Saturday, April 15, 2017

Jeans Bag

Oh the fascination of repurposing old jeans. Here is a bag  I made from a pic I saw on pinterest. Mine turned out a bit different. I like the shape of the original better. And next time I will make an inside bag. Nonetheless this is a cute littler shopper for the smaller errands or book bag it is sturdy.

Journal Cover

I use A5 books a lot for writing and take them to work. So I finally made a cover

here is the tutorial 

Saturday, March 25, 2017

A little sack

The instruction for this simple sack intrigued me. It can be used as gift pouch. Two squares are sewn together, two lines from each corner sewn and a cord pulled through. Finished. Doesn't it look lovely?

Sunday, March 5, 2017

Wall Hanging

From the visit to Val D'argent September 2016 I brought back Moda fabric and a pattern of XOXOX which I decided to change around a bit. I added a charm pack that I had for a while. The hubby and I decided on three panels and I opted for the disappearing 9-patch looking for a tone in tone effect. As always patchwork looks much better when you can see and touch it than on a foot. This is only a smartphone photo. But over all we both like it quite a bit.  The rods were custom made by a local artist.

Thursday, September 29, 2016


nice big inside pockets for a big smartphone and glasses - who leaves home without that

nice - zipper with 2 sliders

so cosmopolitan

what a fun project discovered in Val d'argent

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Amsterdam - Wall Hanging

Sometimes it takes longer than it should. Life gets in the way. I bought this quilt kit from a wonderful quilt shop in Amsterdam back in 2013. The design is a reproduction of a historic quilt. "Bladzijde 147". The fabrics are cotton and chintz. I adjusted the original design for my purpose. Maybe I needed a new quilting buddy before I could finally finish it. I am waiting for the hanging rods to mount it to the wall. So this is how it looks for now.