maandag 28 juli 2008


What a suprise! I got an award from vlijtig. I just started blogging an already recieved this honour. This weekend I read a small article in a dutch magazine about blogging. It said that blogging makes you more happy, funny that I saw the article just now. But anyway, the award is a good reason to treat someone with a small gift. I considered a ceramic piece, but since it is hard to send by post, I made a felt animal keychain. I also added pictures of the process. For this animalform I got inspiration during clay modelling with my boys, a remainder mould of a christmas tree (yes, my boys clay christmas trees in the middle of summer) was lmost this shape, so an animal was born. If you leave a message the next two weeks, I pick the winner and post the keychain.

The award says that I have to pay it here we go:
verwonderland, because it's inspiration for enjoyable life.
vanmarieke, nice crafting with fun fabrics.
aunty cookie, because her fabrics make me smile and her blog is inspiring.

zaterdag 26 juli 2008

"new" dress

It makes me so happy when a little change in something makes a big difference. I had this dress for a while, but found it a bit boring, so I put an elastic cord in the seam with a safety-pin.

coat for the ipod

we didn't have a protective cover for our ipod, so I decided to make one myself. Although it is nice, I think I am going to make a new one which has also space for the chains and ear plugs. But I first will have to figure out how that looks like.

donderdag 24 juli 2008

good old times

my sister and her family visited us last weekend, we had a great time. They gave us a present, which brings up memories, a holiday action book (vakantie doe boek). It's very amusing because it's not for children but for adult, "search the 10 differences", memory games, even coloring prints, it's all in there. It is made by fashion designer Hans Ubbink.

little star

last week a friend told me she is pregnant. great news, because I know she is going to be a great mom! I made her a felt star which makes a sound when you pinch it.

zaterdag 19 juli 2008

wrong color

This platter turned out quite well, but I didn't like the color when it came out of the oven, that's the difficulty with ceramic. Next time better.

finally finished

Because patterns are not my thing it took me a while to make these felt slippers. I got this ready-to-make parcel from a friend. I really like the slippers but wanted to make them more me, therefore I changed the design on the slippers. To my surprise they are quite comfortable.

donderdag 17 juli 2008

crocodiles & ducks

Yesterday I forgot to take some bread for the ducks. My boys came up with a great idea; they decided to feed the wooden crocodile some branches, problem solved.

dinsdag 15 juli 2008


I love to work with different kind of materials. Last week I decided with two friends we will follow a course on ceramics again. It's been two years since I finished years of courses on ceramics so it's time to get my hands dirty again with clay. I prefer to make my work very thin, it's fragile this way but I love the texture it gives the objects and it's always a surprise how it turns out in the oven.

zondag 13 juli 2008


After making this felt bag it turned out to be reversible. It surprised me and I am happy with the result, but I am not so happy with the handle so I am thinking of cutting of the handle (that is one of the benefits of working with felt, you can change it on the way) and make a different handle out of leather (smaller)…but I am not sure yet.

little owl

I already made this felt owl keychain for a friend of mine; she just finished her lovely new home. Because Jilles loved it so much I made him his own, he can use it to mark his backpack.

colorful felt

when I started crafting I didn't have a sewing machine and even didn't know how to operate one. Therefor I experimented with felt and I still love to work with it. This hanger I made for my youngest son.

donderdag 10 juli 2008

farm animals

A son of friends of our turned one last weekend and since my boys love the animals of schleich so much, we bought him a few. I made a little bag so he can keep his collection together.

never lost

I always loose my stuff at home, like my phone, my wallet etc. Especially when I'm in a hurry before leaving I can't find my necessary asseccories, but believe it or not I never have to search for my keys, because I made a keycoard. I also never have to search for them in my bag, which is quit handy when I'm in front of the door with two little boys. I got bored with the old one, so I made this.

woensdag 9 juli 2008

old curtains

Because my parents moved a few years ago, they have thrown a way a lot of the fabrics my mom had (she had a big collection). Luckely some fabrics survived. This is one of my favourites, old curtains. I made a keycoard out of it for my parents house (unfortunatly I don't have a picture of that). But I also made this pin cushion of it.

first steps

Yesterday my youngest son took his first steps alone. Making this first message for my blog feels the same! I'm inspired by vlijtig to make my own blog. This is such an amazing blog!
I love to create new things, from old (recycled) and new materials. Last year I followed a course on printing fabrics, it was nice, but I only made a few things with the fabrics, only gifts. So I decided to make something for myself. So yesterday I made this bag. I hope I can use it for all the extra paperwork at my job.