Thursday, 9 October 2014

Weekly Finds - Christmas Gift Ideas

I've started looking for some ideas for Christmas Gifts. I know it's a bit early, but I really want this year to order most of my gifts from fellow Etsians who make special handmade creations. These beautiful creations I found are all from Europe. 

Personalized Necklace - Initial Jewellery: I have bought a gift for a friend from shrynka a gorgeous shop from Slovakia and just love her creations. Have a look at her shop for many more amazing items.

Dragonfly Earrings: I love dragonflies! and these are my favourite earrings. Should I just buy them for myself instead..? :) From the wonderful shop ArxRosarum from Finland, who makes victorian and art nouveau jewellery.

Crochet Coin Purse: From Thessaloniki, Greece, polixeni19, is an amazing shop with exquisite handmade crocheted & knitted accessories. Have a look at her shop, I'm sure you will find a gift for Christmas.

Beaded Bracelet: Found from the shop BacaCaraJewelry, Cologne, Germany. You can find unique artisan jewelry handmade with vintage treasures!  Perfect for a gift for someone special, for Christmas. 

Saturday, 4 October 2014

Thursday, 2 October 2014

Weekly Finds - Hello baby girl!

This weeks finds are for my baby niece, who my husband and I are going to baptize in the spring! I can't wait to be a godmother :) 

Handmade baby doll: from this cute little shop called Miusla on Etsy. Amazing creations for kids, from Lithuania.
Baby girl romper / onesie: this sweet onesie is all the way from Australia, from the shop ChasingMini.
Ballerina nursery art print: I love tutus! And I love ballet. This is just perfect for a baby girl nursery. From DreamsandNotions, a Photography and Arts Shop on Etsy.
Lavender bunny: From my favourite shop CrochAndi who makes handmade crochet dolls and finger puppets.
New baby card: From my Etsy shop, this handmade, hand-stamped card is made with a wooden embellishment. 

Sunday, 14 September 2014

5 Tips for a Tidy Workspace

What I learnt from my years of experience as a crafter and creator, your workshop can get messy easily. A few years back when I first moved to our new home, my workshop was all over the place. Everything was everywhere. Once I started creating more cards, everything got chaotic. Especially during Christmas season. So after that I decided it was time to tidy everything up. It took me a few days, but I finally got everything in the right places. If my workshop is messy, then I feel that I am messy and I can’t think straight, therefore I can't work. So I always keep everything in its place, unless I’m creating of course. 

Here are a few tricks I use to make things easier.

1. Boxes, Boxes! Get lots of boxes to separate each item you use. For example, a box for papers, another box for stamps, another box for punches.. etc.

2. Categories! Along with the boxes, you can categories your materials. For example, all Christmas materials can go in one box. If you have certain things you use for weddings, christenings etc you can separate that in categories.

3. Colour coding!  Categories with colour. This can work for handmade creations like jewellery or clothing where you can separate all your materials according to colour.

4. Labels! Make your own labels and label each box. Believe me it makes life easier, as I always forget where everything is. Especially if you have lots and lots of small things.

5. Tidy Up! Last but not list, every time you make something, make sure at the end of the day you tidy everything up, and clean whatever needs to get cleaned. Therefore you will always have a nice and tidy environment to work in.

I hope this was helpful for your own work space! 

Tuesday, 9 September 2014

Weekly Finds - Red is Always a Good Idea!

This weeks finds from Etsy, are from my latest treasury. Every week I will be posting my favourites.

Red Mosaic Heart - From one of my favourite Etsy shops here in Cyprus, MiaCristi
Freiberger porcelain vintage red floral set of sugar bowl with lid, creamer cup and coffee pot made in Germany Democratic Republic - From this unique shop USSRvintage
Cranberry Necklace - From this sweet shop called Herinia's Jewelry Chest
Adjustable Bead Ring - From my favourite shop Quimeras (I have bought a pair of earrings from here and had them for nearly 2 years and love them!)

Tuesday, 26 August 2014

New theme Birthday cards - Sports - Football - Basketball

So August is now really hot here in Cyprus, and I can't get myself to blog a lot. Can't wait for winter to come. Here are some of my new creations this summer. The idea came from my nephew's and brother's birthday. I always have a hard time making a card for men. I can never think of a theme that they like. So this year I decided to make a personalized card with their football (soccer) teams. The first one is Barcelona FC and the second one is Arsenal. The third one is a trial of basketball teams like New York Nicks!
You can find these cards available in my shop as from today. You just need to choose your football team or basketball team, or any other team and I will make your own personalized card.  :)

Thursday, 31 July 2014

Friday, 11 July 2014

Handmade Children Invitations for Parties - Χειροποίητες Παιδικές Προσκλήσεις Βάπτισης

Greek and English Invitations for children and babies are available in my Etsy shop with different themes such as Kite theme Party, Smurfs theme party, Snow White theme party are my latest creations. The Kite invitation was for my baby's Christening! I will show you some more pictures of that event in a few days.

Χειροποίητες Προσκλήσεις για Βάπτιση ή παιδικά πάρτι με διάφορα θέματα όπως, Στρουμφάκια, Χιονάτη και η 7 Νάνοι, και Χαρταετός.  Μπορείς να βρεις κι άλλα θέματα στο online κατάστημα μου στο Etsy

Thursday, 3 April 2014

Wedding Season

After a few months of having a break from my Etsy shop, I'm back with some new wedding invitations!  Check them out!
More to come in the next few weeks.