Saturday, July 30, 2011

ETSY CRAFTERS...some amazing stuff in this market place!

If you ever need some inspiration,
or just need to cool down after a long day,
take a trip to the ETSY mall!

Dahlia No.2 Wall Sculpture
 
Incredibley made in clay!


Blue-eyed wire bird
 
Is'nt this qute and clever made!


 
Fabric Buttons

Beautiful fabric buttons from FEILLE



Tuesday, July 26, 2011

LIFE GOES ON.......for some of us

After a paralyzing week end, I try to find some
inspiration to go on.
For next season I'll place for sale baby slippers,
or booties, made out of Norwegian wool blancets.
Very warm and really pretty!
I use cotton yarn for the edgings, in bright colors
to make a contrast to the wooly blanket in gray tones.
This one has a large pattern with leafs,
which is not easy to spot on the tiny baby shoes,
but it looks interesting anyway!

BABY BOOTIES IN WOOL

Baby slippers in warm 100% wool.
Theese are for 3-6 months.


Sunday, July 24, 2011

IT WAS ONE OF OUR OWN..................

What happened 22. July, 3:30.

...........a real Norwegian, tall, blond, blue eyes, and 32 years old.
Fanatic Christian and political extremist on the far right front! Hating everything and everyone, from the sitting Government to the foreign- and not least the Islamic world, and our foreign and Islamic fellow citizens. He detonated a huge home made bomb in the political centre of Oslo, took his car, drove 1 hour to the youth summer camp arranged by the labor party, arranged on the same little idyllic isle, as every year. Hundreds of teenagers lived through a nightmare and horror for 1.5 hour. With calm and cold blooded behavior he massacred 85 (found until now, more missing) youngsters one by one.
And not to forget the victims in the prime ministers office building, where until now 7 people are found dead. There are young people in hospitals, hovering between life and death.
Fortunately he is couth! His lawyer tells it was something he had to do! He has planned this for 9 years!
Well, we all know by experience that the world, anywhere, is an unsafe place. But the Norwegians have been spared for this kind of extreme nightmares. Until now!
We all mourns with the families and friends of the victims in Norway..

Friday, July 22, 2011

TERRORBOMB IN OSLO!


For the first time it happened to us too...............

Thursday, July 21, 2011

DANILO'S JEWELRY VIDEO


INSPIRATION

INSPIRATION 1

OLEANA from Norway....
Proud to bee Norwegian!


OLEANA's designer Solveig Hisdal is regarded as one of the best
textile designers in Norway and her signature is clearly visible in the
Oleana collection through her colourful and well-developed
sense of ornamentation and shape. 
Beautiful color mix in these knitted garments!
All natural fibres, like wool and silk.
I love the entire collection.
I need to show you the OLEANA blancets too....
they are amazing!

Go here and see them all............

INSPIRATION 2
Well......what do you need all your crochet dollies for.......???
Get to work!

Piano Dentelle – 2008
Look what this woman can do with her crochet hook!
See her site for more incredible projects! 



Saturday, July 16, 2011

I MADE IT!

Now for sale in Ravelry and Etsy! See Pattern Shop.
The white lace toddler dress



THE LITTLE GIRL PURSE PROJECT
9. August

In between photo shooting and updating 2 Etsy shops, I've been working with the little granny square purse for girls, supposed to match the yellow

Granny Square toddler dress.
It's coming together. Shortly I'll write the pattern and list it for sale.

A half finished purse:
The purse has 4 squares on each side,
a one-piece bottom and sides, and finally a knitted I-cord handle.
I have not desiced if it will be a long one for wearing the purse 
across the chest, or 2 small handles for hand holding it.
It will be lined properly and closed with a large button, I think!


THE CROCHET PATTERN WHITE LACE DRESS IS FINISHED!
15.July

One last check tomorrow for errors, and I can publish it.
All photos are ready.
I started this project 4 months ago, in between other work.
It has been fun, it's a beautiful dress, I did not know how it would come out, and I was very unsure about the flower border. I had to design my own as no inspiration was to find anywhere for the kind of flowers I wanted. I had in mind the summary and simple Daisy, and I think I've got it about right.
Actually I was planning to make yellow stitches by hand in the middle of at least the flowers at the waist. But as I'm going to sell the dress, maybe that’s not the thing for a buyer.
It could be really beautiful with yellow in the middle of ALL the flowers! Good idea!
I could not let the Daisy-plan go, so I have designed mini flowers to crochet for decoration on anything. I'll public some images of the dress with some flowers on.
I used this flower for my header in this blog, take a peek!
I have not decided whether to sell the flowers or the pattern for them. Maybe both?


