Saturday, March 24, 2012

Home is Where Your Story Begins - Mine Began in Croatia

This is one of those days when I'm feeling homesick. Again! The weather has finally improved, and my heart aches for the birds that used to sing by my window every morning. I want to take a walk around my little town, and say hi to all those familiar faces peeking through their windows. I want to pick roses from my mom's garden, and listen to the creek coming to life in this beautiful (almost) spring time.

I want to sit on a bench "Pod Ladonjah", and watch the endless squares of land my grandmother used to work on 24/7. No one works there anymore. I miss my grandma, and I wish I could hug her one more time. It seems like we all left home after she died, like the entire family just fell apart. But that is life, only the change is permanent.

For those of you that may be interested in what Croatia looks like, here are some pictures. I come from the part of Croatia called Istria. That's why my Etsy shop is called Istria Design. Istria is a beautiful peninsula, whose economy is mostly based on tourism these days. We have some gorgeous myths and legends, but I will get to that some other time.

I hope you enjoyed the view. Have a wonderful day everyone!



Sunday, March 11, 2012

Time To Give Something Away - Jane Austen Journal

Ever since I opened my shop on Etsy, I felt truly blessed, not just because of the sales I got, but also because of all the wonderful people I met on there through teams, custom orders, treasury games.

So, when Jesse Anne from Jesse Anne Designs messaged me and offered me to do a giveaway on her awesome blog, I realized this is my chance to spread the love, and share my work (for free this time).
Jesse Anne is wonderful to work with, she was patient (God knows a newbie like myself needs that lol), kind, and very helpful.

After taking into consideration the overall spirit of her blog, we decided that my Jane Austen Art Journal would be the best fit for the giveaway.

On top of that, the winner will get one of my handmade cards by their choice, as well. All you have to do to enter the giveaway is visit Jesse Anne's post about it, and follow the instructions. It is really simple :). While you're there, feel free to follow her blog, it is totally worth it.

Have a wonderful day everyone, and good luck!