Saturday, 31 October 2009

Happy Halloween


Mum and I are both in bed with the flu, so here a Happy Halloween wish from bed to you, boohhhoooo :)

Image from here

Thursday, 29 October 2009

Our Creative Space...


Mum has been in the flower factory almost the entire week, creativity is addictive as you all know. After the sunflowers of last week she is now busy with roses...



You can find the sunflowers in our giftshop!


As for me? Not much creativity going on, I'm busy with fever, coughing and producing a nice amount of snot, yuck...


You can see more workspaces at Kootoyoo's blog!

Tuesday, 27 October 2009

Flickr Favorites


1. Bouteille-6, 2. 20060701_211, 3. Robbin's Egg, 4. yellow faucet deux

No, I don't miss summer and I don't miss the sun, we just said goodbye two days ago. As soon as winter time started weather changed too and there is a huge amount of rain falling down, perfect for the thirsty earth and trees.

I wanted a peaceful mosaic, calm and green and somehow it turned out sunny too...

Explore more mosaics at ArtMind's blog and join the fun!

Monday, 26 October 2009

Monday Moodboard


1. Kraplap 2. Aranwen 3. Matilou 4. IraGrant

I find this deep red a bit dramatical, which I love in fashion and decor, so here a little drama to share with you all!

Find more MoodBoards at FleurFatale's blog!


Image from Channel4

Saturday, 24 October 2009

Laundry and Blogging


It is funny how things go. More then 2 years ago mum told me she wanted to start blogging, a little outlet to ramble. It suprised me as my mother is not a chatty person, and beside all the blogs she reads, she reads as a lurker as she is too shy to comment, cute hey? So I set up this blog and she wrote her things and I posted them. I must say that it was not a love at first sight situation for me with Blogland, I actually found it a bit useless and nonsense.



After about 6 months with a blogpost per week I started to see the world and our life in a different way. I mean things we see here daily are not so normal for others in far away countries. This thought made us both see things more, and my camera is usually with me to capture those moments and to share here with you and our lovely readers. After that I started to get addicted with blogging and I love seeing and reading other blogs, especially the more personal or creative ones, to feed my curiosity of people's life's.


So here we are after more then two years still blogging and loving it. And what are these pictures? Well something I wouldn't think about picturing if we hadn't our blog. These are our mops, each day we use a clean one and at the end of the week they all go together in the washing machine. Mops are a hell to keep clean so this is a nifty system and here hanging on the washing line is just a fun view we wanted to share.
Thank you all for reading our blog, and for your sweet comments in the past 2 years, we will be here for hopefully many more...

Thursday, 22 October 2009

Our Creative Space...


So what happened? A Hurricane? A Tornado? Oh wait it was my (super)mum...



She has never been good at basketball...


And somehow she is always complaining about cleaning things up, I wonder why...


And now you might wonder why oh why was all this mess needed... Well it is pretty but compaired to the huge mess pretty small, a fabric flower.



You can see more workspaces at Kootoyoo's blog!

Wednesday, 21 October 2009

Flickr Favorites


1. Vancouver When you sleep, 2. Yes.... he sleeps on the bed!, 3. Morning Coffee, 4. Op de laptop

Yaaaawwnnnn, Good morning!
Just got up and thought to share my morning's today! Sleeping, alot of sleeping dogs, coffee and laptop, every morning...

See more mosaic at ArtMind's blog, you can make one too!

Monday, 19 October 2009

Monday Moodboard


1. sabahnur 2. JKphotography 3. subrosa123 4. byMarianneS

Some vibrant pinks for these grey and rainy days... Our Street Team has so many talented artists, enough material for many many Moodboards.

See more Moodboards at Fleurfatale's blog!

Saturday, 17 October 2009

Etsy discovery: ManyaKotlin


A few weeks ago we discovered manyakotlin's artwork on Etsy. Her work is made in a very unusual way, this is how she explaines her work method: ' The image is scratched on cardboard, in a way similar to how etchings are made, and then oil paints are rubbed in literally by hand. The work becomes highly polished and deep in colors like a precious stone.'
These images don't do her work justice, we purchased the original of the image above and in real life it is really amazing!


And here some other pieces of her shop, they have a little Sci-Fi atmophere but also an old feeling, a bit of the past and a bit of the future, just amazing!


Manya is originally from Russia, St.Petersburg, and has a Russian diploma of graphic design. For the past 18 years she has been living in the USA. She is now busy with her four year old boy, her artistical work and is planning to make a childrens book with her husband who does visual poetry at his free time and they make books together.


The images should be enough to convince you to drop by her shop!!

