Let's Undress Marie..

April 21, 2013

The Belle of the Ball
 danced all night in her pretty dress..


Ooh la la!










The naked truth!

As you can see...
I finished my orders and have 
too much time on my hands.
xoxo

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Lace bed cover, Roses and Velvet ribbons

April 20, 2013

Yesterday, I bought these beautiful roses,
they are the perfect shade of pink 
with a hint of green..
I thought to show them off with my 
newly made bed-throw.


I made the bed-throw with lace, the pink that is showing
underneath is my quilt cover.


For this round cushion I used silk with a lace center.




I love this lace with the little oval shapes,
it is made with a high percentage of cotton
so it feels very...

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A Sweet Pink Moses Basket

April 14, 2013

This week I had to catch up with late orders.
Rushing, trying to go a little faster, doesn't work!
I've cut and pricked my fingers too many times
and I'm typing with plasters now.. 
Never mind! 
See what I've finished today..
Pink Silk goodness!


This time the client wanted a removable skirt
to cover the legs of the Moses basket stand.




I like to lift up the canopy with this oval 
hanger, it can be lowered or...

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Flat Tissue Cover Tutorial

April 05, 2013

How many more ways to hide those tissues?


These are flat tissue covers, I hid half a tissue box's
contents in it.


I used three layers of lace on each side.
Even if I tried, I couldn't add any more...




Here I will show you how I made these:
I used padded material (remember my new blanket?)
27 x 30 cm. 
On the long side I stitched bias-band to 
the sides and added this trim.


Here I stitched a long layer of...

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Pocket Tissue Holder

April 02, 2013

I made some more pocket tissue covers,
this time in pretty pink.
15 is just the right number before I start seeing stars..


Anytime I have the chance to show off my 
table cover, I take it!




This towel-stand didn't escape the paintbrush...
I love the green colour.






It seams that in April 
we should sow some seeds.






I hope you have a wonderful week.
xoxo

Today I will join in with 
and...

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Baby Nest

April 01, 2013

This week I've been working hard
to finish my orders.
I always take on more than I can handle and because
babies don't wait.. It must be finished on time!


I thought these were called baby pouches,
after going through 'Google search' I found out
they are called Baby Nests.
Nobody told me!


I also finished this matching set,
a baby nest and Moses basket.






A few years ago I covered these 
perfume bottles and now...

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Easter Bunnies

March 28, 2013

A few days ago I passed by Pottery Barn
and found this glass cloche with stand on sale..
It is a perfect size to keep my two bunnies under.


I have to keep my small breakables behind glass
away from my clumsy cat!
He would chew the moss and I would have to go 
on an egg hunt to find these eggs again..




Did you notice the bunnies on this material?
I love the colour and print.




look at this lovely silk...

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Baby carry Pillows

March 25, 2013

Last week I made a few carry pillows
for new born babies.


I love the heart design on the lace 
and how it is gathered in the corners.
On this pillow I stitched the lace onto the base.




This is a pillow cover and the insert can 
be taken out for easy washing.








I love the material of this blanket.
It is made of pure cotton, even the wading,
perfect for summer!


I bought a few, I will use them to make 
tissue...

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I'm on a painting break..

March 18, 2013

Last week I decided to go on a break 
from sewing and picked up a paint brush..


I have many vintage chairs and tables
lying around.
I once went on a shopping spree at auction
and had a 20 foot container sent 
over to Dubai.
We are using a lot of the pieces at home, some were sold 
and the rest were stacked away.


Watching tutorials of Miss Mustard Seed
and many other ladies made me brave enough
to pick up a...

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Toy-bag and Diaper-stacker

March 12, 2013

Today I finished this pretty diaper-stacker
and toy-bag for a client that came all the way
from Scotland to collect! 


The toy bag has silk bows so it can be tied to the crib.




For the little blanket I used soft cotton
on both sides.
The extra material on the sides are for tucking in.




This iron bed is still waiting to be covered.
You can see the thickness of the mattress,
I have them all custom made.


Here is...

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Four-poster Baby Bed

March 09, 2013

This week I managed to make five
baby pouches..
Cream and pink ...


 Beige and pink...


Some more tissue covers...


This one is less girly, I thought the guys 
might want one!


Here is my bed-cover displayed in the shop 
where I bring my items.
I love their French bed.


Look at this beauty!
Fit for a little prince or princess.
This is the last four poster baby bed I have
 and it is still available in


...

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New Tissue Box Cover

March 01, 2013

Kleenex has a new shaped tissue box..
an oval one!


For some not very exciting.. but for me,
a challenge! 
I just have to cover it..


I used padded sides and because the top 
of the box is plain,
 gathered lace was enough to cover it.


I was happy to find spring flowers here in the market.
They smell so nice, every time I pass by 
I need to get a whiff.




