Archive for ‘HANDMADE’

June 23, 2015

Crochet drop in sessions

by izabela

Recently I decided to try and offer crochet sessions in our Craft Coop Shop in Maidenhead, you can make something really easy or a little bit more complicated, you can get help with your own project that you are stuck with. Every Wednesday morning from 10:30am to 12:30pm I am there working on my crochet projects.

The choice is for now:

Make cute crochet bow – the bow can be great addition to mittens or a hat or you can make it as hair clip or anything you like – Β£6 per session, materials and all the help included

>Short Fingerless Mittens With A Bow

Make a crochet flower lariat – flower itself can be sewn onto a scarf, a hat or made into a brooch, but we can make a crochet lariat that can play a role of skinny scarf in the colder days – Β£6 per session, all materials and help included.

>PLAYING WITH TOMATO SAUCE...

crochet flower lariat scarf

And for next week, 1st July Wednesday 2015, from 10:30am to 12:30pm, I would like to invite you all to make this useful tea light holder that can be hung in the garden when partying outside in the Summer – Β£10 per session, all materials and help included

crochet tea light holder

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February 1, 2014

new year – a year of the horse

by izabela

i have not wished all you my lovely readers happy new year so here it is, my happy new year post just in time for new year celebrations in chinese spirit

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

many things changed last year that made me not wanting or not finding the time to blog at all, i am going to explain them all soon, but not to bore you in one post i will start with something that is in the same spirit as my whole post

last year i took part in Chinese Whispers Chain campaign

run and organized by dhl and all would be perfect if i only could find the time to do things on time… i have received the lovely bunny from shalini and i had to make something for the next person in the chain anna, we all had to keep up the theme so the thing we made had to be connected with the thing we received.

it was kind of interesting watching how people react to received item and how it inspires them to create their item, so if you have a spare moment go and visit all the creative people and their makes here on the pinterest board created by dhl express.

Shalini – the very creative wire jewellery maker made this pretty (must not say cute) bunny that is gonna be our easter decoration very soon

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and what i made after receiving the bunny? you guessed right two bunnies πŸ™‚Β and they went to Anna

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thank you for visiting me again

and hopefully see you again soon

xxx

October 12, 2013

tickets to country living christmas fair to give away

by izabela

as an exhibitor (my first that big event) I got few complimentary tickets to give away to my friends and customers, few went to friends, few to customers and I thought that maybe some of you would like to go and see how things work or just go and browse for gifts or gifts ideas, The Country Living Christmas Fair takes place in Business Design Centre in Islington from 30th October until 3rd November, the tickets are to be used any day but Saturday (2nd November)

Country LIving Christmas Fair

so if you would like to visit the fair on wednesday, thursday, friday or sunday please leave a comment under this post and spread the world, the more people know – the better πŸ™‚

there is a chance to have more than one entry, but you need to share it on your blog, fb page or twitter and to make sure i have seen it you can use tag #izabelamotyl on twitter, or send me a message with the link to your blog post (fb posts are a mystery to me, but you can try to tag me too @izabela motyl πŸ™‚ or share it with me on pm)

i will have a little draw on sunday 20th october, no idea what time, so let’s say you have time until end of saturday, some late entries may also be considered πŸ™‚

have a lovely weekend and a very creative week

xxx

September 30, 2013

anyone feeling same?

by izabela

just changed my life again, completely…

not that i complain, but it would be nice to at least, for once, be relaxed

my little business has grown a bit more this year, i work at school now almost full time (that changed two weeks ago, got offered more hours and said yes)

i should be happy, but to make things more difficult for myself i said yes to something else too, do you remember the time from january this year?

i was contacted by her again and said yes, so it seems that i have two full time jobs and two part time jobs, no time to sleep, no time to feel anything

can you tell me why everything has to happen at the same time, why where you are looking to find a job you can’t find anything and when you finally find something you get to choose? i don’t want to choose i still want my crocheting business to grow, i want to work at school with children and i want to freelance weaving beautiful jewellery… and be a mum… i don’t want to give up anything…

so decided to give some work to people that can crochet and would like to do some crochet to earn some extra income in their spare time, if this is you or you know anyone, please contact me through my email at: iz dot igna at gmail dot com

i cannot pay a lot, but trust me it is nice and easy crochet πŸ™‚

i am just too tired to do everything πŸ™‚

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there is two photos of my jewellery at my latest fair:

photos from my latest fair photos from my latest fair

September 1, 2013

getting stressed already

by izabela

i don’t know how much i have already told you (not much knowing my lack of time, but i am sorry)

