A Shawl, a Journal and a New Bike

This shawl was made using all kinds of different fibers, and with some pattern manipulation.

Shawl

It didn’t turn out exactly as I wanted it to, but I like it anyway.

Shawl

I wanted the “skipped” parts of the pattern to be more visible. I guess I should’ve done those in a contrasting color. Oh well, maybe next time.

Shawl

Shawl

More pages from my Art Journal:

Art Journal

Art Journal

Art Journal

Art Journal

Art Journal

We’ve had a nice weather over the weekend so it was a perfect opportunity for me to ride my new bike! πŸ™‚

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After a long ride one must rehydrate. πŸ™‚

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I also like the woven table. πŸ™‚

Have a great day everyone!

Playing in my Journals

I looove my journals! I know, I have too many already, but I can’t stop making them! I made a small one out of a brochure (something my husband brought from his trip to Denmark last year – yes, I keep all kinds of junk) and it’s so cute! Small and cute!

Art Journal

It’s a little bit bigger than my hand, as you can see in the next photo.

Art Journal

I love playing in it. πŸ™‚

Art Journal

Art Journal

Art Journal

Art Journal

Art Journal

Sometimes I feel like working in a bigger journal, sometimes I like working in a small one. That’s why I have to have so many of them. πŸ™‚

Art Journal

My birthday was on September the 18th, so this spread was inspired by that.

Art Journal

And I also finished working in this old journal!

Art Journal

I made it a long time ago, and it might be my first handmade journal (if I remember correctly). My dear “handmade paper/ textured / first time coptic binding / beginners” journal.

Art Journal

Art Journal

Art Journal

Art Journal

There it is, on the left, with a beaded spine. Now happily living on a shelf with my other Art and Travel journals. πŸ™‚

My Journals

The finished ones, that is. πŸ™‚

Scarves

I’ve been knitting!

I am not a great knitter, I can knit only simple shapes such as scarves and other things with straight edges πŸ™‚ and maybe an ugly sock or two. But I do plan to learn more and be able to knit a sweater (maybe one day).

As I was organizing my studio I found a lot of yarn that just wasn’t “speaking” to me anymore. Not for my weaving, that is. But then I thoughtΒ  I could knit something with it. So I took three strands of yarn, and made this chunky long scarf:

scarf

scarf

It’s wide and soft and just perfect for cold weather.

The other one was made for the gentleman in the photo (you can’t see his face because he wanted it that way), my husband. πŸ™‚

scarf

He wanted it striped so that’s what I did, but I added the pattern just for fun. Actually, it’s only a simple change of stitches every two or three (or twenty) rows. But it looks good, and hubby loves it. So I am happy.

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scarf

The third one is a handwoven scarf.

scarf

But it actually started as a set of table runners! I took a fine greyish cotton I almost forgot I had, added a bit of lime green cotton, and wove my table runners. Then I washed the fabric (and prepared to cut and sew it), but it shrunk! And not only that, it softened too! So magically, a scarf was born! πŸ™‚

scarf

Well, why not?

scarf

Looks great to me.

I’m Back!

Hello lovely people! The vacation is over and I’ home again.

We had a great time in Greece, as always. Our rented tent was fantastic, the view was fantastic, and the weather was fantastic! πŸ™‚ Can you tell I’m happy with the vacation? πŸ™‚

Here is the view from our place:

The view

There weren’t a lot of people left in the camping, which was great! Peace and quiet. That’s what I like.

And here is our tent. It looks small in the photo but it was actually much bigger than we expected.Β 

The tent

(That was pretty much all I did for over two weeks – reading books or sleeping)

Camping has a wonderful small private beach:

The beach

Meda had a lot of fun swimming (and rolling in the dirt). πŸ™‚

Meda

Hubby took all the photos this time, I was to lazy to do anything. πŸ™‚

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Stick bug

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Thank you for visiting! Have a great day! πŸ™‚