Tuesday, 18 November 2008

Knitting and sewing.
















It will be quite after the arts trail, that's what I thought. But no way. The school fair is this weekend and with just a few left overs from the arts trail there was a lot of sewing to do.
Then we have the annual dancing concert from the girls and of course I'm helping with sewing costumes. It's great fun but I still have to do it.

I tried to make some different items for the school fair then I did on the arts trail. The roll-up pencil cases were a big hit so I will sell those again and I made some note books. I love them, so I hope other people also will love them.
And last but not least I've got a pile of dutch magazines ( no time for reading yet , just looking through them) from a friend and I spotted some great house socks. With time in the evening when the sewing machine needs some rest I did some knitting , all the girls in our home love them so I have to knit a bit longer. I made the first pair for myself. That is not what I usually do but this time I gave myself the first choice. Sometimes you have to treat yourself after all the hard work!

7 comments:

KikiMiss said...

I'm so glad you're going to keep these house socks for yourself. What beautiful colours together, I love brown and pink...probably because it reminds me of chocolate hee hee hee.

Andi said...

You are very good to give so much of your creative energy to the school. I will be a school mum next year so I hope I can do even half as much as you.
The notebooks are especially lovely.
Andi :-)

willywagtail said...

The pink flowers on the brown socks is perfect. I also like the note books - such a personal look don't you think. Cherrie

Suzie Sews said...

love those slippers

Simone de Klerk said...

Leuke blog! Mooie spullen. Wat knap, dat jullie jullie droom hebben waar kunnen maken.

Marianne@Songbirdisnesting said...

Ik vind de kladblokken helemaal geweldig! De sloffen zijn ook leuk, maar ik heb altijd zo´n koude voeten dat ik sloffen tot aan mijn knieen nodig heb LOL.
Groetjes, Marianne

lisette said...

Goed van jou!! Tuurlijk was dit eerste paar sokken van jou! hard gewerkt, wel verdiend. En wat een gave sokken. Ik zit nog met die brei issue dus ja.. beetje jaloers ben ik wel! Heel mooi..

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