Wednesday, November 30, 2011

christmas countdown

christmas countdown by wood & wool stool
christmas countdown, a photo by wood & wool stool on Flickr.
Why wait?
Tomorrow is December
Christmas countdown has begun!
Yay, only 24 nights.

All nine 'brand new' scrapwood x-mas trees are made by me today.

Pick one and send me an e-mail...
(these trees can be stamped with any text whatsoever, if you like)

(because of confusion about the money spent on research by Pink Ribbon, I've decided to donate - the 8th part of the trees sold in November - to the Cancer Fund KWF Kankerbestrijding)

Monday, November 28, 2011

sunday morning

sunday morning by wood & wool stool
sunday morning, a photo by wood & wool stool on Flickr.
With my brand-new big wool handmade 'sennaloves' cowl. (sometimes another project slips in between, even though I really have no time for it at all)

Drinking coffee on the new peony pink Fermob bench in the garden. (after a few days showing off in the living room)

It's a piece of candy in front of the wooden fence with garden poem. (None can have a healthy love for flowers, unless he loves the wild ones - Forbes Watson.)

Friday, November 25, 2011


fermobisme by wood & wool stool
fermobisme, a photo by wood & wool stool on Flickr.
The old white wooden garden bench moved to the front yard recently.
That's a very good reason to order a new Fermob bench for the garden.
What colour?
It's difficult to choose.
The names of all those colours are as pretty as the colors themselves.
We already have a Carrot chair, Savanna and Willow Green loungers.
It actually is pretty in every single colour I think.
We picked Peony Pink.
Oh, it is so pretty! (I'm a Fermob fan at heart)
The bench may stay indoors for a few days,
before it will be our new backyard bench.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

dreaming of a white x-mas (tree)

wood & wool x-mas tree on request;
white and natural scrapwood
and stamped
ánd curvier*
(* two more planks)

Sunday, November 13, 2011

100% wool boots & blanket

100% wool boots & blanket by wood & wool stool
100% wool boots & blanket, a photo by wood & wool stool on Flickr.

zilalila handknitted blanket from Nepal (Sukha) and fully lambwool lined Shabbies (Zappaz).

I'm prepared for a severe winter.

Saturday, November 12, 2011

destination saudi arabia

destination saudi arabia by wood & wool stool
destination saudi arabia, a photo by wood & wool stool on Flickr.

Mena Samoor, Mohammad, Moyassar & Samar;
all four have their own wood & wool stool.

Friday, November 11, 2011


[happiness] by wood & wool stool
[happiness], a photo by wood & wool stool on Flickr.

Today is a special day!

It's Dutch Day of Sustainability,
start of the carnaval season,
the day before the arrival of Sinterklaas in my hometown Dordrecht.
and how many people will get married today?

wish you all 11-11-11 happiness!

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

sleeping on the couch - 'happiness'

Pippa sleeping on the couch.
She's not feeling well.
When she wakes up and we are both on the couch to cuddle together,
we agree this feels like a kind of happiness.

Sunday, November 6, 2011

hurray for the front yard!

Inspired during our last visit to Paris, we made a plan to change our front yard.
About 7 Years ago we planted far too many flowers, plants and shrubs.
(it's difficult to create a garden out of nothing)
All the planting turned into a jungle and we could only sit on the bench under the kitchen window.
So we decided all plants had to go, only the hornbeam hedge and ginkgo tree remained.
The black soil we covered with gravel, that's all we had to do.
The result is great!
Oui, oui, our new small front yard feels like a 'petit Paris parc'.

Friday, November 4, 2011

home sweet home & office

I've been working at home this morning:
Updating the administration and preparing packages for shipment.
(the non-creative side of the wood & wool business also must be done)

Fortunately I have a nice 'office' and with loud music and a beautiful 'second hand' bouquet beside me.
(Some weeks on my weekly Flowerday at Villa Augustus, the flowers of last week are too good to throw away. They have a second life for about two days. Fading roses are the best!)

The garden gentre also delivered 25 heavy bags with gravel for the front yard.
(another garden project next Sunday) and when I was resting on the bench in the front yard for a while, I saw a small leaf on the upper branch of the yellow ginkgo tree. Like a heart against the bright blue sky.
November 4th. Yay I love those infinite beautiful autumn days!

Wednesday, November 2, 2011


outside by wood & wool stool
outside, a photo by wood & wool stool on Flickr.

At the beginning of the week the pavers have been busy working in the garden.
We have a smooth paved terrace in our backyard again.
It's a big difference, even though nothing really changed.
Everything is back to normal height and leveled.
The best job is to sweep sand between the stones. (I think it's fun)
Give me the broom and a big applause for the weather.