Wednesday, September 28, 2011

THE YELLOW GRANNY SQUARE DRESS, FIRST DAY AT WORK!



What do you think, I look good yes?!
OK, the dress was a BIT large, but the bag is perfect!
Anyway, my job is to promote She,
so please go to the Pattern Shop button and buy the
crochet patterns for the dress and the bag!
It's SO easy to work them, granny squares only!
And I'm convinced that your girl would LOVE
this outfit, I do!
Best, Softy.
 


WELCOME MY NEW ASSISTANT - SOFTY THE ALIEN!

I’ll present myself, much better. My name is Softy, I think, and I’m 4 years. That’s what a stamp under my foot says anyway. But the first welcome I got was; Oh, she’s skinny and small! Not only that; She looks like an alien! Has She ever seen an alien? I DON’T THINK SO! All my relatives on the factory where I was born, look like me, so I’m quite sure I’m normal. She said she would paint a face on me! Forget it!
Anyway, I was quite relieved finally coming out of the big box I’ve lived in for at least 100 years, with my arms and head spread around. Normally I would have ended up in a boutique or big magazine, so I’m quite exited about living in a private home. I know I have to work as a model, mannequin and dress form, but that’s OK, She’ll dress me up with a lot of nice clothes! I hear this is a bad deal for a model, but that’s my life. I’m good at my work, I have arms and fingers that can be shaped, I can freeze for hours, I don’t’ feel pain when She put pins in me, and I’m quite photogenic I’d say. She will put me to work shortly, so you haven’t seen the last of me! Hope She at least put some underwear on me for next photo session, I felt quite naked on the first shoots! See you around!
Best, Softy.


BEAUTIFUL NEW NECKLACE FROM WIREDESIGN

Swirly rings with white and orange Murano glass.
Exquisite necklace, complexed with interlaced swirled rings.
Handmade with a 1,0 mm. brass wire, plated with a
galvanization of silver at 5 mikron and is nickel free,
which means it's antiallergic.
A work that gives a nice emphasis to
the 3 Murano glass stones and your tan.
The necklace can be worn with almost anything.
The length is 10,5 cm.
Included neckring in chocker size with handmade clasp.
See more images here.


Tuesday, September 27, 2011

NEW CROSS NECKLACE FROM WIREDESIGN!

ARE YOU THE CROSS-WEARING TYPE?
Cool Unisex Cross-pendant in 3 mm wide silver wire.
Handmade by Danilo.
See the detailed photos in the shop!

Sunday, September 25, 2011

MORE SLIPPERS!

I’m so fascinated by people who can really handle the art of felting!
I could walk around in the house in these!
Made by Žavinta Audickienė's from Vilnius, Lithuania.
See her gallery here
Or her shop



Saturday, September 24, 2011

NIGHT FLOWER NECKLACE

Brand new necklace in the shop!
This beautiful flower pendant is shaped with a 3 mm wide
silver plated wire.The black polymer clay detail is heated to cure
and has a 7 mm Zwarovsky crystal inplanted.
The polymer is covered with a strong varnish in several layers
to give it protection and a high sheen.
See the details here.


Tuesday, September 20, 2011

FELTED SLIPPERS - EVER SEEN ANYTHING LIKE THIS?

When I'm in a productive face, working with a project,
I take brakes now and then, searching for inspiration
and something nice to rest my eyes on!
Today I found these slippers.
Beautiful tailored, done with knowledge and a clear sense of artistry!
This woman know what she's doing!

Made by Inga Samušienė's Bure Bure - Felted slippers , Lithuania.
Use the translate button and see her blog too; http://inga-bure-bure.blogspot.com/
Beautiful pictures from her projects!

Sunday, September 18, 2011

SIMPLE AND NICE


See this and the other crocheted jewelry byMarianneS
from Tallinn, Estonia,  here


Saturday, September 17, 2011

Friday, September 16, 2011

LEARN TO CROCHET!

