Monday, May 31, 2010

Monday Moodboard

Screenprinted ooak colorful shawl.Monica by Birribe
iPod cozy in natural linen and folk embroidery - Autumn Harmony by Kuutydruk

Ceramic Mosaic Relief - Blue Scarab - Original Art by Blueterracotta
Hand crocheted soft ball game with rice by Spacejam

I guess we all need sun and blue skies, and if it's possible,.... NOW!!!
(it's almost summer after all!)

If you want to create a moodboard of your favorite European Street Team Designs, make your mosaic and add a link to your blogpost (NOT your blog please) or Flickr in Mister Linky (click on the button below and fill in your name with the link to your blogpost or Flickr picture).

Saturday, May 29, 2010

new things

A little peep in my studio
I have been working on new things:
in between the cutting of leather flowers
I have done some soldering
to be listed in my shop soon!

Friday, May 28, 2010

A pie a week: salmon spinach pie

easy peasy, quickly made, child friendly, healthy and oh so yummie!
Ah well,
my four kids eat like wolves if I serve this pie.

you need:
premade french puff pastry
350 gr creamy spinach
200 gr slices of smoked salmon
150 gr emmenthal cheese
2 a 4 eggs
2 spoonfulls of mais (thickening) flour
pepper & salt

prebake the puff pastry (bladerdeeg) for 5 minutes in an oven of 160 °c.
put the slices of smoked salmon on it

make a mix of spinash, eggs, cheese and mais flour, pepper and salt
pour this mix on the salmon

finish with a handfull of cheese
and put in the oven of 180° for 25 minutes

no time to picture the final result,
The pie disappeared before I knew :-)

Thursday, May 27, 2010

My creative workspace

lovely colored Buttons I found on the flea market at Sint Jacobs (Ghent) last friday

Pimping my cat brooches
with woolfelt scraps
and vintage buttons...
for their trip to Amsterdam!
I hope they behave on the train!

find more creative workspaces on kotooyoo's blog!

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

fill your fridge

Have you ever used the stackables?

I think
I am the queen of
improper use

I bought these (and those are NOT tupperware (much too expensive for me!)
I found them in the Wibra
in my neighbourhood
(2 Euro for a set!)
I bought a bunch of sets
filled them with my bead mixes
and stapled

hm, again,
a little bit more order in my workroom :-)

A pretty birthday present

A while ago I got a very nice present from a dear friend!
The pretty 'Abstract' necklace was a birthday present!
yes, it's a while ago,
have been so busy since....
but I have worn it a lot
and always forgot to take pics...
but here it's is, and it fits perfect with my fabric earrings studs!

Can you guess who is this dear friend?
I am gonna meet her in Amsterdam in a few weeks,
and I am pretty excited about it!

For who really has no idea, find her Etsy shop here.

and you can find my little earstuds here.

(and ok, I know, I rarely comb my hair :-))

Monday, May 24, 2010

Monday moodboard

an Eco friendly moodboard this monday!
Dusk Grey and Text Upcycled Flowers by ahueofduckeggblue
XL Pretty Tote in Pure Red Burlap by Iragrant
Arrow Leaf Studs by Lilarubyking
Fold Top Shoulder Bag - Vintage Hand embroidered Linen by Starbags

I am attending the Vintage market in my town.
just a try out, together with a friend,
we'll see!
I hope my eco jewlery will be loved!

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Sunday, May 23, 2010

sunny days

beautiful weather ,
as this is so rare these days, we try to enjoy a lot!
eating outside
yummie salads and ice cream
little bike rides with the kids
and me playing with water and soap!

As I am running out of cat brooches,
it's time to make some more,
Because I want to take a bunch of them to the Amsterdam Fair 6th of june
they are lightweight, so they will keep me company on the train to A'dam.

Find some of my collection in my Etsy shop
Mijn Kattebroches vind je in mijn shop maar nu ook op Earthlings (als je liever in Euro's aankoopt)

If you want to adopt Jeanne, visit her here.

Friday, May 21, 2010

go Green, go Earthlings

Earthlings is online!!!

eindelijk zijn mijn upcycled bloemtjes te koop!
bij Earthlings,
een leuke gloednieuwe website
met een origineel aanbod aan juwelen,
stuk voor stuk gemaakt uit natuurlijke of gerecycleerde materialen.

volg Earthlings op Facebook om op de hoogte te blijven van alle nieuwe collecties!

