Thursday, 29 July 2010

Cosa Verde finds

Whilst browsing Cosa Verde, I found out my shop is shop of the week! Thanks, Liz, for this wonderful feature and your kind words.

I also found this amazing eco-friendly shop, Sara Tops. Sara makes 'cute things from recycled vintage and found paper'. Everything she makes is earthfriendly. Well, that sounds like music to my ears.

Monday, 19 July 2010

We have a winner

Remember my give away last week? I'm giving away this bunny pincushion.
Loved all of your comments, thank you so much. But how to pick a winner? Randomly? Nah, boring. Then I thought I'll pick the person with the nicest comment.
This proved to be an impossible task. So, I wrote the names on pieces of paper, put them in a box and picked one. And we now have a winner........ Rebecca! Congrats! Will you send me your adress, please? 

Tuesday, 13 July 2010


Recently I discovered cosaverde, an online showcase where you'll find sustainable handmade goods. I opened a store there, because I feel my products fit well and because I love the green, handmade theme.
Here's some of my favourite cosaverde finds:

Where there are trees by PansyMaiden

Tanktop by Tangente

Layered vintage zipper vase by Amalia Versaci 

Swordfish pillow by Chakra Pennywhistle

Recycled paper vase by pica pica

Sunday, 11 July 2010

Skirt and give away

Today I was working on this skirt. Because of the hot weather I feel like wearing a skirt and when I jumped into my closet I found no skirt. Nope, I'm not really a skirty girl. Anyhow, I dove into my fabricstash and found a piece of lovely cotton I found thrifting once. It's Ikea and it was never used. Because I'm Dutch I love the fact that I now have a skirt (well almost) for 50 eurocents.
It's almost finished, it just needs a seam and a waistband. And I think it needs something else too, somehow I'm not quite happy about it, but I'm not sure what it is.... any ideas?

O, and while I was sewing I also made this:

It's a bunny pincushion made from hemp and filled with wool sweater remnants and I'm giving it away, because I now have 100 blogfollowers. Thanks! If you LIKE / WANT / NEED this pincushion, please let me know WHY. I'll pick a winner in about a week.
I will soon list pincushions in my shop too. They are inspired by the drawings I made for the mobiles in my shop. Here's a sneak preview.'

Saturday, 10 July 2010

result Etsy craftparty

Remember I attended Mitsy's craftparty a few weeks ago? Mitsy sent all of us the results of our hard work that day. Wanna see? Click  here for pictures before and after firing.
I'm really happy about how my buttons turned out. The colours are great. Looking forward to using them in some of my projects soon. Will keep you updated about that.

Friday, 9 July 2010


Recently I felt the urge to sew hearts from felted wool sweaters. Some of them are already available in my shop. 

Wednesday, 7 July 2010

vintage finds

Hello everyone, I'm way behind in blogging. I have so much to tell you, but I'll start with my thrifting adventures of last week. We'll catch up on other things later this week.
I found this very pretty vintage memorygame from 1959. Way before I was born, but it feels totally familiar and it brings back some childhoodmemories. Which is why I love it so much, no doubt. It also has something to do with the gorgeous pictures and illustrations. They are somewhat scruffy on the edges, but I find this quite charming. I was considering selling some of my vintage finds in my shop, but I'm not sure I'll be able to part from them.

I also came across these vintage cups by Seltmann Weiden Bavaria. In excellent condition and so beautiful. Love the blue on white.