My Sizzix Coat

From drab to fab! 🙂

Well, the photos are not very good, but you will be able to see the difference.  My very old coat, which was very much loved and used, was at first a long one, then I cut it just above the knees and wore it for a couple more years. After that I decided that it was not fashionable anymore, and forgot about it.

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But no, I don’t throw away things easily. 🙂 I even kept the fabric that was cut off! And recently, I decided to play with it. I used Sizzix Tattered Florals Die to make the flowers, Tattered Leaves Die for the leaves (of course),and also several of my crocheted flowers, and beads. I attached them to the collar and the sleeves, and the coat looks very pretty now! Well, at least to me. 🙂

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It took me many hours to do this, but it was worth it.

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Because it is an old coat I could play with no fear of ruining it, but in the end it turned out great and I’m going to wear it again! That’s how I am – when I buy something I really like, I have no intentions on getting rid of it until it’s completely destroyed.

Another successful project. Me happy. 🙂

Have a great day/evening everyone!

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So many gifts!

It is absolute joy to open my mailbox lately! I received so many gifts from dear friends around the world! Wonderful ATCs, gorgeous inchies, so much goodies to add to my projects, oh, it’s pure delight!

I participated in a “Stash Swap” at Milliande’s and my Swap partner was Rita from Latvia who sent me an envelope filled with goodies I can’t wait to use in my projects!

Beads, papers, fibers, fabric, and more gorgeous things! Thank you Rita!

Then another wonderful surprise came from England! Mary sent me a Flinchie – which is a combination of a Prayer Flag and Inchies, another swap at Milliande’s that was hosted by Kalona and was great fun! I just love what Mary created for me, it’s made with velvet and ribbons, amethyst, machine stitched inchies, flowers, and it has words “Believe” and “Dream” on it. Thank you Mary!

The photo I took is really bad, I’m sorry it’s not showing well how beautiful it is.

Mary also added a few extra things in the package, some tags, lovely cutouts (I hope that’s how they are called) and a beautiful tag! I love Mary’s art!

But then, another package from Mary arrived today! She was so generous to send me a Sizzix die! How great is that! I was blown away! And it’s not just any die, it’s the one I wanted to buy while I was in the US but the store didn’t have it! Sooo cool! Me happy! 🙂

I am going to have such a great time using all these loveliness! Thank you my dear friends! It’s like Christmas came early this year! 🙂

I’m back!

Hi friends! Here I am, finally home and ready to start some new projects! Oh, I’ve had a wonderful time in the US, and I would love to go back one day! But I’ve missed my family and I missed my studio, which by the way (the studio I mean) is a bit like a bomb site! And why is that? – well, someone had too much fun shopping for art supplies, and now my little art/craft space looks even smaller! But I’m happy! I have a new friend, and his name is Sizzix! 🙂

How cute! I’m not a “pink type” of girl, but I sure love this little thing! 🙂

And so much more things to play with:

And that’s not all!

I can’t wait to start making all kinds of things! But first I have to make room for new “toys”, which means I will have to turn my studio upside down. Maybe it’s a good thing after all, it does need a good clean, LOL!

Have a great day everyone! 🙂