Wednesday, September 30, 2009
Friday, September 18, 2009
It was real fun hosting the September giveaway. I hope those who did not win the black Bean Bag are not too disappointed. You can always join my giveaway again and again because I will be giving away more and more of my products in the coming months.
I have asked participants of the September giveaway what they would like to see as October giveaway. There was a mixture between bags and clothes. I think another bag will be just nice.
Ladies and gentleman, I am happy to announce the prize for next month's giveaway:
Buddy is my newest design and one of my favourites. I am using the other Buddy in khaki, which I will take with me to Italy tomorrow. It is so fun to use. But Buddy in red is also really cool! I just love the colors, the shape, the fun flowers, the so many pockets and the adjustable strap. Read more about it on my Etsy shop.
Buddy is available for sale on my Etsy shop for 75 dollars. But the giveaway is totally free. If you win I will ship it to you for free too, wherever you are in the world!
Thursday, September 17, 2009
I will be away on vacation to Italy from 19-30 September. Actually, my vacation already began yesterday when I did nothing in my studio and went shopping in Leiden;) Today I am trying to clean up the house and put things back to where they belong. Tomorrow I will go to the post office to post Aimee's Bean Bag, which she has won from the September Giveaway. Then I will begin packing my suitcase. Oh, can't wait!
However, I have already made a plan what I will make after my vacation. I will sew a new jacket, this time from cotton fabric. Then I will make some shawls made of pure wool and lined with pure silk. How does that sound? Below are the pictures of the 100% wool fabrics I will use for the shawls. So fine and soft!
Then, I will add some fun and colors to the grey sky in autumn and winter. I will make some pouches decorated with bright and cheerful applique flowers made of 100% wool felt fabric. And if I am tired from sitting behind the sewing machine all day I will crochet more Animal Friendly Mink Scarves. I already started a pink one a week ago. But yeah... I still have only the tail of the mink so far. Below are the pictures of the felt fabric I will use for my pouches and the work in progress of my new mink scarf.
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
I made a list of the giveaway entries with a number on each one and then used the numbers to generate a winner using a random number generator of http://www.random.org/. And the winner is number 136, that is ......
Thank you everyone for your interest and participation in the September giveaway. It has been fun!! I am sorry if you did not win. But never give up! I give away my products every month. The next one begins on October 1. I will announce the prize soon.
Please stay tuned.
Saturday, September 12, 2009
In my creative world I come across great things and great people. Natalie Laurent, aka dinafragola, is one of them. Not only does she make beautiful jewelry but also takes great pictures. I especially love this picture of her crocs:
Who would have thought that you can wear a pair of crocs with a fancy dress and look super cute. This picture is part of the crocs biggest fan competition. I have just voted for her. If you would also like to vote for her please click on the picture or the link below. You do not need to sign up for anything. Just visit this link and then click "vote" under the picture:
Friday, September 11, 2009
I borrowed the following poem from egreenway.com to express my feelings toward this beautiful silk scarf, which I listed for sale a few hours ago:
"Come said the wind
to the leaves one day,
Come o'er the meadows
and we will play.
Put on your dresses
scarlet and gold,
For summer is gone
and the days grow cold."
- A Children's Song of the 1880's
Thursday, September 10, 2009
It has been a great joy working on this new scarf, while finishing up some custom skirts. This scarf is made of beautiful 100% Intalian silk with print featuring colorful floral painting. Below is work in progress. I will finish making it and list it for sale tomorrow!!
Monday, September 7, 2009
I have not been sewing new products at all in the past few days, only those made to order. After they are all done I will begin making more silk scarves, or something bigger, most likely silk wraps. I should be able to list some of them towards the end of the week. Stay tuned!
I have not been creative in terms of sewing, but I made these flower arrangements in my living room in the weekend. I think they are quite pretty.
Thursday, September 3, 2009
Yes, It is here. Despite the dark sky and so little sun, I managed to take the pictures of the new skirt without them being too dark. It is now listed for sale on my Etsy shop. This time it comes in 3 sizes, S, M, and L. It is very neatly handcrafted with lots of love and care. Here are the the pictures.