Thursday, July 30, 2009

Sweethearts, Cherries & Strawberries

It's been a while, but I have finally added a few new items to the shop!

Cherry Heart Brooch available at, Etsy & DaWanda

Strawberry Heart Brooch available at, Etsy & DaWanda

Two variations of my Mushroom Heart Brooch: The Cherry Heart and Strawberry Heart Brooches! I made a version of the mushroom for myself, and wear it all the time.

Sweetheart Necklace available at, Etsy & DaWanda

Another one I also have myself, my new Sweetheart Necklace!

As always, everything is available at, Etsy & DaWanda.

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

DaWanda Wednesday: Jolijou

Ooooh, how I love Jolijou! The colors, the patterns, the combinations,... LOVE!

Vist Jolijou on DaWanda for more!

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Tilda Face Painting Kit & Rice Needlebook

The other day I went downtown to get some things I needed to customize one of my Blythe dolls. I couldn't find what I needed, but I did come home with some other fun crafty goodies!

Tilda Face Painting Set

This is a face painting kit by Tilda. I can't wait to make some dolls and try it out! I am not good at paining, but I am hoping this kit will help me. Tilda always has the greatest stuff. Our craft store has a large Tilda section, so whenever I go there to look at the fabrics (because Tilda fabric is just sooo pretty!), I see all the other tempting Tilda goodies too, and I have a hard time not buying the ones meant for crafts I'm not even familiar with. Maybe it's time to start learning some new things?

Tilda Face Painting Set

I tried to find a place to buy the face painting kit online, but I had a hard time. In fact, I couldn't even find Tilda's website. Does anyone know if they have one? The Panduro webshop doesn't seem to have the face painting kit either, but I did find it at Puddle Crafts, a UK webstor, in case anyone is interested.

I also bought the oilcloth that's in the background of the pictures. I will use it to protect oyr table from scratches and glue when making things. It will be a shame to get this pretty cloth stained, but better that than the table I guess, and I don't like having an ugly tablecloth on the table every time I have work in progress lying around (read: always) either!

Rice Needle Book

Another thing I got is this fantastic retro looking needlebook by Rice. I always lose my needles, so I could use a couple of new ones. That, plus my obsession with pretty packaging just made me have to get this!

Monday, July 27, 2009

Small Is The New Big

Today, I'd like to talk about this marketing book I am reading: "Small Is The New Big: and 183 Other Riffs, Rants, and Remarkable Business" by Seth Godin. I found it in a thriftstore, and you can probably tell why I was attracted to the cover. When I read what it was about I knew I found my thrift find of the day. A cute looking book about marketing for the smaller business? What could be more appropriate?

The book is a collection of posts from Seth Godin's blog. It's hard to give a good description of the book, because like the title says, it's filled with riffs, rants and useful business tips. It's given me some great ideas and food for thought. Plus is was a fun read! If you would like to learn more about marketing, but don't like your average boring marketing book, I can definitely recommend this one.

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Cute Craftster Of The Week: Picciolo

Today I have some cuteness by Picciolo to show you! She sells many different items, but all in the very recognizable Picciolo style with lots of color, circles, leaves and birds. I am absolutely smitten.

Visit Picciolo on Etsy for more of her colorful creations!

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Friday, July 24, 2009

Matryoshka & Apple Bandanas

Matryoshka & Apple Bandanas

I have been lucky when it comes to mail lately! The cute packages keep on coming in! Some of it is stuff I ordered, but I have also been getting surprise packages, like this one from the lovely miss Bree! She messaged my boyfriend on Facebook to ask for my address, so I really had no idea something was on its way. And such a nice surprise it was!

Matryoshka & Apple Bandanas

She sent me these adorable Maryoshka & Colorful Apples bandanas! ♥ Aren't they fantastic?

Other cute things that have arrived over the last few days are lot's of Re-ment, a cute package from a friend, tons of kawaii fabric, and some Japanese craft books! Pictures of all of that will follow later, the weather hasn't been optimal for taking pictures unfortunately. Rain Rain Rain. Where did the summer go?

