Good News

I am very lucky to be given the opportunity to sell my albums and other pretty things in the best part of Belgrade – the “Skadarlia Street” or often called “Bohemian Street”. If you’re looking for traditional Serbian food, galleries full of amazing art, beautiful cafes, and just great atmosphere, you should come to Skadarlia Street. A lovely and very talented lady is opening a shop in a few days, and she asked me if I would like to sell my stuff there. I mean, how could I refuse an offer like that! πŸ™‚

So, I have been busy making albums, and they are all inspired by Spring! Bright colors, flowers, glitter, feathers…I am having so much fun! In fact, the “look” of my new albums is maybe even too bright and romantic than what I usually make, but I couldn’t help it. Blame the sunshine and blooming trees,lol!

Here is the first one, and I’ll post photos of other albums some other day because it would be just too much for one post. πŸ™‚

And that’s the first one. I hope you like it. πŸ™‚

Weekend Fun

Spending time with my hubby, enjoying a warm weather, making waffles and salads, taking a nap…Great weekend! But I also made a bunch of flowers while watching TV in the evening. It’s Spring, so it’s flower time! πŸ™‚

Organza and satin:

Crocheted flowers:

They will look great in my journals and albums, maybe on a poncho or a scarf, or I could make a brooch with them. I love making my own embellishments, and to tell you the truth, I just learned how to crochet these! Thank you YouTube (and my patience)! lol!

I also made some fabric tags a few days ago, and I love them! πŸ™‚

Can you see the crochet flower in the top right? πŸ™‚

Have a great day everyone!

Still testing

I am really angry because last night I finished writing a new post here, and for some reason, it was deleted! Then I wrote another one and it was deleted again! Not by me, of course, something happened with my blog I guess. And I wrote so much, added photos, and really tried to write nicely, because it is very hard for me to write in English, trying to make it all look and sound nice and well written, but it’s gone now, and I am so angry!

I am sorry for being like this, but it’s just so frustrating. Ok, I’ll try to breathe, count to one thousand,lol, and feel calm. I’m calm. Absolutely calm.Yeah right.

Now, let’s start all over again. Although, I won’t be able to write nicely as I did the first time, here is what I’ve been up to lately.

The poncho I was weaving for my friend, the one I mentioned to you in one of my previous posts, ended up as a complete disaster!

Now, I have been weaving for over ten years, and I don’t think I’ve ever had a situation like this, but the yarn on the far left shrunk way too much! So now I have two pieces of fabric, ready to be NOT sewn into poncho, but thrown into the bin! Well, no, not really thrown away, I would never waste a handwoven fabric, no matter how bad it was. I will cut the bad part, and use the good part of it (which is over 60%) to make a cushion or something. But there is a lesson for me in all this, and that is – never trust the label! I bought some nice yarn, and it was a mix of wool, cotton and acrylic, and as I’ve never had problems with that kind of mix, I just started weaving. Note to self: make samples!!!

Anyway, I am lucky to have a friend who is very patient, and she said she would wait for her poncho. Another poncho.

But before I washed the above fabric and was able to see the horrible mistake, I already started weaving something new, so my friend will have to wait just a bit more. She doesn’t mind. I asked her. πŸ™‚

And believe it or not, the other project didn’t start quite right either.

The pattern looked nice in the book, but not on my loom. The “floating” of a brown yarn (sorry for the lack of a proper word for it) is too long, and the yarn should probably be thicker to avoid showing the tabby. But, even though the yarn here in my country is of a good quality, the variety is terrible. I can’t find thicker cotton, so this pattern is not working for me.

So, after that, I decided to weave two pieces of plain weave, one for me and one for my dear friend Kalona. We decided to make a collaboration project, something unknown yet,lol! The plan is to exchange materials and make two art pieces each, and then to swap one of the pieces. Here is that fabric:

I have a long warp on my loom because I wanted to weave a table runner or two, and since the first pattern wasn’t right, I’ll have to think what to do next. I’ll keep you posted. πŸ™‚

Another award!

I have been given a Versatile Blogger Award by Deb.

Thank you so much Deb!

You should visit Deb’s online shop at http://www.bluetwigstudio.com/. She has some lovely things there!

It really is an honor to receive this award, and the best part of it is that I can share it with my favorite bloggers! So here are the rules:

  • Thank the person who gave you this award. That’s common courtesy.
  • Include a link to their blog. That’s also common courtesy.
  • Next, select 15 blogs/bloggers that you’ve recently discovered or follow regularly.
  • Nominate those 15 bloggers for the Versatile Blogger Award.
  • Finally, list 7 things about yourself.

Here are the blogs I am nominating for this award:

http://tincantart.blogspot.com/

http://kalonacreativity.blogspot.com/

http://paperkitz.blogspot.com/

http://kristinelivinginthemoment.blogspot.com/

http://storiesofpearlsandplunder.blogspot.com/

http://artbystarstuff.blogspot.com/

http://river-girls-art.blogspot.com/

http://joyofcreating22.blogspot.com/

http://calicostudio.blogspot.com/http://

http://dorothystewart.blogspot.com/

http://cloopco.blogspot.com/

http://pegbaker.blogspot.com/

http://catchinmoonbeams.wordpress.com/

http://triscartsi.com/

http://alatvianrita.blogspot.com/

I love reading these blogs, and I hope you’ll visit them too. So much creativity and inspiration!

 

And now I should tell you seven things about me. Hmmm….Let’s see…

1. I have a degree in Law, but I’ve always been creative so I decided to follow my heart and turned to art. πŸ™‚

2. I play the piano and have been practicing opera singing for several years ( a long time ago).

3. I LOVE chocolate and I think I’m addicted to it. πŸ™‚

4. I always eat fruit in the morning, and have breakfast later. πŸ™‚

5. I LOVE coffee!

6. I love to read and I dream of having a huge library in my home.

7. I am afraid of spiders. Terrified! (and centipedes)

 

So, once again – Thank you Deb! Have a great day/evening everyone! xoxoxo!

 

 

And the winner is…

Hello friends! First I would like to thank you for your lovely comments on my Blogaversary post. They mean so much to me! You all made my first blogging year special and I thank you from the bottom of my heart!

I’ve put your names in my blue basket and closed my eyes…

The winner is…

Thank you for participating Carmina! Don’t forget to send me your address!

And thank you all once again! πŸ™‚

I also wanted to show you what I’m working on right now. I finished a couple of journals and added them to my Etsy shop, so it was time to weave! A dear friend of mine asked me to make her a poncho, and she wanted neutral colors, so here is how it looks on the loom:

It’s a simple pattern because she wanted it that way. I know you can’t really imagine how it’s going to look but I’ll show you when it’s done. I know it’s going to be really pretty. πŸ™‚

I also finished a spring/summer shawl, my favorite lace, again, and here is a peek until I am able to take a better photo of it.

This shawl is actually great for all seasons because it can be worn with a coat or jacket, but also with jeans, a dress, and because it’s mostly made with cotton it would be perfect for a summer night, maybe somewhere on the beach…ok, I need a vacation, that’s obvious. πŸ™‚

And of course, here are my new journals:

Have a wonderful day! πŸ™‚