Simply Neutrals #16


Time flies!
The first month of this new year has already gone...

As a gift to dear friends I'm making little fabric wraps.
Nothing fancy, but it takes me forever to finish it.
I can't get myself into creating mode at the moment.
But no worries, it will come back :)

Here's a sneak peek of the work in progress of one of them.




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Features of last party


Please respect the copyright of the artists featured
and when pinning, please link back to their blogs!


First feature is one that really touched my heart.
Dear Karen of Rooster Head Designs wrote a beautiful post on being genuine.
Accompanied by a gorgeous card she made
with the photo of the man that inspired her in this.




Next is another of the stunningly beautiful soldered charms




So so gorgeous!


And then I'd like to feature the beautiful work of




This is a page from her new fabric journal I just had to share with you,
which she's making after the wonderful workshop by Suzy Quaife,
which you can find HERE.

An online workshop I can highly recommend!
You can see some of my work for this workshop here and here.


On to this week's party!


SIMPLY NEUTRALS #16


What neutral coloured beauty did you find or make or buy or receive?

Post anything in neutral colours,
be it cream, white, grey, beige, silver and/or brown.

A creation you made or received, home decoration, a statue or architecture, or anything out there that you were allowed to take a photo of.



Simply Neutrals... Wednesday :) #15


Well hello hello,
I guess I forgot something yesterday...




You know,
some days it's raining outside...




... and you're happily stitching away...




... and completely forget about the world around you?

Well, yesterday was not such a day,
except for the rain perhaps,
nor was the day before yesterday.

I just forgot.

Oops :)


Features of last party


Dear Dorthe of Den Lille Lade has once again made a gorgeous and sweet doll girl,
which obviously I had to share here.




I love her sweet and comforting countenance.

She's wearing the most beautiful white dress
and neutral toned cape to keep her warm,




all made of gorgeous laces.
Adorned with beautiful bling bling,
on her dress and in her most gorgeous curly hair.




And her beautiful laced boots!


And while we're at it,
on to our next top model, here's Edwina bear,
created by Jesse of Lace Age Girl.




She's wearing another beautiful white dress,
but ladies, just look at the gorgeous hat Jesse made her!




Beautiful work Jesse!


Okay, on to something completely different!


made this awesome and beautiful tag I just had to share!




I love it!
And I love the way she displayed them for the photos,
with the medicine bottles and so on surrounding it.




Wonderful work ladies!


Here's your blog button.




On to this week's party!


SIMPLY NEUTRALS #15


Dear Jesse of Lace Age Girl shared with us a very handy hint,
which I will share with you here today as well.
Jesse in her own words:

"P.S. A little hint for those new to blogging (like me!), I've noticed that when I return to past Simply Neutrals posts, some of my links didn't link back to the actual #post on Wen's blog, or to my own #post, so make sure you click on the post title to get the specific link address to use, rather than the main address of the blog. Otherwise you have to search manually for it and others who may be browsing our blogs can't easily find the posts."

Thank you Jesse!

If you have trouble doing so, then I hope I can be of some help HERE.


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What neutral coloured beauty did you find or make or buy or receive?

Post anything in neutral colours,
be it cream, white, grey, beige, silver and/or brown.

A creation you made or received, home decoration, a statue or architecture, or anything out there that you were allowed to take a photo of.





Simply Neutrals #14


Happy new year my friends!
May 2016 for you be a year filled with blessings, love and peace.

From now on we'll have a two-monthly Simply Neutrals party schedule.
Every first and third Tuesday of the month there will be a Simply Neutral linky party.
The upcoming parties are listed on the sidebar of this blog.




Thank you so much for your sweet messages and well wishes!

I had some quiet time for myself and feel a little bit more rested in spirit,
but my body aches and I have to be careful.
Especially my back and neck hurt very much.
Which means I can use my computer only for short bits of time.

I'm very grateful for the heart warming love and encouragement you sent me.
My photos for this Simply Neutrals are therefore about love and gratitude.




Beautiful pieces of art adorned with vintage laces
and made by dear blog friends or purchased from a beautiful online shop,
which are hanging above my work table to be admired.


Features of last party


Shane of Roses, Lace and Brocante shared these beautiful gifts below,
which she received from a dear friend.
And I love the photo collage she made with them.




Mascha of Maschas Buch shared this beautiful photo of a stone work statue.
So beautifully serene and gorgeous.




Speaking of stone work,
Jesse of Lace Age Girl shared this gorgeous architectural stone work.




And she shared so much beauty in her blog post, that I was oohing and aahing many many times.
So I decided to share more of it with you here.

A beautiful photo of an old window which looks like it belongs to an old church.




And many photos of yummy textures,
of which I made a photo collage, to avoid a lengthy post here today :)




Grab your featured button if you like, dears!




And if you'd like to read a sweet story of love,
then please hop over to Mimi's blog post at A Tray of Bliss!


On with the next party!


Simply Neutrals #14


What neutral coloured beauty did you find or make or buy or receive?

Post anything in neutral colours,
be it cream, white, grey, beige, silver and/or brown.

A creation you made or received, home decoration, a statue or architecture, or anything out there that you were allowed to take a photo of.




ill


I'm sorry dear friends for not being around nor visiting blogs but I'm not feeling too well. Nauseous and feverish. So, till later...

xx Wen

Simply Neutrals #013 ;)


Hello sweet friends,

First of all a big thank you for all of you who made the Simply Neutrals parties
such a happy gathering, filled with beauty and love!

This week's Simply Neutrals will be the last for the year 2015.
The next one will be on Tuesday the 5th of January.

