New.

A sneak peek of a new bag I'm working on. Hopefully I'll find time this week to finish it of.

Before & After.

I bought this desk a couple of months ago at a secondhand shop for € 7, 50. All it needed was some TLC and a new door. For the door I addressed my father and I took care of the rest; sanding & painting.

Now it has found a new home in the living room!

And aren't these handles beautiful? A friend bought them for me in India.

A little something II.

The experiment with the ribbons turned into a belt. I used some brown satin ribbon, gold coloured thread and ribbon, a piece of lining and a checkered dress i never wore because it was way to big. It was quite a labour intensive project but I'm pretty pleased with the result. Especially since it was all made with leftover pieces.
Now the only question remaining: when am I going to wear it? I don't really wear belts...





A little something.


I'm just trying a little something here.
Hope to show you more soon...



Baby Sese.

The very talented Constança from "Saídos da Concha" showed some pictures from her childhood and particularly the great, ahum, fashion from the 80's. So following in her footsteps, here some pictures from my childhood:

3 weeks old, 1980.
Wearing my Baptism dress, made from my mother's wedding dress.


6 months old, 1981.

With matching accessory.




15 months old, 1981.
With a pink bird on my head(?!).



18 months old, 1982.
Trying to see what's happening on the counter top.




But if there is one piece of clothing that is significant for my entire childhood, then it is a
"Sponse Broekske"

It's a short trouser made from a soft fabric (I don't know the English word for it). They came in all different colours, but had one thing in common: if you wore them, it meant that is was time to play!

Pancakes.

Yesterday morning we made pancakes.

Pancakes with syrup.

Or should I say syrup with pancakes....

Number 5. (and a confession)




The picture above shows block 5, the picture below shows how those same blocks are getting a hold of me . I'm totally scrap-obsessed these days!

I sorted them.

And then I folded them.

I also could have ironed them, but that was, even for me, a step to far.

I think it's getting time to find a new project to start, with big pieces of new and shiny fabric and not a single scrap inside. Any ideas?

Number 4.

Number 4 is ready! I'm really starting to enjoy making these blocks. Every block is different and the fact that there is no real plan, so there is no fixed number of blocks I need to make, makes it all the more relaxed. Just go with the flow, so to speak.

My weekend...

... in a few photo's:

making and eating lasagna (sorry for the messy photograph, I should have taken a Before shot),


watching 'Dan in real life', (who wouldn't want a family like that?)


Ripping apart yet another chair (hopefully I can use this one in school)

and solving Sudoku puzzles (I know, I'm a nerd...).

Hope you had a fine weekend too.

Beautiful.





I just wanted to share this amazing video. The artist uses sand to tell the story of two lovers during W.W. II in the Ukraine.

Number 1 & 2.


Because I had so many scraps of fabric and no decent way to store them, I tried a little something with all these different pieces. I'm not sure how it's going to end up since I don't really have a good plan. I think I'm just going to try and make as many of these little squares. Maybe one every day or so.

A Spoonful of sugar.




Once in a while it's time to tidy everything up in my sewing room:

the spools,

scissors,

pins & needles,

magazines & patterns,
and other bits and bobs.


And then there's this:
Small pieces of leftover fabric and no place to put them.
But I think I've got an idea...