Thursday, January 27, 2011

Pink transferware plates

A few years ago I bought these plates at an auction in Holland,
I know nothing about them and they have no mark on the back.
I tried to find any information about them but never could find any.

Two of them are hanging on my living room wall and the others
I keep in this sideboard.

How about my new table cover with hand sewn little roses?

Toile Valetine Hearts

I have this sweet pink Toile material that I'm using very sparingly,
I don't think I will get my hands on any more any time soon.

I have six of these little plates,  each with a different print.
I bought them at an auction a few years ago.

                                                     I hope you have a very nice weekend.

Today I will be joining in with   Strut your stuff Thursday
                                                    Show and tell Friday
                                                    Featherd Nest Friday
                                                   Favorite Things Friday
                                                    Vintage Inspiration Friday

Monday, January 24, 2011

Blue Moses Basket.

 My last Moses Basket for now,
I can't wait to start making some hearts for Valentine's day.

This time a blue cotton basket cover with some lace.


A little bit of peach to break the colour.

                                                       Waiting for a little baby boy.

                         This print is nice to use for a paper cone with lace, I know now what to do tomorrow!
                                                              See you later, oxoxxo

Today I will be linking my post with   Metamorphosis Monday

Saturday, January 22, 2011

WARNING!! Excessive use of lace...

Today I finished  the blue baby bed bedding for a boy,
how many b's can you put in a sentence... 

 I love this wrought iron bed, I designed it myself.
The bedding doesn't belong to this bed, I used it as a sample.

 I used silk for this set.

Handmade flowers to add some blue to the curtain to match the bed.

Here is some detail of the bed.

The bed cover is used for decoration only because it can't be washed.

One more Moses Basket to go...

Thursday, January 20, 2011

14th February

My Grandfather was born on February 14 and his name was Valentine,
he passed away a long time ago at a ripe old age of 94,
 he was the sweetest man you could ever meet.
I miss him.

Mijn Opa, mijn Opa, mijn Opa,
in heel Europa was er niemand zo als hij...
( a Dutch song)

I'm thinking what frilly things I can start making for Valentine...
See you in a few days.

Monday, January 17, 2011

A very pink Moses basket.

Last week I made this very girly Moses basket, I wanted to use my grey Jacquard material but didn't have enough to make neither hood nor skirt.
So I matched plain linen and toile and added a patch on the removable skirt to bring it all together.


The basket lifts up from the stand and the skirt is fixed to the bed with Velcro.

Two more Moses baskets to go!

Today I am joining in with Show and Tell Friday.
                                          Feathered Nest Friday
                                          Beverly's Pink Saturday
                                  and Vintage Inspiration Friday

Saturday, January 15, 2011

How to get sand in every nook and cranny...

Yesterday was our desert fun drive.
We started very early and had breafast at a campsite, organised by my daily Gulf News paper.
After that I had to deflate my tyres, you need less air in them for sand dunes so they have better grip.

We found some camels on the way, they are supposed to be called 'dromedary' because they have one hump, never mind here they are called 'camels'..

At some places you had to go through one path with super soft sand and there were no other ways to go around it, so many people got stuck and had to get rescued by ever so kind Marshals who had a busy day with more than 700 cars participating.
To go through that path took about an hour waiting for your turn.

 Here some brave people with the best view....

Here my daughter Laila took a picture of some cars being stuck, we were a daughter mother team, my better half didn't think it was fun sitting in a car for about nine! hours..

This time I got stuck sliding sideways on a steep ridge... These kind men were very helpful and got us out, they are the kings of the hills and have been riding the dunes since a very young age.
Thank you guys!

On this hill I was praying for the first 10 meters and later I was proudly smiling for the rest of the way...
I did it!

 Don't ask... I still have to find out what they are.... I liked the colour, they look pretty.

We survived and are happy to be home again, waiting for next years event... bring it ON!!

Now how to get sand out of every nook and cranny?

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Little Lavender Shoes.

Today I was making some lavender filled shoes and I will show you step by step how to make them.

First you draw on a sturdy paper the shape of a vintage shoe and cut it out.
Put the shoe shape on top of the material and trace it.
Cut out the shoe with an additional centimeter for the seam.

Then you choose the material, I chose upholstery cotton for one and a lighter cotton, in colour and texture, for the other.
The grey shoe I filled with lavender and the lighter one with wading, I didn't use lavender for this one because the purple flowers would show through and make it look grey.

Stitch all around the shoe but leave an opening on top for turning and filling.

 About the keys.... I'm just showing them off, I bought them in Lille, France a few years ago, I'm always on the look out for keys, chandelier crystal and vintage lace...

My lavender I get from.. you guessed it, France..

Today I bought too much lace again! I couldn't leave it... Cotton lace, when will I find that again?.... well in the next shop maybe and in the one after that...

This one is grey and off white, soo pretty!

OK... we add some lace, flowers and a bow.

                                                                  and we are done.

Tomorrow I will be off with my daughter through the desert for about 8 hours...
with my camera of course, to share our adventure with you.
Have a wonderful weekend.

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