A giveaway from my heart


Hello sweeties,


To celebrate with you my first order
and to thank you for your ongoing support and blog friendship.
You're a sweet bunch!

The winner will get a fabric heart
and a brocante magazine.

The little heart has two front sides

I used old laces,
a beautiful blue rose fabric,
embroidered a tiny flower,

and again made the seam binding flower from the tutorial of

I dyed the seam binding before using it.
And here are some of the pages inside the magazine...

So gorgeous...

The magazine is in Dutch, but photos speak for themselves.
So you will enjoy the magazine anyway
if you don't speak Dutch.

How to win?

Since this is meant for thanking my followers and celebrating with them,
I ask of you to be a follower of my blog and leave me a comment here below this post.

Make sure you leave a way for me to contact you!

The drawing will be on the 8th of November.


It's autumn now here.

Usually I love autumn.
But this year I can't seem to enjoy the beauty of this season.
I'm longing for the lightness of spring.

So I bought a blue Hydrangea.
Ah... so beautiful!

Also in my recent work you see my longing for the lightness of spring.

Here's further progress of the little book I was making.

I bound the book.
Added some laces, fabrics and water colour.
And now I'm busy with the cover.

Can't decide on it yet.

It is a happy learning process anyway. Whatever the outcome may be.
You experiment and make mistakes. And you learn from this.
Your work makes progress and that's such a joy!


Don't forget to check out the gorgeous giveaways by

Marie of Lost Bird Studio


I think this is enough for today.

Hope you'll experiment and find joy in it.

Happy crafting!

xx Wen


  1. Hello Wendy,
    What a beautiful post, filled with your gorgeous work! I find so much inspiration each time I visit. Thank you for a chance to win your lovely giveaway too.
    enJOY a lovely weekend,

  2. What lovely photos ... and your heart is exquisite ... Wishing you a beautiful weekend!

  3. Hi Wendy! I love your blog with its lovely photos and beautiful artwork. I am now following you via email. But you have been a favorite on my own blog for a while, since I discovered your's not too long ago. I'm with you on the weather!

  4. Dear Wendy, how lovely of you to have a giveaway, because of your first order !
    The heart is so beautiful and adorable , I love the fabric you used and the wonderful flower you created,-everything becomes a beautiful whole with the white laces!- And that magazine looks so wonderful, too- ofcourse I would be so happy to win!!
    Wendy is the dried flowers also from a Hydrangea? I love them both fresh and dried ,and your sweet ,beautiful little book, with the white laces and lovely fabric!!
    I will add your giveaway ,to my blog today :-)
    Many hugs from Dorthe

  5. Wendy. Wendy. Wendy. What can I say? This is absolutely STUNNING. Any other descriptive words would just be moot. How sweet of you, too, to give this away. Prayers that somebody special receives it and enjoys it every single day. I know I would!


  6. I am a follower! And love your work, just beautiful. Love the laces and needlework. Great job. Di@Cottage-Wishes

  7. Wendy,
    The heart is absolutely beautiful...I love the color blue.
    Beautiful work.
    Thanks for the giveaway.
    Warmest regards,

  8. Dear Wendy,

    oh my, such a lovely giveaway! Everything is so beautiful. You know I always wanted to learn to speak dutch, it is such a neat language. I am a happy follower of your blog and would like to please enter my name.
    Many hugs,
    Karen B. ~ Todolwen

  9. Wow, what a gorgeous post! The colors are so beautiful!! So soft, love love love!

  10. Oh Dear Wendy
    Everything is coming up roses for you (or should I say Hydrangeas!!!).
    I'm thrilled that you have your first book order - how wonderful is that?
    Your little heart is adorable and I see that you are in love with blue as it shows in your new little book too - such a gorgeous shade of blue lace fabric you are using there.
    I am so pleased to be one of your followers as I so appreciate your artwork and your blog!
    With many loving thanks to participate.
    I wish for you many many more orders too!
    Love and hugs,

  11. Oh oh oh, wat heb je toch een mooie eigen stijl!!!!!!!
    Ik hou ervan.
    Leuke give away, ik waag graag een gokje.
    Wat een mooie dingen laat je hier weer zien, heel romantisch en helemaal van jouw.
    Ondanks dat ik wat moeite heb met het vertalen van je blog ;-) kan ik hier altijd erg genieten.
    Lieve groetjes, Daphne

  12. What a beautiful giveaway, dear Wendy. The heart is simply beautiful as is your fabric book. Will post on my sidebar. Have a lovely evening and thanks for the chance:)

  13. What a beautiful giveaway! The heart is amazing, you have put so much work on it. I am sure the magazine is lovely too! I'd love to join in!I am a follower!ariadnesky(at)hotmail(dot)AriadnefromGreece!

