The title says it all… I’m really rediscovering my creativity! As kid I loved to do all sorts of crafty things, with my greatest passion for drawing. When I went to high school I stopped with most of these, except drawing and I loved our arts classes. In my last two years of high school I was not allowed to choose drawing as a subject anymore, because I already had biology as an extra subject (which I loved too). So.. I quit. Not deliberately of course, but other activities gradually took over. And then I went to university, more specifically Industrial Design, where I hoped my creativity could bloom again. Continue reading Rediscovering my creativity
Last Monday I introduced you to my first sewing project, a plushie squirrel. Hand sewing this critter was quite the challenge, but I was happy with the result. And although hand sewing is an enjoyable exercise, it was time for me to buy a sewing machine. No sooner said than done I was off to Ikea last Monday evening.
I hear you thinking “a sewing machine at Ikea?”. Continue reading Getting ready for a sewing adventure!
|One of our stuffed giraffes now with a loop tag!
Are you one of those crafters who goes “oh, I want those too!!” whenever you see a pretty label on a handmade item? I know I am, especially cute for our stuffed animals. But ordering them must be expensive, right? Continue reading Making your own fabric labels or loop tags DIY
Sewing, stitching, crocheting, quilting, knitting.. I’m just trying to remember all the things my mom has done or is still doing! The first time I fell in love with something my mom made, was when I was only about 18 months old and she sewed me a soft and cute hippo plush, including a ballet tutu, dress and pajamas. I named her Nelleke (a very Dutch name), but often pronounced it more like Mel-lik, which is actually where the M from Mippoos originates.
noun, plural Mip·poos. Informal.
A cute species of plush hippo,
first discovered in the Netherlands in 1989. Continue reading Origin of Mippoos