Crocheting

Innocent Smoothies Knitted Hats Campaign

Every year Innocent Smoothies tops their smooties off with handknitted or -crocheted hats to raise money and awareness for the Dutch National Elderly Fund to battle senior loneliness. I have always wanted to join this campaign and this year I switched between wool brands, so it was a good excuse to use up some scraps.… Lees verder Innocent Smoothies Knitted Hats Campaign

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Market

Etsy Made in Leiden Market Report

The Etsy Made in Leiden market is back for this year! Etsy Made is a worldwide Etsy market where Etsy sellers can meet their customers, sell live and meet other sellers. Last year I was part of the organization, this year I was only a visitor. It was in the same building of Scheltema, an… Lees verder Etsy Made in Leiden Market Report

Cross-stitching·Projects

Stitchonomy Halloween Stitch-Along

I was introduced to cross-stitching by my friend Alyssa from Stichonomy, who shares a studio space with me over at Handwerkstudio Leiden. She makes cross stitch kits and also sells supplies for them. I tried a couple of cross-stitch projects and ended up really liking it! It's a convenient little craft to do on your… Lees verder Stitchonomy Halloween Stitch-Along

InstaSwap

Instaswap – Eggplants for Safrana & Argana

Hey everyone! So you've probably heard about the idea of doing an Instagram swap, and in The Netherlands we have a bi-annual InstaSwap organized by Lynda!  I joined the Spring 2018 edition and was paired with Safrana & Argana, a food blogger. So of course I had to incorporate food into my gift for her.… Lees verder Instaswap – Eggplants for Safrana & Argana

Market

Japan Market Report (also first blog post!)

Hi everyone! So this is my first blog post on my new website for my soon-to-open Etsy shop, Hanabachi Handmade Fabric Treasures! I am Mardie, 25 years old and recently graduated as a Bachelor in Japanese. Besides Japan I have always loved sewing and I've made a lot of Japan-inspired gifts for friends and family… Lees verder Japan Market Report (also first blog post!)