What better companion to a tissue box
is a boudoir seat..


Ho...

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Pink Lace Bed Cover

February 21, 2013

Pink is still my favorite colour, it looks so sweet 
with soft green and yellow.


This week I enjoyed making pillows
and tissue box covers in different 
textures and shapes.


Vanilla-cream, silk roses..


An over-sized pillow, I love this ABC fabric.
I have a small piece left and can't find any more...






To make this little cushion, I didn't need 
a sewing machine and all my spare wading
trims disappeared in...

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A Splash of Colour...

February 10, 2013


Today I am having fun with Picasa..
and showing off my two new cushions.


I have this beautiful style book for 
interior decorating.
I would love to use all these colours in my home. 


A splash of spring freshness
to cheer you up.


My cushions fit right in...



                                                 The clash of wallpaper and curtains
are so sweet.


How about this wonderful mirror!



All my background...

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Sweet Toile Cushion

February 08, 2013

Today I made this sweet cushion with a 
toile panel, framed with lace.


The shop where I bring my items to had some
discontinued material samples, just enough 
to make a small cushion.




Here I covered some baskets to keep 
little wrapped towels in.


I used a tiny strip of Velcro to keep 
the wrap into place.


I hope you have a wonderful week.

Today I will be joining in with 
xoxo



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Lacey Grey Bed Throw

February 01, 2013

This week I've been busy with this bed throw.
I used soft velvet and many layers of lace.


Velvet ribbons and satin ribbons..






Sweet Valentine....


I used three different base lace and to connect
them I hid the seams with gathered lace.








I want to make a nice pink one next.
I'm having fun!


I hope you are having a wonderful weekend.

Today I'll be joining in with
and 
xoxo

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One Lace, many possibilities..

January 26, 2013


I have a few yards of this dark beige floral lace
and today I used it in a few of my projects.
Here I covered a perfume bottle..


The lace is easy to cut, I just followed the flowers.
I added a panel to the front of the round cushion
and a bit to the side of the tissue box cover.


Here I added two layers of lace to 
 the table cover.








I love my new finds, 
paper flowers in a pretty soft pink colour
and oval...

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Snug as a Bug in a Rug...

January 24, 2013

We can never get enough of 
cream and beige...


I had to fill up the corners of this baby pouch.
The request was to make the front panel round
so this was my only option and I think
it turned out great!


These days I add four layers of lace 
around the the skirt of the Moses Basket.

I have many requests from overseas 
for a baby bed or Moses baskets.
 I am sorry, I don't send outside the 
Emirates.


This was my...

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New Baby Bed

January 15, 2013

I would like to show you my 
new Baby Bed with Butterflies..
Wrought Iron, solid beauty,
covered with cotton material on the inside
and ivory silk on the outside, held up 
by twelve silk bows.


This design softly swings...
I love this bed!


I used organza material for the canopy
and sprinkled on some butterflies.




Here it shows how the bed can swing.




I added eight layers of cotton lace 
to the bottom of the...

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Baby Pillows

January 11, 2013

One of my favorite things to make are 
Baby carry pillows.



                                                   This one is so sweet with three layers 
                                                    of lace all around.


I make them with loose inserts so 
they can be easily washed.
On this one I used cotton lace.






A perfect match!


I hope you have a great weekend.
xoxo

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A touch of purple

January 09, 2013

The days are flying by..
so much to do and so little time.
Last week I finished these cushions 
to match the cover I made before.









This cushion measures 70 x 70 cm...






I hope you are having a wonderful week.
xoxo

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Dear Grandmas and Grandpas

January 01, 2013



 The computer swallowed grandma.
Yes, honestly it’s true! 
She pressed 'control' and 'enter' 
And disappeared from view.
It devoured her completely,
The thought just makes me squirm.
She must have caught a virus
Or been eaten by a worm. 
I've searched through the recycle bin 
And files of every kind;
I've even used the Internet, 
But nothing did I find.
  
In desperation, I asked Jeeves    
My searches to...

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Today we have some Purple...

December 30, 2012

I love how this Moses basket turned out!
A splash of purple makes this one stand out..


I changed the design of the curtain a bit.
I added the layers of lace at the bed's level.
The request was to make the curtain so 
that it can later be used over the 
babies crib.


This Moses basket has a hood.




This blanket looks antique, it's made of 
super soft cotton.


Winter time in Dubai...
Sun with a temperature of 24...

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My New Carpet

December 29, 2012

I love it when my daughters ask me 
'What would you like for Christmas?'


I knew exactly what and where to get it from...
This beautiful carpet was on my mind for a long time
and Global Village was the place! 


The carpet is handmade, cross stitched with wool.
I am so happy with it.
Thank you girls!


Today I finished making these 
chair pad covers for my dining chairs.
I seldom make things for me to keep,
these...

