donderdag 17 juli 2014

the fly landed again

This time on some wrapping paper!

zondag 13 juli 2014

a peaceful mind

Although my days are crazily crowded due to the end-of-schoolyear-plus-moving -of-the-school, my house is my peaceful and calm area.


zondag 6 juli 2014

delicacy


Nature, dead and alive. It's all my source of inspiration.

woensdag 2 juli 2014

making an insecthotel

My parents wanted to have an insecthotel. I decided not to buy one, but to make one!
On my walks I always find a lot of treasures. I knew a place were a lot of cow pasley (fluitenkruid) grew, and a big tractor drove over the plants. So I wouldn't have to cut off live pieces of the plants (I wouldn't do that anyway), and on that same walk I found some small pine cones. All I bought was a cheap wooden box, that's it.
Here's the making of:



zaterdag 28 juni 2014

new pillows with a little extra touch

As a lot of you probably, I'm very fond of the Hay pillows. But they are a bit too expensive for me...maybe for you too?
Well then I've got a great tip for you! I ordered these pillows at Fashion for Home in a silvergrey colour. The buttons were the same colour.

The great thing is that you can order some free fabricsamples at this shop, so I ordered a blue and green one of the same fabric-range as the pillows.
I have a simple tutorial here for you for changing the colour of the fabric buttons, et voilá: some very pretty pillows are smiling at you!
 1. Lay the fabric sample on the button and draw the size with a blackboardchalk.
 2. Sew a little zigzag around to prevent from unraveling
 3. Sew a running stitch around with Extra Extra firm thread (you have to be able to pull it later)
 4. Fold the fabric under the original button
 5. tightly draw the thread and make knots in it. Cut off the loose ends. Done!
pssst, I ordered this wooden clock also, it's on sale now!

zondag 1 juni 2014

sundaymorning

I wanted to change my clipboardwall. Still in pyamas I started to print some stamps on wood, just to see if I could. I lost time and couldn't stop, I felt so inspired and every step lead to more ideas to make some other time.


I rolled out my brayer on some paper to finish up all my ink. I'm going to use those papers as a background for a poem someday.
What a good way to start this sunday. I was always doing all the less interesting things first on a day. But I decided that I'd better turn that around: do the things I enjoy most first en give thát all my early-morning energy.
So now I'm off to my housekeeping-activities, but with a happy and fulfilled mood.


zondag 25 mei 2014

walk walk walk

I'm trying to walk several hours every week, because I planned a little hiking-trip in Germany with a friend. I can use some training, believe me.
And in the meanwhile I breathe in all the beauty I see on those walks in the morning. It's quiet and beautiful here.