Sunday, December 25, 2011

merry christmas

Have some wonderful days with your loved ones! My special thoughts are with the people that were entered for the Giveaway-give away, but were not drawn by my sons. I wish you all the light and warmth you need this winter!

Thursday, December 22, 2011

my Rijksmuseum angels

 Oh, I am so wholesale business took so much of my energy these last weeks I completely forgot to tell you about a new series of angels I designed for the museumshop of the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam.
The angels are inspired by the lovely dutcher-than-dutch painting by Hendrick Avercamp called Winter Landscape with Skaters. He painted it in 1608. I didn't want to just copy and paste the painting into my angels, so I translated Hendrick's 'language' into my own Jurianne-style.

It is so good for me - it inspires me big time - to work on projects like this. It shows me new colours, new feels, new styles...

If you want to buy some before Christmas - you still have a couple of days - they are for sale at the Museumshop and at the & Klevering stores in Amsterdam for € 6,95 per set.

Sunday, December 4, 2011

make & shop - holiday home

'Simple, back to basic' is my Christmas slogan for this year.
I found some lovely, simple DIY-ornaments on the internet and - for those who even do not have time for sixty-seconds-crafts - I found a couple of  Etsy shops selling warm wintery stuff...

From above left: Long sausage dog, made of knitted lambswool, from Etsy shop Messyfish. Above right a nice Martha Stewart done-in-a-second-project: pipecleaner snowflakes!

Second row: Talking about simple: these pods with white felt peas I found in Etsy shop Fairyfolk. Funny and cute 'no peeking' gift tags from Etsy shop Pixel Impress.

Below: DIY mitten-gift tags (tutorial!) designed by Neal from Present & Correct, (my fav stationery store) on Design Sponge.
And Skandinavian Deko shares this great (yes: simple!) tutorial for paper ornaments.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

drawing names for the give away

You are all so sweet! Many readers (about 43 up untill today) entered names of dear ones for the GIVEAWAY-GIVE AWAY. And tonight my men draw the first three names. The people concerned (that is: the senders) have received my e-mail by now. If you didn't get one, don't worry: we will pick three names every week on Thursday!
And if you want: you can still enter your friends for it untill Thursday the 22nd of December!