21 February, 2019

Pieces of happiness

One day, I might be able to put my thoughts together in an orderly manner. Define myself again in circumstances I didn't expect to happen, not now and not in this way. Find a purpose away from many things I thought I'd become. One day, I'll be fine.

Until then, I couldn't help bringing those little blooms with me from my visit to the nearby supermarket. The soft roses are a bit smaller than your usual rose blossoms, and in my opinion, that's exactly what makes them super cute and lovely. Like little pieces of happiness in an attempt to cover up. 
Additionally to their size, I also like the combination of soft pink and cream blooms which looks particularly adorable.
To arrange them properly, I've picked an empty compote glass.
And as this is such a wonderful collection of pink...
... it seems more than perfect to resemble nature's awakening, alongside with a sense of positivity, and a sense of feeling good in my own skin. One day.
A contribution to the Friday Flowerday at Holunderbluetchen.

For the matching feel-good project, I have been working with napkins again some time ago. I decided to cover wooden discs with acrylic paint and some colourful motifs to create small decorative objects. I would paint the straight back surface with multiple layers of soft pink acrylic paint, and repeat the process on the domed front with layers of white. When everything was dry, I would take pieces of a napkin, arrange them on the tiny surface and fix them with layers of transparent varnish. 
I decided to make each piece unique by using different flower arrangements and even adding a couple of butterflies.
I'm not yet sure about how to use the whole thing so it's stored in my stash right now, but I might as well place it somewhere in my apartment to create a seasonal flower decoration. On the other hand, upon starting the process I thought about creating small giveaways that one can just hold in their hand when they feel like it. (For imagination, the diameter of the larger circles is about 5 cm, while the smaller ones measure about 3 cm.)
I could write short positive messages on the back side of the discs and give them away to dear ones. Or give them as they are, with an empty space to put down their own thoughts/wishes/favourite quotes. I might even come up with a completely different purpose when I get to finish the wooden discs that are still waiting for their paintwork. 
A little contribution to the February collection of Create in Austria - artwork created by Austrians and/or in Austria.

krafty chicks: ATG
613 avenue create: ATG
a bit more time to craft: ATG
crafting with an attitude: ATG
crafty catz: ATG with optional twist "keep it simple"
crafty sentiments: spring
double D challenges: pink & white
everybody art: animals (butterflies)
love to craft: ATG 
pile it on: pink
through the craftroom door: ATG
worldwide open design team challenge: ATG


  1. These are gorgeous, and yes just sitting them out would bring great joy!! Thank you for joining our challenge at Double D!
    Diane DD DT {Nellies Nest}

  2. These are beautiful and what a fabulous idea! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D ‘Pink & White’ challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.

    DOUBLE D Challenge Blog
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  3. These are stunning, thanks for sharing with us at CraftyCatz this week..x

  4. Oh, how beautiful -- the flowers and your little flower discs! Clever idea for using the napkins. I can imagine these little discs simply sitting on a sideboard or table top with an arrangement such as your roses as a decorative vignette. They would make lovely gifts, too. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Double D!

  5. Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at Love to Craft, good luck!!! Amy DT

  6. Gorgeous and so unique! Thanks for joining the Double D, "Pink and White" Challenge!

  7. These are just beautiful Cheiro. Thank you for sharing with us over here at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Gale DT for  http://worldwideopendesignteamchallenge.blogspot.com.au/

  8. Eine ganz schöne Deko Idee... Serviertentechnik finde ich nach wie vor wunderbar.
    LG Birgit

  9. Gorgeous!! Thanks so much for participating in our {PIN}SPIRATIONAL challenge. Hope you participate in our next challenge!! Have a happy crafty day!!!
    Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper

  10. Thanks for sharing with us at Krafty Chicks. Love it. The pretty flowers too.

    Leanne DT/KC

  11. So lovely! Thanks for sharing at 613 Avenue Create.

  12. Such beautiful creations, love the soft colors and butterflies! Your roses are beautiful too! Thank you for sharing with us over at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.
    Sherry DT/Admin for https://worldwideopendesignteamchallenge.blogspot.com/

  13. Congratulations you are one of this week’s Top Rockers at 613 Avenue Create - don’t forget to pick up your badge.

  14. wonderful project!
    Thanks for playing along in the 613 Avenue Create Challenge.

  15. These are beautiful!
    Thanks for playing at Pile It On!
    Helen x