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I just got a convo from Miss Hettie that she featured my Nightgown in her Monday Treasury:

Featured on EtsyIt would be great if you would leave a comment to this treasury and visit her shop!

I’m really proud to have made it to an Etsy treasury for the first time!!!



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Of course a birthday has a disadvantage: it makes older.

Luckily this gets compensated by great positive things: presents!

I was really blessed with great gifts this year. And just how I like ’em best: handmade. Bought handmade or handmade handmade.

And I’m sooo happy! These are such thoughtful gifts!

I just wanted to share them with you.


Don’t you just love those gifts? Husband gave me the statuette and handmade wallet (& purse), parents gave me the drawing and a friend gave me prints from her paintings (she just started her last year of the Royal Academy of Art from The Hague).

And on top of this, I got a wonderful music-mix from my friend, a lovely notebook and pen from my co-worker and a years bookazine subscription from my parents.

Was I spoiled or what?

Think those were the best (since almost all handmade) gifts ever! Just the way I like them!

But it got me all curious on the (birthday) gifts every one else in the craft- and art-world are giving away (and receiving!). Anyone willing to share?


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Last weekend I got confronted with the mess in my studio (http://sachakay.hartvanfrankrijk.com/?p=179). And decided to do something about it right away. It turned out to be a massive project: I worked on it every day of this week. What can I say? I’m thorough?

Sunday I started with dragging an old oak cabinet that was still standing in the barn into my studio (Thanks Dad!).

Then I went from a messy studio to an indoors landfill.



Of course I had help from Prince Lucius I, who was sending over his Zen from his new spot in front of the window.

There was a lot of stuff I said goodbye to:


And the result?


Thanks to my Dad for the cone-holder!!!


I’m so happy with my clean studio!

And look what I found:


Beautiful inspirational stuff!

And who knows how the rest of my house (and life!) will evolve? A friend of mine made me listen to Peggy Doolittle’s ‘De-junking Your Life’, I’m only at disc 2 from the 6…

She’s got really valuable and interesting things in her workshop. I really like the Laws of Stuff:

  • Stuff breeds;
  • Useless Stuff crowds out Good Stuff;
  • Dust loves Stuff;
  • Stuff loves to stay where it lands;
  • Over time, Stuff becomes invisible (to You, not to Others!!!);
  • Stuff will expand to fit the space available;
  • Stuff has a powerful effect on your mind;
  • Stuff doesn’t make you happy;
  • Over time, Stuff will make you unhappy.

    I just might attack my clothing-Stuff the first week of September.

    What will be your De-Junking project?


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    My Monday Moodboard:


    More items and more information on these items, you can find here: http://www.etsy.com/treasury_list.php?room_id=136238

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    It’s been a long time I haven’t been on Etsy. I just found that they changed something on the treasuries. I could just make one? Without any problem, watching clocks, counting, being too late, frustrated, going east or not?

    Anyways: I made a Treasury.


    Not too original, but hey: I was so overwhelmed to be able to make a treasury, that I wasn’t really prepared!


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    Moodboard - Feeling Blue

    This Monday’s moodboard: Feeling blue.

    Top left: FleurFatale  

    Top right: P8Accessories

    Bottom left: Gr8Jewellery

    Bottom right: ExoticFlavour

    All members of Etsy’s European Street Team.

    Gonna try and change my mood today to some fire red or something…


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    I just put my second Etsy listing online. I’m really proud to have a shop for two days with two items in it. But that’s probably only comprehensive for people who know me?

    The second listing is a reversible bag, with another bag to put inside it. They can both be used seperately.

    I named it ‘Paris a la Campagne’. The outer fabric is French and ‘Paris-like’. The interior is checkered red and white: the perfect fabric for a picknick in the country.

    The pattern of the bag was an existing one, but with some alterations, it got to be way nicer! Now you’ll be having four bags for the price of one.

    You have to take a look at the pictures to understand it.

    Outside bag:Paris a la Campagne - Checkered fabric outside - Sacha KayParis a la Campagne - French fabric outside - Sacha Kay

    Inside bag:

    Paris a la Campagne - Inside bag - Sacha KayParis a la Campagne - Inside bag - Sacha Kay

    To get more information on the bag (and be able to buy it;)) have a look at my Etsy listing:


    I think this bag most definately qualifies as ‘happy bag’. I know it’s able to put a smile to my face.


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