Monday, February 29, 2016

Monday's music

An oldie sung by Joss Stone.
Love it!

Have a great start of your week and the 29th of Februar!


Friday, February 26, 2016

Childhood dreams

This is the last Hankie-dress piece and maybe my favorite one. As a child I often sad in front of my bedroom window and that's what this refers to.

This mini-serie of Childhood dreams has come to an end for now. Hope you enjoyed it.

Have a fabulous weekend.


Thursday, February 25, 2016

Childhood dreams in the pocket

At the moment I'm following the Patched pockets class of Karen although I'm still very much involved with my paper plates. Therefore I thought it would be a nice idea to make a paper pocket together with a hankie dress because I loved pockets as a child, simply to tuck away something precious. 

I used an historical dress pocket as a reference and made it with a running stitch, chainstitch, french and bullion knots, the cord is of white embroidery thread made with my snoregaffel.

Let me know what you think while enjoying your thursday.


Childhood dreams

This very sweet little hankie-dress is accompanied with symbols of connection. Some are pinpricked from the front, while others are pinpricked from the back to give different texture to them.

But looking at the pictures now I doubt that it is that visible. Maybe I should have stitched them in white, note-to-self.

Enjoy your thursday!


Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Childhood dreams as light as a feather

For this week I made a few hankie-dress pieces in a small serie called Childhood dreams. Last friday I already told you that I found out how to paint small feathers and I couldn't stop myself. So I made a large sheet with blue feathers floating around. This vintage blue hankie fitted perfectly to it.

Enjoy your wednesday.


Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Reading again

In the title I tell you that I'm reading again, maybe I should have written I'm drooling again. This big, beautiful book is so packed with gorgeous images of all kinds of textile art-pieces one can hardly get enough of it. So if you happen to visit your library please check if they have a copy of Textiles of Mary Schoeser.

Happy drooling!


Monday, February 22, 2016

Monday's music

An oldie today which I liked a lot back in the days.

Have a great start of your new week.


Friday, February 19, 2016

Just for Maggi

Thank you Maggi for everything.

Love Elizabeth

Blue feathers

For the first time in my life I painted feathers, blue feathers that is. Very excited about it. Maybe you don't know but I have been photographing white feathers for some time now. Here you can see that album, just in case you never saw the beauty of such a delicate piece of Mother Nature.

Enjoy the weekend that's just around the corner.


Thursday, February 18, 2016

A throw for spring

The fabric for my spring throw is the same as I used in this cuty. Some leftovers were luring me in each time around and therefore I decided to start a new throw which is a bit bigger than the previous one. 

It is still very early stages. I tacked all the pieces together and started stab stitching it all which will take a while before that is done. Still thinking about how to embellish it but I'd better get a move on if I want to finish it before spring start.

Have a great day and enjoy yourself big time.


Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Serving a plate with prairiepoints

Last week I showed you the sample I made with cloth of four prairiepoints in a circle. Now I'm happy to show you the plate version of it. Turned out ok, I guess. Eacy point is different. With two points I used the front, one with and one without pinpricking. For the other two I used the back which has no finish on, again with and without pinpricking. I like the prairiepoints with the pinprick-texture the most.

Enjoy your tuesday!


Tuesday, February 16, 2016

A cover

My main ledger in which there is a larger variety of samples is in need of a cover. The white papercover is getting dirty from the handling and therefore I decided to stitch a cover. The fabric is some sturdy linen and you can see in the picture how far along I'm with this project. 

Not all the squares will be filled I guess and I'm also not sure if I really like black but one need to try before one knows. In a way this is also a sample.

Enjoy your day with the stuff you're working on.


Monday, February 15, 2016

Monday's music

The singer and writer of this song is called Charles de Lint.

And this is a quote I found from him:

“I do believe in an everyday sort of magic -- the inexplicable connectedness we sometimes experience with places, people, works of art and the like; the eerie appropriateness of moments of synchronicity; the whispered voice, the hidden presence, when we think we're alone.” 

Have a wonderful start of your week.


Friday, February 12, 2016

Seeds of hope on blue cloth

And here is my jug which is pouring seeds of hope on  my blue cloth. At this point this jug will be the last piece of embroidery on this blue cloth but don't hold me to that. Why not? Well I already told you that I wanted to finish my paperplate project but I'm in the process of changing my mind again. Paperplates are a lot on my mind these days and I think I might start a new project with them. So let's see what happens because I also started stitching on a throw and a ledger cover. Yes, busy days, these days, especially for my needle.

Have a fabulous weekend and I'll see you next week.


Thursday, February 11, 2016


To paint these two was an idea that I got while attending samplers-class. I used the same watercolour paint but watered the one below a lot more down than the one above. The other difference is that one has straight lines and the other lines with movement. 

The second one is my favorite and what's yours?

Enjoy your

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.



Monday, February 1, 2016

Monday's music

This week has a theme again and I thought it would be nice to include our monday's music also.
If you would like to hear more music of Daddy Longlegs, click here.

Hope you will enjoy it.