Thursday, 29 November 2007


M. and I have started making Christmas ornaments in 2004, this was my first attempt at cross-stitch, which I believed far too difficult for the likes of me. I cross-stitched two of the chair-ornaments and we made some ornaments from felt to fill this advent-board we had spotted in a magazine. We´ve tried to add new ornaments each year. However, with M. on holiday, I´m afraid this year we won´t make any new ones. But the board looks just great. I´m so glad I could get it from the attic again! G.

Wednesday, 21 November 2007

Another happy customer

Now all us girls are ready for Christmas! Big sister is very happy with her skirt too. G.

Saturday, 17 November 2007

Just in time for Sinterklaas

Today Sinterklaas arrived, and I finished my cross stitch patterns just in time. I wanted them hanging on the wall for his arrival! My husband painted the frames chocolate letter brown and they both turned out just great (I know I called them names before, but now they are cute Sint and Piet). G.

Thursday, 8 November 2007


Do not enlarge this photo. The sewinglines are crooked and the fabric doesn't match everywhere, but this was a speedjob for a special customer. G.

Sunday, 4 November 2007

Mommy's ready for Christmas too

M. and I spent another Sunday in our little sweatshop, but my Christmas skirt is finished!!
The pattern is from a back issue of Knip, that M. bought when we did not even have a sewing machine yet. She bought it for the Mart Visser evening gown in it (!!), but this "simple"skirt was quite enough work for me just now. G.

Friday, 2 November 2007

Animal Prints

Today a parcel arrived from the US with three more animal prints in it for Junior's quilt. They turned out a bit darker than on the net, but fit great with the other fabrics. I can't wait to get started!

And I couldn't resist these "German farm boys" that go great with my other Dutch fabrics. G.

Thursday, 1 November 2007

Little Miss T is ready for Christmas

I'm a bit afraid to publish these photos. M. and I were supposed to work on this dress together. I just couldn't wait for her to start. Sorry, M. (But didn't it turn out great? I made so many mistakes on this one, that the next one will be perfect... This was supposed to be a one hour project. I think I put in eight or more hours... hum....) G.