Friday, February 27, 2009

playing with stamps

Lately I've been playing with little stamps. Throughout the years I collected lots of stamps, and I thought it was time to finally do something with them! Oh, if I had the time I would like to experiment much more.

For a while now I've been admiring two stamping artists on Etsy: Leililaloo and Lapomme , check out their shops and blogs , they make beautiful creations by the use of handmade stamps on fabric.

I made some tags and embellishments for my packaging.

The little flower stamps are a set, it's a french edition, in fact I bought the for the kids, but I ended up using them too! the possiblilities are endless with these stamps, as you see I use them for making cars and pimping my jewelry boxes.

I recently bought also some clear stamps, a kind of plastic stamp that can be reused, with these curly letters you can form any word you wish.


The big wooden stamps are from India . I bought them in the local Fair Trade shop, the sellers asked me what I was going to do with it, well I had no idea, I just had to buy it -). and now it's here, just being decorative.

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Daydream

No blogpost the last few days,
I was with hubby at the belgian coast. Enjoying two days without the kids.
I will blog about these days out soon....


In the pics some new creations of mine:



I found the other beautiful pics on Etsy:
- the clearing by mindystrauss
- in thewoods by mgibson

Sunday, February 22, 2009


Haven't had much time this weekend, spend sunday afternoon at my parents in law :-)
When I came home I felt the urge to do something creative , or at least to spend some time on Etsy, mmmm, what a relief....


So I enjoyed making this mosaic, it features my EST challenge entries.

The EST challenge was this time hosted by a lovely friend of mine: Veerle from Nevousinstallezpas. Veerle opened her Etsy shop a few weeks ago, but I know her some time longer.
I met Veerle online. funny Story. I was browsing on internet and tagged with the word Flamenco. My Ethiopean daughter has Flamenco classes and maybe I was looking for shoes or a dress. But I found a flamenco ring, made by Veerle! With the ring I found her blog and website, a while later I followed a crochet course (with Veerle as a teacher) at the Miat museum in Ghent .

Since then we have met several times in real life and we have a lot of creative plans together.
you'll see :-))))
The brooch and the necklace are available in my shop
The beautiful painting is an artwork of Lindstromcommac
The funky illustration Mybirdofhappiness is made by johnwgolden

Saturday, February 21, 2009

I need a cuppa....


From today on I join the 'shopping list saturday'.

Charlotte from Fancypicnic started the 'shopping list saturday' because it is sometimes so hard to get a treasury on Etsy. This shopping list is a great way to show cool finds and discover new shops! The list of all the participants is on Fancypicnics blog. (do browse them to find cool creations!)

So here we go with the first one: as you see, all I could think about this morning was a cup of tea (I needed it desperately after a bad night with kids awakening)
Want more? Please look at the right sidebar of Charlotte's blog for a list of other blogs who participate in this blogging meme!

Friday, February 20, 2009

My Keycolors


I just knew it would become an addiction, I love making the mosaics, and it's a great way to discover the work of other artists and share them with you!
Two brand new creations in my favorite colors.
Turquoise combines so good with the coral red, well, that's my opinion!
The ring is available in my shop!
Discover also the outstanding work of the following artists:
The keys to the Winery is a photograph by Honeytree.
Heartwindow is a photograph by Picturepenelope.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Romantic walk in the garden


Spring is really in the air, we had a few bright sunny days (although it's still cold outside),
I made some new fresh necklaces, they have a bit a romantic touch, don't know why,
maybe it's the time of the year? (or month :-) and guess what: the butterfly already sold!

I discovered an amazing tool: Bighugelabs, I love it, now I can make my own mosaics and treasuries! (thanks Art and Jane) I know for sure this willbecome a new addiction :-(
the pics:

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

wild animals in the garden



hm hm, some more animals in Fleurfatale's garden.
You can see in and round the house here that carnaval is coming soon ;-)

The cats will be available in my shop soon,
the Zebra is NOT for sale :-) (she is too sweet) :-)

Klein berichtje aan mijn Nederladstalige blog-lezers. Soms post ik , uit tijdsgebrek, alleen in het Engels, sorry daarvoor, mijn excuses ook voor de foutjes die soms in mijn Engelse teksten binnensluipen. Ik ben nu eenmaal geen nativewriter , maar ik doe mijn best :-))))

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Birds in the backyard



Did you notice yet that some birds have landed in my creative garden?
All availabe in my shop looking for a new home!

