Archive for ‘crafty’

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

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 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 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

May 4, 2013

jewellery showcase

by izabela

hi all

i hope you are as happy and enthusiastic as me,

because i just left my jewellery at Norden Farm Centre for The Arts in the cabinet to be there until almost end of june

this is great feeling and if more people can see what i am making

i will be much happier

(not that i am not happy, but you get it, don’t you)

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jewellery dipsly at norden farm

and some progress of my latest makes

crochet jewellery in progress

i hope you all have amazing weekend

like we here enjoying the spring that has finally sprang and really nice long weekend

XXX

April 22, 2013

crochet shawl

by izabela

i thought i’d share the project i have started last night

new crochet shawl, perfect for milder cold, like spring, fall or cooler summer days

i am just finishing (still!) two puffs that i have started long time ago

but the cotton yarn i chose is quite heavy so i stop after couple of rows each time

and make something else instead…

anyway i had this beautiful cotton wool blend yarn n the drawer for ages

and decided to start a shawl made out of motifs

motifs are joined as i go to save myself sewing (sewing equals extra work to me so i try to avoid it whenever possible)

new crochet shawl

also i would like to interest you in new royal mail service that i am to try

and it designed to help smaller businesses grow

it is called simple ways to grow

it seems really easy to use so far, it also seems to me that it is quite affordable

and you pay monthly, but you can actually cancel at any time

so to make it more exciting i am gonna use it to invite people to see my jewellery being exhibited at norden farm arts centre

but about all of this soon πŸ™‚

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have a look at this beautiful photo taken by me yesterday

when walking to maidenhead to work my shift at the craft coop shop

so dreamy…

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and of course my campaign:

who would like to help me to get noticed

it doesn’t have to be big, you can send as little as a Β£1 or $1 and as much as you like

March 4, 2013

little progress with puffs

by izabela

i am just about to show you where the crochet puffs are at the moment, but be prepared because i didn’t get too far, some other things are being made at the same time and taking all my time – anyway this is a different story

the two puffs one lovely olive green and the other that supposed to be orange but there was no orange yarn in that yarn so i chose salmon, the photos are not showing the real color and it looks pink, but if you trust me you will believe me – it is salmon color

so here they are, i hope you all like them, if not sorry – next time i will try better

progress on crochet puffs

making of crochet puffs

and one more thing, second necklace from the flower falls collection (first one blogged here) is now ready to buy online

go and check it in my shop

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December 24, 2012

I love London and Santas :)

by izabela

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I just quit my job, a very good job, but it wasn’t a proper one, freelancing for a successful designer in London was like a dream to me, but just not the right thing to allow others to treat as nothing. I am really glad nobody will be using my very rare skills anymore and if I can give all my passion to something, let it be my something, even if it means struggling with money again. So goodbye gold and diamonds, hello crochet and time to be creative πŸ™‚

I just want to wish you all Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year, next year I might be back here more often, with some more crocheted and textile ideas πŸ™‚

Love you all.

Izabela

 

 

May 19, 2011

my creative space

by izabela

no posting for a week

but look at this what takes most of my time

making this gorgeous blanket

in very pretty colors

for more creative spaces

go to our creative spaces here

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