Sunday, 24 March 2019

DIY - Easy Garden Sign



Yesterday, I finally had some time to tidy up the patio that was long overdue. After playing with the furniture and the planters around and I was happy with the layout, it was time to think details. And I don't mean flowers (yes, I know that some of the planters are still empty - I promise, there will be flowers soon), but little details like accessories and garden signs. 

Saturday, 16 March 2019

Dark Chocolate Rye Cookies


Ingredients:

  • 200g dark chocolate
  • 25g unsalted butter
  • 2 eggs at room temperature
  • 100g light brown sugar
  • 130g wholemeal rye flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 50-70g icing sugar

Saturday, 26 January 2019

Spices Cupboard Makeover




Take a grey-ish cupboard bought on Christmas sale, white primer and black chalkboard paint and you get a lovely spices cupboard that can be also used to write recipes on. Ta-da!

Wednesday, 2 January 2019

Owl Painting


For this post, I am sharing my first completed painting after moving into my new studio which is also a Christmas gift for my sister-in-law. No words, just images; enjoy!

Wednesday, 19 December 2018

Decorating with Christmas Carols



Can you remember that I couldn't decide whether to leave the mantel as it was? Well, I had a brainwave and after searching the internet for free music sheet with Christmas carols, here is the completed decor. And we love it! 

Thursday, 13 December 2018

Edible Christmas Treats




Inspired by Day 10 of #12DaysofFolksy challenge over on Instagram which was 'FEAST', I decided to try a couple of recipes that I haven't tried before. One was intentional and one was by chance, but both resulted in delicious edible treats that not only can be enjoyed at Christmas table but can be offered as homemade Christmas prezzies as well.

Saturday, 8 December 2018

Christmas Crafts




What stars, Noel and gingerbread have in common? Three easy activities that I have done in the last days to get ready for the festive season. The Christmas tree is up and decorated; the table centerpiece from a dear friend is on display and the presents are bought and half wrapped. We still have the mantel to finish decorating and that's it (I think...).

Thursday, 22 November 2018

Black Friday Dilemma and Its Alternatives




The maker’s point of view

I never really took part in any Black Friday sale except if I am selling through a platform that does that and I am just part of a general sale offer of 10% or 12% or 15% which is fairly acceptable. In this case, I just go with the flow as the hassle of login in each of them and put my shops on holiday mode and then undo it after the promotion finishes, is too much. What I do, or rather don’t do, I simply don’t promote my paintings during this time so if people buy from me by chance, so be it.