Thursday, 22 September 2016

New project

It's always great to get custom requests, they challenge me and most of the time lead to even more new ideas and new creations! This time I'm hand embroidering this custom text for a banner, it's the cutest thing I've seen! So far it has turned out just as good as I imagine it would :-)
Hope you have a lovely week,

Tuesday, 20 September 2016

Traveling matchboxes

I had this idea in my mind for a while, making matchboxes with famous monuments from various countries. Like most projects I kept pushing it back on my to do list, so it wasn't until last month that I finally started trying out my idea. First it was the Eiffel tower, after a couple of versions and I selected the one I liked most. Then I took a shot at the Acropolis, thought it seemed harder it turned out that my first try was perfect! For Italy I picked the Leaning Tower of Pisa, it's a simple design but with a lot of detail.
They will be soon in the shop and hopefully more monuments will follow!

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Saturday, 17 September 2016


A happy little banner, this one is hand embroidered with black thread for the Yay and colorful cotton threads as confetti. I do like to have pretty things around me when I work, it's a nice distraction when I feel stressed or uncertain, so this one is hanging right above my desk!
Hope you have a lovely weekend :-)

Thursday, 15 September 2016

More clay houses

It's been quite a while since I added new houses in the shop! So this time I added a lot of houses and trees as well as sets of two houses with a little tree. Some are done in natural colors like the brown house but for some I picked bright colors like the yellow and blue set of two houses.
I do love working on them, each house is individually hand formed, then I sand them to create surface texture and then the fun part begins: taking out ALL of my acrylics and picking color combinations that attract my eye. And once I am done it looks so good to put all the houses together, it's like a colorful little village with one of a kind homes and trees!

Tuesday, 13 September 2016

The making of bees

Every matchbox I make goes through a lot of stages, versions that work and (many) others that fail, until I am happy with the result. The bee mine matchbox is no different. I played around with the bee shapes and sizes before I picked one that I liked. And for the cover I played around with the lettering and the colors. I made two versions, the one in the photo above is nearest to the actual cover, it's the same font but in the final version but the little beehives are colorful as I felt that the front was too plain :-)
When I was finally satisfied with everything I photographed the "Bee Mine" matchbox and listed it in the shop!

Monday, 12 September 2016

Autumn sales!

We are celebrating autumn with sales! All through September you can purchase anything from the shop and enjoy a 20% discount using the coupon code "FALL20"!

Wishing you a lovely week,

Wednesday, 7 September 2016

Greek summer in thread

Fall is officially here! It's been only a few days into September and the weather has changed a lot, it's been raining since yesterday and it seems it will continue like this for a few more days.
I didn't get to travel anywhere this summer but I did a bit of mental traveling by starting an ambitious embroidery project. I made these hoops as a reminder of my travels in past years, the dovecot is from Andros island, the temple is from the temple of Poseidon and the windmill from Santorini island!
Each hoop took a few days to finish and is one of a kind! I loved this project so much though I was a bit uncertain when I started and there were a couple of moments where I had to rip stitches and do them over. But overall it was a very fulfilling experience so much that now I'm trying to find another idea, something new that I can create with thread on these little hoops :-)
Wishing you a lovely day,