Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Time flies

where have all those years gone

she is 12 now
heading for secundary school

where is the time
mum and dad
were the most important persons in her life
her friends have taken a bit of that place now

letting go
it's growing...
it's part of life...

oh yes
I go through emotional days
(and so does my teenager :-)

Monday, June 28, 2010

just wood and a little accent

a new one in this series:

The little accent this time:
two Fair Trade paper beads

Available in my shop from now on
As I use unique findings in my necklaces,
the most are, one of a kind (only one piece), so don't hesitate if you like it!

monday Moodboard : Picnic time

red cerry earirngs by Petitplat
lemon lime slice studs by Mistyaurora
watermelon Brooch by Lacravatteduchien
Gingham apple chips by Glamasaurus

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Saturday, June 26, 2010


A few weeks ago
I got
a beautiful plant
from a friend
Gosh! what an amazing pods it gives!

is right there
on the kitchen shelf...

I found the same warm saturated colortones in this pair of earrings:
Lilac and Dew, sterling silver hoops

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Japanese Garden update

A detail from Japanese washi paper
a strong finish with a transparant gloss,
sterling silver hooks

New designs in my Japanese Garden
Available in my shop (or send me an e-mail)

(discs measure about 1,5 cm)

My creative workspace

in fact,
I am so busy with other things,
so my workbench
is a bit abandoned
these days.

But I just wanted to show
these new stamps
I bought
can't wait to use them for my packaging!

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

just wood and a little accent

In my shop now.

Magic baking pearls

a few days ago,
surprised me
with her magic baking pearls!

the picture
proves it

(baking pearls can be used for blind baking. When you use puff pastry for a pie, it's best to pre-bake the dough beforehand. You just place a baking sheet on top of the pastry and then add weight to it.)

these pearls are very usefull!
but I realise
I forgot the baking sheet! :-)

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

A pie a week

I really love this pie,
and what's more,
my kids too,
and that is the most important,
believe me,
cooking for (my)kids
is not easy!

Pie with leak and North Sea Shrimps (taart met prei en noordzeegarnalen)

you need:

premade french puff pastry
250 gr of Belgian Nord Sea shrimps
300 gr young leak
25 ml cream
150 gr emmenthal cheese
2 a 3 eggs
2 spoonfulls of mais (thickening) flour
pepper & salt

chop the leak to pieces and bake it a bit of olive oil.

Prebake your dough for 15 minutes in an oven of 120°
Make a mixture of the cheese, the eggs, cream and shrimps and baked leak
pour this mixture on the prebaked dough.

and bake the pie in an ove of 180° for half an hour!

Find my other pie receipes here.

Monday, June 21, 2010


amazing find at the thriftshop!
cute little books
from Maya de Bij...

makes me sentimental and nostalgic
childhood memories pop up....

so I took my scissors
cutted perfect rounds
measured them into silver plated medaillons
covered them with a strong resin
and pimped them with flowers(what else for a bee?)

4 very sweet long Maya necklaces

and now available at Earthlings!

limited edition, that is for sure!

Monday Moodboard

Woodgrain Sparrow Pin by annarubyking
S3 - 5x7 High Quality Print by Ichaphotography
Upcycled birds mobile by Babongo
STOCKHOLM GREEN and white Pleated French Messenger - With CREAMAdjustable strap
by Ikabags

Not always easy to find a theme according to my mood :)
so I just made a beautiful match of beautiful creations of some team mates!

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Sunday, June 20, 2010

canvas art

I am very curious what my Amsterdam based friend Dana will do with her canvasses.

look what my kids did with canvas for fathers day!

I always melt away when I see how beautiful and sweet my beloved ones are!

Saturday, June 19, 2010

My red-blue mood

something red
something blue
something old
something new

New designs available in my Etsy shop
(or send me an e-mail)

Inspired by Frida Kahlo Necklace

Little mermaid earrings in Sterling silver

Floating Flowers earrings in sterling silver

Etsy birthday craft party at Mitsy's!

How Etsy makes me do things I never did before in my life:
- I went to Hasselt
- I worked with porcelain paper clay
- I ate salmon lasagna with 'raapjes'
- I ate bonbons especially made for the wedding of the Swedish Royal Wedding
- I ate muffins with raspberries that I saw on Facebook the day before!
- I toasted with a glass of 'Groot Geluk'
- I slept on the train

and all this
in the good company of these sweet ladies:
Kim, Ina, Marianna, Mitsy, Veerle, Nicole and Annemiek

See you next year at the craft party in Ghent, girls!

(and to give this day a perfect finish,
Mitsy (and Martha) prepared a gift bag for us all, but that is for another blogpost!

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Button fever

it seems like buttons are totally in!!!

Find out more here.

(thanks for letting
me know Szusza!)

and what about these cute button earstuds ( +:- 1 cm diameter)
available at Earthlings! (Belgische Eco sieraden webshop)

My creative workspace

oooh, I love buttons!

I bought this cute button tote, back in A'dam, scandalously cheap!
but hey, good for my wallet!

and while I was diving in my buttons
to prepare
for the craft party at Mitsy's
I made these matches:

They make cool necklaces :-)
but well
Who , besides myself, dares wearing buttons round her neck?