(My) Sewing Essentials

Are you thinking about making your very own handmade items? Whether it starts with a simple bow or maybe a skirt or dress, there are a few sewing essentials I think you can’t do without. I would also love to show you our dear machines and tools we use almost every day. A sewing machine Okay, a bit of an open door, but bear with me. And please don’t get […]

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DIY: Fancy Ringholder in a Frame

Perfect to keep all your lovely and precious rings together in this beautiful frame. And what’s the best about it? It’s easier and cheaper to make then you might think at first glance! Time for some Do-it-yourself action ~ For Summer Tales Boutique we’re at the beginning of the convention and event season, and that’s always the perfect time to start preparing new ingredients for the perfect booth. We were […]

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Latest project: Charming Ribbon Combs Sets

In the posts called ‘Latest Project’ I would like to tell you more about a new item that we have added to our shop. But moreover, the journey it takes before it is produced and gets in the shop. Where do the ideas come from? And why execute them now? Where did we get the inspiration for it? These questions will hopefully get answered in these posts. So let’s start […]

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My latest projects – December ’15

December has come to a close and whilst I’ve also had a little break during the holidays, I can never sit still! I need to be a little creative to have the feeling that I’m getting the best out of my day, it’s a bit neurotic sometimes haha. For this post I would like to give a little recap with the projects I’ve been working on the past month. Hopefully […]

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Artist spotlight: Shiitake Gensodo

An Illustrator that will enchant you I looked over the table and was bedazzled by the fine drawing technique and eye for detail. I couldn’t stop gazing at the delicate images.┬áThis was my first encounter with Japanese Illustrator Shiitake Gensodo on Japan Expo, in Paris, three years ago. Source: Official Gensodo Facebook page Since then I collect her artpieces as prints and artbooks. I even had the delightful opportunity to […]

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