Saturday, 19 April 2014

Traditional Greek Easter Biscuits


These are the traditional Easter biscuits made in Greece and they are absolutely heavenly!


I don't have a recipe of my own to share with you but CookMeGreek has a post all about them, so if you head over there you'll find out how to make them. 

Tuesday, 15 April 2014

Vintage Vogue Bags

I have a thing for Vogue sewing patterns. 
Of course, the bag patterns of the brand are no exception.
Whether vintage or not, they are always so elegant and just so well-presented.
This pattern is one of my latest favourites with D being the culprit of my obsession....

Tuesday, 8 April 2014

DIY Easy Flower Accessories - Flower Headband

And for the last of the easy flower accessory tutorials made for the Sew Mama Sew blog: girly flower headband.

This is super easy to make and it can be worn by girls of all ages, from toddlers to young women, with jeans for a summer garden party or for a walk down the aisle.

Find all the details on how to make this simple flower headband HERE.

DIY Easy Flower Accessories - Wrist Corsage

Up next in the easy flower accessory diy trio: whimsical flower corsage.

Just assemble your materials and follow the step by step instructions at Sew Mama Sew.

You'll end up with a flirty flower corsage with tulle, lace and feathers, great for a garden wedding or any number of up-coming summer celebrations.

Change it around, mix it up, customize it and have fun!

If you are looking for the basic flower tutorial will find it HERE.

DIY Easy Flower Accessories - Floral Crown

The first in a series of 3 easy diy organza flower accessories for Sew Mama Sew by Fairytale Flower is this ethereal yellow flower crown.

 All three tutorials are based on the peony organza flower tutorial found HERE.

Once you've mastered making your flowers you can then make a number of easy flower accessories that you can wear year-round -on special occassions or every day- and be proud of.

You can find the tutorial on how to make this flower crown HERE.

I would LOVE to see what you make.
Please feel free to share your lovely creations with me. 

Fairytale Flower DIY

Yes, I have been rather absent from this blog lately but I have not been idle....

The photo collage above is a sneak peek into a diy project I've been working on for Sew Mama Sew blog which I've enjoyed thoroughly and can't wait to share with you.

Come back later for a series of easy diy floral accessory tutorials: a floral crown, a flower wrist corsage and a flower headband.

Wednesday, 26 March 2014

The Garden Of Beautiful Memories

Miranda van Dijk ,the designer and maker behind Puur Anders, always manages to make something striking and exceptional.

Art Tulip Print by Puur Anders

'Puur Anders' means 'pure and different' in Dutch and Miranda's creations always live up to her promise.

Flower with Photograph Print by Puur Anders

In Miranda's own words: 'I print photos on fabric and turn them into leaves and flowers. Nature is my biggest inspiration, and I am especially touched by the connection between man and nature.'

Personilized Tulip by Puur Anders

Where can you see her work?
 Puur Anders esty shop
Puur Anders blog
Puur Anders facebook

Puur Anders

Thursday, 13 March 2014

How To Make A Peony Fabric Flower

 Would you like to find out how to make your very own fabric flower? 
Would you like to make a pretty peony flower for your all your diy floral accessories?
Then look no futher.

I had the pleasure of preparing just that for one of my very favourite blogs: Sew Mama Sew and I'd love to share it with you all.

I first started making flowers a couple of years back when my sister discovered a tutorial for it on the internet. Her stumbling upon that tutorial was one of the happiest accidents in my life as it's given me a passion for making pretty flowers that brighten my days and fills my soul with the joy of creating.
(I wish I knew which one it was so I could share it with you today....)

Ever since I've had a genuine affection for tutorials and their creators.
I greatly admire the people who so generously give up their time and knowledge to show others these skills and inspire them, in turn, into creation.

I've always meant to make tutorials and share the things that I love to make but time is always a factor in this not coming around as often as I'd like.

I will promise to try harder and actualy make all those tutorials I have floating in my head to share with you.

For now, please head over to Sew Mama Sew for the full account of How To Make A Peony Fabric Flower.

I would love to see what you make from this tutorial and I'd love to share it on the blog too.

The Happiness Of Contributing

Floral Headband for Girls by Fairytale Flower

I'm so very excited and happy to be featured in one of my absolute favourite sewing blogs today: Sew Mama Sew!
I'm sure that if I were in England I'd be 'chuffed'!
You can read the post HERE.

And there's more to come in just a little while.
Don't go away!
There's a surprise following.

Sunday, 9 February 2014

Keyring Flower Charm

This is a gift I made for a friend who doesn't wear flower accessories. 
Not as brooches, or hair clips, or rings or earrings.

So she got a key ring -or bag charm if you prefer- with a flower she admired in a sweet, muted lilac.

You tie it around your key ring or your bag handle.

I use a version of this on my car key and home key sets and never have to waste time any more fishing into my bag for either set of keys.

It used to be a particular pet peeve of mine to have to manically search for those elusive keys.
Now I use the tell-tale leaves or flower to quickly fish it out of a pocket.

I've been making and using these for at least a couple of years and I'd vouch for their effectiveness.
Plus I get to carry a couple of my flowers around all day.....

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