Sonata: Pancake day doesn't exist as such in Holland ....though Carnival is celebrated in the south of the country . But that doesn't matter in a country where pancakes are everyone's favourite meal and eaten in industrial quantities by all , all year round . There are even special pancake ships in every big town . I think it's a franchise thing . Ours , in Leeuwarden , is a pretty two-masted clipper , moored in the center of town , where you can choose from a huge variety of pancakes for a cheery , filling supper . And the ideal place for children to hold a pirate birthday party .Still , we'll be eating our pancakes at home tonight and I must get back to work on a little quilt .....looking as graceful and diligent as the Leicester Seamstress , I hope . ( Sculpture by James Walter Butler RA and put up to celebrate the countless hosiery workers who made Leicester wealthy .)
SmitoniusAndSonata is a mother and daughter collective blog.
London based Smitonius (Jessamy) makes one of a kind jewellery using vintage buttons, as well as a combination of beads from all over Europe: from lampwork ones by a range of UK artists to vintage and modern glass beads.
Sonata is a miniature quilt maker based in the North of Holland (Leeuwarden). Geraldine Keyzer is already known to collectors of Hitty dolls and owners of vintage dollhouses. She likes to use vintage as well modern cotton to create a range of quilts from simple One Patch to the more complex Grandmother's Garden.