Saturday, March 17, 2012

Stilll going to be away for awhile.....

"The good and the wise lead quiet lives" Euripides


Monday, March 5, 2012

i'll be away for a bit......

thank you for your visit! it's always appreciated that you show interest in my happenings. I will be taking a brief break from blogging after having a carpal tunnel operation yesterday. The operation went well and i'm adjusting to being a lefty, quite well. thanks to all for your love and support!(the flowers are from my very sweet daughter.)

Friday, March 2, 2012

Zip-Itself-Coin Purse

I'm still having fun surfing the net and making fun crafts! This little gem of a coin purse is SO ingenious, made with a 20"zip and 20"of ribbon!I found the pattern at www.craftpassion, "Zip-itself-coin purse tuturial, along with lots of other fun things!

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Shaggy Heart T-shirt

Just having a little fun trying out some new techniques.There are SO many wonderful Indie crafters out there and so much fun to be had!This technique is done by using strips of another T-shirt, sewn into a heart shape to give a textural, "shaggy" embellishment. I'd like to thank Ashley at for her wonderful tutorials and ideas!!!

Sunday, February 19, 2012

more of the sunflowers....

Just a few more photos of the sunflowers in our back yard. I just love them. the bees do too!

Handmade leather bag

I have been very fortunate to get some free top grade leather. What to do with such beautiful leather? Make a handbag of course! This is my first attempt at sewing leather on my machine. It was slow going, but in the end I'm very happy with the results!( 14 x 14 x 5")with a chain strap, with leather woven inbetween. The lining fabric has little blue birds on it!

Saturday, January 28, 2012


Sunflowers always remind me of my Parents. Being Dutch AND Artists they saw the beauty and elegance of them, and no doubt thoughts of one Vincent Van Gogh. To see them blooming and their wonderful display reminds me how much I love my Mom and Dad (dec). Thank you for showing me the beauty in the simple things in life.