Time for the Christmas markets!!!

Christmas is getting closer very fast and the Christmas markets are starting here in the Netherlands! And tomorrow I am also standing on a Market! On the Zelfgemaakte markt in Utrecht, the Netherlands to be exact. This is a crafty market and this will be my first time on a crafty market. I am getting very nervous as it is getting closer but I also think it will be a very fun day. But right now I can only think about: How will my stand turn out, how will the weather be, am I taking the right products with me and I can go on for hours this way.

But everything I had to do for this market is done. The car is all packed up and I think that I have everything with me I need to take with me.

And for you in the meantime: A coupon code for 20% discount in my etsy store until sunday evening!!! Just put in CRAFTYMARKET in the coupon code field and the discount is yours! So go to my Etsy store fast!


Christmas is getting closer...

Yes Christmas is getting closer...And this is the first year that I noticed it the way I do this year...And that is because I have never been busier...Working on my shop and hopefully get noticed on Etsy so the steady sales will come...But also at Custom orders...Like the stars you see here:

This was a great Custom Order to work on and I hope it will arrive soon at there new owner! And don't forget that YOU also can make a Custom Order in my Etsy shop!
But I am also working hard on getting a lot of inventory because I will be at the crafty market "de Zelfgemaakte markt" in Utrecht in the Netherlands on 11 December! And I have to say my fingers are sore, my head is overflowing and in the meantime the real live just goes on...But I have so much fun working that inventory and I truly believe that I will have a great day at that market! So if you are in the Netherlands on that date or just live in the Netherlands: Utrecht is the place to be at 11 December!!!

And last but not least!!! Don't forget to get your 15% discount in my Etsy shop with the Coupon Code: HOLIDAYTHANKS
This coupon code runs until 30.11.2010 so take that change!!!



Christmas is coming!!!

Christmas is coming faster than you think and if you want that original Christmas tree with some awesome ornament you will have to start looking now! So here is a list of some great ornaments!!!

Butterfly Pottery by DeniseAntoinette

Acorn Ornaments by angeldogdesigns

Heart Ornament by PoorRobin


Just Sweet

Sometimes it just happens that you find something really sweet. This one I found on the front page of Etsy and it is just adorable!!! This is The Butterfly Effect from UneFeeDansLaMaison.



Etsy Forum finds

Sometimes you can find some great artist true the forums of Etsy. And yesterday I found to great artist!

These very sweet earrings are made by Popwihz. She makes very lovely jewelry with flowers in them and I find her jewelry very unique!

This lamp is made by Zipper8Desigh. The lamp is made by colored drinking straws and looks very nice turned on in a ark room!!!


Sweet gift from ArtsyFartz!

A while ago I made my first main treasury. I also included ArtsyFartz. She was so exited that she was included in a treasury that she asked me for my address. Yesterday I got her little gift in the mail. And I was very whit the gift I found inside the envelope! She made a beautiful card for me and also included a beach mix of beads. Very sweet shells, seaglass and sweet water pearl are in the mix. The beads will be made is some jewelry for myself. From here I want to say Thank you again to ArtsyFartz for here kindness!


Time for flowers!

While I am creating new jewelry for my shop and listing them I noticed the seeds I planted are showing their first flowers! And they are beautiful too! I don't remember the name anymore of these flowers, but I know they are gorgeous!


Twitter Give Away Winner!

And I just draw a winner with a little help off my dog Kala!

And the winner is: @RenatheS !!!!!!!!!

All my congrats to Renathe!

This was a fun give away! There where 15 entries and the entries that hasn't won also get a little present! They most of them got a direct message with a word that the can put up in the message to seller and get with that word a 20% discount on there one wishingstar! There are a few that aren't following me at twitter so I couldn't send them a direct message. I hope they will become followers so they can get the discount to! This is a really fun way to begin the week!


Twitter Give Away!

Since I had so much fun last time with the give away and I want to keep myself busy, I am doing another give away! But this time you have to be very quick!
It's a twitter give away that's on for 19 hours! Yes only 19 hours!
What do you have to do? Just go to your twitter account search for @Evyysstudio and RT the next tweet:
GIVE AWAY! Win a wishingstar http://bit.ly/9TO75W RT before 3 AM EST Monday 17 May with hastag #WISHINGSTAR Good luck playing! #etsy
Most imporntantly is to include the hastag #wishingstar because I will draw the winner from that hastag search!
The give away will close at 9 o'clock in the morning Dutch time and 3 AM EST time.
Good luck playing!


