Tuesday, 13 November 2018

Coastal Christmas

Just listed a new seashell wreath perfect for both a coastal theme and Christmas. Christmas is quickly coming closer and as we will be away in December (last shipping date December 3) it is really time to think of Christmas gifts if you want it from our shops :)

Our sea urchin trees are back in the shop as well :)

And lots of ornaments!
All from StarHomeStudio.

Friday, 9 November 2018


We are finally having some hints of Fall, with some rain, cooler nights and leaves changing colors.

After our extremely long and extremely hot Summers we love this time of the year.

Still warm enough to wear t shirts during the day but cold enough to go under a blanket at night, perfect!

Mum's knitting project matches in color, not sure yet what this complicated looking thing is going to be.

But those red leaves are just small patches, we just started Fall and Winter will be here in December, before we know it Summer will begin again.

Flowers are still blooming and butterflies are still buzzing around, unfortunately mosquitoes as well arrrggg.

Monday, 5 November 2018

Our Creative Space...

We have two of these lovely chairs, they were an icky ugly brown which took many days to clean off. I'm now painting them in cheerful colors, matching some vintage embroidery (which you can actually see in the photos if you look carefully).

Can't wait to finish these, I think they are going to be quite smashing!

Friday, 2 November 2018

Vintage Toy Revamp

I'm still busy saving my photos, so no laptop yet. But that doesn't mean that we haven't been creatively busy.
This cute little toy crib is from the 1940's. Very shabby and very adorable, made in the same shape cribs were back then in Anatolia, Turkey.

With some brush cleaning and some black paint the body looked much better.

Then mum made a mattress, bedding and pillow.

The mattress is done the same style beds were made back then, between two layers of fabric there would be cotton, and it would be sewn together to keep its shape.

The blanket and pillow are made with a very traditional Turkish fabric.
Cribs were made without hardly any barriers as babies would be swaddled to the crib, so there was no way that they could fall out, needless to say that this system is hardly used anymore.

And I made an evil eye protection, as even toy babies can use some extra :)
The entire set is available at StarHomeStudio, perfect for doll collectors, especially folklore!