Thursday, 1 October 2015

Early Christmas

My work space suddenly got very Christmassy :-)
Working on personalized trees and a garland! It's the perfect time for me as I can take things slow and not stress like I do when the holiday rush begins.

Wishing you a lovely new month,

Friday, 25 September 2015

On my working table

Finally the ideas are flowing! I am working on some new matchbox designs and I have some ideas about cute things from felt too.
Hopefully I'll have some new additions for the shop soon :-)
Hope you have a great Friday,

Tuesday, 22 September 2015

Just rainy days

The weather change was quite sudden, Sunday it was sunny and then Monday there was thunder and rain. It's raining today as well, perfect weather for a good book or a good movie :-)
Hope you are having a wonderful week,

Wednesday, 16 September 2015


Our contribution to the Etsy Greek Street Team for good action: a home matchbox!

This item participates in the Egst for Good Action and all profit will be given for the humanitarian crisis relief. All profit will be given to the needs of Medicins Du Monde in Greece for the help they provide to Syrian refugees who come to our shores these days trying to be saved from the war in Syria. A copy of the donation's receipt will be provided to the buyer of the matchbox and to our fabulous Etsy Greet Street Team who organizes the action:

Have a lovely day, 

Saturday, 12 September 2015

Paper and clay

Working on googly eyed owls from clay, I want to figure out some details before I can turn them into a listing. Also working on a new matchbox, soon to be in the shop, I have to admit it's turning out to be one of my favorites :-)
Enjoy your weekend,

Thursday, 10 September 2015

Work in progress

A small break turned out into a bigger one but that's life I guess :-)
The steps of making my All You Need matchboxes in green, now they are traveling to meet their new owner!

Hope you are having a lovely week,

Tuesday, 23 June 2015

Strawberries and crumble

Something to make with strawberries!
For the crumble:
200 gr brown sugar
200 gr butter
200 gr ground almond powder
200 gr flour

for the creme patisserie
1/2 lt milk
100 gr sugar
60 gr flour
2 eggs
20 gr butter
vanilla extract powder
and 200 gr whipped cream

and of course strawberries!

To make the crumble:
Mix the sugar and butter, add the almond and flour and mash them all together. Put the dough in the refrigerator for a bit so that the butter freezes. Rub the dough with your hands onto parchment paper. Bake at 170 °C for 12'-15' tops.

For the creme patisserie:
Mix the flour, sugar and eggs with a spatula until they are mush. In a pot heat the milk and before it begins to boil pour half of it into the mush. Mix again and pour the mixture into the pot with the rest of the milk. Stir quickly and once the cream begins to boil and set  take it off the stove and add the vanilla extract and butter. Put the cream in a bowl and cover with cling wrap that touches its surface. Once it cools put it in the refrigerator. Once it is chilled and cold, take it out of the fridge and beat it in the mixer well until it is smooth. In the meantime, whisk thickened cream until it is stiff. Then fold the whipped cream into the creme patisserie with a spatula and it is done.

Now you can cut the strawberries and set up your dessert! I used little glass tumblers but you can pick whatever you like. Start with a layer of crumble, add a layer of creme patisserie then a layer of strawberry pieces. Add another layer of creme patisserie, then crumble and top of with strawberries! If you have a larger glass you can and an extra layer of whipped cream :-)