Monday, January 30, 2012

Winter Weather in Holland

Today we have very cold weather here in Holland,
 a few degrees below zero and it is predicted that it 
will stay for a while. 

My Mum's two dogs have never seen snow.
They are rescued dogs from Guyana and were
 surprised this morning with a bit of snow. 

I hope you have a lovely week.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Rain, rain and more Rain

These long gloves are made of soft leather,
I found them in a little antique shop in Holland
where I am at the moment visiting my parents.

They are too small for my hands,
what a pity, now I don't have anything to go with my tiara...

Here are a few pictures at the seaside,
it has been raining for the last few days,
but I am not complaining yet....

I hope you have a lovely week.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Three Tier Decorated Boxes Tutorial

I'm sure I've shared these before
but I just love making them and they look so cute.

For my standards, I didn't put too much lace on them...

I found the perfect boxes at Ikea, they come covered 
with a nice material, so if the material shows through
it still looks nice.

The boxes are a bit pricey but very sturdy and 
the lining is pretty too.
I used a hot glue gun to stick all the lace and flowers.

I thought to use a bit of fur but the owner didn't agree..

Not to forget the crown..

These boxes come in black too, how about those 
with red Valentine's hearts and black lace, mmm
just an idea...

I hope you have a lovely week.

Today I'll be joining in with Show and Tell Friday

Monday, January 16, 2012

Baby Blue Bed Cover

At last, I finished the bed cover, with all that lace
it took for ever... 
One more big pillow to make before 
it can go to Mum to be who will use it to receive 
well wishers when she has her new baby.

I used cotton material for the base
with a blue silk and lace panel.

Layers and layers of lace.

A baby pouch to match the set.

All we need now is a little baby boy.

I just thought to show of my Wedgwood, the colours are 
a perfect match.

I hope you have a lovely week,

Friday, January 6, 2012

Miss Clara

I found this beautiful site, this lady has an incredible home,
 I love how she used colours, and her keen eye for details.


Thursday, January 5, 2012

Lace Covered Baby Pram

This week I've been busy re-covering this cute pram,
all with delicious French lace and silk, in cream and ivory colours.

The lining of the bedding is pure cotton;
only the outside is covered with lace and silk.

I also made a Moses basket cover for a little boy,
this is part of a complete set, mum's bed cover
and baby pouch.

For this bed I used all cotton, except the 
top of the blanket which has a blue silk panel.

The iron stand is made especially for this 
model basket, I designed it so the sides are 
high enough to ensure the basket is safe and sturdy.

I fixed extra bands along the handles and bottom of the basket
so it is safer to keep the baby in the basket as you transport your bundle of joy.

How are your New Years resolutions going?
Mine lasted for two whole days...

I hope you have a lovely week.

Today I will join in with    Show and Tell Friday
                                         Feathered Nest Friday
                                       and Vintage Inspiration Friday