26 March, 2014


Simple white rose on a handwriting-background. Inspired by the White Rose I first wanted to use one of their leaflets for the background, but it seemed to be a bit too "hard" for the fragile flower. Also, the message was a bit too "readable" for a sympathy card, I think.
I probably stitched the rose more than a year ago and planned to use it on a sympathy card, but the right idea just wouldn't come. Recently, I saw they had a couple of new swirl-papers at Rayher, and I suddenly knew how to use the rose ;) To make sure the card wouldn't be all too empty, I added a tiny silver sticker to the rose, and a couple of beads in the corners.
The red background seems to be a little too intense, but I'm not sure whether it's true or is it just me not being satisfied, as always? :)

18 March, 2014


Sometimes I wonder how the crafting companies know how many beads to put in a box, because no matter what you do there are always some beads left at the end of any project.
That way, you either end up buying another box for another project or storing almost empty boxes with beads that don't really fit anywhere.
Trying to avoid both of the above, I decided to use some 2.2 mm delica beads that left over a while ago, and do whatever I can with them. As I'm trying to use up some of those almost empty boxes in my collection, I especially wanted to finish whatever it would be without buying another box of beads.
I decided to make some triangular earrings but expected to run out of beads, so I modified the pattern a little bit. Instead of making two identical layers for each triangle and stuff the space in between, I finished the upper layer of the earlier, which makes the whole thing even more interesting to me.

In the end, I used most of the remaining beads to form a ring, but as you can imagine, a few beads left over to make sure the vicious circle never ends :)

14 March, 2014

Cherry blossoms

Another spring decoupage: cherry blossoms on a wooden tea box. Or is it almond? :)

13 March, 2014

Little owls

Just in: Those cute little owls caught my eye some time ago, and although I thought they'd make some nice boxes, I finally used them on a wooden vase.
Inside it, there's just enough space for a glass of water with branches growing their first leafs.

09 March, 2014

Spring angel

I got this little wooden angel as a Christmas present from mom's man. When I first saw it, I knew this cutie deserves some special clothing. I decided to use napkin-decoupage, but instead of typical Christmas motifs, I wanted to decorate it with flowers. As the angel measures only about 10 cm, my first challenge was finding motifs that would look good on the little figure and fit to my idea of angels.
In the end, I used some napkins my sister brought from the Netherlands last year. The small roses and forget-me-not's are just the right kind, and make a lovely spring angel.
A few beads on the string, and voilà

06 March, 2014

Flower bracelet

Around Christmas, I discovered beadsmagic.com, a site with a wonderful collection of patterns for different jewelry projects. The first one I tried is a simple flower bracelet. Using bronze glass crystal beads and golden delicas it seems to bring something of a warm autumn day. Maybe a walk through a brown-and-gold coloured forest?