Saturday, March 12

new kawai purse

I've finished this little cute purse with kawai fabric and a sweet little black press button.. :)
It's on super sale (only 8$) in the digibudi's digital garden Etsy shoppe.
Hope you like it.

bye now, and remember : 'Keep your loveliness lovely!'

Thursday, March 10

Zipit zippers and my first Mimi Kirchner doll

As I'm writing this, my next project namely a new digibudi's pillow case is lying next to me ready to sew the zipper on. I've got my zippers at an amazingly cheap price from my favorite Etsy zipper store Zipit. You can find it here. I wanted a variety of different bright colored zippers in size 16 inch.
I've contacted the shop owner - Jennie - who was ever so kind to reply on my demand with the notion that I could get any color I wanted, in any amount. This shop is the best!
To my surprise when the zippers arrived I found inside the package another package.. Jennie treated me with a bunch of small squared fabrics in all kinds of kawai prints.. 'for your pillows' read the note inside the sachet.
Well.. I can't thank Jennie enough for this gesture.. and that's totally the reason why I buy on Etsy, the customer/seller relationship is so friendly. It feels so right to buy from small sellers, the friendship - and yes, love - you receive is utterly bliss.
Thanks Jennie for those wonderful quality zippers in all those lovely rainbow colors!

Zipit zippers from Zipit on Etsy - YKK zippers

The same experience I've been having lately on Etsy (I do buy quite a lot on Etsy) is with my new passion with Mimi Kirchner dolls. Her dolls are so poetic, so lovely made and so amazingly detailed. Buying a Mimi Kirchner doll isn't like buying any ordinary doll, these dolls are handmade, stitch by stitch, the amount of love that is put into each doll is radiating out of the finished design. Truly a work of art! I just can't get enough of what she's doing. My second doll is on it's way.. so I'll make a special post about that new arrival as soon as she's arrived here in little old Belgium.. :)

My first doll is called Bird Baby, you can read about her/him on Mimi's blog, which of course is here.
It's sleeping quietly in our living room now. Whenever I pass by it, or look at it coincidently, I feel so tranquil, so at ease. It's a perfect doll and amazingly talented created.

my first Mimi Kirchner doll 

I've ordered my second doll a few weeks ago, but because we went to our Island in the sun (see previous post) I asked mimi to send it as soon as I've got back from Gran Canaria. It's arriving next week, and I'm so anxious to add this new one to my collection. I've already spotted my third one.. but it's not yet on sale in her shop, so I have to be quiet in case someone else will snatch it before me.. shhhh.. is the word! :)

my second mimi doll

I have to run, my pillow case is winking at me and silently (if only inside my own head) whispering 'sew on me zipit zipper and stitch me together, I want to sit next to a gorgeous mimi doll!'
Oh well.. for the love of fabric and buttons I'll say!

Ahoy! And bye, but remember : 'Birds have to fly, fish have to swim and humans have to create!'

Wednesday, March 9

On a Holiday in Gran Canaria

I took some time out, the Island Gran Canaria is our get away place to find some sunshine and beautiful shores, flowers and all kinds of exotic paradise-like birds and things to spot..
We go three times a year, whenever we've got time. It's become a second home for us now. Maybe later when we are older we come and live here. It's such a beautiful place.. you'll adore it too!

Here are some photographs of pretty things I've been spotting lately :)

I'm preparing a really big post on zippers, fabrics, dolls, pillows and some very lovely purchases I've done recently..

Bye now, and remember : 'Let the sunshine in!'

Monday, February 7

Digibudi's Digital Garden open for business on Etsy!

It's finally here!
The Digibudi's Digital Garden shop on Etsy.

Please visit my shop here.

More items will be added during this week.

Have a Happy Shopping Day!

Friday, February 4

New Emily Inside a Black Apple goodies arrived, and a digibudi's pouch

This came in the mail today.. love love love Emily's goodies.. always a treat to get those carefully packed and styled little goodies unpacked..
You can buy Emily's Inside a Black Apple goods here on Etsy. Also do read her blog if you haven't already, it's amazingly beautiful. You can find her blog here.

I'm gonna enjoy these lovely items so much..

