Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Wednesday wish list

Today is Wednesday, the word starts with a w, so makes you think of other things starting with w, like wonderful, world, water, wave, whale, wood, wool, work, wear, write, wire, week, wacky, what, will, (I) want (to buy), (or just ) wish (I could have), (so let's make a) wish list :)

We have many great artists on etsy from Europe, so why don't you look and pick 3-4 or more of their beautiful creations and add to your wish list! Let's promote this wonderful group a little more!

Of course you can choose the works of artists around the globe, it's not forbidden, you will be not punished at all :)

So tell us, what soots your mood today? What would you like to wear, what sort of jewelry fits your thought today? What would you buy for your kids or that cute little nice of yours? Are you looking for some lovely sheets, an unique vase and/or a fabulous painting for you home? A practical or just fancy looking bag? Elegant or weird, fancy or cute, for a wedding party or for just another working day, for someone special or just to pamper yourself? :)

So let's search, find and make a mosaic, or just choose one lovely item that you really want today, and add a link to your blog post (NOT your blog please) or Flickr in Mister Linky (click on the button below and fill in your name with the link to your blogpost or Flickr picture).

My wish list today is all about lovely items I would like to buy for my kids:

Friday, June 18, 2010

My creative space - punk

The theme for the weekly EST challenge this time is PUNK! hosted by the lovely Nathalie aka Dinafragola.

Long, long time ago I was flirting a little with punk, you know, teenage years, searching for yourself try to do things your parents go crazy about, so my friends and I listened to Sex Pistols and The Clash (oh, I am not THAT old, we were more second generation fans) , a little ska, more of The Cure, tried the outfits, loved the black, no piercings and never dared the haircuts :) Well, small town girls from good houses try to be different, that's all.

So when Nathalie gave us the theme I was pretty excited, I thought of recycling one of the tons of crazy jewelry I had in those (semi) wild years, the big rings with the skulls etc., but yessss, they are all back in my old home, in Hungary...

That is the reason why on my table only the black velvety fabric is waiting for being recycled, all the other stuff, including those lovely skull charms are brand new.

Do you want to show your space? Hop over to Kootoyoo's to play! It's fun! :)

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Linoleum printing - first attempt and a rustic rusty fabric tulip cuff

A while ago I was looking for some not too expensive solution to make stamps with my own design to use it on my fabric cuffs. First I wanted the easier way (not proud of it though :)), I make a drawing and someone makes some stamps for me. My light bulb moment happened when while surfing the net I remembered that Mitsy aka Artmind had once a lovely little tutorial on how to make your own stamps. That's it! There was the answer: linocut! :)

I ordered some basic material to start with, the 3 in 1 lino Baren Kit and some discs to make stamps. I found some great linoleum print tutorials on the web, like the one by Sunberst, and I just cut away! :)
I started with my tulip:

I am pretty pleased with the result, can always better of course :)

So I took my brand new fresh stamp and I printed some fabric too. Because the lines on the linoleum are not totally smooth I though of something rustic, so I recycled an old linen pair of pants picked out a rusty brown color and made this cuff:

Monday, June 14, 2010

Monday Moodboard - Hup, Holland, hup!

Yep, the hysteria is begun, today is the first match of the Dutch national soccer team on the word cup!

Sunday, June 13, 2010

My creative space - roman empire

Today I will make a fabric cuff for this week's EST challenge hosted by Ingermaaike with the theme: the Roman Empire. A little while ago I bought some Jacquard printable cotton sheets, they are pretty cool, you can put them in your inkjet printer and just put you own design on a fabric what you can use for anything you like. Because I didn't wanted to waist any inch of the fabric, I also put on some more images from my mother's paintings for future use.

I really hope I can finish my challenge piece till the deadline considering all the obstacles in the way like world cup match Netherlands against Denmark tomorrow afternoon:)

Do you want to show your space? Hop over to Kootoyoo's to play! It's fun! :)

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Sunday Market

Impressions for the lovely folks without a facebook account :)


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