Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Buttons before Christmas

We are all so busy these last before Christmas, aren't we?
So I'll give you just a little glimpse 
into my this year's meagre Christmas production:

These buttons will be sewn on
and then I will have at least one handmade Christmas present.
Better than nothing.

Monday, December 8, 2014

Clara Crafts

Clara was very busy last week with the knitting loom.

St. Nicholas' bags for everybody!

Friday, December 5, 2014

Pants, A Year Later

 This is a gift that took a year to come together.

Carolina has a little friend, whose birthday is one day after hers. For the friend's last year's birthday she got a voucher for a pair of pants. It was the time when I made a lot of these kinds of pants for Carolina and the little friend's mama really liked them.

We decided to go to special fabric store and choose some fabric for the little friend. But then winter came and one of the girls or mamas was sick or the shop or was closed and or whatever got into the way and we never made it to the store. Eventually in October this year we bought some fabric (the little friend's mama chose the blue ribbing, guess what I would have taken...). It is still klimperklein's pattern for "baby pants" - but size 92 is so large, it still fits 3-year-olds.

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Hello December!

I turned the last page of Clara's Calender of 2014.

December is probably Clara's favourite month of the whole year.
The Advent season, St. Nicholas Day, her birthday and Christmas
all in one month.
Who cares about the cold and dark then?
We celebrate.

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Pink Moment of the Week

This week we celebrated Carolina's third birthday.

And how it turned out at the end of this busy party day it also became the birthday of Carolina's and Clara's new cousin. My sister was due with her first baby actually a couple of days later, but how many babys really care about their due date? - statistically about 4 percent. I quickly knit up this little baby hat (it is this pattern here) with wool my mother once gave me for Carolina and finished it right on time (what can be quicker then a newborn baby hat) to send it out to my little niece. Aunts do things like that.

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Pink Moment of the Week

Day 365 of my year-long photo project,
see here, if you like.

And also coming to its end, the MATS online course,
in the final week the assignment was to design a hyper-lush zipper pouch,
where I used some photographs from our recent holiday on Gran Canaria.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Agar Agar Prints

Today I would like to share a recent crafty discovery of mine - Gelli Printing or you could also call it monoprinting with a gelli plate. That means that you need a special printing plate for this technique, which you could buy not quite on the same cheap side here or better make your own one. I found this recipe online and being a vegan I find the idea of gelatine very repulsive and substituted it with the same amount of agar agar (which is an algae) which worked out great.

There is so much room for experimentation with gelli printing.

And I have just started - 
there really is an addictive factor in it.
The girls find it fun too and like watching and assisting.


These prints will come in very handy soon.