Cake anyone?

This cake was easy to make, and I’m gonna write the recipe for you, although I don’t have the exact measurements. But I think it can’t go wrong.

Take 2, 3, or 4 eggs. Mix (with mixer) egg whites first with (about) 2 cups of sugar. Then add egg yokes and mix some more. Then add (about) one cup of yogurt or milk, one cup of oil (I used sunflower oil), 2 tsp of backing powder, and flour to achieve consistency of a pancake batter (maybe just a tiny bit thicker). Grease your pan and bake on medium temperature ( 180 C). When it’s almost done, add fruit. But before adding, mix fruit with some sugar and a little bit of flour. Then bake for a 10 – 15 minutes more. Done! πŸ™‚ Yum!


Just wanted to post a few photos of my new wrapping ideas – as I promised in the previous post. It’s quick and easy, eco – friendly, and money saving! πŸ™‚Β  I used recycled paper bags that I collect for various projects. All kinds of paper bags will do. I usually soak them in water, crunch them, then lay them flat to dry.Sometimes I iron them to flatten them some more, but crunching gives them a nice texture. Now, you could paint them to hide anything on them that you wish to hide, or you could glue wrong sides together, which is what I like to do, especially if the bag is too thin.

So, it was quick and easy! I used some leftover cardboard to make small tags, and since I have a box in which I keep all my scraps of paper and cardboard, it took me just a minute or two to make them. I also stamped a bit, used some of my leftover yarn, a piece of lace that I’ve had for ages, raffia, and some flowers. With a little bit of imagination anyone can make a nice gift wrap with things that are already in the house.Β  I hope you like it πŸ™‚

A gift wrap

Paper, cotton thread, ribbon, flowers, and something like raffia?Β  – don’t know exactly how it’s called πŸ™‚

Quick and easy! Wrap it, tie everything on top, and voila! I think I might be sharing some more easy wrapping ideas in later posts, what do you think?

A Chicken Soup, A Melon, And A Work In Progress

A chicken soup:

A melon:

And a work in progress:

I started making this piece a long time ago, and I still haven’t finished it. I work on one part of it, then leave it, then after some time I come back to work on another part, and it must be a year of working on and off on this piece. I do like the process though. It’s so nice to have something I can work on whenever I like, without having a deadline.But I don’t know what I’m going to do with it. It’s a handwoven cotton fabric, bleached, painted, hand stitched, embellished with sequins and puff paint (and who knows what else I’m going to add). I called it “The sea world”. I have a lot more to do, but I’m not sure what to do when I finish – should it be a cushion? Maybe I should frame it and hang on the wall? What do you think? Any suggestions? πŸ™‚

My ATC cards

I am very excited! My ATC’s are finished! Recently I’ve joinedΒ  “Milliande Art Community for Women” , and it is such a wonderful place for ladies all over the world to share their art, make new friends, share ideas, and of course, to swap ATC cards! Well, I probably sound funny, but this is my second swap, and I’m having so much fun and I’m so excited! The theme for the first swap was “Blue Bird of Happiness” and it was hosted by wonderful and so creative Mary , you can find her atΒ . It was such a nice theme, and blue is one of my favorite colors – as you all know by now, so I just had to join the fun. But crazy me, forgot to take the photo of my cards, so I had to steal one from Mary, I hope she doesn’t mind πŸ™‚

I’ve used paint, inks and stamping, decoupaged a bit, stitched a little, and there were my first ATCs! But what other ladies did is just amazing! I just love their cards! If I had to choose which ones I would like to get, I really wouldn’t know! They are all so wonderful!

The second swap I’ve joined is hosted by lovely Monika - , and you should see her work, it’s awesome! The theme is “Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil”, and to be honest, I had to think well before I started making cards. It was so interesting for me to see my self thinking about one thing, and then, when I started making them, they actually came out completely different from what I wanted to do at first, but they came out right! It was fun to see how my ideas transformed in the process, that is a bit new to me. Well, it’s not new when it comes to weaving, but in this case it is. I know I must sound childish now, but I wanted to join ATC swap for a long time, and now that I finally did, it’s – as I said a million times – so much fun!!! But, to stop my self from talking, and thinking how to write all that in English, and of course bore everyone to death, here are my cards:

I painted, decoupaged, added some puff paint and shimmer, collaged, and I’m happy!

Now, the fun never stops, so I have one more batch to finish, it’s for “Unusual shaped ATC’s” swap hosted by Helen Goulty, a lovely lady who makes great art, but I can’t find her blog – sorry Helen. I’ll have to ask her to send me the link. But you can find her at Milliande’s. I’m still working on these, so photos another time.

I hope everyone is having a great weekend!

Completely crazy

Here is my new scarf, and I think it looks really crazy. I wanted something unusual, and unusual it is! It was so hard to take a photo which would show exactly what it looks like, because every piece of this scarf is different. So I just photographed one half and then the other, just to show all the irregularities of it. I really like how it turned out.

I do like to weave something like this from time to time. It’s one of those pieces where I just let my imagination run wild, and play with my yarn. Usually I don’t exactly know how it’s going to look after finishing, and that’s the exciting part!

And, just to add some color into this black and white post, some gorgeously sweet cherries! πŸ™‚

So, how did you spend your weekend? πŸ™‚

Work in progress

As usual, I’ve started so many things at the same time. But, I like doing that. If my back start to hurt after weaving for few hours, I just take my needle and thread or a paint brush, and start doing something else – in a different position. I can sew little things in my living room, or I can sit on the floor if I have to paint a bigger piece of fabric. So, it’s always work, and always fun! It’s also a mess which doesn’t seem to be confined to one room. πŸ™‚

Here is just a little detail of my new scarf:

I know it doesn’t look like much right now, but we will see when I finish it…

More unfinished things:

Some painted fabric, waiting to be sewn into a gorgeous purse πŸ™‚ :

So there is a lot of work to be done, and I am going to try and finish at least one of these things today. But first, I have to take my dog for a walk and maybe take more photos; these are from yesterdays walk:

The one on the right is mine πŸ™‚

Not the same

Here are my new purses, similar, but not the same. Do I have to say I love them? πŸ™‚

They are made out of the same handwoven cotton fabric, black at first but then bleached randomly, which produced an interesting pattern. The thread on one purse is more red, and on the other is more light green, so now I have two very unique pieces. I even sacrificed a piece of fabric for the flowers, and I’m very satisfied how they turned out. But the best thing is that this fabric was woven a long time ago, and even though I had an idea at the time what I wanted to do with it, by the time it was finished, I changed my mind and just left it in the closet. Sometimes that happens to me – the inspiration just leaves me at the end of the weaving process, but I’ve learned not to worry about that. I put away the woven piece for some other time and some other idea. And this is one good example of how a good idea can turn into even better one! I am having so much fun with this cloth, it’s amazing! Even the “dangerous bleach play” was done before, and all I have to do now is to play again, but this time with thread! How cool is that! Now, if you’ll excuse me, I have to go and play some more πŸ™‚ Happy crafting everyone!