Saturday, March 01, 2014

Is it "March" yet?

We have a tradition in Greece called "March" (Martis in greek), has its roots in Ancient Greece and its conected with the Eleusinian Mysteries. The initiates of the Mysteries tied a thread called "weft" on their right hand or their left ankle.
According to pupular tradition from the 1st untill the 31st of the month, kids wear on their wrist a bracelet made from twisted red and white thread and it's called "March". It is said that the bracelet protects their faces from the first sun of Spring.
"March" isn't something only human beings used to wear. In some places, they used to hang a thread on a rose bush because it was said that it would bloom faster. In some other places, they would wear the bracelet untill they first shallows show. Afterwards, they would take it off and leave it on a rose bush (again) but this time not for the roses but for the birds, in order to take it and build their nest with it.

Truth is i hadn't worn a "March" in a long long time, but this year i decided to make one for me and one for my sister... i ended up making a bunch of them though (hoho)

How about you? Do you have any similar traditions to this?

P.S: Have a nice month y'all and happy spring!!

P.S2: The photo kinda sucks but my camera was bitching at me... biiig time! Oh well...!

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

It's a giveaway!!!

I can't think of a better way to start off the new year than with a cool giveway!!! So, one lucky girl (maybe a boy too, why not??) will win a set of handmade woolen earrigs and ring with pearls (yes yes REAL pearls)! It's really easy to enter, all you have to do is:

1. Like my facebook page (Stapple Creations
2. Share the giveaway photo on your profile.

* You can enter until the 24th of January! *


UPDATE: The lucky girl is Thomais from Athens!!

Friday, January 10, 2014

New stuff!

New year brings a bunch of new stuff!! New woollen earrings and rings! You can check them out under the cut and if you are interested you can visit my Etsy Shop or just contact me for further info.
Also this is a very special week for St. Apple Creations (yaaaay!), i decided to start 2014 with a giveaway, so stay tuned for more details in a couple of days.

Monday, December 30, 2013

Liebster Blog Award

I was more than happy when i found out that i had been nominated by Solya from Films & Pies for the Liebster Blog Award. I'm pretty excited cause this the first time that i got a blog award (yayyyy!) and i'm glad Solya decided to include me in her nominations. Thank you!!

What's the Liebster Award

It's an award for (mostly) up and coming bloggers with 200 -or less-  followers that is given by fellow bloggers.

The rules

  • List 11 random facts about yourself.
  • Answer the 11 questions provided by the blogger who nominated you.
  • Nominate other bloggers for the award who have 200 followers or less.
  • Create 11 questions for your nominees to answer.
  • Notify the nominees of their nomination (ofcourse!).

11 Random Facts
  1. My mom is an artist, so from a very early age i found out that i was keen on creative things. 
  2. I love photography and that's why i recently started taking some photography lessons.
  3. If i had to pick a different profession that would be graphic designer. 
  4. I have a dog and three cats. The oldest of them is 17 years old.
  5. The first time i saw someone wearing a creation of mine i felt very very happy. 
  6. I have a sister and even though we grew up in a very "artistic" enviroment she was never very creative.
  7. I'm a brunette but i have blonde moments very very often.
  8. My fave color is blue.
  9. One day i'd love to own a Vespa! 
  10. When i was little i wanted to grow up and be a dj.
  11. I like retro/vintage things.

My answers to Solya

1. What costume you'll wear on a New Year celebration?
Seriously? I have nooooooooo idea! (Ok, now i got nervous... *runs to the wardrobe*).  

2. Name 3 things which you cannot live without. 
Music. Love. Chocolate. 

3. Coffee or tea?
I like both even though i can't drink coffee at the moment. I'm on this homeopathic remedy and i'm not supposed to drink any coffee (or caffeine in general) for at least six months.

4. What is your dream place for living?
A quiete place (a cottage would be good) with a beautiful garden with lots and lots of flowers and a couple dogs sounds amaaazing!

5. Name your favorite dessert. 
Ha. That's easy! Chocolate souffle!!!

6. Describe your best way of weekend spending. 
It depends on the season... but for this time of the year i would say, i looooove staying at home with my fiancĂ©, cooking, watching movies, creating new things and playing with our dog.

7. What inspires you the most?
Pretty much anything! It could be a song on the radio or something i read, a smile, a picture or even something i dreamt of. 

8. Describe your blog in 5 words.
Have to be more devoted (to it +2 words...). Hmmmm that would do for now! hahaha.

9.What is your favorite part of wardrobe? 
Actually i have two fave parts. Shoes and scarfs. 

10. Name your favorite book/film/TV series character.
I have a bunch of characters i love. If i had to pick my all time favorite, it would be Peter Pan. I like him since i first read the book ( a looooooooong long time ago hehehe).

11. Name your favorite TV show/series.
I'm really into Game of Thrones! I found out about it only a couple months ago and i'm a huuuuuge fun ever since!

My 11 questions
  1. If you were a super hero what powers would you have?
  2. What type of holidays do you prefer?
  3. If you could go back in time to change one thing that would that be?
  4. Sunrises or sunsets?
  5. Would you rather trade some intelligence for looks or looks for intelligence?
  6. What would you ask your future self if you had the chance?
  7. Do you collect anything?
  8. Are you craftsy?
  9. What historical period would you like to live in if you could go back in time?
  10. Which fictional character do you wish was real?
  11. What is your family christmases like?