Last Sunday, I went to the Handmade in Belgium market in Hasselt, where many lovely creative people were selling their goodies.  When I heared about it, it reminded me of ‘Hoera! Hip handwerk’ (which I posted about here, there’s a new edition this weekend and I might go and spoil you with photos again), so I really wanted to go and check out all the pretty stuff.  It was quite dark and crowded so not that easy to photograph, but I tried to give you a good impression of what I saw and which were my favourites.  I really loved the location by the way, and all the items looked so beautiful and were represented in the best way.  I think everyone did a great job and I look forward to the next edition (when I hopefully will have some many to spend, unlike this time… but I’ll tell you more about that later!)  I added links to the photos wherever I could remember the names, so feel free to check them out!

Queen Nefertete

Col Claudine, these were my absolute favourites!  They sell gorgeous peter pan collars, made out of leather, unique buttons and silver chains, so you can wear them as a necklace.  I’m so bummed but there’s no way I can afford them with my student budget, but maybe I need to save up to get one, because this could easily spice up any outfit!

Workshop Leuven, another one of my favourites.  I’ve been looking into sewing classes but haven’t really found anything until I met these girls!  They give ‘workshops’ instead of weekly lessons, where you pick a model from their catalogue and learn how to make it in one day or two or three afternoons, depending on what you like.  You can even make an appointment with two or three girlfriends, you don’t necessarily have to take the classes with strangers.  I know I’ll be trying this as soon as my friends and I can pick a date!


A little list of designers of which I don’t have a photo, but which you should check too: studio superstuff (I loved their Old town romance earrings), va-tout (their structured porcelain earrings were my favourites), and so-on concept (gorgeous earrings shaped like grandma’s best china).

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  1. Plutôt la vie de Melanie September 1, 2011

    Ziet er zoo leuk uit! En wat een mooie dingen! Je mag me de volgende keer meenemen ;)

  2. Elien September 1, 2011

    Leuke post! Ik was ook van plan even een kijkje te nemen maar het is er niet van gekomen.. Ik zou vooral gegaan zijn voor Queen Nefertete aka Luci, een vriendinnetje, maar die collars zien er ook wel superleuk uit! Maar een beetje duur?

  3. Shanah September 1, 2011

    Lijkt me echt supertof :) Het is wel een leuk initiatief. Zouden ze hier in Brussel ook eens mogen organiseren van mij!


  4. Phara September 6, 2011

    Oh ziet er zo gezellig uit!


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