July 31, 2014


I've made a second flowered garden cushion; I think I'm going to call this series 'Millefleurs', after the millefleur tapestries which I really admire.
millefleurs & more treasures
the first one

July 28, 2014

country life

I've spend some time in the countryside, it always feels good;
working with clay gives a good feeling too :)
these small jars are not really worth to show, but I do it anyway
they still need to be baked & glazed

drinking bees again, they're so funny!

July 24, 2014

about bees

bees need to drink once in a while; an upside sinc bucket with a little water is fine as a watering place so they can't drown
read more about water collection by honey bees

July 22, 2014


wild angelica

and wild carrot

July 19, 2014

July 16, 2014


we went to our first ceramic class today and had a good time, but our 'creations' need to be fired and glazed yet, so I can't show anything now;
the painted pebbles come from a 70's craft book
and the beetle on top is a Oiceoptoma thoracicum, aka red breasted beetle

sweet dreams :)

July 13, 2014

rainy sunday

I went to the flea market in the city park this morning, despite the heavy downpours,
but it was worth cause I'm happy with the bird :)
For the rest of the day stayed inside, browsing Leslie Williamsons latest book Modern Originals.
you can order it at Atelier Solarshop and also Handcrafted Modern, which I like even more.
also check out her blog for more sales outlets

good night & sweet dreams!

July 11, 2014

two more Vosges images & new cushion available at Atelier Solarshop

have a nice weekend all :)

July 10, 2014

my inspirations

my latest purchase was a small piece of amethyst and a bag of Neal's Yard yogurt coated cranberries 
some cactus plants got a new container

happy weekend all!

July 07, 2014

July 05, 2014

my inspirations

since I got back from France I went to see every possible shop in the neighborhood looking for stones or fossils or whatever ...
that's because I've found some nice agate discs in a French shop, and the thing with me is that if I find something nice, I start collecting right away :^)
anyway, these stones will be a great source of inspiration.
my favorite shop in Antwerp, and for my nephew cause he's very into fossils lately.

I haven't told about the ammonite I've found inside a cabinet when I just moved in here last summer, but that's for later

July 01, 2014

Vosges houses

I've seen quite a few houses that I would love to live in; this one near the lake is my favorite :)
miss the sweet smell of mown hay
white admiral taking a sunbath