Sep 26, 2015

Dutch Days Etsy Spotlight & Giveaway: Suze Loves Hippe Haaksels!


I love Hippe Haaksels, a shop filled with beautiful crocheted dolls and amigurumi. 


I think the handwork is amazing and the colors are stunning.


Everything is really well made and the quality is great.


I asked Dana, the owner of Hippe Haaksels, a few questions to find out more about her and her shop:

When and how did you start crocheting?

I'm Dana, a 44 year old mother of three, now adult, children. I work full time and crocheting is my super out of control hobby. About three years ago I picked up knitting again. I used what I've learned earlier under the watchful eye of a strict teacher in elementary school. I began equipped with a variety of scarves and soon all my family and friends received one.


How did you learn the technique?

Two years ago a friend asked me if I wanted to join the CAL. This is a crochet along project for which you receive a number of goals every week. The result, after almost a year, is a beautiful blanket. Of course I immediately said no because my old crafts teacher had told me that I was not very good at it. My girlfriend has nonetheless convinced me and I enthusiastically embarked on the "Cal blanket" ... but I found it a bit boring to keep working on an endless lap, so I started another challenge for myself. Which is Amigurumi, a technique where you hook around a circle to make animals, stuffed toys, dolls etc.


What kind of items do you sell?

Currently, my greatest fun is making stuffed animals and dolls with cheerful colors for children. After doing this for a while I started to sell some of them on Etsy and I also hook on request.


What can we expect from you in the future?

I want to keep doing it as just a hobby because it gives me great satisfaction. In the near future I am launching a unique pattern that I'm currently designing. I can’t be more specific yet, because it's quite time-consuming and I want to get it all exactly right.


Check out this amazing shop with the most beautiful crocheted dolls. Every child and amigurumi lover will like this shop a lot.


Enjoy browsing...


And have fun shopping!


One very lucky reader of my blog will receive a fantastic prize:


This super cute crocheted owl doudou will be for the winner of this giveaway. Good luck!

I will contact the winner via e-mail. If I don't get a reply within 60 hours the prize will go to someone else. All of my giveaways are international, you can find the official rules here.

39 comments:

  1. I absolutely love the crocheted toys, especially the dragon. So talented.

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  2. The detail on the figures is amazing! everything is gorgeous!

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  3. I love that all of the items are handmade! So much love and craftsmanship put into each item. Everything is adorable too. Thank-you!

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  4. These items are alluring, gorgeous, and lovely.

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  5. I love how these are hand made! All the items are so beautifully crafted :)

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  6. I wish I knew how to do this. I absolutely love all of the items. Beautiful & clever.

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  7. I love all the crocheted toys ... adorable

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  8. I love items in the shop! Very unique and super adorable!

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  9. Everything is so freaking cute and it's even more adorable because it's all handmade!!

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  10. Pretty much everything! I think I'm in love! :D

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  11. I like the color and details of toys!

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  12. Awesome work, I crochet but mine don't look like this!

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  13. Those dolls look like they're kind of sad but they're also so cute :3
    I want to hug them!

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  14. I adore crocheted items and owl is my fave :)

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  15. Oh, these are just so adorable. I totally want one for ME to play with. :)

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  16. I love the fact there is traditional alongside different types unique knits

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  17. I think the animals are all pretty cute!

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  18. I love that there's so many cute owls

    Megan @ reading away the days

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  19. I love the cute gifts for babies - I have two nephews coming and this is perfect. Thanks. abrennan09@hotmail.com

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  20. I like the crocheted kids toys. So special!

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  21. the crocheted animals are just so adorable! Love them!

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  22. The Lalylala Bina Bear doll is the cutest thing I've ever seen and if I won I'd be tempted to hide it in my glove compartment and not tell my daughter about it and keep it for myself :)

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  23. I love the little dragon guys. They are so adorable.

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  24. I love the colours they use! Perfect!

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  25. I love these toys they are amaizing for all ages and never go out of date :-)

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