maandag 17 december 2012

A lovely snowy surprise

The first day of snow. And I walked up to my car. There it was, a little lovely snowy surprise. My boyfriend, who is up and about before me, left me a message on the window of my car.

maandag 3 december 2012

Secret Santa / Surprise

Here in holland we exchange gifts in the begining of December. Our version of Santa Claus (Sinterklaas) who looks more like a saint then the jolly round man that visits on christmas.
At work where I council a group of teen girls, we play secret santa this week, we call this surprise. I made this balerina doll for Mimi. I will give it to her this thursday and I really hope she'll like it.

maandag 22 oktober 2012

Creative afternoon

Mothersday has been months ago, but this saterday we, my mother, my sisters and my niece, all had the time to come together for my mothers pressent. A creative afternoon. We all brought something to eat over to our place. I made a strawberry cake and my mother made a very nice cake with dried abricott, nuts and raisins. The results of our work are very pretty. They still need to be finished off, but you can see what it will become in the photograph.








zaterdag 22 september 2012

Last days of summer

It is starting to get really cold in the morning. The air smells like the end of summer with the sunburned grass and wild flowers but also like the autumn with wet soil and fallen leafs. I cut the last flowers from my garden. They didn't get their summer collor and now make a beautifull autumn like bouquet.

maandag 17 september 2012

Very soft sheep pillow

Inspired by an online friend, I made this soft sheep pillow. It's approximately 45 centimeters long. And so cute! Now available on My Etsy Shop.



Other new products on my shop are the Cat Keychains:



woensdag 5 september 2012

First Etsy sale!

Yay! My first sale on my Etsy Shop! I showed my online friend Paula the Koala backpack and she wanted one too. Thank you Paula for purchasing and I hope you have great fun with it.

dinsdag 4 september 2012

Koala backpack

I made this backpack for a college that is going to Australia for a whole year. Her farewell lunch will be on thursday. I hope she likes it!

Only one thing that went wrong with this project. I bought a grey zipper for it, payed for it, but left the zipper on the market stall. That's why I had to use a black zipper instead. 




zondag 2 september 2012

Official opening of my Etsy shop!

Today I'm officialy opening my Etsy shop. Please have a look and leave a comment.

 

dinsdag 31 juli 2012

New photo's

Last week Joop from morningroad shot three more of my dresses. I'm really proud of the result. Especialy the picture of the purple dress, it looks so mysterious.







zaterdag 7 juli 2012

Dresses

There are still many dresses to be photographed. But these are beautifully put on picture by Joop from Morningroad.







zaterdag 23 juni 2012

Beautiful Photgraphy

These photographs were taken by a acquaintance of me.
Check her other work on www.lnde.nl

zondag 3 juni 2012

Picknick near the water

After a week filled with extra work hours, working late and on saturday, I needed to relax. We packed some bread, rucola, mozzerella, olives, tomato's and salami and drove to the lake. Sitting in the evening sun on an almost empty shore give me the peace I needed.

zondag 20 mei 2012

Cycling through the woods

What a perfect way to let all stress and troubles go. Taking the bike to cycle through the woods.

maandag 14 mei 2012

Bringing down the house!

No not really. We are redecoration. Just over a month ago we got our new kitchen, which I really love. Last week we repainted the livingroom and got rid of the awfull yellow in the hallway and staircase. It's always been there ever since we moved in. Now we finaly are changing this house into our own castle.

dinsdag 1 mei 2012

My first Faybelle customers

.... that I never met. Yesterday I had a spot on the fleamarket. I used it to promote and to test the reaction of the public on my products. It was fun, though I was at a wrong spot and not many people came by. At the end of the fleamarket, my boyfriend came to help me pack. Everything was in boxes except for Faybelle's Friends. I went away to get the car around. And in that very moment my customers came. A boy and his two sisters. They all wanted a little Friend. My boyfriend told their father that they were handmade and that he needed to rang me about the price, but my phone was still with him at the market. So he sold them for less then I would have sold them for, but still for a fair price. When I came back the customers had already gone, without a promotion sticker. My boyfriend told me the kids were very happy with their purchase and that made me smile. I hope they have fun with their new Faybelle's friends.

maandag 23 april 2012

Pretty Party

I completed my Pretty Party collection today and I'm happy with the result.

dinsdag 3 april 2012

My birthday

Yesterday I celebrated my birthday with a small dinner party with my parents. Soon we'll have a do over with Inge and Joop, who couldn't make it. Which is great, that way I'll have two parties.

