Monday, December 7, 2009

Monday Moodboard - Gold and White

The good old Sinterklaas (Saint Nicholas) left the country, he got enough of the rainy, cold Dutch weather so he is back to his vacation house in Spain, together with his loyal friends, the Zwarte Pieten :)
The Dutch truly have their funny ways when it comes to Saint Nicholas, celebrating his birthday on the 5th December (?), he lives through the year in Spain (?) and he arrives mid November in The Netherlands with a steamboat (?) with his companions the Black Peters (?), ... Well, the Dutch Sint has just as much in common with the Bishop of Myra than the Anglo-Saxon Santa Claus :)

Update: as a request from Vadjutka, here is some information about Ded Maroz, the Russian Santa and his pretty companion, Snegurochka :)

Anyway I didn't plan to write so much about the good old man I just wanted to mention that he has "left the building" so now it's really time to focus on important things like how to accessorize our Christmas outfit.

Let see, how about some gold and white?

1. Labradorite, pearl and gold earrings by Huismus, 2. Xmas earrings by vadjutka, 3. Amethyst ring with a flower and a pearl by toosis, 4. Birdcage daisy necklace by Sumikoshop

If you would like to see Moodboards from other EST members find our more on fleur fatale's blog!

And if you would like to know more about Saint Nicholas, Sinterklaas and Santa, just click on the links provided in the text :)

Monday, November 30, 2009

Monday Moodboard

I am a little moody this Monday morning, after two coffees still feeling and look like this:

and than I am still not being completely honest :)
So I picked some photos and object for my Monday Moodboard what really not reflecting how I feel.
I chose lightweight fiber beauty, carefully made fine handwork, what only radiates tranquility and light, really almost zen :)

Enjoy! And don't be cranky :)

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Flickr favorites - all that

No special occasion, I just like these pictures. They all represent a piece of nature make your mind have a little rest :)

If you would like to play the mosaic game, please check out Artmind's blog!

Monday, October 5, 2009

Monday Moodboard

This Monday morning I feel like staying in, hot chocolate, cake, warm and cozy :)

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Flickr favorites and the winner of June's giveaway

This weeks flickr favorits - don't let them fade away:

1. Water edge #2, 2. Sister Morphine, 3. air mail, 4. Not yet...

Created with
fd's Flickr Toys.


And the winner of my June giveaway is ....

She won these orange flower earrings, congratulations!!

Estella, I know, I know, but Stéphanie was really very active :)

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Flickr favorites - flora et fauna

This mosaic is about the colors really, but I wanted that layered theme thing again (second and third theme), so I went for animals and plants and macro :)

Don't forget that my June giveaway will and today, so hurry up, leave a comment! :)

If you would like to play the mosaic game, please check out Artmind's blog!

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Flickr favorites - life

Life as we know it...

1. Balatonalmádi II., 2. 365 Day 279. Clerkenwell., 3. Little Singer, 4. Árvácskák

Created with fd's Flickr Toys.

This week I just chose random black and white pictures what catched my eye but at the end they made a really nice an meaningful mosaic.

The first picture with the sailing boat is made on the beach I spent all my summer holidays as a kid.

The second is a self portait of Miss Bunny, a wonderful English artists.

The third is just a great photo I found.

And the last one I think just speaks for itself :)

If you would like to play the mosaic game, please check out Artmind's blog!

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Customer appreciation

I've been thinking a lot lately how can I add a little something extra to my packages, a little freebee or something to send to my buyers with their purchase and make them a little more happy when they open the envelope.

Finally I decided that I will order magnets with my tulip logo. After long research on etsy I found the coolest magnet seller ever, Ali, alias Buttonhead. Not only she makes really funny and cool magnets, buttons, but she will fulfill all of your wishes (we are talking customized buttons and magnets people!) helps you with your logo, gives little helping tips etc.
She is also a member of the Indie 5 Collective on youtube, you can find more then 200 very helpful videos for etsy sellers, cool tutorials or just very funny ones like this about esty addiction HERE.

And back to my little customer appreciation project, I made little sachets out of unbleached cotton, added my logo with transfer paper, and put the magnets inside:

Audrey Hepburn and my flickr favorites

Last week the theme of the weekly EST challenge was Audrey Hepburn. I chose her famous black and white outfit from the movie My Fair Lady as an inspiration, and I made a lovely fabric cuff. I used a silk embroidered white lightweight fabric and a black satin ribbon with floral motives.

And because it's Tuesday, of course my flickr favorites, to balance the elegant black and white I chose bright colors this time:

1. Untitled, 2. the field - fore !, 3. Mass Ascension Balloons, 4. Ladybug on a peony 2

Created with fd's Flickr Toys.

If you also would like to play the mosaic game, please feel free to join at Artmind's blog!

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Flickr favorites - travelling

Summer, holiday, travel - they go together like horses and carriages. (By the way talk about carrigies, did you know that the word coach comaes from the Hungarian word "kocsi"? Well, I know, I am pretty predictable for finding a Hungarian everywhere, haha)

So, the question is, what are your plans for this summer, where do you travel next time and which place would you really visit before you die?

If you also would like to play the mosaic game, please feel free to join at Artmind's blog!

Thursday, June 4, 2009


No occasion, I just found this photo on flickr and I just have to share it, that smile and that mustache is so beautiful! :)

Originally uploaded by Medve G.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

June Giveaway


From today you have a chance to win these pretty pair of tangerine flower earrings!

All you need to do, is leave a comment under this post!

You can increase your chance of winning by:

  • take a look at my shop, pick your favorite item, tell me why you like it
  • leave a comment in my promotional thread on Etsy HERE
  • tell your friends about this giveaway on Twitter
  • you can leave as much comments here as you want!

