Friday, February 24, 2012

tote bag

This has been one of my projects which I started and didn't finish until a year later. I had the shell (read; felted bag, no lining) laying in my studio for the longest while. I'm glad I decided to make a lining. It gives the bag a cleaner and more polished look, while making it more secure. Felt had the lovely tendency to sag and stretch when put under the tension of weight. For some products, not a prob, for bags, it's a definite no-no.
And now, to the photos.

pocket placemats

Placemats with hidden pockets. Perfect for cutlery, napkin, or whatever utensil you can think of!

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

geode brooches

Just added a pair of brooches to the Etsy shoppe! I love how unpredictable felt can sometimes be. Not just during the felting process, but also working with the textile after it's been formed, felted and fulled. The curves in the geodes were made by gathering the felt and then slicing out segments to create the geode slices. No two 'geodes' are alike!

Friday, February 3, 2012


Thought I'd give this little blog here a re-vamp! I haven't been posting much lately, and even though most of the posts have been about my felting and creative work, I felt the need to broaden that horizon and include recipes, inspirational moments in daily family life, crafting projects with Lila, and anything else that comes across my path.

Let's start off with a recipe, shall we?

Soy Glazed Salmon

You will need:
2 salmon filets
1 tablespoon dark soy sauce
1 tablespoon sesame oil
2 tablespoons ketjap manis (this is a sweet Indonesian soy sauce)
1 clove crushed garlic

Grated fresh ginger
Chili Pepper

Basically mix all the ingredients together making sure the salmon is coated on both sides and place in a baking dish with the marinade.
Bake in a preheated oven for 20 minutes at 175C.
The soy marinade cooks down to a thick glaze which is delish with jasmine rice and steamed broccoli.

Here it is before sliding into the oven. It's a great weeknight meal. While the salmon cooks, I boil the rice and steam the broccoli, and if there are no interruptions, everything comes together by the time the salmon is done.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Dutch Profiles: Claudy Jongstra

Two words: Major inspiration. Love her work and philosophy.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

butterfly vest

Photos of the latest felted goodie. The butterfly vest handfelted using merino and silk. Gosh, was it ever so hard getting the little one to sit still for this photoshoot! lol.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010


Some additional photos of the red & turquoise continuous necklace.

Here it's shown with all three necklaces draped over each other for a thick and lush look!