For the greatest part of my life, I create stuff. For as long as I remember, I’ve always been busy with beads, yarn, glue, paper, scissors, and more. What I created? Little clothes for my dolls, benches for my stuffed animals, asking my grandmother to learn the knit, and so on. I was always busy being creative. Even during my 3 years studying law, I was building more websites than looking into my books. That was the point my mom told me: if you can do this so good, why not making a living out of your hobby? And so I did!
I’m a designer and programmer but next to all the online stuff, I love to work with my hands. Pimping a little Ikea Kitchen for my little boy Dylan, creating jewelry with seed beads, decorating the house bit by bit, and so on. Always creative, looking for other ways to pimp up a cabinet or creating my own shawl because… yeah I can do so!
Today I live in Rotterdam together with my husband Michel and little boy Dylan of 2 1/2. (1 May ’17). I was born near Arnhem in a little town called Duiven (pigeons haha) and lived there for the most part of my life. During my internship in 2011 when I was in University, I went abroad to Miami Florida. Lived there for 7 months and I loved it. To be honest; I cried at the airport while standing in front of the gate… I didn’t wanna leave!
Went back in 2016 for a holiday to show my – then-boyfriend now-husband – where I used to live during those months. Was so weird to see it back as nothing had really changed, only the palm trees were taller after those 5 years and my internship company had moved to another building. The day we left back home, I wasn’t crying haha. It was good to be back in Miami after 5 years, but I knew that the months I spend their years before were gone and I had peace with it.
Today I live in Rotterdam, a nice city but to be honest I still miss Arnhem a bit. Especially as my mom lives there and my grandmother. I go back frequently and they come here at least once a month to see Dylan – and me of course haha).