The Swans




The Swans on the top of my blog are just a
 detail of a beautiful image


 It spreads serenity



 this cross stitched work is still available
You can contact me 
via my Etsy-shop or Facebook, 


Gerrie

Some curious cats



The cats nosy looking what is happening there. 



The fabric is 30 x 40 cm, 
what gives a nice passe-partout



The cats are in cross stitch 
 DMC thread was used for that,
DMC is my favorite trademark for 
embroidery thread.

Happy stitching,

Gerrie

Sustainable bag


A fabric with beautiful print 


a pocket inside and another outside 



and someone will be happy shopping



Have fun, Gerrie

Painted bag


A boring grey fabric got some colors



The back black and the inside lining red 

keep sewing, 

Gerrie

Bag


I am really into the bags this week,
save nature, 
a sustainable bag for everyone



Happy shopping,

Gerrie

Sustainable Shopping Bags


New bags will soon show up in Etsy

 Made of pieces of fabric that I got 
from different people cleaning up there sewing rooms


it gives a variation of possibilities of bags

Keep sewing, Gerrie 

Coasters



Cut circles of jeans 
decorate with traditional sardines 


An extra circle felt to support the hot drinks


Have fun, Gerrie

The Market


In the Netherlands you buy fabric
 by the meter on the market 


I love those markets



Nice weekend,Gerrie

Shopping bag, purple and yellow


Choose three pieces of fabric
whose colors combine well 




I like to combine 2 plain colors 
with 1 fabric with many colors 


The pockets are made extra strong 
by stiffening 


Two pockets outside and two inside the bag


Someone will do sustainable shopping 


Have a nice weekend, Gerrie

Elefant and mouse








15 x 20 cm.
A small cross stitch work,
 nice as a book cover, a wall hanging or 
as a pillow with some colored fabric around
Happy stitching, Gerrie

A new bag


A new shopping bag, this one got 
a traditional Portuguese image

"Sardines"



The appliqued sardines, 
 the first option: an orange sardine in the middle, 
I  substituted for a blue one

A button as eye of the fish


inside pocket


Straps,
I took (never used) straps from another bag 


And there we have a new shopping bag


Enjoy,     
   Gerrie

Pillows machine embroidered



A simple way to make pillows:
take a colorful fabric and felt as a backing layer
do some machine embroidery 


easy peasy, new chair pillows 


Nice weekend,
Gerrie

Mandala peacock


Peacock made for the celebration of Saint John.


So beautiful,
 made with different kind of flowers,
 this peacock looks almost like a mandala

Good weekend,
Gerrie

Quilt

A mini quilt



Winnie the Pooh,
45 x 42 cm

Painted on fabric, Quilted with black thread.
Also used: a recycled Winnie the Pooh  T-shirt.
The quilt is still for sale: Winnie quilt

Have a nice day, Gerrie

Vincent van Gogh



 Last summer we visited the place where Vincent van Gogh
 painted the "Collse Watermill".



The building is bigger nowadays than in 1884
 but it is still in use.

Have a nice holiday, Gerrie

Round pillow, Yellow pillow, Heart pillow



Round pillow, Yellow pillow, Heart pillow, 

Colorful pillows make a room joyful






Here you can find those pillows and others.

Thank you for visiting, 
have a nice day, 
Gerrie