Monday, June 30, 2008

Earrings For Mom

Have you ever made something that's completely different from what you usually do? I don't mean different crafts, but a different style. I made two pairs of earrings as a present for my mom, which are completely different from what I usually do. I love how they turned out, but they are so not me, and so not my shop. I think.

Earrings for my mom!

I made them using square pieces of pressed wire (???) that I found in the craftstore, and more wire and beads. I never really used wire before, so it was quite a challange for me to get it through the other wire, and blend it in, while having the beads in the right spot at the same time. But I managed!

Earrings for my mom!

My mom is super happy with her new earrings! I have to admit though, I did feel like I was back in kindergarten, the days of making clay ashtrays as presents for my parents.

What do you think? Would they fit in in my shop, and would people who like my other goodies love these too, or would they stand out too much?

Sunday, June 29, 2008

Cute Craftster Of The Week: Area Thrifty One

This week I want you to meet Area Thrifty One! This shop is simply perfect in every way. The products are gorgeous and the photographs and graphics are fantastic.

Aww, don't you just want to cuddle her?

This red gingham horse plushie is such a cutie too.

Cuuuute dino, with polkadots! Who can resist that?

Want to see more? Just visit Area Thrifty One's great Etsy Shop!

Saturday, June 28, 2008

Treasury: Mix Tape Madness

I created a new treasury today. It's Mix Tape Madness this time!

Mix Tape Treasury

With the following items & artists:

Mix Tape with Love by Cranky Pickle
B-Side Mix Tape Necklace by Rat Girl
Pink Mix Tape Tee (White) by Nodemo
Cassette Tape Handpainted Shoe by The Purple Fern
Retro Cassette Tape Clock by Charcoal Designs
Mix Tape Patches by Moxie Madness
Cassette Ipod Case by Squirrelsnest
Mix Tape Masterpiece by Greenbirdstudio
Cassette Tape 3D Canvas by Custom Ink
Mix It Up, Sugar by Saturnine Design
Gator Mix Tape Bracelet by Ivyteakettle
Cassette Sex by Chantillys

Click here to see the actually treasury! Enjoy!

Friday, June 27, 2008

My Little Pony

Crazy Times

This picture was taken back in 1991. It's me (on the left) and my 2 cousins. They lived nextdoor for most of our childhood, and as you can see, we had a lot of fun together.

Maarten (on the right) is 3 days older than I am. We used to always play together when I was little. Until that day came where I realised boys are gross and that My Little Ponies are better than Transformers, and I started playing with his sister Eefje (in the middle) instead.

Maarten asked if I would come and play with him again some time, but all I said was a simple (but clear!) "No". But no fear, Maarten knew how he could get him to play with me again! He just asked a My Little Pony for his birthday! He got one, too. A very pretty one with wings. I don't remember if his plan actually worked, but I do love the story!

Why am I sharing this completely random story? I have spent all my time working on my taxes, and I don't want to bore you all to death with tax stories. I think I have scared someone out of registering their business with it already!

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Cherry Love

Cherry Pancake

My mom and I made pancakes tonight. Oh how I love them! I made mine the way I always do, with warm cherries. Delicious. What is your favourite pancake like?

Did you know that in Holland we eat pancakes for dinner, and not for breakfast? Though I guess I wouldn't mind having them for breakfast, lunch and dinner!

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Tea Bag?

Tea Bag?

The great mail just keeps on coming here! A few days ago this fantastic bag from Rosie Music on Etsy arrived! Oh how I love it!


It came with some really great freebies too, like this record brooch and postcard, and some very cute stickers! Love love love!

Sorry for the lack of comments lately everyone! I have been very busy being a real business lady: Taking care of my administration and taxes. I mixed up some pin codes and online banking logins a little while ago, so I couldn't do my administration properly, which means I have a HUGE pile of papers to catch up with now.

In happier news: I have been making a lot of new goodies too, so expect those in the shop as soon as I got all this paperwork done!'

Oh, and more happy news: The gingham treasury I blogged about yesterday made it to the front page!

