Wednesday, 1 December 2010

Lunica

She finally arrived! My Pullip doll originally called Lunatic Queen. I named her Lunica (but not to be pronounced with k but c).

It was kind of hard to take photos in this gloomy weather so I decided to use my vintage SX-70 Polaroid and see what will come out. It looks like that if you take photos of cute things they do come out nicely (or I see it differently as I'm biased and all :D )

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I'm really excited about making some clothes for her. I think I'll start with a long coat probably with a hoodie (yes, I'm into hoodies these days :D ). I hope it's not too much of a goal for me. Well, we will see, correct?

Friday, 26 November 2010

Addicted

Needlefelting is addictive! No wonder there are so many out there doing it :)

Anyways, I made another softie late last night. I wanted to make a blue bird for a friend but my hands obviously decided to follow some other secret orders as the thing shaped itself into a bear! Seems like Bluebeary from Kitty Vane was really a huge inspiration.

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He is about 8 cm tall. What do you guys think? Want me to make you something? :)

Wednesday, 24 November 2010

Giving needle felting a try

I wanted to try needle felting from the moment I spotted those adorable tiny bunnies and mouses and teddies and all the wonderful things that are out there (and I'm sure you've seen them too). After having the needles and some wool at home for about two weeks I finally gave it a go. And so Tomzi came to be.

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He is 10 cm tall and has jointed arms and legs so he can walk around. I took him out for a photo shoot today because the sun came out and it was wonderful.

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Originally I wanted to make him smaller but he just kept growing :)

And look what I was able to take photo of while outside:

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I'm so happy this house is in use I can't even describe it. I'll so be hanging the other ones too!

Thursday, 18 November 2010

Hanging Things

I've been working on bird houses lately. I tried and tried to come up with that beautiful form and make enough of them to give away for Christmas but I guess my goal was to ambitious. I did make a couple of them but I have a feeling they will be more of ornamental value. I'll hang them up of course and let the birds decide. They might surprise me :)

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Anyways, here is one of them. Unfortunately the thing broke while drying from coloring and to think I wanted to have it all white (but then I decided to try something new and it resulted in catastrophe). Fortunately it didn't break to pieces so we still baked it and I was able to assemble it. There are others I need to take photos of as well. Not looking like this one.



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I think you all know this. It's Ikea's lamp from Regolit series to which I added some embellishments. It's meant for my client's daughter's room and I hope she'll like it.



I really like trees and woods in this gloomy weather because it feels like I'm in one of Tim Burton's movies. We found this great trail the other day where you walk in promenade-like path for a few minutes and it's really charming. I have to take photos next time we visit.

Wednesday, 27 October 2010

Harvesting

In my previous post I mentioned bowls I made in my ceramics class. They baked well and the glaze is perfect so I was indeed super happy to take them home. There is only one thing wrong with them. They are too small :) Or let's rephrase this - I won't be able to have my breakfast from them but I'll have no problem eating ice cream or other deserts.

Here is how they look like:

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I like how they are all curved and uneven. That's because they were hand built and not wheel thrown (don't know how to do that yet).

In my printing class I made my first ever print! I have to photograph it next time so I can show it to you. It came out quite o.k. I think.

Monday, 4 October 2010

Sundays

M. somehow got himself excited about mountaineering - about hiking onto peaks that are around 2.000 meters in height. Which is good of course as one should be physically active and kept in good shape. But. Taking me along? Physical condition sadly applies to me as well so yes, I do go out there with him.

Yesterday was Storzic day. We weren't exactly lucky with the weather part - the mountain itself was being hugged all day with clouds (as you can see on the first photo) but in the woods it was ok (great for me as I took along my camera in order to take some pictures for my blog). Up there, where the fun part was - rocks and steel ropes to help you climb up - I kept my camera safely tucked away. Plus, all I could see was foggy white everywhere (you can see it on the last photo, where there is a cross on the top of the mountain). We came back quite late in the evening so no crafting on Sunday for me.

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I did however, made one stone pendant as a present today. Yay! Here it is:

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Read you soon I hope :)

Friday, 1 October 2010

To Blog More

Blog-More Challenge

On my recent trip to Helsinki I met with Aerika whom I occasionally exchanged some sentences over at Deviant Art. I was super excited to meet her in person as I don't know that many crafting people in my real life (well, let's be honest here.... I know only those with who I share my ceramics class with). And I was that more surprised to see she was kinda exactly like me. And we clicked and chatted and had some wonderful time together (and I so wish I had more time to be there). Aerika, or KittyVane as I used to know her, has her own blog called Rag Pets. She makes soft toys, sews, illustrates, photographs and is pretty great at all of these. No wonder I have had her on my inspiration list for ages ;)

Now back to my blog. The reason I started it was to have some kind of encouragement to be more creative. And at which I kinda failed. There are many reasons for not being present here or in the crafts world more, but as I'm discovering through my ceramics classes, I simply need to be creative. I need to craft. I need to make things. It gives me great pleasure to make something that brings smile to somebody's face (or just mine) and it also gives me this new type of positive energy that I obviously missed so much.

So all these reasons, plus meeting Aerika, gave me the much needed nudge to challenge myself to create more and blog more.

Our first goal is to have a post once a week. No particular day, no particular subject just crafting, creating, photographing and keeping record of it. Should you want to join us let us know. Aerika promissed to make a "Blog-More Badge" to share around. Yay!

And to not leave this post without any photos, here is what I made after supper:

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I love cinnamon. And I had THE best cinnamon bun ever in Helsinki. And my cinnamon craving made me experiment with already made croissant dough. I know it's not the one I should have used but let me tell you, these tasted great. And if I ever do them like this again the only thing I'll do differently is, I'll roll them less tightly and put them in cold oven so they will be able to expand more. I guess one of my future challenges is to make the real ones :)

Happy crafting and blogging!

Sunday, 19 September 2010

Update

So, it's been a while. I just logged in to find out this new layout customizer - fun fun stuff, I really couldn't decide what to use :D Will probably change it again and again until I have some new ideas of my own...

... anyways...

me is traveling tomorrow to Helsinki and I'm super excited about it.... I just might upload some photos while I'm there to keep this blog alive (yeah right)....

Did I make something? Sure did... a while ago (read: last year on 30th of August if anybody wants details). It's custom made bag to hold my beloved SX-70 Polaroid camera and it's close-up lens (in the small pocket). I used some old jeans and scraps of fabric I have loads of. Now that I own another SX-70 I need another one. And the pocket on the front flap is perfect for storing your fresh pola pictures. Now just how cool is that? :)

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Do let me know whatya think.