The winners will be announced on June 30th.

Have fun! :)



zsb creations

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Flickr favorites - people

Created with fd's Flickr Toys.

The inspiration for this mosaic came from that amazing shot from a young Hungarian photographer, Viktor Baumgartner, the girl with the hat (I have something with Hungarian talents, I wonder why? Haha!). I found his work on flickr and I immediately added him as contact. There is something in his work what I like so much, I cannot really get an exact grip on it - not that I have to :)-, are those light or the colors, the compositions?

The other pictures are also Hungarian realted (surprise!): the handsome guy with his book is János Gábor Varga, who makes amazing original, never seen before jewelry under the name Blindspotjewellery. The book in his hand - his book! - it's about something else, it's a nonfictional literary work on health and hygiene. Wow.

The lovely lady with the beautiful smile is Judit Wild, who is a multi talent, she is a sociologist, specialized in media reserach, she also studied photo journalism, and now she is making very unique, lovely jewelry. You can find her jewelry work under her brand name, Vadjutka.

And last but not least one of the hats of my dear friends, Kriszrina, aka Kankalinhats. I already blogged about her :)
If you also would like to play the mosaic game, please feel free to join at Artmind's blog!

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Flickr favorites - semi industrial

For this week's mosaic the inspiration came from the fantastic chess set made by Bence Fördős, a very talented Hungarian designer. This chess set was his diploma work, what became a very succesful piece. The Hungarian Design Council together with the works of other young Hungarian designers has admitted this work to participate in the range of exhibitions, Objects from Hungary (OH!), representing Hungary all over Europe.
If you are interested, you can by his work in his etsy shop!

1. My equipment, 2. wonderland 015, 3. Chilli padi, 4. Chess set

Let's join the game at Artmind's blog!

Thursday, May 14, 2009

European Street Team's weekly challenge - Bird

So, the theme is birds. Lovely theme chosen by the lovely Hungarian artist, Krisztina, who makes beautiful jewelry from seed beads.

And here is my entry, a denim based fabric cuff, embellished with Japanese seed beads, organza and satin:

Monday, May 11, 2009

European Street Team's weekly challenge - Inspired by a Movie

This week's challenge is hosted by the lovely Maria from Spain, who makes magical jewelry from sparkling crystals and sells them as LeelaBijou on etsy.

I chose probably the best film noir ever, the 1946 movie version of the fantastic novel The Postman Always Rings Twice.

New choker/cuff & today's flickr favorites

New design, a choker what can be used as a cuff also:

colors on flickr:

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Mini project: upcycling a coat for my daughter

I found an old coat of my oldest daughter in the attic, so I decided tha I will "pimp it up" for the younger daughter.
So I bought these wonderful embroidered fabric covered buttons from fellow EST member Deepindigo yesterday, and because she lives in The Netherlands too, I got them already today in the morning :)

I made a little fabric brooch to complement the buttons, and the Dutch theme, of course :)

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

European Street Team's weekly challenge - My flowers

This week's theme is "my flowers" given by Karuski.

My entry is something very new for me, what I never made before: a bracelet made of fabric!! :) Recycled and upcycled, I used an old pair of jeans as the base, a piece of lace I found in my sawing box, I used my sawing maching (for the first time in two years :)) and some fabric paint to give them a trendy look, and I made a beautiful sheer flower from organza and satin, and gave a touch of luxury with some Swarovski crystal beads.

Secret Easter Bunny swap

This year I participated in this fun evenement of the European Street Team, The Secret Easter Bunny swap, organized by Mitsy (thank you, darling! :)) and my secret bunny turned out to be Nanouke, a sweet Portugese girl who makes fantastic wire knitted jewelry. Look what I got:
I got a fantastic purple ring, and a fun brooch with purple and pink beads and - my favorite - a big, pink ball brooch!

I was the secret bunny of Tamara from paperfection, unfortunately I forgot to make photo's of the gifts I made for her.

Friday, April 3, 2009

Little surprise for me - from me :)

Look what I bought for my self recently, this wonderful little purse with this cute retro print, made by Heli Sengezer:

she also added an extra little surprise, one of her hand painted magnets, with a sassy shopaholic lady:

Don't forget to take a look at Heli's other shop, where you can find whimsical animals and little books, like these:

Friday, March 13, 2009

Little feature about my goulash soup

One of my teammates at the European Street Team, Swee, who is making the cutest sock monsters and plushies, seriously, just look at him: so Swee, whos amazing monsta's are to find in her etsy shop, also has a wonderful blog about home made cuisine, and she is featuring every week another artist. This week was my turn, I made the most famous Hungarian dish ever, goulash soup.

You can read Swee's fantastic blog here:

And about my goulash soup here:


Sunday, March 8, 2009

European Street Team's weekly challenge - Spring

This week's EST challenge theme is spring, chosen by Palepink.

And here is my entry:

The entries of the other EST member can you find on Palepink's blog.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Today's Etsy Finds - Something Hungarian

Today I searched etsy for unusual Hungarian or Hungary related objects, with success :)

These are handpainted rare Hungarian gnomes, I found them in cowgirljunk's shop. Aren't they adorable? :)

You can buy this amazing vintage blouse in vintagetrading's shop.

Fantastic print of a Hungarian vizsla painting by k9artgallery.

Cute photo of a cute little (but terribly loud and stinky and absolutely not environmental friendly) car, the Trabant by FriendlyMade.

And last but not least, a not so unusual but very beautiful ring by a talented Hungarian artists, Vadjutka.

Monday, March 2, 2009

Spring is coming!!

Just like Kreativlink, I also saw some signs of the Spring in our garden:

and here is my other garden :)


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