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Raak Amsterdam 2012

Yesterday evening I went to a fashion show of “Raak Amsterdam” in the westergasfabriek in Amsterdam with (and thanks to) my dear friend Godelinde. And what a great time we had! lovely space, beautiful people all around and more beautiful people around. Nice music, cloth, colors- a real treat for a girly night out. Although it’s not my style, I enjoyed it very much. Sorry for very poor photos. I discovered that its very difficult to take a decent photo when the subject of the photo keeps moving…;-) * You will have no problem to recognize the photos that I’ve taken, the good ones are from here and here.

Collar me pretty

I have a soft spot for collars, you can tell by this and that. Only recently I discovered that this collar has a wonderful name: Peter pan. Trough the following links you can find very nice tutorials how to make one yourself. : ) From the top: faux fur collar, ASOS Leather Peter Pan Collar, Jolie Môme Peter Pan Collar, Collar gif, Vintage collar, Peter pan, Giant polka dot, Peter Pan collar tutorial,Vintage-collar-quick-fix

Syrup

Syrup is a great, quirky mail-order Japanese clothing label that I can’t get enough of. Check their winter catalog here (its all in Japanese, but its part of the fun, isn’t it?)

A man in a matchbox, a cockroach and Annie M.G. Schmidt

Try to imagine this: Evening time, calm and quiet, soft light and you and your beloved partner sitting together and sewing a cockroach costume …yes yes the beauty of parenting…:-) Last Friday my daughter’s class celebrated the end of Annie M.G. Schmidt theme (the most loved and wonderful children’s writer in Holland).The kids could dress up to one of the characters in her books. Of course, Romi chose the most challenging character “Zaza” the cute cockroach…. Why choose otherwise?… 😉 So we cut, sewed and ironed the cutest cockroach costume we could come up with and what a great success it was…:-) And another project – one that I had initiated myself (just couldn’t resist) was making of “Wiplala” – (Wiplala is a tiny little man who can do magic) Romi drew him, and together we made his matchbox bed. It took me back to one of my favorite books as a child “The little man” by Erich Kastner…So many nights I use to dream about him… Try to imagine this: Evening time, calm and …

One of the best ways to celebrate summer

  “Let your boat of life be light, packed with only what you need – a homely home and simple pleasures, one or two friends, worth the name, someone to love and to love you, a cat, a dog, and a pipe or two, enough to eat and enough to wear, and a little more than enough to drink; for thirst is a dangerous thing”.  Jerome K. Jerom “Three Men in a Boat (to Say Nothing of the Dog)” Would it be just perfect to celebrate the first week of summer sailing in our best summer sailing outfits while reading this fabulous book…? Yes of course it would be a nice, only bit more summer weather around here please! From the top: Boat toy from lauri, Rainbow Springs, Florida — 1961, Sailor Stripes and Tulips from Flickr, Mobile of small Nordic Viking Boats, vintage boy outfit , Folk Art Oil Tanker and Folk Art Oil Tanker Model (both last links via: http://kickcanandconkers.blogspot.com)

The Makers Project

Beautiful project by Jennifer Causey, fea­tures The Makers project – the story behind the poeple of hand­made goods from Brooklyn N.Y. Her photos presenting their work place and the inspi­ra­tion behind each product. Artists, crafter, coffees makers and more. If you can, take your time and look at every story of her project, her photos are a true inspiration.