Thursday, October 20, 2011

It's a boy! (...and other happy news)

Good morning all!! 

 Back in August our friend Elias and Rita, became parents for the first time! The baby is a beautiful little boy! His name is Aris! We had to pay a visit to meet newborn Aris and we had  to bring him a gift, to welcome him in life! 

 I thought long and hard about what to get him. I didn't want to buy clothes or toys, because babies get a ton of them anyway. You know... from aunts, grandparents, uncles and other relatives! (or at least they do so in Greece!). So I decided to make him a little something! 

 All babies love dangling things, so I used some sea-wood I found on the beach and some twine to hang beads, blue felt hearts and ribbons to make him something to hang in his room! 

 It's also a custom to give good luck charms to babies, so I made him a wreath using similar materials and colors and a small "red eye", which is supposed to protect him from all evil!! 

  Then I thought that mommies should also get a little something in this occasion, so I made a brooch for Rita!

 I wrapped them all up with blue rice paper and used the brooch as a decoration to make the little parcel you saw on the first picture!! Rita was very happy when she got it, so my art now decorates the little baby's room! I hope he likes it!!

The happy news I promised: I QUIT THE FREAKIN' JOB!!

 Yes, damn right I did! It was an awful job anyway and after a month of feeling exhausted and irritated, I'm back to being my old self! 
 But before I quit something great happened! A family friend whom I haven't seen in years came as a customer with three of her friends. We started talking and one of them, Vanessa, said that she thinks we have met before. 
 Trying to remember why I look familiar she asked me the question I never thought I'd hear: "Do you have a blog"?? And readers, you all know I'm not a vain person... but it felt so great!! I got recognized through my BLOG!! 
 Vanessa is also a blogger and she makes jewellery! So... Vanessa, if you're reading this please leave a comment, because stupid me... I lost your blog address!

 May the "red eye" force be with you!! Kisses and hugs!


  1. Woop, congrats to your friends! And what gorgeous little things you've made!!!!

    Congratulations on quitting your job, I bet you're feeling really relieved! I can't believe you got recognized through your blog, that's amazing.
    Amy xxx

  2. Congrats! And what a lovely gift. Very cute.

  3. Thanks Amy! I feel so relieved you have no idea!! Kind of nervous for having to find a new job, but I'm feeling very positive! I didn't fit in the previous one! Have a lovely day!

    @Shy - Thanks pal! I just wasn't happy and life's too short to feel like that! Kisses :)

  4. Those are really cute gifts for baby (and mommy).

    That's so funny to be recognized from your blog! I wouldn't even know what to do. :)


  5. Isn't it? I thought so too! I just blushed I think! One step closer to being super famous and take over the world! Hahaha!

  6. Dimaki μου να τους ζήσει το μωρούλι και ναι καλότυχο!!! Όσο γι'αυτά που του έφτιαξες είναι υπέροχα !!!

  7. Ευχαριστώ Νεραϊδίτσα! Φιλάκια!! :)

  8. Dimiii!!!! Να τους ζήσει ο Αρούλης! Τα μωράκια είναι πολύ γλυκούλιααα (όταν είναι άλλων... :P :P)! Καλά, ε; Είσαι άπαιχτηηη!! Τι τέλεια δωράκια! Μου αρέσει πολύ αυτό το κρεμαστό δωράκι, είναι κάτι πρωτότυπο και δείχνει ότι πραγματικά ενδιαφέρθηκες και ξόδεψες χρόνο για να το φτιάξεις. Είμαι σίγουρη πως οι φίλοι σου το εκτίμησαν! :)
    Αντε ΜΠΡΑΒΟ!!! Βασικά, δεν ξέρω κατά πόσο είναι σοφό να σε συγχαίρω που παραιτήθηκες, επειδή οι δουλειές είναι δυσέρευτες στις μέρες μας, αλλά ρε γαμώτο δεν υπάρχει νόημα να ξοδεύουμε τις μέρες μας σε δουλειές που δεν γουστάρουμε! Γι'αυτό μπράβο και πάλι μπράβο! Εύχομαι να βρεθούν πολλές ευκαιρίες για νέες δουλειές στο δρόμο σου!
    ΟΥ-Α-ΟΥ!!!! Θα πρέπει να ένιωσες κάπως παράξενα που σε αναγνώρισε αυτή η κοπέλα, ε; Αλλά είναι τέεελειο!!! Αυτό δείχνει πως επηρεάζεις πολλούς ανθρώπους (και χαίρομαι που είμαι μια από αυτους!)! Συγχαρητήρια λοιπόν και ελπίζω κάποια μέρα να έρθω κι εγώ να σε συναντήσω Μ.Π. (Μετά Πανελληνίων :P :P)! Φιλιάααα!!

