Looking back at this photo album filled with travel memories, I traveled again! In this article, I encourage you to make your own photo albums of your travels, excursions, summer shenanigans, to look back on when times are difficult (!) The backstory :
There are many reasons why I decided to create these photo albums from all the trips I've been on. The first is that, I'm an old-soul. I like having all my photos on hard drives and online folders, but I LOVE flipping through tangible photo albums. And if it weren't for all the paper waste, I would be...
Let's start this by saying that, lately I have fallen in love with pom-poms. I look for them everywhere, in different colors and sizes and I use them as decoration wherever I can. In decorative items, Christmas decorations, clothes, hats, tights. I say all this to justify the pom-pom-paranoia that will occure from now on. I warned you. So in one of my experiments, I thought that a pair of tights full of colored pom-poms would be perfect. I made it, Myrto tried it, she loved it and never took it off, as I was informed later on.
The condition is as follows : Outside is something like 5C to -15C degrees, depending on the region of the world from which you are reading this article. You are freezing and all you want is to snuggle under the duvet with a hot chocolate. I get it. Tomorrow I will share with you the most delicious recipe for homemade hot cocoa. But today my advice is this : Stay home and craft something.
And what is more cozy than embroidery?
I love embroidery. It's a love that my grandmother passed on to me, who taught me all the secrets of...
Isn't it wonderful when we can give a cute note to a simple boring garment, accessory or object? I love finding old clothes or objects and decorating them in different ways. That's what I did with a simple old sweater : I decorated it with knitting yarn at the neckline and on the sleeves. And it came out perfect!
The backstory :
On one of my walks in the city, I stumbled upon a super cute sweater that had sewn thread around the neckline and sleeves. I loved it right away. I showed it to Machi, Spyros' mom, and she said...
It's Saturday morning, my cats are fighting and I will share with you how you can make a beautiful rainbow decoration for a kid's room, or not (!). If you follow ashinyday on Instagram, you may have come across #ashinydiychallenge. If you don't follow ashinyday on Instagram and don't know what I'm talking about, I'll tell you immediately!
#ashinyDIYchallenge | The backstory :
As I may have mentioned in a previous article, on most of my shopping trips (online or offline), I often find myself thinking "I won't buy it, I can make it myself". My friends think the same when it...
The fabric hair ties, you may also know as scrunchies, are a stylish way to get your hair out of your face. In recent years, they have become super popular (again) and can be found in various colors and sizes in the market. Apart from the fact that scrunchies are super snazzy, they are gentle with hair. And what's even better? We can make them ourselves! We can use old fabrics, leftover pieces from clothing pieces we have cropped, or clothes that no longer fit. Anyhow, DIYing scrunchies is super easy and cheap! It can take us from 15 to...
Just like everything I try to create and it succeeds, the first time I tried to print real flowers on fabric, I was thrilled! I tried all almost everything you can print flowers to and one of the items is a boring white T-shirt!
The backstory :
A few months ago, I shared with you how you can print flowers on fabric. It's true! You can decorate any cotton fabric with all the wonderful pigments that real flowers produce! You can read the technique in detail here. The flowers and leaves of plants can give us wonderful pigments to decorate...
Net bags are an easy and stylish way to avoid plastic bags while shopping. You can always carry them with you since they don't take up space and fill them with fruits and vegetables. In summer they can turn into the perfect bag since they are light and cool. Net bags are even more special when dyed with natural colors. By utilizing the colors that some plants and foods lavishly offer us, we can give character to any net bag. Did you know that net bags are also called mesh bags? That's what our grandmothers called them. I tried to dye...
By using fabric pouches while shopping, we can greatly reduce the waste we create. A fabric pouch is vital in our effort to reduce our ecological footprint, and what's even better? We can make it ourselves!
Ways we can use fabric pouches : To buy bread and other pastries
Nuts (in bulk)
Rice, legumes, cereals (in bulk)
Fruits and veggies
To store food on the go (e.g. a cereal bar) I now have so many fabric pouches that I don't have to use any sort of disposable packaging ever again. I use my fabric pouches at the farmer's market, for nuts,...
In this article, I share with you a cheap and easy way to take advantage of two things you most likely have at home: A plastic bottle that you are about to throw in the trash and a piece of fabric. This is the optimal way to spend your time creatively, make something useful for your home and do something good for the environment. All in one!
The backstory :
At the moment, I really enjoy crafting. It isn't only the peace of the house that allows me to, but also that I am challenged to make the most out of the...