29 March 2013

Egg-cellent Easter DIY's

Oh dear, it's almost Easter again! And guess what!?! It's extremely cold here in the Netherlands. It's actually snowing as I'm writing this (and we were so hoping for some warm sun..). So this means a lot of time to spend indoors and hopefully equal amounts of time to do some Easter DIY's. I've picked out my favourite Easter eggy ones for you to enjoy!

Lovable pastelled coloured eggs by The Sweetest Occasion.

 Leaf imprinted eggs by Ty Pennington

Gorgeous washi tape eggs by Lovely Indeed

Naturally dyed eggs using blueberries, onion skins, spinach and much more by Design Sponge

Handpainted eggs and easter decoration party by See Jane 

Sharpie doodled eggs by Caroline Johansson

And the very cutest of them all: Mister moustache egg by A bit of Pilli Pilli

Have fun this weekend and enjoy!



06 March 2013

Little madam

Everytime when I'm working in my studio and look up, I see this cute little madam. She's not even an inch tall, roughly about 2 cm. Kim Welling gave her to me and she's faithfully keeping me company. Giving me inspiration and telling me I'm on a creative journey (she's got a suitcase after all). As tiny as she is, her presence is big!

04 March 2013

You decide Challenge... the end result!

After slightly more than 2 weeks, here it is. The end result of the You Decide Challenge: an old fashioned pocketwatch 'new style'.

I like to say it's a pocketwatch Heedopter style! And surely it doesn't fit in your pocket!

I had so much fun taking on this challenge and creating something 'out-of-the-box'. Stepping away from my paper cards and prints and forcing myself into something different. As soon as I saw this idea popping up in the comments, I was visualizing a cushion. And I knew I just had to make one. So I started looking for fabrics and ways to transfer my image over onto fabric (it still had to have some sort of an illustration, after all, that's what I do!). Screenprinting is big on my wishlist but is out of my reach for now so I found some good quality transfer paper. And voila! Putting all the elements together and you've got an oversized, Heedopter style, cuddly pocketwatch that is made to look good on your sofa!

So Kidzkaffee, dear winner, it's coming your way and I really hope you'll like it! I had lots of fun making it!

And while we're at it... dear readers: would you like to see cushions like this in my Etsy shop?

And for all of you who haven't got a clue what a 'You decide challenge' is... read up about it right here.

02 March 2013

01 March 2013

Options! Amsterdam

 I had to go and check it out... I've read about this shop and seen it in magazines: Options! Amsterdam - Contemporary Department Store... And wow, what a gorgeous shop this is!

 They sell fashion and home accessoiries, stationary, chocolate, books and lots and lots of other gorgeous stuff. Be warned: it's dangerous... you won't walk away empty handed!

I especially adored the baby clothes from Bobo Choses

And was really, really impressed by the papercut models from Naoki Terada. An architect and designer from Japan.

So, yes I really enjoyed shopping at Options! And I recommend to anyone to stop by when you're around. They're located at Damrak 49 close to Dam square.

Oh, and if you're there, don't forget to stop by their neighbours for an honest, locally sourced all-day-breakfast at Stock. Even if it's just to have a look at their amazing wallpaper!

Credit pictures: Options! Amsterdam en Stock