Friday, 29 January 2010

Soft bowls

Yes, our subject of today, soft bowls. Upcycled from wool blankets and wool sweaters. Thrifted, felted in washingmachine, cut and sewn by yours sincerely.

These are great for storing those cute little bits and bobs and remnants we all have lying around the house. You know, these things that drive you nuts because you keep stumbling apon them when you don't need them and can't find them when you do. I know you know what I'm talking about.
Available in my shop now.
More bowls in different colours soon to come.

Thursday, 28 January 2010

Thrifted finds

Yesterday I took our car, raced through the province I live in and visited several thriftstores I know. And found, amongst other things, these vintage magazines. They are called Ariadne Handwerken and are monthly craftingmagazines from the seventies, from around the year I was born, 1975 *sigh*. I'm absolutely thrilled about these finds.
Here's an impression of the subjects they discussed



Patchwork sewing and knitting, fashion




More embroidery


Some more embroidery

Tuesday, 26 January 2010

Would you like to be featured here?

As I mentioned earlier I'll be using my blog to feature artists in 2010. I would like to feature artists that recycle, upcycle or use vintage materials. In other words, artists that reuse. So, if you fit this 'profile' and are interested in being featured here, please send me a message through
I'm thinking about:
1. you showing us your favorite place in your home.
2. a short interview by me about you and your craft.
3. you show us where you live, your town, your home. 

Fairy House by Barbarix
Gingerbread houses by PetitPlat
Charming countryhouses by thelittlereddoor
Birdhouses by Sparklehen

Let me know what you'd like the feature to be about.

Monday, 25 January 2010

Monday Moodboard

Spoon Fossil Wristlet by LaTouchables
My patchwork heart by PamelaAngus
Cups Creamy stoneware with ethnic slib decoration by Suuskeramiek
Turtle, journal, notebook, leather by Kreativlink

Wednesday, 6 January 2010

Introducing Karen Thurman's felt art

Sometimes you come across work on Etsy or on the internet you love so much you just want to share. That's exactly what I'll be using my blog for in 2010. Well, besides sharing my own work of course ;-) I think I'm making a great start with the felt art works of Karen Thurman. She's a feltmaker from Portland, Oregon, USA. She is in love with felt. It's a simple as that.
Karen: "Felting is my passion, my compulsion and my joy that accompanies me throughout each day. From the beginning, the process of transforming fiber from a beautiful live animal into cloth has struck me as magical.

Over the years, that magical process has had its way with me, leading me from hobby to art. Making felt fills me with a sense of accomplishment, and has proven to be a most amenable vehicle for translating inner vision to outer reality".

Karens work is colorful and vibrant and will brighten up any home decor or outfit. All felts are handmade with natural wool fibers using a traditional wet felting process. Because I think pictures speak for itself, here are some of my favourite pillows.

And some more details

You can find Karens work in her Etsy shop.
Her tablerunners are also worth checking out:

Karen also makes and sells gorgeous felt scarves.

Please check back soon for more featured artists.

Monday, 4 January 2010

Monday Moodboard

Caroline Tunic by annafabo
Colorful Afghan Pillow by AtelierAfra
Little House Ornament by KalliasWonderland
Rainbow of happiness handknit scarf by Ingermaaike

You can see more Monday Moodboards at Fleurfatale's blog