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Treasury: Gorgeous Gingham

Last night when I clicked on the treasury, I noticed it had 333 lists. Nice timing! So grabbed the chance to create this Gorgeous Gingham treasury.

With the following items & artists:

Strapless Bubble Dress by Yellowcake
Felt Brooch by Cherrypips
Ruffle & Bow Knickers by Rose & Honey
I Love Ginham Shoes by Em & Sprout
Gingham Blythe Doll Outfit by Dinky Divas
Card Cozy by RikRak
Peek-A-Boo Dress by RaeGun
Little Ladybug Thank You Cards by Rebecca's Cards
All Dressed Up Pendant by Annie and Olive
Burp Cloth Set by LetalFeet
Gingham Vintage Style Square Neck by Boony
Boys Art Smock by Modern June

Monday, June 23, 2008

Oops Weekend & Lucky Charm

I had a bit of an Oops weekend. I got my credit card locked for using the same cose a few times, I realised I booked a flight that's so early that I won't be able to make it to the airport unless I take a very expensive taxi, Holland lost their soccer match, I made some pendants but I screwed up the varnish on all of them, and I just felt generally crappy and stressed.

A perfect day to list this "Oops" ACEO on Etsy, I think.

Maybe this lucky charm necklace I added today will help today be better?

Sunday, June 22, 2008

Cute Craftster Of The Week: Fantastic Toys

It's time for a new cute craftster! This week I have picked Fantastic Toys, who indeed sells fantastic toys!

I love this Unicorn softie because it's so original. I have seen a lot of cute plush, but never a unicorn yet.

Gnome girl and boy, I can't decide which one I like best!

Cute owl, because owls will always stay great!

For more cute plush, and great paper playsets, visit Fantastic Toys on Etsy!

Saturday, June 21, 2008

One For The Team

Holland is playing another match in the European Championship tonight, which means today is Dutch Day at Tizzalicious Crafts & Cuteness! I would show you some Russian goodies too, as they are playing Russia tonight, but I think I've showed my share of Russian themed things on here. (Hello Matryoshkas!)

Friday, June 20, 2008

Etsy Gift Guides

I just discovered that one of my apple brooches is featured in the Etsy Summer Gift Guide! Yay!

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Old School Ipod

New Ipod Case

I bought this fantastic turntable Ipod Case from QuietDoing on Etsy the other day. It arrived earlier this week, and I am completely in love! It makes my pimped Ipod look even better than it already did!

New Ipod Case

It has a vinyl window on the front, so I can still see the screen, and even use the touch wheel! Love!

What's your latest Etsy (or any other online shop) purchase?

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

New This Week!

Latest & Greatest

As you can see, I added a lot of new goodies to the shop again! As always, these link to, but you can find everything on Etsy as well.

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Treasury: Mama Matryoshka

I can't believe I never did a Matryoshka Treasury before! I did today, and it was about time!

Matryoshka Treasury

Including the following items & artists:

Large Hanging Babushka Ornament by Skyerocket
Pendant by Imogen
Scandinavian Babushka Art Doll by Ravenhill
Fambee Poppet - Cell Phone/MP3 Pouch by Fambee
Martryoshka Cupcake Toppers by The Peach
Matryoshka Doll Coasters by The Sea Within
Matryoshka Card Set by Bannerbabe
Russian Doll Magnet Set by Goddess of Green
Matryoshka Handbag by Polyanna Cowgirl
The Russian Dolls ACEO by The Ink House
Three Mini Matryoshka Dolls Pins by Do Little Design
Matryoshka Pocket by SnappyShop

Find this treasury here! And enjoy!

Monday, June 16, 2008

Front Page!

Etsy Front Page!'

Look what I found on the Etsy Front page earlier today! Right there in the right hand bottom corner are my paint splatter earrings! It's the first time I spotted myself on the Front Page (last time Connie from The Tiny Fig told me about it), and I have to tell you, it's pretty exciting!

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Cute Craftster Of The Week: My Little Oogabooga

This week's Cute Craftster oft he week is My Little Oogabooga, all the way from Australia! If you are looking for cute and colorful plush, this is definitely the right shop to visit.

Let's start with a robot, because I love those.

