I didn't quite intend on being away for so long, but it's good to be back. This shot was taken at dawn, on the last day of our honeymoon, just this weekend past. We had a little bach up on a hill, amongst the bush, overlooking the Bay of Islands. I never wanted to leave.
When Max was born, for weeks afterward it seemed a little package was delivered everyday. These little gifts were so wonderful to receive, even more so when they were made by hand. And I made plenty of things for my baby, and for other's babies too. So this project by fellow mother, former Amsterdamer and blogger Pia Jane Bijkerk really spoke to me.
Pia has put together a book called Little Treasures showcasing of all the little gifts that were made for her baby, all handmade and from all over the world. She's trying to raise the funds to publish it, and is very, very close. And with only 4 days to go, it's getting tight. So go have a look and maybe pre-order a copy to support this inspiring mother. I have.
Little pajamas from India from Barrie, a handmade gold ring from Susi, little slippers and a blue quilt that I made.
A new yo-yo necklace, this time with a hand sewn cord, made with a mix of new and vintage fabrics. I love making yo-yos, I find hand sewing incredibly mediative. It also feels good to keep refining, so often I start projects and very rarely do I return to them and extend the idea.
My Oma collected salt and pepper shakers, and egg cups too. There are three rooms of her house that were dedicated to her collection. The rule was that she would never pay more than two dollars. Very Dutch! But I've always loved them and have started my own small collection. These two white cats are the largest salt and pepper shakers I've ever found. Gorgeous but ridiculous.