Saturday, 14 August 2010

Etsy Meeting Istanbul


As promised, a blogpost about my trip to Istanbul. I went by bus which was a bit of a torture, 12,5 hours so I had a bit of a painful bumm :) To make the trip shorter the bus goes on a boat for 40 minutes, close to istanbul to avoid some trafic. Seagulls were following us all the way. There was also an amazing amount of huge jellyfishes in the sea, never saw something like that but didn't manage to picture them.


My main reason for this trip was the Etsy meeting but before that I made a nice boat trip and also did some supply shopping (hard to avoid that!!).


Kız kulesi also known as the Tower of Leandros...


Only a small part of the huge city.

One of the two bridges which connects the European side of Istanbul to the Asian side.


Istanbul has alot of history, in every corner and alley you can discover pieces of history. Old mosques, churches, ruines, buildings, a never ending place to discover new things every day.


It was a pleasure to meet Kristin aka Evihan, and see her shop and beautiful creations in real.


Kristin's work space, with all those gorgeous colors of glass.


And a peek in her shop, if you can't come to Istanbul, you can enjoy her work on Etsy.


And the Etsy meeting....


Etsy admin Marie was very kind and patient with all those chatty ladies :)


Some ladies had printed Etsy flags, name tags, had arranged the location and also some lovely home made cookies.


And a real Etsy cake was the icing on the top, thank you girls for a lovely evening, it was great meeting you all!


Etsy admin Marie and me.


Looking very much forward to another meeting.

32 comments:

  1. that pleasure was mine dear Estellaaa...thank you soo much for your cool gift:-)
    hope to see and meet your Mom as well:-)

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  2. great to hear you had a good trip. I saw that cake already on FB, awesome ! The girls did a lot of work with the banner and the cookies too !

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  3. oooooo Estella, Kristin is magical I can see it it from here,and I am close to the south pole even !....

    and I so want to got to Istanbul ........
    wow
    I didnt know it was bridged

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  4. must have been a great meeting - and I'd love to go to Istanbul again!

    It is quite interesting, that it takes 24 hrs from Budapest to Istanbul by bus...and 12 hrs from you to Istanbul, without switching countries... quite a big country.

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  5. Estella thank you so very much for sharing! with wonderful Istanbul :)
    And love Kris shop :))lucky :))

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  6. So cool and I am of course not jealous at all *she said with a green face*

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  7. Etsy meetings are fun!! How I wish I once go to see Istanbul in real:)

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  8. Loved seeing the pics !! Looks like a good organised event .. congrats :)

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  9. Great success...wonderful images! Thank you for sharing!

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  10. good to see that this meeting also ....... I wanted to be there

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  11. I love this town! I´d be lucky to visit again...
    beautiful pics, and for sure a wonderful meeting!

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  12. Wovvv Estella, it is very nice to see you at Etsy meeting..It was really really great..We have a lovely time.

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  13. Beautiful trip! Thanks to share your journey and to see Kris's shop :D

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  14. It was wonderful to meet with you. I adore your amazing creations...

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  15. It was wonderful to meet with you. I adore your amazing creations...

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  16. wow, understand you had lots of fun. I won't miss it next time,for sure

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  17. Looks like fun!! The cake looks sssooo yummy. Lovely to see all the happy faces. Thanks so much for sharing.

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  18. Wow - what a cool post. I'm so envious, both of the visit and the meeting. :)

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  19. Lovely pictures and report Estella! You made a long trip to meet your fellow Etsians in Istanbul and it looks like it was worth while!

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  20. The meeting was a fabolous experience for all of us. Thank you for your shares at the blog. It was a great pleasure meeting you.

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  21. That looks like such fun! Kristin and her studio look fantastic--I'd love to meet her, too! You lucky one--I'm glad you showed us your photos--they really show the spirit of the trip!

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  22. Wow, that's a looooooong journey, but looks like it was worth it! :)
    I'd love to attend an Etsy meeting one day too, but I guess I'll have to travel by plane, can't imagine ever having one held here in Malta!

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  23. Oh Estella that really looks like FUN!
    You must had a Beautiful Day :)
    Kris, your Shop is stunning and
    Estella that Photo of you and Mary is soooo pretty!!!

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  24. Looks like you had a great trip.
    How wonderful to get to meet so many talented ladies and visit such an amazing city.

    Wishing you a wonderful weekend. :)

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  25. I am very happy to meet with you Estella, it was a great meeting...

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  26. ooh how fabulous to see your post on the Istanbul meeting. Makes me want to make a return visit very soon :)

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  27. Looks like a great meeting! well except from the 12 hours bus ride.. Lovely photos from Istanbul. I always like to see your photos from Turkey. It is a beautiful country.

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  28. İstanbul'dan kucak dolusu sevgiler

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  29. Looks like you had a great time in Istanbul. Thank you very much for sharing! Our parents went to the city two years ago and we're planning a huge family trip ever since... Can't wait to make it real!

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