Tuesday, 26 July 2011

Just because it makes me happy

Nothing really special. I just saw the beads and just have to have them. The two bracelets are made to be worn together. But also look nice when worn alone. I just love the little babooskha en geisha beads.
One I've made pink/purple and blue to match all my purple outfits, the other is multi-color.

Monday, 25 July 2011

Terra Maris, 12th century Motte-and-bailey castle reconstruction

During our vacation this year we visited Terra Maris, museum for the natural scenery of the province of Zeeland. Although we loved the museum and the surrounding gardens we mainly visited it for the 12th century Motte-and-bailey castle reconstruction they have. There are only three of these reconstructions in Europe. The other two are in France and in Germany. As these reconstructions are rare and the furniture inside is made by a good friend, Mark Beusen. We decided to visit it while on vacation in Zeeland.

Nice view on Castle Westhoven.

Here are some more pictures of Westhove Castle

A rare view a 12th century castle and a 17th century castle side by side.

Sunday, 17 July 2011

Lace collar and insert.

Yesterday I worked on a lace collar and insert for an Edwardian shirtwaist. The lace I used is all cotton and vintage/antique. So it has flaws and some parts are quite fragile. But old lace is so much more delicate and elegant than most modern laces available in stores. I lined the insert with white chiffon silk to protect it a little from the strain of wearing.

Sunday, 10 July 2011

Another day at the Archeon

Yesterday was another relaxed day in the Archeon. We where chatting with friends and enjoying the view of the kids playing together. I even finished a pair of white nalebound socks I started working on earlier.