29 June 2012

Sum-sum-summertime...pics intense...!!!

Hi to all of you,

Weeks passing by and as usual I've been pretty busy.
So this is a blogpost is about all kinds of stuffiezz which I want to share with you.
Let's start...

 I received a lovely certificate on behalf of the Pretty Toys Magazine:

This magazine celebrate's its first year anniversary on the 25th of June 2012.
They published several articles of my work in a couple of their issues.
Here's a summary:





Summer had its official kick-off on June 21.
A few days ago the weather shows something totally different in Holland:
→ it looks more like autumn. So let's just say it's perfect weather to work on a new design.
You should always look at the bright side...by the absence of sunshine... ☺ 
But weather seems to be changing after: a litte more sunshine in the next days..at last!!!
Meanwhile the flowers do not bother about the weather, they started to bloom it it's full glory. 
The colors are so beautiful, I just love my roses and hydrangea's at the moment.
Their shades of soft pastel pinks, soft greens and brighter pinks.
All so precious and wonderful, I wish it could last forever...
 
 ...sweet & tender Bonica Roses...


above and below my Leonarda da Vinci Roses


And these are magnificant Astrid Lindgren roses.

And they bring me to my new work in progress.
At the moment I'm very busy working on a new design ► I made new pattern.
I'm always anxious about the first result, but I'm very happy the way it turned out. 

Astrid Lindgren...what's in a name, who does'nt know her. She was very famous for her children's books: Pippi, Emil, Karlsson, Madicken, the brother Lionheart, etc.
I adore these books and the films, most of all Pippi's stories.
They remind me of my own childhood summerdays.
Especially those lazy, hazy summer days...where you could play endlessly...
The little dolls in the pictures below are mine. I think they are from the late sixties.
I've always loved all things small, it never changed the rest of my life.
I still love to look at them and pick them up. They are sitting on a shelf next to my workbench,
so I see them every day. No matter how old I am, I still love 'em very much.






 

Right now I'm working on the accessories. There are few in this piece.
Several attempts of accessories ended up in the trash bin, but I never give up,
so THIRD TIME LUCKY!!!
I hear ya thinking: " What are you making Thea...? "
 Here are 2 hints + sneek peaks
In fact everything above: pictures & text are hints for my next piece.
They were all a source of inspiration.
This embroidered ribbon border is also a part of my new vignette. 
ABRACADABRA HOOKY POOKY: whoever can read the text is a very very clever person.
If you can read it, well you definitely deserve:
"THE ULTIMATE BEST READER AWARD " ever!!!

 It will take few days before I will finish this vignette, other things on my to-do-list come first ►
I'll be outside enjoying the sun, meanwhile painting doors & windows (should I or cry)

So I wanna wish you:

16 June 2012

* NEW BEAR ON THE BLO(ck)G *

I'm very proud to present you my newest creation.
  

HELLO, HOORAY, LET THE SHOW BEGIN, HURRY, HURRY!!!

Are you ready? Well, here we go...
" It has been almost a year since I made TOBIAS a bigger sized clown bear, 
I thought it was a nice idea to make a smaller design in one of my favorite themes:
the clown style...in wonderful soft egg shell blues & old cherry reds.
I just LOVE this little one and I hope you like him too.
This piece has - like my other creations - TONS of detail. "
Happy viewing, Thea xoxo

 
My sofa is covered with egg shell blue fabric which is hand tintend & distressed.
The bunch of satin roses is handmade, and so is the tag that reads: 
" Open your Heart "
 The tag refers to the key of HEART which I wear. There is more to read on the website.
(Please scroll down all the way to the bottem to find the website link.)
So I sit back & relax on my beautifully handcrafted sofa!!!
Only the highest quality materials are used by a skilled craftswoman who embrace
traditional methods to carefully create a sofa made to my wishes
 

" And what to think about my blue balloon? "

 Like myself: it's also 100% handmade!

 Mummy can't stop looking at me, daddy too. Bearcause they love & like me so much.
I'm moving out next week you see.

 

 So they give me sweet hugs and lotsa kisses.
And big cuddles too. I just it.


 
"And this is not the end of the show...oh no, so it continues, the only thing you need to do is 
to switch to another channel: the Milly Me Website on which I have my own page.
>> CLICK HERE << to continue my whimsical circus show.
You can view at much more different bigger sized pictures and details.
So please pop over to the website, it's nice to see ya there!!! "

Kindest regards and a Happy Weekend,
On behalf of Pinôt Bleu - the little clown bear.

   

11 June 2012

Random Stuffiezzzz.....(part 3)

Oooohhhh.....no...
...when you're very busy...
Did so many days slip through my fingsers since my last post..???
Time for an update.

The 1st of June I've been to the wedding of my dearest friends Martin & Marloes.
The gazebow where they had to say YES I DO looks awesome.
 
They came across the water in a lovely boat
 
The perfect wedding couple.
 
It was the day that they gave their parents the gifts that I made:
 
It was a touching moment. I'm waiting for the official pictures...

And after those busy last weeks of May and before starting a new project,
I thought that the new working week after the wedding, 
and the the days of the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth, 
were perfect reason to give myself two Bank Holidays. 
Just like the Brittish citizens
Isn't she amazing at 86!
It was a wonderful decision to take two days off. I gave me new energy.
So I went into my studio to work on a new creation.
And it was completed last weekend. 
On my to-do list this week: the photoshoot + the website/blog/facebook update.
But here is a sneak peek ->
Duhhhh....I suppose RED is an inspiring color......RED HATS too...lol...!!!
I do not know when it appears on the website, I hope by the end of this week.



What's next to report to ya...let me think...oh yes two pictures of my creations Peach Blossom & Tiny Tom are published in the current issue of Teddy Bear Times, a UK teddy magazine.
I wanna say THANKS to the team of Teddy Bear Times for publishing! I very much appreciate it.

Have a wonderful week.