Friday, October 24, 2008

Updated Etsy shop

Long time no see,right?
You know how it goes,life happens...
Well,I was busy bee lately,and made some felted things to upload to my Etsy shop.You can go and see for your self at http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5275084
I find some useful tips for Etsy,and I'm trying to follow them,so I'm uploading only one thing a day.That way I'm supposed to have more traffic in my shop.We'll se how it works.

Monday, June 30, 2008

More food

Yesterday we were at The Museum of African Art (there was bazaar in the backyard) ,and guess what,we tried few of their national dishes.
This in the picture is Egyptian meal,don't know the name,but it was OK.
We tried everything,and it was interesting experience for me.
I even asked for the recipes but nobody couldn't help me with it.
So first sushi the other day than this African everything yesterday....great,I only need to visit these places and the impression will be compete.

Here we are eating under the tree.


Sooo,I made a sushi other day,and we eat it.
I tried sushi last summer at a restaurant,and it tasted interesting,so I thought that I could of try to make it my self.I only needed to find ingredients for it.
Few days ago ,Marko and I visited new supermarket and I was so happy when I saw that they have Nori algae and fresh salmon.
So I bought it,did a little research on the Internet,and here are the results.

I wanted to make tempura too but my sister Maja offered to help me so I only gave her instructions and she made tempura,so we had a dinner together.

It was delicious.

Friday, June 13, 2008

My first reborn doll

Last time when I was at the flea market,I bought naked vinyl baby boy doll.I'm impressed with all pictures and websites about reborning.This is one of activities that don't exist in here,so I had to try it.
It was a little complicated for me because of supplies (you need special paint for this,glass eyes and other things),but I did it my way (as I usualy did).I used acrylic paint,and left original eyes inside.For rooting hair I used black wool row that someone send me long time ago.
Rooting is done with felting needles like felting-stabing wool in the head(poor baby).

All baby's body is painted.First layer was draving the veins,than texturing the skin,and finaly adding ten color and blushing.I find few tutorials on Youtube, that were realy useful for me.

PS; I broked 3 of my precious felting needles while rooting the hair,but there was no way back when I started doing this.
My boy has no lashes,I had no baby lashes to add to him and thought that regular fake eye lashes were to big for him.

His name is Vuk (wolf),because if I had son his name would be Vuk but I have two girls so...

Another bag

Few months ago when I joined a bag making group on yahoo,I met a lady-Phyllis Jackson- who was so kind to send me ful box of interesting bag patterns,Thank you Phyllis.
By now I managed to make only this one bag.
It's silk bag from the shirt that I bought on the flea market long ago.

Saturday, June 7, 2008

How to Paint With Acrylics

Here is one about acrylics.
I'm experimenting with diffeent kind of colors,and paints.

How To Stretch Watercolor Paper

How to Use Watercolour Pencils - Part 1

I'msubscribed to newsletter from "how to draw and paint".
Here is a video from their website.Hope that it will be usefull to somebody.

Mixed Media With Suzi Blu: Altered Board Book

Look how she altered this board book.

Sunday, May 4, 2008

New bags

Remember when I made dimensional embroidered fabric from this book?Well I finally made something of it.Easies for me was to make simple bag.The strap is not good but will replace it ASAP.

I'm sawing lot of kids clothes,because they looked so cute in them,so I saved this Tamara's denim dress.The fabric was so beautiful that I had to make something of it.
Well, I made a bag.

It is large enough so they can use it for school if they like.

Here how it looks inside.

Here is another recycling bag.
We replaced curtains in bedroom,and this was leftover fabric.
I like this color so couldn't resist my self of making bag of it.

I like to go to the flea market,but you already know that.Bought this skirt(for less than 1$) only because I liked the fabric,well segments of it.

Few days ago I find some time and riped the skirt off.Can you imagine that I made a bag?
Find some sort of instructions on this blog: http://craftside.typepad.com/craftside/2008/03/jean-therapy-it.html
Here are the results.

