Visiting Columbia Road flower market (http://www.columbiaroad.info/) is one of my favourite things to do on a Sunday morning in London. With last weekends tropical temperatures, I did have to think twice, but ended up there anyway to be pleasantly surprised by a bout of torrential rain to cool us all down! One of my purchases that morning were these beautiful hydrangeas (by far my favourite flowers at the moment).
3 for a fiver!
But next to flowers the appeal of Columbia road for me lies in the cute shops that line the streets. One shop in particular stands out: Beyond fabrics stock gorgeous (yeah you guessed it) fabrics and trimmings. Click here to visit their online shop. I bough this lovely ribbon and some coordinating cotton webbing:
Ribbon and cotton webbing
Can you guess what I’m planning to make with these?
In Belgium it is custom to offer chocolate or candy as a gift to people who come and visit your newborn baby. We call it doopsuiker, which is literally translated baptism sugar. Although nowadays it is given with birth regardless weather the child is baptised or not. Other names are suikerbonen (= sugar beans) or dragees.
Last week I made some new cushion covers for my cushions in the couch. I used a yellow fabric I once picked up in a sale (designer unknown) and a black pattern fabric from Robert Kaufman. Continue reading →
When I saw the tutorial for these gorgeous little bunnies made from recycled stripy t-shirts, over at Chez Beeper Bebe, I was immediately sold. When I grew up, one of my favourite cuddly toys was a bunny, it was technically a bit more sophisticated than this one I have to say (it played a little melody when you pressed it’s belly), but the charm of these little ones is that they are hand made.
Click on the image to see the full tutorial over at Chez Beeper Bebe
Handmade items make perfect gifts in my opinion, as they show much more how much you care about the little one that will cuddle this toy than more expensive store bought gifts. And just when I came across this tutorial I had on old stripey t-shirt I couldn’t bear to part with, and a little niece who I can’t sop giving gifts. Continue reading to see the cuddly bunny I made
My little girl is only 3 month and we have already purchased her first shoe collection! There was a sale of the Antwerp based designer Nathalie Verlinden and the shoes are just to cute we could simply not resist! I lover everything about them: the colour, the design, the details… and not to forget they are good shoes with proper support for baby’s first steps. You can find the points of sale for Nathalie Verlinden Shoes on her website here. Continue reading →