Friday, 20 January 2017

A fresh start in Luxembourg

Hello there,
Hope you are doing fine!
Well me, I'm having a great time in the new country that my family and me have moved to about four months ago: Luxembourg.
I know I should have written more about all of this earlier, but  I preferred to curb the enthusiasm and express my feelings when I have a pretty good picture of it (well as much as anyone could have of a country in such a short period of time, that is!).
So in a few words what can  I say about Luxembourg? I just looooooove it!
It's a beautiful country with an amazing natural beauty and a fairy tale atmosphere in almost everything about it!
And when I say everything I totally mean everything.
From the landscape to the architecture of buildings (from the ones of the Medieval era till the most recent) as well as the country's public administration in all fields of life (which is something that looks like a fairy tale to a Greek!).
No wonder  why this country is supposed to have such happy inhabitants in global ranking!

Here are some photos from some short walks and trips we have had in various towns, villages and sights.
I promise there'll be much more!
Till then, take care!

View of Grund from Le Chemin de la Corniche -"Europe's most beautiful balcony"

The ArcelorMittal Building in Rue de la Liberte

The Vianden castle

Place Guillaume II at Christmas time

Christmas market -Golden lady

Monday, 26 December 2016

Happy holidays from Luxembourg!

Hello from Luxembourg!
Although my absence in the blogosphere has been enormous these past months (a fact that I promise to change shortly!) I would like to wish all of you Happy Holidays and a happy, healthy and prosperous New Year!

I send you -along with my love and wishes- a song from my favorite teen idol whose tragic, sudden loss came as a shock and  a sad addition to the long list of artists who farewelled us in 2016.
Goodbye George!
We surely are going to miss you!
And those of us who had the chance to enjoy your live appearance at OAKA stadium in Athens several years ago, we will always keep a sweet memory of you, your UNBELIEVABLE voice and your sense of humor apart from your great, deep,sentimental songs.
A night to remember!

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!

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