2 Mar 2012

Dutch ladies

Hallo everyone,
Yesterday I came across these two cute Dutch ladies
in the thriftshop.
 

Instead of being in a frame,
they will be drinking there cup of tea on a new bag!
The ladies are embroidered so pretty..


They even have golden detaills.

A few posts ago I told you about the new Cath Kidston book I bought.


Wel I finished the little stitchery that was included.


I had to embroider on a plastic looking 'stramien'
(it's supose to be soluble)
And now it's time to do the test..
and wash it.


I used hot tap water and rubbed real softly.
The plastic layer mraculous dissipated as yellow carmine.
What a great invention this is!


Now it only has to dry and I can make the little purse.
So enough to do this weekend.


And for you all a little bit of spring,
with these flowers (in thriftshop scales).


Groetjes Heleen

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19 comments:

  1. Heerlijk die leuke dingen die je bij de kringloop kan vinden! Die 2 vrouwtjes in klederdracht maken vast iets unieks van de tas!

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  2. Hmmm... I like Dutch Ladies..
    Groetjes hanneke

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  3. I wish I could spend a day with you thrift shopping. :0) You find the sweetest goodies!
    Thank you for sharing about the solluble material. I have been so curious about it. Just think of the possibilities. :0)
    Your flowers are lovely.
    Have a wonderful weekend.

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  4. Heel erg leuk om de dametjes in een tas te verwerken.

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  5. Leuk, twee Zeeuwse dames aan de thee!
    En ik snap 'm hoor, van het oplosbare stramien ;-) lief borduurwerkje is het geworden.

    fijn weekend.

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  6. beautiful! and i love the containers the beautiful flowers are in as well!

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  7. How amazing that you are able to find these lovely embroidered pictures in various thrift shops. What treasures! The way in which you respectfully recycle them into your bags is a perfect blend of form and function, retro and contemporary.

    I do like the "look" of that disappearing embroidery mesh, too.

    Best wishes. xo

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  8. Wat leuk. Ga de winkel in de gaten houden.

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  9. Love the little Dutch ladies and your embroidery - lovely.
    Liz @ Shortbread & Ginger

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  10. i love your cross stitch find..and the idea of recycling it into a bag is clever..here in australia there is a lot of cross stitch languishing in op shops..i buy it too mostly to enjoy in frames but i found some cross stitch birds recently that i'd like to make into a cushion..

    and the spring flowers are beautiful and they harmonise so well with the other things in your post..

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  11. Your projects are enchanting....I have been visiting your blog for a few months and you always have such pretty things on your blog...

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  12. How lovely ,im very keen on embroidered pictures ,would love to attempt one one day xx

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  13. Mooie vondst die dames!! Wordt hoe dan ook een prachtige tas! :-)

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  14. Dutch Ladies Rock!
    fijn weekend x

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  15. The stitchery is wonderful! And that stabilizer is such a good idea!! I'll have to keep an eye out for that.

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  16. Ik verbaas me er over wat je iedere keer voor een prachtvondsten hebt van de kringloop. Volgens mij zijn het Dutch Sisters!

    Groetjes, Suzanne

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  17. een kleurige zondag gewenst op deze grauwe dag!

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  18. D'you know you must go to the most amazing thrift shops, and be an expert at finding treasure. All your finds are just wonderful!

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Thank you :)
Groeten, Heleen en Corry

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