Tuesday, November 30

Luscious shades of red

My red and pink fabric brooch pin has been featured in this great collection curated by CatsWire, a very talented artisan who creates amazing jewelry pieces out of wire, beads, polymer clay and more. 

She has dozens of unique items in her ArtFire shop but one of my favorite pieces her studio is this polymer clay and silver collier - Rain Cloud ($30).

Behind the Scenes - Kansashi flower bobby pins

The first thing I have to do for all my fabric flowers is to pick the right fabrics - mostly cotton, but I also use satin or silk fabrics. I like to use patterned fabric, but solid colors are great too. After I decide on the fabric, I have to cut it into identical squares.

Special Christmas Giveaway


Hear me! Hear me! Here's a special Christmas giveaway! Who doesn't love getting free stuff during the Holidays -and what's even better - you can pick ANY item(s) from MadelinesWardrobe Artfire shop (the total amount should be under $20).

Here are just a few samples of what you can find in my shop - headbands, hair & bobby pins, brooches and more!

The rules are very simple:
Please leave a comment on this post about your favorite Christmas recipe - and don’t forget to include your email where you can be contacted if you win!

You can gain extra points when you:

Please leave one comment for each one of above.

GIVEAWAY CLOSES on Saturday, December 11th at 8pm EST
The winner will be selected using random.org and announced on Sunday December 12th.

I'm also running a Chrismas sale in my shop right now - 30% OFF on orders over UDS $30 of all my fabric accessories. I also offer a free worldwide shipping and a special gift for all my hand knitted shawls.

Monday, November 29

Straight from the oven

Look what I just took out from the oven! They smell so tempting but I promised myself I won't try them until tomorrow morning. The filling is made of crushed walnuts and raisins soaked in white rum for 2h. The frosting is made of the left-over rum and icing sugar. I hope they are as delicious as they look.

I have more of these goodies to test before Christmas - I'm in charge of baking this year and want to do something new apart from the standard cakes we always bake.

Sunday, November 28

Collection: Oh Christmas Tree

Saturday, November 27

New flower bobby pins in Kanzashi style

Finally finished! I have a huge number of new items to list and finally managed to go through all 100+ photos, correct them and pick the nicest ones.

I have to admit I'm an addict... absolutely love making flowers like these. I just received a package full of lovely fabric scraps so you can expect more lovely bobby pins, brooches and headbands very soon!.

The photo step-by-step tutorial is here!

Thursday, November 25

Collection: A festive touch from the Handmade in Europe Guild

Monday, November 22

It's tangerines time!

I absolutely love this part of yearn here in Cyprus! I'm surrounded by gardens full of orange and tangerine trees, the fruits are now ready to eat straight from a tree :-)

Unfortunately, I don't have my private tree but fruit markets are full of boxes with beautiful, extremely sweet and fresh tangerines.

Here are some lovely items I have found on ArtFire using "tangerine" keyword:

New fabric flowers

I had a very busy weekend. I finally managed to take pictures of my new creations. I absolutely love all of them, the colors look great as well as the new pattern I used for them.

And here some of the white cotton rosettes I finished. My favorite ones are the small brooches with buttons. They will look very cute pinned to a bag, a hat or a jacket.

Sunday, November 21

Collection: Feeling a little blue