donderdag 31 januari 2013


I always get a little stressed when I see all these blogs of mums preparing their child's birthdays months ahead. here I am, only 3 days before my little boy's birthday, thinking what quick solutions I can find to cheer up this day and make me feel less guilty ;-)
I asked him what theme he wanted for his birthday and he first came up with dinosaurs, and this morning changed to animals (in general). but i already made a dino stamp. well dino's are animals as well and we will make it up to him with the party for his friends (which i planned a little further away, to give me some more time ;-))....

I made the felt birthday hat a long time ago, but in a mysterious way i didn't make a six (and we definitely celebrated my oldest 6th birthday)...anyhow, I quickly made it and thought while making it, i also have a 9 now, so no stress for next year ;-)... napkins are also ready, now I only have to bake a cake..

dinsdag 29 januari 2013

hello hugo

we finally met our new nephew hugo. made him a stamp to let the world know he is here!

zaterdag 26 januari 2013

swedish boats

for a dear friend who left sweden to move to munich, i made this bag with an embroidery from france with swedish boats on it (you can tell by the flag on the boat) amazing don't you think? to find something like that in france.. I gave it a swedish look with the flower lining.

vrijdag 25 januari 2013

gipsy lady

I love making products on assignment. this gipsy lady will go to new york! I recently expanded my website with van flora create, where you can pick an embroidery and together we will mix and match and decide what to make with it.

woensdag 23 januari 2013


els celebrated her birthday, we made a lovely winter hike and had some tasty dutch "worstenbroodjes" my!! was that a long time ago since i had those! as a present I made a small zipperbag with some beauty products in it. the boys made lovely drawings to complete the gift.

dinsdag 22 januari 2013

warm gifts

found these really beautiful and warm gifts in my postbox. thanks kirstel from vlijtig, you cheered up my week!

donderdag 17 januari 2013


since we live in sweden at the moose lane. the moose is a big topic in this house. stije made such a beautiful drawing of a moose, I decided to make a stamp of it.

woensdag 16 januari 2013

baby mattrass

happy new year everybody! I wish all of you a happy and creative 2013. I always like sorting out our stuff in the beginning of a new year and i came along a baby mattress, which we still use once in a while for small visitors, but figured out we could use it more than occasionally. found this cool fabric at ikea and made a cover. it is now in the boys reading corner upstairs. big hit!