Saturday 31 May 2008

get mixin...

All mixed packs, 10 in total, have now been uploaded...Thanks for supporting my little shop!

3mix pack no.4

winner & mix packs...

...and the winner is Kitty from kitty's kaboodle. Congratulations Kitty! Please email me with your address details and I will send you the goodies. yay! Thanks everyone for your lovely comments, and don't worry...there'll be more give aways to come.

I'm also uploading some mix packs keep an eye out.

4mix pack - Swirl in dusty colours

Friday 30 May 2008


now up on the Living Creatively website...lucky me won a month worth of advertising on their website :)

Thursday 29 May 2008

may give away...

Yay another give away. This time I don't really have any questions to ask you so just comment away, I will randomly pick someone on Saturday (1pm Melbourne time) and you'll receive some Hollabee goodies...isn't that sweet!

On another note, one of my favourite bloggers just opened up her own etsy shop. So rush in and get yourself one of these fantastic jotters.

image from dozi

Tuesday 27 May 2008


does this make you sleepy?

I finished the pillow cases, and this is what they look like after a good night sleep.



and tadaaaa this is what did with the oma fiets printed on felt...

she'll find a spot in a nice shop, together with her brother (in the making)

Sunday 25 May 2008

hibernation or jet lagged...

I'm not sure what's going on, but I've basically been sleeping for the last 3 days. My friend said it could be a belated jet lag...hmmmm...maybe. It probably also has something to do with the cold weather. Every time I wake up I just think to myself...5 more minutes but then hours fly until I wake up again. Guess I needed it.

I did manage to do some crafty things yesterday, so I haven't been sleeping the whole time. I went to Spotlight together with my neighbour and we bought some fabrics to make pillowcases for our beds. She even bought enough to make a doona cover. (not very hard if they offer 2 metres for the price of 1)
So as soon as we got home she got onto my sewing machine while I decided to do some screen printing on felt.

Here's the result...a Dutch 'oma fiets' (granny bike)

ps. I haven't started on my pillow cases yet, but I promise I'll show you a picture once they're done.

Friday 23 May 2008


Hurray they're here...and they'll be up in the shop Friday 11.00am Melbourne time. The dusty colours will be available in full width, which is 130cm. So mums...time to start sewing quilt covers for the kids. The fabric is a new eco friendly blend of 55% hemp, 45% certified organic cotton...hows that for guilt free buying.

My personal favourite is the's just so vibrant and makes me long for spring {I know...winter hasn't even started}. I guess it's because we've been spoilt with fantastic spring weather on our trip to Holland.

Sorry to everyone who's waiting on the story...I'm still trying to get back into things {incl. blogging}.

Swirl in Water

Swirl in Grass

Swirl in Dusty Pink

Swirl in Lavender

I have also uploaded a stationery pack...great for a birthday...or just because you care about someone ;)

Tuesday 20 May 2008

they're in the shop...

Yay, they're finally in the shop...I've had a few requests about these when I was here they are...

white floating on natural

chocolate floating on natural

I'll do another shop update next week, when I pick up my four 'dusty' colours.
I was thinking of selling some of this in full width (137cm) so people can use them as parts of kids bed linen...any feedback on this?

Back to business... sewing, quilting, decorating, designing, testing my new gadget, reading...and some other exciting things are about to happen but sadly I can't blog about it until it's finalised...more later ;)

Monday 19 May 2008

down under again...

We're back. Three weeks went way too fast. The flight was ok, just really long, especially with a 7 hour stop over in Kuala Lumpur. Luckily we had some movies with us that we could watch at the airport.

I went back to work today and am totally exhausted now, so no interesting travel stories from me...just a keep the image of Holland alive ;)

Kinderdijk (one of the few places where you can see a lot of windmills)

sorry for the boring was a grey day...

Friday 9 May 2008

time flies...

it's all going too fast. Next week we'll be going back to Australia and I'm really not ready for it, mostly because the weather has changed and the temperature is about 26 degrees now...yay!

We've done lots of sight seeing and spent the week in Limburg, which is our most southern province. It's the only province that has hills and everything looks super cute. We visited its capital city Maastricht, which is now at the top of my lists. I had never been to Limburg or Maastricht and I have to say that it is way more beautiful than Amsterdam...even Marcel says so. Here you find a true Dutch city without all the tourists and without all the yukkie coffee-shops.

I'll leave you with some photos.



Drie Landen Punt (Three Country Point: Germany, Belgium, Netherlands)

Valkenburg: a cute town with lots of tourists and cafes

Valkenburg: it has lots of history, caves, mines and old buildings

Valkenburg: the ruins of a former castle

Aachen (Germany): just on the other side of the border

Aachen (Germany)

Acquoy (a small town close to where I grew up)

Glass Museum Leerdam (handmade glass): my parents live in Leerdam now

Glass Museum Leerdam (handmade glass): Leerdam is famous for it's glass...check it next time you have a wine...

Cologne Germany (view from the Kolner Dom...we climbed the 592 stairs)

Friday 2 May 2008


It took a while but we're in Holland...back in my home town. We landed on Sunday at 5.40am and went straight 'home' where my family and friends were waiting for us. It was fantastic to see all of them again, I haven't seen most of them for 2 years. After everyone got to meet Marcel, and we caught up with some Aussies, we went for a walk. It's great to get to see my hometown through Marcel's eyes...everything is so different all of a sudden.

Madurodam :: miniature holland

a few things are
- you can watch into peoples homes
- everything is so neat and organised
- it looks like everyone has interior designers
- everything is so green
- everything is nearby...

Cheese shop in Den Haag

On Monday we went to visit The Hague and Madurodam (miniature Holland) which was so cute. I had never been there before and everything is replicated in a scale of 1:25, super cute. Afterwards we went to Scheveningen...Holland's most popular beach which was very empty because it's soooo cold here now. We were hoping for spring weather but it's still only around 16 degrees.


Tuesday was reserved for Amsterdam. We strolled the streets and visited some awesome exhibitions. We stayed the night and got into our orange gear for the biggest festival of the country...30 April = Queensday! On this day the whole country turns orange and we celebrate our former Queen's birthday. Our current Queen decided to keep the day and not change it to her official birthday which is in January.

That's a short recap of our were off to Cologne in Germany to visit one of my uni friends.