babysdreamfairytales

Hand embroidered baby beddings and accessories

Athens, Greece

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The work that I do with my hands offers me love, satisfaction, dignity, self respect, pride and happiness!

I come from a beautiful village in Crete island, where it is customary even to this day for the girls to learn to embroider from a young age.
As a child I spent all of my summers in Crete, with my grandmother. Every afternoon, at the family gatherings in the back yard, my mother and my grandmother taught me how to embroider.

Keeping the tradition, while I was waiting for my daughters birth, 29 years and 26 years ago, I embroidered their baby sheets with my own designs. I still remember how happy my daughters were before falling asleep, talking to the fairytale’s heroes on their sheets!

The summer of 2012 I was forced to quit my job after 33 years and as an effect I started to be engaged with something I always loved, but never had the time to deal with. That summer I visited Crete again and while I was waiting for my niece to get born, I started creating her dowry, sheets and blankets from my own designs. The result was amazing! Everyone loved it! After this, my daughters and friends urged me to get involved professionally with embroidery.

The work that I do with my hands is something that offers me love, satisfaction, dignity, self respect, pride ad happiness. If you consider the fact that I used to work in an office for 12-14 hours for 33 years and now I am working in my back yard under the shade of a lemon tree, I am sure you will understand all these feelings that I get being involved in this.

Everything begins with the inspiration: I choose the fairytale I want to depict and I start reading it, searching for images in books, magazines and online until I am satisfied with the material to synthesize the representation of the fairytale. When I reach to a decision, I imprint the design to a rice paper and then I use a carbon paper to mark the design on the textile. I choose the threads depending on the mood but I also stay faithful to the original colors of each fairytale. Like the painter cannot recreate exactly the same painting, thereby my handmade creations are unique and differ from each other.

I enormously love what I do, because it reminds me of my childhood and the years when I was expecting a baby. It helps me to escape the daily routine and to put my energy on something that is made for the little pure souls expected to come to this world.

Through my work I believe that I express the power of the uniqueness, of the creativity and last but not least of the preservation of cretan/greek tradition. Above all, through my work i express my love for the child and my goal is to make smiling faces while sleeping in fairytales.

Love,
Argyro

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  • argyro

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Last updated on December 6, 2017
Welcome to my shop!!!

I hope you find something you like! All my creations are handmade with love and care!
Feel free to contact me anytime
Thank you!:)

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Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns, exchanges, and cancellations
Contact me within: 7 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 14 days of delivery
Request a cancellation within: 2 days of purchase
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
Questions about your order?
Please if you have any problems with your order.
Returns and exchange details
Buyers are responsible for return shipping costs. If the item is not returned in its original condition, the buyer is responsible for any loss in value.
Payment
We accept Paypal.
Payment must be cleared within 5 days else order will get canceled.
International Buyers:
All duty, customs, international taxes, are the responsibility of the buyer
Shipping
Items are shipped within the time frame that is specified in each listing. For custom orders, as all items are hand-embroidered, please allow 6-9 days for the creation.

We combine shipping for multiple purchases.

We ship items from Greece, carefully packaged, through the Hellenic Post.

We use Registered Mail which includes a tracking number that makes your order traceable at every stage of its travels. Once the package reaches you, you will need to sign for it upon delivery.

The item will be sent to your PayPal address. If you want us to send the item as a gift to a different address, please send us a message. If the etsy and the paypal address is different, we will first contact you to find out the correct one. If we don't get an answer after 3 days, we will ship to the paypal address.

***Processing time
The time I need to prepare an order for shipping varies. For details, see individual items.
Estimated shipping times
Canada: 10-25 business days
Greece: 2-5 business days
United Kingdom: 3-7 business days
United States: 10-20 business days
Europe: 3-7 business days
Australia, New Zealand and Oceania: 10-20 business days
I'll do my best to meet these shipping estimates, but cannot guarantee them.

Also note that delivery times depend on many factors -extreme weather conditions, holiday rush, strikes, natural phenomenons- things we basically cannot control so to avoid having your item arrive late please order well in advance!