Friday, February 23, 2007


Mijn draadjespaleis
wat moet ik zonder jou
stofvrij,liever niet

Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Nationale feestrok

Here you see a little crazy-quilt skirt made for me in 1948, I was 5 years old. It was 3 years after the war and we got another queen,Juliana.In case of that, a woman who had been in prison during the war asked women to make a memory-skirt and called it the National Liberation-skirt or National festal-skirt. The intention was to use fabric with a memory good or sad. You can understand after 5 years war there where lots of such memories.
The rules were: make underneath points and put your name on it as you can see on the photo when they where made with that rules you could go to an office in Amsterdam and they put an imprint in it and you could add some orange ribbon. This is not happen to this skirt.
2 neightbour-girls made officials for themselves and from the scraps they made one for me.
Those skirts are well kept in musea the last years. Some of them are embroidered with names of people who felt in the war, also with the names of queen and princesses everyone had his own way of using the memory of the years behind.
So I thought this piece of crazy-quilt is worth to show.
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This is my first crazy-quilt.
You can see 12 blocks 12/15 centimeter. The result you can see in the middle. Such much fun to create this it made me just crazy!!! I'm very pleased with the results it is hanging in our livingroom. Enjoy with me.

Sunday, February 11, 2007

This are my
Very small boxes they belonged to my dear oma . I always played with them when I was a child.
In fact I saved my milk-tooth in one of them, haha.
They must be about 100 year by now.
I printed the photo's of them on fabric and already made one heart of it.
So enjoy with me when you look at those "treasures"