  14. Wat heb je toch een leuk blog! En het hartje is super schattig! En gefeliciteerd met je eerste order!
    Groetjes van Marianne

  15. Je maakt niet alleen mooie harten Wen, je hébt een mooi hart! En wat zul je genieten van je schitterende blauwe hortensia, dit is en blijft toch wel één van de allermooiste bloemen, vind je niet? Zelfs nu de bloemen volledig verkleuren zijn ze mooi! Je stoffenboek ziet er super uit meis, geniet van je avond, veel liefs, Ira xox
    Ira’s Crea Corner

  16. I was so happy Dorthe had provided your blogpost. I peeped about a bit and just adore the tender lacy designs. I became a follower of ALL your sweet sites, and know I will enjoy your posts so much. A lovely giveaway. Loved the photos in the publication and being a heart collector your sweet fancy lace warms my heart. Blessed Sunday to you.

  17. What beautiful work. I have just become a follower and I'm looking forward to seeing more in the future. I would love to own the magazine. Blessings.

  18. I just found you and now am following. Love vintage lace, buttons, etc. and hearts are a favorite of mine. Love the little blue flower you embroidered on the lace. I look forward to many more posts of yours and cherish your treasures. Blessings nancythedove@aol.com

  19. I love your blue phase, you have created some stunning pieces with such gorgeous shades of blue.
    The giveaway heart has stolen my heart, it is such a lovely thing and I'd love to have it in my home. Keeping my fingers crossed :-). x

  20. I am visiting from Suziqu's. I have enjoyed seeing your lovely creations!

  21. Hi Wendy, I am so happy to have found your beautiful blog via Suzy! Your work is stunning and I'm thrilled to be a new follower. Fingers crossed for your lovely giveaway....

  22. What a beautiful handmade heart and delightful magazine! I'm a follower and love your special creations. I would be thrilled to have the sweet heart! Enjoy your week! Hugs, Diane

  23. Hi: I have been a follower for some time now and would love to win this. Blessings, Martha

  24. I love your blog Wendy! It's so light and Airy. Like a breath of fresh air! Gorgeous! Your little book is so darling. I love the way you go about things and letting them dictate the direction of your artistic endeavor. And doesn't that magazine just look fantastic! Ah! To flip through it's pages and dream! LOL!

  25. Wendy,
    Well, beautiful hearts in the post. I would be so pleased to have my name thrown in the hat for your giveaway.
    I am a new follower, and so glad I have found you.
    Thanks for stopping by my Fall Maine Trip post.

  26. Anonymous18:54

    I just found your beautiful bog through Lost Bird Studio. Marie posted your giveaway on her sidebar. I just joined your fabulous blog and I would love to be entered into the giveaway for your beautiful creation, thank you!

  27. I just found your blog, started following, and absolutely love your photos and your creations. Thank you for offering such a lovely giveaway.

  28. Oh my, so very sweet Wendy, and such pretty colours, as is your tiny book! Just like hydrangeas don't you think. :)
    I've wanted to grow hydrangeas for so long, and would you believe that when I was staying with my sister recently we saw them in the shopping centre for only $10 but forgot to go back and get one!!! Ahh well, next time. :)
    Thanks for a very generous giveaway. ♥

  29. I love all your things. They are so wonderful. I would very much enjoy winning one of your items.


  30. Oh that is soooo pretty, my favorite colors together id blue and white which I have all through my house.
    You did a beautiful job on the little heart .
    Sure I will follow you , glad to find your blog from Lost Bird Studio


  31. Your blog, projects, and photos are always so lovely to see Wendy. Thank you for your kind words on my blog, just taking it day by day...it is all I really can do. Have a great weekend! :-)


  32. Beautiful post and all the lovely pictures.

    Hugs diane


Thank you so much for leaving me a sweet message, I love reading your comments. Hugs and happy day to you! xx Wen