April 26, 2010

Tip Top Tas

When you ordered something from VANMARIEKE's webshop in the last few weeks, you might have received a nice goodie together with your order. Why those goodies? They were donated to VANMARIEKE by other webshops to promote their shop and make a nice little present too!

Tip Top Tas has donated goodies too and the webite is really worth a visit!
Not only is she selling beautiful bags from various talented designers and nice accessories like keycords and cardholders but she sells also the Bag-in-Bag. This handy bag is a perfect solution if you have more than one bag or a bag just like I have, always looking for my keys and other stuff.
By the way, if you like to donate a goodie too to promote your (web)shop/site (it will only cost you a few goodies), please send me an e-mail and I will send you some more details.

April 23, 2010

Welcome to our World

He is here already! Our little nephew Willem was born last Tuesday. A month before his due date, he decided to come and surprised us all. My sister was visiting a friend in Den Haag (she lives in Den Bosch), when labour started and a few hours later, little Willem said hi to the world in Den Haag. Quite a funny story, don't you think? Luckily his mom and Willem are doing fine and will be home later Today.

April 21, 2010

On The Beach

We spent last weekend in a little house near the sea to celebrate the 40th wedding anniversary of my parents. Lots of laughter, good food, wines, sunshine and sand! The boys couldn't be more happy, playing at the seaside and throwing little shells, stones and twigs in the water. Really a little holiday! Thanks mum and dad!

April 15, 2010

In The Garden

With the weather getting better, it was time to clean the sandbox of the boys. They really like playing in it but they couldn't because the sand was dirty and the box needed a new cover. So, we bought new sand and I made a new cover for it. Very easy to make with laminated tablecloth and a few pieces of sewing elastic. Ready for a new summer!

April 9, 2010

Good Luck

For Annemiek (Zevendwergen), she is the lucky one to win an embroidery pattern, congratulations!
And for all the other people who could use a bit of luck, you can now make a Good Luck Doll for them, the pattern (in Dutch) is available in the shop.
Have a nice and sunny weekend!

April 4, 2010

Sublime Stitching (+ give away)

I found these really cool and funky embroidery patterns from Sublime Stitching and they are now for sale in the shop. How about an embroidered Matryoshka on a jeans jacket? Or an embroidered rocket on a school bag for boys? I think I'll go for the embroidered owl (of course!) on a simple white linen skirt that I bought yesterday.
And how about you? I am giving away one Sublime Stitching pattern to one of you. Just tell me what would you embroider and on what (there are more patterns to choose from, see the shop)? Leave me a message before or on Thursday, April 8th and I will draw the lucky winner on Friday.