Wednesday, 20 July 2011


I finally finished and framed (albeit already a few months ago) this embroidery project by pako - de vier jaargetijden. I got the pattern and kit from Irene for our engagement a year and a half ago. halfway through embroidering I left the pattern in the train (!?) and did the rest looking at the cover picture. It was frustrating, but I'm glad I finished it!

Monday, 4 July 2011


My zucchini is starting to grow! A postcard from our little balcony garden.

Sunday, 3 July 2011

little box

I finally finished this little box. I love the golden knob to open it. I filled it with embroidery floss, but could also put spoons in it.

Thursday, 3 March 2011


my mother visited us on the weekend.
she spent time sewing and we enjoyed the first crocuses.

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Tuesday, 15 February 2011

manitoba oak

During the Christmas holidays Irian and I spent some time in Doug's shop. We wanted to make a small project that didn't need a lot of power tools. Doug had some slices of manitoba oak that were slightly curved from damp that he said we could use. I used the sander to smooth the edges to a circle and finished it with varnish. Because of the curve of the wood its shaped like a little bowl or saucer and I use it to put things like earrings in.

Monday, 31 January 2011

doll quilt

machine pieced and quilted. final size: 7,5 x 7,5 ''
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Saturday, 29 January 2011


since its still January I think I can post this picture. our christmas tree and christmas dinner
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Monday, 24 January 2011

kitchen before and after

what do you think of this before and after? The dark green was getting a bit overwhelming, so we painted blue and white stripes, which makes the room seem a lot bigger. Here's a close-up of one corner:

I made the little flowers out of paint chips that I had collected while deciding on what colour blue would look best. I folded the petals out a bit and fastened them to the wall with pins. 

Monday, 17 January 2011


the snow is all gone. I hope it stays that way for a while, as long as the sun shines
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Wednesday, 12 January 2011


I bought the flowery material at the markt in Zutphen. the appliqued pillow is copied from Laura Ashley and made my sewing machine break down!Posted by Picasa