dinsdag 15 april 2014

grow grow grow gingko

The last few weeks I was staring at my gingko but there just didn't appear any leaves. After one day of rain: tadaaa! There they were!

My rabbit likes the growing plants as well: sunflower-seedlings: gone. Peas: gone. Everything else: disappearing bit by bit ;-)

zaterdag 12 april 2014

newborn Swedish kitchen sofa, before and after

I was looking for an antique Swedish kitchenbench (a koksoffa), and finally I found one!
It was standing at a white house in the beautiful green surroudings of Dordrecht, overlooking the fields. The sofa was in use as a garden sofa under the porch of a friendly artistic lady who had lived in Sweden and moved back to The Netherlands again.
This weekend I rubbed off all the sand and dirt, sanded it carefully and painted it again in a soft light blue.

I loved the idea: it has been in a Swedish kitchen and used as a bed, it has been used a rabbithouse, the lid has disappeared somewhere in the last decades, someone made a new lid on it, and in the end it was bought by the Dutch family and used in the garden. Now I give it back it's original purpose: as a sofa at my kitchen table. When I'm working at that table my cat lies beside me. 

 Before, it looked like this:

Second day there was some rain, so I had to hurry inside to paint. Luckily my cat dislikes the smell of paint, so she didn't sit on it.
I made a large pillow to sit on and now all I have to do....is enjoy!

zondag 6 april 2014

green is always good

 I love this new masking tape with old botanical prints. Now I have to find a place that needs to be 'taped'.

dinsdag 1 april 2014

a gift

I bought a dear person a nice big artbook, because I admire him.Wrapped it with a gingko leaf of my own tree. My tree makes quite odd leaves, as you can see.

zaterdag 29 maart 2014

vrijdag 21 maart 2014

bloggersdate @ 101-woonideeën

I had a great afternoon with fourteen other bloggers at  101-woonideeën magazine. We had tea and cakes, talked and laughed and exchanged creative ideas. It was a very inspirational meeting, and we could take a peek into the editorial office of this and other magazines. What a great place to work.

It was great to meet you all!