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vineri, 26 septembrie 2014

Finger knitting and arm knitting...

...these are new technics for me, but I had so much fun making this infinity scarf, that I have to share it with you all.
I started with two skeins of  burgundy wool. First I finger knitted the string needed for the scarf...I got 22m of string.

Then I knitted the actual scarf:

This is a very easy and fun way for kids to learn how to knitt.

Here's another finger knitted infinity scarf design I just finished:

duminică, 7 septembrie 2014

My new passion: micromacrame

Hello all,

I know I heaven't posted in a long time...but, here I am, back again with new projects. I've branched from paper crafting to micro-macrame and this new (for me :)  ) craft has occupied all may spare time...
Here are some of my latest creations.

Asymmetric pandant with toho beads and Murano glass

Black pendant with a chalcedony stone

Blue diamond shape earrings with Murano glass beads

Sunshine earrings

Orange seashell pendant

mauve bracelet with an aragonite grooved stone

Pendant with a green onyx grooved stone

Orange gradient earrings with frost agate beads.

Asymmetric pendant with a fossil coral stone

miercuri, 14 mai 2014

Handmade notebook / Caiet legat manual


My latest project is a custom made notebook, intended to gather up the memories and good thoughts of a family.

It is a single signature A5 notebook, sewn together by hand.

For the front cover I used a piece of painted aquarelle paper, left from other projects of mine, a stencil from Tim Holtz for the gilded spots.

Mini cupcake tables and navy blue roses / Masute pentru cupcakes si trandafiri bleumarin


Here's a special order of mini tables for cupcakes, and navy blue little roses. The color theme was blue and white, so for the little tables I used blue cardstock and  with white acrylic pint I stenciled on a different pattern on each one.

 The roses are dye cut from a pearled sheet of navy blue paper. To brighten everything up, I used some half acrylic pearls.

vineri, 2 mai 2014

Aquarelle paper wall art / tablou din bucatele de hartie pentru acuarela pictate


today I would like to show you a new wall art piece I just made. For this picture I used small squares of painted aquarelle paper which I initially prepared for some necklaces I planned to make. So, the aquarelle paper squares have different thicknesses...this gives a nice 3D effect.
For the background I used acrylic paints and glazes. On the edges of the picture, I used some cement effect paste to make everything look it was painted on a building wall.

And a detail image:

Size: 25x30 cm

marți, 22 aprilie 2014

duminică, 30 martie 2014

Shabby wooden box / Cutie de lemn cu un aer vechi


This is another birthday present made for someone special. She loves handmade too and creates wonderful decoupage pieces. Because we share the passion for crafting, I thought this box is the ideal present.

For this box, I used some small rice paper flowers, acylic paints, and transfer paper  from Stamperia for the wording.

A baker's perfect vintage kitchen - birthday card / Bucataria vintage a unei cofetarii - felicitare

This card is part of a special present for a good colleague and I dare say fiend...:) who's passion is baking.
So, this is her idea of the perfect vintage kitchen...I hope she will have it, and so, her dream will come true!

Card size: A5

joi, 13 martie 2014

Butterfly kite card /Felicitare cu un fluture devenit zmeu

Well...yes, the cute little butterfly has become a kite. Now it cant fly better and further, so that it will make all the dreams of young lady, come true :)

Happy Birthday! Laura :)

sâmbătă, 8 martie 2014

My first handmade book / Prima mea carte cusuta si copertata de mana

hello all,

Here's my first experiment with hand bookbinding...under the watchful eye of my good friend Paula...:) Thanks for teaching me :)

The covers are made of chipboard covered in gift wrap paper. The book contains 12 signatures sown together by hand.

As the idea was to make a cookbook, on the first page I have drawn a sketch of a countryside  kitchen inspired from some card making toppers I have.

The signatures are A5, and the cover is slightly larger.

This cookbook is a very special gift for my best friend  :) representing the beginning of her new healthy life! :)

duminică, 2 martie 2014

Eighteenth birthday card / Felicitare pentru majorat

A cute card for a very dear friend :) on her 18th birthday:

For the details I used glass painting copper out-liner.
Card size: A5