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Lavender sachets
This summer I made these gorgeous lavender sachets, using selected 30's reproduction fabrics that fitted to the customer's taste for her daughter's christening.

They were filled with lavender and some polyester stuffing, and the colors were from yellow to purple and red to blue. A really tiny button made this "pillow" effect, and a white ribbon was sewn on one corner to be able to hang the sachet.

It can be used to decorate your baby's bedroom (lavender has a very calm effect), your wardrobe, or inside your car.

A listing for 20 lavender sachets can be found in my Etsy shop, here.

I have also made some for my christmas tree, using only red and green hues, and they look just adorable. If you would like a feel of vintage/cottage chic for christmas decor, these are the perfect ornament!

A listing for one lavender sachet in green or red hues can be found here.

I am more than happy to work with you and prepare a custom order...Visit my shop for more!!!

RELATED POSTS: More christening favors!
Thassos
Thassos
Robby on vacations
Robby on vacations
i-pholia i-pholia Returning to Thessaloniki was a bit difficult at first because we did not have our own house, so we were guests at my parents' home. But lucky us, I had an uncle in the island of Thassos (northern Greece), so we decided to continue our vacations! We had an amazing time, met wonderful people and rested a lot!! I even finished a huge embroidery project that I started in August (I will post about it later). I also managed to read three books!

Robby was really upset for living his home, and at first he had a few seizures (I don't know if I mentioned but he is epileptic), but on the island he had an amazing time, everyday swimming, making friends...

We also visited the amazing farm of a very dear friend, and bought many goodies (fresh white cheese, eggs, groceries, etc). You can find more about the farm here.

Last days of September we returned to Thessaloniki to search for a place to stay, and finally after a small adventure, first of November we had our own home. Soon I will post photos of our new place (it is really gorgeous). I have my own sewing room (yeah!), that I am still trying to set up, and dedicate completely in sewing quilts and accessories.

My shop is up and running again, and soon it will be enriched with many many goodies!!!
See you soon!

Yellow summer
Hello again, after a really long and extended absence. I' ve been away for more than 2 months, and I really feel the need to tell you how this time passed.
Well first of all, in May I quit my day job, because we decided to move to my hometown Thessaloniki. We've been living in a village in Peloponnesus for 6 years, and it was about time to take the decision to return home.
During the summer we had our vacations for the first in Astros (the village), and we had an amazing time. Some of the photos tell all the story:
Chinese cooking
A wonderful friend from China cooked this amazing meal that fed almost 20 people
Cooking
We ate some amazing diners (and meals) from the best chefs of Vervena!
Our favorite friends, without us
Our favorite house, will have to do without us...but we miss you a lot!
My favorite stray dog
Goodbye!! My favorite stray dog, for us she is always in our hearts, and be sure that Robby misses you too!
Goodbye Astros
Goodbye Astros!!!
And so, the journey begins:
Moving
Moving

Packed all of our life in 2,5 days, and first days of September we left for Thessaloniki.
Our old house
And here we go! (bye bye old house)
I am officially on vacation...we are everyday at the beach swimming, drinking coffee...
The strange thing is that everyday I wake up at 6.30 in the morning, and because everybody is sleeping, I am relaxed enough, to work on my swoon.
It is my first attempt to make a swoon quilt, and oh boy!!... it is a huge quilt! I have no idea how the f...k am I going to quilt this thing in my small little Pfaff...I am seriously thinking of sending it to professional (But I have to find someone in Europe...if anybody knows please message me!!!)
WIP Swoon 2013
I didn't have time to participate in the previous quilt-a-long, and I was so happy to hear for this new one...if you would like to participate, link your projects at the Flickr Group Swoon 2013.
WIP Swoon 2013
WIP Swoon 2013

Now on this week's statistics

Dresden quilt: I left the handquilting for the winter.
Checkers quilt: basting.
Butterfly quilt: yes finally I am quilting this eternal UFO
Skill Builder BOM: standing still.

Summary of this week's stats:
Completed projects -0
New projects -0 (I will not start a new project until I've finished all my UFOs. I promise!!!)
Currently in progress -5

Now it is your turn! Hop over at Freshly Pieced and take a peek on how everyone else is doing.
WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced
It was time to finish some other "UFO's" that were hanging around for a really long time, and being on vacations, really helps.
Superheroes
Superheroes
I finished my superheroes "portraits", that I absolutely adore, and also the Stark family in all its past glory!
(I am a Game of Thrones addict since the first episode-who isn't?).
Photos did not come out very well, but anyway I had to post it!
Game of Thrones
I am now doing some other TV Series cross stitch...but for now no more disclosures...
Game of Thrones
WIP
Working on my Swoon 2013 blocks! And it feels so good!

