Sunday, September 10, 2017

H E I M - tiny houses | NEW design

HEIM - tiny paper houses - gift decoration - advent calendar - advent houses - christmas gift
HEIM - tiny paper houses - gift decoration - advent calendar - advent houses - christmas gift - christmas table setting
HEIM - tiny paper houses - gift decoration - advent calendar - advent houses - christmas gift
HEIM - tiny paper houses - gift decoration - advent calendar - advent houses - christmas giftHEIM - tiny paper houses - gift decoration - advent calendar - advent houses - christmas gift
Well, to be honest: I did expect a few people to like my new houses, but I was a bit overwhelmed with the reactions when I launched my little village at the showUP trade fair. What a wonderful recognition after a summer of hard work! I hope you like them too!

H E I M  -  T I N Y   H O U S E S
HEIM is a village of 12 highly diverse houses: traditional, urban, rural, cosy and old but also contemporary and modern. They are genuinely prefab: pre-punched, pre-creased and with windows that have already been broken out. Even the interior walls have been provided with wallpaper in a trendy black & white print. The only thing that you, as a contractor, need to do is to glue the walls and roofs together where indicated.
Finishing the houses is great fun, and once they are completed you can start shifting them around. Will your houses form a convivial village square on your table, or a ramrod-straight street on your windowsill? Will you string them into a festive garland, or give one away as a house-warming gift?
TIP: Create the most amazing Advent calendar ever! Buy two sets (= 24 houses) and number them with the house numbers provided! Next, put a small gift or message in each house, to be opened on each day of Advent.
HEIM, 12 pre-punched and pre-creased houses, with one sheet of stickers with house numbers. 
The package is A4 size, so you can easliy send it as a gift (it fits in the mailbox).
Price is € 15.95 and you can buy them in my webshop!

Saturday, September 9, 2017

my custom made showUP stand!

my new trade show stand
Assistant Kim in action at the showUP stand
HEIM - new tiny houses on the back wall
The almost empty back wall...
Sing TOO - new paper angels hanging
organic tea towels - black and white print
Hanging designs on the racks

For this fall I was determined: no small showUP stand with a standard table for JM anymore!

I wanted a real stand, spacious and custom made for me and my designs. I had a long list of requierments this new stand should meet, but I felt so insecure and therefore kind of clueless. 

I asked Jenna Postma for help. She's a designer with a good spacial insight, experienced in store design and she had the guts to make some changes I was hesitating about. 

She came up with the concept of coloured blocks with racks for the designs that should hang. The designs itself played the main role (requirement 1) and the packages were half hidden in the niches in the back of the blocks. The back wall was almost empty: 3 shelves only, with the 3 new designs on it.

With this concept Jenna created the minimalist and tranquil look & feel I wished for so badly. I changed the colours, the size of the blocks here and there and changed the layout a bit, but left her idea for the back wall. 

Trade show partner, my dear husband Peteer built and painted everything. I was so happy with it. Loved the ochre brown with the nude color on the blocks, loved the visual tranquility ánd the spaciousness. So thanks Jenna, for giving me this great push in the right direction. It was lovely working with you!

Friday, September 8, 2017

my summer on instagram

bergen aan zee - beachgreen leaves collage + vintage ceramic vase
blooming heath & a scotth highlanderjurianne in the Hermitage Amsterdam + black organic tea towels
Morning walks - spotting deer
engel-winkel-café Zwolle and a garland made of my Weave lanterns

While the rain is pouring on my roof today I think back on how this summer was. I selected some pics from my Instagram feed to give you an overview...

I worked hard this summer: I had no vacation, but lots of morning walks, I reached my goals (yay) and Peter and I even spent a day or two at the beach and some hours in museums here and there.

I just launched 3 new designs at the large (it was mega this time!) showUP trade fair,  I will write a blogpost about them later. 

Peter and I will go on holiday to Crete next week! We will leave the boys at home for the first time ever... (with a clear and signed contract about 'home alone parties', cleaning up, etc). I really have to make a start to let this go, for my own sake. I need this vacation - walking the gorges, reading books, snorkling - soooo much!

Sunday, April 2, 2017

DIY: make a butterfly garden - summer treat

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In November 2016 I designed the new SS17 collection for Ompak (giftwrap paper wholesale company). It is always funny and a bit weird to have a head full of sun, bathings suits, beach life, and butterflies while the rest of the world is counting down for Christmas.

For this collection I aimed on a vintage Cote d'Azur beach life feel. In my head I saw a beach in the early sixties, bohemian jet-set, Picasso, Alain Delon,  Audrey Hepurn in a coral/white striped bathing suit, wearing huge glasses... to get me in this mood I listened to the summer hits from Françoise Hardy.

The butterflies and flowers (called Fields of Joy) were launched 2 years ago and I thought it was time for a make over!

NEW colours, some new graphics and a new name: Here comes the SUN
One set contains 20 easy pop out flowers and butterflies, the price is €7.95 per set and they are available in my webshop NOW!

You can go wild with the possibillities of this set of 20 easy pop-out butterflies and flowers.


