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Haima-Design does the Upcycled Boot Bag Project.
This handbag I made, went to the other side of the world.. It's amazing, because I don't think I will ever be there in my life..
Here you can see a bit of the making process:
We used to have a lot of perennial files, old bank statements and so on. This week we cleaned up the house.
I put all waste in a large cardboard box, next to a large plastic bin with some rain water in it. Than the idea was born to make my OWN HANDMADE PAPER!
How do you begin:
Tear waste paper in pieces, Add water Wait one hour Use a blender and blend the paper into tiny pieces. Fill a conainer half with water. Make a frame or two, clamp one with mosquito net. Now pour the paper pulp in the water and stirr..Take your frame and sieve your paper. You can add pieces of flowers, seeds, what ever you like. Look at Youtube for more.. I HOPE YOU HAVE AS MUCH FUN AS I DID!
There is ONE single appletree in my frontgarden.
She is early, this year.
So I begun with apple marmelade, apple compote. Apple chutney is in the make for tomorrow.
No need to go on holidays now, just enjoy the silence of the day..
Nobody forced me.
So what made me work all day in this sticky weather, IN my studio? Making new bags, ofcourse.
I begun and couldn't stop. Finally I had to, because if not, I would have spoiled the whole thing.
A cappuchino with this temperature was also a kind of strange idea. But, all together I shouldn't complain too much about today,
look at the red..
Finaly, i finished the book i made. It is called Gestapelde tijd. it is about an archaeologist and a female violin player at the beginning of 1900AD
In Veldhoven we have a permanent flea market, they call it a kringloopwinkel. I used to go there quite often, it is a kind of sport to find something nice and cheap. I only bought this plate, for one euro, for a friend of mine who wants to make an artwork out of fake Delft-blue china,. When I came home, I first found out the plate was made by hand. Then, it was made in Belgium, in the Faïencerie de Nimy, a factory from witch they destroyed everthing in WO II. Mouzon, 1851-1890. So, this tray is at least 125 years old, and 100% ib good condition.. How much it is worth, now? In any case more than one euro..
Never thougt making bags could be so nervbreaking..
For the first time, I sent a bag to the US, by Post.nl. strack & trace.
What do you think? I tracked a lot, but no tracing.. I begun to get a little nervous, what was wrong??
The barcode begun with CC and than O, I thought, until I finely found out the O was a 0.. Little difference, but the problem was solved..
For the first time, some of my bags are in a shop!
I am not used to it yet. As if my children are on holiday. But it is also fun..