My crafting holiday

I am on a sewing holiday! The coming two weeks I will be housesitting for some people in a beautiful old farm in a village where there is not much to do. This is wonderful because I aim to do as much unashamed sewing as possible. This is really living the creativity dream: I have…

The use of old clothes

Update time! Part of the idea of the quilt was to use old clothing my friend which has special meaning for her. Using old clothing in a quilt can be tricky because it is often very stretchy fabric, or not suitable for quilting in general at all. Often the fabric is too worn to use…

Monthly sewing update: July 2017

Sometimes I discover really silly things I have been doing wrong sewing related. Every time that is a very nice reminder that I am still new to the craft and that I have a lot to learn. Last month, for example, I discovered that you need to clean your sewing machine to keep it running…

Penguin backpack

This project shows both my love for penguins, and my unbridled optimism. I had a vague ideahow I wanted the backpack to be, and an even vaguer idea how to make one. Luckily I was convinced it would be possible, when I tried very hard, so I just started somewhere and ended up with a…

Monthly sewing update June 2017

The time spent on projects differed a lot this month. The first two weeks were the last two of a reading challenge I participated in and I really wanted to finish it, and I did! But this also meant less time for sewing because I was reading. I did, however, discover the joy of doing…

The patchwork pieces

Do you also love the sound of fabric being cut? I do, it is such a soothing sound. But befor I show you the patchwork pieces of The Quilt, I first want to tell you about the difference between patchwork and quilting. I know the term ‘quilt’ is used as an umbrella term for the…

The big quilt for lovely friend

So this is the big one. As already explained in the ‘A mini book quilt to calm one’s mind‘ post, this quilt is made together with a lovely sister friend of mine. It is going to be a two-person bed spread so I have decided to give this post its own menu. Also that is fitting…

A mini book quilt to calm one’s mind

My personal association with quilts is a very homely, soothing calmness with a sense of ‘everything is going to be alright’. Because one of my sisters is the kind of person who can use those things I made this mini-quilt for her in the hope to transfer those good feelings to her. This mini-quilt was…

V.F.D, a series of unfortunately events, shoes

Sadly these shoes died in the mountains of South-Africa a few years ago. They have been loved them for so long that they deserved this post. I am a huge fan of the books ‘a series of unfortunate events’ by Lemony Snicket. Therefore I also can not wait for the Netflix series because the teaser…