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May 4, 2013

* Enjoying a little sunshine

I'm moving my blog; the new location of this post is: Studio Paars - Enjoying a little sunshine

Mijn blog verhuist; de nieuwe locatie van deze post is: Studio Paars - Genieten van het zonnetje


Today was a lovely sunny and summery day! It felt so good to finally sit in the sun wearing just a tanktop after this long winter (and I actually got a tad  sunburnt too!).

While sunbathing I made a bunch of these:

Vandaag was heerlijk zonnig en zomers! Het was zalig om eindelijk in een hemdje in de zon te kunnen zitten na die lange winter (ben zelfs een tikje verbrand!).

Tijdens het zonnebaden maakte ik wat van deze:

DSC_3163, a photo by HGK handmade on Flickr.

I add these to orders from my supplies shop. I used to have pretty business cards (from MOO; they are the best!) but at some point I ran out and thought: since I sell creative supplies, wouldn't it make sense to have something a bit more creative to make my customers remember me?

Ik voeg deze bij bestellingen van mijn materialen winkel. Vroeger had ik hele mooie visitekaartjes (van MOO; die zijn top!) maar op een gegeven moment waren die op en dacht ik: is het eigenlijk niet logischer om iets creatiefs bij mijn orders te voegen, aangezien ik ook creatieve materialen verkoop? 

DSC_3165, a photo by HGK handmade on Flickr.

So I came up with these. The paper I bought a long time ago because I loved it, but I had no idea what to use it for; the thread is vintage crochet cotton; I bought the tag punch on ebay recently and the lovely stamp is by Miss Honeybird (she sells on Etsy too and has a huge selection of the cutest stamps).

Other things that made me happy today were the apple blossom:

Dus bedacht ik deze. Het papier kocht ik lang geleden en had geen idee waarvoor behalve dat ik het mooi vond; het draad is vintage haakkatoen; de label pons kocht ik recentelijk op ebay en de geweldige stempel is van Miss Honeybird (ze heeft ook een Etsy winkel en verkoopt een heleboel superleuke stempels).

Andere dingen waar ik blij van werd waren de appelbloesem:

DSC_3174, a photo by HGK handmade on Flickr.

The cherry blossom (this is the first year it's blossoming and I can't wait to see if we'll actually have cherries!):

De kersenbloesem (hij bloeit nu voor het eerst en ik ben zo benieuwd of er kersen aan zullen komen!):

DSC_3176, a photo by HGK handmade on Flickr.

And a couple of pumpkins and beans I sowed:

En een paar pompoenen en bonen die ik zaaide:

DSC_3185, a photo by HGK handmade on Flickr.

Unfortunately the thriving little tomato plants I showed last week aren't doing very well, but I refuse to give up on them just yet:

Helaas gaat het niet zo lekker met de mooie tomatenplantjes die ik laatst liet zien maar ik geef ze nog niet op:

DSC_3187, a photo by HGK handmade on Flickr.

All in all it was a good day :)

Alles bij elkaar was het een mooie dag :)


  1. Love the tags. The tree is beautiful!

  2. I love your customer appreciation tags. I used these on my merchandise in my antique booth and the tags seem to propel people to buy versus a plain tag. I also sell the tags. I envy you your sunshine, We are usually basking in the sun, but this year we have had chilly wet weather. Good luck with the tomatoes. I had my first tomato and mayonnaise sandwich today - it was delicious!

  3. Your plants look a lot like mine. :) I think I planted mine too early. The weather didn't turn warm and they sat too long on my counter. I like the idea of the tags. I may have to make me some.

  4. Good to know that you are enjoying sun. Here in India, it's so hot that one can rarely be out for more than a few minutes.

    Continue to shower your love on the tomatoes and I am sure they'll spring back! And those tags are really cool!

  5. I love the tags! I'm hosting a new linky party at

    I would love to have you!

  6. Great tags. You did an excellent job.

  7. Those tags are beautiful!!! A few of my tomatoes look like that too :) I would love for your to join in THE Pin it Party with your most pinnable posts & The Weekend Block Party (where you can link up your facebook, twitter, bloglovin, intagram, and pinterest - so bloggers can stalk you ALL over social media) both going on now at One Organic Mama.

  8. Those tags are so colorful! I love bright colors, and then you showed that lovely apple blossom in soft pink! I love soft pink too!! Happy you're happy. And isn't it fun to play with color!?
    Thanks again for linking to my pary,

  9. AnonymousMay 20, 2013

    The tags are beautiful.. Love the idea.. Gorgeous colours too.. Thank you for dropping by at Colours Dekor :)

  10. Tags are soo pretty! The handmade touch is way nicer than professional business cards, too. :) Stopping by from Truly Lovely!

  11. those tags turned out SOOO cute! How fun to put those on your orders. Emily @ Nap-Time Creations

  12. AnonymousJune 11, 2013

    The tags are perfectly gorgeous! thanks for sharing on craft schooling sunday, wonderful to see you!

  13. AnonymousJune 12, 2013

    Found you on Made by Me! Wednesdays. Your tags are so cute! I'm sure your customers love getting them.

  14. Thanks!
    I hope my customers like them as much as you :)