Tuesday, May 24, 2011


I had to buy 4 packs of cookies today... Because only then I could get this tin for free! It is from 'Verkade', a Dutch cookie factory, especially made for their 125 year anniversary. I liked it so much I had to have it and now I have a closet full of cookies. But you can even play tic tac toe (boter, kaas en eieren) with it!

And I found a new blog/webshop that I really like and want to share with you. It's listed by links on the right side of this page (www.studiosoil.com). It is called studio Soil and they sell handmade and homemade items but also DIYkits and vintage clothing. The blog is also very fun to read!
My sister is also starting a blog about all the cupcakes and pies she bakes. I added her link too (Botercreme en eieren) but it is not fully up and running yet, I will let you know when it is!

And for the Dutch readers: als je ook van koekjes en taartjes houdt, klik dan eens op de Buurvrouw en Buurvrouw link!

Sunday, May 22, 2011


This winter I made a quilt for my mother in law, or actually for her grandchildren. It was the first quilt I machine pieced on my new sewingmachine and I must say, it turned out good! This quilt is likely to be spit, spilled and puked on so I used fabric from the market and of course in bright colors. Handquilted this one in record time because I wanted to give it as a Christmas present (I had fingercramp!) and this is the result:

(not the best picture but I forgot to make a proper picture with my camera and only have a snapshot on my phone...)

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Festival of Quilts

This year we are going to the Festival of Quilts in Birmingham U.K.! We talked about it before but my mum decided that it was time we finally went too. Yesterday I read about the workshops, lectures and masterclasses you can participate in and I already made a little list of things I want to do!
For starters, the lecture 'Top 10 reasons, You need more fabric!' should be mandatory for everyone! And the one about how to get rid of all your unfinished projects sounds like something for me....

About that, it took me 2 days to figure out how to quilt the disappearing nine patch from the previous post but today I decided how. All loops!

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

One year ago...

..is the last time I updated my blog. But I got a new toy for my birthday this week and it is so much more fun to write a blog on my new iPad instead of my old laptop. So I'm starting this blog again!
But that isn't the only thing my mum spoiled me with, I also got her old sewing machine a few months ago. And since then I have sewed a lot....

This is what I have been working on this weekend. This project started a few years ago when a friend brought me most of the fabrics from America. The reason that it took me so long to finish the quilt top? Well, you usually do not cut half the fabric with scissors and half with a rotary cutter and start with hand sewing and then switch to machine sewing... I did, and my mum and I spent hours taking half the quilt apart and recutting everything because some blocks were over a centimeter bigger than others!
Last week I found the box with all the little pieces of fabric and finally started to sew them into a quilt top. Because the quilt had been almost finished before I already had the fabric for the backing and in a weekend it is now ready to be quilted! Yaay!

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