but i have decided that this year is my year, after all big changes from the beginning of the year

i am going with the flow and planning to participate in some huge events next year

and of course one huge this year and few smaller ones

let’s start from the most further one (which has been recommended to me by one of my talented friends met at old spitalfields market – Karolina the owner, designer and maker from Bobbin & Bow) – just planned at the moment, but already starting with application process to exhibit atΒ Pulse London trade show in Earls Court in may

already confirmed my place at Top Drawer trade show in Earls Court in January, so if you are there between 12th and 14th please come to my booth Y15 and say hello

this year my biggest event isΒ Country Living Magazine Christmas Show in Business Design Centre in Islington from 30th october till 3rd november and you are very welcome to visit my stand, i am taking part in this together with my friends from Craft Coop so this will be our big story πŸ™‚

that is not all folks, as for the first time i am taking part in Renegade Craft Fair in London on the 9th and 10th of november and i will be sharing a stall with Paper Moon

you can also find me with Designers Makers on the 16th november and 21st december at the Old Spitalfields Market for some winter shopping

and this coming weekend is all busy as for the third time i will be taking part in London Thames Festival at Bernie Spain Gardens together with We Make Londoners on Saturday and Sunday and i hope i see some of you there πŸ™‚

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exciting times for me and very very busy

check some of my projects in progress on my pinterest board when you have time

my work in progress on pinterest

long opera gloves for the custom order

new hippy baby booties

June 28, 2013

meet me at the camden lock market next friday

by izabela

please remember the date 5th july

it is next friday

and if you are in the camden town area you may find me together with we make london designers showing and selling our creations, i am bringing some of my new jewellery that has never been seen yet so be sure to check it out πŸ™‚

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and my newest necklace in my shop is now available online as well πŸ™‚

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June 18, 2013

new triangular scarves

by izabela

I started making another scarf with triangular motifs and the first one isn’t really finished yet,

but this is me being over excited with the colors play πŸ™‚

whilst i think i know how the completed scarf will look at the beginning of the project

things come out differently sometimes and i need to look for a change in the plan

well this time i think i might need to add something on each end of the scarf to make it more special

if you have any ideas you would like to share, please do

i would love to hear them πŸ™‚

crochet scarf

crochet scarf

crochet scarf

triangle motifs

thank you for visiting me πŸ™‚

June 12, 2013

please spare a moment a vote for my design

by izabela

ok readers and crocheters

another request from me – but this time is only a moment of your precious life

can you spare it?

if yes – follow this link and vote for my design to be chosen for shopbevel produce and to be sold by them

thank you very much for all your help

http://www.shopbevel.com/vote/ivory-lace-and-linen/2330-delicate-lacy-earrings/

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delicate crochet earrings - tea stained

delicate crochet lace earrings, designed by me, made by my hand, stained with tea extract

beautiful and elegant

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and please share it with you friends and fans – this really helps

xxx

June 7, 2013

my creative space

by izabela

how are your creative juices working? for me deadlines at the moment

but usually i can never sit sit down doing “nothing” or just watching tv or just sitting in the park

i need to have something in my hands to make because otherwise my brain is attacked by millions of new ideas that i will never be able to do

so making the little crochet mouse for a customer last week made me make more – here they are

little crochet mouse

May 13, 2013

my shrug is in the magazine

by izabela

i so missed you and the real blogging thing

i can’t say much what is going on right now because it is all happening so fast

changing form day to day you would get bored if i shared that all ;D

but as i have some really exciting news to share (that should be blogged long time ago)

here it is all:

i have been asked if i don’t mind to appear in the wedding feature in the inside crochet magazine (of course i don’t mind, i would looooooove to πŸ˜€ ) i agreed and the magazine is out and i am sharing yesterday news, but still exciting to me…

my shrug featured in the magazine :)

and that is not all from my very exciting news to share with my best blogging friends and other readers

after meeting lovely Judith from Fringe gallery in london i now can say that you can buy my jewellery there and if you are anywhere near alexandra park road you have to go and visit this gallery, it is probably the nicest place to be, to buy beautiful yarns, fine cotton threads, vintage threads, buttons, trimmings, probably everything you need to keep your textile hobby going and definitely best place to be inspired by textile artists producing textile artwork and jewellery in such a unique way… and if that was not enough – you can also find variety of workshops that can help you learn some new craft techniques

and here you have the photo of the delicate crochet lace earrings in progress – same that can be found at the Fringe gallery

earrings in progress

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