Preparing For the Holiday

Busy busy busy! I’ve been doing a thousand things at once lately, and I must say  I really really need that holiday! I still haven’t finished decorating and cleaning my home, but that will have to wait till I come back from Greece. I want this now:

And this:

And to feel like this:

So I’m packing my bags and hopefully in a few days I’ll be able to enjoy in sunny Greece. 🙂

I think I’ll have enough books to read there 🙂

And my journal and sketch book are ready:

I also managed to make some nice things lately, and although I didn’t photograph some of my creations (a mistake that happens often), I can show you these:

Brooches for my mom

Book earrings for a friend:

And some handmade paper, which needs to be pressed and then it will be ready to use. 🙂

A few days ago, while I was making some book covers, my husband played a bit with my beads, and look what he made for me! It means “I love you”. 🙂 I had to share this, it’s just too cute! 🙂

And more love, this time Nature’s way. 🙂

Have a wonderful weekend!

Just a Few things I made

Well, this has been a not so good month for me. Apart from finishing a lot of work around the apartment, decorating and such, (and still a lot to be done), with hubby working almost night and day and Meda having health issues, I can’t say I’m ok. Working, worrying and a lack of sleep is not the best combination. But, that’s all I’m going to say about that. I don’t want to spread bad energy. Instead, I’m going to show you a few pieces I managed to finish. It seems like hand sewing is my remedy. It’s relaxing, I can do it while watching (or shall I say- listening) TV, and most importantly I can do it in my living room with hubby by my side.

A purple journal, which IS purple, despite this bad photo :

Well, grey and purple. 🙂

And another one, different color scheme:

A heart brooch:

Tiny books:

And cookies! 🙂

These cookies are so easy to make, and they are yummy! Here is the recipe:

Mix 3 eggs, 200 grams of sugar, 4 Tbsp melted honey, 100 grams of butter, one Tsp backing powder, 500 grams flour, cinnamon (about one Tsp), and a bit of grated lemon zest. Make small balls, let’s say about one and a half inch in diameter or less, put them in the pan on the baking paper a bit apart from each other as they will rise in the oven, and bake them at 200 degrees Celsius until they look like these in the photo. 🙂 You could put them in a container and keep them gorgeously fresh for days. Although, that never happens in my home, we eat them instantly. LOL!

And one more thing! If you like Art journaling, visit this site. This lady has some great ideas about Art journal, how to get started, etc. So inspiring and encouraging!

Have a wonderful day! 🙂