Move it Monday: Pajaki Chandelier

Salutations! Thank you for taking the time to join me today. Sophie here and from my earlier posts, you should gather by now that I REALLY LOVE COLOR. So, it is no surprise today that I went crazy once again with my twines and created my very own pajaki chandelier which I have been meaning to create for a while now. Pajaki chandeliers are decorative Polish paper mobiles typically made from straws and scrap paper. I love how festive they look and think they are the perfect embellishment to brighten any space!

In my interpretation of this darling project, I built the structure using red stripes paper straws and yellow polka dots paper straws before adorning it with tassels and mini pom-poms made using Lemonade Yellow Bakers Twine and twines from the Sorbet Collection. I also draped my beloved yellow bead necklace, which sadly broke, around it. Throw on some paper flowers and a gold doily at the base and I was truly happy.

See that tassel at the bottom of the chandelier? I decided that it would be fun to create it with two lengths and color of twine and the Timeless Twine Sorbet Collection twines complement each other so well for this purpose.

And with that, my chandelier is completed and I love how happy it makes me! Have fun creating one too!

4″ Metallic Gold Lace Doilies

Sequin/Shaker Saturday: A Valentine’s Day Flower Pot Gift

Hello everyone! I’m on Timeless Time blog today, sharing a project specially created for Valentine’s day!

Presenting my very own crochet flower pot!

This gift has a surprise element to it. See that crochet flower at the top? It’s a brooch!

And the cup? It’s doubles up as a twine holder, which I filled with some yummy Timeless Twine as an additional gift for the recipient.

I crocheted the flower using Strawberry Cupcake Timeless Twine (interestingly, it’s call Valentines Bakers Twine too!), Natural Baker’s Twine and Olive Green Timeless Twine for the leaves. I also stitched on some White Frost sequins for additional shine and a flower brooch is birthed. As for the flower pot, that was created using those really cute small white cups from Bella Creationz. I wrapped a wood grain patterned paper around it and it was ready to go. I also attached piece of patterned paper and a gold heart sticker beneath the brooch so that cup still looks totally cute as a twine holder after the brooch is removed.

Because I wanted a place to write a note, I also created a mini card. I stitched a piece of vellum to a Mason jar image and adding some yummy sequins within. To tie it in with my flower pot, I topped it with a crocheted heart that has some sequins too. This heart was created using Strawberry Cupcake (I really love the color of this particular twine) Timeless Twine. Using the Happy Days Clear Stamp Set, I stamped on a greeting and I was all ready with a gift for my special Valentine!

I hope you experience much love, not just today, but everyday. Blessed Valentine’s Day and much love to you!

White Frost Sequins (Coming Soon)

Metallic Poppin Pink (Coming Soon)

Gold Heart Stickers (Coming Soon)

Happy Days at School

One of the motivations for me to scrapbook is to record all the wonderful memories of my kids growing up. When I saw all the happy colors in my products from the Clique Kits store, I knew that they would be perfect for a pocket style layout, chronicling my girl’s first year in Nursery.

PL Peace FN

The colors in My Mind’s Eye Jubilee Tangerine 6 x 6 pad are perfect for this layout, since orange is th predominant color in the little one’s uniform. I love how easily the pages came together, thanks to all the happy patterns in the papers. A closer look at the pages:

PL Peace 1 FN

PL Peace 2 FN

I loved the papers so much that I went on to create a page about conversations I have with my darling each morning, as we walk to school:

Chit Chat Small FNThanks for stopping by and should you find yourself wanting to buy something in the Clique Kits Store, don’t forget to use the code SOPHIE10 to get a 10% discount off your purchase!

 

Are You A Twineaholic?

Yes I am! And yes, you are in the right place if you share my crazy love for twine! I’m sharing on Timeless Twine’s blog my layout that celebrates all the wonderful colors found in Timeless Twines.

Being a lover of tassels, I created one in every color of Timeless Twine I have. I placed them in a circle, water colored around them and tahdah! A fun color wheel of twines that is the perfect cure for all twineaholics!

I embellished the layout with loads of heart. See the kraft heart sticker? It’s the perfect embellishment to customize and I colored it in with my black and white pens to get a geometric effect. I sprinkled on some gold heart stickers, sequins and black paint and it’s done!

I hope you like this as much as I do and that you are inspired to create a whole bunch of twine tassels for yourself too!

Gold Heart Stickers (Coming soon)

Cocoa Vanilla Studio Design Team

I am truly honored to be a part of Cocoa Vanilla Studio’s first ever design Team. I am in the company of loads of talented ladies. Do drop by the blog to feast your eyes on all their wonderful creations! This company is result of Zoe Pearn’s heart work and dreams and I am so thrilled to be associated with a company that believes in reaching for one’s dreams and working to fulfill them. Thanks Zoe for this awesome  opportunity and for believing in me.

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My Monthly Planner Page

Hello hello! Thank you for joining me today. We are taking a peek into my planner, which I totally love.

I decided to go with a monthly spread for a start and printed a beautiful one from Clique Kits. Then the fun began, where I went crazy decorating with Bella Creationz stamps, Timeless twine and sequins.

For the header, given that January marks the beginning of a new year, I thought I would celebrate that with a washi tape banner. I attached the tape to some Lemonade Yellow twine and added some sequins for additional bling and interest.

I love all the symbols stamps in the PlanNERD stamp set which allows me to color in. Those labels on the cups are perfect for me to color in and keep track of how much water I am drinking daily. Looks like I need to work harder in that department!

See those stamped purple circles? I like how I can color them in to keep track of whether my daughter attends her swimming classes, which are sometimes postponed, no thanks to the wet season we are experiencing of late.

I hope you are inspired to do some stamping in your own planner and do have loads of fun!

The Good Life

My days are spent looking after my two darlings. There are days when everything around seem to be crazy, like when they are sick, or refusing to share, not eat or sleep or do anything you ask. You get the idea. Nonetheless, thankfully, there are more good days than crazy. My little darlings never fail to bring a smile to my face and I am so glad to be able to put together a page to remind myself of why I do what I do. This photo was taken a few years back when I got to roam around London with the little girl in tow. Oh what fun we had!The Good Life FN

I used more goodies from the Clique Kits Store and loved all the geometric patterns in the Amy Tangerine Stitched collection. Don’t forget to use the code SOPHIE10 to get a 10% discount in the store!