zondag 31 januari 2016

Some things I did this week

This week I visited the Open Day of the Gerrit Rietveldacademie


and the IJsbeeldenfestival in Zwolle





and of course I worked on my cross stitch project. This is what it looked like last week

 and this is what it looks like now.

 

zaterdag 23 januari 2016

Zoek de verschillen

Vorige keer:

en vandaag:
 

zondag 17 januari 2016

More Cross Stitching and New Sewing Book

This was what my cross stitching project looked like last week:
and this is what it looked like a couple of days ago:
This week I also bought the book 'Everyday Style' by Lotta Jansdotter. I love this book,it makes me want to get out my sewing machine and try some of these projects.


 

zaterdag 9 januari 2016

New Cross-Stitch Project

These are the first pictures of my new cross-stitch project. I started it about 2 weeks ago, and it will probably take me till the end of this year to finish it (but I don't care, I love it!). I bought the floss here, about a year ago. The old lady who owned the shop carefully placed the skeins in an old cardboard box that she probably still had laying around somewhere (she was of the 'waste not want not generation', which I think is great), neatly ordered based on the DMC-number. I will be doing a cross-stitch version of the painting 'Afternoon Tea' by the Danish painter Paul Fischer. The painting was done in 1914, and I just love this image.





 

zaterdag 2 januari 2016

Crocheted Coasters

These coasters (onderzetters) were a gift from my mother in law, who crocheted them herself. I think they look great!
 

woensdag 30 december 2015

Alice in Wonderland Finished

And here she is, Alice in Wonderland is all finished! This was a kit by Bothy Threads. It came with the pattern, the floss and hand-dyed Aida fabric, but because I wasn't too kean on the fabric (it was nice, but it just wasn't my taste) I switched it out for a linen, and I stitched 2 threads of floss over 2 threads of linen. Now I just need to wash it, iron it and frame it, and then see if I can find a bit of free space on one of our walls somewhere...


 

dinsdag 22 december 2015

Alice in Wonderland

Hi Marjon and Mirjam, so you both recognized what you see here! it is indeed Alice in Wonderland. As you can see Alice has now made an appearance too. At first I wasn't satisfied with the way her hand turned out. It looked a little weird to me, and I  knew it would continue to bother me. So I ripped it out and gave her a slightly different hand. The new hand still isn't perfect, but I think it looks better than before, so I will keep it like this. 
This project is really going fast now. One more character to go, and Marjon already guessed it, that will be the Cheshire Cat!

Alice's hand before:

Alice's hand after:

The total picture now (well, 2 days ago, actually):