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
Monday, February 4, 2019
Cold and grey winter days are making it impossibly hard to get out of bed in the morning.
It's a luxury during the cold winter nights to grab an extra blanket.
This unique harlequin blanket is now for sale in my Etsy shop!
It was a HUGE(!) job to make this bohemian & eclectic blanket, but nevertheless made with a whole lot of love.
The size of this blanket is 235 x 225 cm.
The colors, patterns and textures give your bedroom an instant dash of cheer.
When you don't mind to crochet all those huge harlequins yourself, you can also download the huge harlequin blanket pattern from my Etsy shop.
It's quite a challenge for enthusiastic and eager crochet queens.
A smaller version is easy to handle for everyone and perfect to use all your yarn leftovers.
Cheers to a new week and keep yourself warm!