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Wednesday, January 28, 2009

this and that

I don't really have anything exciting to write about. I've really just been occupied with work, daily affairs and a bit of crafting here and there. I finished the blocks for project improv. It was a bit of a struggle but I've managed to complete two blocks, and I like the result. There is a project improv group on Flickr, go check it out. It is so cool to see how different people interpret the same project in so many different ways!

project improv block 1 project improv block 2

I came across this cute children's tea set, decorated with the cutiest designs, at Kruitvat I could not resist buying it.

children's tea set

I also have a weakness for yummie fabrics, could not resit this either! Just love the combination red and white and the pretty flowers.

yummie fabric

Talking about flowers...I desperate need to refresh this lot! Tulips are beautiful flowers but it seems I never can keep them fresh longer than a day or three. Maybe you can give me some good advise on that?

in desperate need of new flowers

And to end this post I love to show you this pretty charmpack that arrived in the mail. "Recess" by American Jane for Moda Fabrics.


Wouldn't this be a nice lay-out for a small quilt? Well lots of work to do, see you next time!

p.s. Julie from knitsational is having a blog giveaway...all beautiful hearts, so if you love hearts go see her.

25 comments:

Rose said...

I have to say : I LOOOOOVVVEEE that tea pot.

I remember years ago going to Kruitvat in the Netherlands and it is not really a shop where one would expect this kind of super cute stoneware. You did well!!

It's so cute, I want it for myself.

Julie said...

What a wonderful tea set! I love it!

Anne in Oxfordshire said...

Love your little teaset, my granddaughter would love it!! :-)

Jackie said...

Your project improv blocks are fantastic! I love them! The tea set and fabric are great. I just love tulips, but also have the same problem. So I am afraid I am no help.

Ágó said...

I love the tea set and the fabric with flowers! My mum advised me to put salt into the water and flowers can be kept fresh longer.
Ágó

Shari said...

Love your blocks, and especially the one with the polka dots!

I'm a big fan of all the American Jane fabrics, so wild and beautiful and retro!

Judy said...

What beautiful blocks and the tea set is pretty. Sorry I can't help you with the Tulips...I have the same problem.

Jeni said...

What can I say,,,,, Corey your blog is so
prettyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy a breath of fresh air

creative breathing said...

Cory, Inspiring as usual. Now I think I will have to keep my eyes open for children's tea sets! Elizabeth

Ravenhill said...

Thanks for the great link to the project improv! I really like to see the great creatitivity emergining! And you find the nicest things to photograph and how beautifully you do it!
~Emily

Karen said...

Your improv blocks are great! Isn't it fun? Also love the charm pack.

nicolette said...

Love your improv blocks.
You always have such wonderful finds!!

I’m also working a American Jane charm packs for a kids quilt!

A tulip tip from my florist: keep your fresh bought tulips tightly wrapped in paper in a vase in the kitchen or the hall for at least some hours, so they can adjust to indoor temperatures. Then put them in a vase with fresh water and place them in the living room. It really helps!

astrid said...

Ik houd ontzettend van moda stoffen. Heb hier ook een quilt van gemaakt. En dat serviesje! prachtig en da t van het kruidvat. Ongelooflijk zeg.

LiLi M. said...

Ik ben gelijk even op de Flickr site gaan kijken. Dat blijft toch hartstikke leuk om te zien hoe ieder daar zo zijn eigen draai aan geeft.
Ik heb ook een zwak voor kinderserviesjes, ik probeer me te beperken tot oude. Ik kocht laatst die rood wit gestipte van de Hema, die heb ik mijn buurvrouw maar cadeau gegaan, want die houdt ook van kinderserviesjes en van stippen. Ik ben ook dol op mooie stofjes!
Ik weet alleen dat je tulpen niet te veel water moet geven, net als alle bolsoorten, beter een paar keer bijschenken en ook kun je ze beter niet te warm zettten. Tulpen gaan volgens mij nooit zo heel lang mee, dit als troost.

Janneke said...

Mooie spulletjes heb je gekocht, Corry !! Het theesetje past ook prachtig bij de stofjes op de foto erboven :) Het rood-witte stofje zou ik ook gekozen hebben !!
Je gaat er vast weer iets prachtigs van maken !
Groetjes, Janneke.

Guðrún said...

If you can´t keep Tulips alive then I don´t know who could, you are from the land of Tulips ;)

Rachael Rabbit said...

I simply LOVE those two blocks - they look divine! Will you be making more into a quilt - that would look delicious.

She'sSewPretty said...

You're always making something pretty!! I love that tea set too. The colors are perfect!
I saw the Recess fabric at the quilt shop. I really don't need more fabric but it is so cute!

Christy A. said...

OMG, that teapot is too cute! Congrats on such a sweet purchase.

Jewel said...

I love the blocks, and what a cute tea set!

Eileen said...

Oh yes.. I am crazy over that tea set!!

Leanne said...

So many lovely things in this post ...fabrics...blocks and a very cute tea set. I usually give my cut flowers some sugar in the water not sure if it helps or not.

Miranda said...

En nog een tip om de bloemen naar boven te laten staan en niet te treuren dus.....met een speld net onder het knopje doorprikken. Helpt ook! Succes en laat ons in het buitenland maar lekker meegenieten van de bloemen.

Jeanne said...

You always have pretty and colorful posts! Love the tea set and tulips. I was told to snip the ends of the stems again with a diagonal cut.

Lallee said...

Your tea set is adorable!!! I love your patchwork quilting too. I can't wait to explore the Flickr group. Thank you for sharing the link.