Also I've made a new digibudi's pouch, it's from fabrics I also bought from Etsy, you can see the link a few posts before this one..

So, that's it for this afternoon, I got my Valentine's present for my guy in the mail to, but I can't show that yet, because he's spying on me by reading my blog.. haha! Just you wait a little bit, loverrrrr!

Bye now, and remember: "Small package, big pleasure" and no, I don't mean THAT! :)

Tuesday, February 1

Katinka's Story (a collage about courage and tea) restyled 1.2

There is a strange lady-friend who's been to my imaginary tea parties for over a while now.
Her name is Miss Naturelle Gazeuse and she has the most adventurous life one can imagine.
She lived all over the world, but as she told me herself ; 'I wouldn't mind living here by the sea for a while.'
So now I often enjoy her company and stories she knows so many of, over a cup of Golden Ceylon from the Himalaya's. Because Miss Gazeuse told me very clearly that the tea leaves were handpicked by Buddhists and that it was one of the most respected blends one could wish for.
You can't deny that, can you?
She also told me the strange and sad story of Saint-Katinka, an unknown Saint that once saved all the books and art from destruction of evil! I've made a collage of that story...

Katinka goes to the Big City, there is trouble over there. Her mission is to save the books and art from the museums and libraries. It's a Quest perfectly matched for Katinka! But it's also a dangerous Quest so she must be brave and smart. Then it will become a Quest of Courage...

Katinka got hold of a tank, she isn't proud of the way it all went, and she actually doesn't want to talk about it anymore. We must respect Katinka's feelings.. Anyway, she does have the tank now! It's straight to the library.. or maybe some tea first?

Always prepare yourself for any task involving books and art, refuel yourself with some Golden Ceylon Tea. Handpicked by Buddhist in the Himalaya. And so she sipped, and sipped.. and got herself ready again.

Katinka saves the books from the library, and funny enough the first book she took in her hand was called 'Katinka's Queste of Courage'. She then knew her Queste was over, and she understood the true meaning of sacrifice. The rest of the story is a little sad.

They burned Katinka the next day in the middle of the marketplace. The last thing that went thru her head whilst the flames where burning her beautiful hand-beaded dress was ;
At least it's me that's burning and not the books and art, they are save now.

And now Katinka is a Saint.. Saint-Katinka. Bless her soul who lives on and on, until men will stop writing books, painting pictures or making music..
"And that my friend,"
Miss Naturelle Gazeuse told me while squinting her eyes very tight, almost like a fox, ready to hunt.
", will not happen after a very, very long time."

We sipped our tea, and stared happily into the future, grateful for all the things we had yet to enjoy.

The End

by digibudi

Jane Foster pillow cases and more Japanese fabrics

Today in the mail :

Two wonderful pillow cases from Jane Foster, which you can buy here on Etsy and on her website.
Love, love love these vintage fabrics. Happy happy!

And again some fantastic small print Japanese fabrics from Beautifulwork, which I like to buy here, also on Etsy.

Now I'm waiting on a very big load of designer fabrics from Cia's Palette, which you can find here. But be aware! Those fabrics are pretty pretty cool!
But more about that later..

Finished my sky blue striped pillow, I was in a romantic mood and now it sits on my bed, perfect for resting my head full of dreams..

Oh, yes, I ordered 40 pieces of colorful zippers, but as soon as they got in here I'll post you the shop address and some more details!

Bye now, and remember : 'Buy, buy, buy, handmade!'

Sunday, January 30

Feeling romantic with a sky blue striped pillow case

I found this fabric in my stash, totally forgot about it, turning it into a romantic striped pillow case with white broderie anglaise as the topping for this crème fraîche cake..

Bye now and remember : 'Keep it (crème) Fraîche!'

Cupcaked pillow finished, happy!

Just finished my "Cupcaked!" pillow :)
Happy happy!

Friday, January 28

Backside of the 'Cupcaked!' pillow finished

I just finished the backside of the "Cupcaked!" pillow.. tomorrow I'll sew the front and back together and my pillow will be finished! yihaa! :) happy happy

 Bye now, and remember : "A pillow has two sides.." :)