So, I'm on hiatus for the summer. Will be back on fall? Hope so. :)
Great summer for all!
I've been away for quite a long while. I update my flickr photos (almost) regularly but forget my blog. I don't know if I have any readers but heck! - I'll do it for my own fun. :)
So, I've been busy with my entrance tests - I still have enough reading to do but time is running out. Not a good combination. I'm confident though; I'll manage to read the books twice and some bits even three times. And just to make things clear, I'm seeking to the university of Helsinki to study education and pedagogy.
Other than reading, I've been crafting lately. Mostly jewelry making and sewing. Here are some of the results:
Flower wrist clutch
Porcelain rose ring
Have a great weekend all!
I stayed a week with my grandma in Lapland last month. She's a wonderful person; she turned 85 last January and she still lives home and takes care of herself. Anyways, I went through her craft closet and took some fabrics with me. She also gave me two old aprons she hadn't used in a long time. I already recycled a part of the other for a wallet:
It has two separed sides for cash and cards. The cash side also includes a coin pocket secured with Velcro. The wallet has a snap closure.
I also did my first fabric covered button and made it into a hairtie:
I was inspired by Momo's lovely creations.
O' Spring! Or not.
I woke up this morning to sunshine that lighted my bedroom all over. What a great way to start the day! I was hopeful but all for nothing. Afternoon it started snowing and it went on for hours. Looks like no spring for Finland for some time. I'll keep my fingers crossed.
Anyhow, I've been beading quite a lot lately. This anklet was inspired by the sunny weathers we had earlier:I used 8/0 seed beads, 4 mm bicone crystals and 6 mm Czech fire polished beads.
This lariat-necklace is a birthday present for a friend of mine:
I used 1 mm chocolate brown cotton string, silver coated chain and an assortment of turquoisy beads.
All at Sea - Illo-Fri
This weeks Illustration Friday topic was sea. My illustration was inspired by a song "All at sea" by Jamie Cullum. I love it. It's calming and beautiful, one of my favorite songs.
"Just me and the thoughts
Sailing far away"
Hand sketch with digital coloring.
Great weekend all!
I'm into beading!
Lately I've been into making beaded jewellery. I love to create unique pieces that no one else has, plus hand made jewellery is a great gift for anyone who enjoys crafty things.
Thought I'd post a few photos of pieces I've created:
Beads are from a bracelet I found at a discount rack. I often buy jewelry I wouldn't wear otherwise and recycle the beads.
A memory wire ring with beads crimped in place.
I gave this for my sister for Christmas. All of its beads are recycled from a inexpensive bracelet I found in Dublin.
Beading fairy has casted its spell on me! :)
IF - Holiday
It's been ages since I last took part in Illustration Friday
. This week's topic gave me an instant idea which I was inspired to illustrate. Ever since I can remember, my favorite Christmas tradition has been baking the gingerbread cookies. I also like the part where you get to decorate them. I love to make individual "name cookies" for everyone in the house.
Look at what this little bear did! She even made a name cookie for me! :)
EDIT - Patty wanted to know how my art is done. I always mean to put it here but always forget. *blush* So, I always always hand sketch first because I don't have wacom tablet and mousie can be such a pain in the butt to work with. After sketching I usually ink (sometimes I want my illos to have a rough sketchy look and skip the inking part) and scan my doodle black and white and color with PS (C52).
Happy New Year everyone!