Friday, September 25, 2009

Friday is my day: Psarokokalo

γεια! Today we will jump to Greece and meet maria from She makes art dolls, fiber art, clothes, accessories; handmade with lots of creativity and fun! Wishing you all a joyful Friday!

a rainy friday in athens: i am maria living in athens i live with Thalia, dimitris, and our dog satie in the center of the city, welcome to our friday!
9.00 woke up today facing a rainy day! lucky us we will stay home today....have lot's of things to do here anyway!!10.00 we had our breakfast a bit poor but just came back from vacation, empty fridge ....payed a visit to the net! and our net friends! i love to do this !especially search flickr for art projects!then dimitris helped me to make a photoshoot of my new necklaces (i am the model)
like i said before the fridge is empty
so good for us today granny came to feed us!!!Thalia learned how to take her first pictures!
the camera suffered a bit
but i think she did well :-)thalia taking pisture me and a large doll that we are making
with my friend gragoty
(quat) for an exhibit we started working on the doll named ayelu!mean while our friend Elli and her mom came and we played
and then we eat all together!we continued making a big doll.....
and this is this days result!!!us! the ayelu crew!me and him!
now Gregory has to go home and us off to bed !!!

Friday, September 18, 2009

Friday is my day: Emma Pardos

And again we are lucky ducks and are invited to Spain, to meet lovely Emma from She makes very pretty bags with lots of personality. So you know the rules; visit Emma first and then you can rush to her shop :)
Have a good Friday!

Handbag by emma pardos

It's 9 o'clock, time to wake up and it's pretty much the only moment of the day that I look at the clock. These are my favorite appliances. Impossible to have a good breakfast without bread, coffee and tomato!!

10:01h Objective of the day send out some cv's

I go to check my emails and on the way I walk past the's so dificult to make the bed!!

...continuing on, I find a bunch of things on the floor in the entrance for mike's exposition which happens this week
finally i get to the computer...but my internet connection has been really slow for the past few days so this morning it's the same thing. I fight with it a while...but this time I can clearly see that I need professional help

11:28h is that a storm? Is the sky black? I have to rush through the house to shut all the open windows because the rain was blowing in onto the floorI had to source some cardboard boxes for a project, but since it's raining I decide to try to fix the internet connection. I phone here, there...fixed! It works! Now I can send out some cv's in my search for work

12:32h I find myself on VIVALAMODA :)

14:43h Time to eat! Still have to cook the chicken though
16:59h what? Heli just told me I have to post a photo of myself!!
Soon after I finish preparing some straps for a few bags. The buyer prefer creme than black color
18:31h Going to the presentation for a bag design course which I will be taking this winter

20:29h I leave the course and ......autumn is near and at this time it's already dark!! And it's already starting to get chilly

21:32h pizza!! Some fresh tomatoe and coriander on top! And tinto de verano, red wine with gaseosa( it s like sprite or 7-up, but without so much flavour)
23:30h mike arrives at home with a bundle of things he found in the street.. Time for a tv show ( true blood)

01:11h time to go to sleep...another day passes without having sewn something. I've decided not to sew for a while...but I'll get back to doing it soon!!

Friday, September 11, 2009

Friday is my day: Stemellina

Today we will hop to Greece and meet Meli from She creates yummy jewelries from felt, earrings, brooches, necklaces, bracelets... and she runs a felt supply shop too at
Have a good Friday and soft felt shopping :)
Plum Earrings
My name is Meli which means honey in Greek and I live in a suburb in Athens with my hubby Harry and our kids Johnny(9) and Georgina(3).
8.30 - Hubby leaves for work so I wake up and the first thing I want like crazy is my coffee.
In the summer time I like to drink a cold Frappe with lots of ice cubes.
9.00 - With my coffee in one hand and the mouse in the other I visit etsy.I really love that time!

It's 10.00 already and the kids are still sleeping so I decide to wake them up!As long as I'm in Georgina's bedroom I heard Johnny who is already in the bathroom.As you can see my princess sleeps with 3 stuffed golden retriever .First we bought the mom. Georgina named her Maximina and then we bought the 2 kids Max and Maxi.

They dressed and the first thing they love to do is to feed the fish.

10.30 - The breakfast is ready.Little breads with cheese and ham,cucumber,grapes, juice and milk.Oops !! Johnny just took a grape from Georgina's bowl.

11.00-1.00 After breakfast the kids go to their rooms and play.

As for me this is my fun time.I finish cleaning and cooking and then I start felting in the kitchen

Then I taking care of all the mess and go to the balcony to play the model as I am the one who poses for my creations.

1.30- Lunch Time! Today I made rice with cheese,salad with lettuce,tomato and cucumber and grilled meat balls.

2.30-5.30- These days I organize a small space in my living room to a studio. It's not ready yet but Georgina loves to help me out.She also likes to sit next to me and watch me working on my creations.Hopefully one day she can make her own accessories.

