Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Catching up


So it has been 2 weeks since my last post, and I only found out about that this morning. In my mind it wasn’t that long at all.  I haven’t used my computer that much anyway these weeks. After deciding to make some changes in my life, I find it hard to find my own rythm, and apparantly I have to find a way to make time for blogging. I really want to keep doing this; it is so nice to share what I’m doing, and to read your comments.

In my previous post I’ve shown these fabrics too, but then with 2 skeins of yarn; so now you can see what I made with them.


A pair of socks for my mom. She is originally from the province of Zeeland, and the design on these socks is inspired by the fabrics used for the costumes in this province. My mom is having a hard time right now, so I thought it would be a nice idea to make her these. She always has cold feet; unfortunately a quality she has passed on to me.

The pattern and wool can be found here, (but only in Dutch)

Last time I also showed fabrics I was going to make blouses from. Bad luck for one of them. Mr. Murphy was sitting right next to me when I was making the first blouse (with the light fabric), and after undoing seam after the seam, the fabric became so damaged, I didn’t have any other choice than to stop with that blouse. I’ll keep the fabric to see if I can use it for smaller projects, but it will never become a blouse.

Better luck with the red one.


I’m really happy with how it turned out.The fabric is woven in a beautiful soft way, and I’m guessing this will be one of my favourite garments this fall. On it I’ve use quite large pinkish buttons.


And last but not least: today is ‘Lappendag’, a large market held every year. I’ve posted about this before, but that was a long time ago. Today I found samples for curtains. Not that I’m going to make new curtains, but I’m having lots of ideas for these.


The fabric on the left is going to be used for a new pillow for Fleur, who has already destroyed the las pillow I made her.

P.S. Usually I answer your comments, and I’m really sorry I didn’t do that this time. I appreciate it so much, when you leave a comment! I’ll try to behave better this time.

Groetjes, Dorien


Monique said...

Dorien wat een leuke "Zeeuwse" sokken. Echt heel nederlands vind ik ze met dat blauw en wit.
Ik hoop dat het zonnetje snel weer gaat schijnen voor je moeder.

Wat een prachtige blouse heb je gemaakt en wat een mooie stof! Daar ga je zeker plezier van hebben dat kan niet anders!

Groetjes, Monique
P.S. je hoeft me niet te antwoorden hoor. Dat doe je altijd heel trouw maar daar gaat enorm veel tijd in zitten en die kan je vast beter besteden :-) Ik vind het gewoon leuk om een reactie te plaatsen omdat je zulke mooie dingen maakt en daar hoef ik echt geen antwoord op terug hoor!

Corina said...

Leuke sokken en een fantastisch blouse. Jammer dat de blauwe versie niet lukte. Maar ik weet zeker dat je wel een andere bestemming vindt voor het stofje. (En voel je niet verplicht om te antwoorden hoor)

Jeanet said...

Erg goed gelukt! Zowel de sokken als de blouse :-)
En wat een tempo!

Hartelijke groet,

MaxineD said...

Nice to see you again Dorien :-).
It is a long time since I have seen fabric samples like that!! My mother would make aprons from cotton samples like those.
Love the garment you have made - it looks so vibrant and elegant.

Murakamari said...

Your mom is really lucky to get such wonderful socks!