maandag 29 september 2008

Etsy shop online!

I finally opened the Etsy shop. Go to sellers and surch for" BlumaBlue" and you will find me. The url does not work for the moment.

There are only a few items for sale for the moment like my Prissy and my Poppy doll and one of the T shirts but I plan to put more items in as soon as I got the time.

On top you see my Poppy doll. It is 26 cm / 11 ¨ high and is made of new cotton and felt and stuffed with new polyester filler. In her tummy she has a little plastic squaker.

This is Prissy. She is 12¨ / 30cm high. I love her sweet face and her "rasta" like curls.
She also is made of new cotton fabric and felt and also has new polyester stuffing and a squaker in her tummy.
Hope you like them too.

I aim to put not only dolls in the shop but also some small quilted items like pillow covers and small quilts and also some vintage items.

zondag 7 september 2008

Still not online

September has come and that means starting a new year of teaching patchwork and quilting. One week out of two is devoted to that. The problem with that is that I need to put all the items that I am working on for the Etsy shop away in my guestroom. The next week everything move downstairs again.... I should work in the guest bedroom but I like to work in the living room...because the laptop is in the guest room and I get destracted by it. I spend far to much time online.

The Etsy shop is still not online because I needed to get a new emailadress if I wanted the shop under the BlumaBlue name. I am not a crack on the computer so that took a while. Then another problem put his head up. I ordered some labels to put on my items but the colors came out all muddy so I could not use them. A new design for the banner and labels was bougth and hopefully these designs will produce nice fresh labels and cards. On top of the page you can see the new banner.

In the mean time I try to work hard on making the items for the shop.
I give you a small preview of what I am working on.

Little baby T-shirts with vintage pictures adorned with lace and ribbons.

Lunch or wash bags in a nice quality oilcloth on the outside and fully lined with a beautiful cotton fabric.

I hope you like them! Next time some more items I am working on. See you!

donderdag 7 augustus 2008

Starting up a new blog

Hello to all creative people! This is a new blog where I hope to tell you about the things I create and make.

I am busy starting up an Etsy shop that will have the same name as this blog. Trough this blog and my Etsy shop I hope to meet other creative bloggers and make some friends with simular interests.
All my life I have been creating. I had good examples at our house. My mother is a fabulous seamstres and my father could make everything he saw. He also dabbled in oils and watercolor painting. So from early on in my live I was no stranger to creative things.
From my earliest childhood I made things. It started with cutting up hankerchiefs to make dolls clothes! Following on to making ragdolls. When I got married I soon became mother to two children and the next creative stream emerged from having them. I started making some things for my childrens like pillows and toys and clothing. After a while, I was a stay at home mom, I started making quilts. The children are now 34 and 31 and I am still making quilts.
I have a huge stash of fabric in the house so now I am planning to use part of that to make other things than quilts. There will be always quilts in the house but I will never have enough lives to finish all the fabric that I have collected.

To give you an idea how much fabric I have....This is only part of my fabric stash! There are some 12 drawers full of fabric too!!!As you can she even this amount I will never finish in my lifetime. So maybe I will also start selling up a bit of that too! The house is bursting out of its seams!!!

On the top of this page you see the quilt that is an impression of my front garden. I love blue flowers so my blogname comes from that and....from a little Maine Coon cat that I have.
Apart from teaching patchwork and quilting for 25 years I also run a little Maine Coon cattery.

One od my other big interests is cooking. So from time to time you will find some recepies here too since I think that cooking is a highly creative proces.
This is my first introduction to you all. Hope to meet other creative souls so leave me a little message!