dinsdag 23 augustus 2011

WOYWW 116 – Summertime?

Welkom iedereen bij deze nieuwe editie van WOYWW. Weer een woensdag gevuld met allemaal verschillende bureaubladen en heel veel inspiratie. Wil je hierover meer weten, volg dan de WOYWW link op de linkerzijde van mijn blog.

Welcome everybody on this new edition of WOYWW. Another Wednesday filled with all sorts of desks and lots of inspiration. If you want to find out what this is all about, follow the WOYWW link on the left side of my blog.

En, volgens mij, hoor ik wat vragen opkomen... Waar is al het papier, de inkten en stempels? Helaas, maar op dit moment heerst er een stofjeskoorts in mijn studio. Afgelopen week ben ik nl. gestart met het maken van een paar kussenovertrekken voor onze nieuwe tuinbank. Hier kun je de eerste resultaten al zien, tijdens een paar minuten zonneschijn. En terwijl ik bezig ben met het maken van nog een paar kussens in een ander patroon, hoop ik dat de zomerse sfeer nog even in ons huis blijft hangen. De laatste paar dagen hebben nl. meer weg van de herfst dan van de zomer :-o

I can hear a few questions... Where is all the paper stuff, the inks and stamps? Sorry, but at the moment there's a fabric fever passing through my craft room. Last week I started with some cushion covers for our lovely new garden bench. Here you can see a quick view of the first results - in a few minutes of sunshine we had. I'm hoping that making a few more of these with a different pattern, will encourage the summer to stay a little bit longer in our house. The last days were more like what you'd expect in autumn rather than in summer :-o


Maar goed, het maken van deze kussensloopjes is echt een leuke bezigheid... niet omdat het de eerste keer is dat ik een rits moet inzetten, maar omdat een vriendin van mij haar lockmachine aan mij heeft uitgeleend. Met deze machine gaat dit soort werk een stuk makkelijker en vlugger. Je kunt zeggen dat dit kussen maken met een grote glimlach is :-D

But anyway, making these cushion covers is really good fun... not because it’s the first time I added a zip to them, but because my good friend borrowed me an overlocking machine. This machine makes work a lot easier and much faster. It’s sewing with a big smile :-D

Nadat al de stof is afgemeten is het tijd voor het moeilijkste gedeelte...de rits. Nadat ik de rits op de stof heb geregen, is het tijd om de naaimachine z'n werk te laten doen.
Maar wacht eens even.... welke naaivoet heb ik eigenlijk nodig?
(Hmmmm, sorry folks.... even het instructieboekje erbij.)

When all this fabric has been measured correctly, it’s time for the most difficult part…. the zip. After tacking the zip into place really carefully, it’s time to sew it with my new sewing machine…. But hang on, which foot do I need? (And, sorry folks…. where are the instructions?)

Gelukkig, dat heb ik ook weer gevonden...... maar dit is het voor vandaaag. Zoals je ziet is er een boel werk te doen. Ik hoop binnenkort jullie een foto van de nieuwe bank met alle kussens erop, en met een beetje zon, te kunnen laten zien. Tot slot kan ik alleen een glimp laten zien van de afgelopen zomerdagen in Nederland.

Have a happy, crafty and sunny Wednesday.
xFranka



Ok, found it… so that’s it for today. There’s a lot work to do as you can see. I hope I can show you a picture with the bench and all the new cushions, in a little sun, very soon. For now, I'm just giving you a peek of the last summer days in the Netherlands.

Have a happy, crafty and sunny Wednesday.
xFranka

18 opmerkingen:

Bleubeard and Elizabeth zei

These cushions are awesome. I'll take them along with the paper any day. You did a great job making them. Happy WOYWW.

sasa zei

Give me that overlocker and your garden right now! Loving the stripey fabric against the dark wood and you have some very green grass on show too. Will have to come and check it out for real...Speak to you soon!
sarah

okienurse zei

great looking cushions. Loved the post. I wish I had a green garden to look out on. It has been so hot here everything is burning up. Have a great week. Vickie

ScrappnBee zei

Your garden looks beautiful! We have had so few summer minutes this year, that I think that the sun is angry at us! We may even have to cancel our annual hike due to too much snow on the mountain passes! Good luck with the sewing! & Happy WOYWW! -Amanda

Helen zei

Great cushions - hope you get to enjoy them outside a bit longer - we have had a dreadful summer here in the UK too, for the most part...

Lunch Lady Jan zei

Hey, nice fabric!! I've never used an overlocker, so think you are very brave :D Lovely garden, by the way - I suppose all that rain had to have some benefit! xx

Jona Panesa zei

happy summer to you!!! loved the cushion cover you made!

Tertia zei

I love your cushions! The whole outside area looks so inviting!
Happy WOYWW

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards zei

Hi there Franka, I am ashamed to say I have a machine and an over-locker and know how to use both perfectly well but dont think I have used them for about twelve month, hand mended but yet to get the machine out - always going to! shame on me! happy sewing and happy WOYWW! Shaz in Oz.x

Di zei

Wonderful cushions Franka! Hope you get some sunshine to enjoy them in your lovely garden. Di xx

Sam zei

Franka those cushions are gorgeous. I always find zips tricky. I would love an overlocker too but where would I put it?
Thanks for your visit.

Angie zei

Love those cushions ....well done you putting in a zip ...I still haven't sat down and worked out my new machine ...even with my new glasses the bobbin is impossible to load ....cant believe the summer is over ...not sure it actually arrived.

Doone zei

beautiful cushions , if I was the sun I'd hang around,

dx

Spyder zei

Is there a knack at putting in zips,that's the beauty of not knowing,I haven't done it in years but I have done it, (bit hit and miss, and the zip did work! The cushions look great, have a great woyww!
(Lyn)

Elizabeth zei

A most enjoyable post and your cushions are gorgeous. Here's hoping the sun comes out so that the cushions can go out this week :) Elizabeth x #60

Sue from Oregon zei

Out summer just got here last week, so maybe it is on the way to you! Now it is way hot...strange year. Love your sewing projects! Happy WOYWW!

Shazsilverwolf zei

Your garden looks to be a beautiful place, thanks for sharing.Sorry I am late this week, Shaz

The Crafty Elf zei

Oh aren't those cushions just lovely!!!! I used to sew all the time but after seeing this it kinda makes me want to pull out my 30 year old machine again. Na, I think I need a new one actually!

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