Archive for July, 2010


• Crocheted mini pouch

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This is a little pouch that can be finished in no time. I just used single crochet and you don’t need a sewing machine, because it is small all sewing can be done by hand. You could use it to hold your money when you go out without your jacket or purse. It easily fits […]

2 Comments July 31st, 2010


• Butterfly paper garland

butterfly-paper-garland

Last night I was struck by some creative inspiration. I think you will recognize the urge to try it immediately. Back in December last year, Fifi Mandirac offered as an advent one PDF paper design each day. I printed them on plain paper and cut butterflies from it and sandwiched them with glue on a […]

1 Comment July 5th, 2010


• Strawberry and cream quilt – WIP

strawberry-and-cream-quilt-esprit-de-famille

I started this quilt back in 2008. The pictures below are from September that year. A year later I finished the top by sewing all the blocks together. And today I finally made a decision on the backing, and finished the simple quilting. For the linen fabric backing I was inspired  by the French book […]

5 Comments July 3rd, 2010

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    Hi, I'm Petra, I live in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. I’m running my own business byPetra: selling creative materials, like ribbons in scandinavian style, cute Lecien fabrics and many more, I also organise craft workshops.

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