I’m a lover of traditional crafts, cats, black coffee, thrift stores and silly things. I get inspired by finding the extraordinary in ordinary objects and everyday situations. I am a perfectionist, but I see beauty in imperfection and I do my best to embrace the imperfections in my own work.
I want to keep learning new (old) techniques and exploring different materials. Aside from designing an making my own products I’m also interested in doing commissioned work or collaborations, as long as it’s in line with what I do. Feel free to contact me to find out what I can do for you!
I often repurpose objects or materials, because I see beauty in their imperfections. Not being perfect often means being one of a kind. If an object is no longer useable for its original purpose (or even if it is) I’ll find a new purpose for it, whether it’s functional or decorative. To see and read more about how I repurpose found objects click here.
I was a fat baby. And a crybaby.
I have a mild case of OCD. I really like to line up stuff next to each other.
I can do what this girl does between 0:45 and 0:55.
I have a belly button ring. Fifteen-year-old me thought that was a good idea. Can’t get rid of it though, ‘cause now my belly button looks weird without it.
I have six piercings in each ear, but hardly ever use them all at the same time.
I don’t have any tattoos, but would like one or more when I know what to get.
I have one missing canine tooth, it never showed up.
I have never broken a bone and never go skiing to keep it that way.
I don’t like chocolate milk, chocolate mousse or chocolate ice cream.
I like my tea without sugar. Except for Earl Grey, Earl Grey needs sugar.
I like matchboxes. That’s what you get with a pipe-smoking dad.
I have two cats named Sjekkie and Roe (pronounced as Shackie and Roo).
I’m an expert at cat-squeezing. Sjekkie fell off our balcony and has permanent nerve damage ever since . She can’t pee by herself anymore, so I have hold her over the litter box and squeeze her belly twice a day.
I took ballet classes for a year when I was little, but stopped after a traumatic performing experience. I got lost in the theatre after our flipper act. I walked around crying, dressed as a dolphin.
On the way home from this traumatic experience I was told our pet rabbit had died.
I also took folk-dance lessons for a couple of years.
I play the piano, but prefer doing so when no one is listening.
I watch Grey’s Anatomy. Still.
I have a Celine Dion album and know the lyrics to most songs. I bought it when I was ten, despite my older sisters telling me not to.
I would like to have a lot of plants at home, but I’m not good at keeping them alive. I’m doing the best I can with succulents and some herbs.
I love cooking when I have the time and peace of mind. I really like making middle eastern food.
I hardly know how to knit, even though my mother taught me the basics twice. I do know the basics of bobbin lace making quite well.
I don’t have a driver’s license.
I got my basic HTML skills from making a personal CU2 page, a crappy Dutch facebook predecessor. Now it’s a crappy dating site.
I was really good at writing pointless blogs when I was a teenager. I did polls on which colour I should paint my bike.
I’m not really good at blogging anymore even though I actually have things to say now. I try though.
Pictures to prove some of the things listed above can be found here.