Knick-knack

I like the little things and I’m addicted to details. When an year and a half ago I red some publications about “inches” (the little square pieces at 1×1 inch) I decided to try a variation of them.

Hm, poor me, I didn’t even suspect how passionating this job can be! ๐Ÿ™‚

The very first knick-knack pieces I’ve made was from cardboard squares (1*1 cm), the front part was stamped with the frog stamps of my daughter and sloppy colored. The back side was covered with tissue paper.

The second one is a flower embroidered on a fabric. I don’t remember how its back was made, but I suggest that there was a second square glued to hide the edges of the fabric.

As I said in the beginning to make aย  knick-knacks is very addictive job, so I wasn’t able ๐Ÿ˜‰ just to stop my experiments.

The next pieces are made from the rests of a picture that I used for a card. They are not square, but are even smaller than 1*1 cm. Almost the same is the story about the little fishes. ๐Ÿ™‚

And what about the embroidery on a cardboard? These are my favorite pieces! I just made holes on the card board and embroidered what came in my mind.

I don’t like quilling very much, but I tried it also for the knick-knack. As you can see on the picture I varnished very well the pieces to make them harder. And just to add splendor ๐Ÿ™‚ I glued a pieces on a handmade paper.

The finished pieces are good to be used in a different projects. They fit to zippers, bracelets, pendants, cards, gift boxes etc.

These are made only from paper, now I’m experimenting to make a fabric and button ones.

Happy crafting, friends!

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From a jar to a vase

I’ve dressed up these jar and yogurt pots and planted inside a lentils for Easter natural decoration.

Now the jar is a vase. I like its colors. The chestnut blossom liked them too. ๐Ÿ™‚ Together the blossom and the jar are a joyful, pretty spot on the gray urban environment. ๐Ÿ™‚

You can take a look at the decorated bottles, that I posted some days before.

With this publication I’m linking to “Dress up a jar” at City Crafter Chalange Blog.

Have a lot of fun, dears and thank you for stopping here!

To catch the wind

One of my favorite places for the summer days and nights is the sea beach. I’m in love with everything there – the water, the sun, the sand, the wind, etc. I adore the smell, the light, the sounds. To keep a piece of them during the rest of the year (and specially to survive a little bit easy the cold and dark winter) I decided to catch the sound of the wind in the sea shells.

It’s super easy and you need just natural materials as shells and woodenย  sticks, some thread and no special instruments, but only pliers,ย  screw-driver and needle.

Use your imagination to put all of the materials together.

And, yes, you can do it on the beach. It’s even better to do it there, because you can listen immediately how the wind is playing at the instrument.

Here are some more ideas for patterns. Enjoy! And please if you decide to make a wind catcher, do not forget to show it to me. ๐Ÿ™‚

33 butterflies

In fact the butterflies are more than 33. 33 is the number of the invitations for the spring party that I made some months ago.

Not all of them are beautiful, but there are some really pretty ideas which may be used as an inspiration for a similar projects.

Enjoy!