“And above all,
watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you,
because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places.
Those who don't believe in magic will never find it.”
― Roald Dahl

Friday, March 2, 2018

March is here!

Happy March!
It's already here and I cannot believe how fast it has arrived.
This is Helena's birthday month, she's going to be eleven on the 22nd!
I'm not sure what theme she may want, but I do know she wants a sewing machine:)

So we are pretty much finished unpacking and now I get to have fun organizing
 and putting things exactly where I want them.
To be honest, I'm about 90% done with that too.
I love being here!
I can look out of the window when I do the dishes..
(peeves likes it too)

I can go outside and look at the sky..

I can do laundry whenever I feel like!!

There's freedom and I'm so very, very grateful for everything.

I wasn't sure when I would be able to create because it takes a bit for my muse to start cranking out ideas.
I'm a creature of habit and when I'm in a different place
 my creativity sometimes feels a little up in the air and unsettled.
Well, we've been here a month and I've made a few things..

This was hideous! 
It had a beige background, grayish stems and bright orange tops!
It was also a quarter at goodwill, so it was worth buying..
I wish I'd taken a before pic:

This is a paper plate!
I had a ripped dust jacket on an old book of fairy tales that I couldn't part with.
after cutting out the image I glued it to the copper plate and used a star shaped punch on glitter paper.

This is a birthday gift for a friend. Black Panther is his favorite at the moment..

Finally, I repainted this cabinet..
It was pale aqua and it used to be in our dining area, full of plates and utensils,
But now it's MINE (lol)
It's in the bedroom and I have filled it with glitter and other magical things:)
I adore it!

Thank you so much for stopping by.

See you soon!


  1. I was beginning to worry about you again, so I was thrilled you posted today. You have been busy, besides all the unpacking and arranging.

    There is definitely something about your own home that people in apartments simply can't imagine. I loved the idea you can do laundry anytime you want to. I can't begin to imagine having to lug laundry to the laundromat or somewhere other than my laundry room. SO glad you are settling in and starting to find your way back to crafting, too. Wonderful projects, and great fun.

    Helena will have a bit of time to decide what she wants for her birthday, but if you get her a sewing machine, please don't get her one of those kiddie ones. They cannot be repaired once they go bad and they often go bad soon after you buy them. The lady I buy all my sewing things from told me parents often come in expecting miracles, and are told the machine is trash.

    Have a great week and month of March, too.

  2. How fun and exciting to have a whole month to plan a birthday celebration. So many possibilities! Peeves looks so cute sitting in the window. Being able to do laundry when you want is a real blessing. It's why we went in halves for a washer for the The Eldest. Her apartment had a laundry hook-up. It will save her time and money running to the laundromat. It looks like it didn't take your muse long to catch up with you. The bookplate frame is gorgeous. How clever of you! Your cabinet looks so bright and happy. Very magical, indeed. Have a great weekend!

  3. Wish Helen Happy Birthday in Advance, your preparation looks amazing.
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  4. It is nice you are getting settled.I like my space, and yard.

  5. Oh WOW! Great post, Marfi! You did an amazing job with everything! Of course, I am REALLY digging the mermaid piece!

    Much love, Kim

  6. Happy March! Birthday months are special :) Settling in and getting familiar with the freedoms in a new space sounds perfect coupled with this new spring season. I love your Dahl quote. I loved that you started the post with that and then closed with the magic cabinet. Such fun :)

  7. Happy March My Friend!! So good to see you! Happy Birthday Helena! Wow 11! How exciting! So happy the move has went well and you're loving where you are! I really enjoyed all your new creations! Truly fantastic!! My favourite is the cabinet!! Funky!!! Love!! I agree, gratitude all the way!! Big Hugs!

  8. Helena is so cute, I just love seeing photos of her sweet, smiling face! Look how happy she is! Happy March, My Sweet Friend!

  9. Hi Marfi,

    Helena is so big and beautiful! I love the color you painted the cabinet. I'm happy for you.

  10. I just love the colours On your art cupboard! Hope your muse settles in soon and you're back to creating. 💜


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