maandag 27 mei 2013

Recylcle - jeans

I just had to try this, I love recycling and I love jeans...My DD her jeans where to short, normally I would cut them to shorts, but this time I so wanted to try to make a skirt out of it, and so I did...and I just love it. The flowers where handsewed on it, a leftover I had from years ago.

woensdag 22 mei 2013

Gail Pan - Provence - block 1

I have never really done a quilt with applique...didn't think I could do it. It's still not perfect, but I know that I'll get the hang of it soon of later. I wanted to make this quilt for so long...and finally convinced myself to try it. So here is the first block of Gail Pan - Provence. I love her designs, and have some of her patterns... They have been waiting for so long, I just had to buy the perfect fabric...and here it is.

I still have to practice my applique, but now I know what to do and how to do it. I still don't know where I will hang it, when it's finished....

Close up of my applique and my stitching...this is one thing I really love to do sitting in the sofa while watching TV.

dinsdag 19 juli 2011

Once upon a time there was a lady who did a lot of handquilting. When she got older she couldn't do it anymore. She didn't know what to do with the tops lying around, and she asked her sister if she would want them. Her sister couldn't quilt and didn't have the space at her home for them so... she asked if I and my DH would wanted them, if we didn't she would trow them away.

Of course we wanted them, couldn't think about them in the trash. When they came ( 2 quilttops) I just couldn't believe someone would trow them away. My DH did the quilting on the first one, it took so much patience and so much love, but it's a treasure. They didn't want them back, so we are the lucky ones. This one has a place in our bedroom, it's just so so so perfect.

I hope my kids will treasure our quilts when we are old. I had to share it with you.

dinsdag 12 juli 2011

Senna is sewing

Being Summer holiday here, I had to make sure the kids where doing something creative too. So they started to make some mug rugs for there tea when schools starts in September. Senna loves it, and Sophie too. Here Senna is making his blocks for his mug rug. I will be showing it when it's totaly done.

I'm so glad I have a Bernina, it's such a easy machine. The kids do know it, and are not afraid of it.

Do you let you're kid work on you're machine.

PS : Dh has made the two first rows of the Civilwarquilt, I will post about it later, he isn't please about one block,  but the rest is to die for.

woensdag 6 juli 2011


I just love scrapquilts, the only problem, don't get my scraps organized... but this time I did. I had a lot of blue scraps lying around and they just wanted to be used. So here they are. Not a big quilt, but will be perfect for the table or a baby maybe.

For the rest, it's the summer holiday here in Belgium. So the kids are coming and going, sleepovers, parties and all the rest. Sophie has probably a lactose problem, so we will have to look closely and make sure she doesn't drink milk. She hates it, she may not have any cheese... poor child.

donderdag 26 mei 2011

And the winner is....

Sophie is still sick, so she had time to read all the comments and have some fun going to all those blogs. She picked one out, I just had to know she would pick that one out. The winner is

patchworkdelights zei
apart from Cote D'Or I recall when I lived in Mechelen from 0 to 8 yrs of age I loved getting Chocotof? spelling not sure but it was toffee surrounded by dark chocolate, oh and then there was this wafer chewy bar with I think a bee on the wrapper. Haven't been back to Belgium ohh i'd guess for 5 years now! Miss the sweeties!

We do love those Chocotoffs too, they are so so so yummy, sadly they are always so fast gone too. I've send you a mail for you're adresse and will send it asap. Have a lot of fun with the fabric and those Chocotoffs.

I'm off sewing a little bit more, Sophie is back on the sofa reading a little of Jude Deveraux, the hansome guy's in those books will cheer her up. Yesterdag we went to the doctor and he told her she couldn't eat french fries for the moment .... you should have seen her face, poor her. So I think I will be making some brownies later too.

Have a wonderfull day.

dinsdag 24 mei 2011

Yep should have know that...

Let's start with the good news, I did finish my charmed quilt. I used the half of a charme pack and made this, just love it. It's big enough for a baby and looks so cheerfull.

Of course took the picture and is'nt that great, still have to learn how to make dashing pics. Here my close up, better much better taken.

Then the bad news, do you have the same problem or is it really just me. Everytime I tell someone with small kids that getting sick all the time really gets better when the aged.... you guessed it right, one of mine get sick. Our Sophie has a fever, soar throut and can't eat. Her daddy maked a joke when she came home (she really always has something, teenager, you know) and she couldn't even smile with it, suddenly the tears came up. DH didn't know how to react, that was kind of funny, she just wanted her mum, no dad this time. Tomorrow we will go to the doctor, poor girl, she had made such plans for the coming days. Dad will have to do his best to get back in favor with her. Normally those two can't be apart for a second.