vrijdag 8 december 2017

small market

This Sunday afternoon (14.00 - 17.00)
daughter and I will be going
to a small market in the big barn
of a lovely old farmhouse :
Goidschalxoordsedijk 65
in Oud-Beijerland
("under the rainbow")

We hope that the weather will not be as cold as predicted,
but there will be a joyful fire burning outside
with warm drinks.

We have been busy making
"starry" lights in white and gray felt
(with safe LED candles of course)

There are simple stars
with printed tea bags felted inside
and stitched along the edge

And then there is the choir
of little angels
that has grown since last week !

(three more little ladies are waiting for hair and wings)

Today gave as already a foretaste
of what might be coming this weekend :

But we hope on a bit of sunshine too,
just like today !

vrijdag 1 december 2017

star choir ...

Ohhhhh ... November was so slow ...
As could be predicted
after the busy "Pink Ribbon-month" October.

Yes, there was felting,
even a LOT of felting
but it went on very quietly :
after the mushrooms and the gnomes
there were stars

 BIG stars, when you compare them to the gnomes, ha !
These two were the first ...
but there are many more now
(because there is a market in a week's time)
For safety reasons they will be equipped with LED lights.

Now, there is slowly growing an angel's choir. 

There will be more !
A lot of different voices
make great harmony

zondag 19 november 2017

more mushrooms and ...

The felting course had something for the second week
that fitted quite well :
gnomes !
(some people might think that silly,
but I can tell you that the participants
of the course have (re)found
their inner child !)

After the first chanterelle 
there was another, smaller one.
Then I started with this week's assignment :

First there was one ... but he felt kind of lonely, so ...

he had two friends over to stay

Then, today, I had another go at the mushrooms,
ink mushrooms this time.
(some of those are edible too,
but the combination with alcohol makes them toxic !) 

Ha ... really like to do this !

zondag 12 november 2017

a new course

Because the last online felting course
was such fun
I subscribed to the next one too.

We started with making mushrooms

Because I'm very fond of chanterelles
I chose that one to make first

( I remember looking for them in the woods
when I was a small child )

Hmmmmm ...
thinking what kind
I'll be making next

donderdag 9 november 2017

a very B I G THANK YOU !!!!!

Ahhhh a bit awkward I must say
writing a post again
after nearly two weeks of

Well ... I was busy :
working on the last extra commission-jewels
(there were six plus some textile beads)
So nothing much changed after October,
there were no posts every evening !

But now it is time for a very  B I G

I can tell you that the October Pink Ribbon challenge this year
has been a great success !

Today we could donate :

€  600,-

Isn't that an amazing amount of money !!!
(ha, I wish I could write the numbers even bigger)

I know,
I worked hard on the Jewels every day

(this was day 31)

But, I needed YOU all out there
to buy them !
And there were soooo many that donated

So I really want to thank you ALL :







It may seem to you that there are not enough names ...
but some ladies bought two, three or even four Jewels !!!

So once again to you all :


in the name of Pink Ribbon
and all those unknown breast cancer patients
that will benefit of the new research that can be done !

(let's keep fighting this "ugly one")

Know your body !
Check it every month.

Better safe than sorry.

dinsdag 31 oktober 2017


This is the last day of this October month
A well spent month I could say.
I really didn't know where it all came from ...
After preparing the little felted or stitched pieces
there was wonder what way it would go next.

Only for the national felting day and for Man's birthday party
I made something in advance 
All the others were made or stitched on that very day.

I'm glad I made it !
I'm a bit tired, but satisfied.
A few more Jewels to make
for dear people who are waiting patiently
till their special wish will be fulfilled ...
Then, I can count all of that together,
with that : all the EXTRA money a lot of people gave,
so I'll know how much money can be transferred to
the Pink Ribbon Fund.
(then I'm truly finished   ;-)  !)

My last  PINK  RIBBON  Textile Jewel for day 31

A wet felted hollow gray brooch, stitched with cotton
and with different small beads.
(5,5 cm)

A quiet star for this last day !

For a donation of

€ 10


(or more)
this distinguished gray jewel
can be yours
to keep for yourself or to give away
to someone dear to you !
All you need to do is send me an email at
and you'll hear what to do next.

ALL the money goes to (you know) the Pink Ribbon Fund !


And here
(with sweet company, which felt very neglected these last weeks)
the making of that "evening star"


It have been wonderful weeks
with you around me
And thanks in the name of 

maandag 30 oktober 2017

day 30

still going strong ...
(well .... s t r o n g  .... ???
the effort is noticeable)

 Thirty down ,,, one more to go

The extra little felts are waiting patiently
when I was stitching this pendant.
And because I needed for today another textile bead
I was at the machine too.

It's almost sorry to see how much lovely details
disappears inside the bead ...
but I know it's all there !

My PINK  RIBBON  Textile Jewel for day 30

A wet felted circle pendant on a textile bead
with a mother-of-pearl tassel,
some lace and beads front and back,
on a wax cord with slip knots.

Sun and moon in serene balance.

For a donation of

 € 10 


(or ... more)
this pendant can be yours
and it might give its harmony to you.
Of course it can be a present too !
You just need to send me an email at
and I'll tell you what to do next.

ALL the money is for the Pink Ribbon Fund !


See you tomorrow
for my 
of the Pink Ribbon challenge !