Tuesday, July 26, 2011

My intensions were good...

When we packed our bags to go on holiday, I also prepared a fabric tote and a plastic bag with items for all the crafting I was going to do in the cottage we rented at the North Sea.

I brought linen, embroidery floss, cotton yarn,
the 2 new embroidery kits I recently bought, more yarn, hooks to match the yarn, a pair of scissors, large pieces of extra thick carton and 2 different knitting books.

As usual my husband laughed at me when he picked up my stuff, and put it in our car.

But I knew that I would get to make loads of things from all my supplies, so I didn't mind him laughing...

Something and yet nothing... by lille-ursus


The things you see in the photo, are what I got around to making in the 7 days we were there! 3 lousy attempts at crocheting cirlces and a tiny pile of carton hexagons for a patchwork blanket.

Never before have I made ​​so little handwork during a holiday...I wonder what happened?

Well, I know the answer to that question myself. I simply enjoyed being with my family  (I always do that!)  playing, talking, bathing and all the other lovely things you make with your loved ones, when everyday life has been put on standby for a while.

And I loved it - SO much.

Thursday, July 14, 2011


Details by lille-ursus
Not the best day to take photos - it's far too dark (and windy and rainy) outside.

But that doesn't change the fact that the pale pink linen tunic no longer has a spot. It's hidden under the orange embroidery floss, and hopefully you wouldn't know that it was there if I hadn't told you so.

Now I just have to sew the final hem, so the tunic will be ready for days with more sun.

Saturday, July 09, 2011

I haven't been to Paris....

...yet! But I'm sure that my little Paris doll will bring me just a tiny bit closer to the beautiful city.

I couldn't help myself from coming back to Miko design's etsy shop after I had seen her fantastic dolls.
The rabbit was just about to pop into my basket, but the typical white and marine blouse with stripes made me choose the girl instead.

Photo from Mikodesign

My Parisian doll comes on a piece of screenprinted cotton fabric, and it's up to me to cut her out and sew her together. And make sure that her Souvenirs tote bag can be done - so she can put it on her shoulder and look smart.

Tuesday, July 05, 2011

In the making...

Stof & Stil had a sale and I bought some very cheap and light fabrics to use for summer dresses. For me.

The pattern was one I had already and today I started the cutting of the different parts.


I love the feeling of feathery and airy dresses when the weather is warm - and that is how I hope these dresses will be.

The embroidery on this tunic is almost done, but I'm out of orange embroidery floss, and have to wait until we go to a bigger town where I can buy more.

Lots to do...and hopefully soon lots of new dresses and tunics to wear.

Saturday, July 02, 2011

I have bought myself some Forest Hearts...

...and also The Singing Tree.

It's for my wall collection which I'm working on. It's going to become bigger and bigger as time goes by - full of beautiful and unique artwork prints from various artists from all over the world.

Photo from Arts & Ghosts

The artist who made the 2 new ones is Louise Robinson from the UK, who has the shop Arts & Ghosts. I have admired her work forso long, but I have really had a hard time deciding which ones to get.

There is something special about her work. She manages to combine beauty with something a bit scary. And I just adore her use of colours, and the fact that many of her pictures  have a fragile and misty elegance.

Photo from Arts & Ghosts