The patterns front page
Go here for pattern purchase,
or to my Etsy shop for all items.

CROCHET TEST FLOWER BORDER
14.July

The pattern for the little white dress is coming together!
Today I made a test for the flower border pattern. It works!
A few more days now, and I can finelly publish the dress pattern.

Flower border chrochet pattern test

PRIORITYS!
7. July

Well.............. the little purse are on hold.
I have to finish my Toddler girl Lace Dress Pattern.
Yesterday I made the graphic drawings for the patterns on the dress.
A beautiful little white crochet dress which soon is coming for sale in my shops,
the pattern as well as the original design!
Lets have a little peek!

CUTE!
THE LITTLE GIRL PURSE PROJECT

This is the next project for a pattern. At the moment it's only a stack of Granny Sqares!



Come back to see the next step!

Friday, July 15, 2011

FINISHED!

See the Project page for more.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

HOT.....BUT WORKING!

Today I finally managed to make a crochet control test of my flower border, the one on the white lace toddler dress. It works, so I'm near a publishing. See photo on Projects.

And I took  new shoots of Danilos braided wire bracelets and some of the rings.
The images on Etsy are not good enough so I'll try to change them tomorrow.

Danilo's silver wire bracelet and rings

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

WORKING ON..................

Here in Italy, at least where we live, it seams like a stabile ADSL-line is not anything to take for granted! For the 3'rd time in a few months we passed days without internet! 
Why don't they change the entire central!
Anyway......the possibility of doing other things turns up when the internet is down!
Going to the beach for instance!
And I'm still working on the pattern for the little white crochet toddler dress........... 


.....it has some quite difficult flower borders to draw.

.....and I've made some new jewelry, silver wire with black polymer clay and Swarovski Crystals. It looks nice! More is coming up.

I have decided to wait for the fall and the end of all vacations before I place more items for sale in my shops. I suppose the season starts in September/October.
I also have plans for new items; more girl’s dresses, cushion cases and bags, but the ideas need some time to mature before I start to produce.
I think I have to do something about the shop situation too. It's quite confusing at Etsy with all the different item styles. Maybe I need to open a new shop for "fabric items" only.
Well, I wish you all a very nice day! At my spot of the Earth we have 36 C in the shadow, so the brain is working at half speed anyway!

Thursday, July 7, 2011

MY JEWELRY

Today I sold my Granny Square Pendant!
I still have the earrings, see here!

MORE JEWELRY FROM MY SHOP
This is some of the jewelry for sale in my Etsy shop



Tuesday, July 5, 2011

DANILO'S LATEST JEWELRY DESIGN! THE SILVER PLATED CHOCHER NECKLACE WITH WAVES

  
CLICK THE PHOTO TO GO TO THE ETSY SHOP!
I love this design! It's so simple and elegant. It goes with anything from an elegant evening dress
to a plain top with jeans!
Check out also the earrings matching this chocker, and 2 more designs NEW today!
   

Saturday, July 2, 2011

LITTLE TODDLER GIRL SUMMER DRESSES

6 summer dresses will eventually come for sale in my Etsy shop.
I'm working with the photos now.
The dresses are made of retro fabrics and laces (not upcycled) that I have been saving for almost 40 years! In the mid 70- ties I came over a store closing down, full of really cheep fabrics, and anything else a creative soul can wish for! I did not have much money those days, so I spent what I could on bits and pieces of everything. And I have treasured it ever since, using it for special occasions.

These 6 designs are inspired by the Swedish artist
Carl Larsson (1853-1919) and his incredible watercolors with his family life motifs. His children were dressed up in the époque style, painted very detailed and with beautiful colors.
See the official site: http://www.clg.se/enstart.aspx  

I plan to do more dresses this summer.
A little peek before the official sale!

SUMMER DREAMS!

Now this dress is ready for sale on ETSY!


For sale on Etsy now!