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Sweet Moses Basket

December 12, 2012

Back to work...
Today I finished this pretty Moses Basket
for a sweet little girl.


I used the softest cotton to line the basket.


Off white with a touch of pink.
This design is great because the pink is 
easily removed to make way for any other colour.





I used my precious SIA flowers on this crown.




So very sweet and the little princess
is already waiting. 
xoxo

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Auction Finds

December 09, 2012

My holiday flew by, I enjoyed visiting my daughter
in England and my parents in Holland.
I usually pair the auction time with my visit.
Here are a few of the items I found.
I fell in love with these sweet Angels.



I  was looking for a rose bowl 
and now I found one...


Aren't these cake plates pretty?
I love the pink flowers on them.




Sigh... just perfect!




I think the words written under the Angels are
Love,...

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More Baby Beds

November 17, 2012

One day before I travel... 
I finished my Moses baskets.
This is the bed I made two days ago
and the lady couldn't make up her mind,
beige or pink bows and flowers...


It ended up with beige.

Now a complete different basket,
baby blue...


For this baby basket I used cotton 
for the lining and four layers of lace on the 
outside.
These oval shaped panels 
can pull the canopy up from the sides
to play with the...

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Silk Covered Moses Basket

November 14, 2012

Today I finished this beige silk Moses basket.
I have to make one more before I travel...
I'll leave on the 18th to England to see my 
youngest daughter who is studying in Colchester 
and stay with her for four days.
Then hop over to Holland to visit my parents 
for two weeks.
I requested lots of rain and cold weather...




These beautiful roses I got from my better half,
we celebrated our 36th year wedding...

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Covered Tissue Boxes

November 09, 2012

Today I'm in the tissue cover making mood!
The shop where I bring my items to 
were asking for them.


On this cover I used the lace with the 
cut out flowers.


This flower trim is handmade from Turkey 
and looks so sweet stitched on this 
small tissue box cover.






I hope you have a wonderful week.
xoxo


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Lavender Sachets

November 05, 2012

I still have a lot of lavender from my
last vacation in France.
Today I used some to make these cute sachets.


First I made a few tissue-box covers
and had some velvet material scraps over,
just enough to make one sachet...


It turned out so cute,
now I had to make some more.


Random buttons.
They look nice for the picture..




So does she...




I love working with lavender,
now my craft-room smells so nice.
It brings...

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Pink Coverlet

November 04, 2012

Today I finished this coverlet.
I think it will be easier to use than a quilt cover.
It can be used over a blanket or quilt and could be removed 
before going to bed so it doesn't need to be washed
as often as a quilt cover. 


I made a bed-skirt to match.


These pillows were a headache to make,
I found it hard to get all the gathering 
to match up equally. 
It took me a whole day of fidgeting and I don't 
thi...

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Sweet Lacey Baby Blanket

October 27, 2012

I had a request to make a baby blanket
with a matching bonnet.


I didn't make this design before.
I used ribbons and lace on the outside 
and cotton for the backing.


The silk bonnet is also lined with soft
and warm material.
Dubai is a hot country but the air-conditioners 
are always on.




I hope you are enjoying your weekend.
oxoxo

Today I will be joining in with


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Guest Towel Wrap

October 25, 2012

Done and dusted!
40 towel wraps for giveaways,
wouldn't you like to be on that guest list?






A strip of Velcro keeps the wrap into place.


I had to show off these cute crochet hearts,
I don't take credit for making them...


and my tiny ceramic flowers and not to 
forget that amazing hand made table runner.




I hope you are having  
 a wonderful week.
xoxo

I will be joining in with

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More favours...

October 24, 2012

This week I was busy making more favours.


I thought to show you my new material too...


Not one square of the silk patch work  
is the same.


All it needs is some lace here and there
to become a bed-cover... 


I love the crown on this tissue-holder. 


They look so pretty with three layers of lace.











Wishing you Happy Eid Celebrations.
xoxo




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Covered Cotton Bud Holder Tutorial

October 17, 2012

Today I made something different...
Cotton bud holders covered in toile,
draped with lace, a dash of trim, and 
sprinkled with flowers. 


I started with plain cotton bud containers.
These flip open from the side and are a little 
trickier than the ones that have a top cover.


I took the measurement of the circumference 
and cut the material precisely at the edge. 


I then glued it into place,
and made a mark...

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Cream Silk Moses Basket

October 15, 2012

Today I finished the second Moses Basket,
on this one I added a hood.


I love this small blanket, I used different 
strips cotton lace stitched over each other.


On this canopy I used a 30 cm layer of silk
for the top part, it brings the basket and canopy together.








Not to forget a matching baby pouch...


I used an Austrian-lace panel for the top.
Here in Dubai we have a shop that sells 
French and Austrian...

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