Wednesday, 3 August 2016

Diy pendant lamp with doilies

Hi everyone!
Hope you're doin' fine!
It's been ages since my last post but there are so many things going on in my life right now that it was almost impossible for me to blog about it (Nevertheless I do  tremendously admire people who are pretty busy but still manage to find the time to blog about everything!).
I promise I will post more in the future though, as I have lots of things to write about.
Anyway, the reason I'm writing this post is because I would like you to see one of my diy creations that I made about a couple of months ago.
It's a pendant lamp made with doilies (I used the ones my husband inherited from his aunt) and it decorates my hubby's mountain house for quite sometime now.
Before I started the project I asked Anna from inmycloset -who is a crafts guru and knows all the little secrets about  how to turn a project into a success-and she gave me some very helpful advice about the glue and the proportion I would use in order to mix it with water (This may not make sense right now but once I explain the procedure it will).

Now for this project you will need:

One big white balloon (The bigger the better!)
A pair of gloves (Cause things will get reaaal messy!)
Water (The proportion I've been telling  you about is 1:1 so that the glue is strong enough on the doilies but not too thick so that glue stains remain on them)
A small paintbrush
A pin
A pair of scissors
A lamp cord (I used IKEA Hemma cord)
A light bulb (make sure it's a led one so that there is no high temperature close to the doilies)
Thread and needle

Now the whole craft is pretty easy:
You pumb up a balloon, you put it in a large bowl so that it will be steady once you put the glue with the paintbrush on it and then you put  the doilies in the glue.

After that, you put the doilies one by one on the balloon and you make sure there are no holes between them (that means that the one must be a little on top of the other).

Then after you finish this stage you put some extra glue on top of all of them for a better final result.
(Τhere was a doily left so -as you can see in the picture- I decided to put it on a bowl and make something out of it in the future).
You wait for 24 hours!Pleease be patient!
Then you use the pin so that the balloon loses air and after that you remove it carefully.

Tadaaa!You have a sphere made with doilies!

At this point you should remove the glue remains from the holes of the doilies with a knife so that the holes are clean.
Then you cut the top of the sphere a little and you put the lamp cord.
Finally, you sew the top a little so that the cord is well fixed on the doilies.
And there you have it!

A diy pendant light made with doilies!
Easy peasy!
Hope you like it..
Till next time!

Monday, 23 May 2016

Secret Bunny 2016

Hello everyone!
Hope you're doing fine. As many of you (Greek bloggers) know, Zina from Ef Zin creations has once more successfully organized the Secret Bunny Easter gift exchange.

In a previous post I have given you a glimpse of the things I have prepared for my secret bunny.

I've made a necklace just for her in two of her favorite colors, purple and white.
I also put inside the package some Easter chocolate goodies and a little handmade card with Easter wishes.
Now that the game is finally over, I can reveal the identity of my secret bunny: It is Aimilia from Prosinemi, a very talented crafter and blogger who creates lovely jewelry, Easter candles, bookmarks etc. so please check her out!

And now let me show you the things I got from my personal secret bunny:

Despoina from The Smell of Mommy and All beauty included has prepared an absolutely fabulous package for me.
She decorated a small pink wooden box with the decoupage technique in Easter patterns.
She also gave me a pair of earrings and a necklace, along with a rosemary scented body oil.
What's more, she put in the box a cute turquoise blue ribbon for my baby girl.
It was a such a lovely surprise!
Thank you so very much Despoina!
P. S. Thank you Zina for organizing all of this! Once more, we' ve had a great time!

Tuesday, 12 April 2016

A giveaway and a (secret) bunny!

Hi everyone!
Hope you are doing fine.
Well, once more it's been ages since I posted to my blog cause I've been very very busy with lots of things which  I will describe later on following posts.
The reason I write this post is -in fact- two:
First of all I would like to inform you, if you are not already informed that is, about a giveaway that already takes place and is hosted by Etsy Greek Street Team.This month's giveaway is one of my own creations.
It is a pair of green and red earrings made by alpaca and liquid glass and you could be the lucky winner just by making a comment on this Etsy Greek Street Team's post. (By the way, I would like to thank Christina from Xroma for this lovely presentation of me and my work of art).

The second reason is that I have taken part once more at the Easter exchange of Greek bloggers that once more is being organised by my beloved blogger Zina.

So I am in a very creative mood right now as I'm preparing the package for my Secret Bunny.
(Nope, I CAN'T tell you whom it is for just yet, it's supposed to be a secret- shhh...)
But I CAN tell what the package will contain:
A handmade neclace that I made just for her, some Easter chocolate (you know eggs, bunnies, the usual stuff) and also a petite handmade Easter card with lots of wishes.
Here's a glimpse:

Hope -and keep my fingers crossed!- that my recipient likes it.
At least I did my best!

Wednesday, 6 January 2016

Secret Santa for bloggers 2015

Hello and Happy New Year everyone!
May this new year bring you love, joy,health,prosperity and anything you have dreamed and hoped for!
Today I am writing about this beloved habbit that Greek bloggers have got for about a couple of years- if I remember correctly that is:
The exchanging of gifts and wishes for Christmas and Easter which is something that all of us look forward to.
Zina from Efzin-creations is the one responsible for organizing all of it and I would like to thank her so much for that.
This year my Secret Santa was Katerina from Κυριακή στο σπίτι (which means Sunday at home in Greek - and she sent me a beautiful handmade wooden candle holder along with a red candle and a card full of warm Christmas wishes.
I was really thrilled about this lovely gift which found a place at a corner of my living room very soon.

Thank you Katerina for your gift and thank you Zina for making once more the Secret Santa a wonderful event to look forward to!

Monday, 2 November 2015

A lovely handmade mei tai baby carrier

Ηi everyone,
Hope you're doing fine.
Me,well I've been pretty busy with my obligations as a new mom so eventually writing for the blog was not one of my priorities.
All this time though, I had in the back of mind to write about a baby product that has helped me tremendously during the first 2-3 months of my baby (and still is actually!).
It is a baby carrier -a mei tai to be more accurate- that has made my life with my newborn way easier.
After doing some research on the internet about the right way to carry your baby, I found out that the best way to do it and not harm your newborn's spine is having a mei tai and not a baby carrier that keeps your baby's spine on a upright position.
So all this internet surfing led me to a lovely Greek Etsy shop and a very talented and creative person behind these colorful and inspiring handmade creations.
Iro is the owner of Κίτρινο (=means yellow in Greek) and a very friendly girl who makes fabulous women bags, mei tai baby carriers, ordinary scarves and scarves for nursing and also diaper bags.
The patterns and colors are just amazing and each creation is one of a kind.
I also got my mei tai in a colorful fabric bag so that I could keep it clean and have it easily carried everywhere (and to tell you the truth I do carry it  and use it everywhere - from practically each and every room of my house when the baby is restlelss and crying to going for a walk or shopping).
You can check οut her Etsy shop, her Facebook page and her site.
I'm sure you'll find something to absolutely fall in love with!

Me and my baby girl with Kitrino mei tai baby carrier

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