Handmade with Love Creations
This is me with a flower dress. If you look carefuly you'll see it's a flower placed in front of my own skirt. Picture taken by my dad in their garden.
Vcrea (V from Virginia, crea from creative) was created in 2010 when my son and I decided to sell our creations on Queen's Day. Spending so many hours crafting, painting, baking.., at one point we had so many things that we thought it would be fun to put them on sale. The creations were a success, after which we quickly visited the fairs. Super fun. The first website was created with Artisteer. Then I created a Magento web store. After that I used an easy webshop online. I'm like an octopus, if you ever seen one opening a jar.
Vcrea officially started in May 2011, where an interview for the Chamber of Commerce magazine followed shortly after registration with the Chamber of Commerce. Even at the registration I sold a jewelry piece, can you imagine. Within 2 years we had been on many fairs and had many shops selling Vcrea jewelry. At its peak, Vcrea had around 22 points of sale in the Netherlands and Belgium, before switching to large companies such as Jamin, where the jewelry had been on the shelves for several months at a number of branches, including the Kalverstraat in Amsterdam.
Mostly family and friends helped out with the massive orders of thousands jewelry pieces
Vcrea was about to deliver internationally to large companies but succumbed to the too rapid growth. Vcrea again focused on private individuals and special assignments from companies that appeal more to creativity and less to the pressure of production and replication. And now, now I just make whatever I want whenever as long as I feel making it.
Under the name Vcrea, label Maximus I published a childrens book in 2012. The municipality had killed my friend Max the rooster "we sent them to a better place" they claimed (gassed). Max was my best friend.
After writing the first childrens book a lot has happened which prevented me to create a new one. But perhaps it's because the iPad iPhone generations, parents are creating beings I dislike. I wrote a book for adults before that, and I removed the book from sale as adults don't even read the classics. Then why would they read what I have to say.
Always busy, always in good companyEphesians 5:16 Making the best use of the time, because the days are evil.
Handmade with some extra buzz sometimes...
Je weet dat je er niet meer helemaal bij bent wanneer je weet wat Boes Boes zou doen in een soortgelijke situatie...
Of... je ziet ineens het noorderlicht en kan ernaar blijven kijken....
Water which is too pure, has no fish. - Zen proverb
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Frankincense Prayer Warrior Protection Candle
By lighting this candle which is created while in meditation and prayer you have an extra prayer with you to strengthen your own.
Matthew 18:20 "For where two or three are gathered together in my name, I am there among them"
The candle is scented with a touch of Frankincense, inspired by the Holy instruction of God - but clearly without breaking his word. I picked frankincense because clearly, with the gifts for Jesus (birth), it is a very favorite holy scent. We want to please God, not to piss him off. The frankincense might not give off a strong smell at all, and the added touch of salt on top is not only for strength but extends the life of the candle. Do not allow your neighbours to summon demons.
Exodus 30:34-38 Then the Lord said to Moses, "Take for yourself spices, stacte and onycha and galbanum, spices with pure frankincense; there shall be an equal part of each. With it you shall make incense, a perfume, the work of a perfumer, salted, pure, and holy. You shall beat some of it very fine, and put part of it before the testimony in the tent of meeting where I will meet with you; .."
To dry flowers. To bake. To cook. To create. love for reading. All that is thanks to my mum.
We did not watch tv like zombies. We danced. We created.
Photo Frame 'Thérèse'
The first of a magical photo frame collection. Named after my mum, because her wonderful taste for fairy tales, her creativity and kindness and love for nature and all things magical she instilled me growing up. "Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world."- Einstein