Linking to Amanda, over at Crazy Mom Quilts, for a super Finish-It-Up-Friday!
I've finished this baby quilt a couple of weeks ago, but never got the time to take a picture!! I am just in love with the binding of this adorable baby quilt, it gave a whole new perspective to the whole quilt!!! Don' t you agree?
Pinwheel quilt

Materials

I have used two print charm packs for the cuttie: 1. Cape Ann from Moda fabrics and 2. Hoo's in the forest by Riley Blake. And I also used two solid charm packs from Kona. The background is Sage from Kona cotton and the backing is also from Riley Blake. The binding is a fabric I bought from Amsterdam and was really afraid of using it...such foolness...it looks amazing!

Process

I quilted the whole quilt around the pinwheel squares in a straight line. And for the first time I tried machine binding (I always hand - bind my quilts) and it was heaven on earth...simply amazingly fast and very clean-cut...
Pinwheel quilt

I have made a listing for this beautiful lap quilt in my Etsy shop.

For more details on this listing click here: Pinwheel quilt

Pinwheel quilt
Finally I made some (not much), progress with quilting my butterfly quilt...I just love those colors! My golden retriever just loves this one!
WIP Butterfly quilt

Now on this week's statistics

Dresden quilt: I left the handquilting for the winter.
Checkers quilt: basting.
Butterfly quilt: yes finally I am quilting this eternal UFO
Swoon quilt: piecing the top. another block is already finished..

Summary of this week's stats:
Completed projects -1
New projects -0 (I will not start a new project until I've finished all my UFOs. I promise!!!)
Currently in progress -4

Now it is your turn! Hop over at Freshly Pieced and take a peek on how everyone else is doing.

WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced
Christening Favors for Anna
Finally I made a listing in my Etsy Shop for these cute little houses, for anyone who would like to have a unique handmade favor for your baby's baptism. They require a lot of work including some hand sewing, so please if you would like to make an order do it in advance so that there is enough time for me to make them.

It is a really joy for me to contribute to such a great event to your loved baby's life!

Custom orders are also welcome, we could combine our imagination forces and make something extraordinary!
Christening Favors for Anna
Christening Favors for Anna
Christening Favors for Anna
Christening Favors for Anna
Tomorrow I will show another design for a christening favor that I made for a very dear friend!
Until then, keep on creating!
A bouquet from her garden
This amazing lovely bouquet was given to me by my dear friend Sylvie, who collected all those flowers from her garden. Isn't it beautiful? It gave light in our home for almost a week! (Just wanted to show it to you).

I got back from my easter-holidays, and I haven't shown you any picture....what a shame...

Easter holidays
We took a wonderful ride on the nearby mountains of Serres..(yes that's me and my "free bates" t-shirt!)
Easter holidays
My husband's niece and nefew preparing the salads....we had our family lunch at this amazing house of my sister-in-law....
Easter in Serres Easter holidays
Traditional roasted meat...a loads of other tasteful plates...
Maybe a vintage quilt
Maybe a vintage quilt
And my mother-in-law showed my this quilt that she bought years ago...(she doesn't remember where or when), so it is not clear if it is very old or not handmade. I really wasn't sure, but it did have some handquilting. If anybody knows or has seen it, please I would like to know this information...it could be a mass-producted quilt... But anyway it is adorable!
See you next week!!!
Christening Favors for Anna
Finally I am back from my holidays in my hometown (it's been almost a month...but too much work to post anything!), and I have been really busy making these christening favors for my niece's christening ceremony. I am really IN LOVE with them!

Aren't they the cutest little houses you've ever seen?

Using my scraps I managed to 150 fabric houses...with the help of this amazing tutorial by Retro Mama. They are filled with polyester filling and a lot of lavender, so they are small lavender sachets.
If you don't feel like making your own, I will soon make a listing in my Etsy Shop, for whoever would like to buy these cutties!
Christening Favors for Anna

Christening Favors for Anna

Christening Favors for Anna
All photographs were taken by my lovely, adorable husband, who by the way has published his first LP. You can hear a preview of the album here:

or visit his website for more info. The LP contains of ten audio comments on ten poems of Christos Laskaris.

I really missed my blog, and I have so many things to talk to you about...but soon.

Now on this week's statistics

Dresden quilt: still handquilting.
Checkers quilt: basting.
Butterfly quilt: yes finally I am quilting this eternal UFO
Swoon quilt: piecing the top.
Pinwheel quilt: Finished

Summary of this week's stats:
Completed projects -1
New projects -0 (I will not start a new project until I've finished all my UFOs. I promise!!!)
Currently in progress -4

Now it is your turn! Hop over at Freshly Pieced and take a peek on how everyone else is doing.

WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced