HetBovenhuis

Het Bovenhuis

Leiden, The Netherlands · 277 Sales

HetBovenhuis

Het Bovenhuis

Leiden, The Netherlands 277 Sales On Etsy since 2010

5 out of 5 stars
(111)

Announcement   Thank you for stopping by at Het Bovenhuis. Here you can find the colorful felt home decoration and small gifts I love to make.

All items in my shop are carefully cut by hand from beautifully colored industrial wool felt and delicately embroidered. They make wonderful gifts for loved ones or yourself.

Most items are ready to ship, usually within 1- 2 working days after receiving your payment except items 'made to order'. The estimated time to finish these items is in the listing information. I will contact you as soon as possible to confirm your order.

I ship orders using regular mail, but I offer shipping upgrades for registered mail.

Best regards,
Ingrid Gussen

Het Bovenhuis

Announcement

Last updated on Nov 23, 2016

Thank you for stopping by at Het Bovenhuis. Here you can find the colorful felt home decoration and small gifts I love to make.

All items in my shop are carefully cut by hand from beautifully colored industrial wool felt and delicately embroidered. They make wonderful gifts for loved ones or yourself.

Most items are ready to ship, usually within 1- 2 working days after receiving your payment except items 'made to order'. The estimated time to finish these items is in the listing information. I will contact you as soon as possible to confirm your order.

I ship orders using regular mail, but I offer shipping upgrades for registered mail.

Best regards,
Ingrid Gussen

Het Bovenhuis

Ingrid Gussen-Benthem

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Ingrid Gussen-Benthem

Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(111)
jill allbritton

jill allbritton on Mar 14, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

They are delightful well crafted ornaments.

muffywa

muffywa on Feb 24, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Exactly as pictured. So cute hanging on my front door!

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Updates

Fresh Easter eggs

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Small colorful felt Easter eggs (Set of 8)
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Lots of love from Leiden heart

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Colorful felt hearts garland
$54.99
Two felt door hangers

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Small colorful felt door hanger
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About

Het Bovenhuis

It started out as a cheerful adventure: making wool felt zipper charms and key chain pendants for children for Dutch Queen's Day and the bazaar at my daughters' school. The zipper charms and pendants made many people smile and as I loved working with felt I gradually started making felt mobiles, wreaths and garlands. This evolved into my ETSY shop.

My shop's name comes from the house where we lived at the time I started my shop: an apartment dating from 1910 near the city centre of Leiden. We now do not live there anymore, but I have my workspace in the attic of our current house. In a way it therefore still is my 'Bovenhuis'. I share it with my two daughters and their friends, who love to play there.

I enjoy the process of creating, from cutting the felt, to combining the different layers of colors, to assembling the different parts. I feel very grateful for the inspiration I derive from customers' requests and for the feedback I receive from them.

Next to running my little homespun shop, I work as an educational researcher and developer. In my spare time I enjoy working in our garden, practicing Do In and walking in the polder close to our house.

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  • Ingrid Gussen

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator

    When my daughters went to a Waldorf School I got to know felt. Whenever I can - somewhere in between working, family live and spending time with friends - I enjoy making the colorful home decoration and small gifts that you can find in my shop.

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