Would you like to win..?!?!?

Sorry, this post is only for readers from the Netherlands.

Wil je kans maken op dit originele Ipod Nano hoesje?
Ga dan naar: Hiphandmade.nl, geef antwoord op de vraag en wie weet win jij straks dit leuke Essie's hoesje van stof met een voering van vilt om je Ipod te beschermen. Succes!!!


Look how cute...

...they are, these little soft cupcake keychains. I think I'm a bit addict to making cupcake products the 'Make cupcakes not war' T-shirt before and now these little sweeties. They are available in my shop for € 4,50 each. Maybe this is a nice present for under the christmas tree for your cousin, daughter, friend or sister.


Make cupcakes not war T-shirt

Maak een statement met je T-shirt en draag dit leuke 'Make cupcakes not war' shirt. Natuurlijk is hij gemaakt van 100% organisch katoen. Verkrijgbaar in de maten S t/m XL voor € 17,50.  En tot 24-12-'09 betaal je geen verzendkosten.



This week I was featured twice on two different websites/blogs.
The first time was on the Foundhandmade blog. They used my christmas star ornament.

And the second time was on the website of Hip Handmade.nl (a Dutch website). Cindy from Hip Handmade wrote a very nice and positive article about me. Next week there will be a give-away and you can win one of my Ipod Nano covers.


Christmas discount

Today I've been very busy making the Dutch newsletter. I hope I can send it tomorrow to the newsletter members. And I've got some ecxiting news to: In my Dawanda shop and Dutch shop you don't have to pay any shipping costs (world wide) for purchases above € 7,50 untill: 24-12-2009.

And I listed some christmas star ornaments to hang in your christmas tree or room.

Kreativ blogger award

Yeah, Yesterday I've received an award form ♥Liefgeval♥, it's the 'Kreativ blogger award'. So thank you Nikki!! (Who makes lovely earrings, rings, necklaces and much more, go to her shop and have a look)

There are a few rules coming with the Kreativ Blogger award:
º Put the award with message on your Blog.
º Little message and link to the one you got it from.
º Tell us 7 things about you we didn't know.
º Choose 7 other bloggers who you want to give this award, link to them and let them know you gave them the award!

Here're the 7 know me's:
º I'm addicted to candy, how sweeter how better. My favorite is white chocolat, yammy ;)
º I'm trying to live my life a bit more 'green'.
º I'm always watching all 'home make-over' programs.
º I graduated at Grafisch Lyceum Utrecht.
º I love snowboarding in the winter, but for the third year in a row I'm not going to France or Austria becausethis year we go to Chile.
º I've got one younger sister, who's is an exelent ice speed skater.
º I'm not a out-going person, I prefer to stay home.

I have to give this award to 7 other bloggers I like, but for now I think 5 is enough. These are the blogs that I think deserve this award!


Nice package!!

A few weeks ago I told you that I've participated in the Shop&Blog swap on Swapbot. Yesterday I've received my first package from Ladipo from Structured Chaos. It came in a big yellow enveloppe and the products were wrapped in a nice paper that she had closed by stitching it.

The package contained: a cute little Ladi bag, a cupcake journal, and a note.

The bag is very beautiful and it closes with a zipper you can't see in the picture. My sister almost steal it from me, but that's not gonna happen. The journal is so cute, I think I'm goning to write some recipes in it.

Here you can read some information about Pattie and her shop&blog. It's to bad she's not longer afford to keep her shop open (for now). Because the products she make are so beautiful and well made.

Ladipo is the youngest of seven and a college student majoring in interior design, with a passion to create! Her mind is always going, there really isn't a time where she's not deep in thought of something new to make. It is so exciting trying for her to figure out a way to create something amazingly new from the old.

She's been a victim of creation since she was young. When she was in kindergarten she was put in charge of all of the sewing projects, and it has been up-hill from there. Now she works from her studio, also known as her room, in her apartment just outside of campus. She plans to go as far as she can doing something she loves. And this is just the beginning! :)

A bit about yourself:
My name is Ladipo, I am 20. I am the youngest of seven, and was raised with a love for all things handmade. I currently am a freshmen in college, but I have been here for 2 years now.
What made you start your business:
It was a combination of things, but mainly it was when I came to college and I told myself that I was no longer going to hide behind my fear of failure, and I was going to open me a shop! I'm really happy that I did :) I learned so much and met many wonderful people.
What you plan to accomplish with your business:
I really don't know actually. I just want to have fun, and make people happy.
What you get most out of having your own business:
When I complete a project I get this feeling of self accomplishment. I guess it is kind of selfish, but I don't mind it that much :)
Your favorite independently owned online shop:
Currently I am loving... http://www.etsy.com/shop/fibrevolution (fiber -> evolution) http://www.etsy.com/shop/chelsea3349 (lovely little shop)
http://www.etsy.com/shop/OhSmile (Oh Smile)
http://www.etsy.com/shop/Makool (Makool Loves You)
Online Shop Address: http://www.structuredchaos.net/


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Finally finished

This evening I finally finished the last little keychain of 30 little keychains for a whole sale order from Sagra in Germany. The order includes: large keychains, frame purses, all-in-one wallets, etuis and little keychains. It took me a few days of sewing but I'm very glad and satisfied it's done.