zaterdag, december 30, 2006

Page for Bente

This the theme for the page for Bente .
Bente her theme is a fairy taile ore a legend from your country ore around you home town

Statue of Grutte Pier in his hometown of Kimswerd
Pier Gerlofs Donia of Kimswerd (1480? - October 28, 1520) was a Frisian pirate and freedom fighter. He is most well known by his Frisian nickname "Grutte Pier" (in the old Frisian spelling "Greate Pier"), or by his Dutch aliases of "Grote Pier" and "Lange Pier". These nicknames all refer to his legendary size and strength. His life is for the most part shrouded in legends, but there is no doubt that he really existed.
He was a farmer in the West of Friesland at the beginning of the sixteenth century in the village of Kimswerd near the city of Harlingen. His village was plundered by a band of mercenaries in 1515 during a civil war between Schieringers and Vetkopers, the latter in favour of the Burgundian/Habsburg rule over the Low Countries, the others against. During the sacking of Kimswerd Pier's wife, Rintze Syrtsema, was allegedly raped and killed. For this reason Pier started a guerrilla war against the Burgundian party and allied himself with Charles of Egmond, Duke of Gelre (1492-1538) the foremost opponent of the Burgundian Duke Philip the Handsome (1494-1506) and after him his son Charles V (1515 - 1555).
Pier's armed band, known as the Arumer Zwarte Hoop (Arumer Black Heap, as in group/mass of), was mainly active against the Dutch and the Burgundians at sea where he captured many English and Dutch ships. In the biggest battle of his career, in 1515, he captured 28 Dutch ships, which earned him the nickname: the "Cross of the Dutchmen". He bestowed the title "King of the Frisians" on himself, though. In 1517 he landed an army in the Dutch province of Holland and sacked the towns of Medemblik and Alkmaar.
According to legend, Pier forced his captives to repeat a shibboleth to distinguish Frisians from Dutch and Low Germans:
Bûter, brea en griene tsiis: wa't dat net sizze ken, is gjin oprjochte Frys.
(Butter, rye-bread, and young cheese: whoever cannot say that is not a true Frisian.)
Despite his successes Pier could not turn the Burgundian/Habsburg tide and he retired disillusioned in 1519. He died peacefully in bed in the Frisian town of Sneek in the year 1520 on October 28.
After his death Pier grew into a hero of Frisian folklore and tales abound which relate of his superhuman strength. A great sword which quite possibly belonged to Pier is kept at the Frisian museum in Leeuwarden. It measures 2.12 meters in length and weighs over 6 kilograms. To have wielded such a weapon he must have been a man of unusual stature indeed.
In his hometown of Kimswerd a statue reminds people of the village's hero. The line of text on the foot of the statue simply reads "Grutte Pier
And now I have to make a page of this story
I hope it works

donderdag, december 28, 2006

The Blues

This is the cover of a Fabric Art Journal swap .
The theme is green and blue , there are 10 ladies in this swap it is on yahoo
The cover was the first step to take ,I took the colors of the theme .
The back ground fabric I deyed a little time ago but it is perfect for the theme
I jused merino wol and felted it on the embellisher , I started FME but later I got into the hand embriodry

zondag, december 24, 2006

eye of the soul

The proces is going on and I did some thing diverent ,,I never used paint in a quilt
but there must be a first time for everything ,,,
I think the background for more embriodery is good now
I used paint from dreamline I follow a workshop there ,
they sell wonderful paint for fabrick
Please feel free to comment it is my first time I use paint so I like some comment I can use

zaterdag, december 23, 2006


Some embriodery is done. I like to let you see the proces of this page .
Thid page wil take some time ,I wil adde more embriodery and i think some beading aswel.

I added some embriodery on the eye .
I try to make the eye more lively
Dont now if it wil work but i have to try

woensdag, december 20, 2006

page for kim and kitty

this page is for kitty it is the backside
a little pocket for some info
It is not finished yet more beading and embriodery .
The page for Kim is the next picture
Here theme is the eye of the soul
when i was thinking about that I found a
qoute ,,,,,,,,,,
,,Imagination is the eye of the soul ,,
and that got me started

I have to do an other page
the one for Bente this keeps
me very busy .

I have an idea but I am not
sure howe to do it on fabric

So I wil embrioder and maybe
this wil give me more ideas

maandag, december 18, 2006

Take a stitch Tuesday challenge

When I started on the internet and a blog

and I discoverd Flickr . my first challenge

was bags of fun. and fun is was .

this is the bag I made it is made from an old jeans .

Sharon B did this challenge and now she hase an other challenge.

Take a stitch Tuesday challenge ,

On 2 januari it wil start and every week Sharon wil explore a stitch .

There are over 100 stitchers that are going to participate .

I think this wil be great .

old habit ! new habit?

