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Friday, November 5, 2021


Studio days

The lovely weather of autumn is still here and those sunny days are the most precious.
Working in the warmth of the sun behind the windows of my studio is really a bless!

And little naughty kitty-cat can’t get enough of it too..

Tuesday, October 26, 2021

Autumn Colours

Oh, I love autumn so much!
It always reminds me of my childhood; the time of excitement up to my birthday.
Not just the colours, but also the smell and the rustling of the leaves provoke an intensely happy feeling, yet somewhat melancholic...

Tuesday, October 19, 2021


Baby Mobile Wildlife

Only just added this Australian themed gift to my Etsy shop, when it was already selected by a customer to actually be sent to…Australia!

It's quite special to know that a little baby girl is playing with this Dutch handmade mobile on the other side of the world :)

Monday, October 4, 2021


Happy World Animal Day

It’s te 4th of October, so spoil your little four legged hairy friend to the fullest!

Wednesday, September 15, 2021


Little Car Key Chain

Vroom vroom, this little car is going cross-country to a new home!
It was a nice surprise when I got an order on etsy from another Dutch creative; someone I also followed on instagram!
Miekesmakes bought this key ring for the keys to her car.
Thanks for your order and enjoy your little car (key chain)! 

Monday, August 30, 2021


Monkey Monday!

One of my favourite gifts for a little one is this baby mobile: it is easy to attach to a stroller or playpen with the Velcro straps. The toy contains a rattle for even more fun!

If you want to give a personal present, choose for the little bibbed version with the initials or name from the newborn/little one on it.

The figures are equipped with safety eyes and it is possible to wash the toy gently by hand.

Monday, August 23, 2021


May the Force be With You

Really enjoyed making this Star Wars themed baby mobile!
Even though I was constantly reminded by the well-known melody in my head while crocheting it.

Ah well, let's just say this: a person has to give something to achieve a desired result ;)

Sunday, August 8, 2021


Happy International Cat Day

This little rascal is my favorite buddy while crocheting, embroidering and working in my studio. She wants to be wherever I am, as curious as she is.

She never leaves my side...and actually I’m totally fine with that!

Thursday, June 10, 2021

Commissioned work

Quite often I get special requests, this quote is one of them.

Some thoughts or sayings have such a special meaning or special place in a person's heart, that he would like to make them tangible…


Saturday, May 15, 2021

Mini cross stitch

Sometimes it’s nice to try something different, like this little cross stitch frame.

Instead of working in the usual size on this embroidery fabric, I chose to make very small crosses.
Love the way it worked out: they almost look like pixels in a photograph and the image gets a more natural look.

Thursday, May 6, 2021


Making custom orders

If you want your quote, name or any other idea you’ve got designed in cross stitch? Don’t hesitate to contact me.
Together we can brainstorm and let magic happen!
I love to make and create new patterns.

 Don’t forget: personalized quotes are always unique and very special as a present!

Saturday, April 3, 2021

Happy Easter

Time of Easter and spring is in the air! Oh, how I love this time of the year: the smell of new plants, flowers and the sound of lovely birds..
These crossstitch frames on the picture are partly made in my sunny backyard!


Wednesday, March 17, 2021

Time to vote!

Voting was a bit different this year during Covid-19; our well known ‘red pencil on a chain’ was gone for hygienic reasons. Instead, each voting citizen was given a pencil as a gift.
Every municipality had its own version. 
A special memento of an eventful year ...


Saturday, February 13, 2021


Happy customer

After a post with my cross stitch frames on instagram and facebook I got a bunch of orders!
Of course this was a lovely surprise and I started immediately with embroidering. To make the little works even more unique, I desided to make the wooden frames by hand too.

 It’s always nice to see where your work goes when it’s finished, so I was very pleased to receive this picture from
A perfect place to hang these Crazy Li’l Stitch Frames!


Friday, January 22, 2021



Cross stitch embroidery always had my interest, but somehow I didn't get around to it. 
I already did some freehand embroidery (without a pattern) in the past, but cross-stitch embroidery seemed like a very coarse manner of working to me.
But after I got the book 'Borduren voor Bitches' as a present, a new world opened up to me!
In stead of the old fashioned ‘boring and well behaved method’, I discovered a whole new dimension of cross stitch embroidery:
It’s all about the message, not just the frivolous image. 
This way I can create something personal and funny that makes other people (and myself included) laugh!

 Find more about the book 'Subversive Cross Stitch' 
from Julie Jackson
on this site.


Saturday, January 9, 2021



A walk in the neighborhood

 Went out for a long walk in the regional forest today. It was really foggy, but the landscape was so scenic: drenched in mood and melancholy.
We must cherish these moments. Especially in times of uncertainty, nature can gives us strength and peace.


