July 23, 2016

Summer craft marathon 2016 - Week #6

Those who follow us, know that Anna from InMyCloset is keeping us extremely busy this summer!
We are happy to announce that we've complete 6 tasks out of 6 so far! Woohooo! 
Six more to go! It's and artful summer after all!

Last week Anna asked from us to prepare our own summer emergency craft kit, a box that we can carry on our vacation and serve us in case we feel crafty!
Because the worst thing that can happen is having an inspiration flare, but not the tools. Disaster!
So we really loved the idea of this kit, we already knew the content and all we had to do is create the kits, according to our needs and our taste.
Veronika had two beautiful plain craft boxes, which we transformed into our "first aid" kits, while having our wines and cocktails, tattling and moon-gazing!

A classic, our creative mess!

I've decided to fit most of my favorite coloring pencils, tubes and brushes, some tiny canvases and various craft elements in the craft box, assorted in felt compartments.
I embellished the kit's cover with paper and decorative trims and a bold yellow lace that I found in Veronika's kit (keep reading).

On the other hand, lately Veronika is having her "sewing phase" and therefore she could not leave the house without taking her sewing paraphernalia along! Laces and trims and pompoms and fabrics and sewing tools, all orderly placed in her brand new kit, which she decorated with wallpaper in the most amazing red and fuchsia shades!

Craft kits: check!
Now let's go pack our swimsuits and flipflops!

What would be your "first aid" craft kit consisting of?

Moonset over Thessaloniki

*And don't fortget, if you want to join the summer craft marathon, you can still subcribe and catch the 8th week's challenge.
Follow our Instagram account if you want to see what's next on this craft marathon, deadline for week 7 is tomorrow!

Have a nice & creative day!

July 17, 2016

Summer craft marathon 2016 - Week #5

Our weekly appointment for Summer 2016 Craft Marathon is here!
Last week was all about hats! Summer hats!
Anna inspired a lot of restless spirits in upcycling an old hat or totally creating a new one.
My partecipation was simple but fun: I digged up an old cap - most favorite in my puberty - and subtly embellished it with a pompom trim and a handmade felt octopus squid.

I admit it took me less than ten minutes. 
Guilty - slacker of the week!
How would you transform an old hat / cap that you no longer wear?

*remember, if you want to join the summer craft marathon, you can still subcribe and catch the seventh week's challenge.
Follow our Instagram account if you want to see what's next on this craft marathon!

Have a nice & creative day!

July 11, 2016

Summer craft marathon 2016 - Week #4

In case you were wondering about last week's marathon...it was a success, despite the fact that we did not post on time. The whole week was very hectic... 
Minutes before the deadline and with Veronika's valuable help - once again, I managed to submit my participation for Anna's summer craft marathon on time!
As far as the rules are concerned, we were supposed to create something non-edible but inspired by a summer fruit.
In particular we had to chose among watermelon, melon, peach, apricot, grapes and fig.
I chose watermelon, which happens to be my favorite summer fruit. I tried to transfer its shape to a plain tote bag, using the potato stamp technique.
This is what the tote bag looks like; I find it super trendy and summery!

Last week Veronika really outdid herself chosing watermelon as well. She grabbed an old wooden tray and transformed it into the ultimate summer tray, ready to serve her ooak cool and refreshing home made lemonade!

Don't you crave a juicy slice of watermelon right now? 
Me too!

Follow our Instagram account if you want to see what's next on this craft marathon!
Have a nice & creative day!


June 26, 2016

Summer craft marathon 2016 - Week #3

This week's marathon was so sweet. Technically sweet.
Yesterday was Anna's birthday, so all she asked from us was to prepare a sweet/candie, with a candle on it for her to blow out. Not a tough task admittedly, cause we like candies, and we do like Anna as well!
And so does Veronika, who invited me over to her place yesterday, in order to mess up her kitchen mix and stir and dust and sprinkle.
At this point I must cordially thank Veronika, as without her valuable assistance and inspiration, I would most probably still be trying to pick out a recipe/method/ingredients etc., instead of writing this very post. 
Pastry making is not my specialty - guilty!
So, thanks to her, here are our sweet participations for our weekly challenge, prepared with love for Anna, in lieu of birthday wishes!

Bullet points:
1. For "technical" reasons we have decided to skip the making-of pictures and we just sticked to the before and after photos. 
2. Drooling's allowed.

Dessert #1 
Prosecco Jelly : summery and refreshing, ideal for this super-hot week; cheers!

Dessert #2
Salted Caramel Fudge: sweet & salty is a killer combination when it comes to desserts, perfect for those late-night cravings...

H A P P Y   B I R T H D A Y   A N N A !
Thank you again for challenging us in such a creative way!
Sorry we had to eat your desserts.

*Don't forget, you still have time to subcribe and catch the fifth week's challenge.
Follow our Instagram account if you want to see what's next on this craft marathon!

Have a nice & creative day!

June 19, 2016

Summer craft marathon 2016 - Week #2

A couple of days ago, on a warm summer night, my balcony was transformed into a little worshop. Our craft partner Veronika came over and despite the fact that we had soooo many ideas about this week's assignment for In My Closet's summer craft marathon, we have decided to stick in just one craft project per person.
So, we proudly present this week's participations. 
Bon voyage! 

