28.11.11

No-Knead Bread 2



















100% sourdough no-knead bread
Jamie's italian chickpea soup

I rest my case.....







8.11.11

Waldorf Star Lanterns MYO!


It is time again!

MYO


Waldorf Star Lanterns




Prepare the day before:
Make a 'wet on wet' watercolor painting on good quality paper.
Let dry and rub the back lightly with a cloth dipped in vegatable oil.
Leave overnight.



Cut big circles out of you paper,
I used a the biggest plate I could find in the house.




Fold in eight equal pieces.



Trim off the round bits with a ruler, scalpel/scissors.



Fold it in 16 equal pieces.



Fold a square,
unfold,
turn paper a 1/4,
fold square again.



Your paper looks like this.
Get the corners and fold backwards.
Unfold and turn 1/4,
fold a square again,
fold the other corners backwards,
unfold.



Your paper looks like this, with little diamond folds everywhere! 
Those little diamonds are going to stay,
the big triangles need to be folded backwards.

(I know you are puzzled now, 
but have a close look at your paper,
you will work it out!)



You See?
Big triangle is going backwards,
the little diamond is staying in front.




After a few triangles,
start to shape the bottom a bit.



Tada!
Hurry, make more before you'll forget!





x

28.10.11

Halloween




Even I am scared of me










Happy Weekend!

x



27.10.11

Stella's Little Project; 'Winner'




remember this?










I love the StellaKids collection














Yes
my friends
That is toothpaste

smile





19.10.11

Longboard



Pop's second birthday











While we were drinking wine......




video



x




18.10.11

Wallpaper



A few more weeks.....









 All well here
a bit rocky maybe!
but all is well
soon back..

Love

Guusje




28.8.11

25.8.11

24.8.11

After a lot of practice....









She is still not getting anywhere....





22.8.11

14.8.11

Scotland



Scotland was amazingly beautiful

















 We've seen the knights
kissed the Princess
searched for Nessy
walked the woodlands
and
fell in love with Glasgow

But most of all
we felt at home
in the UK


See you soon

xxx

Guusje 





18.7.11

We have a new thing around here




video
video
video
video




It comes with
a whole language too
flex, trucks & pumping, sliding


girls like me
will never 
ever 
get those words right
but hey
I'm boarding
cool enough, 
don't you think?


Happy holidays!



8.7.11

School is out




































Happy days again!!!

x
Guusje


6.7.11

School is out



This family is made for holiday....


















Happy Days!

xxx
Guusje


25.6.11



It almost look like
 I do nothing creative
or designing
these days.....










But none of that is true
I'm working really hard
to find direction
for all new projects

When the time is right
I'll tell you  all about it!

Have a great weekend

xx Guusje



15.6.11

The making of Maantje's Mobile 3








All the moons are biscuit baked
they are beautiful white
&
still very fragile







I've been busy with glaze
in three colors







I am working on my transfer experiment too







& little wall drops







Have a good wednesday!

xo Guusje


8.6.11

The making of Maantje's Mobile 2



All the little porcelain moons
are leather dry.
None have broken during the process.
Smile





I've chosen not to wash the edges
with a damp cloth
I like them to be a bit
rough






They will be backed in this kiln











I started my screen print on transfer paper project

Above is a test with Angobe color
on transfer paper
Next week more.

I'm already looking forward to it!


Happy wednesday
x
Guusje

5.6.11

The making of Maantje's Mobile 1






will
of course
gets everything I love to make.

If I like to make a present really special
I wait with making
until the little wonder is on earth
only then I feel what suits best.

First to make, 
last to give,
her own porcelain
Appeltaart mobile.

A day after she was born 
I started.

All the little moons
are  drying now
for one week,
wrapped in plastic.
(otherwise they will dry to quickly and break)

They will go into the kiln 
next Tuesday
to be heated for the first time
at 1050 degrees Celsius.









I thought i would be nice to share with you
the making of a porcelain mobile
So people, 
like me a couple of months ago,
who don't have a clou what is involved
in making porcelain
could have a little peak
into a ceramic studio.

Keep you posted!











2.6.11

Screen Print: 'Spread the Love'









I found an old tin
on the market
from the sixties


I used the tin as an inspiration for this screen print
It is different,
but the feel and colors similar.
I wished I knew the name of the designer
there must be more!

There are 11 colors in this print
:-)







Thank you all for your get well wishes
I'll be running around the neighborhood soon again!


A big Kiss,

Guusje