19 nov. 2010

Winter wonderland

Our doubts are traitors
and make us loose
the good we oft might win,
by fearing to attempt.

William Shakespeare


Beyond doubt:
I am so looking forward to spending winter in France!

and spring

and summer

and autumn!

.......and......



I am going







16 nov. 2010

Happy birthday to me!

Today is the day after a cozy
* birthday *
At mom's place because mine is filled with boxes....

7 nov. 2010

Birthday crowns

Celebrate!






29 okt. 2010

the way back

It has been far too long since my last post....
But I found my way back!
Hope you will find yours too
Enjoy your weekend.






29 jun. 2010

Little helpers


One, one
Cinnamon bun.
Two, two
Chicken stew.
Three, three
Cakes and tea.
Four, four
You want more?
Five, five,
Honey in a hyve
Six, six
Candy sticks.
Seven, seven
Straight from heaven.
Eight, eight
Clean our plate.
Nine, nine
look at mine.
Ten, ten
Start over again!
Enjoy cooking Lotte!
Poem from www.101kidz.com

18 jun. 2010

Spoil yourself

I treated myself to this beautiful cutlery!
You have to spoil yourself every now and then, don't you think?

Below is a picture of the store where I bought my present

What a beautiful shop.
And how hard it was to choose my colour....

Have a happy weekend!


17 jun. 2010

A star is born

The five star is really one of my favourite things.
I thought I'd use this form to create someting fun.
These crafts are tiny so I can fabricate them anywhere I go.
Lots of fun to put on a shirt, coat or bag!

Off course in all kinds of colours...




Does'nt this colourfull collection make you happy?
I know it does me!
happy greetings,
Anna











3 jun. 2010

Happy creations



Lance's laptop case


Aurelia's Audrey


30 mei 2010

Home away from home


And you have not seen the inside yet.....

28 mei 2010

Savine's present

Savine's birthday was extraordinary!
The sun could not have done a better job.
A real festive day!
I promised to show you what was in the present
Can you see already?
It is somewhere in this picture of their lovely beautiful home
Getting closer...
Close-up



I'm sure you guessed by now it was a table cloth.
Especially made for her wiht lots and lots of LOVE!

16 mei 2010

....... Like a kid in a candy store .......

15 mei 2010

France


A beautiful wonderful place in France.
My dear friend Savine, who once was my teacher, celebrates her 50th birthday this month.

I'm so lucky I get to go there!


These presents are for the children








Curious what is in them?
and what present I made Savine?

Read all about it next time...

12 mei 2010

Window-sill

* a room with a view, even sunny on a grey day!*

10 mei 2010

Car(d) to bag

This special car was on a very special card.
I was asked to make a little bag and use the car(d) for this.
I made the car out of several layers of felt.
Then I stitched it onto the front of the bag.

After finishing the front
I stitched a blue and white chequered ribbon at the top.
And finally sewed all the parts together by hand.

Tadaa!



7 mei 2010

Patchwork

Little children,
don't you just love them?
I wanted to make a patchwork plaid
and decided one for the playpen was a good start (given the size)
This was the first one....
And when I got the hang of it I tried another one:


When I had my own booth at a Christmas market last year
someone was interested but thought they were bedspreads.
A bedspread... good idea!
Ever since that day I made four of them and am making two right now.
You will see them here soon..........
Have a happy weekend!









5 mei 2010

Delivery!

Yesterday is history
Tomorrow is a mystery.
Today is a gift
that's why they call it PRESENT
When baby Olivier was born, this called for a celebration.
And what better way to let the world know he is born,
than with his very own banner.
Mail is such a great thing!
Ordinary envelopes?
No! I like transforming them into presents.
Wrapping them in one of my many wrapping papers.
And decorating them with ribbon or images.
I take great great pleasure in this
and in imagining people's faces when they open up their mailbox..


2 mei 2010

Birthday banner

A birthday banner
(in Dutch we call this verjaardagsslinger)
This one is made with blue ribbons in between each flag.
The banner comes with a matching bag.

1 mei 2010

Rookie



I have to admit, I'm a blog rookie.
Well, I will try this anyway.

I'm looking forward to telling you about what I do and showing you my creations and inspirations.

About three years ago I started designing and making little bags out of 'vilt' I guess the english word for this fabric is felt...
I started by making all of them, and each little detail, manually. In high school they taught me how to use a sewing machine (I went to a Waldorf School) but the machine didn't like me as much. It always refused to do what I wanted. So we did not become the greates of friends. To be honest with you, whenever the machine started to give me a hard time, I quickly changed to another when nobody was watching ;-).
Off course now I found out I had to give the sewing machine another chance. And guess what? We are the best of friends now.
My mom let me use her's and then gave me my own sewing machine for my birthday. A really great gift that I used very often. Within the one-year-warranty, my machine broke down. To my really big surprise the store told me I could get a full refund (after using it for eleven months!: karma? ;-) ). I thankfully took my money and invested it in a more powerfull machine I still use almost every day.

At the moment, I'm not only making little bags. I also make lots of other stuff:
  • birht(day) banners out of all kinds of happy cottons
  • small aprons for the little helpers in the kitchen

  • children's bedspreads

  • covers for diaries or books

  • cases for mobile phones

I do all this next to my day job and enjoy it very much.
Designing and making all this really makes me happy!

I have an amazing closet in my living room (thank you IKEA). It is filled with all my fantastic fabrics!
Everytime I come home, it makes me happy just looking at it!

p.s. I really tried to show some pictures here of my products, but this showed to be one step to far in my early blog adventures. Off course I was able to upload a photo but it did not appear at the place I want it to be.... Hopefully I will figure this out...