donderdag 1 december 2016

december .....

first day of the last month of this year
a bit of winter

As I could have predicted in advance :
November was a quiet month
after the frantic activities of October.

I made some more textile jewels
(just because it was fun)
but couldn't get myself
into starting something new.
But, I had to make my last two (!) pieces
for the felting exchange.

I made the one for October first :
a (big) fish
of which I totally forgot to take pictures
before I sent him off.

Then, in the last days of November
I fi-nal-ly had the idea
for the Zodiac sign Virgo
(the September piece !)

shrunk to the right size !

It was quickly dry on the radiator
and then came the fun :


... and it arrived safely, I heard !

I also received one of my
last "jewels" (corsages) I asked for

Ha, it's almost like Medusa's head ...
but I like it !
Thanks Paulien !

There was more interest in it  :

Ha, ha, ha !

And in a few days
we have the children's feast
"St Nicolaas"

(dress rehearsal)

maandag 21 november 2016

we have a winner ....

Oh my ....
someone will be very happy
and others disappointed
Well that's the way it is, with this kind of thing
(maybe lucky another time !)

This super November moon

will go to :

who lives in Sweden
(or is it Finland ?)

Dear Emileitha,
send me an email with your address !

(that was yesterday evening, but I didn't
have time to post it .... so today it is !)

After making all these
Pink Ribbon textile jewels
I finally found time to make the BLUE earrings
that I wanted for a long time.
I have LOTS of earrings,
but not the blue I wanted

Yeaaaaah !
Of course the back is some tiny bit of Kaffe Fassett !

(that's the problem with making things yourself : 
most of the time,
you are the last person in line !!!)

and now I have two more felting exchange pieces to make
Might finish them just before it all ends  

zondag 13 november 2016

"your" full moon, maybe ... ???

I mentioned it a month ago :
October is my Blogaversary month !
But, as it was also my Pink Ribbon challenge month
the giveaway I promised
never got done
But, as they say :
better late than never !

Because the Textile Jewel ideas are still popping
I came up with this
(appropriate I think, with tomorrow being a full moon !)

A white felt brooch
with thirteen sequin-moons
(a whole year blogging "plus", six now years ...)
some white silk, some silver, a tiny bit of gold even
and variegated pastel French knots.


the making of ...

This  giveaway  can be for you !

Yes, really !
Just leave a comment under this post ...

You may be a blogging-friend for years
you may just have found me,
it doesn't matter,
leave a comment and join in
Next Sunday I'll draw a winner,
and wherever you live
this FULL  MOON  comes to you !


As a matter of fact I started with something else first
for this giveaway, but as I was working on that
it came to me that it had to be going
somewhere else,
it will travel to some really sad people
and I hope it helps them a bit
with their sorrow.


dinsdag 8 november 2016

a very big THANK YOU

It took some time
I finally have the result of my
PINK RIBBON challenge of October :

€ 450,-

That was the donation I could make today
All of my Textile Jewels were sold !
With some extra on commission.
(yes, I know, two Jewels will soon go in the mail
to Aerdenhout and two more to Karlsruhe, Germany,
and then one more fish will be brought in person)


 Alet , Ellen, Ria,  Madelon , Jolan, Mattie,
 Joke , Bernadette, VKG-ladies,  Ellen , Inge,  Siets , Simone,
Rina, Morag, Sandra, Linda, Doris. Larisa,  Gitte , Marion
 Maartje ,  Jane , Margreet,  Yvette 

for buying and for some extra donation !

Here is one of the last Pink Ribbon textile jewels I made

Not a  pendant this time, but a brooch.

Last week I received a surprise envelope
from my dear friend Doris !
(she said, she had "something" for me ...)

THANK  YOU soooooo much, Doris !
for this wonderful green/blue variegated silk thread

I had to use it right away :
I used it for the feather stitch on that last fish ...
and it's great to work with !

woensdag 2 november 2016

these are still left ...

I had to say that I still had left
of my Pink Ribbon Textile Jewels,
so just before dinner I put these five on FB
and intended to put them here too
But right now
I only have three Jewels left !

Thank you Simone,
for being such a wonderful buyer !
Now two Jewels will go with you as presents
when you go visit the US shortly !

So here are the three
that have been "forgotten" until now

Each one of these make a lovely gift to someone !

€ 10

and one of them is yours
to give to a dear friend, sister, mother

I want to donate as much money to the Pink Ribbon Fund as I can !

maandag 31 oktober 2016


Again I can say :
I made it

It required perseverance to keep it up during the month,
(with a little dip in the last week)
but I came through all right.

I didn't start this project lightly.
But my encounter with breast cancer,
eighteen years ago,
wasn't very simple either
and I made it there too !

Pink Ribbon collects money for more studies
into the treatment and aftercare
of breast cancer patients.

And for that cause
playing with felt, embroidery floss and beads
isn't such a heavy task !!!

So here is my last Textile Jewel ... 
and your last chance to buy something beautiful !

Pink Ribbon  textile jewel for day  31 :

Lilac little heart with lilac silk back,
embroidered with a couched hand dyed silk swirl
sequins and seed beads
on a 86 cm long wax cord
(with sliding knots)


€ 10

donation for Pink Ribbon and this LAST Textile Jewel
will be yours, to keep or as a lovely present
for someone who needs some extra love !
All you need to do is send me an email at


NOT tomorrow,
but soon enough,
I will reveal how much money have been donated
to Pink Ribbon

zondag 30 oktober 2016

day 30

The penultimate day
of my Pink Ribbon challenge !

I slept late, but the clock went back one hour
so I was still not late.
Time to stitch.
A purple piece of felt this time
because I thought of someone special.
Though dark purple
isn't the easiest colour to stitch on :
too little or too much contrast.

The Pink Ribbon  textile jewel for day  30

A dark purple brooch
with hand dyed cotton back
embroidered with rayon and silk.
With sequins and many seedbeads
(diameter  5 cm)


€ 10

and this Textile Jewel will be yours !
You can wear it yourself
or give it as a present to someone dear!
You just have to send me an email at

All the money .... will go to the Pink Ribbon fund !

"deep purple"

And I was well looked after while stitching ...
(apple turnover, by Man ... fresh from the oven)

Mmmmmmmmmmm !

See you tomorrow with my LAST Textile Jewel !