Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Prairiepoints and what happens when ...

Two weeks ago I showed you the embroidered paper piece with the prairiepoints. Showed that piece in class and wrote: This one can probably also be made in cloth. Therefore I put my swinging needle in motion and made it in cloth. While I was pulling out the tacking thread


While I was pulling out the tacking thread this happend. At that moment I thought: One could make a pinpillow like this. Showed it in class and they encouraged me to develope it further. And so I did but the result wasn't a pinpillow but a toggle.

This toggle is named the Karen's-toggle due to the fact that I used different techniques that I learned in class and the little one needed a name. So what do you think?

And my fellow classmates also asked if there was a paperplate with prairiepoints. No there wasn't but I'm working on it! .. :-)

Have a fabulous day,


Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Hankie dress

Folded another hankie dress of this pale blue handkerchief and added some paintings is pastel colours.

This was suppose to be the start of a new project but something else came up and I got sidetracked again.

Tomorrow I will show you what it was that got me on a different path again.

Enjoy your tuesday!


Monday, February 8, 2016

Monday's music

This monday we start with a Dutch song about Brabant. Brabant is the province where I was born and lived for more than 30 years. That's probably why I love this song, do hope you enjoy it too.

Have a great monday!


Friday, February 5, 2016

Focus on blue cloth

The hankie that was used to make the dress I made myself. It is a little bit bigger than the block but than childhood dreams are always bigger than life.

The folds are secured with the bullion knots and the dress will be stitched on the cloth from the back with white thread. I haven't done that because this blue cloth isn't ready and I don't want the dress to be all rumpled up.  Really like those bullion knots .. said she with a smile.

Let me wish you a wonderful weekend and I'll see you on monday again.


Thursday, February 4, 2016

Focus ledger

Since I called the plate which was shown to you yesterday, Childhood dreams, I decided that I wanted to use a picture of myself to make this page. In the photograph I'm around 18 months old. Orginially this was a black and white photograph but this was changed to blue to stay with the main colour of this project. This hankie I found in the local thriftshop and because it is handmade it is an exact square. I don't mind, it feels to me that it worked out just fine anyway.

This page is totally different than any of my previous pages in this ledger, still I really like it.

Have a lovely thursday and tomorrow I will show you how the dress looks on the Blue cloth.


Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Focus on wednesday

Although I said I was going to bring my paperplate project to a close I could not resist to make another plate. Maybe I will add a plate to the collection every once in a while if an idea hits me over the head for it. This time I folded a little dress. With the chainstitch I made sure that it stays folded and it is attached to the plate but to give a bit more security I also did a running stitch inside the skirt. The name of the plate is Childhood dreams and at the moment I'm trying to research this a bit further.

The border is filled with the Pistil stitch or French knots on stalks and the look like little dandelion seeds flying around.

Enjoy your wednesday and I hope to see you tomorrow.


Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Amanda Palmer

This book I ordered at the libary after I heard the Ted Talk of Amanda. It is a wonderful book where one can find a smile and a tear besides that it makes one think about the process of asking. So if you have some time to spare I hope you'll pick it up.

And in case you never heard this Ted talk, here it is.