Happy Friday!

It's a happy day for me! Not just because the sun has been shining almost all day. But because when I checked my mail today I found out I had made my first sale at my Etsy shop! Rachel from LaFemmeJewels was so very kind to order a wishingstar. I made it right away and post it in my new brown envelope I got in today. Which I am very happy with to! I like the brown bubble envelope more than the white ones and I have finally found a web store that offers them for a perfect price.

And there is more that I am happy about! I have been featured in three treasuries! I have blogged about the first one but there came two more. Here are all three!
Pink Moon Choco Dot
1 if by land and 2 by sea
Beach Inspired

And even better! I made a treasury for the first time to!
Hot and cold
It was a lot of fun making this treasury and even more fun to get all the reactions back from the people I have featured in this treasury!

It promises to become a great weekend and I wish you all a great weekend to!


I'm in a etsy treasury!

When I checked out my e-mail today I had a etsy convo telling me that that mimiMatelot has featured a driftwood necklace of me in a treasury! mimiMatelot made the treasury Pink Moon Choco Dot which shows small shops with great skills to enjoy!
Many thanks to mimiMatelot for my first feature in a treasury!


And the winner is.........

How cool was it to do this give away? way cooler than I though before I started this give away. it's a lot of fun to see more and more people coming to my blog and reading al the comments. Thank you to all the people that has entered the give away!

And the winner.....yes she has been pulled out of the little pile of papers on my laptop and it is.......Dutch Apple!!!

Concratulations to Dutch Apple! I will me mailing you soon to find out with color star you want and with wish the star will have. Again thank you to everyone that has entered this give away!


My first Give Away!

O this is so exciting! I am doing my first give away!!! Why? I don't have a reason for it, I am in a good mood and thinking for a while now if I should do a Give Away. And today I it feels good so here it is: My first Give Away!

I am offering one of my wishingstars for this Give Away! You can choose the color and the wish. You can take a look at my Dawanda shop or Etsy shop to see with colors there are and what the wishingstars are!

And it's very simple to enter this give away: Just become a follower of my blog and comment on this blog! Everyone that has made these two steps will go in the big hat at 8 o'clock in the evening at may 5, 2010 at Dutch time. (2 pm if you are in the usa) It does't matter where you live, this Give Away is world wide!

Let's play and have fun!


Celebrating with Orange!

Tomorrow we celebrate "koninginnedag" in the Netherlands! In English it says Queens day. We are celebrating the birthday of our Queen. This day is filled with joy and a lot of people hire a stand and sell all there old stuff. It's like one big flee market over the whole country! Further there are a lot of party's, old Dutch games and a lot of orange because that's the color of the Netherlands next to he colors of the flag.
I am also selling my old stuff tomorrow together with my mom and my aunt from Germany. It's the first time my aunt is selling old stuff on Queens day. I have done it a lot so we will show here the ways. To come in the spirit off Queensday I searched some Orange stuff on Dawanda! Here are my findings!

1. Necklace sunflowers
2. Fishes crochet applique handcraft
3. Lamm Polly
4. Lampwork Bead Frog
5. Handmade Hollow Glass Bead
6. Brooch Felted fox
7. My Little Pony Necklace
8. Goldfish Earrings
9. Carrots
11.Orange Gingham Heart Stud Earrings
12.Embroidered Cellphone Felt Case


Drifting away!

I am busy and I will be busy until next week. With work, with spending time with my aunt who is here for tree weeks from Germany, with the birthday from our Queen that we celebrate with a huge flee-market and a lot of fun and with making Driftwood jewelry!
I worked yesterday the whole day on some beautiful pieces and I want to make more!!!! I love to work with Driftwood and I will go have a new search for some driftwood soon. But it will have to wait until it all calms down a bit. In will list the driftwood I made yesterday in my Dawanda and Etsy shop this coming week but I will be a bit silence here. I wish everyone a great week with a lot of fun and smiles!


Evyy's Studio on Etsy!