This is the back side.

Of course I had to make another one,this small is from my aunt's old shirt.

It is so cute and unusual shape.

Easter rabit

On April 27th there was Easter in my country.
I made this bunny for my friend's granddaughter.
Pattern is free from "kill me I can't remember" what blog.

Fairy costume

Few weeks ago we went to visit some relatives.I decided to make fairy costume for their daughter.
Here is how it turns out.
I used some sheer fabric for the skirt,embellished it with ribbons and flowers,made wings with coper wire,and a wand wind free form embroidered star on top.
For the top I used t shirt and only added sleeves from same fabric as skirt.
Little girl (Milica) was so happy,I changed her in her new costume and she stayed like that all evening,trying to cast some spells on us.
She has big blue eyes so I made costume blue.

Few pictures of my family

I was browsing my computer and find few pictures I thought are cute, so here is for you to see.
My family last summer on Beer fest.
(Who said kids can't come?)

Here is me playing with bubbles,they looked beautiful so I had to upload this.PS. of course the phone on my shoulder.

Marko is The Love Of My Life.

My Ivana (in white) before her prom.

This exotic dancer is Tamara,she likes to change clothes,dance and pretend she's somebody else.

Portrait in fabric

I saw a book by Deidre Scherer-Work in fabric & thread....
What can I say ...I was so thrilled that I dare to try something like that..
Here is my attempt..
Tamara's portrait altered in PS and transfered to fabric.
I haven't finished it because in all my fabric stash I can't find right fabric for her hair.
Hope to finish it soon.

Ikon painting

This is St. Kirjak
I have painted this for my husband's relative.
St Kirjak is patron saint of his family.It is celebrated October 12th.
In our country every family has its own patron saint.
Father of the house celebrate this day as long as he is possible,after that his (usually) older son goes on celebrating it and so on...

Here is St.Nikola ikon,that I painted for my best friend.

My father's patron was St. Petka,celebrated in October 27th.(protector of the women),and as my father has no son,when he passed away my uncle (as younger brother) ,started celebrating it,and after him his son will.
It is nice tradition,whole family, relatives and neighbors comes and celebrate (you know with food drinking,etc).
Host prepare all nice foods and drinks for this day.(You can see the picture that I made on my uncle's celebration last time).
Some people are preparing all year for this day,and there are different customs (depends on what part of country you live in).
Here is St.Petka that I have painted long time ago (it was second ikon I made,first was for my uncle).


My sister Maja bought me acrylic paints for my B Day in January,so I decided to use them finally.
Bought few ugly pictures in Dollar shop (only because they were painted on canvas frames),somehow scraped and whipped original paintings and painted them with gesso.
Than I painted my pictures on them,and here are results.
In some of them you can see Suzi Blue influence but that is because I like how she paint.

I like Frida so I have made these two in honor of Frida.

This one is my daughter Ivana's portrait.
She has this golden shine in her hair.

Good night,I will collect stars while you are a sleap.

Wana be Blue Fish

As I previously said I like Blue Fish designs,and I saw dress that I like,so Decided to make one like that.
My friend was pleased to pose for me in my new dress.
It is not looking that good at the picture,but I love it.
I also made wide legs pants (dark red) to wear under it.
Once I will ask Ivana to take picture of me wearing it together.

Saturday, May 3, 2008

Long time no post

Once upon a time I have posted something to my blog,and than there was a silence...
I had winter blues I think,cause I didn't feel like doing anything...well,not any anything,but not as much as I'm used to.
I have taken pictures of the things I have made since than and will upload them ASAP.

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

New hand carved stamps,and handmade envelopes

As I started carving stamp for my new skirt,I decided to carve few of them (I already made a mess soo...).
I tried few simple designs and here is how they turned out.
I will use them for backgrounds in some paper projects or for stamping on clothes as I did on the skirt.
I also have made these envelopes of old maps and music sheets,and will upload them to my Etsy store.It was fun to make them.