Thursday, July 23, 2009

I Love To Ride My Bicycle

I will keep things short today, because I have a terrible headache, but I do want to share my happiness about my "I Heart My Bicycle" necklace being featured in Etsy Finds yesterday! Etsy Finds is a feature in Etsy's blog The Storque, and also gets send out as an e-mail, so lots of people will have seen it. In fact, the necklace sold right after the article was published! I have more of them though, so head over to, Etsy or DaWanda if you want one too!

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

DaWanda Wednesday: Asking For Trouble

I have some DaWanda cuteness to show you! By Asking For Trouble this week.

Find more cute & customizable items at Asking For Trouble on DaWanda!

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Crafty Girls Promo Monsters Goodie Bag

Some time ago I won a Crafty Girls Promo Monsters Goodie bag, and I totally forgot to write about it! This is what was in it:

Crafty Girls Promo Monsters Goodie Bag
Notebook by Isabella's Art

Crafty Girls Promo Monsters Goodie Bag
Clothespeg by Mamutopia & Button by Help! De Bijen Verdwijen

Crafty Girls Promo Monsters Goodie Bag

Crafty Girls Promo Monsters Goodie Bag
Cute Stamp by Little Z

Oh how I love random cuteness! ♥

To win a Promo Monsters Goodie Bag, just go to and click on Promo Monsters.

Monday, July 20, 2009

An Apple A Day...

Apples have been an often seen theme in my creations, but now they are also taking over my house!

I bought these apple coasters at Prods & Primes in Utrecht last week. I never had enough coasters for guests, and don't like the table being covered in coasters, so these coasters than form an apple when they are stacked are just perfect for me.

Apple Cutting Board

My apple cutting board is also from Prods & Primes. It's so cute I am afraid to use it though, but it's looking pretty in the kitchen.

New Apartment (Kitchen)

My awesome apple oven mittens from Lagerhaus. I need to go there again some time soon, because last time I was there they had a huge apple collection. Swooooon.

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Stationery Saturday: Downstairs Designs

These In Touch Clutches by Downstairs Designs are a must have for anyone who loves stationery & being organized. You can use them to carry around anything you need to stay in touch and organized!

Find more versions at Downstairs Designs on Etsy!

Friday, July 17, 2009

Birthday Presents (Blythe & Other Cuteness)

Thanks for all the sweet birthday wishes yesterday! I had a really great day. The weather was perfect, like it's supposed to be on my birthday (I'm a summer baby after all!), and I had a really good time.

The boyfriend took me out to dinner at a really nice Italian restaurant, where I had a delicious pizza. Afterwards we went to the movie theatre, where I wasn't allowed to look up, so I wouldn't be able to see what was playing and the movie would be a surprise until it started. It worked, I had no idea what we were going to see! It turned out to be "Crank 2: High Voltage". I loooooooooooved it. I loved the first Crank movie, and this one definitely matched up to it. It was hilarious.

Introducing Lilli!

Introducing Lilli!

As for my other presents...My parents gave me money, which I used to buy one of my dream Blythe dolls, Groovy Groove, who is my mini me! We have the same hair color and cut (though hers is longer), and she is such a cutie. I haven't names her yet, but I am thinking about Lilli. What do you think?

Birthday Gifts!

Birthday Gifts!

One of the other things I got was all this (and a little more) cute stationery from my friend Nina ♥. She is an air hostess and flies to Asia a lot. Lucky me!

Birthday Gifts!

Birthday Gifts!

Thursday, July 16, 2009


It's my birthday today! I am now...*drumroll* 27! I won't be having a party, but I did have a nice pre-birthday celebration with a a campfire at a lake yesterday, and today the boyfriend will take me out to dinner and the movies. It's a surprise movie, and I am not supposed to find out which movie it is until it starts. I'm cuuuurious! Only a few more hours to go until I find out.

I got some very cute presents too, my friends definitely know how to make me happy: Matryoshkas & cute stationery in my mailbox! Pictures will follow later of course!

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

DaWanda Wednesday: Prachtkäfer

This weeks DaWanda finds are by Prachtkäfer, whose laptop skins will cheer up any boring laptop.

Visit Prachtkäfer on DaWanda for more incredible designs!