Oct 13, 2014

Creepy And Cute, A Fabulous Dutch Etsy Store! & Giveaway


I was so happy when I found a wonderful Dutch shop on Etsy. I love amigurumi and food jewelry and that's what Creepy And Cute specializes in. I really like the fact that Maike, the owner, makes cute little monsters. They are so funny and whimsical, I think they are adorable!


I asked Maike a few questions to find out a little bit more about her creations and her shop.

1) Could you tell me something about the beginning of your Etsy adventure?

I started my Etsy shop at the beginning of 2013. I've been creating plush creatures and polymer sculptures for a very long time, but never had the guts to put them online and start selling them. Our house however got really crowded with all my creations, so my boyfriend Koen finally gave me the last push to open an Etsy shop and he made me an awesome website.
Now, almost two years later I can say it's the best choice I've ever made. I never thought it would be this successful, with my creations going all over the world and being published in several great magazines.
I still do a little happy dance with every new sale ;)


2) Where and when did you learn how to make amigurumi and polymer clay jewelry?

When I was a child I was always making stuff. I started working with polymer clay and making things on my mother's sewing machine around the age of 10. Crocheting however I just taught myself about three years ago. I fell in love with all those cute amigurumi I saw online, so I purchased a crocheting hook and some yarn and started looking up tutorials on the internet.
Once you get the hang of it it’s really not that difficult and because people kept asking for patterns of some of my creatures, and I know how cool it is to make something yourself, I even started to sell some of my patterns.


 What I like about Maike's shop is that she has her own distinctive style. I love the way she plays with forms, shapes and ears. I can't stop admiring her dolls and her amigurumi are very cute. For a kawaii lover like me this store is the perfect place to shop!


Here you can find Maike's creatures. They all have fabulous names and for every character there's a little bit of information to get to know them better. It's such a great idea!


Maike makes some very realistic donut necklaces. They're amazing! There are four different designs. One lucky winner will receive a necklace with the donut of her (or his) choice. This giveaway is worldwide.


What is it going to be? Powdered sugar, pink or mint green glaze or chocolate? I think they all look equally delicious!
Enter the rafflecopter below.

27 comments:

  1. I like the monsters on monster munch crisps, there cute x

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  2. It would have to be a Gremlin, they're entertaining and always look like they're having fun - I wouldn't want them in my house though!!

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  3. i'm trying to learn how to make amigurumi ( but as i'm just learning how to crochet it will be for handmade gift next year i think) those are really cute though and it motivate me ( not the necklace, that's not my style)

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  4. Margaret Bonass MaddenOctober 13, 2014 at 11:41 PM

    I love Sully and Mike from Monsters Inc. They are soooo funny ;)

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  5. I usually love the really scary monsters the most but these creepy/cute monsters are adorable!

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  6. Mike Wazowski from Monsters, Inc.

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  7. My favorite kind of monster is Dracula. I love vampires! I think it's eternal life that fasinates me.

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  8. I love goblins!

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  9. I love the monstres from Transilvania Hotel.

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  10. i like random shape monsters like the monsters they have in monster inc. they are scary at the same time adorable.

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  11. Probably vampires. Just cuz. Love those donut necklaces!

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  12. First of all... KAWAII MUCH XD Me loved them xD A friend is gonna make me some amigurumi doughnuts :3


    Cute monsters. Monster Inc. monsters xD Creepy, but cute monsters, especially cute zombies xD (I have one cute zombie xD)

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  13. How gorgeous, the monsters are so darn cute! I love the ones with the ice creams :) xx

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  14. I love the doughnuts! They do look good enough to eat :)

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  15. i love the cookie monster from sesame st. because he is friendly .

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  16. Zara D. Garcia-AlvarezOctober 15, 2014 at 11:46 PM

    Mmm...I'm not sure, but I think it might have to do with bunnies!

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  17. Got to be the Loch Ness monster. Although you haven't met my dragon of a mother in law . Joke she's lovely.

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  18. I love stories with zombies in them! The Walking Dead gets me every time! Love it!

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  19. My favourite monster is Sully from monsters inc.

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  20. Sasquatch is my fav. Outdoorsy and rugged with an air of mystery :)

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  21. I'm not sure "Elivira Mistress of the Dark" counts as a monster, but I'm going with her.

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  22. My favourite kind of monster is vampire--Dracula.

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  23. My favorite monster is Cookie Monster! Best kind of monster there is!

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  24. vampires or werewolfs!
    thanks for this giveaway

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  25. I like the monsters from Monsters Inc.! I think monsters should have attitude and be personable, that's what makes them scary!

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  26. The jumbo teddy bear is nothing short of an essential childhood friend - one that can be held and comforted and can offer comfort in return. Any child or adult that has not experienced life with a jumbo teddy bear doesn't realize what they've been missing out on. When the original creator of the teddy bear, German company Steiff, realized that in order for their bear to remain competitive in an ever-changing toy market, they had to update their range. Other companies, which looked to Steiff for 'inspiration,' soon followed suit. cute teddy bear names

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