Finally is Evyy's Studio also at Etsy! I have found Etsy years ago even before I found Dawanda. I love both sites very much but you can see clearly that you get other country with Dawanda than with Etsy.
Right now I omly have the wishingstars at Etsy, but I want to bring also some driftwood jewellery to Etsy in the future! You can find me here ! Please come and take a look and I hope I can bring a lot of joy in the world with my wishingstars!


On the first page on Dawanda?

Yes on the first page on Dawanda! When I was checking Dawanda this morning, I got a nice surprise when I suddenly saw the pink wishingstar! On this screenshot you have to look a bit but it's there! At first I was in shock and when that went away I was very happy. Dawanda has started a color collection special and at the front page is my pink wishingstar, the picture for the color pink! And I must say that it feels very glorifying. Maybe a bit stupid but every time someone gives me a compliment about one of my products or features a product I am very proud but also a bit shy. I still find it a bit weird at times that there are people that find my work great or wonderful. And on the other hand it's a lot of fun to see the wishingstar at the front page. Right now as I am typing this the picture is not at the front page but I hope it's comming back and will help in getting some of my wishingstars out there!


Preparations for Movie night!

Tomorrow night I am hosting an Movie night with some friends and colleagues. And that needs some preparations. I have got the food, drinks and the movie-stars! And what are you doing tomorrow night?

1. Popcorn Pendant
2. Vintage Sweets Print
3. Tin can magenet Lizard Redbull
4. Pepsi Crate Pendant
5. Alice in Wonderland Earrings
6. Notebook Audry


Let's shop!

After making sale after sale in Evyy's Supplies I ran out of a few items. So I went shopping today for some new supplies. And I have to say that's lots of fun. I spend over a hours walking, watching, counting and thinking at the supplies shop. And I found some fun and beautiful supplies. Today I listed some new Asian pendants and some pendants that I ran out off. More supplies like some more pendants but also some beautiful beads will be listed hopefully this week. So come and take a look at Evyy's Supplies.


Back to normal live!

It's alway a bit hectic around birthdays but now I went from 25 to 26 it's time to get back to the normal live. A fun week it was. I dear friend of my tried to get me very curious for my present. But instead that I went crazy she went crazy because I am very acceptant of waiting until I get it. And I must say a great gift it was!
And it was also much fun to see all those sales I made last week. I had 7 sales in my two shops! A few orders are already sent out, the rest will be sent out soon. And that means I have to get more supplies soon to fill up the shops again. I hope the sales will go one this way, it would make me very happy!
And what make me also very happy is that I stopped smoking a week ago and still going strong. I have been a bit cranky but it's still going very well. And as I have told before I don't have green fingers. Plants always die in my house. But that does not mean that I don't try. In the easterweekend I seeded some seads, and the are comming up as you can see in the picture! I am so proud at myself! And now I am going to do some housework before I go to work!


Birthday Flowers

It's my Birthday today! I am now 26 years old/young... So while I am waiting for the first people to show up, I have been searching on Dawanda for some great artist. And because the weather has been good al week I am in the mood for flowers. And there are a lot of beautiful flowers to be found on dawanda. Here are my flower findings! Enjoy!

1. Delicate Flowers
2. Retro Flowering Tree
3. Autumm Flowers
4. Flowers by Hillarie
5. Flower
6. Love flower
7. Flower
8. In the flower mountain
9. Blossem

Another early present: A beautiful blogger award!

Yes I have received my first blogger award! I received the beautiful blogger award from Jen from Miss Bohemia. Thank you very much Jen!

And with a award comes a obligation. I have to do the following thing:
1.Thank and link to the person that gave you the award.
2.Pass this award on to 15 bloggers you’ve recently discovered and think are fantastic.
3.Contact said blogs and let them know they’ve won.
4.State 7 things about yourself.

One down three more to go. As you can see it comes with a lot of work, being awarded!

1.Alice in Paris loves art and tea
2.Living in Zweden
3.Branch new by Mo
4.Dutch Handmade
6.Inspired by Charm
7.Kirin Notebook
8.Little Z handmade
9.Made by Muusa
10.Odd and Woolly
11.Tabitha Emma
12.Un nondo di mais
13.Blossom creations
14.Eloleo blogt
15.One red ribbon

And now the really hard part: state 7 things about myself
1. I can be really really lazy!
2. I stopped smoking last monday after smoking 7 years!
3. I don't have green fingers, plants always die in my house!
4. I love my driving license, it gives me a lot of freedom!
5. I listen to music late at night and very loud and sing along!
6. I don't weary any jewellery but would like to become more off a jewellery women!
7. I don't like people playing or touching my hear!


