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Wink
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Wink

Sep 2, 2011

No idea for what the old mohair was used for before I picked up scissors to cut the pattern for this creation.

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Acquarelles on Fabric
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Acquarelles on Fabric

Aug 16, 2011

After a long search, I finally could transfer my paintings on fabric and I have to admit: they look great. The fabric cannot faint or blur. It is washable too. How nice to see a cushion perk up and embellish small items as real work of art. Use all your bits and pieces, mohair, wool, cotton or whatever left-overs you do not like to...

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Gee Gee
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Gee Gee

Jun 6, 2011

An old paper torn into pieces and stuck together with wall paper glue is the base for the little horse. Next step is covering it with some layers of elastic clay which dries open air. Paint and shade is added. Last step is making its leather saddle, tail and mane. Now his bit and bridle and there he goes the perky Gee-gee. Big step...

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Teddy Bowl
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Teddy Bowl

May 30, 2011

Every time I caught sight of these old greeting cards, there was this dualism whether to throw them away or to keep them for…yeah… for what reason?

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To the Beach
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To the Beach

Apr 29, 2011

Weather has been extremely warm for the time of the year in the Netherlands. The sunny sandy beaches, which are close by, inspired me to make this little friend.

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Bunny Creamy
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Bunny Creamy

Apr 7, 2011

As usual Easter time is pre-eminently the moment for Bunnies to show off, and Creamy isn’t acting differently.

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Poste Restante
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Poste Restante

Mar 21, 2011

This little friend Poste Restante is a combi of identities: the old tin mail-box is from the UK, the vintage mohair originated in Germany, the ribbon came from France and everything was assembled at a place just in between those countries. An air-mail envelop and red/blue pencils created the post in the bag, and 2 real teddy magazines are hidden in it too. Poste Restante...

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Georgina is her Name
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Georgina is her Name

Oct 25, 2010

Old lace ribbons were sewn together and cut in the pattern of the fancy dress. Georgina is a romantic girl and she has a nostalgy for the past.

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Pinocchio
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Pinocchio

Sep 16, 2010

Characters are always inspiring me and Pinocchio is one of them. Not an easy job to create him, as I wanted him to have the same construction as the original wooden one.

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Mad Hatter
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Mad Hatter

May 8, 2010

Last year I designed bear Alice especially for Teddy Bears of Witney, and for the new catalogue 2010/2011 I have made this character.

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Hello, Beatrice
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Hello, Beatrice

Mar 25, 2010

This bear is inspired by an outfit which was worn by the Dutch Queen Beatrix. Elegance, pride and class are the key words for this...

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