Saturday, 26 November 2011

Advent calender

In recent weeks I worked on my Advent calendar for Sep. The calendar is made ​​of toilet rolls (see also my first blogpost). In each toilet roll is a gift or a treat. For winter effect, I chose the colorsgray, white and black. Each creature/character has a little story. Can not wait until December the first!

Thursday, 24 November 2011

Folded high-heeled shoes

Let me guestblogger. He's very good at folding. Look at those shoes...!!!
He send me a link Ku-Ku ORIGAMI so you can try this yourself.
Thanks Joost, hope to post much more of your foldings!

Monday, 21 November 2011


These are reward stickers from a Dutch publishing house called Stam. When I was a teacher, I loved to stick the "stammetjes" in the exercise books of the children. There are "stammetjes" for each season like these for Saint Nicholas and Christmas.

Sunday, 20 November 2011

Geertje Aalders

Yesterday, I visited Flavourites Live, a unique webshop event. My highlight was a meet & greet with Geertje Aalders She's a wonderful illustrator and paper artist!
I bought, of course, some paper designed by Geertje. 

Saturday, 12 November 2011

Paper garland for Sinterklaas

This morning I made a paper garland for Sinterklaas. Sinterklaas is a traditional winter holiday figure still celebrated today in the Netherlands. He is celebrated annually on Saint Nicholas eve, 5 December.
Sinterklaas is an elderly, stately and serious man with white hair and a long, full beard. He wears a long red cape or chasuble over a traditional white bishop's alb and sometimes red stola, dons a red mitre, and holds a gold-coloured crosier, a long ceremonial shepherd's staff with a fancy curled top. He carries a big book that tells whether each individual child has been good or naughty in the past year. He traditionally rides a white gray. Although he is usually referred to as Sinterklaas he is also known as Goedheiligman or simply Sint.

I used paper from a free craft sheet for children provided by a Dutch supermarket called Albert Heijn.

Sunday, 6 November 2011

Craft idea: tree of hearts

Today, I finished my "tree of hearts". I made it of scraps of paper. For the hearts I used a punch.

Saturday, 5 November 2011

Folding christmas trees

I like folding. I know it's still november but look at this Christmas trees! It's easy to make. Follow the steps above. It's nice to make a lot of trees (that's why I post this now). If you make a hole in the top, you can hang them with fishing line. For example in the Christmas tree or on a branch or mobile. You can also use them for wrapping presents. I used wrapping paper from Blafre!
Send me a picture of your folded Christmas trees!