?

finished quilt

Everyone had so much fun in the snow these last few days... I hope it wil not melt before christmas. It will be so great to have a white christmas!

snow fun

Of course there are a lot of preparations to do,

almost christmas

Cleaning the house, washing and ironing, christmas shopping and yummie cooking!

Good christmas preparations everyone!

Friday, December 18, 2009

Christmas swap,

Last week I recieved this beautifull package and card from Mary Ann We were swappartners in the Christmas ornament swap. I wanted to wait until she recieved my part of the swap too before I blogged about it. We both send it on the same day but somehow the trip to her house took a week longer!

ornament swap

Mary Ann wrapped and made the package so beautifull and all in style of the UN Global Climate Conference in Kopenhagen. She wrapped it so pretty in a newspaper and look what was in the paper!


This christmas tin,

Christmas stars

These 6 beautifull made crochet stars! They hang in our tree so pretty! Dear Mary Ann, thank you so much I really love the stars and card!!

This is what I send to Mary Ann,

ornament swap

I'm happy it arrived ok in Denmark!
Dear Clare and Robyn thanks for organizing this lovely swap!

I'm of now to do my weekend shopping, Putting on my warm boots and clothes first to get into the fresh beautifull white world outside!

Have a good day,

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Christmas etc...

A few more days and the christmas holidays start! My colleague and me, we love to create a seasonal atmosphere in our classroom. And look what the children in our class made for christmas,


This sweet angel.
And my dear colleague made these beautiful nativiti art works!



With a cristmas tree and some specialcandle light You can imagine how lovely our classroom looks right now!

ok, the this and that...

I finished this bag and it is now on its way to the new owner.

finished bag!

Now do you remember this little quilt?

Summer rose miniquilt

I made it for the miniquilt Summerswap it was a secret swap (the quilt you give is another person than the person who makes you a quilt)and I send it in september. Nothing strange so far... except, I never recieved my part of the summerswap!
Until today....

This came today,

Thank you Jeanne for this pretty Summe..Christmas star quilt.

Oh, and recieved my beautiful Christmas ornament swap from Mary Ann but I will show you when she recieves mine! (tomorrow???)


Friday, December 11, 2009

Red and white update,

The top is finished and I'm ready to start quilting,

Finished top

All I need now is enough time this (busy)weekend to do some quilting and to finsh the bag!

Finished top

So I hope to make another update before monday!


Thursday, December 10, 2009

Red and white,

Nothing special going on today.

Just doing some sewing with the red and white fabrics...

red and white fabric quilt

Have a good day everyone,

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

A new bag,

Although I still have to buy a new tree, I could not wait any longer to get out some of the christmas decoration.

Christmas decoration

Show you more decoration next week..
Now this bag is almost finished.

My new bag

Before putting it in the shop I need to make the shoulderband.
And after that I hope to start with these fabrics, they are waiting to become a.....

stach for a new quilt

little quilt maybe?


Sunday, December 6, 2009


Hi everyone, I wanted to do some sewing today (new bag)...
but look who 'discovered' the sewing machine!

my doughter, sewing

Our 13 year old doughter! She is a creative girl, but usually more a drawer..
Today she rumbled in my red and white fabric stash

red and white stash

until she found the right fabrics for a red and white pizza pillow!

fabric red and white pizza pollow

A pillow for a hockey teammate.

Where did the time go when the kids were in bed by seven so mom could do some sewing??

Well maybe I have to take my moment tomorrow evening!


Saturday, December 5, 2009

It's Sinterklaas evening

A few more minutes before we start our Sinterklaas evening. Everyone is prepering, wraping, making the right rhyme for the right person and prepering a nice dinner.

Oh, een zwarte pietje...

This little Zwarte Pietje is looking at it all... tomorrow Sinterklaas and all his Pieten are going back to Spain.
And when Sinterklaas is gone I hope to find time to work on this new bag,

For a new bag

The only thing left to show is a little peek of the chrismas ornament swap,


It is for Mary Ann,I hope she'll like it. Show you all when she has it.


Friday, December 4, 2009

More hours in a day

Help, why do I continuously have the feeling my hours pas by so much faster than other peoples hours! And in these crazy busy days my dear mother comes with new books full, and I mean really full with new inspiration!
I'll show a little bit..

christmas inspiration

Great books with christmas ideas.

christmas inspiration

christmas inspiration

christmas inspiration


I think I have to start making this beautiful klock! And hope it will go a bit slow so I can do all things I want and have to do in a day!

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Zakdoekje leggen,

Look what I found while nosing about in the thrift shop!

Zakdoekje leggen

Sweet old handkerchiefs to embroider, the box and the handkerchiefs it is al so pretty!

Zakdoekje leggen

Zakdoekje leggen

Have a nice sunday,

Thursday, November 26, 2009

And the winners are....

The Random generator choose the next numbers,

They are Levin from I wannabe crafty,
Wendy from Scrapbook and more
and Jackie from Canton village quiltworks

Congratulations girls, this is comming your way from Sinterklaas!