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And the Winners are ...

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The Daily Beast is the online home of Newsweek magazine. Tina Brown, former editor of Vanity Fair, The New Yorker and Talk, serves as editor-in-chief of both publications. And yesterday The Daily Beast launched their first Beast Best Awards – listing the sites, apps and twitter feeds they are obsessed with right now. In case you haven’t heard yet, Bloesem was one of the sites they chose, in the Parenting category!

All grins, smiles and happy faces here on this side of the screen ...

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You can find all the winners here at the Daily Beast.

ps. i think they haven't noticed that we moved to Singapore :) 

.. Bloesem Kids

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My new collection handmade necklaces.  
Pearls, Amazonite, Jasper, Citrine and other gem stones ... mixed with silver, silk and gold ...  I like the real thing and hope you do too!

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Flower Food for the weekend ... and a preview!

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The last couple of days I have been working on shooting images of a new series Bloesem Wear handmade jewelry ... yes hopefully next week I am able to open the Bloesem Wear shop again this time the 2013 collection.

I thought using  little edible flowers would be a perfect styling idea ... they are so sweet, fragile and delicate just as I want my new necklaces to be ... 

And although I am a bit nervous ... I'm already going to show you one picture of one of the designs from this limited new series Bloesem Wear,

Like I said hopefully a couple of more days and I am ready to open the shop... but in the meantime I would love to hear your response get some feedback from you whether you like this style! xoxo irene

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 - Soon the Bloesem Wear shop will be open again - 


All images by me, Irene Hoofs

 

 

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on Pinterest: collections by Madison Fraine

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{1. cake pans 2. vintage Kushi from Japan 3. chairs by Martien Mulder 4. the selby 5. glasses 6. tea bags vintage}

I am a collector of the worst kind according to my dear husband. Sometimes I feel a fool doing this but when looking at images Madison Fraine 'collected' on her pinterest board I don't feel crazy any longer , but enjoy how other people cherish things and keep neatly organized just like me. 

To give you an idea of the things I like to collect ... here some snapshots that I often share on instagram. I can honestly say that I am addicted to vintage ceramics ... can't stay away from wooden spoons, have piles of fabrics, love old toys and always buy lamps when I see them. 

What about you... you love to collect too? 

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.. Bloesem's pinterest boards 

.. Bloesem on instagram

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Mother's day Gift Tags from Bloesem for you

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My sons came home today from school with self-made presents for Sunday ... Mothers Day that is ... the excitement on their faces and happiness to surprise me made me feel very special as a mom.

But I am still a 'daughter' too and feel very lucky to have my mom with me here in Singapore at the moment ... so in honor of my mom and my love for her I made these tags for her presents... something self-made too :) 

If you haven't had time yet to make something and want to use these tags too, please feel absolutely free by downloading the template  .... and print the files. 

Wish you a very lovely weekend and hope to see you back on Monday. ~irene xoxo

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DIY: new upholstery for my chairs

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Today I would like to share a personal project with you that I finished last week. Two chairs that I bought a long time ago while living in Toronto ... vintage chairs in a beautiful shop on Queen street, not sure if the shop is still there? 

I never really liked the upholstery but last year I bought a whole roll of this retro fabric for only 6 euros and although I first imagined them as curtains in a perfectly white bedroom I decided to use them for these chairs instead.

The bedrooms here in our new Singapore apartment are a bit brownish already with all the wood used for the cupboards and floors so it was better to use white and light curtains instead. Not sure what I will do with the remaining fabric though :)

Upholstering chairs like these is actually quite easy. Just make sure you have the right stapler (you can buy in all the craft and hardware stores). Make sure you follow the patterns of the fabrics and stretch the fabric not too hard but strong enough so it doesn't wrinkle on the top. Corners are always a bit tricky but just experiment a bit and pretend you are wrapping a gift.

Good luck! ~irene xoxo

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