Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Look who arrived today

Look who arrived at our home today. It is Ariel, she was very shy the last time I saw her, but here she is well at ease and wanted to pose for the picture.
Ariel was made by Jill from Miaou and is truely gorgeous. She has a lovely dress with pink roses and the most precious hair.

I also saw on her blog that my pirate arrived at Jill´s and that her boy likes him. So I say this was a great swap. thanks for organizing it Chloe at Mee crafty.

Saturday, May 24, 2008

Wonderful surprise and WIP

This wonderful little needlecase was waiting for me when I arrived home yesterday. Caron made it for me for visiting her blog . I really like the colors and it will get a nice place in my ´Maternity set´ which i will take into the hospital. The hosptial staff always looks funny when I am cross stitching or quilting during the beginning of labor. This is a nice size that fits my stitch tin. Thank you very much Caron for your wonderful gift. Bloggers are the greatest.

Yesterday I went to the store to look for some fabric for my secret project. i can´t tell you what I am working on until the recipient has received hher gift, so bare with me. I think it looks great, but I will post pictures when it is finished.

Sunday, May 18, 2008

Our pirate is ready for his journey

I am participating in a doll swap and this is a glimps of the doll I made. My swap partner asked for a doll for her son, so I thought that a pirate would be a perfect boy´s doll. I hope her boy loves him, my son and father in law wanted him, so i had to fight them off.
Now he is ready for his big journey to the north. Have a save journey!

Friday, May 16, 2008

The nursery - 30 weeks and counting...

I decided on the theme for the nursery. It will be a dutch theme, since my husband is dutch and we lived there for a couple of years, two of our children where born in Holland, so a dutch theme.
I saw these cupboards at Kast van een huis I think there are adorable, so my dad will try to make me some.
The colors will be mainly blue and white with red accents, so it shouldn´t be to hard to make a quilt in those colors.
This afternoon I will go to the paint shop and decide what color blue and then we can start painting.

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Family weekend

Every two years, my DH´s family gathers together for a family weekend. This time we spent it near Nieuwkoop, a small village in the middle of Holland.
We rented a big house, we are with more than 90 persons, so it is a big house and it takes a lot of organizing. We would like to thank everybody that made this possible.
We arrived on saturdaymorning and left Monday afternoon, and we had a great time, doing games, talking to family that we don´t see very often, we also did some games in the meadows, as you can in the pictures. I managed to finish a dotee doll, for my cousin that is getting married in two weeks. So it was a nice and relaxed weekend.

Sunday, May 04, 2008

Finished dolls

Even though the weather is great and we are outside all day, I managed to finish two little dolls, one is a mermaid after a pattern of Anapaulaoli. Her etsy shop is full with cute crochet patterns.

The other doll is a crochet as you go along, so I didn´t use a pattern for her, I just made her up. I think she is kind of cute, but not what I intended to, so I will try again and this doll may stay in my matroyska doll collection.

Saturday, May 03, 2008

A pirate girl

A friend of mine asked if I could make her daughter a doll for her birthday and I know that this little girl loves pirates, so I gave her a gilrie pirate look. The doll is made with a Wee Wonderfull pattern.
Yesterday we went to Goes, which is a small town in Zeeland, Holland were we did some grocery shopping, since we had a public holiday in Belgium and most of the shops were closed. After having lunch we drove to a small beach and look for some shells, which I tied around her neck as a real pirate necklace. The pearl in het ear was my husband´s idea. Today we will bring her to her new ´mum´, I hope she likes her.

Friday, May 02, 2008

4-season quilt swap

Look what the maillady brought to my house. It is a gorgeous spring quilt made by Wendy. I really love it, the bright colors are so fun and springy. This little quilt will get a very nice place in one of our rooms.
Wendy also included a heart yo-yo maker. i have never tried making them, but now I will have a go with them. Maybe something fun for the new baby.