DIY Cake toppers - for a summer treat. Make a little (cake) garden, with butterflies (on white iron wire) flying right above it...

Table confetti - use a few packages to decorate the table at your (wedding) dinner.

Gift tags - for summer birthday gifts no one wants to unwrap, hihi!

Sunday, March 12, 2017

event not to be missed + a give away

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I am so looking forward to attend Creative Life, a brand new event with a beautiful concept!

This week I'll give a away 2 free entry tickets for you and your friend.. How to win them? You can find more information (in Dutch) on my instagram feed!

Creative Life will be held in the impressive Werkspoorkathedraal in Utrecht on March 24, 25, 26.
The photo (below) was taken during our meet & greet last Monday. A real industrial cathedral: huge, high and light.

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This event is all about INSPIRATION. A super long list of Holland's most inspirational creative entrepreneurs will be present. Most of them will be selling their (handmade) products, crafts materials, or tools. A great part of them - and this is the key of the concept -  will be giving workshops. So next to some shopping there will be lots of activities and things to learn and experience...

Are you into learning new things? For example how to make your personal letterpress poster, a bottle garden, or do Japanese Sashiko embroidery? The prices per workshop are low, so you can easily attend a couple of them during the day. Check the workshop list here.

There will be some very interesting speakers as well. For example Suus Slee from Foodbandits, foodblogger and instagram expert, will be there to share her knowledge, tips and tricks about social media. I know her and I can tell you: she is good at it and we can learn so much from her!
Don't miss it!
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There are many reasons to visit my stand (nr. 19), first of all: I would love to meet you! Next to seeing my designs 'live' you can check out my personal ideas for displaying them. On top of that we will be having a sample sale as well! 

Sun posters, unpacked for only € 10,- (normal price € 18,95)

Single Circles for € 0,50 per piece. So if you have one particular Circle favorite, now's the time to buy 10 or 20 of the same kind! (normal price € 10,50 for 9 different circles in one package)

And lots of sets (wish boats, sing angels, XL angels) with a SAMPLE sticker on them for real small prices.

Only at Creative Life: We will be selling the brand new Reijse floating boats per piece! If one of us has his/her hands free we will also be happy to make the boat ready to set sail on the spot! So you come back home with a ready made boat for only € 3,50! 

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My friends from Ompak Gift wrapping paper will be my neighbours at the event! As you probably know wholesaler Ompak sells mostly large rolls of 100 metres to shops who use it to wrap the products for the customers.

Only at Creative Life Ompak is going to sell small rolls of 2 metres, small packages of camera tags, butterflies etc. And the best part of it, hihihi: It's me who designed most of the collections (see below)! So come over and grab this unique opportunity!

Hope to meet you at Creative Life!

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Sunday, February 26, 2017

new: BEANS - about designing on black

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With this last tea towel I found out that designing on black is actually not easy at all! The contrast is high, and because of that small and complicated patterns will hurt your eyes. I had a hard time designing a print that didn't make me feel dizzy looking at it. I had to find something with simple lines, preferably something from a veggie garden and I found...a bean stake!
I am happy with this second black tea towel called BEANS, it's lovely and graphic and you won't see any stain on it after drying the spaghetti-sauce pan!
My tea towels carry the GOTS organic logo and the Fairtrade label! These aren’t just any old pictograms. The entire chain – from the seed to the stitching done in the factory – meets the strict organic and fair-trade requirements. 
Somehow black in fabric influences the absorbtion a bit, so - other that the white ones - the black tea towels should be washed a couple of times before they dry well. Great thing is: the black does NOT fade at all! Because I was afraid of that, I had the manufacturer do 24 laundry tests and the results were amazing: pitch black!
Tea towel BEANS - measurements are 50 x 70 cm, price € 12,75

Monday, February 20, 2017

and more new stuff: TWIG leaves spring version!

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After the succes of the Twig leaves BLACK last winter I wanted to design a spring sister for this product. 
It was around Christmas that I printed and cut at least 10 different spring wreaths in shades of greenish and blue-ish grey. I hung them on the wall, took pics and sent those to my assistent Kim for feedback. So happy to have her, she's such a great help, since this job can be so lonely at times! 

For the definite colour I chose the most blue shade I found in the Pantone colour guide. I found out I like blue more than green, at least as a paper design on my wall. I had already orderered thousands of rolls of white wire instead of black, just to force myself in a certain soft/sweet/spring direction. This design had to be something really different!

From only one set of Twig Spring leaves and in less than 10 minutes you can create a stylish wreath and a long garland. Every paper leaf is pre-punched (easy to pop out of the card) and has slits to thread the white thin iron wire through.
Once threaded, go wild with the possibilities! Bend the wire into a circle and create a wreath, a heart, a large letter, or thread a long garland and hang it from the top of your highest cupboard.
Very stylish: a Twig garland as centre-piece of your festive dining table. And should you have some wire and leaves left over: turn a present into a gift nobody will want to open, it looks so good…

Twig Spring Leaves, 3 cards (A5 size) with 57 pre-punched leaves and 4 metres of wire in total. Dimensions of the leaves: between 2 and 3 cm.
Price  € 9,50 per package