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Tuesday, January 31, 2012

I Found Klompjes

Hello my dear friends,

as most of you are aware I there is a certain Dutch poem/lullaby that I love which involves a wooden shoe or to say it in dutch 'een klompje'.  I went out to our local farmers market on the weekend. A Dutch family has a bakery there that sells the most delicious pastries and other yummy things and to my delight they had a pair of small wooden shoes standing on the edge of a shelf. Well, what can I say ... a short little chat with the very nice Dutch lady later and they were mine!!!! Yay!!! I will have to hold myself back not to start making another Wynken, Blyen and Nod creation right now ~ but it will happen! I am addicted to making little boats with beautiful printed sails and fisher nets filled with shiny stars. I am so happy that I found them!

And here they are ...

... my klompjes!!

After my great find I headed to the upstairs section of the market where there are all sorts of vendors ~ from primitives to paintings and from vintage to new, basically something for every one. I actually sell my leftover primitive creations at a stand there. I normally don't take a lot of time to look around properly but I did on that day and I am so glad I did because I found these ...

... the most beautiful pendants!!
 That's all I can really say about these ~ beautiful!!

You can imagine that I left that market very happy that morning. Even as I write this post my fingers are ready to grab one of the little wooden shoes and start making a new wee floating vessel but I am trying to wait out a bit longer. I have other projects on the go right now and I really have a bad habit of not finishing things when I should and starting something new instead. I bet that sounds familiar to some of you ~ am I right? So .. must dash and do a bit of work now.

Oh and don't forget to take part in my giveaway if you haven't already done so!

I hope you are well and life is treating you kind.

Have a peaceful and creative day,

Karen B.


  1. Congratulations on your new-found treasures!...Nancy :o)

  2. Lovely klompjes!!
    I have several too , well, i am living in the land of wooden shoes...and of one of them i made a pincushion.
    And the ideas of pincushions came from you.
    The world is so small.
    Love the internet, love my old wooden shoes in my garden!

  3. Hi Karen, I did some tole painting on my wooden shoes ... years ago. I still enjoy displaying them and gave one to my Lil Sis. Also, your new found treasures are lovely ... I would like to be so 'Lucky'.
    Have a super day with much Peace,