Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Craftparking 2009: A Wonderful Experience!

This past Sunday (08/16), several members of the European Street Team in Etsy attended to Craftparking 2009.

It was a wonderful experience for me. I had the chance to meet the fantastic people from the team. I feel so lucky, I could share a great time with all these extraordinary friends.

My boyfriend, Jaime, and I took two planes (and three trains lol) all the way from the Canary Islands to Netherlands. We had lovely time there, we really enjoyed Maastricht (very beautiful city).

Jaime had the interesting idea of recording as much as he could, the Craftparking event. And as a result, he made this video you can see in this post (which moved me after watching it). He hopes you like it too.

The atmosphere of the craft fair was fun and exciting. Here I show you some pictures I took (well, Jaime did, haha), these are the lovely people I had the luck to meet:

Karla (

Veerle (

Myrte (

Maartje (

Ina (

Greet (

Yes, I know, she is not in the picture, sorry! She was busy attending a customer but you can see her wonderful table here :)

Petronella (

Here you can see her lovely table (she was buying) :)

Mitsy (

Kerrin (

And here is my table :)

When the fair finished, we went to have dinner to a very nice restaurant. We had a wonderful time, we could chat, laugh and we could say good bye to our deeply loved friend Kerrin (who will be coming back home soon).

I want to thank Vanessa (Kerrin´s friend) for her great help all the time and for being such a wonderful person. You are such a "jewel", you make everything sparkling with your personality.

For Kerrin: all the team members are going to miss you a lot. You know you are very loved here and I hope your future will be full of happiness.

Thank you to the charming Mitsy for all your help, and also to Kim!

To all of you, It was great to meet you! (including Nicole from, we had a wonderful time, and I hope to meet you some day again.


Marian said...

Fun indeed! Y en que idioma hablamos ahora?
Llegaron bien de retorno a su hogar. Me alegro. Lastima no haber tenido mas tiempo para mostrarles un poco mas de Limburg. Para otra vez entonces.A ver adonde nos encontramos la proxima. Yo voto por Canarias y de paso nos quedamos a tomar sol, playa... ni loca salto en agujeros como Jaime. Erik dice que si, que hace el macho.
Bueno, que nos seguimos leyendo!

Saludos y buen fin de semana!

ArtMind said...

Aww, what a wonderful post, Maria! I loved the video that Jaime made - that must haven been quite some work to edit too!
I think it all looks really good and I hope we can do this again sometime! :)

Kreativlink said...

Yay! What fun to see that fair report! So cool, thanks a lot for letting "us others" take part too! :)

ingermaaike said...

Wow, as if I was there. What a great post!

baahar said...

Many thanks for the video .. loved it. And the background music is just great :)

ayatasarim said...

wow:) you all look great dears:) I am so happy seeing you all with your gorgeous works:)

Star of the East said...

I'm asuming that it is a youtube video as I can't see anything, except some white space :(
But lovely pictures!

mamutopia said...

Hi! The video is lovely! Say thanks to your husband for filming us :) Too bad I missed you, but next time I'll come and say hi!!

karlita said...

love it!! And i so loved meeting you and your B-friend!

viltk said...

Hi Maia and Jaime ,
I am so glad you have thought about filming at the fair! I just watched it with my youngest daughter Janna, who was very fond of the music you have edit to the film!! "I love this music mamma, can we watch it again? "

Hope to meet you again, someday, some where.....

kraplap said...

Hi Maria ! Jaime did a great job; it's a lovely film ! It was great fun meeting each other, don't you think ? We had a lovely time and also after the fair in the restaurant. Big kisses from me, also for Jaime !

ira said...

Oh Maria, this a really wonderful post and with the video? PERFECT! I wish I was there....
and thank you for sharing this experience:)

ana carina said...

Ohhhhhhhhhh!!!!!! I loved the movie!!!! Thank you for sharing!!
You're ALL GORGEOUS, oh my oh my!!

Nicole said...

A fabulous post! Great pictures and greater words to go with them. I am so jealous of all of you! :)

X by Leina Neima said...

Oh, you have had wonderful time, really good video... I hope next time to meet you, this is so exiting...

MirthQuake said...

Jaime is the best!!!!
It looks wonderful. Love what he did with the saying hi, and everything.
(when he suggested his idea of the video I rudely asked: "Is it free?" I couldn't imagine anyone doing this for free-just wonderful)
It was wonderful to meet you two too!! Pity I couldn't come to dinner.

Elise said...

Hello, I really wanted to leave a comment for you, to say how cool it's been having a read of your posts and looking at your pictures today.

Really enjoyed my visit - you write really well !

Best wishes and thank you.

Paperfection said...

Thanks for sharing this! Would have loved to be there. Nice to see that video and taste the atmosphere a bit!!

Kaja said...

Oh! I wish I could have been there!

Stéphanie Kilgast said...

Oh wow! How cool! I wish I could have been there with you! Maybe next year, who knows?
Gorgeous stands everyone! :)

vadjutka said...

Thanks so much for this great videa - I felt like being there, and meeting you!

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