Thursday, December 31, 2020


This holiday season is all about home

 Here is a collection of moments from this year... 
Creativity, lots of plants, my cat & my dearest ones have kept me going in times of limitations and solitude. 

Looking forward to the closing of 2020 and brighter days ahead!


Sunday, December 13, 2020



Flying cow

 An otherworldly fun assignment: a customized baby mobile with a UFO, stars, clouds and the moon!
It was so much fun to make this baby mobile. 
I planned to make a design with lots of planets around the flying saucer, but the saucer became really big...
So I decided to make just a few simple shaped objects in plain colours; in the end it's all about the alien of course!

 (partly after a pattern by Lalylala)

Sunday, October 4, 2020




Happy World Animal Day

 Look at this little cutie pie: isn't she lovely?
 Can't believe she's already 7 years with me. When I got her, she was so incredibly small, everyone was afraid to step on her. 
She's still not very big, but definitely not to be overlooked!



Friday, August 7, 2020


Baby presents

 When friends tell me they're pregnant or going to have a baby, it's quite obvious I give them a handmade present!
Most of the time I ask them to make a picture of the little one with the custom made toy, because when they are happy, I am happy!


Thursday, April 2, 2020




 What a strange time it suddenly is! We can't go out, can't go to work and have to stay at home.
Just trying to ease into self isolation by doing things I postponed, like repairing my sneakers by embroidering them (with a surprisingly nice result)!
Also put a nice vintage teddy bear in front of the window; he is playing hide & seek for everyone who's wandering outside..

Stay safe everyone, we will get trough this!

Monday, January 27, 2020



Everyday photographs

 My Siamese cat Zusje (little sister in Dutch) is always very interested in all sorts of stuff lying around in the house, she is so curious! She even opens my new vintage apple basket just to see what's inside!
Unfortunately my yarns are no longer safe now...




Tuesday, December 24, 2019

The end of another year

Again, another year is over and a new one begins.
Here's to a whole new year of possibilities. I hope yours is filled with joyful moments, even ones as small as the tiny crocheted shrimp in the middle of this collage!

Sunday, September 1, 2019



 Quite often someone orders an baby present or brooch just before leaving, so even when I'm on a holiday I need to bring my yarns. But that's no problem, 'cause I love to crochet in the sun!
This picture was taken on our way to France.
Such a nice background; it looks like little tiger is taking of with his balloon!

Sunday, August 11, 2019


Baby Mobile

 It's always nice to receive photos from parents or relatives who have bought or received a toy made by me; the products really come to life when they are in use.
And to see a happy or curious face of a little one that's looking at your toys..well that makes you smile!

Monday, June 10, 2019


Belgian market

It's that time of the year again: it is Pentecost!
On the second day, Monday to be more specific, you can find me and all of my vintage stuff in Kanne.
These festivals have been celebrated since the 70's and are a big success because of the huge flea market with over 350 exhibitors in the open air!

Pinksterfeesten Kanne

Op Het Broek 4
3770 Riemst/Kanne

Friday, March 8, 2019


Etsy shop

Yeay! Some fresh new items (read: brooches) are added to my Etsy shop!
These are new additions to the already existing collection 'A Humdrum life?'
Ad a bit of humor to your life and buy a banana to wear on your favorite shirt!

You can find them here

Monday, December 31, 2018




A whole year captured in just nine moments of joy, love & happines.
Wish you all a Happy New Year folks!

Tuesday, November 6, 2018


Nature calls

Nature can be very inspiring in terms of shape, colour and material.
It makes me feel quite sad when I realize that a lot of these grown shapes will dissapear because they're transient. 
That's why I try to keep and cherish them by transforming them into wearable jewellery.

Thursday, October 11, 2018

New brooches

Yes! New brooches in the making in the warm autumn sun! 
With such a lovely weather outside it's impossible to stay indoors, so I desided to make a few brand new brooch designs today. Hope I can quickly add them to my Etsy shop, so stay tuned!

Monday, June 18, 2018

End result

Last year was quite a busy one; after seven years of doubt I finally decided to start the study 
'Jeweler-Goldsmith' next to my day job. It was time to do what I love to do!
Today I can proudly tell you that I already finished this study with a small collection of brooches as final piece.
Made of fragile materials such as balsa, soapstone and acrylic resin; all combined with silver and a touch of gold, a pearl and a gemstone.

Sunday, April 1, 2018


Study assignments
As a few of you might know, I started a goldsmith course last September.
Unlike my previous study at the art academy, this study focuses more on technology than on design.
My intention is to refresh my memory, expand my knowledge and to have fun of course!
Here you can see a few examples of assignments.
From up left to right under: a handmade cabochon ring with an citrine gemstone;
soldering links one by one to make a complete necklace; rings in different materials and a silver hand sawn key chain.