Friday, 16 October 2009

The Colors of Food


We went to Mu─čla yesterday and although we where not there for buying veggie's, I took pictures of them because of the gorgeous colors and mixture. The picture above is of some poor villagers who do not have much to sell but try to earn some little extra with the goods they produced in their little garden.



The richer sellers have more to offer and also sell dried peppers, aubergine and gumbo's, a pleasure for the eyes. When these are cheaper people dry them for the expensive winter period, after they are dried you can use them for months and months.


If you look closely at the picture here under you will discover an evil eye between the dried goods :)


Hope you came by with a full stomach...

Thursday, 15 October 2009

Our Creative Space...


This week's creative space involves again natural finds, isn't nature a great supplier?!
We are prepairing our entry of the challenge of the EuropeanStreetTeam, this week's theme is 'Back to Nature'. I saved these finds from our garden a few weeks ago and the challenge has been a perfect excuse to finally make use of them.


After cleaning them up we treated them with epoxy to preserve their beauty.


They are now hanging to dry before we can use them for some very natural jewelry!


You can see more workspaces at Kootoyoo's blog!

Tuesday, 13 October 2009

Flickr Favorites- Scissors


1. Vintage Scissors, 2. Game, 3. For gr8 mate, 4. Some people say I am obsessed with my lawn

I think many crafters love scissors, what ever you make scissors are needed. It seems that photographers love them too, I found a huge amount of scissors on Flickr. Alot of them where pretty scary and there where even quite some scissors tattoo's (?!). I love the atmosphere of these four, I found after seeing a few hundred scissors, and the fourth is hilarious.

See more beautiful mosaics at ArtMind's blog, you can join the fun too!


On a totally different topic: we have been featured in the last issue of the online magazine VivaLaModa (page 51), in the article The Artisans of Belly Dance!


Thank you Carina and Ainhoa for making this beautiful article and magazine!

Monday, 12 October 2009

Monday Moodboard


1. PetitPlat 2. Homelab 3. Karlita 4. FleurFatale

The reason for orange today? Well it all started with the fact that this morning Etsy was under maintance which ment no Etsy from 9am till 3 p.m. here. As orange is the color of Etsy I decided to go for this color. But while searching I also realized that it is a perfect autumn color and with plenty of extra vitamine's that we need so much in this season. And not to forget Haloween and pumpkins!

See more Moodboards at Fleurfatale's blog!

Saturday, 10 October 2009

SweetHe(art)


Yes, ArtMind aka Mitsy is a sweetheart, incase you didn't know that yet :) Remember this post where I showed you ArtMind's gecko's? Here are their brothers...
We had a little swap, some fun things for some fun things. The packages where already a treat!


This fun star is made by Mitsy too, if you want to make this kinds of tags, she has posted an awesome tutoriol about these on her blog among many other cool tutorials.


And here are my lovely guys, in 4 different sizes, aren't they awesome?!


Mitsy has also sent a keyring for mum, so that she didn't have to turn green of jealousy :) Thank you so much Mitsy, I will cherish them!


And incase you wondered about my growing gecko collection, these are my favorites, very old metal creatures, bought at a fleemarket in Amsterdam some years ago.

Thursday, 8 October 2009

Our Creative Space...


Today we need to epoxy a bunch of urchins. While lying on the table they look so pretty, a bit a Kaleidoscope effect. While beeing on it, here is a also a peek in our urchin stock, looks like a candy store :)

You can see more workspaces at Kootoyoo's blog!

Monday, 5 October 2009

Flickr Favorites


1. bottles, 2. Koosh, 3. What do you see?, 4. blue center

An unusual kind of blue/purple and all with movement.
No special reason for these choices just plain beauty :)

You can enjoy more mosaics at ArtMind's blog or join the fun and make mosaic too!

Monday Moodboard


1. IngerMaaike 2. Vaisto 3. Kuutydruk 4. Intres

A calm and sleepy monday morning, birds are singing, trees are dancing with the breeze. I'm hugging my coffee and enjoying the silence before starting to get busy as every monday.
Wishing you all a great start of the fresh week!

See more Moodboards at FleurFatale's blog!

Saturday, 3 October 2009

Challenge Review X

Already time for another challenge review (you can see the previous ones here). These challenges are so much fun, that we don't miss any of them!


Autumn is coming... challenge- hosted by Sumikocreations:



The Enchanted Forest challenge- hosted by BlueTerracotta:




Old School Challenge- hosted by Alatvian:




The 7 World Wonders (Aurora Borealis) Challenge- Hosted by Baahar:




Life on Mars challenge- hosted by Serpentaires:




This one is for you (inspired by FleurFatale)- hosted by LeelaBijou: