Sweet!!!

I finished this little thing today, and it’s so cute!!! Handwoven, painted, sewn, with some doodling and two big buttons. Oh, how will I ever choose which one to keep, and which ones to sell?

I have so many ideas for new purses, but I’ll have to weave some nice cloth first. Ooohh, so many plans, so little time! But I like when I’m in this mood, full of inspiration and energy. I have to exploit it while it lasts! I never know when it’s going to leave me. Although, it always comes back, thankfully! πŸ™‚

Weaving and sewing

Hi there! Here I am with something new! The fun never stops! Instead of relaxing by the river (which I can see from my window), or reading a good book, or whatever people do on weekends, I was making these beauties! I have woven some nice -off white -cotton with a bit of dark blue, and after I’ve finished it, all I could see were purses! My new passion. I started making them about ten days ago, and now I can’t stop. But it is fun! Well, it’s a lot of work actually, but I love doing what I do, so for me it’s always fun.

I know, my photos are terrible, and I should have stuffed the purses just to show how nice they look with something inside, but I was in a hurry to capture some sunshine because we are going to have thunder storm here ( I can hear it coming right now ). Maybe now I could take a break with a good book… The Clash of Kings – that’s the book!

Play day -again

Just a quick post about how to avoid house work. Take a toilet paper roll, cut it in half, paint with acrylics, add some glue and some ribbon, then paint again, wrap it with rope, paint some more, and voila! You have a simple and original napkin holder!

Now, I really have to go and do some cleaning, vacuuming, dusting, etc. You know, the fun stuff! 😦

Blue and more blue

I’m in a blue phase again. I always say that my favorite color is violet, but now, when I think about it, it seems that my favorite color is blue! It’s everywhere – in my weaving, in my books and journals, and now my new scrapbook album. Also, when I looked at my paint brushes the other day, guess what: they all had a bit of blue paint on them! So, now it’s official! Blue is my favorite color! And here it is:

The album:

A new purse:

And another purse:

A tag:

Detail from my desk:

A piece of glass underneath the jar was actually taken out of the picture frame because I used the frame for some project and thought of tossing the glass.But then I thought of keeping it to paint on it, because it can be washed. And, it’s time to be washed again, but I love how it looks, all covered in paint, and the one that stands out the most – is blue! I even have some more stuff to show you, but I haven’t taken the photos yet, so next time – more blue.

Playing again

While I wait for my new handwoven piece to dry after being washed, why not play a bit? Take a simple little basket (or two), and give them a new look! These are small, less than 15 cm in diameter. They were too plain, so I decided to add a little bit of color and a few embellishments, and now they look so much nicer!

From this:

To this:

And from this:

To this:

Perfect package for a small gift? Or just – a gift? πŸ™‚

Finished!

I’ve finished my album! It took a while because I was busy weaving and playing with some other stuff ;), but it’s finished now, and I am pretty satisfied how it turned out. I tried to make a romantic album, but to be honest, after a good start with the front page, my “browns and blacks and hearts” sneaked in, and I realized I can’t escape from that. So, here it is:

Front page:

Pages one and two:

Three and four:

Five:

Six:

Seven:

Eight:

Nine:

Ten:

Eleven:

Twelve:

And the back:

And a side view:

And that’s it! And now I have to finish some beauty that is waiting on my loom, and then I will be ready to clean up my desk and start making some new pretty things! In fact, I already started, but just a little bit πŸ˜‰ I will say nothing more… πŸ˜‰

Another one

I am so behind with photos of my work. And these are not good at all, but that’s what I have right now. There is a lot more done but not photographed, and it will have to wait some other day, today I’m just tired. So here’s the scarf:

This photo above doesn’t show how white and shimmery and beautiful it is, but let’s try with this one:

Or maybe this one:

I’ll have to take another photos, that’s for sure.

But look at these! The first one was eaten today ( the dessert, I mean ), and the second a few days ago. They have nothing to do with weaving, but who cares! πŸ˜‰

I’m better with sweets than photography! Oooooh, I want more πŸ˜‰

New scarves

I love days like this! First of all, I’ve finished my scarves, and here are photos of them:

This one is special to me, because I used a friend’s photograph as an inspiration. It isKristine’s photograph, and you can find her at http://www.kristinelivinginthemoment.blogspot.com/ . She is a lovely lady, very talented! The photo I used as inspiration isΒ  Aruba beach, and here is the link : http://www.flickr.com/photos/kristinephotos/5640510531/in/photostream ( I don’t know if these links will be shown as links, I’m still learning how to use these things :). I loved the photo so much, I had to make something with those colors. And here is what I made – the pattern is called “Wall of Troy”, and for me it’s even a perfect name (don’t ask why, I just feel like it) πŸ™‚

The second one is a navy blue shawl, very light with just a bit of shimmer. It would go nicely with any type of garment.

And the third one is a colorful scarf / shawl, so beautiful, also with a little bit of shimmer, I can see it with a white dress on a summer evening…Oh, I could just keep it for my self!

And another nice thing about today is that I have been to the book fair with my husband, and I found several books at a very low price! Some are new and some are used, but that doesn’t matter because I even prefer old books. They have a piece of someone’s life attached to them, and for me that is so interesting. I love reading, I love entering into new and unfamiliar worlds, not knowing what to expect. Books are my friends, they are a door to dreams…I like almost every genre, as long as the story “flows”. I have many books in my home, maybe too many, but there are some that I love going back to, like “One Hundred Years of Solitude” by Gabriel Garcia Marquez, and also my ABSOLUTE favorite Manda Scott’s “Boudica”. But, I’ve got carried away. No more about books, or I should start a new blog πŸ™‚

These are mine:

I started making another scarf, beauuutiful white one, but before I start weaving, I’m gonna go through a few pages, just to see what’s waiting for me in one of my new friends πŸ™‚