Yay! from now on, you can find my upcycled jewelry at the brandnew Belgian Webshop Earthlings

Thursday, May 20, 2010

my creative workspace

Today I am preparing for my booth on the flea-market in my home town.
Each year there is a very big flea market with more then 1000 visitors.
This year I decided to do a try out with a little booth on this market, as I have lots of vintage inspired and repurposed jewelry, maybe there is a public out there for my creations, we'll see...

So I have been working on these:

unbelievable how many flowers I can cut out of an ugly bag! Remember that ugly bag?

and Rings...

some new pairs in my Japanese Garden paper collection
(find some of them here in my shop.)

lots of cute vintage fabric earstuds in my Picnic collection

Do you come over?

Op maandag 24 mei kan je Fleurfatale vinden in de Lepelstraat in Laarne,
Van 11 to 18 uur is er een grote rommelmarkt in de centrumstraten!
allen daarheen!
je kan me ook mailen (fleurfatale ad live dot be) als je interesse hebt in één van de bovenstaande zaken, want voorlopig staan die nog niet in mijn Etsy shop.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Secret Swap

the nicest ecological packaging ever!
Vintage wall paper, paper scrap butteflies and cute stamps...
I keep the packaging, just too nice to throw away!

A beautiful clutch in Petrol blue and merlot red with an amazing ochre handmade flower on it! I am impressed!
(this picture does not good to the beautiful colors of the clutch)

Such a cute and original brooches for my kids (but will wear them too as I am a brooch-addict) The Elk is my fav,....or is it the floral bear!! I love them!

My Secret Swap arrived!
Again, I have been spoiled! (and so are my kids!)
All the way from Finland came a beautiful package!
I like the way Minna makes work of her packages, all recycled stuff and yet so beautiful and so Karuski!

If you did not know her work, go discover Karuski's Etsy shop
Or follow her creative life on her blog.

thanks so much Minna!!!
Hugs and kisses all the way from Belgium!

Monday, May 17, 2010

Monday Moodboard

felted pebbles by Smika
Turquoise embellised womans top by Lamarquisedesanges
summer scarf by Juliana
Escondidas neckalce by Ioulia
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Sunday, May 16, 2010

ugly bags

So I thrifted these bags
this morning.
A cosy thriftmarket , in my neighbourhood
from now on,
every Sunday!
me happy!

My scissors couldn't wait
I am proud to present
a new necklace with recycled leather.
it's here in my shop now.

Bloom necklace in ivory, sage and lilac, on a copper chain.

pop in soon
to see more!

I made this creation especially for the EST challenge with the theme 'recycle' hosted by Labspace.

Saturday, May 15, 2010

My daughters choice give-away

I went shopping with my two teenage daughters in Ghent some weeks ago, and I gave them the task to search a cute thingy to use for a give-away on my blog.
So here is the choice of my daughters: a whimsical key or mobile chain.

Mention this give away on your blog to enter this give away and leave a comment here!
A tweet is a second entry!

Good luck!

A pie a week: Blue cheese and tomatoes

I admit, one of my new years resolutions was to bake a vegetable pie every week.
I used to make lots of pies years ago, but getting kids also changed my cooking!
I was determined to serve them once a week a pie with vegetables, (sometimes also meat or fish added) and that they learn to like the pies!

Well, this has been really a huge succes, so far !, but I did not always take pictures!
I'll try to pick up the thread of my 'pie a week' with this one.
Find the first one here.

4 big tomatoes sliced)
200 gr blue cheese
1 egg
50 ml crème fraîche
salt & pepper
dragon, Estragon (fresh or dried)
premade dough

prebake the dough in an oven of 200°c for 5 minutes
put the sliced tomatoes on the prebaked dough,
pour a mixture of the egg, creme fraiche, salt, pepper and dragon over the tomatoes
and divide the blue cheese over the tomatoes.

put in the oven (180°) for about 20 minutes!


Friday, May 14, 2010

From Scratch

After I have put my scissors in this ugly old bag
only a skeleton
is what left,

but I am very happy with the result!
My recycled leather collection: Bloom.
some of these are already in my shop!