Sunday, July 19, 2009


Time to show a few treasures,
Today I found a beautiful old perfect 'stoplapje', I don't know the English word for it. Girls and women made these, to practice special stitches for repairing clothes and linnen.

antique 'stoplapje'

It is only 15 cm big and made with extreme small stitches.

detail antique 'stoplapje'

I really love it!
Another treasure are these Dutch plates with drawings off folk clothes.

dutch plate with folk clothes

There are also cups and plates... Hope I can show them another time.

dutch plate with folk clothes dutch plate with folk clothes
dutch plate with folk clothes dutch plate with folk clothes

Have a great week everyone!

(or a great vacation... next week is the last working week before our school holiday finaly starts!)

See you all, Heleen

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Embridered bag(s) and first carbootsale!

When I was on my way to the store where they sell band and ribbon, I found a little thriftshop and found this new wonderfull painting,

embroidered painting

Then I quickly bought the band I needed and hurried home. I was all inspired by this new painting! At home made this combination of fabrics and band,

new embroidery bag

And now I have two finished bags with a embroidered front!

romantic messengerbag

new embroidery bag

I think they both turned out real nice!


This Morning I was at my first car boot sale!
The weather was drizzly so a lot of people kept their goodies in the car.
But I did find this,

carbootsail 001

lovely dutch puzzle from Rie Cramer.

carbootsail 005 carbootsail 004

And I found these lovely embroidered birds

carbootsail 009

I'm not sure what to do with them.... but that's ok.

Wish you all a good day, with some lovely sunshine.

Thursday, July 9, 2009


I wanted to show a finished romantic messengerbag

romantic messenger bag

... but I wasn't able to get myself to the big city, to buy band and finish the bag! Meanwhile I mannaged to make this new bag,


But today I'll go to the big city and look for band... and who knows I might walk into some lovely other things... fabric maybe..

Have a nice day everyone!
(I'm off to the city)

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Great summer cake

Every year we have a feast in our neighbourhood. This year, it was yesterday, on the fourth of juli and the theme was 'American party'! With American sports, games, music, and a cake/pie contest.
This was my contribution to the contest,

yummie summer cake

A chocolate cake filled with cream and strawberries, a layer of raspberry jam and topped with pure chocolate with blueberries. It was a yummie contest, we could taste all 18 different cakes! (little pieces ofcourse)

Remember the kitchy stitchery from this post?

The bag is almost finished, here a peek,

romantic messenger bag

I think it's going to be a great bag.

greetings to you all.

(and yes I won first prize with the cake!)