Christmas gift for a girl

Christmas is just a few days away... people are thinking about their loved ones, what to buy or make for them as a gift to thank them for being nice to them. Couple of years back my family decided to stop buying gifts so we can enjoy more for being together and not feeling bad if we didn't buy the right gift or we didn't spend enough money on the gift or we spent too much money on gifts... it makes us then sad and uncomfortable...

But little ones are different, my nephew and niece, my babies. For this year, I had so many commissions so I've managed to make only a gift for my niece, my nephew will get something special but not made by me ;)

I bought her a doll pram from Polish company called Bajo and I made a bed linen which I than hand painted. I sent a photo to my friend Paula from Doha and she suggested to personalized the pram as well. Paula has two daughters, always searching for gifts for them and she is full of amazing ideas. Thank you Paula for this advice!!!

I hope you are enjoying this Christmas season! I also hope that you are spending time with your loved ones and that you are happy and full of joy! If not, please promise me you will try to forget all the bad things that are happening or happened and make a room in your heart for peace and love.

Merry Christmas full of blessings!!!!

Sending you my smile and love,
Dominika

Personalized gifts for special occasions

I am really blessed and have a privilege for being asked to create something special and unique for gifts. Usually they are gifts for a newborn, kid's birthday or some special holiday.

Latest projects I was working on were hand painted baby bodysuit and bunting which are going to be used during the photo shooting for a baby boy's 1st birthday.

And these personalized cloud cuddle pillows are specially made for a girl from Doha.

I am working on few projects at the moment, all very fresh and exciting! Can't wait to share them with you!!!

Sending you my smile with love,
Dominika

Hand painted baby bodysuits

One of my favorite thing is when clients ask me to make something for newborns. I love creating something cute and gentle. Sindy asked me to paint baby bodysuits for 3 arriving babies and they are planing to take a photo for Christmas with babies wearing them. Can't wait to see those photos.

I have to admit I am a bit disorganized and I think the reason why is that I am all the time traveling. After that I need couple of days to settle down and get in a creative mood again. My last short trip was from 8th - 11th September, we went to our dear friends wedding to Cyprus. The celebration was in a small village on the hill called Lofou where we were also accommodated in a beautiful traditional guest house Apokryfo. We had the best 4 days there surrounded by friends and couple's families.

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Cheers!
Sending you my smile with love,
Dominika

I am back, baby!

I am back from my long vacation and have already started working on commissions. My vacation started with the road trip in California. We traveled from Cracow to San Jose and than San Francisco, Santa Cruz, Monterey, Santa Barbara and LA. We took Highway 1 from SF to LA and that was amazing, the view is so beautiful. We made few stops to see it better, one was at Ano Nuevo State Park where we saw elephant seals chilling on the beach. 

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Second part of our vacation was in Croatia where we spent a week in our town Zagreb and than about 10 days on island Murter. Few days before we left the island we went on a little boat trip to Kornati, that made my vacation magical!

My orders are piling so here is what I have done so far, now off to paint 20 more of these cute little metal tins for one of my favorite client Saleh from Sugar and Spice restaurant in Doha in Qatar.

Sending you my smile with love,
Dominika

Personalized gifts

Hi my dear friend!

It was so busy these days over at my studio. I left a big mess which I need to clean now because I am closing the studio for a long holiday season. I know I won't be able to just lay down and do nothing but with lots of traveling I probably won't be able to do much. That is why I had to finish a lot of personalized commissions and I am so happy with all of them.

Paintings for the nursery room

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Pillows as a gift for an arriving babies

Decoration and a toy for an arriving baby

Framed hand painted dolls and quotes (toilette signs for a restaurant in Doha). I made these signs last year for them but unfortunately one doll got stolen so I was asked to make new ones.

And a sugar comes last: a hand painted dress for a baby girl.

Now I am off to ship everything and end my working season with a big celebration trip to California.

Sending you my smile with love,
Dominika