6.00 and Hubby is here! The moment that Johnny and Georgina hear his keys in the door they start screaming and jump on him when he comes in.

As its Friday we decide to go to the Mall of Athens for shopping.

Kids have fun there as Johnny runs with his Heelys ( shoes with wheels in the heels) and Georgina try on some shoes.

10.00- We are back at home and we are all very tired so the kids drink their milk and goes to bed.
Hubby serfs the internet. As for me I go outside in the balcony ( which don't forget I use it as a fashion runway ) and I work on some pictures for etsy.

1.00- Meli ! Meli ! Are you coming? Oh ! Hubby is calling me to go to bed! Sorry I have to leave you.
Good Night and Sweet Dreams......with no naughty thoughts ♥

Friday, September 4, 2009

Friday is my day: Glasfaden

Today we will meet sweet Devi from Germany. She has an etsy shop called where she sells her pretty glass, felt and paper art pieces. But first let's follow her day and after that shopping :)

Monday, August 31st, 2009

6:46 The garbage truck and neighbors are so loud! They wake me up, but I go back to my dream again, as I just have slept for 3 hours...7:30 My alarm clock is ringing (well, rather 'tüt tüüt tüüüt' than 'rrrrring'..). I stil feel like a zombie, so I snooze for a while before I finally get up

7:42 Preparing my breakfast in the kitchen. Then I take the beads out of the kiln (I don't know, how long I've been working on torch yesterday, but I've heard Down Below, back and forth a million times and was really in a great mood :)) and put them into a glass of water to make them easier to take off of the mandrels

7:45 Breakfasting in front of my laptop. Reading mails, browsing the blogs through my reader and take a peek, either it's time to grab a treasury - nope, I would be already at work *sigh*

Now I need a long and hot shower to make me feel less like a zombie.

9:37 Just had a phone call with my dad, took the beads off of the mandrels and cleaned the holes from the bead release using my grinder. No time to inspect the result closer though. It's time to get ready to work now.

I have to go earlier than usual today. I first ride to the culture center to pay the summer activity of my boy there and then off to the B&M store, where I work twice a week in the city10:44 It's only a step away from the city, so I still have time to take a quick view of the lake a bit closer.

Time to move on. I pass the theater studio. The windows are standing wide open, so I take a glaze. I love the atmosphere in such studios. The machines, the racks, the high ceiling.. OMG.. isn't the lamp stunning?!!

10:55 I was just opening the door, when the first customers were already coming in. Normally Mondays are quite quiet, not today it seems..I always take my doodle/sketch book with me. When all the work, e.g. dusting the shelves, is done and nobody is in the shop, I start to doodle or write. Today e.g. there was a woman, who looked very interesting to me in her profile and pose, so I simply have to sketch her after she's gone and no one else's around.

14:50 My boss finally sent me home, as I don't do it on my own *lol* I love to have customers, so I forget the time. From the bridge I can see the Alps.

15:11 At home I take a quick glaze on my garden. I have neglected it during the summer. I can't stand the sun burning my skin and also the mosquitoes love my blood, so I prefered to stay away from the garden. One rose plant is still blooming beautifully, but I really should cut all the other withered roses and weed again. The bind weed are taking overhand everywhere. Also in the back garden, where the zucchinis are growing very well. Maybe I still have a little time to weed later...

16:56 After checking the treasury opening time again (I could have a chance or two in the evening - yay!), I prepare two packages and take them to the post office.

17:10 Having a small talk with a neighbor and weeding a bit in the back garden.
17:22 'Franklin' (not sure if that's the cat's name, but that's how we call her/him - and I thought, it's a she, but I might be wrong..) runs towards me. I try to take a photo of us, but I should have lied on the grass, I suppose :P

17:25 She gets attracted by my backpack - sniffing at the skinny shawl my boy has made for me and then she decides to lie on my backpack *lol* She's so cute!!

17:50 High time to make dinner. It should be ready in 20 minutes, so I cook some pasta with yellow pepper, onion and tomato. Tataa...

18:29 Time to swing my back on the bike again to go to the choir session.
19:12 The room, where we normally sing, is a construction site at the moment. So, we first stay outside singing. We're preparing ourself for the concerts in December (it'll be our first tiny 'tour' - two concerts in Switzerland and one in Constance), so we practice the first Christmas song and another new song.
I ride home right after the session, as I don't want to miss grabbing a T or TW (what a freak! *lol*)
21:59 Sitting in the darkness, in front of the laptop again. I'll try to concentrate myself answering some mails and prepare the poster sketch before I grab a T, watch Dexter on TV (I think, I can only watch this series because I watch it on my B/W TV :)) and finally go to bed. My son will come back again tomorrow after having two weeks holiday with his father. So, I'll say goodnight now, even if I won't be in bed before 1am, I think.

Thank you for joining my day!