Upcycle #1
An old glass presse-papier that was resting on the library for so many years now, was transformed into a brand new one, ready to travel us around the globe!
Over Caucasus particularly!
All Veronika needed was a lot of torn pieces of map, some school glue and lots of patience (ok and some gossip in between!) 

Upcycle #2
I am not the one to collect e v e r y  s i n g l e  t h i n g  in a box/closet/drawer, in case i might need it in the future... I usually throw away objects that I find useless. Luckily, I did not throw away these ruined clay plates (that were supposed to become coasters...) and they were used in this project, saving us money and time.
And time flew pleasantly while shooting the breeze and suddenly we saw all those torn pieces of map transforming into a wall hanging mobile!
Greek islands Tilos, Kasos and Nisyros are on our bucket list as you can see.

*Don't forget, you still have time to subcribe and catch the fourth week's challenge.
Follow our Instagram account if you want to see what's next on this craft marathon!

*Believe it or not, since that night we keep tearing maps apart on our free time :)

Have a nice & creative day!

June 14, 2016

Summer craft marathon 2016 - Week #1

This summer, Anna, that restless crafty girl from InMyCloset has decided to keep us busy, as she usually does.
On a weekly basis, she will be proposing a new craft challenge, 12 in total!
Last week I could not help attending her as the challenge was quite appealing: we had to take an old piece of clothing or accessory and transform it into something new.
Unfortunately, the unworn and ready-to-throw-away garments and accessories were way more than I originally thought and there was only one week in order to complete the task. Big trouble.
Thankfully, I was not alone in this creative adventure!
My good friend Veronika -who also happens to be very artistic and crafty and a true handywoman- invited me over her place in order to deliberate for this solemn purpose: giving life to a bunch of old t-shirts, stuck in our closets for many many years now.
Scissors and fabrics and yarns and trims and needles were all over the working table on a sunny Friday afternoon, which turned out to be a super fun one!
Upcycling at its best!

And while a picture is worth a thousand words, here is a glimpse on what we have accomplished together for this first week's challenge!

Upcycle #1
A plain black tshirt is transformed to an haute-couture piece, featuring a pair of angel's wings on the back! Cutting them out was a hassle but a glass of fresh homemade lemonade was a real consolation - well, ok and those extra tiny hands!

Upcycle #2
This white vest top has been brought back to life just by replacing the old twinkly necklace with a new removable fringe necklace, consisting of colorful tshirt yarns (made out of old unworn polo men tshirts). Easy yet graceful!

Upcycle #3 by Aggelina
As you can see creativity and inspiration were thriving and what's more, Veronika's daughter was our little helper, our summer elf: not only did she contributed to our task's completion; she even remodelled her own t-shirt by adding a bright pompom fringe on the shirt's neckline and a little cute detail on the back.
Look at her, deservedly proud of her accomplishment!

The world is your playground girl!

Upcycle #4
(out of competition)
An old v-neck black tshirt, not particularly interesting, has been transformed in just a few steps into this fresh ooak blouse!
Veronika skillfully made this cute flower embellishment, using various fabrics, felt pieces and bell beads and Aggelina attached it onto the tshirt's neckline in a few stitches.
A really versatile piece of clothing took the place of that bland tshirt, don't you think so?

After all this crafting overdose, the time has come for us to sit back and shout "Whoopee! Summer Craft Marathon, week #1: Mission accomplished!".
And now off to week #2 where a new intriguing task is awaiting!
Thank you Anna for challenging us in such a creative way!

*In case you liked this blue-sky mess and you want to join us, you still have time to subcribe and catch the third week's challenge. 
Follow our Instagram account if you want to see what's next on this craft marathon!

Have a nice & creative day!

June 6, 2016

Your bohemian summer space

We welcome June with our latest addition to our woven wall hangings collection.
The calm cream color background showcases the bold petrol blue tassels, resulting into a boho inspired space.
This contrasting combination is our alternative to usual wall decoration as you've known it, so far.
This is a  100% handmade item which you can find here!

April 5, 2016

Λαμπάδες 2016!


Οι λαμπάδες του beh1nd για το φετινό Πάσχα είναι έτοιμες!
Με μεγάλη χαρά πήραμε τα φελτ και πήλινα διακοσμητικά μας, πολύχρωμες κορδέλες, σχοινάκια και άλλα υλικά και φτιάξαμε λαμπάδες για αγόρια και κορίτσια, για μικρούς και μεγάλους και για όλα τα γούστα!
 Αυτές είναι μερικές μόνο από τις λαμπάδες μας που είναι έτοιμες να χαρίσουν χαρά σε βαφτιστήρια, φίλους, συγγενείς, αγαπημένους ή απλά σε εσάς!
Δείτε όλες τις λαμπάδες του Beh1nd στη σελίδα μας στο facebook κάνοντας κλικ ΕΔΩ.

February 29, 2016

Martis bracelets vol. 2

According to Greek tradition, wearing a braided bracelet from red and white string on the first day of March, is considered to help protect the wearer's skin from the strong Greek sun. The traditional bracelet is called "Martis", meaning March in Greek. As soon as March ends, wearer can remove the bracelet from his/her wrist and place it on a bush or tree. Tradition says that swallows will use the bracelet to create their nest. 

These our own versions of Martis bracelets. See them on our fb page and contact us directly to make one yours!
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