  9. Καλώς την κούκλα! Σε ευχαριστώ όπως πάντα για το γλυκό σου σχόλιο!!
    Δε βαριέσαι... δουλειές βρίσκονται. Είμαι λίγο απαιτητικός άνθρωπος και έχω μάθει τα όριά μου με προσπάθεια. Όταν τα ξεπερνάω το καταλαβαίνω και δεν έχει νόημα να πιέζομαι. Μετά γίνομαι γκρινιάρα και αφόρητη!! Και όταν κάνεις κάτι για σωστούς λόγους πιστεύω δικαιώνεσαι. Θα δείξει μικρή μου!
    Η φίλη Βανέσα με ανέβασε πολύ είναι η αλήθεια - την ψώνισα (όχι ότι ήθελα και πολύ δηλαδή, χιχι) - και την ευχαριστώ! Και σε περιμένω όποτε θέλεις καλή μου! Οπωσδήποτε θα βρεθούμε! Φιλάκια :)

  10. Gorgeous baby gift, Dimi!

    Congrats on quitting your freak'n job. So happy for you my dear. Something will come up soon and it will be awesome. Because you deserve awesome things.

    Love you!

  11. Big massive congrats to your friends on a baby boy - plus that is one lucky name! Good things will happen for this bubba for sure, with all those lucky trinkets.

    Well, I'm glad you quit your job, it's sometimes not worth the stress and pain...I hope you find something else soon though hun. (I know it's very hard in these difficult times -but stay positive!)

    That's the greatest compliment being recognised!!! How lovely!

    Will sending you Iron-ing man when done - got loads of boring housework for tomorrow, aaaaahhh!

  12. What a great little parcel to give your friend. And it's all that more meaningful because it was made with your very own hands! Congrats on taking the plunge and quitting the job. Hope you find something that you enjoy.

    Maria xx

  13. wow, what a cute craft Dimi!! You sure are creative, you have to sell something like those or make a business? I am sorry to hear you did not liek your job but what is impt is you are happy for your decision....

  14. Thanks D.G.!! I wish I could but right now the recession is deeper than ever here... Maybe one day! You can be sure I dream about it!
    The job sucked, so it is a good decision! I'm sure something better will come along the way! Great fashion week btw! Kisses :)

  15. Είναι τέλεια, θέλω να τα δω κ live! Νομίζω όμως πως πρέπει να φτιάξεις και κάτι σε ροζ για τη φίλη μας... ;)

  16. Congratulations on quitting your job! Good for you! If it's basically ruining your life, it's so not worth it.

    Also, congrats to your friend and WOW. Your creations are gorgeous! You could totally sell them. TOTALLY. They're so unique. You could do this for a living. ;)

  17. Υπέροχες δημιουργίες πραγματικά! Καλώς σε βρήκα!

  18. @Aggeliki - Ευχαριστώ καλή μου! Εννοείται...!

    @Ashley - It was a tough decision dear! It turned out good though... I got a new one! All in the new, upcoming post! Kisses :)

    @Magdalene - Ευχαριστώ καλή μου! Καλώς μας ήρθες!!

  19. Hi Dimi,
    I have not commented for ages because I've had such problems with my login, so I created another account just so that I could say Hi to y'all.
    Your gift you made is beautiful.
    Love the previous post as well.

  20. Hey Wendy!! I was thinking about you this morning! I'm glad you're ok darling! I didn't have much time for comments lately, sorry for that, but I missed ya! Kisses :)

  21. that mobile is perfect! i would have loved that when my kids were babies. in fact, i would still love it!

  22. Thank you dear! That is so sweet!

  23. Κοριτσάκι μου είναι απλά καταπληκτικάααα!!!!
    Φαντάζομαι θα ξετρελάθηκαν με τα δώρα και με τη συσκευασία βέβαια!!Χίλια μπράβο!!!
    Είσαι μια διάσημη πλέον!!! ;)
    Φιλάκια πολλάααα!!!!

  24. Ευχαριστώ κούκλα!! Είδες?? Γι' αυτό έχω αραιώσει... είμαι σελέμπριτυ πλέον βρε....!! Χαχαχα! Φιλάκια :)

  25. Dimi γειά σου! Σ'ευχαριστώ πολύ για την επίσκεψη στο Captain Cook. ΜΑ τι ωραία πραγματάκια που φτιάχνεις εδώ! Ελπίζω να τα λέμε, θα με βλέπεις συχνά! Καλή συνέχεια και καλή εβδομάδα!

  26. Είναι υπέροχο!
    (νόμιζα ότι είχα ήδη γράψει... απαράδεκτη^^)
    απλά πέρασα να ρωτήσω τι κάνεις!!
    Καλή Εβδομάδα!

  27. This almost makes me wish I was expecting a little! You HAVE to sell these. Beyond gorgeous!

  28. Thank you girls! Kisses to both!

  29. These are amazing! Do you have them for sale? :)

  30. Dimi, such beautiful thing you have made ! and what a good name for the little boy that is!!! se pethymisa : )

  31. @M - Dear M, that is so kind! The items of this post are not for sale (they were designed to be a gift), but I can make something similar for you or your loved ones! (you can pick the colors/theme or leave it up to me). You can use my email account for any orders. Thanks for visiting my blog!

    @Demie - Και εγώ σε πεθύμησα γλυκιά μου! Πώς τα περνάς εκεί στο Βορρά?

  32. Ahh so pretty! Also, congrats on quitting the job. :) I'm glad you're feeling much better and things are turning up!

  33. Κουκλίτσα μου τι κάνεις?
    όλα καλά?
    δεν μου λες μετά την Πρωτοχρονιά τι θα κάνεις???