Renew Fabrics from Berlin

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I am in LOVE! with my new handprinted reclaimed fabric from RenewFabrics.
totally up my alley, this artist collects second-hand fabric locally, then prints on it with manual techniques to give it a second life, thus also encouraging a more sustainable use of fibers.

I am fantasizing often about printing my own linings. I have a huge amount of reclaimed and vintage fabric waiting for a use. However one can do only so much, I just haven't got the time at the moment so I am very happy to buy it from RFabrics on etsy! The beautiful red printed cotton is going to be the lining of some new pouches. In de past I have worked on my own reclaimed fabric project. It was my graduation project at the masterprogram MV&S, called UBERHIP. At the time I wanted to develope it into a real brand, selling in stores and on the internet. Something came in between : my boy! Maybe baby, one day....


adsense : nosense?

hereby my sincere appologies for ads by google that are stupid and commercial.
I thought I could have non-profit ads only but i am a dork and now I don't know how to change this. somehow an advertiseblock appeares on the bottom of my messages.....
DIOS MIO!! I will have this fixed asap!


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My work is featured on this lovely blog, go check it out! Thanks again Sarah!!


SOMETHING to go with that.....

Mini shopupdate tonight in the midnight hour

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happy first weekend in 2011! It's been quite a week after christmas/holidays/illness. I've been running from left to right and back and beyondz , still behind on schedule. ... ah well, my frigidaire is stocked , my boy happy at home and we're not going anywhere this weekend. Will continue to work through my to do/convo list tonight and in between.

Furthermore we will take walks, bake and craft.

Also tonight: shopupdate! >>> some cuffs, underwater wallets and kasmir sjawls. It's foggy and dark so I had to pimp th epictures a bit.

enjoy your weeknd!!


2011 is THE place to be!

For this year I broke one of my habits to trade it for another one. Never have I made any resolutions when a fresh new year started. I might even mocked about that global tendency a tad. I know, i'm sorry. So what is this resolution that is making me turn my back to my principles?

Are you ready? It is something I am working towards slowly for awhile now. This year I am taking my animal friendly diet to the next level: No More Dairy Products!! Soyamilk is already a steady ingredient in my household to use in coffee, pancakes etc. HOWEVER I still use eggs occasionly and my haute cuisine gratins, oh how I love thee, won't be the same without the double creme and cheese. What will my life be without cheese?? I did not want to think about it. Untill now. Good grieve.

BUT. I am strongly against factory farming . AND I have serious doubts breastmilk from a cow is something my body needs. I mean, seriously? Why eat cheese then you ask? Well because it's so damn tasty and I love it in all it's varieties. Which is the worst excuus ever to do something right?

I won't go cold turkey though. I need some time to adjust and learn about alternatives and dive into the vegan community to find out what workes for me.


so far I have made:

-vegan muffins: total failure but tasty enough to eat..
-vegan boerenkool/mashed potatoes and kale with onion gravy and sundried tomato tofu. YUM!
- overnite oats for breakfast >>> I found this recipe on Bonzai Aphrodite.

Here and now, health and compassion, 2011 is the place to be!