Monday, June 27, 2011
See the finished bag on this post.
The bag is made of lovely cow leather in dark grey color.
It has red T.T. flowers on the front.
And the back has a large zippered pocket.
Red piping will be used for both the back and front for good structure and lovely red accent.
Yummy red cherry print lining.. going well with the red flowers on the front.
I need to do more sewing.
Then I will surely share the progress again on the blog. Stay in touch.
Friday, June 24, 2011
Shopping tip: Etsy members who participate in the Christmas in July Community Sale 2011 tag their sales items with the word 'CIJ' and/or 'christmasinjuly'. Search these words and enjoy your shopping.
Tuesday, June 21, 2011
This T.T. Boho chic poncho went all the way to Hong Kong. You can look so cute in my poncho, do you know that?
And do you also know that wearing a T.T. skirt will make you look like a princess?
Monday, June 20, 2011
This looks like it is going to be a longer blog post. I have not blogged for a while because it has been rather busy over here. Today, I would like to share with you what I have been up to in the past weeks.
I made another leather bag. This one is a wallet model but has a shoulder strap as well. I have been using it for many weeks now.
Summer is a great time to sell my skirts in the sun.
(Photo courtesy of Zelfgemaakte Markt)
And Etsy is such a wonderful market place and social community. Two weeks ago I had a pleasure of receiving a visit from Brenda and her husband, who live in Switzerland. Brenda has an Etsy shop selling beautiful handmade jewelry called L’indecise. They stayed with us for one weekend.
Following are pictures of the weekend. The first one was an old windmill near my village. The second one is the Scheveningen beach. Both pictures were taken by Brenda. And the bottom picture is of Brenda herself learning how to make her own T.T. skirt in my studio.
This was really an Etsy weekend. On Sunday I cooked a big dinner and invited two other Etsy sellers and their partners (and one cute girl) to join us. One was Swee from Swiedebie and the other Nancy from Nancy van den Boom.
And I received lots of ♪ presents;) One example is a wearable original art from Nancy. It is a beautiful necklace with an original oil painting on each side of the pendant.
And here are pictures of flowers from Nancy, cute brooch from Swee and Swiss chocolate from Brenda.
That was a lovely weekend. And then, last weekend I had another visit from friends from Australia. One of my guests loved coloring.
And it was time to take some more pictures of the skirts. It took place in my house. This is my living room and I was the person behind the camera.
It was sunny and we had some shots in the garden too.
Yes, I have been BUSY.
Picture of a custom-sized flapper dress with short sleeves.
Picture of a skirt with tulips
Last but not least, my current project. I was testing the fabric. Washed it in the washing machine. I also made a sample skirt and blouse and washed them in the washing machine. Looking great.
That is it for today. I have two more things to blog about: firstly, my ‘really’ new skirts made of left over fabrics which are rather environmental friendly, and secondly my new leather bag project.
Monday, June 6, 2011
The winner will has been announced here.
Welcome to my June 2011 giveaway.
Summer is a great time to wear skirts. And I would like to giveaway my skirts, but it is hard to choose which skirt to give this month.
Therefore, I decided to give ANY skirt you would like to have, if you are the winner. At the moment of writing this, there are 12 skirts available.
Take your pick. If the sizes I offer do not fit you, I can make one for you based on your body measurements. I will ship it to you for free, too, wherever you are in the world.
However, some of these skirts are last pieces. Sizes and/or custom made can therefore be limited. Feel free to browse through my Etsy shop and see what is available.
Please read the following before participating
1. It is open to everyone from any country. You can choose to make any entry, but maximum four entries per person.
2. Write each entry on a separate comment.
3. Leave your name and email address on each comment, so I know where to contact you if you win. The email address should be written in words without symbol @ to avoid spam to your mailbox.
4. If you are already a subscriber, a follower of my blog or have hearted my shop, just tell me you already have done it, in separate comments.
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- Linda M.
- Lovelylinda at hotmail dot com
Entry 1 - Tell me which skirt you would choose if you were the winner
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The giveaway runs for three weeks and ends on June 30 . The winner will be drawn using a random generator from http://www.random.org/, and will be announced on July 1, here on my blog and be notified via email.
Thank you for your participation. And Good Luck!