{nifty thrifty sunday #83 & review}

November 11, 2012

Welcome to this week’s {nifty thrifty sunday}!

How is your weekend going?
We’re busy celebrating my hubby’s Birthday and are just relaxing to fill up the batteries for another week of work. ;)

Today I want to introduce you to an absolutely cute etsy shop. Esther from Happy in Red is a fellow European Blogger from the Netherlands and has some mad skills when it comes to crocheting and sewing!

It was love at first sight between the pleated bag and I . Well, at least from my part. I left a comment on Esther’s blog, telling her how much I loved the bag and asked if she was willing to sell one to me. After a few emails back and forth, we decided on a trade. A beautiful handmade bag for me and some German chocolate & candy for Esther. Sounded like a pretty good deal to me! ;)

The bag arrived at my doorstep wrapped in a cute package and a personal note:

I just love everything about this bag — the fabric (inside & out), all the little details and pleats.

I’ve been carrying this bag around to work and out & about and have gotten all sorts of compliments for it. What makes it even more special to me, is the fact that I am the only one in Germany owning this beauty. ;)

Here are some of the beautiful items in the store:




Happy in Red is offering free worldwide shipping on all crochet items!

Use “HAPPYHOLIDAYS2012″ at checkout to use the discount.
Offer is good through December 31st!

Here are some of my favorites from last week’s {nifty thrifty sunday}:

{1} A Pumpkin & a Princess: Easy Salted Caramel Turtles

{2} Domesticity and Doctrine: Pretty DIY Face Powder


{3} Miss Lovie: Fall Scarves

{4} Little Inspiration: Pumpkin Cinnamon Smoothie


{5} Brooklyn Berry Designs: DIY Yellow Toaster

{6} Dukes & Duchesses: Mini Monogrammed Butter Pats


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  2. Link up anything you’ve created.  ..crafty, DIY, recipe, before and after, decorating, anything creative.. Please no etsy shops and giveaways.
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  4. Please grab the {nifty thrifty sunday} button and link back to me somewhere on your blog.
  5. Please check out the link before you and leave some comment love. :)
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  1. Thanks a bunch for hosting the party! I love those bags from Happy In Red, very lovely. Have a beautiful week :)
    Nicole recently posted..Chewy Eggnog CaramelsMy Profile

  2. Thanks for the feature, Vanessa! You’re the best! :)

    Love the bags!!
    Angie recently posted..Create & Inspire Party 11/09My Profile

  3. Thank you for hosting Vanessa! Happy in Red makes some awesome stuff!
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  4. Thanks for hosting Vanessa!!!
    Taryn @ Design, Dining + Diapers recently posted..Featuring you from Happy Hour #9!My Profile

  5. Those butter pats are SO cute I definitely need to try that. thanks for the party
    marissa recently posted..Hair Goodies Swap & Team Pride Hair Clip TuteMy Profile

  6. Thanks for featuring my candy! I hope you’re having a great weekend!
    Crystal recently posted..Pilgrim Treat BoxesMy Profile

  7. Thanks so much for hosting! Have a lovely day ;)

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  8. Thanks for the party! I hope you visit my blog and see my new look!
    Diana Rambles recently posted..Fiesta Lime ChickenMy Profile

  9. Thank you so much for hosting! :)
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  10. Thanks so much for the party Vanessa!!
    Christine recently posted..Felt Xmas Ornaments!!!My Profile

  11. Thanks so much for featuring my butter pats, Vanessa!
    Randi-Dukes and Duchesses recently posted..A Spa Party with #NIVEAmomentsMy Profile

  12. Those bags are so cute! Thanks so much for hosting the party!
    Tuula recently posted..Making Over a Coffee Table MakeoverMy Profile

  13. Linking up again this week — thanks for hosting!
    Have a wonderful week!
    Hugs from Portugal,

    Ana Love Craft

  14. Thanks for Hosting Vanessa. I love the bags.
    Janet recently posted..Elegant Fall Dinner for TwoMy Profile

  15. What a GORGEOUS bag! I love the colors! Thanks for hosting, Vanessa! :)
    Ami Allison recently posted..Free Christmas PrintableMy Profile

  16. In love with that bag!! Thanks for hosting Vanessa, enjoy the rest of your weekend!!
    Veronica recently posted..Christmas PillowcasesMy Profile

  17. Gorgeous bag Vanessa!! Don’t you just love one-of-a-kind items?? As always, thanks so much for hosting another wonderful party.….….hope you have a wonderful weekend!!!

  18. Hello Vanessa,
    Happy birthday to your husband! Nice post about Esther’s beautiful creations, your bag is a good choice!
    Elisabeth Andrée recently posted..dressed up vases with flowersMy Profile

  19. Hi Vanessa, thanks for hosting :)
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  20. Thanks for hosting Vanessa!
    Ashley recently posted..Seventh Generation Facial TissueMy Profile

  21. Hey Vanessa! Happy In Red looks so cute! Thank you for hosting each week!
    Leslie recently posted..Tuscan MeatloafMy Profile

  22. Oh my gosh, I LOVE your new bag!!!
    Mindy recently posted..DIY Bamboo Bread BoardsMy Profile

  23. happy in red ’ makes beautiful stuff and has a nice blog ! i like to visit her! blog !

  24. thanks for hosting Vanessa have a great week
    ARod recently posted..Sunday SocialMy Profile

  25. Hi, Vanessa. Thanks for hosting! Have an awesome week. And, I agree. That bag is super cute!
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  26. Thanks for hosting. Happy to link up again
    Christie — Food Done Light recently posted..Mini Apple Pecan PiesMy Profile

  27. Hi Vanessa, Thank you for hosting this party. I Love your bag, what fun material and colors!
    Wanda Ann

  28. Thank you so much for hosting! I love that bright floral bag from Happy In Red :)

    xoxo, Tanya
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  29. Thanks for hosting such a great party…have a wonderful week!

  30. This was my first time linking up — thanks for having me
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  31. Thank you for hosting! Wishing you a beautiful week. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse
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  32. Melly Schug says:

    Oh! the bag was my favorite here I love the color and it’s just perfect for my taste.
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  33. Thank you for featuring my DIY face powder!
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  34. Vanessa, thank you so much for leaving a sweet note.…I grew up in northern Germany (still miss the pretty countryside and good food) Our home is in Texas — I just started blogging and really enjoy it. Vielen Dank und auf Wiedersehen!
    Moni ~ Zu Haus at Home recently posted..Let’s get craftingMy Profile

  35. Thank you for the party! Imma browse some pretty links :)

  36. Hi Vanessa, thanks for hosting. A pleasure to join in. Huge party this week !

  37. Thank you for hosting. Great features this week. I especially like the fall scarves. I’m looking forward to checking out the links.


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