2010-03-30

2010-03-28

Happy Easter already!




I have blogged about buying handmade earlier, but every single time I do so it still amazes me. How talented, creative and kind people crafters are. They make pretty, unique things, they explain to dummy (read: me) buyers how to use their shops and how to pay and all this with a smile in their face. How amazing is that?



I ordered these beauties from hugely talented Beth from The Linen Cat. They did not only arrive in record time but also packaged so pretty I almost could not open them - and there was an extra gift for me inside too. Oh yes indeed, I purchased these as gifts, and my nephew has already collected his and one is for my mom.

How could I make such a mistake - ordering only four? Beth, here I come... I definitely need some for me too!



Happy Easter even it´s a bit early!

2010-03-23

Buttonmania(c)



I have wanted to try covering my own buttons for a while (yes, that´s been on my to-do list along the fabric scarf and many other wonderful ideas) and some time ago I finally managed to order the stuff. And some good stuff it was, and came from here quickly - thank you Agnes!

I had a button factory running in full speed here on last Saturday and my dear Sis assisting. Actually it was her who made most of those pretty buttons as I was tearing my hair out: all but one of my Moomin fabrics had too large images. Too bad.

But look at the other pretty buttons we (read: she) made! I just wanted to get them in use immediately and started to think of a felted pouch without needle felted figures (can there be one?) and I remembered my all time favorite stitch: a moss stitch!




I knitted a few pouches some of our buttons in mind, lined them matchingly and oh, how I like them! I am already knitting a bag with moss stitch and yes, most likely it will have one of those buttons too.



It feels lovely to make something new (even it´s not that big, just same old wool but it feels different to me) and also yet an another thing done from my to-do list! And, hey: it was just as good as I though if not even better!

Have a great Tuesday!

2010-03-17

Something else



Sometimes I surprise myself and get something done that I have planned a long time. One of those things was a fabric scarf, which I wrote down to my ideas-book some two years ago. Time went by and knitting, felting and whatever always came along and the scarf was left on to-do list.



Last Saturday I finally managed to get one done! And it was fun, QUICK and it ate up my fabric stash - a perfect project. And it gets those pretty ribbons in use too - even better!



I made this one as a gift and its receiver actually liked it a lot, even it took some family guessing if it was a table runner or...? But a keeper, definitely. I actually need one in pink immediately myself - so back to sewing machine!



Happy Wednesday!

2010-03-14

Birdies once more



I know, I know, you all have had enough of birdies for a while but I still needed to show these, just to make sure all are not dark&scary as the valkyries earlier! These are quite happy, bright and make at least me smile!




I am avoiding the cleaning my workspace, washing clothes and getting ready to work tomorrow-stuff by making anything but.

Although: who said that the very last day of holiday should be spent with doing boring/miserable/I-hate-it -things?

You´re right: I´ll continue knitting and start season 5 of this. (I´ll be miserable later!)



Happy Sunday, everyone!

2010-03-12

Ride of the valkyries vol.2



Not that scary any longer?




I have wanted to make some felt keyrings for a long time but didn´t quite get the idea right. Then I started to think felt as fabric! Cutting it still scares me even I have done brooches that way, and even worse: these birdies needed to be sewn also. But hey, with my beloved machine there was no problem! I also managed to start cutting my precious trims - they were perfect for this project! And by using them I can buy more - hooray!

I have made quite a few birdie-keyrings already and see many in different colors coming later - and hopefully this will be the very last of the Valkyrie-series, the theme has been in my head all day!

My holidays are almost over *mild curse* but it´s been so sunny, bright and happy here today that it´s definitely spring - and before long summer. And for summer I have BIG plans. About that later, now

Happy Friday!

Ride of the valkyries...*


... try it with this. Scary, huh?

*said the man of the house, not me

2010-03-11

Fantastic Mr. Fox

It started with this thrifty prettiness



+ some mossy green wool



+ these little guys



+ some foxy lining



=



Oh my, fantastic Mr. Fox!

2010-03-07

Pillow talk



I have been knitting and felting quite a lot this weekend, and the pillowcase above is one of my latest creations. It will (hopefully) make someone smile as much as my friends birthday present made me:



... A pink dog with a pink pearly necklace! I for sure did not know I needed one but now that we´ve met I simply cannot think life without. She is called Nora and she keeps me company while I surf the net or watch telly. My hands busy knitting at the same time.

Thank you dear friend!

Happy Sunday!

2010-03-04

Getting older


It is Thursday and only one day before my winter holidays (of nine days!) will begin. I am looking forward to lazy days of knitting, felting and learning how to use my new camera! Yes, it arrived as an early birthday gift! It feels and looks like a proper camera, and I love it even I have no glue how to use it yet. I am going to take millions of pictures next week and get really friendly with that baby of mine. So getting yet an another year is not that bad with a fabulous gift I suppose?

My little birdies have made some new friends - at etsy they made into this fabulous treasury (thank you so much, Ana!) and then there´s a giveaway at Heather´s great blog here - you can visit it and maybe the birdies will move in with you! Thank you both Ana and Heather!

Now I am off to knit a bit and start counting the hours until the holidays. At this hour tomorrow I will be watching this (read: him) - I am huge fan of ginger (read: him) so there´s no better way to start holidays is there?

Nope, I didn´t think so.

Happy Thursday!

P.S. Pardon me for using links excessively, will do less next time

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