Thursday, November 28, 2013

Back on Track

Good Morning World,

it's been a while!
I'm back with some impressions of new products I'll be presenting and selling at the christmas Market in Sargans (Switzerland).
Unfortunately I wasn't able to realize all of the projects my busy brain came up with this year but I'll give my best to catch up!

I also was working on a lot of furniture but I haven't been able to take reasonable photographs due to a huge mess taking over. BUT getting there step by step. ;)

Here we go...

Much love!
Dina








Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Some Impressions

Hey there!
just hoppin' by in between this huge pile of work to keep you updated.
Here are some impressions of the new products I did for Michèle at www.alles-handgemacht.ch.
She's selling all handmade products from various producers and I had the chance to send her some steampunk, gothic and rockabilly...some of my favorites!

Excuse the sloppy pictures! I took them in a hurry just to keep you updated.

Much love, Dina














A Diamond in the Stuff

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

So many good things

Good Wednesday everyone!
Snow came back for another two days but I seem to be the only one liking it.
It's all so cozy inside and I love to look at the snow on the branches in front of our windows.

I'd like to share some great things with you that happened over the past few weeks.
First of all I was featured TWICE this week! Once by Amber and Brad of Shades of Amber with my Olive Table redo.
And once by Danielle of Finding Silver Pennies with my Louis Philippe Table redo.
Thank you so much!! I feel very honored!

Second I'd like to share that I'm working with two new retailers.
I'm currently working on steampunk, gothic and rockabilly accessories for Michèle at Alles-Handgemacht.ch. Michèle has a cool online shop and is participating at markets. She's selling products from various manufacturers, all handmade.
And also I'm working on a load of mixed products (mainly vintage and shabby chic) for Rebekka and Christiane at "Macherai" in Felsberg (Chur). Die Macherai is such a neat and wonderful store where you also find handmade products of various people. I'm so in love with it and I'm sure a lot of people will like the atmosphere!

And last but really not least: Last Saturday I participated at the trunk show in Schaffhausen (Switzerland). It was such a neat market, so many great people and organized with so much love.
Unfortunately the pictures I took are all blurry but I have to post at least two to three.




Have a nice day with much love,
Dina



Tuesday, March 19, 2013

My Olive Love






Good Tuesday everyone! While slowly getting ready for the next trunk show in Schaffhausen (Switzerland) my back is sloooowly getting better. But really slow.
I still need a lot of rest but that gives me the chance to do another post.
Last week while my neighbors where on vacation and left me a part of the garage to work on furniture I  was able to paint another beauty.
The one underneath all that good stuff...




At first sight I saw it all in Annie Sloan Henrietta or Emile, anyways in a pinkish color. I was dreaming of a sweet girly looking table standing in a field full of blooming springflowers, a laptop or a book on it and a white shabby chic-ish chair in front.... can you see it??

I started off with old ochre to give it a light base. But the thing was...it looked so good in that old ochre that I decided to leave it that way. It would have been cool to keep the top in a dark brown but since it had a huge crack I had to fix that was not possible.
So I painted the top in old ochre too and covered that with Olive.
I've never used Olive before but I fell in love with it!
To add a little extra details I painted some leaves onto the tabletop and around the edges and drawer, changed the knob and done.
I could look at it all day and I'm sure it also will fit the blooming field! ;)

Much love, Dina








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Monday, March 18, 2013

Buckets full of Frogs


Good Monday to all of you! Don't you just love Mondays? I do!
This morning when I was driving up to the woods to go out with the dogs, I drove by various people. Some of them where taking their dogs out, some of them where out for a walk, a run or on the way to work. Usually I have a smile on my face in the morning especially when I see other people and so I did this morning. You know what? Not a single one of them smiled back at me. They all had a stone sour look on their face. Why? I don't know! I love Mondays, I love mornings, I like other people...because I love my life. How about you?

These buckets I've found a wile ago where calling me last week. I love the rust on them and the worn look they have. I used some fun frog and flower graphics of The Graphics Fairy's Blog and a french label for the small milk bucket, Mod Podge, added some lace, rusty keys and some tags, done.
I posted a tutorial here.

Actually I wanted to decorate them with spring flowers or twigs but last week snow came back, so it was too early for them to bloom. I hope you still like them.

Much love, Dina












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