Prints for Kids for Menudos Cuadros

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Remember these sneek peaks? I can finally show you more!

Menudos Cuadros asked me to design four prints for kids' rooms and I choose four animals, each with a different theme and colors.

You can find them at All prints are available in a variety of sizes from A4 to poster size. If you like, you can even order them framed in a frame of your choice!

photos by Menudos Cuadros

Uitkrant Amsterdam

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A quick post while I'm in bed with food poisoning... (going out for diner wasn't such a good thing last sunday... :-o )

My agent (Saltystock) send me this picture of the printed illustration I made for the Amsterdam Uitkrant kid's calender! They'll have an quaterly edition for every season, the first: autumn!

Autumn DIY for kids

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Leafs are falling, colors are changing... time for an autumn DIY!
I've posted this on instagram this week but thought it would be nice to explain how it was made ;-)

You'll need:
- flower press or large book
- sheets of newspaper or toilet paper
- paint (acrylic or goach) + paintbrush
- something to protect the table + an apron to project your kids clothes
- thread ( I used extra thick sewing thread)
- scissors

I collected leafs and a small branch with James in the little parc close to our home
(great way to secretly learn you kid about different shapes, trees and nature).

We cleaned the leafs and put them in a flower press for about a week (this is important, if dried to short, the leafs will curl). Lay the leafs in the press (or in a heavy book) inbetween newspaper sheets or toilet paper sheets.

James painted the leafs and branch with acrylic paint (which is waterproof).
You can also do this with goache but I find acrylic paint easier to apply to the leafs (be careful with clothes though, it's very hard to clean this paint out of fabric). Let it dry.

Now the only thing you have to do is attach the leafs to the branch with thread (I used white but autumn colors would be fun too!), make sure you hang them unevenly to create a pretty mobile.
Now also attach a peice of thread between the two ends of the branch so you can hang your mobile.


A bunny portrait...

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There's a new kid... ehm bunny... on the block! A portrait of a friendly litte fella with ocre yellow nose cheers 'you're just wonderful!' in this new Instant Comfort Pocket Box.
You can find it, of course, in my Etsy Shop, Kim's Little Monsters.

We're back home!


Hi everyone! Did you have a good summer with plenty of sunshine and outdoor picknicks (the ultimate summer thing to do right?)?

We're back from Greece, Bali on Crete to be exact. With super warm beach days and strolling around cute villages I've seen plenty of inspiring scenes and had a good share of sun to prep for autumn (and oh boy does autumn hit hard here in the Netherlands...).

Here's a (very) small selection of the things we've seen and enjoyed on this colorful and friendly island.

Illustration Course / workshop

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Hi everyone, just a quick post to remind you about the illustration course that's starting again!

In 12 lessons I'll teach you (live, in Utrecht) all about illustrating with different materials and how to transform your drawings into beautiful illustrations and illustrative products (think cards, posters, fabric and such) with the help of our good friend the computer.

If you'd like to join, you can subscribe and find more info at the UCK website.
Not able to attend the course? I also have an online illustration workshop available.
You can find it in my Etsy shop.

Hope to see you in september! (Till then, I'm off to enjoy the summer...)

Update: all 'live' illustration courses at the UCK are full. There are still spots left at courses that strat in february though. See for more info.

Museum Market Prep + summer break

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On sunday august 16th I'll be at the Museum Market in Amsterdam and share a booth with The Machinery. This and next week, we are working hard on (new) products and our presentation so we'll be at our very best on august 16th!

The Museum Market takes place at the Museumplein in Amsterdam from 12am - 6pm and is filled with booths with handmade goods, good food and music.
We will be selling lasercut products, paper goods, quirky gifts and of course the comfort boxes, diy kits, prints and handmade wooden products.
If you're in the neighborhood... it would be great to see you there!

Not being able to attend the market? No worries! We sell all products in our webshops too:

After that I will treat myself to a well deserved summer break ;-) and will be back by half september.
Have a lovely summer everyone!

Toddler Pants DIY


Hello this monday!
The weather here is beautiful today , truely summer. And because august always is a relaxed month workwise I finally have time to do the things I have been waiting to do for quite some time.
James has grown out of almost all his pants so it's the perfect time to make him some new ones. And even better: I'm sharing this super easy pants pattern and how-to with you!

What you need
+ the pattern, you can download it here
+ 50 cm / 20" jersey (or other stretch fabric), at least 100 cm / 39" wide
+ fabric paint
+ small sponge
+ material to use as a stamp (I used an eraser and the back of a pencil)
+ 1x a 44 cm / 17" piece + 2x a 18cm / 7" piece of elastic, 2-3 cm / 1" wide
+ sewing machine (perferably a serger / overlock machine)

How to
First I made a pattern on the fabric using stamps. Iron the fabric (I forgot to do this as you can see in the picture ;-). But the pattern turns out better if you iron your fabric first).
Put some of the fabric paint onto a small piece of sponge and dab it onto the stamp. Stamp it onto the fabric. Repeat this untill your happy with the design and all fabric is covered. Let is dry

Print the pattern in the proper size (make sure the dotted line is 38 cm / 15" long).
Put it on top of the folded fabric and cut the pattern + 1 extra cm / 1/2".

Sew the ends of the elastic pieces together so you have three circles. The small ones for the legs, the big one for the waist.

Put the two pants pieces with the stamped sides on top of each other and sew the crotch seams together (front to front, back to back). Sew the leg seams together.

Now sew in the elastic waist. Make sure to stretch the elastic evenly along the waist. Do the same with the trouser legs. Done!

this free pattern is for personal use only

And the winner is...

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Congrats to Emmi & thanks to everyone who joined!

By the way, since I discovered Toile de Chine in Flow Magazine I'm a bit obsessed with the color blue. I even subscribed to this Indigo Workshop!

On adventure - sneak peek poster

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Hello to you all!
After a few days being stuck to the bed due to the flu, I'm happy to be behind my desk again (although I must confess I will take a little nap after posting this... ;-) )

Above a sneak peek of the third poster for Menudos Cuadros. A adventurous striped little chap strutting around the forest. More about it later...
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