I must be feeling Patriotic

Do you feel you are surrounded by red white and blue at the moment? Well I suppose it depends where you live. In the UK currently, the shops are full to the brim with patriotic goodies. Not only are we hosting the Olympic games this summer but the Queen is celebrating her Diamond Jubilee; so union jacks at the ready folks.

I have been surrounded in my sewing room too and have been filling up my etsy shop. Take a look if you have a moment. thanks, Anita x

Christmas shop update

I have been at a couple of fairs over the past few months selling my creations. It has been great fun to meet customers and realise that there are people out there with the same style and tastes as my own! I make things I love and hope others do too.

I have just updated my shop with some new items if anyone is looking for christmas stockings.

Or somethings to fill those stockings.

Or there are little gifts to give to teachers or as a gift for a hostess.

Thanks for stopping by and thank you for all your support. x

Open House

A few weeks ago……

……. I stepped out of my comfort zone of hiding behind a computer and stepped out into the big world and said. “Hi I’m Anita, and I love to sew”

30 of my friends from in and around The Hague were invited round to my house for tea and coffee and to look (and buy) my Heart of Holland items.


I made a few different things that I don’t sell in my online store, like some doorstops.


I made some pretty canvas bags, to fold in your handbag for any purchases made when out and about.


Some fabric drinks coasters, because you can never have enough


Here is the other end of the table with the rest of the goodies.

DSC01293The day was such a success I have been busy with custom orders ever since. I will definately be having another open house, it was a lot of fun.

Until next time……..

New items

I have been added a few more things to the shop. Please take a look, I hope you like what I have made!

New Shop

I have BIG news.

I have just opened a little shoppette (it is too small to call a ‘shop’) on Etsy. After some lovely emails from some supportive people, especially from Vanessa, I thought “what’s stopping me?”. So I just got on with it. 

Drawstring bag

The shop is called Heart of Holland and you can use the blue etsy button on the side to go straight to it. I will mostly be using dutch fabrics with perhaps a little Cath Kidston occasionally or some other special fabric. At the moment there is only drawstring bags for sale, and I will be making mini tote bags for little girls, aprons and bunting as well when the rest of my supplies eventually get here. 

Please drop in over the next few weeks and see what else I have added. I would love to hear your feedback.

I hope you like what you see.

Thanks for your support