Wednesday, May 9, 2012

A Crochet Gift

Today we are sharing the story of a personal request gift! Dimitris, a friend and colleague of mine at school didn't have the chance to be at our bazaar (at Past Tense), so he made a custom order, afterwards. He wanted a special gift for his girlfriend! And it was his request the gift to be a pair of red crocheted heart earrings. Double Crochets to the rescue! 
I made them with extra care and of course love, and here they are, a lovely pair for Eirini! 

Marietta was extra inventive with a special love packaging. We added small little paper hearts and letters spelling love! You could call it "late Valentine's", or "really early one"! What do you think? I always love a romantic gift idea, how are you when it comes to "the matters of the heart" crafts?

Wish you guys all the love in the world!

Saturday, May 5, 2012

may day wreath: how to!

Hallo everyone! how are you!? Today we are going to show you, how we made our May Day wreath with wild flowers and lace! It's a super easy and fun project that you can do at any picnic or walk at the park.

we used a wooden wreath that my mum gave me as a birthday present (with two fabulous Laura Ashley cushions!!). But you can use any wreath base you like.
then we picked some wild flowers, leaves and little branches
and tied them up on the wreath with some white lace. I really love the way white lace looks.
be imaginative and arrange the flowers around the wreath in a cute way! You can fill it up, or you can leave some space that the wreath and the lace shows.

and tada! you have a very pretty spring wreath! 

we used about one and a half meter of lace, and the best way to tie, the flowers, up is to make little bouquets and tie them up gradually. Do you like it!? Tell us your opinion. What is your favourite wreath style?

kiss kiss

Friday, May 4, 2012

1st of May

   Spring is all around! May Day is the official spring day, and a special day for me, because it's my birthday! Last year, on the first of May we started a little bitty tradition with Panagiota. Did you notice the previous happy birthday post that Panagiota did for me? this lovely portrait of mine was shot exactly one year earlier on May Day of 2011 :) So, last year we did a photo shoot around our neighbourhood, trying to discover places that were pretty, yet abandoned or misunderstood! And this year we went for our traditional photo shoot at a park near by, that we haven't taken advantage of , at all. It was fun!

We headed to the park, as it was pretty hot. There were a loooot of people at the park enjoying the day, there were families having picnics, and little children playing around, petting the ducks of the pond and some riding the horses. Later on, Dimi joined our company (you can spot her with the nyan cat...) .

We actually did a coffee-picnic, if there is such thing! cause we have eaten already. Panagiota surprised me with a birthday cake and I blew the candles. We snapped some more photos and then it was flower picking time! We also made a May Day wreath with wild flowers!! Of course there was some crocheting, too. Panagiota made some white crocheted flowers and Dimi had brought some scraps for a new necklace she's making.

we did some stupid crazy things and shot some crazy photos and laughed sooo hard that I was crying most of the time. We left the park around 9 o'clock in the evening, just about the time it gets dark. We got back home, ate pizzas and watched tv, then everybody went to sleep with a full heart and tired legs! 
That was pretty much how I turned 26! it seems it will be a lovely age! 
What did you do for May Day? 

marietta ♥

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Happy Birthday Marietta!!

yes it's my sister's birthday today 1st of May! 

Happy Birthday Marietta!!
 my other half  Double Crochet 
 and best sister in the whole world!!!!
 ♥ ♥ 


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