What was keeping me busy

September 25, 2009 | Category: byPetra, Workshop


What was keeping me busy the last few months…. yes off course revalidation because of my achilles tendon rupture. But also my plan to start my own workshop business.

It first started with the idea of starting a fabric store in Amsterdam like you have Frau Tulpe in Berlin, combined with a workshop room. Because I have a passion for fabrics and a passion for sharing my enthusiasm.

After debating my business plan, I came to the conclusion that starting a physical shop besides my job at the office, wasn’t such a good idea after all. So I went back to the drawing board with my passion for fabrics and passion for sharing….

What came out as a feasible plan, was organizing workshops together with a web shop for fabric and haberdasheries. So I started working on that.

And now, after a few months of work I can proudly present to you:

‘byPetra – Creatieve workshops, stoffen & fournituren en handgemaakte kadootjes”

What makes these workshops special, is that the fabric and haberdasheries are included in the price. You can just come and let yourself inspire by all the materials available.

So the coming year I hope to find out that it all worked out well, and that it’s going to give me a lot of pleasure.



  1. Clare
    on September 25th, 2009

    WELL DONE!!!!!!! Wish I could come along to some-I’m sure they will be wonderful.xx

  2. Ballee
    on September 26th, 2009

    Heel erg goed! De site ziet er mooi en overzichtelijk uit, super! Spannend, nu kan het “echt” beginnen..
    Groeten van een workshop collega: ik geef haak en brei workshops in Rotterdam.

  3. Jolanda
    on September 26th, 2009

    Wow, dat ziet er supergoed uit!

  4. Corine
    on September 26th, 2009

    Heel veel succes!!
    Je site ziet er mooi en professioneel uit!

  5. Beth
    on September 28th, 2009

    I love your idea and wish you all the best in your new endeavour.

  6. Puppy
    on September 29th, 2009

    Hello Petra! I love visiting your blog, always so colorful and happy!
    This time I’d like to invite you visit Sweetblogchria and take a look at the contest we have. We would be very happy if you join us ;)
    Hugs! Puppy

  7. The Garden Bell - Kate
    on September 30th, 2009

    Wow, just found you through the new Lucy group on FLickr. I’m TGarden Bell whom she mentioned today. I would love to follow along on your journey in life across the pond.

    Keep up the great work and would love to see more. The first picture above is awesome. Nice snap.

  8. Minkeltje
    on October 1st, 2009

    Leuk, leuk, leuk!

    Ik hoop dat je workshop-toko snel van de grond komt, mij lijkt het echt leuk om workshops te geven…

    Veel succes!

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