Jan 4, 2015

Happy New Year....

May the year 2015 be a colorful one!
Groeten Corry

Oct 6, 2010

send me the pillow that you dream on; swap

Please come over to dutch sisters to read all about our new swap!

Just click on this button above.


Sep 13, 2010


How are you, did you have a nice weekend? Ours was lovely,
despite the fact that I had to work.
But first let me thank you all for your lovely warm wishes and welcome
to our grandchild Sofie.
 Everything is still going well, she's doing wonderful.
Remmember the crochet grannies I made this summer.
I'm gonna use them to make pillows.

This book I bought last week. Cath Kidston's sewing lessons for beginners.
It's a lovely book and it contains lovely projects which are not that difficult to make.
The book comes with a complete sewing kit for the bag that's shown on the cover.

Have a good beginning of the week.

ps. In the very near future there will come some major changes for the dutch blue blog.
A small hint....Heleen and I are going to bundle our forces.
So stay allert!

Sep 1, 2010

Baby news!

Meet our new granddaughter Sofie. She was born last sunday, August 29.
All went wonderfully well and both mother and daughter are in good health.


Isn't she lovely..our little bundle of joy.
I'll be back in blogland soon.


Jul 26, 2010

Monday again...

Hoi, thank you so much for all your lovely comments on last post.
So good to know I'm not forgotten!
My apologies for (still) being way, way behind on visiting your blogs.
I love to read all about your creative adventures.
July past by so quickly, just 14 days and I will be free for 3 weeks!!
Holiday!! Can't wait.


July page of the birthday calendar by "tesselschade arbeid adelt"

detail calendar page- July

detail calander page- july

Today I made a new bird, a summer bird. I used light/ bright colours and for the bird's tail I used vintage lace. A few finishing touches before it will be ready for the store.

summer bird

And three single hearts on a string...
I love making these hearts!


Have a wonderful week...

Jul 21, 2010

Hello dear blog friends

It's been a while since my last posting. Did you miss me..just a little bit?
Sorry for this kind of a long and unintentional break.
I have been busy with all sort of things and just didn't spend much time behind the computer.
I finished the babyquilt. It looks so sweet and it perfectly matches the crib.
I will show you some pictures soon.

pink flowers
In the meantime...
let me show you this music mobile I made for above the crib.


I used the animals from the 'Kathe Kruse mobile' that's hanging in Luca's room as a model.

I added tiny roses and a heart in the middle. 

dd is in her last month of pregnancy now. She's feeling great and all is well.
She has decorated a beautiful and sweet babyroom.
She's done such a wonderful job.

And now..., now we just wait... and meanwhile enjoy summer!
See you all soon!

Jun 19, 2010


It's our last weekend in zeeland and it's raining outside our caravan.
But inside its cozy and warm.
We had a lovely week with gorgeous weather.
And despite my best efforts ...I could not avoid a little sunburn!
I think its due to the combination of wind and sun.
And there's always wind in Zeeland.
Last week we visited the weekly market in Middelburg.
Here a picture of The Lange Jan, a churchtower.

lange Jan, middelburg
we listen to streetmusic.


and I digged out piles of fabric.....

lappenkraam op de markt

to find these lovely pieces.

nieuwe lapjes

this one comes from another store.
I love the windmills and the red, white gingham.

rood wit blauw

And I got me the new country living to read and browse through.

new magazines to read

So I'll enjoy our last weekend here
before I have to go back to normal live on Monday.
Have a Happy weekend too and hope to see you back next week!

Jun 14, 2010


greetings from Zeeland. We are enjoying a mini break at the seaside.

pink wooden shoes

It was a bit hazy when I took these pictures this morning .


coastline at Domburg



vuurtoren Westkapelle

And ofcourse I didn't leave home without a little something to do while I'm on a break.

grannie crochet on our campsite
The weather forcast for this week is not bad.
So I probably will build next to a stash of grannies a healthy tan as well!

Jun 8, 2010

Free as a bird in June...

June already.....
 it's hard to believe we are almost half way through 2010!!


It still is a bit quiet here on my blog, sorry for that...
Just hope you haven't forgotten me by now!


Update on last post...I was still thinking abc and numbers for the new baby quilt
when I spotted this gorgeous fabric.
With Heleen I was in this lovely quiltstore in Zoutelande.
And there they were...cute little birds.

free as a bird, stof

I immediatly had a vision on how to use these cuties in the baby quilt.
I had the perfect pattern made up in my mind.
This pattern didn't included abc or numbers, so they have to wait for a future project.
I bought the fabric with the larger birds (above) and this pretty stash (below).

free as a bird, stof
I did cut out all the birds and only used the blue ones for the quilt.

blue bird        blue bird

The pastel colored checker fabric is also the fabric that's used as liner for the baby crib.

baby quilt

The finished top is on the hoop and ready to quilt.
Hope I'll be back soon to show you the result!

baby quilt


May 27, 2010


...May is almost past, just in time for this months calender page!!


Thank you'll so very much for your congratulations
and sweet words on last post good news.
I didn't start on the baby quilt yet, but I have a plan for the pattern..
and that counts as half the work is done, right!!

Alfabeth quilt
(picture from patchwork book) 
I'm thinking ABC, alfabeth, numbers....
And here are most of the fabrics I'm gonna use.

baby quilt fabrics
Because my daughter wants to re-use the crib they are 
almost similar as the ones I used for Luca's babyquilt.


Enough babyquilt update..
A few weeks ago I saw this lovely tin at AH grocery store
and I couldn't resist buying it.

gorgeous tin

I quicly went up my mothers attic (again) and filled it up with beautiful wool.

yummie wool
Since I crochet my first granny square I'm hooked.
I can't help myself...crochet grannies is one of my favorite things to do right now!

block 1

I'm using Lucy's wonderful methode.

This is it for now, I'm off. Hopefully I'll see you again soon.
I'm sorry for neglecting you.
I'm so, so behind reading your blogs to see what's keeping you'll busy.
I believe there are more than 650 posts waiting in google reader for me!!
Oops..that's a lot!!