Tuesday, September 29, 2009

can you tell I'm totally into stamping these days?

This alphabet set is my best friend lately, it works fabulous!

Monday, September 28, 2009

must-see-monday : epicute

It's always fun to see a new entry on EpiCute : the cute food blog!

Warning: it makes you hungry too....

Saturday, September 26, 2009

weekly happy stats

Just a quick happy stats post, because I have to go to work. On Saturday? Yes, on Saturday! Poor me, but instead I had a day off yesterday so I shouldn't complain :) Bye!

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Have you ever seen a button tree?

The reason I bought this wooden tree was because it would be perfect for displaying my buttons at a craft fair. But now I think I'll keep it in my living room, because I totally fell in love with it! Maybe I can use it as a Christmas tree, or transform it into a birthday tree with my new little buntings, or use it for Easter.....endless possibilities!

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

must-see-monday : mochimochi land

I know, I know, this is a must-see-monday on tuesday... but I had to share it!

Have you already seen the tiny things series, knitted by Anna from Mochimochi Land? She knits the smallest things, from a tiny toothpaste and a tiny mailbox to a lollipop and this little forest:

Wow, I'm amazed someone can knit such small things! You can find all the tiny things on her blog.

Monday, September 21, 2009

The good, the bad and the craftymarkt

Last Sunday I took all my Mamutopia stuff to the Craftymarkt in Amsterdam. I had a great time: lovely weather (I even needed some sunscreen...yes, in september!), sharing a booth with Maartje from Tizzalicious, nice comments and meeting other sellers.

The only thing......my sales....they were nowhere to be found! Of course I did sell some of my products, but not as much as I hoped, or expected. It also wasn't that busy, although Tizzalicious did extremely well (and I'm really happy for her, I think I'm gonna be her assistent!). I don't know why, maybe it was just bad luck. Of course it makes you think about your work: is it stupid, too expensive, or bad looking? I got slightly worried, but on the other hand, the fairs I attended so far all went pretty well. So I try not to think or worry too much about it. In two weeks there's another craft fair...we'll see what happens there!

Apart from the sales it was so cool! I had a lot of fun with Maartje (we really have a similar taste!!), met the lovely Teresa from Beejoux with whom I'll be sharing a booth at the Sunday Market, talked to people I 'knew' online but had never seen before and I managed to take all my stuff ALONE by BIKE. That must have looked a bit silly: me with lots of bags and a huge backpack on a mint green bike :)

Oh I almost forgot, there actually is a good thing about not selling too much: I don't have to prepare a lot for the next fair :)

Sunday, September 20, 2009

If you don't know what to do today....

go visit the Craftymarkt in Amsterdam (Surinameplein, 11.00-17.00)!

See you!

Saturday, September 19, 2009

weekly happy stats

and I'm already off finishing my last things for tomorrow.

Happy weekend everyone!

Thursday, September 17, 2009

craft fair preparations

More party items from yours truly:

For the craft fair I already made some mini buntings, but now I also have these special cupcake buntings made from.... surprise surprise... a lot of cupcake liners! I used my favourite liners with red and white polka dots and strips. So let the party begin! :)

Hmm, I wonder if they actually sell, but I had a lot of fun making them. And if they don't, I'll use them for my own birthday, ha!

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

more work in progress

It's all about craft fair preparations these days! Last sunday I made a bunch of mini buntings and I'm quite happy with the result. I decided to call them 'vlaggenfeest' in Dutch, English translation will be... uhm ' flag fun'? I still need to make some more though, so what am I doing here? Oh and I'm planning to add them to my etsy as well (if I can find some spare time somewhere).

Monday, September 14, 2009


A somewhat different must-see-monday this time! I picked a new flickr group called ' What I wore today'. When I see the drawings in this group I really wish I could draw! My own drawings are awful, it still looks like a 3 year old is doodling :) I have tried to draw properly, but it's just a big failure I'm afraid. Sometimes I have these (simple) drawings in my head but when I sit down with a piece of paper it just won't work. Ah, I hate it!

I enjoyed this one made by Kate Cutrer:

Sunday, September 13, 2009

pincushion forest

Whoa, a pincushion forest!
I spent a whole sunday making these for my next craft fairs.

Saturday, September 12, 2009

weekly happy stats

new happy things!

Thursday, September 10, 2009

please recycle me!

On september the 20th I have a booth at the Craftymarkt in Amsterdam (together with Tizzalicious!). The theme of this craft fair is Plastique Fantastique and it's all about recycling. Of course you'd already planned to come and say hi, but there's an extra reason to visit....there are goodiebags available! I donated these little recycle friends with cute stamped tags :D

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

work in progress

Work in progress for two upcoming craft fairs

Monday, September 7, 2009

must-see-monday : lola goldstein

A new week, a new must-see-monday!

Need I say more?!

Teapot friend by Lola Goldstein.

She designs the cutest ceramics for your everyday use, from salt & pepper friends to a seed buddy. If you're in Amsterdam you can see (or buy) them at The Otherist.

Saturday, September 5, 2009

weekly happy stats

Pfff, what a week! It was extremely busy at work, so in the evenings I was too tired to spend much time online or working on mamutopia stuff. As a result I have an overflowing google reader, a neglected twitter and etsy, but strangely also a lot of inspiration! I haven't planned anything special this weekend, except for groceries :), so hopefully I can spend all my time on craft, online as well as offline. I'm really looking forward to it, because next week will be busy as well. Happy weekend everyone!

Friday, September 4, 2009

the best gift ever

Look what I got!
A cute, little, handmade cabinet and some really old sewing supplies.
I'm just in love with it <3

Wednesday, September 2, 2009


Tadaa, I made my first treasury west in Etsy!
This is just a screenshot, because it already expired.