bag preview

colour inspiration from documentary images of containers in a port

detail of textile painting
proven new friend

My first bag since about a year is finished! (see, i've sewn many )
Nowadays I'm happy again sewing bags because of my lovely new sewing machine. My old one (still comfortably on a corner on my working table) just couldn't sew leather which I wanted to try for a long time.
So now a shoulder bag was born today, one with leather bottom and self designed and home printed fabric on top, an adjustable strap (by poppers) from 66 cm to 125 cm, a key clip and three inner pockets, closes with a zipper, €95 excl shipping, incl VAT/BTW. You can order it here.
There's more to come as you can see in the pictures. What do think of  it?

I made a textile painting too. In my student days I used to paint a lot, now I try to make it look the same but with handprinted designs and layers of fabric and stitching.
And you may congratulate Tineke and her blog Stop:watch here, it's their birthday tomorrow (April 24) :-)



Click here to read Flavourites blogpost (in Dutch). It's nice to see they took my products :-)

lolloping luring leather

 I've been doing some try outs with leather which is something I've long been wanting to do. But it turnes out to be more difficult than I thought it would be. The leather stretches and slips, is too thick etc. I always challenge myself... I cut my teeth on it ....I will succeed.... grrr.... :-)

In the meantime I made some more DIY Wander Wasbeer (racoon) soft toy kits ready to be sold in our Eco design pop-up store  (see post below).

Wander or Wiesje Wasbeer DIY kit €15



We're having an ECO POP-UP STORE in Groningen starting from Friday April 13 until May 5!

I'm not doing it all by myself of course- I bring along well known Dutch artists and webshops:
Green Moon, The South is BloomingZo Simpel (a succesful student company),
Studio Vensterbank and Van San (that's me) are the organizers and shop fillers of this event. Additional the work of other artists will be for sale in our shop: Tineke Meirink's Worn Wood, Annet de Vries' Giving Attention Tea and Marjolein Perin with her wool felted lamp.
We' ll have lovely durable, eco friendly and handmade products.

On Wednesday and Saturdays you may attend our creative workshops for children and adults. Please see FB for more information.
Become friends with the Eco pop-up store and we'll keep you posted!

Eco pop-up store location: Oude Boteringestraat 14, Groningen > on the top floor in the same building as Walnutmixstore.
Openening hours: Thursday + Friday 11.00 -18.00 and Sat. 11.00 - 17.00h

Groninger ‘Eco pop-up store’ bloeit
        Het is lente! En lente staat voor een frisse aanblik, nieuwe groei en hernieuwde ideeën. Ervaar het en geniet van bloeiende creativiteit van Noorderlingen in een nieuwe Eco pop-up store in Groningen.

        De Eco pop-up store ontpopt zich op zaterdag 14 april om 11 uur, op de bovenste verdieping binnen de Walnut Mixstore en zal gedurende +/- 3 weken bloeien. Alle producten zijn handgemaakt, ecologisch verantwoord en duurzaam; van Deens keramiek tot Hollands en Afrikaans textiel en van advies voor duurzaam wonen tot workshops voor creatief (her)gebruik.
Blijf op de hoogte via Facebook  en Twitter #eco #popupstore #noordelijkebloei.

Noordelijke bloei; Go local, go global, go duurzaam!

Locatie: Oude Boteringestraat 14, Groningen (bovenste verdieping van Walnutmixstore) Openingstijden: do en vr 11.00- 18.00, za 11.00 -17.00 (13 april t/m 5 mei)
Green Moon