Saturday, December 8, 2018

december mood

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Little by little it's starting to get Christmassy in here with copper wire string lights and december decorations.

(not the best photos, taken with my phone and besides it's the crappy light season)

Thursday, December 6, 2018

sustainable & eco friendly evergreen

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Do you fancy one of the three sustainable x-mas trees?

You can order them in my ETSY SHOP and you will definitely have it in time for Christmas.

The utterly cute hare family that I bought years ago at Anthropologie also has made its appearance from the attic.

They are my traditional models on the recycled x-mas trees.

If you want an unique and eco friendly Christmas tree that lasts for years and takes up little space, you have 3 pieces to choose from.

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

kop van zuid

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Kop van Zuid - Rotterdam

Coffee at Food Hallen. Lunch at Fenix Food Factory.

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

fingerless mittens - crochet pattern

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The fingerless mittens crochet pattern in my ETSY SHOP is now available a DUTCH and ENGLISH version.

A fast, fun and easy crochet project.
They are very practical, warm and unisex.
Moreover, it's an excellent handmade December gift.

Monday, December 3, 2018

hello december

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And all of a sudden it's December...

It's beanie season.

I brought a new beanie collection for you from Marrakech last October.

Striped, uni or with a harlequin pattern, all unique, unisex and one size. The soft and warm beanies are very comfortable to wear.

Would you like to wear a beanie this season? Or maybe surprise someone else with an original December gift?

Just have a look in my ETSY SHOP and choose your favorite one! The colorful moroccan beanies are all handmade in moroccan crochet style by Aisha.

Below a portrait of Aisha I took in April. She's the sweetest and every day working on her handmade pieces on Place des Epices. It would be cool if you support her by purchasing an original handmade gift for yourself or someone else.

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Saturday, December 1, 2018

handmade pillow sale

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S A L E

Handmade pillow sale in my Etsy shop.

All pillows are unique and handmade by me
Size 30 x 50 cm
Including inner pillow

Now € 49,00

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

two days in paris with pippa

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Two days in Paris.

A mother-daughter trip we both have been looking forward to for months.

We departed on Monday early in the morning with the Thalys from Rotterdam and at 10:30 we enjoyed a coffee and hot chocolate on the terrace at Le Parisien. Thereafter we walked along Canal de Saint-Martin to Merci for lunch and inspiration and in the afternoon we walked and shopped in Le Marais.

At closing time, when we walked back to our hotel, we came across a very special art gallery, Design & Nature. An impressive collection and also a little sad but it was good to know all animals are coming from captivity and died naturally.

After having walked 13 kilometers through Paris we decided to have dinner in a typical Parisian cafe-bistro on the corner of our street.

Day two started sunny, so we had our French breakfast on the heated terrace at 'our' corner cafe.

We took the metro to the Arc de Triomphe and walked the Champs Elysees direction Jardin des Tuleries. After déjeuner avec des crêpes we walked on and at the end of my favorite park the most fairytale-like Christmas market appeared.

After a 'December mood' half an hour, we continued our route to Île de la cité. We shopped a little more and had another drink on the umpteenth terras...
We prepared for the return journey and had our last dinner in Paris.

The two days in Paris were great and we've had so much fun! This trip with my daughter Pippa was very precious and we both enjoyed it so much just being together. Love my girl. Paris together was priceless!