Saturday, February 21, 2009

Holland trip and mini EST meeting

Recently I had the supreme good fortune to travel to Holland for 10 days to stay with my best buddy Vanessa (fellow kiwi lass living with a dutchman there) ... it was much needed time out!! I want to share with you my meetings of some very special ladies from the EST (europeanstreetteam on Etsy) .. 10 days wasn't long enough in the end and I missed the chance of meeting more, but maybe we'll have a EST convention after all this year, who knows!

First of all Vanessa and I travelled to the city of Schiedam (near Rotterdam) to meet up with Liz of AgapeBridal. Liz is a super gorgeous Singaporean lady (and she is just as lovely and sweet as she appears on the thread!) married to a dutchman. Liz's husband stayed up the night before to make chocolate muffins, especially for our visit .. how sweet is that?! Dear Liz made us the yummiest shepherds pie for lunch too!

I had recently (before going) purchased a few gorgeous items from Liz's etsy shop (AgapeBridal) and I asked her to wait and give them to me on this day!! We had the honour of seeing Liz's wedding album (which is in the form of an amazing hardcover book) ... extremely beautiful photo's with touching words throughout. I'm not at all ashamed to share with you that both Vanessa and I cried over one part of the album, it was breathtaking.

This is a photo of Liz and I .. you know, I actually felt short over in Holland but I was feeling kind of tall that day when I met Liz ;)


A few days later we travelled to the city of Eindhoven to meet up with Mitsy from Artmind and and Myrte from Mirthquake and MirthQuakeClothing. Goodness me, I don't think Eindhoven has heard such laughter from a group of girls for a long time! Seriously, we met, me sat, we talked and talked and laughed and talked and giggled and talked and laughed some more!! It was the best time i'd had in such a long time ... our jaws were hurting from all the laughter! They'd (the cafe/restaurant) NEVER have believed us if we told them it was our first time meeting each other. Myrte gave us all gorgeous buttons from her shop and Mitsy had baked very special biscuits for us all .. totally yummy! Two more truly awesome, sweet, lovely and gorgeous girls from the EST team!!

These are photo's from that day .. I must just point out that in the first one I am wearing my jewellery purchases from dear nanouke. Stylish and funky stuff eh what!!

I came back feeling refreshed and was immediately swept up in masses of hugs and kisses from the kids .. nice to know I was missed!!


20 comments:

ingermaaike said...

It gives me such a kick knowing it was such a fun time you all had!

ira said...

I can see that you had a wonderful time in Holland Kerrin and especially with the girls!:)

karuski said...

Fun fun! I wish I was there with you girls:)

-minna

LeelaBijou said...

It seems like you had a lot of fun! :)

ArtMind said...

Haha, I had a big smile on my face when I read this! You're a beautiful person, Kerrin, and I'm so happy that we had a chance to meet!
I wish you would live next door really! :)
My jaws have recovered from laughing by now! :)

antigoni said...

it's all over your post that you had a great time! well done ladies!!!

Kreativlink said...

It's so lovely to see you all having so much fun togehter! :)

fleurfatale said...

ooh, you met a lot of etsians!
you must have had lots of fun!!!!

kraplap said...

I wish I had been there too !

Star of the East said...

Looks like you had such a fun time!! Thanks for sharing :)

creationsbyeve said...

how wonderful it is to meet other ESTians in person!You look so happy all!

MirthQuake said...

Yeah it was something special. I still have a smile on my face thinking about it!!

AgapeLiz said...

I have a real great time with you, Kerrin & Vanessa! : ) Both of you are so sweet, friendly and warm and very humourous too. My hubby is so happy that you ate his muffins. LOL! Thanks for the compliments! : ) I just can't wait to give the tray to my mother-in-law. Her birthday is still sometime away. My hubby loves the beautiful and lovely tray! : ) It is absolute gorgeous!

Bayberry Roost said...

Very cool Kerrin! I've never met another etsian, well except the friends who I knew before Etsy and they now have Etsy shops.

fel4u said...

WOW !! I am jealous!
I wish I was there with you too.

Nicole said...

Oh you're so lucky! I hope to start meeting some of the Norwegian artists... eventually!

aysetugrul said...

I wish that one day all we can meet together in somewhere

Natalia Designs said...

WOW! Lucky you, Kerrin!

Paperfection said...

Such fun!

l'actrice said...

It's beautiful to see you all being so happy together!