VARious Things

December 3, 2012

When You Need a Gift....

When Christmas is so near, when you need something really unique for yourself, your beloved, your family, your friend or any other person, when you are in desperate need of a gift, you can always find it. And I can help you.
If you need perfect mittens, slippers or some other felt work, go straight to Aurelija shop on Etsy:

felted mittens / gloves felted dress felted bag felted slippers for cozy home Of course, some gifts can be found on my shop as well. Check it here:

This week you can get 15% discount at both shops! 
Use the coupon code 2013CHRISTMAS 

October 9, 2012

Mad Men

About a week ago the television series "Mad Men" bought my three photos for their interior at Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce, Season 6! As I was told, the photos will hopefully be seen in the main offices of SCDP.

Still can't believe that.... :)

August 31, 2012

I'm Back

August 4, 2012

Travelling Affairs

Preparing for the journey... Romania, Bulgaria, Greece (I hope), Macedonia, Serbia... Just love travelling!
Will be back in the end of August with all the photos ;)

August 3, 2012

All about Basil

This year I have even four types of basil in my country garden: a usual one, dark, cinnamon, lemon... Just love it...

July 19, 2012

Playing with light, make-up and hair color...


Some of my works were just featured here:
Huge thanks to Marta!

"This Lithuania based artist works with felt in a very particular way, she makes complements and jewels, I love the combination of colors she makes."

The author, Marta Sanchez, is a jeweller and gemmologist from Barcelona (Spain). Check her shop on Etsy:

July 2, 2012

Giveaway - And the Winner Is.....

So this is it - a day for the giveaway! But... It was not so easy to form the list of the participants as some of you shared the link on FB without leaving a comment here on my blog, some just wrote a comment here without mentioning if they have posted somewhere about my giveaway. So I apologize to all that were not included in my list - if it was my mistake drop me a personal message to vaida at vart dot lt and please remember that usually one has to follow at least the required giveaway rules. And... I promise to arrange another giveaway some day ;) Just follow my blog.

Here goes the list of the participants (listed in a random order):

  1. Eglė Gata
  2. Edita Kruvelienė
  3. Lina Kalytienė
  4. Jurgita Dabrilaitė
  5. Ugnė (Anonymous on this blog)
  6. Jurgita Jumi
  7. MADA
  8. Adriana
  9. Megan
  10. Eziukstis
And the winner is...... And the winner is... As tell us, the winner is:

Congratulations to Adriana!

Huge thanks to all for my birthday greetings!
Huge thanks to all who follow my blog!
Huge thanks to all who shared!

And if you ever wanted to purchase something from my shop of handmade on Etsy or my photo shop you are welcome to use 10 percent discount coupon code: TOTHELOYAL

Thanks again! Hope to see you in the next giveaway. Maybe this year ;)

June 15, 2012


And again, as a year before... Today is my birthday and as birthdays can be not only for receiving gifts but for giving them as well, so... This is the time for a giveaway! And again - a simple yet elegant pair of earrings (brass, felt and glass, very lightweight, length from the top of the earwires - 7 cm or 2.75 inches). 
So if you like them - just do not hesitate and take a part in this game! 
This time I will include another present - a photo of my native town, Kaunas. 

This photo was taken this winter, straight from my balcony. The size of the photo print - 15x15 cm (6x6 inches).

The rules are very simple:
- follow my blog (optional),
- post about this giveaway (with the picture of earrings, the photo and an active link) either on your blog or on your FB (required),
- leave a comment here, on my blog, with a link to your post.
That's it! Nothing more to do, just those three things ;)
The giveaway will take place on the 2nd of July. Enjoy!

June 1, 2012

Summer. The Beginning

Well, the summer is here. The first day...I waited so long for it to come...

And now it rains. All day long...

May 31, 2012

About Blogging, Bread, Life

I've been away from blogging for such a long time... Can't even tell why. Busy days? Yes, but... All life is as it is. Running, rushing, going to work, being busy, walking around, cooking, enjoying the everyday life... Why wasn't I writing my blog? I don't know. Really. To say the truth, sometimes it seems as if this blog is just for me. Anyway, I'm back. Does someone miss me? :)

So, this time not about felt. Not about hand crafting. Just about bread. Real. Without any yeast.

about 550 g of whole rye flour
about 250 g of usual wheat flour
800 ml of warm water
sourdough (fermented dough)
2-3 tablespoons of sugar
1 teaspoon of salt
caraway seeds, sunflower seeds, flax seeds or any other favourite ingredients.
4 tablespoons of rye malt (if you want a real dark bread)

First of all, pour some boiling water over the malt and leave it until it gets cool.
Mix the flour in a large bowl. Pour about 600 ml of warm water into some vessel, add sugar, salt and sourdough. Mix carefully and add into the bowl with flour. Mix it all together very well. Take some 2-3 tablespoons of dough and place it in some plastic box or jar for the next time (this is your sourdough, just be sure to keep it in the refrigerator).
Add the malt, mix very well, then add all the ingredients you love - various seeds, flakes, or similar.
Place in an oiled and dusted with flour tin, smooth the surface with a wet hand  and leave for 12-15 hours. In such a period your dough will grow, and grow, and grow...
Then preheat the oven to 220 C. Bake for 10-12 minutes, then lower the temperature to 200 C and bake for another 60 minutes.
Cool at least 3-4 hours on a wire rack with a linen towel over it.

If you have some friend, who bakes a sourdough bread, ask some starter sourdough. If not, ask me and I will tell you how to do it (or you can read, e.g. here:

Hope you like it! And ... If someone tries to bake it please share your impressions ;)

March 23, 2012

Sweet Wednesday Evening

A usual Wednesday. Sweet. Eating cupcakes with my friend...
RECIPE (for 12 cupcakes):
2 eggs
100 gr of sugar
150 gr of natural yoghurt
50 gr of butter
180 gr of flour
2 large spoons of quality cacao
1.5 teaspoons of baking powder
200 gr of chocolate

Mix eggs with sugar, yoghurt and melted butter.
Mix flour, baking powder, cacao. Then pour this into the egg mass.
Place the paste into your cupcake cases, add several chocolate pieces into each of them. Bake in the oven (180 degrees of Celsius) for 25-30 minutes. Enjoy!

January 6, 2012