Saturday, 23 June 2012



 I can´t stop knitting! The weather is not at all summery so what else can I do?

This top is made out of cotton and I am knitting the same model in a winter version out of Alpaca right now.

 Then I knitted a merino and silk scarf as a present. It is so soft and light.

 I can slip the whole thing in my finger ring!

 This is another project which lasted a while!

 Bea´s BOM. I wonder wether I should add another border  or leave it like that.

I think I will put that project aside for a time and see if inspiration hits!

With all the rain here, the plants in the garden are growing like in the jungle so that I have to spend a lot of time with the pruners.

I wish you all a nice summer with your families and friends.

Wednesday, 2 May 2012


If you have a look there and there (look especially at the dates!), you can see that this quilt was a quick birth. I will call it ALMOST POWERLESS because I hand-sewed the baskets, assembled the top on my treadle machine, hand-quilted it and only added the binding with my sewing machine.

 It is a very comfy quilt as the batting is a very thin cotton one. The reason I finished it is because I want to show it at an exhibition soon.

 Then now for something completely different. I have some left-overs from my last baby quilt project and saw something very cute somewhere on the internet. Forgot where but that was enough to inspire me and here is the result:
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 It is not very big (20 x 25 cm or 8" x 10") but cute for a small baby room ( near Paris I should say!).

 Painting the  canvas was fun and a learning experience and who knows, maybe I will make some more for future babies!

I am having some problems getting used to the new blogspot mask so please excuse some awkward lay outs.

Monday, 19 March 2012


Do you remember that project? I decided to finish it using scraps, small scraps!
I have sewn all the stars and am coming along with the sashings.
The sewing project does not look like spring at all (not like what is going on in the garden at the moment!) but I HAVE to finish some stuff before I start a new one.

When I don´t feel like sewing I go back to my art journal. I have fun adding pages, trying everything I can put my hands on.
Some pages please me more than others, but that´s the point, isn´t it? I am still learning.
I think I will never stop learning though!

Have a nice spring outside or inside.

Thursday, 16 February 2012


Title is an allusion to my sister´s post!

As I keep on exploring new arty paths and renovating my entrance hall.
For Christmas I asked my DH to make a new shoe rack. He obliged gracefully, if only a bit late and I was left with some sanding and painting. I like the new piece of furniture very much. Imagine before a small pine shoe cabinet with most of the shoes on the floor in a heap. Above was a older cross stiched sampler I made as I was much younger.

So new art was needed too.

And that´s what I came up with. I used wall paper, magazine bits, gesso, bubble wrap... and I had fun!

I wish I had bought bigger canvases as these ones look a bit small above the shoe shelves (they look bigger in real though). But I bet I will make some more and anything is an excuse to go to a favorite shop of mine.

Take care

Wednesday, 25 January 2012


A lot of pictures to show what my mother and I have been busy with.

I finished machine quilting the baby quilt for my cousin´s daughter:

I must say, I am pleased with the result. The colours were a bit out of my comfort zone but I got used to them. So much that I made a bag to go with the quilt!

The bag is not big enough to store the quilt in ( it is 10" x 9") but maybe big enough to put some nappies.

When my mother was here over Christmas, I gave her bits of fabric from the baby quilt and that´s what she made with them.

It is a wall hanging with appliqué and hand quilting.

Now the little girl will have something to snuggle up and something to look at!

Still no snow around here, not that I complain but my DS would like to use the sledge he got at Christmas!

Keep busy and inspired.