This a fruity green Oogabooga. What a cutie!

I'm absolutely in love with this blue one too!

This is the first human Oogabooga, I'd say she turned out great!

For more colorful Oogabooga's, just visit My Little Oogabooga!

Saturday, June 14, 2008

My Mosaic

Blog Post Mosaic

I stole this from Fuzzy Dragons. You can guess what my answers were!

Here is what to do if you would like to create your own mosaic:
  • Type your answer to each of the questions below into Flickr Search.
  • Using only the first page, pick an image.
  • Copy and paste each of the URLs for the images into fd’s mosaic maker.
1. What is your first name?
2. What is your favorite food?
3. What high school did you go to?
4. What is your favorite color?
5. Who is your celebrity crush?
6. Favorite drink?
7. Dream vacation?
8. Favorite dessert?
9. What you want to be when you grow up?
10. What do you love most in life?
11. One Word to describe you.
12. Your flickr name.

Friday, June 13, 2008

The Storque on Packaging

Hair Clips Packaging

Yay! I just found out that this picture of my packaging is in the Storque article about packaging! It doesn't link to my hair clips or my Flickr even, but I am still excited and flattered that it made it into the article!

Black Kitties

It's Friday the 13th, so I thought I'd share some cute black cats with you!

Buster Kitty by Growbots

Stretching Black Cat Ring by Creamrose

Kitty Helmet for Blythe by by Sweet Honey Complex

Kanji the Ninja Cat by SewManyCats

And last but not least, this is my "almost black cat" Simba! He is not for sale, but definitely a cutie.

Pretty cat

I hope everyone is having a good Friday the 13th, and that no one has an unlucky day! As for me, I will be going to a bar tonight, to watch Holland play their second match in the European Championship. I hope their opponents will be the unlucky ones!

Thursday, June 12, 2008

A Little More Shopping

Laura Lees Cherry Skirt (Detail)

I went shopping for some groceries yesterday, and honestly managed to come home without groceries, and with lots of other stuff. I really need to get my priorities straight!

Laura Lees Skirt

I love TopShop. I love Laura Lees for TopShop. That's a bit of a problem, because most of it is a little out of my price range usually. So was this skirt, but how could I resist cherries and old school tattoo appliques on one skirt?

Matroyshka Lunchbox

And then there's this Matryoshka suitcase/lunchbox. Because I didn't buy enough of the Matroyshka goodies in that shop last time I went shopping?

Apple & Strawberry Tape

Cute tape is always useful, right? Bring in those orders at my shop, I am ready to send out lots of cute packages!

I bought some more, but I didn't take pictures of those, like three of the pin up drinks I talked about the other day. The boyfriend likes his sugar, so he can drink them, and then I can display them. Yay for multi-purpose drinks!

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Vistaprint Cuteness

Tizzalicious Promotion Post Cards

A nice package arrived for me today: My latest Vistaprint order! I am so in love with everything! It was a nice package filled with colorful goodness, like the postcards above. I ordered them to use for promotion. I am ready to start hitting all the supermarkets in town to stick those little pretties on their notice boards. I used to do that with my business cards, but having a postcard with pictures on it will work much better I presume.

Tinylicious Business Cards

The package also included my business cards for Tinylicious, my Blythe shop. Aren't they cute?

Tinylicious Magnet

And last but not least, these magnets to send along with my Tinylicious orders. I love how they turned out. The colours are absolutely perfect!

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Stud Earrings

Stud Earrings in Progress

My new range of stud earrings seem popular, so I made some more yesterday. I have a whole batch of them to photograph, and they will be added to and my Etsy shop over the new few days.


Does it make me sound like a glue sniffing junkie when I say I kind of like the smell of E6000 glue? It gives me headaches, but the smell doesn't bother me at all. I have always been like that, I like the smell of gas stations too!

Yellow Apple Stud Earrings

The soccer game last night was a lot of fun! We decided to go and watch it in a pub, which was a fantastic idea. It's so much better to watch with a group of people. The atmosphere was great! And Holland beat Italy 3-0! Go Dutchies! I'd better make myself something orange soon, because I felt really out of place there!