Thursday, 24 April 2014

Yellow hills






We are back home :-)

Some photos from our little trip:
The hills were covered in yellow! These yellow wildflowers had bloomed everywhere around us, they smelled absolutely divine and colored all the hillsides yellow.

We went hunting for wild asparagus, they are quite smaller from the cultivated ones and very hard to gather as they tend to grow on steep hills or between thorn bushes.

My uncle's dog, we kept calling her Lucy though her name is Lulu. Still she would come waging her tail, a very very friendly dog :-)

Wishing you a lovely day,
Aleka

Monday, 21 April 2014

Happy Easter



Happy Easter!
We dyed goose eggs for Easter, they are huge :-)

Enjoy your holiday!
Aleka

Thursday, 17 April 2014

On the road





We were traveling yesterday, some photos from the car ride, it rained almost the entire day! Today we are making tsourekia and painting our Easter eggs :-)
This is pretty interesting: 100happydays

Wishing you a lovely day,
Aleka

Saturday, 12 April 2014

Cooking and sewing



This week I made lemon cake with white chocolate. I love lemony tastes, white chocolate not so much but together wow, they are yummy! The recipe still needs a bit testing, my measuring was a bit off but still the result is a very delicious lemon cake! When I get it perfect I'll share it :-)

The music notes and singing bird mobile is finished, definitely one of the trickiest I've done. Unfortunately I didn't get a good shot, so I'll have to try again tomorrow, hopefully I'll have some decent photos of it.

Wishing you a lovely weekend,
Aleka

Thursday, 10 April 2014

Fruits and notes




Our musmulia (loquat tree) is full of fruits this year, picked these yesterday and I have already eaten most of them! My absolute favorite fruit :-)
And I'm working with felt, making a new mobile. The notes are a bit tricky so I'm working slow but so far it looks adorable!

A flash giveaway from Nafsika!
Have a lovely day,
Aleka

Tuesday, 8 April 2014

More birds


My paper mache bird brooches have sold and I decided to make some more :-)
I've been experimenting with old book pages, I want to combine that vintage feel with bright colors and simple patterns. The top two birds are my favorites so far. Hopefully I will finish a couple of brooches this week!

"50 ways to take a break" some interesting suggestions there to keep the inspiration going :-)
Wishing you a great day,
Aleka

Thursday, 3 April 2014

Threads



It's quite fun using colorful threads :-)
Looks a bit messy but it's just the back, the front is all neat and tidy.

Watch the "Big Green Idea" , a fun little clip :-)
Have a lovely day,
Aleka