Friday, 30 November 2012

how to make salt dough angels

Christmas is less than a month away and I am sooo excited! We prepared few projects and lots of ideas for you - handmade Christmas decorations, gifts and recipes for perfect celebration. We start today with an easy salt dough angels tutorial - enjoy! Oh, and don't forget to come back for more!

Here's a super easy salt dough angels tutorial. They are really cute and would make a perfect gift or Christmas tree decoration.

Mix all of the ingredients together - start with mixing salt and flour, then add water and oil. Kneel the dough for couple of minutes, once it's smooth put into a plastic bag and place in the fridge for 30 minutes.

To start just make 6 balls - one large for the body, two smaller ones for wings, one, even smaller, for the head and two smallest ones for hands.

 * roll the biggest ball flat and cut a circle out using a glass

 Make a hole with a toothpick at the top of the triangular. You can also decorate it at the bottom.

Place the wings on aluminium foil, wet them with a brush and little water and place the skirt on them. Using water will help the pieces to stick together. 

 Make a head and using water stick to the body. 

For the hands make two teardrop shapes and using a knife "make" fingers.

Press the bottoms of the hands with your finger.

 Use garlic press to make hair - just press some dough through it.

 Wet the head and stick hair to it. I usually do it one by one.

 Using a sharp pencil make little mouth - they look like they are singing :)

Bake them in no more than 100C. Too high temperature will cause bubbles to appear and trust me - you don't want that. Let them dry there for couple of hours. Once they are hard enough for you to handle them, take the foil of and put them back in the oven. Keep on checking on them, once they are hard on both sides they are ready.

I made a whole bunch of them for my Esty shop - just need to paint them now.

  - do not leave the dough outside of plastic bag for too long as it will dry up and will crumble which makes it very difficult to work with
- if the dough is too dry - add a little water, if too wet - add some flour
- it is better to make the balls one at a time to make the pieces - if you do all the balls together, they will dry up before you have the time to work with them. 
- I recommend using acrylic paints to finish off the angels
- once you paint the angels cover them with clear acrylic spray or nail varnish 

Friday, 9 November 2012

Retro love...

I came across those retro prints by Inaluxe. Needless to say.. I'm in love!! Like, I really am happy just by looking at this! I need them! Or at list one of them.. 

I am a huge fan of everything retro.. I always say that I should live in the 50's. Well, I'm glad I'm not in a way as I got to choose between so many styles!

You can purchase the prints here. You can always get one for me too! Just kiddin' (nope, not really..) 


P.S. Did I say that they have a blog too? No, seriously, you must check it. Oh I'm in loooooooove!

Thursday, 8 November 2012

Pink love

It's really grey outside so we decided to brighten up our day a little. Here's 10 of our favourite products in pink - because pink remind us of spring cherry blossom!

They all come from our online store:

Don't forget to like us on Facebook to get 10% off and a free gift with every order! But hurry, offer ends on the 14.11.12! 

Wednesday, 7 November 2012


to create our announcement we used a photo found on the internet, but don't know the source.. sorry

After lots and lots of preparations we finally finished our online store! It took us way longer than we wanted - run into many problems along the way - but in the end we got there.

Yes, we already opened it once, but had to close it due to unexpected problems. We sorted them all out now and hopefully everything works as it should. 

There's been lots of changes here -  both in the business and my private life.. Those really were some crazy months.. And there are more changes coming. I'm sooo excited! Will tell you more about it some other time.

So this is how the shop looks like:


We have prepared lots of promotions for you in our new and shiny online store. What are you waiting for? Go and check it out!! Just click on the above photo :)

Go to our Facebook page, click on LIKE and receive 10% off! Hurry, offer ends on the 14.11.12 at 12am!

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