Friday 6 June 2014

Breaking news...Today the small windmill is moving!

At first I was afraid the windmill was to small to have moving parts, but with some help of the lokal tool shop the blades of the mill can really rotate now.
Because I am so happy about that I wanted to share this with you, although its not the best video :)
See and watch for yourself.
Wishing you all a happy, sunny, windy day!

Saturday 10 May 2014

1 day to go...but the Swan Market is canceled :(

I was so busy making new things that I didn't realize how bad the weather was....half an hour ago they canceled the Swan Market for tomorrow. And tonight? I stop painting.... Hmm I think I'm going to watch the songcontest and drink a glass of wine!
Anyway, I made a lot of new items. Tomorow I 'll make some photographs.
I feel a bit like these clouds now.

Thursday 8 May 2014

3 days to go until the Swan Market starts

This morning I worked with Nicole from Studio Big, on the Etsy school program about SEO.
For those who do not know Etsy, please visit:
Great to spend time on rainy days as today!
(The weather got a 3 on a scale to 10 today and it rained 35 mm!)
Of course you can start with visiting my shop or Nicole's

Today I painted a lot, but I don't think you would like to see more pictures of that :)

And I made pictures of my new brooches! This is a project I am working on for quite some time.
Tomorrow I'll try to list them on Etsy.

Wednesday 7 May 2014

4 days to go until the Swan Market starts

At some days the time flies away! Today was such a day. I packed my Mother's day cards and brought them to Spring the pouring rain! I also had to buy some new supplies.
And I had to make a babyhat because there was an order in my webshop. I forgot I gave my last baby hat with pink flower to a friend.
So no time for sewing, what I planned for today. Instead I did a lot of painting. The coloured items need to be painted several times. Now I have plenty of time to let it dry.

Tuesday 6 May 2014

5 days to go until the Swan Market starts

Today I did a lot of painting for the Wooden Rosies. This is not very exciting to see...because today I painted everything white!
I finished new fishbowls with a mama fish and small baby fishes.
I also made Mother's day cards. You can buy them with or without a brooche! On the market I will bring my letter stamps in this case people can add a personal message!

Monday 5 May 2014

6 days to go until the Swan Market starts

On sunday 11th of May I will sell products of my webshop Roses are red on the Swan Market at the Maliebaan in Utrecht.
The days before a market are busy days. This week I'll let you take a peek how such a week looks like at my place
So don't pay any attention to the mess in my house...I'm producing all kind of new items for the market!!!!

One of my new projects is called "Don't feed the birds!" Besides the wooden fishbowls I am working on more carefree pets.

Curious how it will look like? Follow me the comming days to the market. Update every day!

Sunday 23 February 2014

What I did this weekend

This weekend I started to make new items. As it is almost Easter, I made new baby chickens.
I want to make a lot of them so they can sit all together on a shelf at Spring Stores Utrecht.

I also made some other items.
Finished photo's will follow later.

Sometimes my family complains that my work takes too many space on the table....

I'm not sure what they mean :)
I just love the sight of all the shapes together!

Tuesday 11 February 2014

What I did last sunday!

Some people like to take a walk in the forest, some like to read a book, but I love to saw and paint!
Here is a photo of my big help, the sawing machine. At first I started to saw by hand, but it took too long and I got aching arms.

The little machine works great. Take a look at my sunday afternoon production!

Tuesday 4 February 2014

Spring Stores on local channel

Yesterdag I was invited to a TV recording for RTV Utrecht. The reporter wanted to make a program about the new concept store Spring.

They filmed a lot of shots and this is the result!

This is the link:
rtvutrecht Spring Stores

Wednesday 29 January 2014

Opening Spring Stores

Saterday the first of Februari a new concept store opens. The shop is located in the Voorstraat 16 in Utrecht. Designers can rent a shelf to sell their hand-made products. As this is close to my house and I liked the concept very much I decided to join.

The store is a project of Robbert and Stephan, 2 enthousiastic guys who were looking already a long time for a nice shop location.
But they found it!

These pictures are made last week, the week before the opening.
For more information visit their website:
or Facebook page:
facebook SpringStores

If you are in the neighberhood, the shop opens at 10 and will be open 7 days a week.