Monday, December 23, 2013

Oliver Twist

Yesterday Sofia played in  the premiere of Oliver Twist performed by Hofplein Theater Rotterdam. She did an amazing job, dancing and singing I'm so proud of her. She playes two rolls, an orphan in the poorhouse and a very chique London lady. If you are living in Rotterdam or the ara you must go and see the play, it's very well performed and has great music ( Rolling Stones, Beatles,Pink Floyd, Clash and David Bowiewith new dutch lyrics)
Sofia plays in cast B !!

Here is the trailer of Oliver Twist but it's filmed with the performance of Cast A so you will not see Sofia ;-(

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Snowman cookies

Hi there, I'm back from Paris and I had a lovely time there, selling my work and visiting my favourite shops.

The holiday season is getting closer and I baked these melted snowman cookies together with Mila for her school christmas party. They where so fun to make and where very well recieved by her classmates.

Friday, December 06, 2013

See you in Paris

43 créateurs Français
12 créateurs des pays du Nord
(Russie, Pays-Bas, Angleterre et Suisse)
4 étages2 salons de thé
Samedi 14 et Dimanche 15 Décembre 201312h > 20h – Entrée libre
6 Rue Beauregard - 75002 Paris
M° Bonne Nouvelle /// Sentier /// Strasbourg Saint Denis

So I'm back from London where I had a really lovely time and preparing to go to Paris, I hope to see you there!!!

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Paris, Paris........

I'm feeling so lucky that next month I will not only visit Londen and sell my work there but also will be in Paris and sell my work at Hotel Boheme a lovely crafty market in the centre of Paris. Of course I will also take time to do some christmas shopping and visits the Frida Kahlo expo in the Orangerie.....

now back to work because I have a lot of sewing to do!

Monday, November 11, 2013

Rabbit diy kits on sale

Hi there, hope all is well with you. Here I have been busy preparing for my sales in Londen and Paris and some wholesale orders. I wish I had some more time for blogging. 

I have a special offer in my etsy shop, the rabbit DIY kits are on sale in red, blue or pink you can find them here

Friday, November 08, 2013

London calling....

London Calling, I will walk the streets of his exciting city in a few weeks and will be selling my dolls & DIY kits at the Shop Up organized by Babyccino.
The shop up is a great event in Londen where you can find lots of lovely (web)shops selling their beautiful products!
I'm really looking forward to this and I can't wait to be in Londen again, it has been far to long. If you have any good tips for shops to visit and places to see please let me know and if you are in the Londen area I would love to see you at the shop Up! 

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Hanging out....

So lately I have been quite busy and that is mostly a good think I think. I have been busy making & packing wholesale orders, etsy orders and preparing for the Holiday season. Lucky me, I will be traveling to Londen and Paris to sell my work there this december. In londen I will be at the Shop Up event organised by the lovely ladies from Babyccino and in Paris I'll be at the lovely Hotel Boheme a lovely handmade market in the hart of Paris. 

Here are some of the winter outfits I made for dolls I will be selling in Londen and Paris, my little helper and stylist Mila helped me designing these outfits, I had so much fun working on these with her, she has a great sence of style I think!

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Neon pink....

A special limited edition of the Paris doll & rabbit have arrived in neon pink, now availible in my etsy shop!

Friday, October 04, 2013

Interior decoration inspiration

I always love visiting the woonbeurs! Not that I love everything I see there, there are a lot of things there that are not my taste but I think it's a great place to get an idea of the things that are happening in design/home decoration. What is alsways on my to see list are the 'houses' that are decorated by the leaing dutch interior magazines. This year again they decorated some reallty nice houses. The 101-woonideeen house I liked the most, so many simple, practical and affordable design ideas, something I could see in my own home. The house of Ariadne at Home was lovely, the prety shades of grey and green combined with the wood and metal worked very well. VT wonen house was not a house but a huge red Barn full of design and inspiration. I loved that the house lived, there where artist at work, there was a real barber shop and they where baking bread in the kitchen. 

Friday, September 27, 2013

The french boy and the french man

Yesterday I had to do some screenprinting for a project I'm working on and I had some space left on my screen so I decided it could be fun to make some male doll faces, I drew a lot of options and posted it on my Instagram feed, I got some great feedback and made two faces to go on the screen. Here you can see the end result, a French boy and a French man. I printed a few extra sets so if you are interested to make your own male doll hop over to my Etsy shop to find the diy kits.

