Saturday, November 3, 2012

New cute Sleepy Sheep

For somebody special in Vilafranca del Penedes!
Here is a sneak peak:

Ovejita para LA MECEUA

Os presento mi Ovejita que va a viajar en Girona lunes que viene!
Se va en una tienda: LA MECEUA que va a tener como una muestra de mi trabajo personalizado!
Puede ser con el nombre y fecha de nacimiento de tu bebe. Hasta la letra puede ser elegida (foto 3) y la tela tambien, para tener el regalo personalizado y unico!
Quien vive cerca puede pasar muy pronto para verla o mirar aqui-


Saturday, October 27, 2012

My sleepy lions security blankets, lovey

I like to give meaningful and useful gifts. Security blankets are just that! 

Security blanket or lovey, is an item used to provide psychological comfort, especially in unusual or unique situations, or at bedtime for small children. Small enough to take with you wherever you go.
In childhood development, the term transitional object is normally used. It is something, usually a physical object, which takes the place of the mother-child bond. Common examples include dollsteddy bears or blankets.

Adding a name and a date of birth can give this lovey a personalized touch, and it can be a heirloom toy. Check them in my shop SINIKETTU, security blankets also come as a prince/princess version for you little one!

Maybe baby

Sunday, October 7, 2012

New treasuries!

My Birds Of Paradise necklaces were featured in those lovely treasuries:

And here:

Saturday, October 6, 2012

There is new candy in the shop!

Won´t these be great for Halloween 2012 trick-o-treat?
This is a special SINIKETTU candy!

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

New necklaces are in the shop!

That´s right! Fancy new necklaces that you can check right now in my shop right here!
Six, brand new, my design, multicolored necklaces. Are you excited? I know I am!
Here is the sneak peek:

Friday, September 28, 2012

La bolsa de merienda para Nuria

This was the new order that I´ve got recently, to make a bag for the school. Now, here in Barcelona everybody have these simple cotton bags with straps that are easy to wash and big enough for snacks, water bottles and "batas". It also have to be comfortable for the child of 3- 5 years to carry it by himself (therefore straps have to be long enough). This was a personalized order with a name and everything, even the material was picked by the customer. 
I love custom orders! 

Sunday, September 16, 2012

New Necklaces

I usually get my inspiration from nature and surroundings ... well... like only every I-believe-I-am-an-artist person does.
Right now I am impressed by the uniqueness of a gemstones and flower color patterns. It is so easy to get an idea of what I can make next, when I see the perfect ombre colors of a crocus flower...
Oh.. and also, not so long ago I`ve discovered that you can clean from a negative energy natural stones (and gemstones) with a Tibetan singing bowls, and that alone have to be written in separate post.
For now I leave you with these two new necklaces that are new in my shop.
The Violet Wild Crocus:

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Promotion for handmade is hard!

It`s always great to say that I am all for handmade things and preferably eco-friendly but how do one promotes his products off the internet??? Except involving friends and family :)

Cards are good, but unless I hit the desperate patch I won´t come up to strangers in the middle of the street and offer them to look at my precious handmade things. I also don´t like the waving-in-my-face hands or rolling eyes :)
So what I came up with was very simple to me: let my daughter to do all the work for me :) Not literally of course, she is just a 4 year old and as much as I taught her marketing strategies she only wants to play in the park and prefers only colors pink and lilac. 

So I`ve decided to embroider her denim jacket with my SINIKETTU logo on the back, so everybody can see it. People who are curious and interested come and ask questions themselves. And then I can give cards and tell about my shop and what not.

This is one of the ways how to show the world what you do!

How do you promote your shops offline?

xo Lena

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

New listings!

Ok so the shop is almost up and running full speed! With all the vacation time that my child had and family occasions we are still spending time in Estonia! Nevertheless here are some new additions to the shop!   
I´ve made some fun summer friendship bracelets. And a fancy wave necklace...

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Dog`s collar made in Vilnius, LT

Who would think that even on our road trip will be time for my Sinikettu creations?! 
This lovely model is showing off the candy-striped dog collar. Purple and green are now in fashion, ou know! :)

Monday, August 13, 2012

Road trip!!!

