Sunday, March 29, 2009

New bags

Told you I had a new idea for a bag with typical Dutch fabric from Marken. And since the weather was really bad... there was nothing else to do than making these cute bags! I 'm pleased the way they turned out. What do you think?

Dutch sisters stripe bag

My doughter likes the red one, my cousin the blue one and me....
I like this one.

Dutch sisters stripe spring bag

Have a nice day everyone!

Thursday, March 26, 2009

New ideas and more van Gogh

Wish there were more hours in a day or more days in a week. Time seem to go by extreme fast! Or maybe I just want to much.

The idea for the new quilt I showed last week will have to wait a little longer…

a new life for an old table cloth?

There are new ideas in my head.
I want to make new bags. I want to use typical Dutch folk fabric from ‘ Marken’.

folk clothes from Marken new bag?

Can’t show more right now. I have to start making a pattern but I hope they will turn out ok.
But I want to show a little more art work from school. Last Tuesday we had the exhibition and it was a great success!

art project Vincent van Gogh art project Vincent van Gogh

'Stary stary night'

art project Vincent van Gogh art project Vincent van Gogh

'The yellow house'

art project Vincent van Gogh

'Great portrets'

Hope I can show new bag results very quickly!
Have a good day everyone.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Repair or restyle?

Last time I bought a great old tablecloth with beautiful embroidered flowers on it.
And I have the idea to restyle it, make it in to a quilt with the new fabrics from Room seven (boughth in the outlet last time).

a new life for an old table cloth?

The combination of this makes me feel good!

But....I seem to stumble over these very unpleasant little other things....

repair work repair work repair work

Like repairing, my sons blouse, a new zipper in my daughters top, a new button on this cuff, 3 trousers that need to be shortened...

Now I have to make a hard decision... what shall I do first?
Oh, please help me decide.....

I told you about the art project at school, about Vincent van Gogh, here are a few pieces of art the kids made,

van Gogh art project van Gogh art project

van Gogh art project van Gogh art project

There are great artworks made by all kids. And next Tuesday there is an exhibition for family, friends etc.
So a few more busy days at school and at home.

Have a good day!

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Spring feeling

This last week hasn’t been a creative blog week. It was a week full of Vincent van Gogh (show you children’s art work next time) and catching up with heavy neglected house and garden work.

spring flowers in vintage bowl

My mom gave me these sweet flowers. I put them in a French vintage bowl. I bought it a few years ago on a market in the south of France.
Although the sun is hiding behind the clouds again…. These flowers give me just the right spring feeling!

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Dutch house pillow,

I can’t believe this week has past already… And it is Sunday again! It seems I work from one post to another without the time to visit any other blog or thank you for the nice comments. And they do make my day! So thank you all for visiting!!!

Dutch house pillow

Any way I did finish the house pillow,

Dutch house pillow with quilt

What do you think… it’s nice with the quilt?

This week the postman brought my swap gift from Lois

swap gift

I love the little notes, buttons and band with every fabric! Thanks Lois!

This is what I send her..

swap gift

Again a good swap, thanks for organizing Darci!

Wish you all a good week!

Sunday, March 1, 2009

"In Holland staat een huis." (In Holland there's a house)

We have this nice old kids song, "In Holland staat een huis"... In Holland there is a home...
Now I made this house...

"In Holland staat een house"

I think my Dutch fabric quiltje needs a 'house' pillow...
hmmm just an idea... hope it wil turn out...
If it does you'll notice....

Have a good week,