Sunday, February 15, 2009

a sunny Valentine!


Valentines day was a bright sunny day, the kids enjoyed playing outside and even wanted to organise a picnic (with cookies) on a blanket :-) don't know why they needed an umbrella :-)))

I could escape for some supply shopping in Ghent (there where sales at sjamma, they sold the stock of the fairtrade fabricsand , I could not resist and bought some linen and silk in the most beautiful colors (as you see on the picture below).... Can't wait to create with it!



On this beautiful sunny day mummy could take lots of pics of new brooches and creations!
(click on the brooches to go the my shop!)
and our (new installed) Solar Panels also took profit from the sun! Love was in the air!

Saturday, February 14, 2009

My lucky day







From now on friday 13th is my lucky day!!

My 'here comes the sun' necklace was on FP (and it sold :-)
I sold lots of brooches!!
-I was driving without fastened belts (and the police stopped my car) but they didn't give me a fine!!! (I promised never to drive without fastened belts again :-))
- The cupboard I ordered two weeks ago was delivered and it looks so beautiful in my workroom (still I don't show you my workdesk behind the cupboard, that's for another time :-)) On Heli's blog you can see which cupboard I had before)
- I had a screening, it was not painfull at all and the doctor declared me healthy as a fish!

and today it's a very sunny (almost spring) day and I could take pics of my new brooches.
They are available in my shop. Click on the pics to go to my shop.

Friday, February 13, 2009

Frontpage on feb 13th


My silk Diva was in this beautiful frontpage, thanks Admin! (hope it brings me lots of luck :-))

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

more textile jewelry and overnight FP!



I am into textile jewelry lately. I made this multiple wearable necklace with felted pebbles and handmade silk beads ( and some gorgeous olive donut wooden beads). The pebbles are not a plain color but are made with diff shades of merino wool, it gives more dept, methinks. The silk beads are made of a vintage tie :-)
It's in my shop right now, click on the pics to go there


and My Alice choker was on this beautiful FP (curated by olaladesigns) last night YAY!

Monday, February 9, 2009

African touch




One torn (silk) pair of children trousers and one torn silk scarf make lots of silk beads.
I made another necklace with the beads. I combined this time with horn batik beads from Kenia and Ethiopean silver beads beaded on a (self dyed) silk thread. (from now on in my shop.) clcik on the pictures to go to the shop.

Using these African beads made me think of the fact that no one can beat African people in repurposing and recycling, they are simply the best in it! (have you ever seen the beautiful toys they make out of scrap metal and wood, and look how creative these boys have been in the pic above:-))

Sunday, February 8, 2009

recycling....






I've been working this weekend on my challenge creation. This time the theme is: recycling, sustainable future. hosted by Vadjudtka? Go visit her shop with wonderfull mixed media jewelry!

I like the idea of recycling and repurposing a lot.
I have lots of beautiful clothes of my kids in gorgeous fabrics that I can't throw away. I love to visit flee markets and buy vintage fabrics, just because I am fond of these vintage patterns and colors.
One day (when I've learned how to sew) all these clothes will have another live as a bag or tote, a headband, a brooch or maybe I make postcards out of them :-))
For my Challenge creation I used a torn silk scarf (one my mother dyed herself in the Seventies) and a torn (silk) pair of trousers (it was really worn out since my three daughters have worn it :-) , cut it into pieces and made some silk beads out of it,.
I combined them with destash beads of the same colorshades and some gorgeous ribbon and silk threads. By using the ribbon as closure you can adjust the lenght of the necklace.
You can find 'jungle fruit' soon in my shop. (click on the images to go to my shop)

Friday, February 6, 2009

another flowerbrooch


Found a new colorcombo that I liked a lot and I had to try it out with my waterlily!
available in my shop. Just click on the image to go to the shop.

To adorn your hat, scarf, jacket, sweater, lampshade , whatever!