Sunday, 27 February 2011

I spy.........WhippedUpWonderful Soap

This week, I spy WhippedUpWonderful soap:

I came across it browsing through Etsy and I was hooked.

They all look so good!

       And they tempt you with  fresh-sounding scents like lemongrass, lavender , cherry vanilla and citrus.

Saturday, 26 February 2011

Saturday Shopping- Mini Red

This little red bag is patiently waiting to be listed in the shop.

It's made out of a bright red cotton and there's a different applique on each side.

It stays shut with a magnetic snap.
For big girls and little girls alike.

For more Saturday Shopping visit zsazsazsu.

Thursday, 24 February 2011

My Creative Space

In the midst of a number of projects happening simultaneously, I've been trying to get my tags right...

I think I'm close. But not there yet.

For more creative spaces, click on kootoyoo


Wednesday, 23 February 2011

Stella McCartney - Spring!

This is a selection of Stella McCartney's Resort  Collection.

Images via

So perfect for Spring.

Images via

Monday, 21 February 2011

Items Of The Week on the EGST blog

I've been lucky enough to be invited to guest post on the blog of the Greek Etsy Team.
 Just a small post, once a week, with a selection of four great items from the fabulous creations of the team.

monocerus-misty aurora-mynameisyarn-stemelinasupplies

Here is this week's selection.
Fresh and green with the promise of spring.
Aren't they fabulous?
Click on the team blog for links to these shops and more.

Monday Moodboard- Vintage Vogue

For more Monday Moodboards, visit fleurfatale.

Sunday, 20 February 2011

I spy......Juime Wearable Art Brooches.

This week, I spy.....these fabulous wearable art brooches  by Juime.

Juime is Manuela Olten's shop which hosts a wealth of  wonderfully original creations.

 Not only fabric jewelry, but also dolls, pouches, bags and enchanting home decor, all rendered in her own unique and enchanting way.

And these are the sweet, smiling 
mermaid pendants in her shop - just because I can't resist....

There is also a wonderful Juime blog where you can catch up on almost daily updates of Manuela's work in progress as well as snippets of her creative space.

Saturday, 19 February 2011

Saturday Shopping

It's Saturday! Time to join zsazsazsu for Saturday Shopping.

 This is the latest cuff in the shop. It's not the usual kind of cuff I make but it was created for last week's  European Street Team challenge which I was really excited about!

The theme was 'Medieval'.
So I found one of granny's already damaged embroidered pieces, cut it up and made this.

And I called 'The Queen Of Hearts Tapestry Cuff'.

For more Saturday  Shopping head on over to zsazsazsu


Friday, 18 February 2011

EGST Challenge- Flying Flamingo

I'm very happy to be hosting this month's challenge for the Etsy Greek Street Team.
The inspiration for this challenge is this wonderful photo by Stephmel of a pink flamingo captured in flight over the snowy mountains  of Eastern Greece. 

The colour pallette and photo, will be your guides when creating your entries.

Submissions by members of the team will be accepted untill Friday the 4th of March and subsequently posted in the Etsy Greek Street Team blog.
Entries must be new listings, created specifically for this challenge.
Please submit your items by convo to my etsy shop OnePerfectDay.


Thursday, 17 February 2011

Wednesday, 16 February 2011

Can you smell Spring in the air?

More flowers on my worktable...

                                                           Must be  Spring.

Saturday, 12 February 2011

Saturday Shopping

This is a supersized paisley brooch made from soft, shimering, pale gold satin, trimmed with black lace.

And a scrappy centre.
                                       It's in the shop.

For more Saturday Shopping visit zsazsazsu.

February Trend Report- Surprising Leather

This month's Trend Report on Handmade Europe is all about fabulous leather creations as seen on this season's catwalk:

Bottega Veneta-Yves Saint Laurent-Philosophy-Antonio Berardi-Christian Dior-Blumarine-Jean Paul Gaultier-Celine
                                                               images via

And of course about the magnificent creations of the European Street Team:

Click on the photos for a detailed list of links for both items and shops.

Wednesday, 9 February 2011

I spy.....Babiekins

This week I spy  Babiekins Magazine-For The Trendsetting Child, one of the cutest, most stylish kids' magazines on-line.

Issue four is out!

372 pages of the most beautiful images of adorable kids, irresistable fashion, decor items, fun ideas, diy projects and so much more.

Thank you LittleMissHeirloom for the reminder.

Saturday, 5 February 2011

Saturday Shopping

This Saturday I'm showing off two pale gold shantung silk cuff/armbands from the shop.

I call them The Golden Siren Cuffs as much for the enchanting texture and hue of the silk as for the enchanted creature wearing them in the picture.

They are quite versatile as the can be worn on wrist or arm -as high or low as you like.


One is with ruffle edges and has a lace-up closure.


The other one is a straight sheath-like cuff with a wider opening for the ribbon that laces it closed to show more.

You can turn it around to suit your mood, so that it shows more laced-up ribbon or more gently shimmering gold silk.

And by changing the ribbon you change the look entirely. You can add  matching, contrasting or complementary ribbon and you've got a new accessory every time.

For more Saturday Shopping ideas click: zsazsazsu

Friday, 4 February 2011

Stylish Blogger Award......


The lovely Jana of Stories Of the Secret Garden blog has done me the honour of bestowing upon me the Stylish Blogger Award....

Jana's striking creations at Helmitarha Etsy

I humbly accept, thank her  profusely and must in turn disclose 7 things about me:

Not in the right order: 1.Jennie Harbour is one of my all-time favourite illustrators. 2.Purple is my favourite colour. 3.But so is green. 4.Flowers make me happy. 5.Brooches are my favourite accessory at the moment .6.Marilyn Monroe fascinates me. 7.Trees are one of my all-time favourite things.
         Borrowed pictures in mosaic: 2.Beauty by ciaobellaphotography. 6.Cinderella by Jennie Harbour. 8.I Love Fall by lori411

I must also award the Stylish Blogger to other blogs of my choosing. Which I do gladly.
And here are 5 of the wonderful blogs on my blog list :

Myrtle And Eunice blog images

OneFlewOver blog images

Vanessa Speaks

VanessaSpeaks blog images

StarryBlueSky blog images

Fairchild Street Photography blog images

Click any blog to view. They're all worth visiting.
As are all the blogs in my blog list.

For those who got an award, this is what you're supposed to do:
This is how it works - you have to:
- Thank and link back to the person who awarded you;
- share 7 things about yourself;
- Pay it forward to 15 bloogers you like (but 3, 5 or any number is ok!);
- Contact those bloggers about the award.

I don't make the rules...Just passing them on....

Thursday, 3 February 2011

After my own heart

  1. JohnWGolden
  2. Tascha
  3. Dreamel
  4.  AsWeGoArts                                                                    

My Creative Space

This is going to be a bag:

  A surprise for a friend.

And for a truckload of more Creative Spaces, click Kootoyoo.
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