Monday, July 22, 2013

At last.. a royal baby boy..

We were all waiting for news on the Royal Baby..
It's a little boy!
I'll have to find a little princess fo this bed now..

I used silk on the outside of the bumper
and cotton on the inside.

I love the curtain tie-back,
 it has three layers of lace and does its job in style..

A royal baby won't have a simple mobile
to gaze at, I think a small chandelier will do..

I found this wonderful cotton Jacquard material,
perfect for a little blanket. 

I hope you have a wonderful week.

Saturday, July 20, 2013

Mocha Bed-Throw with Pearls

Today I finished a bed-cover with pillows
and a matching baby nest.
The mother-to-be requested mocha and cream,
with some pearls..

I hope I have the colour right..

I stitched each pearl with four strings of thread
onto the baby-pouch,
just to make sure they won't come off.

I hope you have a wonderful week.

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Oh! My Gosh it's a Little Boy..

Two tiny feet that wave in the air,
Two tiny hands that tug at your hair..
And an adorable little face,
A bundle of joy to love and embrace.

A cute little boy to cuddle and squeeze,
To pamper and play with and bounce on your knees.

Tiny fingers and tiny toes, 
Little itty bitty clothes,
Teddy bears and smiles of joy,
Oh! my gosh it's a little boy.


I hope you have a wonderful week.

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Jackpot!... Antique Lace..

We're back from our trip to Holland.
It was auction time again and because my daughter and I
started an online BROCANTE store, we need to get 
some more one-of-a-kind treasures.

This time I won a bid on two boxes, one with 
handmade antique lace and one with vintage linen.
Most of the lace was stained, it took a few days of soaking
and washing to get it back to its original splendor.

I love this one, meters of pretty bows and garlands.

These are perfect for pillowcases and sheets.

We also won a bid on these pretty plates,
a perfect shade of pink.

Amazing lace..

Ironstone dinner set..

I can't imagine how someone can make this
fine and delicate lace, it must have taken months to complete 
the few meters I have here.

During a stroll through the town of Alkmaar where I grew up,
I took this pretty picture. 
I love the curtain billowing out of window..

A small street called 'Fnidsen' is my favorite.
It has a wonderful shop named  Twin Arts 
It gives me inspiration on how to display my items,
and gives me new ideas to create.

Visiting Alkmaar, you can't escape going to the 
cheese market on Friday.. 

I love the patina of this picture frame, 
I'll take it with me when choosing paint for a chair 
or table..
The baby in the picture?   I bid on an old album...
and won it!

I had two orders for a baby blue baby pouch,
here they are..

and a matching bonnet..

It is great to be back in blogland!
I hope you have a great week.