Apr 12, 2012

Mice for charity

Maybe you know the feeling...
of wanting to do something for someone or for animals in need or whatever, just wanna let your heart speak.

So I was thinking abou this cat boat that we have over here in Belgium.
Their web site can be found here,  it's all in Dutch but maybe you can understand it a little bit.
Those people care for animals!

Here's a picture of the boat

I was thinking of making some kind of toys for the cats...
and maybe later on something for the dogs (they help dogs too).

... so I made a 'prototype' of a mice...

They are big, have loooooooooog legs, flappy ears and a cute tail.
Lots of playing possibilities for those cats I think!

Do you think they need eyes?
Does a cat care about eyes?

Here's another one that I made


Apr 11, 2012

Found on Etsy: Lisa Frick

Do you love colors like I do?

I found this amazing artist on Etsy while searching for "color".

Look at this chair....

I think I love everything that Lisa makes!

Want to go to Lisa's shop?
You can find her here: click :)

And here's Lisa's reaction to this article, thank you Lisa :)


Thanks so much for including me in your Happy Things Blog, and thanks for you kind words!

Painting makes me happy and I love it when it gives someone else joy too. I really enjoy my work, from scanning the re-sale shops and thrift stores for potential treasures, to giving the neglected furniture the TLC it needs before I set into painting. I am such a lucky girl to get to play with all those fun colors every day. I'm in Heaven!

Have a colorful day!


Do you have a shop on Etsy?
Want me to feature you here?

Just send me a convo over there on Etsy, the link to my own Etsy shop is at the top of this page.


Apr 10, 2012

A tutorial: Make eggwarmers from a recycled sweater

 Want to share one of my tutorials with you.
Of course a recycle one :)

What will we make:

These cute egg warmer-hats!

What you need:

- An old sweater
- My pattern (you can find it here
- Scissors
- Thread

You can sew it by hand or with your sewing machine.

Step 1:
Cut up your sweater...

Step 2:
Lay your pattern at the bottom of the sweater, with the bottom part of the pattern on the seam.
Cut out as many times as you like or as many times that it's possible to cut out.

Looks like this when done:

Step 3:
Fold and stitch closed.
Fold the good (right) sides of the sweater together.

Like this:

Turn inside out and it's ready!



Apr 7, 2012

My new blog

Hi there,

I started this blog especially for my Etsy customers and friends who don't speak Dutch.
This blog is for showing what I make, things that I like on the world wide web (and want to share with you), some free tutorials and more like that.

Hope to be able to post a blog every day of the year.

Thank you for visiting my blog :)