This is new ,I started whit the charmes and Arlee opend a new group on Flickr 1 inch squared

I made little block,s 9, 1 inch fiber pieces ,I put them on black felt ,

This is an old habit knitting ,I made so many Hats, soks,jumpers, and all other things ,

and now I am knitting again for my granddauther Emily .
I hope she likes it

zondag, december 17, 2006

Fabric charmes

A new challenge on Flickr Fabric art charm bracelet swap,
I have to make 15 fabrick charmes and 14 other ladies do the same ,then we send it to Ruthrea and she wil make a bracelet for all of us .

I made 15 charmes , black felt whit wol felted on the embellisher
than I added some beads and made a eyelet in them .
there almost the same

On the front and the backside I have made beads ,the charme is 1 1/2 - 1 1/2 inch
Ruthrea will submit the charm bracelet to quilting arts magazine / cloth paper sciorrs publactions:

I hope she gets it done it is a wonderful idea .

woensdag, december 13, 2006

Pages finished

this is the backside of the page for Laura Lee ,I wanted to make a sort of little bag to put a little book in .for the quote and some info .

so from layers of organza worked on whit the embellisher i made a sort of pigeon hole
and I must say I like it ......

I added some beads and made a little book

The last picture is from the finished page for Arlee


The book covers for my journals from the past are going very well I finished an other cover
And don,t they look great ????

vrijdag, december 08, 2006

book covers

Book cover one closed and one open .the bookcover are made for my journals .
the journals have a black cover and I made a fabric cover
handdeyed fabric the green one :snippits of fantasie fiber and angelina layerd whit organza ,
FME and I burnt a little of the organza .
The orange one : feathers and on top organza ..

maandag, december 04, 2006

Backside of Arlee,s page

I have made some pages now for the art journal swap, Anthology, but they are all front sides and I have to make a backside to ,when that is ready i can send them out .
I started on Arlee ,s page ,
hand deyed fabric for the background and some mull I deyed to On the first photo you can see that i made some flowers on top of the flowers are some other flower I wil embrioder this ones

the idea was to create dept in the page ,I dont now if it wil work but i try .
so on to the working place to add more embriodery and beading .

vrijdag, december 01, 2006

Laura Lee.s Page

Wel Laura Lee your Page is done now ,The Backgroud is Handeyed fabric ,layers of arganza and tule on top ,this is FME end then whit a heat gun a little burnt so you can see the fabric
Than a added some fantasie fibers ,on the embellisher I made with merine wol and organza
the (figures ) and I FME them on top .

dinsdag, november 28, 2006

New group on Flickr

WEl you never no what you wil do
I made a new group on Flickr for the embellisher I think this wil work
I hade many questions about the embellisher and there are many how have a attechment on there sewingmachine but dont now howe to juse it ore the things you can do whit it
so I hope we can learn from all the things we see I hope this wil work and you join me and so many others
lets make ART

THe embellisher

The Embellisher: I get many questions about the embellisher so maybe this gives you some idea what the machine can do .I have not explored al of the things it can do I learn every time I work whit it but it is very great to see al the lovely things you can do whit it

The 7 needles where you work whit ,the needles have barbs htey punch the fabric ,wol and al sorts of things

you can see the diverents on the silk when worked on whit the embellisher

Silk wil be worked on whit the embellisher

maandag, november 27, 2006

Art Share Meme

I am a little late whit some things ,I am to busy .but I wil send the art pieces for the Art Share Meme this weekend .Than I have time for an other swap , the Fabric art Journals ,, I have to do a lot I only have done 3 pages so there are much more pages to go .

The opening of the exhibition was very good ( it is my first so ) I think every thing is good ,
The exhibition is until 30 dec , maybe I sell some things but anyway it so much fun to do this ,

The cards of the swap swap on flickr are on the way I recieved 2 and they are wonderful it was very nice to do this . when I have all the cards I let them se you on my blog ,
I send all the ladies the same stuff and it is so lovely to see what they have done whit it
I posted some pictures on flickr the card from Gunnels and the card from Bente so enjoy the cards are wonderful

donderdag, november 23, 2006

Yes a Front Page

When I sarted this I hade now idea what it would be . Yesterday evening I was working on it again and then it was clear to me, it wil be the front page of the fabric art journal we are working on .

It hase many technieks ,Embriodery ,Free motion Embriodery,Needle felting ,Beading ,

the back ground are little pieces of fabrick on top of that layers of organza and silk I burnet some littel holes in the organza so you can see pieces of fabrick .
Hand embriodery and FME. Whit the embellisher I made the green piece it is organza and merinowol punched together .I love to work on the embellisher you can do so many wonderful things whit this machine I have it now for 2 years and I find new things to do on it every time

maandag, november 20, 2006

Book for ATC's

I made an other book for ATC's the first one I made it now on the exhibition and I wanted to have one at home . It is not my color but I like it anyway ,

On the blog of Sharon B there are some wonderful book cover she hase a class on Joggles and they make wonderful things ,
Maybe when I am not so busy I wil go on that class I love what they do there.

