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!

Monday, October 18, 2010


Just added some snazzy new buttons to the blog ; twitter, facebook and flickr! Yum..eye candy.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

hello autumn

The summer has come and gone, and autumn is upon us. My favorite time of year. Felting came in ebbs and flows. I participated in the Sint Rosa Art Fair in August for the very first time, so the days leading up to that event were a whirlwind of wool and water. Things quieted down after that with the arrival of my mum. I had hoped to get a chunk of my mental felting projects completed when she was here, but sadly, no such thing happened.
I'm dying to get back in the studio though. It's takes a bit of planning and preparation nowadays with little L keeping me busy, but when she naps, it's astouding how much I can get done. Warm weather gear is on my mind. Merino cowls, scarves, pillows, throws, rugs, anything warm and inviting. I've also got a few clothing pieces on the brain and in my sketchbook which I'd love to try. Friday, friday, friday. Come sooner please.

View of the procession from my stall. (Sint Rosa Art Fair, Sittard)

Let's see; we've got necklaces, rainbow mobile, egg cosies, table runners, brooches, large pebbles, hearts, acorns...

Friday, June 18, 2010

blooming red

Just a few individual shots...

blooming yellow

blooming purple

blooming blue

blooming vases

I'm so very excited about these pieces. Combining felt and ceramic was something that has been on my mind ever since I took my first potterythrowing class last year. A lot of work and effort went into creating these 4 bud vases which were patiently sitting in my workroom until a few days ago. I was undecided on the style of flower to use, as well as the finishing look of the ceramic. Wildflower or not? To glaze or not to glaze? In this case, the vases are left unglazed. I loved the look of the matte ceramic, the lines and imperfections of porous clay visible. There are 4 vases to open up the series, and I promise, there will be more! My pottery wheel is beckoning and with the warm weather just around the bend, throwing vases in the garage sounds so inviting. Now, on to the photos!

Thursday, June 10, 2010

new things

Not much to say, just a few pictures to share from my most recent felted goodies.

Thursday, May 27, 2010


I don't need to tell you how productive naptime can be for a new momma. While L was sleeping yesterday I got a chance to work (and finish!) this scarf. Naptime today also meant I could needlefelt the brooch, take photos and upload to Etsy. So productive, right? I'm really loving this new scarf. It's so texturelicious and the brooch makes it so versatile. I especially love the look of it as a neck cuff.

And it's just so darn photogenic...picking out 5 product photos for Etsy was hard work.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

heart mobile

Here's a little sketch of my next felting project. A sweet mobile inspired by the birth announcement card I painted for Lila. The good thing about this is that I'll be needlefelting the hearts. That and the assembly can easily (and hopefully) be done in any spare time when Lila's awake. I usually keep any wetfelting work for when she naps. The hearts will be strung on a driftwood branch I picked up on our last trip in Toronto, which will also be painted white.
What do you think?

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

hello again

How the time does pass! Creative projects have been slow in the past few months, but I'm sure you've noticed that by now. My beautiful little daughter, Lila, is here, and has been for almost two months now.
But I guess I couldn't stay away from my studio for too long, because I'm back in it again. I've been in the mood for neckwear lately, and I just finished a new piece I've aptly named 'wall pocket.' Just so you know, something totally different from neckwear ;) Not quite sure about the snazz-appeal of the name so maybe I'll have to think up a new one. My mind is also drifting towards mobiles. I've got one in mind which was inspired by Lila's birth announcement card. I'll have to take a photo of that for tomorrow's post.
Well, it's good to be back in this space again. In the meantime, here's some of that new neckwear I mentioned. Can be found in my Etsy and (new!) Dawanda shops.

Monday, May 24, 2010

little interview

The lovely Nicole of DutchHandmade contacted me for a interview. Thanks so much!

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

future combination

Felt + Ceramic = My new project.

I'm so in love with combining different materials. On my worktable I've got some cork coasters staring me in the face waiting to be combined with cut felt. That's one. Next to those guys are 4 very precious unglazed bud vases which were wheel-thrown during my ceramic classes last year. I want to get started on those next. I'm so excited about my design for them. I wish the day had more hours. Hopefully I can set aside some time this Friday to at least start on one.

p.s; the picture shown here is one of the newly glazed pieces I picked up from class this week. Blue-green glazes are my weakness. Also shown are felted hearts, a custom order for friend and Etsy buyer.

Thursday, January 28, 2010

berry hearts

These were made for LOLA, but seeing the response I got on Flickr, I think I might make a couple for Etsy.

Monday, January 25, 2010

where i've been

It feels like ages since I've been in this space. Last year was a hectic one. It was slow on the creative front, but I didn't mind one bit. Around Christmas time things picked up swiftly, and now (while I can) I'm working through my backlog of to-make projects. For those who don't know, B and I are expecting our first baby in March. So in these 7 weeks before the due date, I'd like to get some Reyart work done, as well as finish up the nursery and other baby-related decorations.

I'll try to post as much as I can, but I've found even keeping up with Flickr to be hard. We'll see...

In the meanwhile, feast your eyes on this bowl I finished last Saturday. It's colorlicious.