30 November 2013

Hooray! It's our birthday!

Yay! It's already been 1 year since Heedopter started. Doesn't time fly!?!

And to celebrate we are giving away some of them gorgeous Heedopter goodies! An art print of your choice, a set of  hand screenprinted giftwrap and another surprise goodie. Just leave a comment below and who knows, you might find all these flying into your mailbox very soon. This give away runs till Sunday the 1st of december. Winner will be announced in the evening.

And, by the way, to get an extra chance of winning... hop over to our facebook page or Twitter to join again :-)

Edit: We have a winner! Congratulations Anne Copier! Thank you all for joining in, it's been a buzz. You can still use code SINTERKLAAS10 for a 10% discount on heedopter.etsy.com

21 November 2013


A few weeks ago I spent a weekend doing what I've been wanting to do for a long while... I learned how to screenprint! And oh, it was so much fun...

Day one was all about screenprinting with paper shapes... no exposure onto the screens yet but just cutting shapes out of paper and with several layers making very interesting screenprints. I thought it would be childish and boring doing it this way but I really was pleasantly surprised. And... it's so easy to do. You don't need any exposure equipment so as long as you have got a screen you can do it at home. The prints below were done in 2 layers using paper shapes making use of some paint splashing.

On day 2 we were exposing screens. I brought an illustration that I've done some time ago and handdrew letters to go with it. I'll save you the technical story about exposing screens but the end result is amazing. The print below is done in 2 layers (each colour is 1 layer).

So once I learned how to screenprint I went back for a sunday afternoon to do a little project. My mum gave me a stack of old patternsheets and I transformed them into gorgeous screenprinted wrapping paper.

And here's how it translates into a finished product. For sale right here (be quick if you would like a set, there's only a few left!)

It was so much fun and will definitely continue to do more! I'll keep you posted...

20 November 2013

Heedopter in the Winterwinkel

And another popup shop popped up! I'm so excited that our products are in several 'stone' shops at the moment. This friday the great Winterwinkel (wintershop) opens in Amsterdam. Organized by the lovely ladies from the Ka-Ching collective together with Etsy and they managed to find a prime location: the downstairs floor of the great shop 'Het Grote Avontuur' in the Haarlemmerstraat in Amsterdam.

You'll find handmade products from 20 designers that would normally only be available online. A great chance to do your holiday shopping here!

Heedopter will have handmade notebooks, (christmas) cards and DIY packs for sale. And if you put your shoe down for Sinterklaas on the 27th of november, you'll also get a little Heedopter goodie in your shoe.

De Winterwinkel
Haarlemmerstraat 25 in Amsterdam

Open from friday the 22nd of november till the 1st of december

Christmas cards!

And here's the long awaited for Heedopter christmas card collection 2013! They have been in my Etsy shop for a while and are now available for wholesale too!

Inspired by little bit of a vintage feel colour combination we wanted to make a feel good collection of not too shiny, sparkly christmas cards. The down to earth, sustainable feel of the cardstock gives these cards a natural feel , just how we like it. In combination with the bells, trees and baubles it's still a real festive collection. Perfect to send to your loved ones!

The black and white postcards do really well as a wall decoration in your house too.


16 November 2013

We love presents!

We love presents and more importantly receiving them and unwrapping them! Just to give you that lovely experience of joy and excitement too, every order will be gift wrapped for you free of charge! Because that's what we like: a smile on your face when you receive Heedopter goodies. The one in the picture is flying to New York today and is wrapped in our own design, hand screen printed kraft paper. Just one of many possible ways... 

14 November 2013

Concept store | Soort van Winkel

Tomorrow is the grand opening of this amazing temporary store: the Concept Store. Organized by the lovely ladies from Soort van Winkel. And our products will be for sale here!

The shop will be a platform for people with a passion for everything artsy. 16 artists with an Etsy shop or webshop will be selling their art en handmade products here live and believe me... it will be amazing! The shop will be an experience, you'll be amazed by all the gorgeous items for sale and you won't leave empty handed. And prices will range from under 10 to ... So it doesn't always have to be expensive.

The shop will open its doors on the 15th of November and will run through to till the 16th of December. A perfect time to buy all your holiday gifts! And on top of everything amazing that will be for sale, there's also a lot to do:

Every Friday is Vintage Friday! And you can still join one of the fun workshops: screenprinting, giftwrapping or make an art piece with nails and yarn. For more info and to register click here: http://www.soortvanwinkel.nl/inschrijvenworkshops

And don't forget that you can see, touch and buy great Heedopter goodies here live!

Thorbeckegracht 19

15 November till 16 December 2013