A bit about me

A bit about me

Flower patterned boxes and flower vases: an update

It’s been quite a while since I’ve checked in and let you know what goodies I made. I’ve been a bit busy, so I haven’t gotten to writing on the blog as often as i wished.

 And I actually did lots of stuff: a few boxes decorated using the decoupage technique (with or without crackle effect), some decorative liqueur bottles, lots of flower vases decorated with twine and lace, even more flower vases decorated with decoupage, wedding toasting flutes, ring boxes, wedding decorations and wedding stationery (more on this great travel-themed wedding at a later time, after I get my hands on the professional photos from the event) and many more. 

So, I’ll just leave the pictures do the talking for me.

 

Happy Easter: Handmade Easter Cards and Deco Easter Eggs

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Here’s wishing you a blessed Easter, filled with warmth, peace and love.

Lovely crafty weekend: handmade kitchen towels hanger and more

lovely crafty weekend

Last weekend I reserved some time for crafts and goodies.

I got together with a friend who wanted me to make her a new kitchen towels hanger and wanted to find out a thing or two about decoupage. We had some coffee and chocolate and then we started…We actually worked together on the hanger: sanding, painting, preparing the tissue, gluing, blow drying and finishing with a matte varnish spray.

Handmade kitchen towel hangerHandmade kitchen towel hanger

As it went quite well, we decided we’d decorate a journal cover also (yellow of course, as she is obsessed with this color).  Unfortunately, this was the first time I used a really big area of tissue, so I got some wrinkles, but I think it’s OK for a first. We added a detail from a tissue in similar colors, we added some black ribbon and finished the look with some matte finish spray.

Journal cover

Then I made some good, comfort food: some mussels chowder and Quiche. No recipe today, just some phone shots of the crisp buttery pie (silly me, I misplaced my camera again).

Hope you like them. You can check all my Handmade work on my Facebook page. Feel free to comment with any help, opinions, or suggestions. For questions, special requests and orders, contact me by email or on Facebook.

Welcoming spring: More handmade greeting cards

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As requested, I made a few more cards 🙂 With a baby stroller and lots of butterflies (I’m in a bit of a butterfly period :)) ). I hope they’ll brighten your day.


Hope you liked them.  You can check all my Handmade work on my Facebook page. Feel free to comment with any help, opinions, or suggestions. For special requests and orders, contact me by email or on Facebook.

Welcoming spring: Martisoare handmade

Spring is almost here. So, to welcome it properly you must celebrate it properly, with a “martisor”. It’s an old Romanian tradition of celebrating spring, on 1st of March, using a charm or trinket tied with a red and white threaded string (initially, black and white), symbolizing fertility and revival of nature , but also a symbol of the coming spring.

In modern times, it lost its talisman properties (for strength, health and fertility) and became more of a symbol of friendship or love, appreciation and respect.  They are worn by women pinned to their clothes, close to the heart, until the last day of March and actually, in some parts of Romania both women and men still wear it.

More info on this old Romanian tradition on Wikipedia and the Romanian Tourist Office.

martisoare

Hope you liked them.  You can check all my Handmade work on my Facebook page. Feel free to comment with any help, opinions, or suggestions. For special requests and orders, contact me by email or on Facebook.

Welcoming spring: Handmade greeting cards

From time to time, I also make greeting cards, but I haven’t shown you any yet. Since I made these two cuties a few days ago to welcome spring and bring some joy to some of my close ones, I decided to post the pictures here in hope of getting some joy to you too.

Hope you liked them.  You can check all my Handmade work on my Facebook page. Feel free to comment with any help, opinions, or suggestions. For special requests and orders, contact me by email or on Facebook.

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