31 March 2011

starting new things

 Above the start of an other leaf and flower shawl. It is easy to knit in the evening when there is nothing interesting on TV. This one is for me!
Below watercolor papers which are drying on this photo. They are painted on both sides.
 Made to make a new journal for a gift.

28 March 2011

The weather inside and outside today

 Outside new snow and cold, inside warm and cosy :)

26 March 2011

paper collages

 Here are two of my paper collages I made last week for the Green paper collage club.
The idea was to build a background from torn papers and make it look that they fit together.

I gave them both a title.

This one: When I am grown up.....
I also become a famous sea-captain like Michiel Adriaanszoon de Ruyter  ;0)



Bookpage, 11 x 16,5 cm.







This one:
Do I look like the queen?


:o) Queen Wilhelmina also started posing as a little girl!


Bookpage, 11 x 16,5 cm.

(photo: Mrs Inman,( Flickr)

24 March 2011

Leaf and Flower shawl

 The yarn is fyberspates scrumptious 4ply and is made of 45% silk and 55 % merino wool.
Beautiful shining and soft. The color is called Blossom. I used needle 3 mm.
The pattern is easy and I like the result.
Pattern name: Leaf and Flower shawl by Linda Choo.
Size: wide 185 cm ( 72 ") high along the spine: 80 cm (31,5")
It goes in my Etsy shop.

19 March 2011

Crazy quilt block

Eight inch block made for "Hearts and hands for Sendai" project from the CQI Yahoo group.
If you like to participate, more information HERE.

16 March 2011

fabric book pages

 This is the fabric book page I have made for Ulla in Sweden. Ulla's wish was flowers and beads.
I have made the needlefelt background from wool fleece on the embellisher.
The lace flowers are painted with Ozecraft dye. The other three flowers are from a silk plant.
The flower-hearts are filled with beads.
Also a swirl from beads on the needlefelt.
The size is 15 x 15 cm. ( 6")
Ulla wrote that she likes it :)
And she also wrote this:
A book page for March reminding me of Japan and the cherry blossom but also the sadness I feel for all the people in Japan and the contrast between a cherry blossom in March and the situation in Japan just now.

That are the same feelings I have.
It is a coincident that both March pages remind us what is happening in Japan.
I feel very,very sorry for all those people who have lost everything.

Below the fabric page Margreet in the Netherlands made for me with the theme: Japan/China.
I think it is a beautiful page and a nice addition for my next fabric book.

12 March 2011

knitting bag and shawl

A while ago I made a knitting bag from the edges of the fabric of this quilt.
At the same time I tried some fantasy stitches on my sewing machine.
I started knitting a new shawl and because the dark blue one is not ready yet I made a bag special for this one below.
The yarn is  fyberspates scrumptious 4ply and is made of 45% silk and 55 % merino wool.
 Beautiful shining and soft. The color is called Blossom. I use needle 3 mm.
The pattern is easy and I like the result so far. I have started with the edge pattern today.
Pattern name: Leaf and Flower shawl by Linda Choo.

05 March 2011

new cards

 Here are the cards I made last week. They are for birthday girls in the Fibre Fever group this year.
I used the printed old photos from a while ago.
It's always easy to have some cards ready in advance :)

03 March 2011

mother book 3

This is the 3rd double page for my "mother book".

This is the grandmother of my grandmother. She was born 100 years before me!
The handwriting which is printed on fabric is hers.
The off-white embroidered fabric on the left page is also original. It's from a nightgown.
The lace in the upper corner on the right page is original hand made bobbin lace from Belgium called: Beverse kant or Rijselse kant. It is the type of lace that was used in the cap on her head.
The pages are each 20 x20 cm. ( 8")