Monday, 30 November 2009

Handmade ornaments (patterns)

Oh to create and to have a warm, handmade Christmas!








Blessed be the handicrafters!
(All images and patterns: The Purl Bee! )

Saturday, 28 November 2009

Handmade presents

You know I love The Vintage Magpie. I love her lovingly made, traditional cudly creations. All her bears and rabbits are handmade by her using 100% pure mohair and filled using polyester/cotton fibrefil and dried French lavender.















I admire her talent and persistance, and her courage to follow her dream. .
Don't you just love her work? I do!

Friday, 27 November 2009

Me & my brooch


ME and my new vintage brooch, bought from this lovely Etsy seller: Jessica Ty. Gosh, I love it!



I have been dreaming and saving for this cardigan...and now it's here...I won't wait till Christmas...an Eileen Fisher look-a- like by French brand Cyrillus...arrived today.


Do you like my autumn colors?
And if you are wondering how I go through the day, here is a look at my new mug. I love Cath Kidston, even when people are saying the brand is out of fashion. Not with me, dear!


Sending love with an open heart.

Monday, 23 November 2009

Christmas with IKEA


 

 

 
 
(This wonderful crown-like bowl has unfortunately sold out in Greece!)



 
 
 

There is a whole lot more inspiring ideas using IKEA products for a stylish yet affordable Christmas decor. Click here to see more.

Friday, 20 November 2009

Je veux :crochet:

I don't know how to. But I love it. I love seeing it. I fantasize about touching it. Cudling with my loved ones in it. Warm colors. Vibrant colors. Pastel colors. All the women I knew who could crochet thought it was not necessary for me to learn, that it was not worthy a task. Silly thinking.







(From Posy and Attic 24)


Think of it that way: What will you do if you get old and your vision fails you? Crochet, of course! (Plus the classics in audio books, classic music~start to finish and the Bible in mp3 or 4 or 8!)
Never mind. You know and I love seeing your work! Keep it up and enjoy!






(From The Purl Bee)


N.B. Perhaps I could learn, following this post and this post?


Tuesday, 17 November 2009

Holiday Greeting Cards Giveaway

Can you name the one piece of jewellery that spells "chic" all year round?

Yes, you are so right!

Pearls, of course!




Seen on the most beautiful, elegant women across the planet.

Would you like to own a pearl necklace and earrings yourself at affordable prices? Then head to Pearl Necklaces a small company specialising in freshwater pearls as well as cultured akoya pearl necklaces inprices starting from as low as $29.

 Pearl Necklaces is donating a portion of the profits to a number of reputable charities including St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, The Breast Cancer Research Foundation and United Way. Which brings us to the giveaway. Just in time for your Christmas wishes to friends and family, the Pearl Necklaces people are offering one of my readers a box of Holiday Greeting Cards from St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. 

For your first entry, please go to the Pearl Neclaces website, visualise yourself in one of their timeless chic pieces, then come back here and tell us what it is.


For extra entries:
Tweet about the giveaway. Come back here and leave another comment.
Post on your blog about the giveaway. Comme back and leave one more comment.

Make a purchase and earn five extra entries.

Share some love this year with more distant relatives and co-workers. Send them a handwritten Christmas cards with a cause!

The giveaway winner will be picked at random on November 21, when we celebrate The Entrance of the Theotokos into the Temple.

Bonne Chance!

Sunday, 15 November 2009

::The mystical world of Hidden Eloise::







The mystical, magical world of Hidden Eloise.
Shop here (Sale on)
Web home here.
N.B. Set aside some time to take in the beauty and whimsy.


Saturday, 14 November 2009

Wednesday, 11 November 2009

Who wants to win this bag?


I do! But because I am a nice person, I am letting you know, too!

(It's such a cute and romantic bag, and it will look great in the bathroom, or the girls' room, or to carry the tools of the trade. Hoganfe has been in my favorites for quite some time now).

Click here and play along!

(I do think you should follow Ave, too. She runs the friendliest giveaways on the blogosphere. Maybe I' ll put together one, too, if she agrees to run it!)

Insouciance



A sweet, beautiful image before I say goodnight ... for today... with a big Thank You for being my friends... and inspiring me on my way to finding a part of myself...
g'night!

Wednesday, 4 November 2009

Work:Work:La La La

I haven't shown you any work related pictures in a long time...Hmm!
It is this time of the year when we are fixing up old clients' boutique hotels, and opening our line for some new ones.
Let me show you...












Cozy up

Tuesday, 3 November 2009

Wooly

It's getting cold outside in my part of the world...Here, let me warm your hands...







Happy Heart warming week

Classy Bling

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