It's easy, fun and useful!
I love crocheting because I need only yarn and 1 crochet hook, it's fast to work, it's easy to bring the project around, you handle 1 stitch at the time, and it's no crises if a stitch slips! (You know what happens if you slip a stitch in knitting!)
There are hundreds of tutorials on the net if you'd like to try.
I’ve found this series of videos which shows all the crochet basics you need to know.


So...find some yarn and a crochet hook and just try it!

PATTERNFISH - NEW ONLINE STORE FOR KNITTING AND CROCHET PATTERNS

This is their own presentation:

What is Patternfish?

Patternfish is an online store where you can buy or sell your knitting or crochet patterns as customized PDF downloads.Nothing in Patternfish is available for less than $3.00 US. Nor will you find advertising. We want to provide you with a calm, beautiful place to browse and pick and choose.

It is really a nice and professional quality web place for knitters and crocheters, selling or bying patterns, the only thing is that they want published patterns web exclusive, meaning that you can not publish your patterns any other place than at their site! Well, if you are a designer with lots of patterns avalible with possibility to spread them out on different sites it's ok. Who knows, maybe this is the thing, I'll check them out now and then to see how they turn up. They have by now about 9.000 patterns.

Nice!
FAIR LADY - Dorothy Siemens for Fiddlesticks
On Patternfish



Thursday, September 15, 2011

NEW EARRINGS - BRAIDED SILVER WIRE HOOPS!

Simple and delicate braided silver hoops listed today.
See them here.


GALLERY WOOLYS - Baby booties


Click the image and see them all in the gallery




THEESE CUTE WOOLYS.......SOLD, BUT.........

..more Woolys in the shops!
2 new pairs listed today here in Norwegian Epla
or here in my Etsy shop


MORE INSPIRATION.............

Beautiful ceramic items from Azulado
See theese small bowls and other items from
Azulado-Jewelry and decorative pottery by Sandra Rosa!


INSPIRATION - Fantastic polymer jewelry art!

 
This artist makes incredible jewelry in polymer clay and metal!
Betsy Baker Stonehouse Studio Contemporary Art Jewelry here

  

Sunday, September 4, 2011

DANILO'S EPLA BUTIKK

Danilo har lagt ut noen av sine smykker på Epla
Se hans håndlagede wire kunst på Epla her
Resten finner du i Etsy butikken her


Saturday, September 3, 2011

MORE WOOLYS ON ETSY!


These are for 3-6 months babys.



4 NYE PAR WOOLYS PÅ EPLA!



Disse er str. 0-3 mnd
 


Friday, September 2, 2011

GALLERIES

I'm going to create a Gallery-button on top of the page. This way I can show off more images from my production, projects, craft, garden, home and decoration, and whatever I'll find important at the moment! The button willl lead to my Picasa albums. This is the only way I have figured out to do it here on the Blog. If anyone has another suggestion, please notify me!
What I had in mind was one album for all CROCHET, one for all CRAFT, all GARDEN, HOME, and so on.



Thursday, September 1, 2011

LITTLE GIRLS PINK JACKET................

........NEXT PROJECT!
Never a lacy moment! I have planned
for a while 2 different crochet girl jackets,
one pink and simple, with plain, textured surface,
which will give a nice background for
flower deco somewhere on the front,
and a special edging I have in mind.
This pattern is so easy, but quite tricky to get an even tension.
It looks like Moss knitted stitch.
The other jacket is purple and I'm going to use the flower border (somehow)
from the white toddler crochet dress on it (somewhere!). 

A PALM'S WORST ENEMY.....

If you ever meet this guy, it means you have an attractive palm tree in your neighborhood!
In Italian they call him Punterolo Rosso, the killer of palm trees.
It has destroyed a coastline of palms, and no one is able to find neither a
cemical nor a natural way to get rid of him!
It's about 3 cm long and really grouse! This one I found under our back yard palm,
which is NOT healthy! For sure it ends up as several of our neighbors palms;
cut off at the root!
It's sad, thinking about how many years the palms need to grow this big.
It's incredible what he can do with a palm in short time, see images here!