Wednesday, 28 January 2015


This is exactly why I love this country!

Because at any time of the day you can find people sleeping in the weirdest places!
This man takes a nap on top of the freezer in his shop, luckily I was not in urgent need of an icecream.


Sunday, 25 January 2015

Forgotten Jewels #4

In 2014 I was in an urgent need for order in my handbag.
I made some mini bags: this is my favorite, in Dominique Vereecke fabric.

This Kokka one also looks cool.

The Tipsy bag from ‘Zo geknipt 2’ was very easy to cut and sew, but I should have focused a little better when I made the first one, because it turned out to look more like a pencil case then a makeup bag as I sewed the parts wrongly together!

Monday, 19 January 2015

Forgotten Jewels #3

I still haven’t done half of the things I wanted to do, to make our house cozier since we moved -almost a year ago. Nevertheless I finally managed to wallpaper one wall in the living room. 

The ‘Belgian-coast’- canvas from her pushed me to finally make work of putting the wallpaper up!

The fact that I never wallpapered before made me postpone this project! Now it is my favorite spot in the house and even Mr Curl Up loves to sit here I have noticed the last couple of weeks!

Her picture gives our little corner the perfect amount of ‘home-coming-feeling’.

Thursday, 15 January 2015

Forgotten jewels #2

Our girls won a hat with a kid’s game at the Dubai Rugby 7s. They instantly loved it and since then the hat hasn’t left their head. 

It is a cute little thing and since we removed the advertisement and upcycled it to a more personal version it looks even better.

It looks so good that Felix claims Louka her hat is his’ and it really irritates her; slowly hitting the difficult years does not make it easy to deal with a tiny sibling.

Wednesday, 7 January 2015

Forgotten jewels #1

The past year raced along and now it’s 2015! There definitely were not enough days I 2014 and I did not have enough hours a day; well clearly I plan too many things to do and never get to finish everything I plan.
Some creations were never photographed, some pictures were not worked on, some pictures are ready to be published but I had no time to write the accompanying text,… name it! There is always a reason to postpone posting a story.
So with the start of this New Year, I will show you the forgotten jewels of 2014. Sometimes with a little story attached to it and sometimes without words, but always in pictures.

I want to start with the last project of 2014. You already saw the test version of the Dalton pants. Well it did not end there, both Felix and Jade got 4 more Dalton pants.

Jade is extremely happy with this one and she shows here happiness regular by performing handstands. The fabric is from Froy and Dind.

Jade picked the location for this photoshoot and she had a clear idea in which sportive position she wanted to be immortalized.

The fabric is the jersey edition of Flight Dusk from the The Grove collection of Birch Organic Fabric, I used the canvas edition of the same print before for this bag.

This floral fabric is from Petit Pan and the cuff fabric I bought @ Tahir. Jade choose the combination and initially I was not convinced with her choice but in all fairness this pants looks amazing on her.

According to jade this last one is a pajama pants, as snow white is sleeping on the print she considers it only suitable for bedtime; which is just fine by me as long as the pants gets worn.

Felix his favorite is the one with the blue squirrels.

Felix is not the easiest one the photograph, he just runs back and forth at the playground and does not want to stand still to pose. Consequently the following pictures are not the best ever.
One in Petit Pan cotton.

A Dalton in jersey from Froy and Dind.

And finally some Scandinavian police officers and thiefs finished with prison-stripes-cuffs. Against all odds he actually likes this one the least! Childish designs are not so much his thing.

I often make series of the same pattern. Once the series is finished, the pattern implacably disappears in the ‘been there done that’-drawer of my cabinet. The Dalton pattern will definitely be used again and most probably I will draw it in size 8 years, 12 years and since this pants looks incredibly comfortable maybe even in size 40?!