Monday, June 7, 2010

Amsterdam Etsy meeting fun


Finally back, it took me 5! hours to get back in Belgium! and I had not taken anything to craft on the train :(
but I bought the FLOW in Leiden, so I had a great magazine to spend the time with! (look out for te next issue, there is a special about Etsy!)

ok, my pictures, that is what you are waiting for!

I was so happy that the very sweet Martice and her boyfriend (martice.etsy.com) offered me a place to sleep. But not only me, Anastacia (www.L'accentnou.etsy.com) Brenda (www.L'ind├ęcise.etsy.com) and Judit (www.Vadjutka.etsy.com) were my roommates! I could not have planned it better!

Marta took us for a walk through a very cosy and beautiful Leiden, and Judit just had to have her fish (maatjesharing) and her beer :)







Judit, taking the most incredible positions, just to shoot the perfect picture!
Brenda, admiring the vintage dutch stuff...

Marta was so kind to invite Mat (Etsy admin) for a very yummie dinner at the border of the Herengracht Canal in Leiden.


Cheese and Wine and funny stories of the very beginning of Etsy, and the weather was with us! (too bad Matt did not bring his guitar, lol!)



it was late late late, but well, how many of these warm long evenings do whe have over here (In holland and Belgium)?
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A real Latouchables filled with euro's to spend on the fair :-)


Anna and her sweet sun Declan came to visit our booths (and so did lots more of fellow Etsy sellers)


Yes, that is Nicole of Babongo

Matt and me behind the booth of my very sweet boothbuddy Szusza from ZSBcreations.


Vadjutka's beautiful booth

Viltalakim organised a Felt-a-soap workshop at the meeting after the fair.
So we definitely went home with washed hands (and a sweet felted soap):-)



waiting for the late night bus in A'dam.


tired but still smiling!


glad to be home and make my kiddies happy with Sunday market Etsy presents!
(but that is for another blogpost)

pictures by me and Brenda (www.lindecise.etsy.com)

39 comments:

mamutopia said...

Lovely pictures, they make me smile! I'm glad you had a great time and it was so nice to see you in real life :)

Rita alias alatvian said...

Thank you so very very much for sharing!!!

Star of the East said...

Waaaahhhh I wish I could have been there, your dinner looks great!!

b*lota said...

looks like everyone had a blast! I was so sorry to have missed it.

Kreativlink said...

Ahhh! Looks like lots of fun! Thanks for sharing! :)

Morrgan said...

Just looking at the photos puts me in a good mood. :) Thanks for sharing!

ingermaaike said...

What a glorious day!

Swiedebie said...

Ooooo what fun to see the kids hold my recycled package. :D Are they thrilled to see the monsters?

I love Flow magazine and yes, will keep up with the next issue for the Etsy updates. Thanks for letting us know.

So glad that you enjoyed the day. I enjoyed it with such great company and you girls are so fun to be with.

Why am I snoring? Oh my... I didnt know I fell asleep @ the bus stop. How did I get home?
(((lol)))

kraplap said...

ohhh Greet so nice to see all these pictures you took ! You sure had a great Saturday; what fun ! and it was so good to see you all on Sunday ! I had the best time ever !

L'Ind├ęcise said...

Hey great post :)
I am happy to see the photos I took there and yours are also very pretty !

Valleimeisje said...

Dat zag er een gezellig en deugddoend weekendje uit! :-)

DeerLola said...

ooooooh ! I really enjoyed reading this post and looking at the pics. You guys clearly had a wonderful time. Very sorry I missed the A'dam fair but looking forward to seeing all of you again in Maastricht :)

vadjutka said...

we had such a great time, thanks for these photos!!!

next time everybody will be there :-)

Heartshapedcreations said...

It was a pure delight and joy taking a peek at the wonderful time you had, through your photos! Thank you so much for sharing!!!

karuski said...

Woow, lots of lovely crafts and crafty people around there! I so wish I could have been there with you guys:) Happy to see this post Greet!

ira said...

What beautiful beautiful photos on a beautiful day, I'm very jealous here Greet!!!!:)

MGMart said...

Lovely story and photos! You definately had a great time, I wish I was there!

ana carina said...

OMG. I'm jo jealous right now! I wish I could be with you all!!!!

Michelle said...

Oh I wish I could have been there,
feels like sooooo much FUN!!!

zsazsazsu said...

Love it ! Looks like a long holiday !!!!!!!!!!!! in a short
weekend only !

fel4u said...

OH !!! I loved reading your post Greet !!! I wish I was there too !!!

Tina said...

I really enjoyed this post, it looks like you had a great time, and so lucky to have such nice weather!

cri-cri said...

zag er heel funny uit...en ja Leiden is een heerlijk stadje en de flow hebben ze bij ons ook hoor greet :-)...
maar 5h is een lange rit :-(

Amoronia said...

It does look like you had a great time, and I'm so happy for you!

Dutch Apple said...

Dat zag er wel heel erg gezellig uit zeg! Vooral langs dat water, een hapje en een drankje. Heerlijk plekje moet dat zijn geweest!
Je gaf aan dat je die retro kopjes die ik in de kringloop had gescoord wel heel erg leuk vond.
Wanna "Swap"?

Groetjes!

His said...

Geweldige foto's! was er graag bij geweest, maar helaas...

Martice said...

where is the picture of judit talking with the fish guy who didn't like fish? :P

l'actrice said...

It's so much fun to see you all together in Amsterdam!
These are great pictures Fleur:-)

Babongo Handmade said...

Greet, what lovely pictures you took! We had a great time, let's do this again some time soon :)

matilda said...

I just love all of your photos! What a spirit , whata a fun!

Lucie said...

Wow! it looks like it was e fun meeting! Thank you for sharing!

L'Accent Nou - creative projects said...

Ahhhhh, Sweetie, what a wonderful time and memories! We had great time togeather! Wonderful post and I like this music I can listen in your blog! Also thanks for sharing your benneton girls picture! They are so beautiful!:)))

A big big big hug!
A***

creationsbyeve said...

Wow! it looks like it was a fun meeting!I wish
I was there too!! :)

gr8jewellery said...

What wonderful photos!!! You're making me so jealous! lol

ArtMind said...

Aahh, it looks fab! Wish I could have spend time with you guys before the fair too! It seems like we hardly had time to chat and while being on the fair, my mind is always occupied and distracted by so many things. See you soon at my craft party! :)

lucinda reemi turandot said...

oeh, i love the flow <3 and all those pretty extra things they give you, like little books and stickers, and... a lot!

i'm looking forward for the next one!

nice pictures from amsterdam! looks fun


love luci x.

LeelaBijou said...

Aww, lovely pictures! It can be seen you had a fantastic time :)

feyzadem said...

Now I am in your lovely blog and listening to music, such a funny photos :))

Dawn of LaTouchables said...

It looks like great fun--and I so wish I had been there!