Posts tagged ‘Crafts’

July 25, 2009


by izabela


I love the yummy handspun yarn and funky hats, and the crochet and knit… all of those you can find in Tomato Tea lovely shop! my favorite is this spicy mustard british handspun yarn…

and in her own words – little bio:

“I love to dabble in all things textiles. Hand knitting, crochet, sewing and spinning to name a few!”

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July 16, 2009


by izabela


I just felt in love with this shop – Heart And Soil Baskets… I have seen Hen`s creations before and know them from craft forum but now I think I really need to get one of those baskets… please have a look on this photo and feel like you are at home… and I love this photo

Hen also carves wooden spoons and other things from wood…
and writes a lovely blog Heart And Soil Baskets – please read what she says about herself:

My name is hen and I craft baskets and small hurdles from Somerset willow and materials foraged from the hedgerows of the Cotswolds. The name Heart and Soil comes from my passion for the sustainable management of our countryside.
Our ancient oak woodland, hidden away in a wild valley in Exmoor, offers me the opportunity to hone my carving skills. As and when I have any wood products for sale I’ll pop them in the shop!

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July 6, 2009


by izabela


today we are visiting Lottie Lodge, where you can buy stationery made from reclined materials… I like the customized price tags as I am a crafter who never get the time to make any nice ones… check it here

read what Lottie says about herself:

Hi, I’m Lottie! I’m 22, I live in South Wales. I have CFS, so I fill my days with knitting and playing with reclaimed crafty materials. I particularly like recycling books, and I’m experimenting with selling knitting patterns.

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June 19, 2009


by izabela


The myfuroshiki range of furoshiki is inspired by the Japanese tradition of using fabric to wrap gifts, make bags & create decorative wall hangings.

I totally fell in love with the idea and Japanese tradition, please check their shop and read what the artist says:

Hello, my name is Michiko Yasue and my sister Olivia and I form myfuroshiki, dedicated to the design and production of fabric wrapping cloths and accessories. The myfuroshiki range of furoshiki is inspired by the Japanese tradition of using fabric to wrap gifts, make bags & create decorative wall hangings. We offer a range of fabrics including our own designs, hand printed & tie-dyed onto cotton cloths, as well as a selection of gorgeous prints & woven checks that we have sourced. myfuroshiki are fun, fuss-free, affordable & eco-friendly. No tearing, no scissors, no sticky tape, no waste. Just one or two simple knots & even the oddest shaped object can look impressive. Please have a look at our blog at for more ideas on how to use furoshiki. We hope you’ll love them as much as we do – it’s the wrapping revolution!

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June 11, 2009


by izabela


Where did we stop today? at the shop with cutest stuff… felt brooches in yummy designes, jewelry and decorative felt cakes…

and behind the scene there is Catherine:

I’m Catherine, an 18 year old student from the Midlands, and owner of Mrs Toad Designs. I have always enjoyed making things, and have been sewing since I was small. For the past five years I have been designing and making beaded jewellery, as well as hand stitched felt brooches. Recently I have begun making my own felt, using wet and dry felting techniques and Merino Cross wool, which I use to create my felt cake pincushions.

check her cute and lovely shop:

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June 9, 2009


by izabela


that is the shop where you can find the handy bags and knitting rolls all in very nice colors and funky patterns, this is very useful for us crafters but you don`t really need to be a crafter to like a bag like this… check it out because she has got free shipping all this week…

and that is what she says about herself:

Nicsknots is home to handmade knitting needle rolls, drawstring project bags, make-up bags, and little girl bags in fabrics floral to funky. I started making needle rolls for a friend who was opening a yarn shop then the whole thing sprung out of there.

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May 17, 2009


by izabela

>I won the “competition” from East London Craft Guerrilla blog, the blog is followed by me for quite a long time now because I would really like to be there if not every month so at least every other month on their crafty nights… this sounds like fantastic time to me… but as I don`t live in London (only 37 minutes by train to Paddington, ha) and I don`t have no support from my family (my husband – I meant) so I am only planning to go… but well if don`t live too far from their lovely handcrafted events I am sure this are not to be missed… check here for updates on what is going on…

but of course about my prize – it is one year of free feature on their featured sellers site (coming soon) and you can be featured as well – just go on their website for details… East London Craft Guerrilla


and about my creating – my two tops (one is going to be a tunic) they are so close to be finished and it is going to be next week with ready photos…

maly update w szydelkowaniu – dwa topy (jeden to bedzie tunika) sa tak blisko skonczenia ze pewnie w przyszlym tygodniu bede mogla je pokazac…

orange top from Blueprint Crochet book by Robyn Chachula

pomaranczowy top z Blueprint Crochet – Robyn Chachula:

purple tunic by me (me!)

fioletowa tunika – calkowicie moja!

and just started little black bolero

wlasnie zaczete male czarne bolerko

and new nature inspired necklace (my beloved tiny crochet hook and very fine crochet yarn)

i nowa szydelkowa kolia zainspirowana natura (moje ulubione malenkie szydelko i bardzo cienka wloczka)

and what I am practicing for some time now, I am rather not putting photos of ready things on this blog (maybe sometimes) because I want to keep it in all life and crafting and children and whatever comes theme and finished objects are going to my blog which is like portfolio of my work and you can find it here

a i co wprowadzilam juz w zycie juz jakis czas temu to to ze zdjec ukonczonych raczej nie pokazuje tutaj na tym blogu (no moze czasami) bo chce go utrzymac jako taki bardziej zyciowy blog a za to staram sie je pokazywac na biezaco na moim blogu ktory sluzy mi jako takie male portfolio a znajdziecie go tutaj

but this one is my first necklace made from very fine crochet yarn and some people say that would be great if I made it with beads but this yarn is so thin that I think it may not be a very good idea… perhaps some seed beads would work better?

a to wlasnie jedna z moich skonczonych rzeczy, pierwsza kolia (naszyjnik, ale kolia brzmi dumniej) wyszydelkowana malenkim szydelkiem, niektorzy ludzie komentuja ze ladnie by wygladala z dodanymi koralikami, ale troche sie obawiam bo jest to napraawde cienka wloczka… moze te najdrobniejsze koraliki sie sprawdza – zobacze…

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May 11, 2009


by izabela


I made this one recently and this is just one of a kind I think, as I don`t plan to make more (unless I change my mind)

crocheted from bright red cotton yarn with weaved in viskose ribbon yarn (electric blue), lovely handmade button (Hollingdale Designs) I think the colors look perfect together and I love the way it lays on your wrist, there is no sewing at all and the button is attached straight to the ribbon and falling off is almost impossible…

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May 4, 2009


by izabela

>Winchester event very soon, so if you want to see what lovely things you can get there visit our treasury and give us some love…

and visit the Handm@de Craft Fairs website for more events and details…

April 30, 2009


by izabela

>I know that it happened last week but you know me – so many things to do, so little time for it… Sanka from Sankwo Wloczkowo has given me this lovely award and I feel so chuffed because I found her blog and fallen in love with all the cats she makes only not long ago and I would give the award to her as well but I have so many other friendly bloggers to give it to that I will not do it…

rules as always, blog about it if you can, pass the award to your friendly eight…

please also check this great photo tutorial on how to make recycled bicycle basket with handmade crochet hook and some fabric scraps… this is absolutely awesome and you can find it here don`t be afraid of polish language, because there is no need to know it, as the pictures say everything you need to know…

I am awarding as follows:


also two weeks ago my slippers were featured by Molly on her Saturday Six on her blog Blackberry Crafts, thank you again Molly 🙂

and today I discovered by accident that couple of days ago my flower rings featured on this blog as well

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