30 May 2011
Yesterday I went to Rotterdam to do a stamp carving workshop at Elle Aime.
The workshop was given by Tarah and Kris of Kitty Darkness designs. Let me
tell you, I'm hooked! Carving your own stamp is so much fun, a bit difficult
too, but still, so much fun! Lisa of Elle Aime also did a great job hosting the
workshop at her cute little shop, she even baked brownies!
She's also giving a new workshop 'making jewelry' on juni 19. You can find
more info here.
27 May 2011
25 May 2011
Do you know Julie Adore? Well, she is a lovely designer from Paris who makes
dolls, crochet veggies and more, more, more! We decided to join our forces and
make a package with a porcelain radish brooch (by me) and a crochet radish
(by Julie) to sell in her and my shop. Today I designed the package label. The
idea is to fold it (horizontal) in the middle and attach it to a little transparant bag.
23 May 2011
21 May 2011
You all know I'm an etsy seller rigth? Well, I also like buying things on Etsy! I just
love the fact that everything is handmade with love and care by someone across the
globe. This is what I bought recenlty...
MT washi tape from Pretty Tape
Necklace gold/ black moss by Edor
20 May 2011
19 May 2011
A few sketches of new birth announcement cards I'm designing for Lief leuk en Eigen.
I'll show you the results somewhere next week...
Love this little jacket found at sodapop-design (who's also featuring my ICPBs,
thanks!) and made by littlegoodall.
18 May 2011
I'm a bit stressed out... The products in my Etsy shop (and some of my stuff in other
shops) sell so well that I can't keep up with making new things! (Don't get me wrong,
I'm not complaning about the fact that people like and buy my work, thank you
thank you thank you! But days go by so quickly without me finding the time to work
on new stuff) Maybe I should split me in two and hire myself (if only... ;)
This vintage letterbox was a gift from a friend who makes wonderful music!
16 May 2011
15 May 2011
Bought a beautiful new book yesterday, In the wilds by Nigel Peake, an illustrator
from Ireland. I've been a fan for a while and am so happy that I found this book!
It's full of amazing structured and delecate illustrations inspired by the artists'
observations of rural life.
14 May 2011
Yesterday I delivered new stock at Elle Aime, a new shop at ROTABS in Rotterdam.
The lovely owner Lisa, was working very hard to get everything ready for the opening
on may 15th and I got a little sneak peak at all the lovely items she'll sell...
I also added some new stuff to my own shop, like: porcelain brooches and
And for those of you who requested, new Instant Comfort Pocket Boxes!
10 May 2011
Finally finished the new porcelain brooches I've been working on! They are hand
made and printed with 'veggie garden' illustrations. Tomorrow I'll bring them to
Elle Aime, a new shop in Rotterdam that will sell lots of my work (porcelain china,
postcards, prints, pins, brooches and more). I'm very excited about it!
09 May 2011
06 May 2011
I'm collecting wooden blocks and shapes lately. I bought 4 boxes of blank blocks and
one with colored shapes at the flee market. A good friend gave me the one with the
beautiful black cover (thanks Lotte!). Don't know why (jet) but I just feel a purpose
will come up... Any ideas on what to make with these?
04 May 2011
A little fieldtrip to Arnhem today... more specific to: Het Paradijs, a little shop run
by three illustrators, Esther, Els and Maaike who sell accesories and illustrations...
a true paradise! They not only sell wonderful items like printed leather bags,
purses, socks, postcards and china but also have their own work place at the back so
you'll get a glimbs right into the 'kitchen' where all these goodies are made.
Little dog Lotta feels right at home within this creative fibe. I can only say: go and
pay this great shop and friendly ladies a visit! And for those of you who aren't as
fortunate to live nearby, they also have a webshop!
03 May 2011
02 May 2011
Today, my first intern ever, started to work at my studio! Her name is Sanne and
she is a third year student at the art school in Utrecht. She'll be working with me
for a month. She brought in cookies (in a lovely package) which is always a
good way to start!