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

Tuesday, 1 April 2014

It's a puzzle



Hello there!
It's been almost two months since my last post but I've been busy (and sometimes a little lazy too!).
Here's a project I finished for the Etsy Greek Street Team: it's a puzzle piece with a positive message embroidered on it. It's part of the craftivism project, to help spread happiness around us!
I met with other team members and we crafted together, it was super fun and it helped me get some more creative ideas too.

Happy April and don't get fooled today :-)
Aleka

Tuesday, 4 February 2014

Tuesday's Pick: Un Petit Ours

Hi there!
Another Tuesday another favorite shop! This time it's UnPetitOurs or a little bear and it's a shop filled with colorful needle felted bears. Gabriele the owner and maker doesn't limit herself to making cute bears, there are also bunnies, giraffes and penguins :-)
Some of my favorites:

http://www.etsy.com/listing/123966084/pocket-tender-blue-blossoming-pocket

http://www.etsy.com/listing/177968602/baby-mobile-nursery-mobile-baby-crib?

http://www.etsy.com/listing/153436283/summer-colorful-polka-dot-felt-bear

http://www.etsy.com/listing/167669904/made-to-order-miniature-felted-parisian

http://www.etsy.com/listing/167668404/superhappy-felted-giraffe

You can find out more about Gabriele here and here
Hope you like this Tuesday's pick, see you next time :-)
xoxo
Aleka
ps. Congrats Polina on winning the "stupid cupid" heart, it'll be in the mail soon :-)