Wednesday, April 20, 2011

So...

Not the usual spread of chaos today but a bit of European blah, blah, blah live from Bruges. I've hopped around Holland, exhausted my euros and I am only just surviving six days without my craft room. Although the withdrawl symptoms have been pretty dire - comforted only by some serious stash therapy... As promised the low-down on my tottering around...

I was in Ede for a few days and was able to drown my no craft room blues with a visit to the yummy scrummy shop De Craftorij.

What can I say??? Just oodles of all things wonderful. You name it, they got it, I want it and almost bought it. I spent hours in a semi-comatosed state - you can never look at too much prettiness.


The next day it was onto the huge stamp and craft fair, Art Specially. I was in overload (and overspend) mode and had the most fabulous time...

...which was topped by meeting up with my Dutch friend Franka who blew me away with this wonderful gift.
This is us looking all very happy and smiley - who wouldn't????? Thank you Franka - it is so beautiful - see more about us, her trip and the book on her blog here! I just love it and cannot wait to fill it with crafty makes.

Also got to see Cheryl from Ten Seconds Studio doing her very best Dutch Maid look....
I was sooooo happy to be able to get all grubby with a free make and take which delivered these tags...

I can just about make it until tomorrow when I'll be back on home turf, bathing in my new goodies... oh joy of joys.


So there you go - that was a peek into my life...Enjoy the fab sun and I'll be around soon... loving you and leaving you with this great Oh so Dutch cow card I saw...

Sarah.

17 comments:

Ohhh Snap said...

Love the cow card! What a fabulous trip you are having, so many goodies! BTW, back in 1968 I "helped" the guy in the Bruges bell tower play "mary had a little lamb". Oh how I miss Cheese Crouqettes!

Dragon said...

What a fabulous trip!!!! You look very happy and so does Franka...have a great week
Frankie
xx

Franka Benjaminsen said...

Hi Sarah. Hope you enjoy your trip to Brugge (B) and hope you don't miss your craftroom to much.
xFranka

okienurse said...

Sounds like you had an awesome trip! Lots of fun meeting with friends! Lovely gift Franka gave you. Isn't Cheryl a hoot met her and her daughter a couple of years ago at a show. Thanks for sharing Vickie #28

Helen said...

You have obviously had (are having) a super time, and no wonder. Hope you get back to your craft room soon, then we can see all your new goodies!

Julia Dunnit said...

Wow, fab photos..looks like a great hol - and what fab weather. I wonder how the conventions differ here to there? return home enhanced by the thought of new stuff - perfect holiday then!

karen said...

Sounds like you are having a great holiday! That store in Bruges looks amazing!! And the craft fair could do a lot of damage to my wallet!
So even though you are away from your craft room, I think you will be coming back with lots of new stash and ideas!
xoxo Karen #43

Tertia said...

Sounds like a wonderful trip! I can't wait for my trip to Chicago in July to go to CHA. Enjoy your new stash.

Cardarian said...

Another fantastic post! Love all the photos from your travel and also the ones from the store and fair! Uhh that store - I think I would want to sleep in there! Never ever leave it! Huh!
Lots of hugs,
Cardarian

Cauliflower Cupcake said...

You seem to be having a great time. It's alright to be away from your craft room if you are out buying hoards of new stash - but after 6 days I think I too would be having a few withdrawal symptom's!!!
Rebecca (44)

Lesley said...

What a fabulous gift Franca made for you Sarah. And what an amazing craft store!!
Fab post to read.
Lesley x

Angie said...

Looks like you had an AMAZING time ... a fantastic shop ...and a Fair ... thats overload for the purse.

Andria said...

Happy WOYWW,WOW sounds like my kind of holiday, would love to go to a big fayre and some gorgeous creations too.
Andria #32

Chrissy said...

Looks like a fab trip. Enjoy your new stash!
Chrissy #93

Angelfish said...

Thankyou for sharing your holiday with us:)
Fiona x

Sunshine Girl said...

Oooh to say I am slightly envious is an understatement! Looks like you are having a fab time - cant wait to see what you create with all your new goodies when you get home.

TAM said...

WOW what a fabulous looking shop - that together with the craft show would leave my credit card in shock I think - looks like you've had a brilliant time