Friday, January 20, 2017

GIVEAWAY!!!

Dear reader, 

this is my first attempt of really engaging with you. You - a real life person reading this words somewhere there on the "other side of the screen". How exciting! I assume a lot of you are here randomly, and maybe this is your first time on this blog. 

Nevertheless, I have a gift for you! 

Come and say hi in the comments bellow, and I will choose two of you guys to send out this cool pair of handmade boho earrings in the spirit of Cosy Hippie - for free! Looking forward to you hear back from you. xo,  - Iva






Wednesday, January 11, 2017

COSY HIPPIE ETSY STORE







I opened my Etsy shop! I named it Cosy Hippie, of course. :) It's just for fun, to see how this thing really work there and will I be able to "decode the complex language of Etsy". I have just two listings (I know, it's funny) but let's see will anybody be remotely interested or be able to find this tiny shop at all. Jewelry making has been a long time passion and a "mission" I was postponing due to... Life! Etsy or not, I will find a way, I'm sure. If nothing, I can give my feedback abut this matter later on.
Well, anybody reading... Maybe you have a suggestion? Photos too pale? Anything cute? Well, thank you nevertheless and have a great one! - Iva




Wednesday, January 4, 2017

COUCH MAKEOVER (with e-BAY TAPESTRY)


I've never really had tapestry as a wall decor in my room or apartment even to I always loved that hippie vibe it gives to any space. In my last bedroom I used green and purple drapes as a canopy above my bed and loved the cosy look of it.

Now, when I moved to my new apartment, I wanted to recreate some coziness of my old colorful spce so I ordered this mandala tapestry from e-Bay. It meant to be hanged on the wall but an old and worn out couch in our living room was a bigger priority to fix. :) 


And I say, fix it did! I just placed it over and tucked the corners in basically, but I love how it turned out! Our "new" couch is almost a center piece of our living room now. Together with those cute affordable pillows I got from e-Bay and next to this eclectic gallery wall that I improvised using framed paintings and graphics we found around the apartment from before. Except the "They all shine just for you" one, that one I painted myself long before this tapestry came into play (and look how well the colors fit together!).





This tapestry is made with pure cotton and the quality of it is really good. I'm actually already planing on ordering a similar piece in a bigger size for my wall (this one measures 84" x 54 " inches or 215 x 140 cm).It doesn't move around or wrinkle when you sit or lay on it almost at all. The colors are vibrant and haven't lost any saturation after washing (I washed it once by now). It looks pretty much the same as on the picture shown online. I ordered it from e-Bay seller "handicraft-palace" but you can find it anywhere online with "Boho hippie mandala tapestry" search and/or this picture in the description: 


That's all folks! 'Till nex time, Iva