A early present!

I little while ago I took part in a give away. It was the first time I took part in a give away and I was very surprised to have won together witch someone else. And yesterday my little present arrived. A sweet rose brooch. It's a beautiful piece! I had some meetings in the evening and wore the brooch to these meetings. And a lot of people noticed my new brooch. So my big compliments to the maker Francesca, owner of the dawanda shop Un MonDo Di Mais! I am not a girl who wears jewellery much but this piece I will wear a lot.


Easter hunting finds

I am having a great easter here! Sleeping in, breakfast with pancakes, painting a closet, listening to music and surfing on Dawanda. Here is what I found on my Easter hunting!

1. Cerise Sami Style Bracelet
2. Affe, Velours-Motive zum Aufbügeln
3. A Fairy Ride
4. Zilver necklace with big silver color beads
5. Postkarte Schaf
6. Print Barbapapa


Birthday Celebration!

It's my birthday on april 10! I turn 26 that day, and off course I will celebrate that with family and friends. But a also want to celebrate this with the whole world. And with a celebration goes presents!
And because of this I offer free shipping on all my wishingstars! You can find the wishingstars in my shop Evyy's Studio . The free shipping is worldwide so everyone can enjoy this little present!

But what are those wishingstars? The wishingstar is a sweet star keychain. Every wishingstar hase a wish inside that's made up by the giver of the wishingstar. This makes the wishingstar a personal gift. And it makes the wishingstar a little present for every occasion. Example for birthdays but also as a note that you are thinking about someone in a difficult period. And the wishingstar is available in 10 colors!


From handmade to supplies

In january I opened Evyy's Studio. From that moment I started to fill up my shop more and more. But not just with handmade items, also with supplies. And while filling the shop more and more, I found that the handmade items got lost between the supplies. And after posting in the dawanda feedback forums I decided to open a second shop only for the supplies. I started yesterday with filling this supplies shop but I need more time to get everything there. A lot of work but I think it is the best the get the handmade items and supplies in there one shop.
So please take a look at Evyys Supplies! And of course at Evyys Studio!


Featured on Foundhandmade.com

One of my wishingstars is featured on Foundhandmade.com! It's great to see that other people love my work and I want to give a big thanks to the people of foundhandmade.com!

To see the blog of Foundhandmade.com look here.
To see the featured wishingstar look here.
And to see the shop of Evyy's Sudio look here.


Matroyshka's and Delfs blue: Hot or not?

I see them everywhere Matroyshka's. And Delfsblue products. And yes even a combination of the two. I even sell Delfsblue Matroyshka's beads in my shop. It looks like a hype that get's bigger and bigger every day. Today I got a folder of the store where a get my shampoo and soap and stuff like that. And even there you can find Matroyshka's right now. In other stores you can find all kinds of delfsblue products. From napkins to drink glasses. Keychains and boxes. al with matroyshka's or delfsblue designs.

And don't get me wrong, I think the most matroyshka's are very lovely and I am proud that i live in a country where the delfsblue comes from. But I am not very pleased with taking these products and make them a hype. Off course every store will sell the stuff the people wants and sells. But sometimes it is a shame to see these beautiful product taken over by cheap designs, materials and see it back in every kind of product.

So yes matroyshka's are hot and so is Delfsblue!

And what do you think: Is it a shame that these products are becoming a hype or are you in love with these hot items?


In love with some Ribbons.

I went into town yesterday to search some presents. I never found the presents but I found some great ribbons! The just have beautiful colors and texture. The flower ribbons are just so sweet. I love these simple designs. And the stripe ribbons has the most beautiful colors. Now I just have to think about what kind of things I will use these ribbons. One of the stripe ribbons will be used for a keyfob for myself. And They will come back in my shop as keyfobs or in other things.


New in shop: Flower keyfob

I just love this keyfob. The Flowerribbon is so lovely! I have to make one for myself soon, in the meantime I can search for keys to fit on the keyfob. Take a look in my shop Evyy's Studio or go directly to the Flower Keyfob