Monday, 21 December 2009

Monday Moodboard

The Blue Rider, a beaded necklace by La Touchables
Multicolour Crocheted Cardigan by Subrosa123
Falling leaves - mustard yellow crochet fingerless fairy mitts by Vaisto
Striped Concave ring by Platinat

You can see more Monday Moodboards at Fleurfatale's blog.

Monday, 14 December 2009

Monday Moodboard

I so enjoy these colours, they bring so much warmth in these cold winterdays.
Blue Anna Hoops by Fleurfatale
Indigo gloves by Afra
Fake Sapphire Fur Cowl by PlaskDesign
Roses are pink boho chic textile Indian necklace by Barbarix

You can see more Monday Moodboards at Fleurfatale's blog.

Saturday, 12 December 2009


Every now and then one of my treasuries hit the frontpage of Etsy. This means the people included get a lot of exposure. Yay!
Yesterday this treasury hit frontpage. Congrats to all featured.

Monday, 7 December 2009

Monday Moodboard

Red Chakra - Blank Art Book by Artreasury
Handsewn Fabric Roses by GiftsandStars
Delicate Pink Chessboard Ring by LeelaBijou
Ceries Leather Bag by Ira Grant

Monday, 23 November 2009

Monday Moodboard

Would you like to see more Monday Moodboards? Visit Fleurfatale's blog here.

Friday, 20 November 2009

Secret Santa has arrived!

Some members of the European Streetteam on Etsy are playing the Secret Santa game, hosted by Mitsy from Artmind, chief Secret Santa.
Everyone who takes part in this game will make one or more gifts for someone else. The person you are making a gift for doesn't know that it's you who's making the gift, that is the secret part of the game. In order to know more about the person you're making a gift for, we all had to fill out a questionaire. The only one who knows all the secrets is Mitsy, she blogs about this regularly. 
Anyway, yesterday a package was delivered at my house. I was really excited. And curious of course. I figured it was my secret santa package, because I didn't order anything on Etsy this week.

 I decided to open it right away.

My goodness, my secret santa, Maartje aka Mamutopia spoiled me! I was so happy with all the gorgeous little presents. I felt like a child in a candystore.

Thank you Maartje for the lovely presents and a big thank you to Mitsy for organising this lovely game.

Thursday, 19 November 2009

Flower Garden

I am so in love with this Flower Garden necklace. I made it some time ago, but it hasn't sold yet, so I figured the pictures weren't right, because it can't be the necklace... ; ) Here's one of the new shots I took:

And here are some more fabulous pieces by some of my European Etsy colleagues:

From left to right, top to bottom:
Afghan Winds by Staroftheeast
Lola vintage lace necklace by Matilou
Olive and Wood necklace by Fleurfatale
Necklace reclaimed vintage brooch by Huismus
Mother of Pearl necklace by LeelaBijou
Grey pink recycled necklace by polindim

Saturday, 14 November 2009

Happy Frances, happy Babongo

On 15th October 2009 I started this blog by hosting a give away.

It was won by Frances J Melhop aka enchantedpond and matchstickgirl on Etsy. She is one amazing photographer and creative mind, who has been chosen as one of the worlds 200 best ad photographers by Luerzers Archive 2008/2009!

Frances let me know she was thrilled about winning a 'lovely' and 'dreamy' butterfly mobile. Being the amazing photographer that she is, she shot this gorgeous pic of her upcycled butterflies hanging from a big skylight in her kitchen.

I am totally in love with her kitchen and in awe about this picture. Thank you Frances for letting me use this picture.

Monday, 9 November 2009

Monday Moodboard

Do you love these wonderful creations by my EST friends as much as I do?

Pommes d'Amour Vase Fillers by lapomme
Rowena. Simple beautiful hearth with Rowanberrie by Birribe
Mini Earth - Azurite, Malachite and sterling ring by Jealousydesign
Tan Pebble Studs by lilarubyking
FOREST cobweb felted thin scarf wrap felt by manonknits
Army Green Capelet / Gloves Set by afra
Fold Top Shoulder Bag - Sage Green Taffetta with Vintage Crochet Leaves by StarBags
Sexy shorts with silver piping by MirthQuakeClothing
Dreaming- bracelet with white vintage lucite beads by Karuski

Would you like to see more Monday Moodboards? You can visit FleurFatale's blog here

Thursday, 5 November 2009

Treasury on FP Etsy

This treasury was on the FP on Etsy last night. I think it was well deserved because these artists featured are just amazing.

Monday, 2 November 2009

Monday Moodboard

Check out these gorgeous creations by my friends from Europeanstreetteam on Etsy

Autumn comes locket by Momochas
Hoot Hoot Handpainted Clutch by SiyahBeyaz by littleblackdress
Wavy wristwarmers by P8 Accessories
my orb pillow by Psarokokalo
Chocolate Flowers necklace by Fleurfatale
Small - 1 - Mini art feeling by Artmind 

Would you like to see more Monday Moodboards, check out FleurFatale's blog here

Friday, 23 October 2009

And the winner is....

So, today I will anounce the winner of my give away! Scroll down if you want to read more about it. I thought it would be nice to show you part of the process of making these mobiles.
Here are some pics:

A big pile of plastic bags, I collect them by asking coworkers, family, friends to not throw them away. Even though I refuse plastic bags in stores myself, it's not a problem at all to get plastic bags. Did you know between 500 billion and a trillion plastic bags are consumed worldwide each year? That's quite a lot of mobiles ;)

This is the result of fusing and cutting the bags.

These branches all fell from trees nearby our house. We are so fortunate to live near a forest.

Now back to the winner of the give away. How many plastic bags did I use? You might be surprised to hear that I used 14 different plastic bags to make this lovely mobile.
This means that Matchstickgirl has won! Congrats, Frances! You will find a mobile like this one: 

in your mailbox soon. And thanks to everyone who entered. I thought this was so much fun!

Thursday, 15 October 2009

First blogpost by Babongo

My very first blogpost! To celebrate this first post, I'm organising a give-away, which I personally love. To participate you have to guess how many plastic bags are used in this mobile: The person who guesses right, will receive a mobile like this one: You can enter by commenting below until 23rd October