Christmas Reloaded (part II)


As promised, the Christmas tree decorations return. They are more than ready to be admired and taken home šŸ™‚


Tea o’clock pendant


Mr Reindeer


Special order for the couple who love Minions and Mickey Mouse


Peaceful Night


Festive BallerinaĀ 


Christmas Reloaded


’tis the season… to be creative again. More decorations are still in the process of making.



A tree in a tree?! – you would ask. Well, yes; mainstream is so boring šŸ™‚


A tree on a tree, in a tree – Winter at Night TreeĀ Ā£2,50


Summer Day TreeĀ Ā£1,50


Intergalactic Reindeer TreeĀ Ā£2,50


Bourgeois Snowflake TreeĀ Ā£1,50


Cry me a Star TreeĀ Ā£1,50


Boudoir Snowflake TreeĀ Ā£1,50

If you’re interested in having one (or two, or all of them), OR even have a request for a personalised one, give me a shout. šŸ™‚

One’s travels are one’s best memories


It’s been a while since I last painted a wooden box and personalized it so that it delivered the expected joy to its receiver…

On this occasion, I thought of aĀ friend of mineĀ whoĀ wants to save enough money to move to London, but, somehow, she constantly stumbles upon this-and-that and she’s taken one step back, one step behind the ‘schedule’. I felt the need to motivate her and remind her that dreams, once decided upon fulfilling them, must be accomplished.

And so, since blue is her utmost colour, I decided to offer her this moneyĀ box as a birthday present:

Blue is the colour of my dreams

Blue is the colour of my dreams

The secret fund

The secret fund

And since I was on it, I wanted to touch a tender spot and so I made her a matching necklace:

Blue butterfly

Blue butterfly

The reference made to herĀ blog and the fact that she lovesĀ butterflies were theĀ Achilles’ heel I was aiming to hit all along! (evil laughter)

I’m hopeful thatĀ in due time she will have no space left for anotherĀ coin/note and that she willĀ take her wing to London. You only live once, why not make the most out of it?!

Winter getaway


Our first visit to Madeira was in November 2013, in Funchal (the capital) and here we find ourselves once again, exploring the rest of the island.

Not only was it cheap to fly and stay here, but this place is wonderful, starting with its scenery and people, and continuing with its dishes and drinks.


Porto Moniz (view from our hotel room) šŸ™‚

Porto Moniz is the northwestern point of the islandĀ and it’s got some amazing lava swimming pools and wild hills full of green.


Sea snails (Caramujos)


Toothpick fun


Limpet mussels (Lapas)

Souvenirs are a must when it comes to preserving memories, so, as a proper tourist, I bought some gifts for my fridge.


Ceramic tile (used for house numbers)


Haven't seen any yet, but its colours were cute

This is the place you’d want to go to if you are craving for a true culinary experience, wine tastings in the morning and warmish weather even in the cold months of the year.

Hello, gorgeous!


My first, real Christmas tree since 2010. The ‘to do’ list for 2014 is now complete. šŸ™‚




As I’m working this Christmas, I thought I might be a good fairy Handmademother to the other girls and…

Guess What?!

Guess What?!

… have them pick out their favourite colour! What more could one want for Christmas, if not some handmade jewellery?!

You working today as well?! – Hope you’ll enjoy yourselves, nevertheless šŸ™‚

Merry Christmas, y’all!


Since moving houses and falling in love with this one I live in right now, everything I made out of clay was in the shape of a house. šŸ™‚ Here are some of my fave ones: Couldn’t help myself, I had to, I just had to!


The Romanian House

Is it a muffin, a cookie, is that mint and cream? – you might break your teeth while trying to find out šŸ™‚


The Clockwork House

This is the house…


The Dutch Doll House

… they like to play in.


Eco Doll

A more traditional approach.


The Ginger House

And now it’s raining… But it sounds as if 3 people are opening their pressies at the same time… which reminds me… I’m gonna go and open mine now! šŸ™‚

Have a warm day, y’all!

Secret Santa



New life plan: go viral and get really-really handmade-rich, and tell my Secret Santa he’s got a commission ready for him once this happens. šŸ™‚


Christmas Tree Decoration Teaser


The first ‘fresh’ one will be sentĀ to Romania as part of theĀ Christmas swap.

More decorations in various colours and ribbons are in the process of making šŸ™‚

'Tis the season to be jolly, Fa la la la la la la la la

‘Tis the season to be jolly, Fa la la la la la la la la

More sleep now, please!


Pull&Bear definitely got this one right for me…