when i was making pictures for my webshop, i couldn't resist to make a few photos of these dried flowers and the pink snail-shell. all collected in our garden by my little girl.
in the middle of my textiles. textiles i've gathered for the passed years. textiles of photoshoots, of props, of flee markets and new ones. i've put them all together in my new handmade items, which i'll show you very soon on my webshop. tomorrow i'll go outside with my family and products and hope to make some nice pictures of them to finally show you my new 'babies'. exciting!
this monday i have plans to do a photoshoot with sophia about the symbolic themes of flowers and plants. right now i'm still struggeling with what i'm going to prepare exactly. the flowers and leaves on the pictures are drying at this moment in some cardboard and tissue paper.
wow! hand spunned wool of special stock: drents heather sheep. what will i make of it?.. thinking of a small knitted fabric..
together with my daughter i visited my parents the past week, they live in assen. every day the sun was our compagnon, so now i feel completely uploaded with a new boost of energy. energy to make some nice items for my webshop and to make it more the way i want. so that will be the thing i am working on for the up coming days. beside being mom of course;-)
nearby my parents house, in a small village called balloo, is a great farm where marianne and albert have a group of sheep. marianne is the shepherd and she is all day, every day, on the moor, walking with her sheep and 2 dogs. for me it feels like a privilege to live that way, really inspiring to be in contact with such a lifestyle.
beside visiting the sheep, you can also buy the most wonderfull yarns of the drenths sheep and products made of that yarns. i could not resist to buy some hand spunned yarns. i will show you the inside of the package soon;-)
if you would like to visit the shepherds of balloo yourself, please check their website: www.herdersvanballoo.nl.
this will be my first blogpost on my new website. for almost 3 years i'm mom now and that few years have ran so fast! i love to be a mother and parenting is the thing i'm most of the time busy with. but i also love my job! so that's the reason i wanted to change my business into something i'm really passionated about.
i've started my career as a textile designer at studio claudy jongstra in the north of the netherlands. after my short career as a textile designer i did a lot of styling jobs, which i still love to do, but the thing i'm really in love with are textiles! it's my second, oh sorry, third love (daughter and husband, yes i'm married;-) and i love to make things with my hands, especially to make things of yarns and textiles with patience and love. so this blog will be most of the time about textiles and things i love to make, but i'll also write about my family life. to show you a bit more of me. some people maybe think i've lived under a stone for the passed years;-) also because i still don't have an i-phone.
today i'll start with telling you about a winter project: knitting a scarf for my girl. my first knitting project i've succeeded! oh yes, it's spring, but here in the netherlands it still feels like winter! here some pictures of my girl wearing my knitted scarf on a cold afternoon on the beach. (i prefer to go outside the moment other people like to stay inside;-)
she has worn it during the winter time. love to see her wearing it with such a great pleasure!
(oh, and it's my first blog in english ;-)
see you soon! Wenda