On the 2nd of Januarie 2007 Sharon also stards an other challenge "Take a Stitch Tuesdays"
This looks like fun to me and you learn a lot ,
check out her blog to find out more .

zaterdag, november 18, 2006

no Title ,,yet,,

working on a piece a lot of every thing
little pieces of fabric sew together it was not much and I did not now what to do with it ,,
and then a layerd it with organza and burnt it
more organza and free motion embriodery

I added a little piece felt and organza needlefelted on the embellisher , I made some machine embriodery on it ,
and now I am adding hand embriodery

dinsdag, november 14, 2006

Page from Dianne

From Dianne I recieved yesterday this wonderful page The front page is a Magpie on it's nest and in the nest is a little bag for the info, on the back are leaves the texture is so wonderful She used great materials and fine Free machine embriodery , It is a great Page ,Thank you so must Dianne

zondag, november 12, 2006

Exiting Day

I went to the galerie today where my work wil be on exhibition
It is so exiting I did not now what to expect
The owner only saw my work on internet and I hade to pic the things to show

But is was very great she loved my work and she wanted every thing I took to show to her
And what a wonderful place I put her site in my links so you can see some photos

The exhibition starts at 24 november and find it al very exiting
I wil show many photos of the opening and the exhibition there wil be more artists showing there work

I let you in on the progres of it all

the site of the galerie

zaterdag, november 11, 2006

Red for Textile Tuesday

This is it now the finish of it and I am pleased

For the textile tuesday RED

in progres

I am not sure this wil work so I added more gold bands ,and go and see what is in my stas,

And then I see a left over from the goedies i got from Arlee so her it goes and I think this is it
Yes this wil be very nice

red it goes on

My machine is back again so I can work on my red piece ,and added some FME, At this moment I am not very happy with it so I must add more

A piece of needle felted wol with organza and FME ,It stil is not what I want it to be,more gold band added,And Imust take a cup of tea and think about it,not happy yet.

donderdag, november 09, 2006


This day is very WAuw I hade a very busy day at work, and went to my son how hase his birthday ,
and when i got home there were many phonecalls waiting for me ,
but this was the best,, a invitaton for a exibition ... I never dreamed that this will happen to me ,,,but ......................................................

I wil let you now ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, I am so,,,,,,,, wauw ,,I dont now yet,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

woensdag, november 08, 2006

Red for Textile Tuesday

I wil let you see the proses of making this piece for the textiele Tuesday
The first thing was looking for the richt fabric ,this is a piece of silk left over from a fabric journal I have made .
On the embelisher I made a altering in the fabric .

It is not good to see but if you look very good oyu see some needle felted wol I made on the embellisher

I got some mull, wol,punched it togeter on the embellisher and added it to the silk ,
I wamted to add some FME ,,, but my machine brook and I have to get it to the man to get it fiksed so I an you have to wait until this weekend , so sorry ,
when I am in the mood I like to go on ,, but I have to wait , it is so hard .....

dinsdag, november 07, 2006

The 9 ATC's

Here are the 9 ATC's .
The first rowe the first card,,Peggy made that one on her own
The first rowe second card,,, Jutta send fabric to me I made the first embelisment and Peggy finished it
The 3 card I send the fabrick Jutta mad the first embelisment and peggy finished it

The 2e rowe
1e card Peggy fabrick Jutta first embelisment I finished
2e card Jutta fabrick peggy first embelisment I finished
3e card I made that one on my own

The 3e rowe
1e card Peggy fabrick I firste embeliment Jutta finished
2e card Jutta mad that one on her own
3e card Isend the fabric Peggy mad the first embelisment Jutta finished it

Thank you ladies for the ATC game It was so muts fun and we have some wonderful cards
I played the game with Jutta and Peggy .
Jutta does not hase a Blog but Peggy hase ..

ATC game

Here you see 3 sets of atc's Yhe first ones I made ,sun printed fabrick on the embellisher I made felt with angelina fiber and mull . this is machine embrioderd on the sun printed fabric .
I added some beads and some hand embriodery . I wil send one to Peggy and one to Jutta and one for my .I also send them a piece of fabrick and I got a piece of fabrick from them we made the embellisments and then send it to the next person how wil finished of

The next set is fabrick from Peggy , than Jutta made the first embelisment ,and I finished it

the 3 set is the same way Jutta send the fabric to Peggy how made the first embelisment
and I finished it . Peggy and jutta also made 3 sets of ATC's the same way I did ,now we have 9 ATC's and we send Peggy 3 and jutta 3 and I got 3 from jutta and 3 from Peggy ...are you still whit me..... and so now I have 9 diverent ATC's And they are so beautiful

maandag, november 06, 2006

working on some pages

Yes working on some pages I have 2 pages completed now ,I have to do the backside of Arlee's
Page but I got an I dea for ,The window to the soul , For Kitty
Lots of little pieces of fabric, FME on a background In the middle a door to a little window ,
what is behind that window is stil in progres ,
The last page is the backside of the Peace prayer,Al little pocket with little gifts and tags