wooden beads from Surinam

donderdag 17 februari 2011

find and be found

Just like you, I usually use internet to find things. And people. And services. Now and again, though, I'm found! To tell you the truth, that is such a much rarer thing to happen, that I am surprised by it, time and again.

Only two weeks ago, a former schoolfriend of mine found me through Facebook. Nothing remarkable, happens all the time, but still, very special to hear she moved to the other side of Europe, and is now active in the same business as I am! Thanks to Skype we were able to catch up for a couple of hours, and now keep the contact going. Wonderful!

And then to be found as a business, that's just as special! Only yesterday did I give Sushi Workshops to a very nice group of ladies, because they had found me on the internet.

The latest, which also made me proud and happy: the Dutch website Ecoweetjes, which publishes news on ecological items, invited me for an interview, which I gladly gave, of course. So now you can find my first online interview here: 

in which I was asked to explain how I was inspired to start making Tscarfs, my plans for the future , etc.

In short, my slogan for today is: FIND AND BE FOUND! 

dinsdag 8 februari 2011

woensdag 2 februari 2011

Vintage glass

As a child, I was very fond of these tiny plates. It meant somebody was celebrating a birthday, and it meant we were to have something that would taste great!

Every birthday, they would appear from the cupboards at aunties' and and grannies' homes. Do I love them because of their elegance? Of their gold and white colours? Or because of the cakes and chocolate they were filled with?

Anyhow, after some hunting, I found them at my local goodwill store. The proceeds will go to buying sheep for poor people in Armenia. Isn't that a very good reason to buy there? I absolutely think so, and never feel guilty when shopping there!

The result? I bought two of these plates, glued them together with strong glue, and now they can be used for... chocolates and cakes, again!!