Monday, August 31, 2009

must-see-monday : mkldesign

No, I don't need bags anymore, I have enough, but I just wanted to show you these cool bags made by mkldesign. Lots of designs and lots of colours!

Saturday, August 29, 2009

weekly happy stats

This week went by so fast, it's already weekend, hooray!

Friday, August 28, 2009

for the love of gingham

Addiction, anyone?

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

supply shopping spree

Last friday I was allowed to go on a supply shopping trip, because I ran out of a couple of essential things. I went to this market in my home town (for the Dutchies: Albert Cuyp) and came home extremly happy ^_^ Found some lovely gingham fabric, felt, polka dot ribbon, cute needles and....buttons!! Okay, I wasn't exactly looking for buttons, but I bumped into an offer I couldn't resist: a whole tube full of buttons for only 1 euro!! Aaah, can you imagine? There were lots of ugly ones, but I managed to find four:

and I also adopted these (they begged: 'take us home, pleasssse?' ):

Monday, August 24, 2009

must-see-monday : papaver vert

It's all about felting today! These felted vases and plant cozies by Papaver Vert look so warm and soft, I'm sure all the flowers and plants are happy to have a sweater like that :) I don't know anything about felting and have never done it myself, but felted products look often so nice. Maybe I should try it once?

Sunday, August 23, 2009

craftparking fun

Almost forgot to share this video with you! Maria from LeelaBijou (or actually her boyfriend!) made a video of all the etsy members at Craftparking in Maastricht. I'm in there as well....somewhere! Haha, it such a happy film, I really enjoyed watching it. Oh and don't forget to turn on the music :D

Saturday, August 22, 2009

weekly happy stats

happy happy joy joy

Friday, August 21, 2009

craft fun

Aaaww, my pincushion felt alone, so I made him a little friend!

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

newest obsession


Tuesday, August 18, 2009


Last sunday I attended Craftparking : a craft fair in Maastricht, the south of the Netherlands. At first I thought it wasn't going to be busy, because of the location, but I was totally wrong. It started really good: lots of people, nice comments, I almost ran out of business cards and sold quite some products as well. Although I already spent my profit on etsy today :) In the end it was pretty quiet, but I was tired so I didn't mind.

There were a lot of Etsy people and the organisation put us all together :) It's always so strange to see people you 'know' from the internet in real life. Sometimes someone looks just as you expected, sometimes it's totally different! I only made one stupid picture of my table, but on Artminds blog you'll find a whole selection.

Oh and I ate carrot cake in Maastricht too....yumm!

Monday, August 17, 2009

must-see-monday : cici studio

It's monday again, so time for another must-see but it's also my first day at work after the summer holiday....Hmm, mixed feelings. The end of a holiday always makes me kind of sad :( I do like my work, but I think I prefer spending my time at home doing whatever I want to! Now I have to squeeze all my mamutopia work in the evenings and weekends between all the other activities I (have to) do. Well, we'll see how it goes, but it's gonna be busy!

Anyway because of my first day I choose a office themed must-see-monday: a diy magnetic perpetual calendar by Cici Studio. Aaww, cute colours AND useful!

Saturday, August 15, 2009

weekly happy stats

Nothing special; it was just a quiet, nice week at home.

Friday, August 14, 2009

sneak peek!

In a few hours I'll take the train to Maastricht to spend some lovely days there and to promote Mamutopia at Craftparking! My etsy is closed for the next couple of days, but expect lots of new products next week!

A sneak peek:

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

sewing fun

What's left after a whole day of sewing....

but also....
lots of tissue covers!
I made a whole batch of these for someone who's going to use them as a goodbye gift. Finally I could use all my little fabric scraps! And how I enjoyed sewing again :)

Sunday, August 9, 2009

paris : randomness

Last Paris post, I promise!
There's so much to see...

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Friday, August 7, 2009

paris : tombées du camion

A little treasure in Paris: Tombées du Camion. This very, very small shop carries all kind of curiosa, second hand stuff, wooden letters, buttons, bottles and so on. Of course I couldn't leave without buying something and although it took forever to choose something I finally picked some small things.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

craft fairs coming up!

Suddenly I realized the craft fairs I'm planning to attend aren't that far away anymore. The first one is in less than two weeks, eeeek! A little summary:

Sunday august 16th : craftparking Maastricht
It's a pretty long trip from Amsterdam to Maastricht, so my boyfriend (my market partner in crime because I can't do it on my own!) and I decided to stay in Maastricht the whole weekend. Like a little vacation before we both have to work again. This craft fair is new to me, so I'm really curious! I'm hoping for some nice summer weather.

Sunday september 20th : craftymarkt Amsterdam
Last edition was super, so I definitely didn't want to miss this one. The fun part is I'll share my stall with Maartje from Tizzalicious! I'm looking forward to it, it's gonna be so much fun! Expect an overdosis cuteness :D

Sunday october 4th : sunday market Amsterdam
The lovely craft fair in my backyard! Luckily I don't have to be here on my own either, because my stall partner this time is Teresa from Beejoux : handmade with bee love. I haven't met her yet, but we already wrote a couple of emails, so it seems as if I know her already!

Are you coming too?

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

paris : shopping

Some random purchases: cookies, a polka dot button, flowery ribbon and a kawaii card.

The things on the last picture are from Muji. This Japanese store reminded me a little bit of our Dutch Hema, but less colourful and a bit more design. I really liked to browse through their products. Even boring things like paperclips and pens were suddenly interesting, because of their nice packaging!

Monday, August 3, 2009

must-see-monday : tas-ka


Their website says:

'Design studio Tas-ka is a young company by Jantien Baas en Hester Worst. After graduation from the Royal Academy of Art in The Hague, they started their o
wn company in 2004 called Tas-ka. The Tas-ka collection is based on the theme 'house.'

This 'house' theme is exactly what I like. It's so simple and beautiful

They also have a webshop 'Collected by Tas-ka' with their own products, but they also offer items by other designers. I ordered there a couple of times and it's always so much fun to receive your package. All your products are wrapped really colourful with a personal card :)

Oh and there's a blog too!

Saturday, August 1, 2009

weekly happy stats

Ok, last week I had my ups and downs: ups because of all my free time, downs because my boyfriend left for his own holiday and will be away for 1 1/2 weeks. I know it isn't that long, but it doesn't feel like that at all. Luckily I have lots of things to do. I finally decided to buy my own notebook (a macbook!) and now I'm desperately waiting for the mail man, haha. Oh, I can hardly wait! :) Also I have some nice things planned next week, a pile of books and dvds, a clean and organized home and nice weather. Yeah, holidays are good ♥