Oct 27, 2008

reusing treasures

Mix up a small brown seventies cross-stitched tablecloth, an old blouse not wearable because of its wrong collar but yet with a gorgeous pattern and add some new red and white gingham lace.

thrifting finds

And voila....a heart is made.




I bought the brown tablecloth at a fleemarket so it was someone else who put all the love in the stitches. I like to make new things by reuse old objects and materials and give them a second live. The blue dishes (photo below)were also found at the fleemarket and are in the kitchen kabinet now for daily use.

blue dishes

And so is this small glass dish.

glass dish

Isn't thrifting just great, you never know what treasures you'll find!!

Oct 22, 2008

nine patch & birds

As this picture shows...all squares ended up into nine patches which on their turn ended up in a bigger quilttop. And now this quilttop is in need of a border and some fabric for the back of the quilt. So time to ask mom what fabric she has in mind for this purpose. When this quilt is sandwiched, Heleen, mom and I are gonna handquilted it together. With six hands making stitches it will be a quick job!

nine patch quilt
Instead of finishing old projects which are desperatly waiting to get finished I made birds. Sorry I can't help myself!

red & white spotted bird
I'm not so happy with the eyes of this one below, maybe I'll change them for button eyes instead. If you have another suggestion on what to use or how to make the eyes please let me know!

Till next time

Oct 11, 2008

jolly spotted bird

Just a short post to show you this little birdie and to tell you that sewing the nine patches is going fine!

jolly spotted bird
Do you see the shadow in this photo? We have sunshine, really lovely weather outside. So than, what am I doing here behind the computer???

Help.. I'm incorrigible..!

Oct 9, 2008

it's squares again

To make a quilt for someone special ( in only four weeks time!) you will need:

pile of squares
1.) Squares, lots of squares!

note: Fabric and color arrangement plus the cutting is done by "mom".

nine patch
2) A pattern that is both simple and delightful. So nine patch it is!

3.) TIME! Hopefully upcomming weekend?

I'll keep you posted. Have a nice day!

Oct 1, 2008

and the winner is....

Today its time for the custom random generator to do its random work and pick a lucky number. Many thanks to each of you for stopping by and leaving those lovely comments.

So one number was picked from 1 - 85 (wow!!)
And the lucky winner is comment 10 ...Mette from Erleperle.
Mette congratulations, please mail me your address and I'll sent you the angelbag soon as possible!
And talking about angels.....see this sweet little girl "Luca".

She's now two months old and brings so much joy and happiness in our lives.
Look...she almost says the words "I love you oma" (lol).
Being a grandmother is so much fun and I like to spent lots of time with her.

On the crafty front its a bit slow this week, I'm still making cross-stitches though...

This is a gray hema pillowcase and I'm using white thread for the x-stitches.

And yesterday this lovely fabric came with the mail. I bought this fat quarter bundle from Fat quarter shop

new fabric

These are Cotton Blossoms Aqua and Autumn from the Bonnie and Camille collection for Moda fabrics. I don't know what to make of them yet but for now they are making me happy just to look at!