Wednesday, February 20, 2019
On my studio floor: harlequins!
I'm working on a maternity gift project for my baby niece. I have a few months to finish the harlequin baby blanket, so no rush to put it together. I will first define a layout and then start slowly to make the parts into a blanket.
Making a babyblanket is so much fun! All harlequins are simple small projects and when you just make one or a few a day, you finally have enough harlequins to make a unique blanket.
I've been working on a brightly colored version with neon pink and orange lately. Neon is back. The catwalks of New York, London, Milan and Paris are proving that the neon trend is going to be sticking around for quite some time.
You can make this multicolored blanket with wool leftovers or you can also make a very natural colored version if you prefer.
The harlequin blanket can be made with all types of yarn and in any size you want.
The harlequin p a t t e r n is available in my ETSY SHOP.
Monday, February 18, 2019
All the walls in my studio are white now.
I've been painting the only colored wall in my atelier white too last week and it looks so much brighter. Moreover, the sun is shining for days now!
I love white walls! It's the perfect base for all the colorful items in the room.
The wool cabinet, moroccan carpets, framed photos, 'green table' with plants and my handmade pillows in the workspace are making the interior pretty bright and colorful.
It is wonderful to be here and so cool I do not always have to clean up all my stuff...
Friday, February 15, 2019
Wow, it feels like it is spring already.
Mid February and the temperatures are rising to serious spring level.
The next few days are filled with sunshine and what I like most about it; the light!
Although we have a rather light living room with white walls and light furniture, it can be quite dark during the winter months. The daybed space evokes the fresh feeling in the afternoon when the shadows of the plant are playing on the wall.
The hand knitted blanket is now for sale in my ETSY SHOP.
Size: 230 x 150 centimeter
Material: 100% New Zealand Wool, hand knitted in Nepal (fairtrade)
Thursday, February 14, 2019
You can look anywhere and find inspiration. (Frank Gehry)
...and sometimes the inspiration for the backside of a handmade harlequin pillow comes from a parking.
At the moment I was preparing this post, the harlequin/striped pillow was still for sale in my Etsy shop. In the meantime it's sold! (wanted to share my inspiration for the slashes anyway...)
Wednesday, February 13, 2019
Rotterdam - 13th of February - spring-like weather
Today we had lunch on a cruise liner.
The Steamship Rotterdam is the biggest ocean-going steamer ever built in the Netherlands.
As the former flagship of the Holland-America Line, this cruise liner has sailed many of the world’s seas since 1959. The ship is now moored permanently in the Maashaven in Rotterdam.
The 1950s interior and the many artworks are restored to the closest possible approximation of their former glory.
After lunch, Pippa and I even had a spring-is-in-the-air experience at the pool ;-)
Monday, February 11, 2019
Winter ain't over yet.
New items for sale.
Have a look in my ETSY SHOP.
Saturday, February 9, 2019
Rotterdam - 9th of February - stormy & sunny Saturday
Art Rotterdam Van Nelle fabriek