Jingles and holdalls

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Next Monday is Queen’s Day (Koninginnedag) here in Holland. It’s a national holiday and a big party all day for most people. You are also allowed to sell things on the street. People get up early tape off a square of the pavement and set up shop. I’m going down to Amstelveen with neighbours to sell goods together. I’m selling hand made bags and purses made from stash scraps.

Here’s some shots of the first few – no straps yet and ‘scuse the wrinkles!

A good way to use up scraps.

Me and the better half have also had some fun making jingles for the radio show I co-host on Mondays, English Breakfast Radio. Amsterdam’s only English language radio show. (That’s him looking all mysterious and sexy in the photos next to the track!)

They’re for two of our regular segments: Dutchies You Should Know (Particular Dutch people of interest) and Around the World (The quirky, the strange, the downright hilarious news stories from around the world).

Hope they make you smile.

See what other clever cookies are doing over here.


8 responses »

  1. Loving the scrap busting! Cool creations!

  2. What a fantastic way to build a community spirit, street stalls on the Queen’s birthday. Love it. Happy sewing & selling, love Posie

  3. Opps, that was mean to be under Posie x x

  4. “Queens Day” sounds like such a fun day. Wandering about all the little neighbourhood “shops” would be lovely. Have fun! Your purse is adorable. x

  5. LOVE the bags especially the first one:)

  6. Oh you’re going to have a ball on Koninginnedag!!! Make sure that you get up early, allow yourself lots of time to go shopping and whatever you do, wear ORANGE!!!

  7. queens day sounds awesome! wish i were in holland! love your purse, and enjoyed reading your blog today! mezz

  8. awesome – I look forward to the low down afterwards!


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