Menu:
The starter was home made Italian tomato soup with red paprika's and basil. Some ciabatta with pesto and mozzerella on the side.
The maincourse was pasta with a spinage sauce, containing cream cheese, walnuts and bacon.
We didn't have a desert. But I did make a pineaple pie with pistachio nuts and almond cookies, very sweet and tasty. Though I busted my nail opening all those nuts.

maandag 26 maart 2012

Monday Me-day

Monday is my weekly day off. A whole day to spend on things I like to do.

1: Have a tasty breakfast.
2: Working on my blog.
3: Cleaning the house, making it smell al clean and fresh.
4: Working in the garden.
5 and 6: Being creative.

zondag 18 maart 2012

maandag 12 maart 2012

11 things

Inge of Damsel of Dainty tagged me in her post and challenged me to answer her 11 questions.

First some rules:
1. Post these rules.
2. Post a photo of yourself and 11 random things.
3. Answer the questions set for you in the original post.
4. Create 11 new questions and tag people to answer them.
5. Go to their blog/twitter and tell them you've tagged them.

Well here I go; a photo of myself. This one is made by Joop of Morning Road. The dress was made by me.

11 Random things:
1. I think coffee tastes awfull, but I love the smell of fresh coffee in the morning.
2. When I can't sleep I lay on my back and slowly move my hand from forehead to stomach seven times. To push all thoughts away.
3. When I was still a teacher I would close my eyes on the playground and pretend I was on the beach. The sounds are quite simular.
4. When I was in highschool me and my friends walked to school on the middle of the road, feeling fearless.
5. When I was in primary school 'Eternal Flame' from 'the Bangles' was my favorite song.
6. I'm not good at being angry, I usualy get upset or disapointed and then I just cry.
7. I love driving my car on a open road listening to Agnes Obel.
8. I can't whistle on my fingers.
9. I used to pretend there were tiny collorfull creatures living at my workspace.
10. When I walk outside I watch the pavement instead of looking around. I'm afraid I'll fall if I don't.
11. My best holiday was with my best friend and my parents in Ch√Ętel in France. We would hike all day and spend the evening writing stories together.

Questions for me:
1. If you could live anywhere, where would it be?
I would say a cottage in Scotland or Ireland. I just love the scenery and I don't like it to be to hot in the summer.
2. What is your favorite food?
That changes with the moment. But I love homemade pizza or homemade soup with dark bread.
3. If there where no obstacles whatsoever, what career would you choose?
I would be a writer. I know, what is the obstacle, right? Well I always think my writing isn't good enough.
4. What is your all-time favorite book?
A song of Ice and Fire from the Game of Thrones serie by George R.R. Martin.
5. What movie have you seen the most times.
Probably disney's the Lion King or Aladin. When I was a kid my neighbour friend and I would watch either one of those movies every week. Some weeks ago I saw Aladin again with my nephews and I could still mime all the words.
6. What do you look forward to every day?
Comming home to my love and my cat.
7. Which household task is your favorite?
Making the bed. I love the smell of fresh sheets.
8. Batman or superman?
Hmm... Superman I guess. He is more righteous.
9. Dinosaurs or aliens?
Aliens. I'm quite fascinated by the idea of other lifeforms in the universe.
10. What is your favorite day of the week?
Since recently it's monday. It's my me-day. When I plan it right, I don't have to work or do householding. So it's a whole day I can fill with things I like to do.
11. What is your favorite question?
From these questions or in general? Well from these I would say number 3. Because it made me reflect my life for a moment.

Questions for you:
1. What item or object you can't live without?
2. What was your favorite holliday?
3. What season do you like best?
4. If you were the only person on earth, what would you do?
5. What is your favorite piece of clothing?
6. If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?
7. If you could choose one world leader, who would it be and why?
8. What is your favorite place in the house?
9. Fish or meat?
10. What is your favorite smell?
11. What is your earliest memory?

People I'm tagging: Janestarz, Palanthe, Lenny and Diverted Dreamer

zondag 4 maart 2012

Starting Fresh

After moving my blog from here to there, my friend Inge of Damsel of Dainty advised me to make a blogspot. Well here I am!
I hope you will enjoy.