Thursday, 9 December 2010

A little help for a friend

My story bowls come in nice paper boxes which are lined with felt. I get them through the company STRAID - straight aid - from the Netherlands who have these custom made for me in Nepal. Today I got the sad news that Hari,  the owner of the felting company died at 38, way to young and leaving behind his wife and 3 kids. Ten families were depending on Hari's company for their income as well. Now STRAID wants to help to keep the company and the families going.

Therefore STRAID now offers a set of 5 gift cards (made by the company who makes my paper boxes) with envelopes and a wind chime in paper for only 9,85 euro of which at least 4 euro's will go to Hari's company. You can buy them via this link if you live in the Netherlands add code HARI10 on check out and the special offer price will be calculated. Best contact Marcel at STRAID if you live outside the Netherlands.

So you might think why not sell some felt products from Hari's company as a special offer instead of cards, simple because not enough were left in stock.

Give a friend a little help :-) Thanks!

Wednesday, 8 December 2010

getting ready for Xmas: Decemberwinkel

Today I helped to set up the Decembershop, a temporary shop where approx 12-15 local artists sell their work. This year it is located in a barn. Last week we cleared the barn and set up the lights and display area's and today these displays were filled with the goodies. On the Dutch Handmade site you can see an impression  of the nearly finished shop. Here I'd like to share some of my new items with you. I took the pictures late at night, inside and other not such good conditions, so excuse the quality.

Story Bowl: Lonely rabbit in the dessert where he lives in a box.

Story Bowl: Are you an Angel?

New necklaces and rings in the serie 'Dutch Folklore'

New necklace in sterling silver: Funky Chicken
Above it, a porcelain bird on a silver necklace, more porcelain animals will follow.

Story Bowl: Wanna go for a ride babe?

Another Funky Chicken in sterling silver.

Wants these, come to the Decemberwinkel!