Monday, September 23, 2013

Foxes and Suzy's

Last Friday was the Fantastic Mr. Wes Anderson party and it was great, , so nice to see most of the people who came took the time to dress up for the party, I was so busy chatting that I forgot to take lots of pictures but here you see the Suzy's and Mrs. Foxes that attended the party.
Now back to normal working live.....have a great week

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Frida Craft Panel

Besides the Frida doll & Frida doll D.Y.I kit I also have a Frida craft panel in my etsy shop. This panel is a piece of screenprinted cotton that you can use for several projects. With the panel you can make a mini Frida hanger, two tissue holders, a flag banner and a little needle book.These little projects are easy to make and make perfect gifts!! Want to make your own Frida goodies, you can find the panel here. 

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Suzy coat...

Last monday I helped Lisa with decorating her shop Elle Aime into a WesAnderson inspired place, it looks so great and I love the special products she found within the theme, if you have a chance you should visit. Today I felt inspired to make a Suzy coat for the doll, the little cape is seperate from the coat. I love designing and making new doll outfits, I cannot wait to make more.....

Monday, September 16, 2013

The Fantastic Mr. Wes Anderson week

Remember Mila's Moonrise kingdom party? Did you like it? If so you will love to hear that Lisa and I will have a Wes Anderson inspired week in Lisa's lovely Shop Elle Aime in Rotterdam. The shop will be decorated in the style of Wes Anderson's movies and in the shop you can find products in the same style or inspired by these movies. We will also host a real Wes Anderson party in the shop on friday the 20th with life Banjo music, raccoon cupcakes, campfire and more.... If you like to come to the party please send me or Lisa and e-mail. On Sunday we will have a Crafternoon. Find more info here.
Hope to see you there!!

Thursday, September 05, 2013

Yvestownfair and free shipping!!

Hi there, hope you are all doing great! I'm back from my holidays and back to work too. I will share some holiday pictures next week.

I'm busy preparing for the Yvestown fair this saturday, I'm really looking forward to this fair. Last year was so great, Yvonne really did a great job with creating this fair, there will be some really nice sellers(bloggers) with their lovely products, goodie bags from 101 woonideeen for the early birds and a raffle to win a bag/basket with goodies from all the yvestown fair sellers.
I really hope to see you there this saturday !!
For all of you who can't make it to the Yvestown fair this saturday and who missed out on the last free shipping offer, I offer free shipping (international) in my Etsy shop untill this monday, just enter the code ' yvestown' .

Monday, August 05, 2013

Free shipping!!

As you may have noticed I have not been blogging for some time, I'm taking a small break and will be back to blogging in September.

To celebrate summer I offer free ( international) shipping for all the items in my Etsy shop untill thursday the 8th august
just add HAPPYSUMMER code!!
Have a great holiday !!
ps: if you have any tips for Bordeaux area or Nantes I would love to hear!

Tuesday, July 09, 2013

Frida Kahlo in her atelier....

Yesterday I went through every room in our house to gather small props for todays photoshoot. I wanted to create a room for my Frida Kahlo doll.
It was sSo much fun putting all the items together and creating little scenes. 
Here are some of my favourites.  I added some ribbons and coloured lace to Frida's skirt and shawl for and even more folklore look.
Do you want to make your own Frida doll ? you can fin her here 

Monday, July 08, 2013

Summer time wardrobe...

Finally it feels like summer with lots of lovely sunny days, and with summer you need summer clothes! We are big fans of Misha Lulu clothes, the girls are very lucky to have a lot of Misha Lulu outfits in their closet. The new  summer collection is a great one, I especially love the colours and of course the cute illustrations. What is not to love! I'm busy preparing a box of goodies for Karen (the talented lady behind this Americain brand) and Bela her cute daughter (and model ). One of the things I made is a mini version of my favourite skirt of this collection. for Bela's doll and also a small jeans jacket for cold evenings. I hope she will like it!
You can find the website here
and if you are in the Netherlands you can buy Misha Lulu here

Friday, July 05, 2013

Patterns, tape, stamps and more...