So we´ve decided to go on a little road trip from Estonia to Lithuania by car! How cool is this?! Trips like these are full of inspiration! More items to come in the shop, so stay tuned!

xoxo, Lena!

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Serene waters of my sea with a touch of 14k gold

"The sea was serene and calm after the rain, very clear and fresh, and the sun, that was coming out from it`s hiding in the gloomy clouds, was touching, almost shy, the water with it`s rays." 

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Baltic sea is cold this time of year

So obviously I had some planes to swim in my dearest Baltic sea this year. I have these plannes every year for summer. Then I come here, in Estonia, and find out that the 3 coats (all different levels of warmth) that I packed with me are gonna be more in use than a swimming suit.
Also the swifts are gone, and that can mean only one thing- this summer is over! What will never change though - cold waters of my dearest sea.

Friday, July 27, 2012

Summer time in Tallinn

 Summer time in Tallinn means fresh forest berries with cream and weaving clover wreaths for my girls. And A LOT of eating at my mom`s place :)
Summer time in my town always reminds me of my childhood and simple happiness and laughter with my girlfriends, ah, the silly jokes of my girls.
And then eating again :)
I love summer!

Friday, July 20, 2012

Vacation ... or not!

Ok so it is great to be with a family and what not, but... I can´t just sit and do nothing!
And the trip to the nearest (they`ve opened a fabric store very VERY close to where we live) fabric store confirmed this! So I just had to purchase a lot some of oh so lovely jacquard ribbons. Every Summer needs a bracelet :) That´s what I said to my sister anyway.
So now we have ribbons and beads and mouline and rubber strings laying everywhere and everybody are involved in making bracelets. Mine are for sale, my sister`s are for our two lovely girls. Even my dad was forced to model some bracelets for photo shoot. :)
And how are your summer days?


Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Vacation at last!

So we are officially on vacation! You still can reach me by email or going in the shop and leaving me a message! I will be checking more often than I planed anyway :) you know how that goes!
Meanwhile I will be creating new things and rearranging my shop and the rest of tiny details that need to be done, plus the website and the style of the banner and new cards and flyers... but first!!! Vacation time! Sending love to everybody, love, sunshine and peace to you and to all you family!

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Vacation time

Pretty soon I will be closing my shop on the vacation timeout!
To research and work now from Estonia for a few months. Barcelona heat is killing me, as an annoying   allergies on polen that seams to be everywhere. I sleep and dream about my town cool nights and just a breathe of fresh air. Sadly my sewing machine has to stay home, here in BCN, I´ll miss it deeply. Everything is tucked away and carefully folded till September. (snif snif).

Monday, June 25, 2012

Juggling Elephants

For me working from home sometimes = juggling elephants. Especially if I have orders and my child of 4 years is on a summer break. And this summer break is just started!
She wants to know and to participate in everything in what I do :) She is trying to squeeze herself between me and everything that I do, when I am cutting the wrapping paper with scissors, taking photos of the orders (she does provide a great shade I must admit :)), or when I am sewing eyes of the monsters and she is helping to hold the eye :) . So big, and so small at the same time :) Little explorer!

But HOW do people juggle motherhood and work???? Some say that planning ahead really helps, or precutting material or waking up at 4 in the morning and having few hours for actually achieving something.... Still trying to figure this one out.

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Owls vs Sheeps

So by showing an Owl to a client I sold a Sheep :D

This is the Sleepy Sheep that was ordered:

And these are the Owls that I´ve showed:

Monday, June 18, 2012

Nombres bordados

I gave up! Owls, they were following me everywhere, so I had to try it also :)
I was preparing for them to fly freely where they want but apparently one of the local shops want them in their window! That`s right! They will be two local owls from now on :) Which one you like best??

And Nombres Bordados is just another sample of my embroidery.
Septiembre viene con la temporada de las batas de cole. 
Vamos a bordar muchos nombres! Espero!  

My Ocean Mist Girl

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Party party and more fiesta!

We`ve officially entered in the party/ birthday zone here is Castelldefels!

This was the best Mickey that I´ve seen before :)

And a lot of candy and balloons!