My very last blog post on

How’s this for a dramatic ‘last blog post photo’? Dark, yet full of hope! What? Yes, you read it correctly. You probably already noticed that I haven’t been posting much. There’s a lot going on in my work/life and it was time to make some... read more

Urban Jungle Bloggers: My plant gang

This month’s Urban Jungle Bloggers theme is Show your plant gang. I didn’t cheat and buy extra plants, I even gave some away! (see previous UJB post: here) This is all I have (for now ;)). The planter in our downstairs office was a... read more

Feature in Hondenmanieren magazine

My Morran the dog illustration is featured in this month’s issue of Dutch dog magazine Hondenmanieren. Aw… Especially for this occasion I listed signed prints with a white background in my Etsy shop. The original illustration and signed prints with a mint... read more

Sneak peek: botanical ring dishes

I’ve been a little quiet about my new collaboration, but things are coming together now. The first ‘prototypes’ are made, in a few more weeks I’ll be able to list them in my shop! They’re little porcelain ring dishes (but of... read more

Urban Jungle Bloggers: a green gift

This month’s Urban Jungle Bloggers theme A green gift is right on cue, as I was about to give a little gift to someone anyway. I know she loves vintage folklore ceramics and I found a very special one! These Bavaria folklore cups feature different Dutch cities.... read more

Inspiration Monday

This post started as a ‘Forty things about me’ (yes, that’s a thing). I spent a few hours on it, got to 32 or something and then decided that I actually didn’t want to write it. Wow. The next day, I spent hours writing a post ‘On being my intrinsic self’. And... read more

My Etsy shop is open again!

So I decided to reopen my Etsy shop a little earlier than planned. What can I say? I missed it! :) New work is on its way. I’ve removed some older work, so it is looking a bit empty at the moment but if you were planning to surprise someone (Mothersday coming... read more

Urban Jungle Bloggers: Happy Green Easter!

Wow, it’s been a while since I blogged here. Will be back again next week though! This months Urban Jungle Bloggers theme is about styling for Easter. Oh I had such high hopes *overacting* but I’ve been out with the flu and hadn’t been to the... read more

On gratitude and visual strands

Hi there! In case you were wondering what I’ve been doing lately: ISSUE 2 of visual strands is live! Some amazing contributors again: I got to interview illustrator David Litchfield, ask Tina Bernstein about Mapology Guides and pick four of my favorite pieces by... read more

Urban Jungle Bloggers: Super easy DIY plant hanger macrame

This months Urban Jungle Bloggers theme is Hanging Planters! I already owned some excellent vintage hanging Hannie Mein planters (read about them: here), but the string was missing. I didn’t have much time, so I used a super easy macrame technique I remembered... read more

My Etsy shop closed Feb 18 – April 20!

Don’t worry, the shop will be open again in time for Mother’s day purchases, stocking new items as well. Meanwhile, I’ll be making new items and working on visual strands. Besides, the weeks after Valentine’s are always a bit slow so right now... read more


In the run up to Valentine’s Day, Monique from HappyMakersBlog made a wall of Valentine art from various illustrators at the ShowUp event. Can you spot my awkward bird Valentine? Okay, I’ll give you a smal hint: it’s right next to the old people... read more

Hi, I'm Yvonne de Jonge. Passionate about illustration, art, ceramics, handmade, vintage, nature, (urban) green and design.

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