Hair Tutorial Pompadour

30 December 2012

A pompadour is a hairstyle commonly worn by greasers in the '50s. The sides are combed back and the top is combed back and up. Usually styled with hair grease, and many coupled a pompadour with a "duck tail or duck butt" which is when the hair in the back has a middle part done by the end of a comb. Named after the Marquise de Pompadour. 
It's been a long time since my last vintage hair updo. Back in 90s I used to make a more rockabilly lookalike hair. This time I use the below tutorial from LeoLilies youtube channel.

Another great Chic and Simple Hair Roll Updo Tutorial this time from the amazing astraulian superkawaiimama.


and How to Make a Pompadour Hairstyle (for men) here.

Greek Traditional Holiday Sweets

20 December 2012

Άσπρα αρνάκια, κουραμπιέδες,
στάλιασαν μες την πιατέλα. 
Γύρω ζάχαρη το χιόνι 
και λευκό χαρτί, νταντέλα. 

Every year my mom - and as far as I know every greek mother - makes our (Greek) traditional  holiday sweets. This year I've decided that I should try to make them also... ok she helped me... a lot! And they were delicious! There's no need to post in greek the recipe, even thought it's a recipe from an excellent cook from Crete - we all know more than one.

So, here's two recipes for kourampiedes (icing-sugar covered butter almond cookies) and melomakarona (oily honey chinnamon cookies) I found in english. Also Happy Turtle has a recipe for Vasilopita, a kind of cake we make for New Years Eve.
Ευχάριστο άρθρο για την προέλευση τους καθώς και μια μικρή έρευνα αγοράς για τα γνωστότερα ζαχαροπλαστεία από το αθηνόραμα.

Και, από τον Γιώργο Δαμιανό η ετοιμολογία του μελομακάρονου, δεν ήξερα ότι έχει σχέση με τον... μακαρίτη!


Dancing Snowflakes

17 December 2012

 This year I decided to go with simple decoration for my office. I hanged around 18 paper snowflakes.The materials that I used can be found almost in every office: A4 photocopy paper, a classic paper punch, thread  and a laminator machine. Just that. So simple. Cut, laminate, punch, hang.
 I didn't used a tutorial, it's something that I remember from when I was a child, but you can find a lot with a google search. For example, here is Marthas Stewart tutorial. And patterns here and here to make your life easier.

I was born in a cloud...
Now I am falling. 

I want you to catch me.
Look up and you'll see me.
You know you can hear me. 

The world is so loud. Keep falling. I'll find you.
We're over a forest.
There's millions of snowflakes.
We're dancing. 

 It's midnight at Christmas.
The world is so loud. Keep falling. I'll find you.

In a moment or two.
I'll be with you.

Positive thinking

10 December 2012

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My Jewellery

01 October 2012

    Wire ring (copper, acrylic & perler beads).
    Paper ring (paper, acrylic colours, epoxy resin, adjustable bronze ring base).

    Knotted bracelets (gold color chain, cotton embroidery thread, nylon cord, buttons).

DIY plastic bag storage

09 September 2012

I needed a nice "something" to hold the plastic bags and put it near the front door. I wanted a fast 'n' easy way to collect them immediately. You see dogs are always impatient when they want to go out. And I always had to open the kitcen sink cabinet to find plastic bags.                               materials needed: emtpy tissue box, plastic adhesive roll and scissors.mesure or mark the box on the adhesive
cover carefully the box eith the adhesive plastic 
fold the edges around the sides
trim the excess cover away fold the corners of the plastic
it's easy to mark the inside hole because you can feel the blank 
and last, cut the center as the picture above. Also, it could be a nice idea to make a cover with fabric. I haven' t learned how to sew yet, but when I do I'll give it a try!

p.s. I apologize for the poor quality photos, I have lost my cameras charger...

Ὅταν θὰ ῾ρθεῖ τὸ καλοκαίρι, κι οἱ δυὸ θὰ πᾶμε σ᾿ ἄλλα μέρη.

24 August 2012

Τζιτζίκια σ στολίζανε, ταν χαμογελοσες,
τς ρες πο καθόμαστε κα εφυς σιωποσες. 
"Γερμανίες" Χειμερινο Κολυμβητές, Στίχοι: ργύρης Μπακιρτζς

Dogs Are Everywhere

23 August 2012

 Vogue, October 2005. Photographed by Arthur Elgort

Dogs are everywhere
almost everywhere
that I go
They have too much and then
They have too much again
and then more...
They get down on all fours
when you walk through the door
They whine and beg around your feet
like a dog for something sweet
They sink their teeth in you
they're tearing you in two
Remains are buried out of doors
Oh I want some more
I want some more

Sometimes I have to wonder
about the dog in me...

Colorblock Toe Ballet Flats and more...

29 June 2012

Videos for inspiration, hope to show you my version soon...