Christmas is almost here

I'm already in the Christmas mood, as today I received my new Christmas tree ornaments from a wonderful artist Maria of Heartshaped Creations.

We have a tradition of getting original ornaments every year before Christmas, this year they arrived from Greece. Meet the cute bear family and their cousin little penguin.

I couldn't be happier with this purchase, as each of little fellows is lovingly created with the most precious details like tiny rhinestones on the paws and bellies and shiny bead eyes. The package is adorable, too!
If you are looking for original Christmas ornament, cake toppers or other cute things, visit Maria's store on Etsy and you won't be disappointed!

Thank you, Maria, you are a wonderful artist!
And special "thanks" to Sole, who introduced me to this cuteness! ;)

Enjoy your evening!


Monday Moodboard

It was very fun weekend. A close friend of mine came to visit and we did many great things together - long walk in winter park, snowball fight, girl chat, fun night out, baking gingerbread...

I'm still in a wonderful mood, so my moodboard is about winter fun, it's -15C here and everything is white. I really hope the snow will stay till next year!

Hand knit socks by Varm
Wearable Art Winter oil painting Brooch by NancyvdBoom
Winter Rainbow mittens by RainbowMittens
The Snowman Family - PDF pattern by knittingmette

Other Monday Moodboards created by Etsy European Street Team members here.

I hope you all are enjoying winter! Have an amazing week!


My Creative Space

... is a little bit crowded. And chaotic. Too many things going on at the same time.

I'm embroidering, waiting for the glue to settle, retagging items in my Etsy store, admiring new stones that arrived today, designing new items, packing orders... and scratching very sleepy dog on my lap.
And I also need to prepare for the visit of a very special guest - one of my closest friends in flying from Latvia for the weekend to spend some time together. We haven't seen each other for ages, and I'm so thankful for this early Christmas gift!

To celebrate the holiday season I am offering 15% DISCOUNT off all purchases from Helmitarha Etsy store and FREE SHIPPING to anywhere in the world on orders over 50 USD from Nov 26th till Nov 29th. Use coupon code HOLIDAYS2010 during the checkout! ;)

And now back to the working table!

To see other creative spaces and play along, visit Kirsty!

Have a wonderful day!


Playing Secret Santa

Today I finally mailed the gift for my EST secret winter swap friend. This morning while hanging in the blogger I found out that unintentionally I've picked her birthstone for the piece that I created. How weird is that? I really hope she likes it! Here is a small peek at the box.

Want to know, what's in the box? Stay tuned! ;)


Monday Moodboard

Recently we were forced to expand our home office, and it was time to get new furniture. We've spent last three days carrying things out, putting together Swedish puzzle and carrying things back in. I'm still organizing all my drawers and it looks like never-ending process. I hope I can finish it any time soon and show you my new crisp workplace.

So, my moodboard is all about decorating the creative space.

Handmade lamp Turquoise by FiligreeCreations
Sea Urchin Frame by GiftsandStars
Desk Organizer Crafting Cindy by lessandmore
Basket blue and crocheted by cookieletta

More Monday Moodboards by EST members at fleurfatale's.

Have a great and creative week! ;)


My Creative Space

Today I'm working on custom orders and also trying to finish the gift for my secret winter swap friend.
I'm not going to show you the work in progress, but I'll show you the seed beads that I'm using for the surprise piece.

I know that she might be watching. :) Hang on, dear secret friend, your gift is almost on the way. :)

To see other creative spaces and play along, visit kootoyoo.

Enjoy your Thursday evening!


Visit from Winter Fairy

Twice a year we play secret swap game among members of Etsy European Street Team.
Last week Winter Fairy visited me and brought a wonderful gift from my Secret Swap Friend - Dafni of lacravatteduchien.

Two very cute brooches that will be perfect addition to any summer outfit.

I'm still in process of creating the gift for my secret friend. She is a very special person and I really hope she likes my surprise. :)

Thank you, Dafni for the great gift! And special thank you to Judit, who is doing an amazing job of organizing the team swaps!

You can see most of the secret swap gifts in the team Flickr pool.

Have fun and happy swapping! ;)


Saturday Shopping

Let's go shopping together! ;) New items in my Etsy store.

Autumn Garden - set of pendant and earrings. If you purchase the whole set, I'll give you 7% discount (refunded via paypal).

Vulnerable - bead embroidered statement ring with rose quartz and sterling silver.

One more version of the shiny hairpins - Golden Teardrops. You can mix and match any of the hairpins in my store, just convo me for custom listing.

All Helmitarha jewelry and accessories arrive in beautiful gift boxes and I also offer free worldwide shipping on orders over 50 USD.

To see more of beautiful Saturday Shopping guides by fellow Etsy members, please, visit zsazsazsu.

Happy shopping!