Sunday, May 17, 2009

Chair shopping? and almost finished.

I went shopping in search for a new chaire..... this is what I took home..
New camping plates and dishes in bright colors,

time for camping

It happens al the time, I go shopping for one thing and come home with something completely different. My dh. always wonders how I do it.
Anyway in the thriftshop I found this strange thing,

kapmantel, hairdressers jacket?

A hairdressers jacket, ( is that the right name for it?) 'Kapmantel' from the sixties. It looks lovely embroidered.

Remember this one?

almost finished

It has been waiting to be finished for a few weeks now. I guess I just didn't find the right fabric for the border. I'm happy to have found it now.
Between the border and the patches I sewed a little vintage ribbon. It gives this quilt just the little finishing touch.

And I almost finished handquilting the mini quilt.

almost finished

It's fun to work on the miniquilt and it is finished much faster as I thought... maby I'll make an extra one for the shop!

Have a good week everyone,



She'sSewPretty said...

Heleen, Your quilts are beautiful-as always. I've never heard of a hairdresser's jacket. That almost looks like a Christmas tree skirt to me.

trudette, said...

Herkenbaar hoor , ik kom ook bijna altijd met iets anders thuis dan geplanned, maar ja als je iets leuks tegenkomt , kun je het maar beter meenemen , toch.
Mijn moeder deed ook altijd zo'n kapmanteltje om . Mooi om het op deze manier te kunnen hergebruiken.

LiLi M. said...

Prachtig je camping servies! En je kapmanteltje....pure nostalgie. Ik had zo'n nylon kapmanteltje met een kantje afgezet, een hartewens die Sinterklaas vervulde. Ik speelde er vooral prinses mee! Ach beauty is in the eye of the beholder!

Lee said...

Mooi camping dishes, so colourful and cheery. the kapmantel isn't used much in North America, except for ones made from organza for the 'old' ladies when they just had a wash and cutting. Sure is nicer then the rubber heavy ones they still sometimes use in Holland.
I love the molen quilt, typische Nederlands! Is the molen a pattern or your original thinking?

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

Love the new camping plates - the flowers and gingham trim make them so cheerful - i would want to use them everyday! Your latest quilt is looking gorgeous, and the hairdressers cape was a brilliant find.

willywagtail said...

What a lovely cape for hair cutting. And your quilts are so beautiful. I especially love the dutch one. Cherrie

our shabby cottage said...

Those camping plates and dishes are fantastic Heleen. I love them!
Your quilts are looking wonderful too.

Jacoline (Lien) said...

Beautiful quilts. I love the hand sewing bit as well very relaxing. En wat een gezellig kapmanteltje ik weet dat mijn oma er ook een had. Er leuk.

Karen said...

Thrift stores are so much fun. I love them;) The embroidery is beautiful and the plates look like a lot of fun to me. Your quilt are awsome, too;)

the homely year said...

What beautiful patchwork and embroidery...just gorgeous!
Margaret and Noreen

Levin (and Emily) said...

i love your camping plates - ours are very plain in comparison.
your quilts are looking lovely!
goodluck buying a chair ;)

Kitty said...

~Every single thing you have shown here today is just so lovely! x

Eileen said...

Oh I love your mini quilt. The hand stitching is beautiful.
And fun find.. that hair-dresser jacket!

creative breathing said...

School's almost out. Time for lots of projects, or lots of camping! E

ingrid said...

Those plates and dishes are beautiful! They look too nice for camping. I would want to use them everyday.

A Touch of Dutch said...

Ik hou van de kleuren van je camping dishes! Héél vrolijk en mooi! Ik heb dezelfde met winkelen: Ik ga iets specifieks kopen maar dan koop ik altijd andere dingen kie ik niet nodig heb ;-)

A Touch of Dutch said...

Oeps! Ik bedoelde 'die' en niet 'kie' ;-)

Christy said...

*swoon* your finds are always the sweetest!

sewkalico said...

How could anyone resist that camping crockery! It's gorgeous. You can try for a chair another day and see what you find ;-D