Someday my boy will sleep under them and have beautiful dreams.
This lovely T is made by Mafe Maria. Don't you just love it? It's called Felix.
She used a reverse applique technique. The T-shirt is for sale in her Etsy Shop. She made some other fabulous T-s, too. And some very special hats, so check her out.
Oh, that boy! Is there a new philosopher arising?
Here below is a T from Dieselaluna. That woman sews faster than she breathes. She mostly sews for girls, but made some nice boys wear, too.
And finaly, the last T for this post.
This doggy one is made by Tarapatices.
Yesterday evening I saw an episode on the BBC of "The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency". It's based on a series of books from Alexander McCall Smith and I'd like to share my enthusiasm with you. The books are funny, heart-warming and moving and are set in Botswana. Being overwhelmed with sad images about wars, starvation and other disasters from that continent it was such a relieve to read about normal daily life in a country that is stable and fairly wealthy.
The brave Mma Ramotswe encounters many problems in her agency and solves them in her own specific way. But it's not only the cases she solves, her homely life and that off the others around her is portrait in such warm African colours, you constantly smile. Or shed a tear, sometimes.
Of course the serie is different, because you miss the thoughts of the people. But they have a merit on there own and are certainly funny to watch. So if you want a bright, humurous taste of African life, you should surely tune in to the BBC on sundayevening.
(En een tip voor de Nederlanders: Ik schakel altijd de ondertiteling in, teletextpagina 888, dat maakt het makkelijker te volgen.)
Oh Africa, Africa, Africa. I hope to see more of you, someday.
This is the cover of a booklet Mark made himself. He's going to climb the Alpe d'Huez in France this summer. The booklet is meant to preserve notes about the experience.
I'm married to a man who loves to watch sport and absolutely knows everything about the NBA (basketball in the States) in the 70ties and 80ties. But now it's a whole new ballgame. The Alpe d'Heuz is a famous mountain where the pro's cycle their way to the top in the Tour the France. Many Dutch racers have won there. And now it's up to dear husband. He's strong, so he'll make it. Zet hem op, Mark!
Yesterday night I saw this wonderfull movie, Atonement. Whaw, what impressive. I loved the image-language. So typically English. Where else can you run through a tunnel of green foliage near a mansion? The music grabbed my, too. I can imagine it must be even more overwhelming when you are in the theater.
The story is about an upperclass girl and the son of her housemaid, who fall in love. (Did I already say "typically English"?) A false acccusation of the younger sister tears them apart.
And as this sounds like a simple lovestory, what gives it so much more depth is the way the different perspectives are shown. And the utter surrealism of war. So stunningly encaptured.
I've never read anything from Ian McEwan, but that won't take long. I'm anxious to start. I mean, I've got lots of time, apart from blogging and sewing. Don't I?
Vannacht heb ik bovenstaande film gezien. Zo indrukwekkend. En echt Engels, qua vorm en inhoud. Het begon al met de eerste scene, waar de prachtige muziek je meteen in de film zuigt. De beelden zijn prachtig, als in een kostuumdrama, maar dan met veel meer dynamiek en dubbele lagen, want je ziet verschillende perspectieven. Dat van een jong meisje, van twee geliefden, en op het eind van de oude schrijfster, die ooit het jonge meisje was. De beelden over Duinkerken in de oorlog zijn surrealistisch en geven de absurditeit van die dagen weer. Als je meer over het verhaal wilt lezen moet je even de link naar Wikepedia volgen, aan het begin van het bericht.
Ik ben erg nieuwsgierig geworden naar de romans van Ian McEwan, die het boek van deze film geschreven heeft. Moet makkelijk kunnen, naast het bloggen, naaien, opvoeden, de huishouding. Romans lezen :-)
This is a picture from the first Ottobre magazine I ever saw. I fell in love with the little fellow wearing his overall. It was in the summer of 2005 and as I was pregnant, I started to look for nice things I could make for the baby. I can so recall standing in the local bookstore and scrolling to all the pages with childrens wear. Bright and colourfull, with lots of stuff for boys. In that bookstore my love for the Finnish magazine was born.
At the time I thought I wasn't skilled enough to sew the overalls. In the meantime I've learned a lot, simply by doing it. Piece after piece you build up skills and confidence behind the machine. Now I'm able to make this. I have to choose a different pattern now, because Pelle's to big for this. But I definately keep the lion.