Wednesday, August 22, 2018

The one at Afrika Museum

Some weeks ago I visited Afrika Museum with my mom. We went for the Photo Exhibition 'Afrotopia'. This exhibit was previously shown at the eleventh edition of the African Photography Biennial in Bamako (Mali), and it's for the first time that it's shown outside of Bamako. Works of forrty contemporary African photographers were chosen and show new insights of the past, shines light on the present and offers new perspectives for the future. 

As a photography-enthousiast, this was right up my alley, I loved the diversity of the works shown. We will even try to squeeze in another visit before the exhibition ends the beginning of september! If you're able to go, I can highly recommend a visit. If not, the photos below and this very short video give an impression of what can be seen. A previous post about the same museum can be found here.

The museum also offers an outdoor area, where traditional African villages and compounds can be seen.

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

The one with links to like

I think I need this pasta in my life

I've been thinking about picking up embroidery, I've already found some cute patterns over here.

The need to remake the internet

Have you heard about the Museum of Icecream?

Is there a song Kelly Clarkson can not sing?

Dandelion timelapse

Things to do when you're feeling down

Monday, July 30, 2018

The one with the things I liked about July

It's been a while since my last post, but here's a quicky update involving things I liked this month. The last update was about what I liked about may, and I see now that colourful fabrics where part of that one too! What have you been upto lately?

 Colourful fabrics at the monday market

 making new cards

Friet is the Dutch word for 'fries'. I love fries....

 Delft blue 'wooden' shoes at a tourist shop

Visiting a exhibit with my mum

This castle

 And this staircase

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

The one with the things a liked about may

My favourite things from may, in no particular order

Doing some windowshopping

 Receiving mail from my friend Diane
A walk in the park

 When I was biking to work, I needed to get of my bike and take this photo

One of my car finds

 Monday market

Not the bestest of photos, but one of my favourite things was watching the royal wedding with friend R. We got some delicious sandwiches, cups of tea and some super yummy cake!

Visiting the city of Assen with my mum

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

The one with some music to share

Just dropping by to say hi: 'Hi!', and to share some of the music I've been currently listening to. Have you discovered something special lately? Please feel free to share a link to your favourite song in the comments below.

Kali Uchis - In my Dreams

Craig David and Bastille - I know you

Bazzi - Mine

George Ezra - Shotgun
(what a charming video!)

Monday, May 7, 2018

The one with the greens

Last saturday was my day off, and I needed to get some things done on the other side of our City's centre. I decided to take the scenic route through the park back home, and was amazed by how stunning it looks at this time of the year. Below I am sharing some of the photos taken (with my phone, no filters added), hope they bring you some joy on this monday!

Monday, April 30, 2018

The one with some of my Etsy favourites

Lately I've been having some mixed feelings about Etsy, clearly things have changed. As a shop-owner: changed lay out, decreasing views and sales, and for me the whole community part of the website seems to have disappeared. But also as a shopper: the lay out of the frontpage (which often gave me cool suggestions of things I didn't know I was looking for), but also more and more sellers that clearly sell items that aren't made by them, are not antique, or aren't craft supplies. I come across the same stuff that is also being offered at websites as AliExpress, but also shopowners that claim to sell handmade, but are items that I also sell in my brick and mortar shop, that are made by another person. Well, with that being said, there still are makers that design and/or make their own items. These are some of the things that stood out for me the last couple of weeks. Are you a buyer or seller on Etsy? Any shops I should know about?

Ostrich ring dish

No o'clock enamel pin

Ridiculously cute pencils

A Kris Jenner card

Tiny cat ring

Monday, April 9, 2018

The one with the things I liked in march

Sharing some of the things I've seen, did and / or liked in the month of march. These were already posted on Instagram. I really wanted to pick out some 'new' not already shared pictures, but these were already edited, and I am still in winter/lazy/couch potato-mode....

Doors seen in Arnhem 

 Trying out the new-ish Donut place with Mandy

A #sundaycarpic 

Seeing I Tonya, as a former figure skater I loved this one! 

Gorgeous stamps received through Postcrossing 

Wish I could have taken them all! How awesome is the lamp on the left?

Throwing a cheeseparty. My favourite was one named the 'stinky bishop' 

Celebrating Nike Air Max day by wearing my favourites Nikes

Monday, March 26, 2018

The one with links to like

These super cute notebooks

Why an ordinary life can be a good life

This apartment

Unicorn dreamcatchers please!

The art of Guy Catling

Teaching the value of handmade

One of my favourite Instagram accounts

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

The one with Valentine's day

This is a repost of a DIY I posted back in 2013. This is my most viewed post, and was featured on sites like Readers Digest and
Because today is Valentine's day, I am posting this one again. Why? Because I think Valentine's day shouldn't have to be about fancy, expensive gifts and I wanted to show you that it's super easy to make a gift yourself. And what says I love you more, than a cute little DIY? This project only costed me a plate and a Sharpie (the one that has 'paint' written on it) that I already had. Besides that, all you need is a little bit of time!

Start by making ovals

Make triangles

Don't forget to bake your plate for half an hour at 150ºC / 300ºF
I do my dishes the old fashioned way, but once baked, it should
be dishwasher-proof.

To make it more fancy, you can wrap it up with some homemade cookies, or some of your loved ones favourite chocolates.You can find more DIY projects over here.

Monday, February 5, 2018

The one with the things I liked in january

Carrot cake made by E. and an afternoon of handlettering 

We had quite the storm in January, and these poor trees didn't survive 

Love seeing #asundaycarpics over at Instagram 

New in our brick and mortar shop are these magnets

Some colour on a grey day, I treated myself to some purple tulips

Working on some new cards

What have you been up to? Love to hear all about it in the comment section below.