The pink mother

I was so surprised and so excited when I received the Pink mother card as a thank you gift from Niili. So surprised that I needed more than a month to have my thrill down up and write these calm lines ๐Ÿ™‚

I would like to say to all of you that Niili is a great friend, a non stopping spring of inspirations, support and motivation. She is, obviously also a talented crafter, so do not hesitate to visit her Etsy shop.

Here is my precious pink mother card, that I keep always near to me while I’m working and which make me smile when I’m sad. ๐Ÿ™‚

Thank you, Niili!

Cock doll and pattern

I’ve done this paper one at about one year ago as an eastern gift for my daughter’s friend. However this cock is pretty good toy for all seasons and can be made not just from paper, but from a fabric too.

The pattern (should be printable) is simple and easy to create.

Description of the pieces:

1. Body (8.5 x 8.5 cm) – 1 piece

2. Wings and tail – 3 pieces of each color (6 pieces total in my case)

3. Base of the body – 1 piece

4. Beak – 1 piece

5. Foots – 1 piece

6. Eyes – 2 pieces

7. Cock’s comb – 2 pieces

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Form a cone from piece 1, fill it withย  cotton and close it with the cover 3. Glue the cone to the foots (5), add the other pieces in order as you like it.

The finished cock doll is at around 13 cm high.

Wish you a wonderful and happy game!

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!

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™‚

Happy bottles

The name of this project is quite easy to be understood when you simply see it. ๐Ÿ™‚

These bottles are so happy to stay alive and undertake a new adventures instead to go to the trash. ๐Ÿ™‚ A simple and important reason for anyone to be happy. Don’t you thing?

The story of the project in brief – I had a client who ordered 6 presents, with the condition that the pieces are similar, but in the same time differ to each other. I had the liberty to decide theย  type of pieces and to design the decoration as I like it. (Wish to everybody such a clients ๐Ÿ˜€ )

Materials for the project are – 6 empty glass bottles (250ml), paper napkins and glue.

With this post I’ll participate, for the first time in my life, in a contest at Running with scissors.

Wish me luck and happy crafting to you!