Thursday, July 19, 2018

Summertime crafts!!

Hi, hello, γειά σας!!!

I'm back today with lots of things to share with you on the craft and art front!

I'm so glad I finally got my creative mojo back  and made time to indulge into what makes me smile and happy! I will very fast describe what I have made and then let you get a clearer  idea through my pictures.




 I bought some wreaths which I embellished with ribbons, string, lace and sea shells ,  to offer them as little presents to my little one's nursery school teachers. They really liked them and I was extremely pleased.
On the whole, I have been using items that I had at home to upcycle them and give them a summery look.
I'm always very happy to give new life to old and neglected things that can prove handy and pretty ,as well.
Here take a look at what I have made.
                        








  I transformed two glass jars I had in store, into tea light holders. I used lace ribbons, string, ribbons in the colour of the sand and added some lavender, to make a nice little decorative item for my 'summer kitchen'.


 This is another wreath which I made some years ago and 'updated' it with some navy ribbons.

 Then ,I stuck  the little 'rattan bowls' where the sea shells were in when I bought them, on a small piece of wood. I added tea lights and some sea shells .
 I use this tea light holder on a table on my balcony and light the candles every night. I'm very pleased with this easy little make, which cost me absolutely nothing.

 Last but not least ,I was huuuuugely pleased to transform part of our study room into my little one's play and study corner.
That's how this wall looked at first . We bought a bookcase-storing case for the little one's toys and books and a tiny table and chair, but I thought something was missing.

So I decided to make a blackboard in the shape of a house . I traced the house using paper tape and then painted it with blackboard paint. When it was ready, we added a wooden frame to make it look more professional and avoid the  writing on the rest of the wall.
 Then, I put all the furniture and toys together and this is the result.
  We are all very happy with it and my boy wasted no time! You can see him here creating his masterpiece in chalk!!!
That's all for now. Take care and enjoy your summer days and nights.
My love to all. ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️♡♡♡♡♡♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️
Tina xxx

Thursday, July 5, 2018

Summertime!!

After such a long and exhausting winter and school year , here we are at the beginning of our holidays. I said goodbye to school last Friday and as the little one still attends his nursery school , I spend most of my days at home doing housework . It is the time of year I  always  look forward to, so that I can do various boring but necessary home stuff which is  left behind.
 While doing house work, I’m dreaming of holidays at the seaside, sipping a refreshing drink and listening to the soft murmuring of the waves on the wet sand………… .Oh these dreams make me sigh….. . I do love summer! I don’t mind the heat . It’s so liberating to wear light, bright clothes and walk on the beach feeling the warm  breeze on your tanned body.
You  forget your worries and concerns and you just exist for the sun ,the sea and the blue sky above. Summer is my season!

 We manage to escape to the beach for some hours at the weekend and  it is always such a treat and major pleasure for me to gaze at the blue horizon ,swim and lie on the soft and warm sand .





 We are so very lucky to live in a country with a vast coast line and islands with clear and clean water and lovely weather most of the time!
 On the ‘craft and art’ front , there is very little I have made , but I have some plans for the holidays. I have bought some material to make some summer wreathes and bunting for the garden . I have already made one wreath for a good friend . Do you like it?


  These days I mainly post in my instagram account and I find it such a fun and easy way to contact people . This is why I haven’t updated my blog posts. Anyway,  my little blog is always a sweet love for me and a lovely journal and diary  which is really worth keeping alive.
I hope to post soon and to have some inspiring creations to show you J❤️♥️
My love and wishes for a lovely , creative and relaxing summer to all of you.
Tina xxx


Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Spring Wreaths and Easter memories

Hello , hello again dear friends  from around the world. I'm back again to my little space in blogland and as always very happy for contacting you for yet another time.
Schools started on Monday, after Easter holidays and the celebrations are already well left behind, although the nice memories of those days still stay with us.

 We were lucky to leave the city for some days and spend  the time by the sea and also travel to the mountain to enjoy the magnificent views and abundance of spring colours all around us.
I was very glad to entertain people in our house on Easter Sunday and of course I decorated the table with what I thought would be the most welcoming little present for my guests: little bags with candies and little chocolate eggs, placed on each plate .

  I put yellow paper napkins inside each little bag and the setting was complete. I loved the outcome and my guests were also very pleased.
This post was originally meant to be only about my spring and easter wreaths, but I  couldn't resist telling you a few things about my Easter vacations and show you some pictures.

Those of you who have been following my blog for some time, know my love for wreaths and that I often make one as seasons and decorations change in my house.
This is the full collection of my spring wreaths!
 They are not that many but I love them all !!!

 This is a wreath I made with left over fabric in my favourite pink and red colours. It is very easy to make and very impressive !
 My crochet wreath was made some years ago . It has yellow and white crochet flowers embellished with little  pearls, plus some flowers made of fabric.

 This is another crochet wreath I made for my bedroom, with crochet flowers and buttons, along with tiny buds made of fabric. I love the meuve, purple  and soft pink  colours.
 This is my Easter wreath in the colours of Spring, with little eggs and many buds and leaves.
 My most recent creation is the wreath you can see below on the far left side of the photo.This one too was made for Easter, but I think it is quite suitable as a   May wreath, as well.
I have already started thinking about the 'concept' for a new wreath and I'm looking for inspiration!
If you want to contact me and have a glimpse into my life more often, follow me on instagram, too(creamlinen.gr)
Till next time , 
My love to all, 
Tina xxx