Yesterday I went with Esther (babyccino) to Hema headquaters to take a look at the new collection for fall/winter 2013. We started with a nice cup of tea and a chat and then took our time to see what fall will bring us. Here are some pictures of my favourites. I like all the geometric patterns you can find in the new collection and the carton boxes are really nice. But my favourite of the day was the aqua sewing machine, how cute is that, it's a bit smaller than a regular machine but it looks smaller because of the over-sized wool next to it! I want it!

After seeing all the new collections we went to the stamp workshop and made a stamp out of a Hema eraser and used the new funky neon inkpads to stamp it.

These are some labels I made this morning with my new stamps and tapes.

Wednesday, July 03, 2013

Yvestown Fair

I'm happy to tell you that in september I'll be at the Yvestown Fair, I look forward to see you there!!

Tuesday, July 02, 2013

It's party time

Mila decided that her doll had to celebrate her birthday with a big party for her doll and her doll-friends. 
 Mila made invitations and started decorating a corner of her room, with small baloons (water baloons), cut out happy birthday and asked me to sew a small banner. As you might know i like organizing parties so I helped a little. I made a small table of cardboard, a paper cup and pretty paper. I used a paper napkin to make a table cloth and some tiny napkins. The cake we cut out of a big one with a cookie cutter and decorated it with a tiny banner made of tape&toothpicks. The girls and dolls enjoyed the party and Mila's doll got some cute gifts from her friends.
The cute party outfit of Mila's doll was made by Sofie(sofiehutsepot) a pink party dress, blue wings and a birthday crown!

Monday, July 01, 2013

Lily Lapin

So sorry for the delay of the announcement of the give away winner. But I'm very happy to tell you that together with Sofia and Mila I choose a winner. Firts of all thank you so much for all your lovely comments, so good to hear that there are so many warm homes& family's who would have love to welcome her. But for us it was quite clear who had to be the winner. We love the poem Jozina wrote for Lily and Lily is already excited about all the adventures she will have with her new family. So congratulations Jozina, please send me an email with your adres and we will send Lily to your house.

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Oh Moonrise kingdom...

Remember Mila's Moonrise kingdom party? You can read and see more about it in the new issue of Oh Marie magazine!

Friday, June 21, 2013

Dressing up

 These last few days I have been playing around with new outfits for the dolls and rabbits, one of the things I made (together with the girls) where these glasses, these where so fun to make. We used Shrinky Dink to make them, such a fun and easy craft to do with kids. I used to make things with Shriky dink when I was about Mila's age and loved it and when I saw a packages at my favourite secondhand store for only 1 euro I just had to buy it. Cannot wait to make more small items for the dolls and rabbits so many ideas already!!!

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Summer sale

It was time to clean up my studio space and make some sale sets for the Etsy shop. I have made a few Frida kahlo sets, blue rabbit diy kits and red rabbit diy kits, these are a little bit different from the normal diy kits, but these are perfect to make a doll or rabbit including the skirt/bag/stola fotr only half the price!! So if you want to grab one be quick because there are only a few availible!
You can find the sale sets in my shop here

Monday, June 17, 2013

Pretty Paris shopping


Last week i spend a few days with my man and girls in Paris, we had such a lovely time. We did some tourist things like climbing the eiffeltower ( it was scary because I'm afraid of hights !) walking the Champs-Élysées, eating macarons at Laduree and of course we visited Notre Dame and Sacré Cœur and had dinner at Montmartre. Besides all the tourist attractions I managed to visit some of my favourite shops and also visit a new favourite shop called Adeline Klam.
The day we visited this shop it was grey and rainy in Paris but as soon as you open the door you'll forget all about the weather. This shop is so light and colourfull and everywhere you look there are pretty things to see. The shop owner Adeline Klam made a few japanese inspired books and her shop is filled with all kind of beautifull japanese craft materials like kimono fabrics, origami paper and of course washi tape.  The shop is located  near Bastille in Rue Richard Lenoir where you can also find a very nice market and is walking distance from Merci and Bonton. Of course we did not leave the shop empty handed, i'll show you in a next post what we bought and the rest of our Paris shopping loot.

Monday, June 10, 2013

Cake time...

What is a party without a cake? It's always a challange to make a cake that fits the theme, of course there is lots of inspiration on the internet. I saw some pretty 'ombre' cakes and made my own version with coloured buttercream on the outside of the cake and a chocolate cake because that's her favourite!