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! 🙂

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 a  knick-knacks is very addictive job, so I wasn’t able 😉 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. 🙂

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 🙂 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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Kusudama

While I tough about a project in which to use some colored crepe paper, I found the word kusudama.

It’s super easy and fast to make these flowers from  paper. Here you can find a great tutorial.  I worked with 7 x 7 cm. squares, appropriate dimension for the soft crepe paper. I tried also successfully to make such a flowers from wrapping paper, but with smaller dimension of the square – 3 x 3 cm.

I made a lot of  flowers  from gold and silver colored crepe paper for the Christmas trees decoration of my family and friends.

N.B. A part of this post was written in November 2009 for my blog in Bulgarian.