From a weekly party it will change to a twice-a-month party.
Every month there will be two parties:
on the first and third Tuesdays of the month.

I will add a calendar on my sidebar
so we'll easily see when's the next party.

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For this week I chose some photos I took on a Christmas Fair two years ago.




If you visited my other blog, you might have seen this gorgeous castle
and its beautiful gardens
which is close to our home and where I love visiting.

If you haven't seen my post on this fairy tale castle yet, you can see it HERE.

Every year there is a Christmas Fair,
country living style.




They sell all kind of goods,
but of course the focus is on Christmas.




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Features of last week


Here are some of the photos that caught my eye in the party last week.


IF YOU LIKE TO PIN SOME OF THESE FEATURED PHOTOS
THEN PLEASE DO SO FROM THE ORIGINAL BLOGS
OF WHICH YOU CAN FIND THE LINKS BELOW.

(Just click on the name of the blogs mentioned.)

Everyone has made a great effort in creating, photographing and writing blog posts
and I want all credit to go to the owners of these photos.
So please pin these photos from their blogs and not mine.


First I'd like to share with you the stunning journal
Suzy of suziqusthreadworks shared with us.
This particular journal is one of my all time favourites.




It is a journal in which she's experimenting with mixed media
after a workshop of Nellie Wortman.




I love the whole feel of it. It's so peaceful.




Suzy's journal "Through Winter's Door" brings me to another door...

which is photographed by Mascha of Maschas Buch.

A beautiful door with iron work...




And she also shared this great photo of a beautiful stone ornament.




Speaking of ornaments...

Marie of Lost Bird Studios (and also HERE) shared these gorgeous soldered ornaments.




Her soldering work is just stunning.
And I love how she makes these gorgeous vignettes with them.

She also shared this beautiful Christmas tree bottle.




Which makes the circle of this week complete,
bringing us back to where we started,
it being Christmas in only a few weeks!


Sweeties, here's your button:





It's a very busy time here.
We not only celebrate Christmas here in the Netherlands,
but also Sinterklaas, a typical Dutch celebration.
It's especially for the children.
Which means a whole lot of work for the parents :)
But of course we grown-ups enjoy the celebrations very much as well.

If I haven't been visiting your blog lately,
then please know I will do my best,
but am a bit restricted in time at the moment.



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Simply Neutrals #013 party time!


What neutral coloured beauty did you find or make or buy or receive?

Post anything in neutral colours,
be it cream, white, grey, beige, silver and/or brown.

A creation you made or received, home decoration, a statue or architecture, or anything out there that you were allowed to take a photo of.




Simply Neutrals #12 - Tin Mine fabric / mixed media book


When on vacation in Cornwall (UK) last Summer
I was fascinated by the tin mines we visited there.

So much so, that I wanted to make a book to keep the memory.

which I really loved and wanted to use in a project.

(I edited the photo of the girl before using it,
and if I can find it in my archives, I will share the edited photo with you later one.)




Although she has nothing to do with tin mines to be sure,
the look on her face suits the hard life of the miners, I think.

Also, I had seen a beautiful mixed media work by Wen Redmond
that got me inspired for the background of the cover of my book.

I painted and stitched some old bed sheet for this
and used it for both the front and back cover.




This book is not in the least complete.
I started with creating it before I started with my other fabric / mixed media book
for the workshop of Nellie Wortman.

Here's a glimpse of what is going to be on the inside.
But not finished at all.




Some crochet of mine, fabrics, laces, different sorts of paper in various sizes,
and photos I took in the tin mines in Cornwall.

Like this one below.




But for now, it's one of my many unfinished projects.
You know that feeling, don't you :)




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Features of last week


Here are some of the photos that caught my eye in the party last week.


IF YOU LIKE TO PIN SOME OF THESE FEATURED PHOTOS
THEN PLEASE DO SO FROM THE ORIGINAL BLOGS
OF WHICH YOU CAN FIND THE LINKS BELOW.

(Just click on the name of the blogs mentioned.)

Everyone has made a great effort in creating, photographing and writing blog posts
and I want all credit to go to the owners of these photos.
So please pin these photos from their blogs and not mine.




First feature is a gorgeous home decor photo and project by Marie of Lost Bird Studio.
I just LOVE the whole atmosphere it breathes.
So peaceful.

And I'm always amazed by her stunning soldering work.




Another project that caught my eye, was a series of stitched pieces

I think this is so beautiful and fitting for this time of year
now that in nature we find more faded colours
and everywhere there are remnants of flowers and seed pods.
We even had our first bit of snow this week!
Only a tiny bit, but still, it was there.




If you know me a bit
then you know I love nature.
So this beautiful stitched piece by Linda
that made me think of this time of year
I had to share with you.


And another beautiful piece of work that reminded me of this time of year,
is the gorgeous collage by Sue of Miss Phoebe's Perch.




We don't celebrate Thanksgiving here in the Netherlands,
but I think this time of year is perfect for pondering about the many blessings in our lives
and feeling grateful for the beauty that is surrounding us.
Even in a time when life shows her ugly side,
or actually especially now that we are seeing a very ugly side of it in many places in the world.

Thank you sweet friends (all of you!), for sharing beauty and love on your blogs,
and for sharing it and encouraging each other on Simply Neutrals!

And for the sweet ladies who got featured this week,
here's your button!




But like I'm always adding: please don't feel obliged to use it.


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Simply Neutrals #12 party time!


What neutral coloured beauty did you find or make or buy or receive?

Post anything in neutral colours,
be it cream, white, grey, beige, silver and/or brown.

A creation you made or received, home decoration, a statue or architecture, or anything out there that you were allowed to take a photo of.