Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Chair makeover

So I decided to do a little chair makeover.
The chairs where horribly.
The color after 10 years of intensive use 
and sunlight flatterd not very well,  
and the stains, right... stains are not good ever.
So I unscrewed the seat and took the measurements.
Because of my terrible symmetrical tic it was a real challenge 
to position the cute pattern on the fabric so they matched nicely.
The fabric is from the Ikea (I love the Ikea)
 A lovely pair those chairs make now :)
Squirrel fabric detail.
Foxy fabric detail.
Fabric detail.
 With some upholstery nails, I nailed the fabric to the chair seat.
I'm not a furniture upholsterer but the result is not that bad ;)
A simple stitch to make sure the fabric isn't unraveling.


Monday, May 30, 2011

Monday Inspiration #11

Monday Inspiration number 11 already :)
If you want to participate please let me know
and I will make a special button to put on your site.

This week I want to show you the site
of a very special person.
Her name is Elly Blijenbergh.
As she said herself,
in 1964 she is born with 2 right hands...
and can make a lot of nice handcraft goodies
she sell on her website Ik maak blij
what means I make happy, and is inspirited
on her last name wish has the word blij (happy) in it. 
The idea for this website is to make people
happy with what she can makes,
her products have no price,
they cost as much as you want to give for.
And a 10% of that money goes to a charity
calls Help2Help.
Her philosophy is that she makes
good quality products from used or recycled
materials, like our grandmothers used to do,
pull out a sweater and make something new from it.
In the time she grown up,
it was not normal to buy everything that you wanted.
You needed to save money for it, or make yourself.
She comes from a farm in a province in
the Netherlands, where they lived.
Her family sold fruit en vegetables,
from there land and they put in a roadside shed,
people could take some and put money in an old tin,
what they thought was worth the products.
It was always a surprise how much money they had earned.
That money was a big part of there regular income.
All that and more you can read on her website,
it's only in Dutch.

I hope you find it just as inspired as me :)


Friday, May 27, 2011

This week I saw #8

This week I saw
number 8 post on TWIS :)
This week we saw the zoo, 
we went for a trip and had a great time,
the kids enjoyed them selfs in the playground,
and they loved the animals.

This week I also saw our kids
eating from the same plate ;)
And a new knitting project,
made from super soft and beautiful yarn.
This week I saw.
Is an initiative from Roos en Daan,
there you can also see who else participates.
Inspired on Jill's Today  I Saw.


Monday, May 23, 2011

Monday Inpiration #10

Good afternoon,
This week I want to show you a very awesome site,
where you can get almost all the inspiration
your looking for. And with free tutorials!

Freubelweb is the site for and by crafty persons,
  with patterns, instructions and methods for the best
most beautiful, original creations you can make yourself.
Here you can find all kind of things for
knitting, crochet, sowing and more.
The person who makes this site and
makes it all possible for us for free
is Loes,
and I want to thank her so much for all the effort
and time she puts in this site!
She is just so wonderful.
Go check it out,
you will not regret it.

Note: I'm not responsible for any addictions
 you may get from looking at Freubelweb!

There is also a very lovely Give-Away at Freubelweb,
you can win a book in dutch called Babycadeautje haken
(Crochet baby gifts from Annemarie Arts)

Today I tried to make the (business) card holder.
My sowing machine had some problems with the heavy sides,
and I did not even put some extra layers in.
So the hemming is a bit wobbly.
The fabric is from the Ikea.



Saturday, May 21, 2011

♥ Give-Away

My first Give-Away is here.
I also made a new blog design,
I hope you like it as much as I do....

This way I want to show my appreciation to all followers and followers to come!
But most of all its awesome to do, and ofcourse very nice to join and have a change to win!
The first Give-Away is a pink shawl or
a necklace made by me.
The rules are like this: 
 Follow this blog (if your not already following by clicking
the google follow button)
 Leave a lovely comment with the number you want to win.
 The  deadline is 4th of June 2011. 
So spread the word and maybe your the lucky guy or gal who wins it.
And let's be honest, responses to your blog and creations,
are just awesome! And to be able to give something away is even more rewarding!
I wish you all the luck in the world!

Friday, May 20, 2011

DWZI / TWIS Vacation

This week I saw a few days
vacation in Germany.

The weather was so lovely.
We saw mountains so beautiful.
 The Mosel, and tiny villages.
Walking true a old city center.
A park with animals, slides and roller coasters.
This week I saw.
Is an initiative from Roos en Daan,
there you can also see who else participates.
Inspired on Jill's Today  I Saw.


Saturday, May 14, 2011

Birthday boy

Our oldest boy turned 3 year today,
and we had a party for him.
The weather was a bit chilly when the sun
hide behind the clouds, but when she
decided to shine upon us it was lovely.
He got some very nice presents,
and we a big hug and kiss.
It was a lovely day!

Next week I'll take a break of a few days,
we are going on a short vacation.
Cya Saturday again.

Have a lovely weekend.


Friday, May 13, 2011


This week I saw...
Deze week zag ik...

The finest coffee of the whole world made by mother...

My mother drinking her own coffee :)
De lekkerste koffie van de hele wereld gemaakt door mijn moeder...
Ze mag zelf ook een bakje drinken natuurlijk :)

A new haircut, do I look like my mother?
Een nieuwe kapsel, lijk ik op mijn moeder?

A whole lot of yarn.
Heel veel garen.

This week I made a nice list,
of all the yarn that I have.
I put all the info in a database, 
this way I have a nice overview,
from the yarn that is for the Etsy shop
and witch onces are for private use.

Deze week heb ik een mooi lijstje gemaakt
met alle garens die ik heb.
Daarna heb ik de info in een database ingevoerd,
zodat ik een mooi overzicht heb wat 
ik voor de Etsy shop gebruik, 
en wat voor privé...

This week I saw.
Is an initiative from Roos en Daan
there you can also see who else participates

Deze week zag ik...
Is een initiatief van Roos en Daan
daar kun je ook zien wie de andere deelnemers zijn.

I hope you have a nice day! 
And a good weekend!


Monday, May 9, 2011

Monday Inspiration Etsy 2

This Monday no inspiration as you know it,
I have no clue at this moment
what sort of things or pictures inspire me and you.
I'm clueless...

I do have an update from my Etsy shop.
First product is listed and ready to be sold,
And I'm working now on more products to come.
I ordered a bunch of high quality cotton,
to make nice crochet goodies,
and some warm nice wool for knitting,
to make some nice knitted winter hats
and other accessories.
Shop here.
I hope in a few weeks time a bunch of new goodies
will be launched.

I hope you all have a good day.

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Mothersday 2011

For my mother...

At the family's heart is my mother,
whose love is warm and true.
Our family home was a special place,
all credit's due to you.

 This is also for my mother.

Scrappage for my special mom.

Mothersday 2011

My oldest son Daniël came to me and said;
ik lief van jou mama,
wich means I love from you, mommy.
Those words where the sweetest words
I ever heard on Mothers day.

This heart I got from him today!

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