Friday, June 25, 2010

Friday is my day: MGMart

Today we head to Hungary and meet Marianna from
She creates beautiful and romantic poppy pins, headbands, brooches, jewellery and wedding accessories. For all pretty girls out there! Have a lovely Friday :)

My day.

I live in a small Hungarian village with my husband and two children, Edward aged 13 and Gigi who is 5 years old.

We lived in UK/London for over 12 years, but moved here a few years ago hoping for a longer childhood for our children.

Usually I am alone with the kids, as my husband is still working in England, because he can’t speak Hungarian yet.

Today it’s a quite exciting day, as we will pick my husband up from Ferihegy Airport in Budapest.

He had gone to work just over a month ago, so we are can’t wait to see each other. We are talking every day on Skype, but still much better when he is home with us.

So…I should begin with this picture…my first thing when I am still in bed, to reach for my iPod and check my emails and Etsy shop. My iPod is the best ever thing I had in my life, I love it!!

Not long after I turn the iPod on I can hear my daughter Gigi’s little voice asking me if she can play on my iPod J

The school is finished, Edward and Gigi are on their summer holiday already.

We are having a breakfast together, they like chocolate chips cereal with milk, while I am having cornflakes with sugar and milk.

I am not a morning person, look quite sleepy here, I need my milk coffee to get a day started.

I am getting some order ready for shipping and started to work on my new lariat necklace design, I was thinking of last night. I am quite happy the necklace came out how I imagined, I love the mixture of brass and organza fabric. Will list it in my shop later this week. While I am working, Gigi is painting next to me and Edward is on his computer.

I love making this poppies! They are so simple, but really sweet design of mine.

I am not using any glue to fix my flowers on the bobby pins. I sew each of them by hand.

I am making my own boxes, they are made for my flowers size. I am having a problem to find a supplier who can make special size strong boxes for me for shipping. Until I will find any, I have to make my own.

You can find a box tutorial on my blog

Orders are ready for going to the post office.

Walking to the post office with my daughter. I love this walks, because we can talk lots while we get there…

Gigi took a photo of me. That is my posting bag, I love it so much!! I got it from a really good friend, Lani from the US. I met her on Etsy.

Gigi is posing J She is such a little monkey! I love her soooo much!!!

The brown brick house is our home, can you see the big satellite dish? Because of it’s size, we can receive and watch UK channels in Hungary!

Cooking some quick lunch before we leave to the airport.

I love cooking! I found this Asparagus soup recipe on the internet. So easy to make.

At the Ferihegy Airport, waiting for my husband to come out and we all can go home. The kids in the back of the car are so excited!

Quick view to the Danube while my husband driving through the bridge.

This is my working area in the study. In the evening I am checking my emails and shops again and download the photos I took today, tweet and list new items what I made during the day. You can see them around my computer….

I like being alone at night, when everyone gone to bed. It’s nice and quite… I try to go to bed by midnight, but sometimes I am still sitting front of my computer up to 1am.

Thank you for reading how I spent my day.




  1. Hi MG, nice to see your daily day here and Gigi is so cute:) Give my hugs for her:)

    and thank you for posting about Marianna heli:)

  2. Thanks a lot for sharing !!

    I smiled at the part with the iPod, because I do the same thing in the morning :) And I also love asparagus soup .. so easy and tasty.

  3. A great day, husband on the way home and a wonderful time with the children :)

  4. Hello Marianna,

    Nice to meet you and your family - and to have a peek at your poppies.
    I know a box supplier who can make you an own box-form from a thick paper - let me know if you are interested!

  5. Thanks for sharing Marianna! I love the place where you live!

  6. I loved to read this :) thank you for sharing!

  7. Fascinating, inspiring. Thanks for sharing!
    Katalin from Washington D.C.

  8. SO nice to read more about you....lovely kids! Hope you find ready made boxes...that, I'm sure is time consuming!

  9. Marianna is such a sweet person! It was great to see more of her and her family :)