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
- Soon the Bloesem Wear shop will be open again -
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?
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
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
My mom and stepdad arrived last week and it is just so wonderful to be with them! Not to mention how happy I was with my new 'toys' from the Nethrlands :) ...perfect material for a good weekend!
During the weekend I'm going to show my mom my favorite spots around town, will bring my camera and try to capture some things for you too ... most likely I will post them on my instagram feed.
When seeing the chinese white lanterns in one of the series in Elle decoration I again fell in love with them ... beautiful how they are stacked together here on top of the yellow stove.
I hope you are in for a nice weekend too! Love to hear what you are going to do and wish you a very good weekend! ~ irene xoxo
ps. not sure about the coffee yet .. but very sure about the colors!