maandag 26 december 2011

maandag 19 december 2011


Painting the hall has gone ever so quick this week with the help of a very brave assistant this time. Finding little white footsteps allover the house were just a minor detail considering the time that was saved.....ahum!

zaterdag 17 december 2011


This year the Xmas tree is made of WOOL and fluorescent tape. You can easily make it anywhere in your home as long as you have an empty wall somewhere. The decorations i bought on my travels to Nepal (wooden figures) and China (flower + pearl garland) and India (horse). The felt snowflakes are from Ikea and the crochet potholders from a restaurant shop.
The 2 small silver cut-out ornament and heart are designs from my friend Eline. On the cabinet lies a crosstitch cloth from a vintage shop.
It's oh so nice to see enthusiastic reactions from people on PINTEREST! Hope the tree can be an inspiration for some for next year's holiday season. And how great it would be if the kids at school could make one to display all the cute stuff they made! I had not even thought about that, wonderful idea by Katie Heaps!

zondag 11 december 2011


Watch the booktip on the Dutch 101 WOONIDEEËN blog of 'Eline's Winterhuis book'! it features the photo's of the book, the launch at the x-mas party and i am ever so proud of them showing my printed X-MAS PLACEMAT AND SWEETS. Today is another good day! Thank you Monique van der Vlist of 101W!(do have a peek at her blog too!)
Beware of the april 2012 issue of this creative interior magazine for more! Also the blog of the English magazine 'Mollie Makes' has placed a very nice article on their blog, read more here!

dinsdag 6 december 2011


I came across the brilliant illustrations of these famous girls made by Katja Spitzer, they are so cute!
I also love her funny little doodles!! i case you wonder what doodles are exactly:

doodle is an unfocused drawing made while a person's attention is otherwise occupied. Doodles are simple drawings that can have concrete representational meaning or may just be abstract shapes. Stereotypical examples of doodling are found in school notebooks, often in the margins, drawn by students daydreaming or losing interest during class. Other common examples of doodling are produced during long telephone conversations if a pen and paper are available.( info Wikipedia)

zondag 4 december 2011


My little monster in clay..

zaterdag 3 december 2011


In my friend Eline's 2nd interior book, a beautiful illustrated guide for making your own home decorations, i participated designing the sweets and cakes with their recipies. (see my earlier post :-)
Preparations for the party started on the monday before on which i helped Eline decorating the location in Veenendaal and setting the special X-mas table. We had a lot of fun that day! including my two little monsters (doggies).  
On wednesday the 30th, the day of the actual bookparty, many people were invited to see the works from the book in 3D. 
They were also treated with new inspiration from the decorated X-mas table. Yes! the entire team had created their own plate space..all kinds of very nice handwork!
Later that day great news was given by the publisher: The book will be translated and published in english in june 2012!
my toffee sugar sweets
festive cookies for tree and treat
my homemade wine bottle
and my printed placemat for the xmas table
my clay giveaway present
Above 3 photo's made by the book photographer Joost de Wolf himself!

zondag 27 november 2011


It's good fun to see the dogs running around at the beach but today there was just a tiny strip. Due to the storm the sea came up right towards the dunes. It was way to tricky to walk on the jetty for a good  that runs into the sea.... 
i'm flying...

donderdag 24 november 2011


YES! The nordic pullover for Nando, my shorthaired teckel, is ready! 
He really likes to run about in the grass when we go out walking. Stretching his little legs & jumping around like a goat. But the first day the grass was all frozen up he was shaking like a leaf. So i decided to make an exception to the rule (no dressing up the dogs) and had this pullover made by my sweet sister! 
I wasn't sure he'd appreciate it, but it turns out Nando does not mind wearing it at all!....Still i will keep it just for those snowy days! 
We take orders, just let us know!

zaterdag 19 november 2011


Walking the dogs on the early saturday morning is fabulous for outside it's so quiet and peaceful. Nature has already exposed it's great treasures. Take the combination of the spider's work and the dew, little glass pearls on a string.. simply amazing!

woensdag 16 november 2011


The new home decoration book from my friend Eline is out and about! On the 30th of november we will all be attending her xmas bookparty and make an inspirational XMAS table! Don't forget to make a run for an early copy of the book at the stand on the FLAVOURITES fair (18-19-20 november) in the north of Amsterdam, a brand new location in the old Stork factory! 
invitation to the xmas book party
xmas tree ideas
my 'sweet talk' involvement in the book


Femke Roefs-vazenpot
Marielle Leenders-behang
Anne Vader-borduurtafel
Kiki van Eijk & Joost Bleiswijk
Jo Meesters-schaal papierpulp
Lisa Klappe-vogels

maandag 14 november 2011


These wallpapers were made by a Milan based design duo Francesco Rugi & Silvia Quintanilla (Carnovsky). I love the transparency of the figures, think they will look amazing on HUGE! walls...

zondag 13 november 2011


Today is a beautiful day, the sun is out, the windows open and i'm preparing dinner for my guests later today..... if i'm ready in time we can all go for a stroll at the seaside...making the dogs happy too!