Monday, April 6, 2015

HAPPY EASTER!

... help - it is invasion of chickens in our home :-)

Happy Easter, my dears

Easter chicken

Crochet chicken

Crochet chicken

Crochet chicken

Easter chicken

Easter chicken

Crochet chicken

Flowers

♥ ♥ 

Love


Saturday, March 28, 2015

My little bunny

Hi my dears,
how are you? I am busy mummy and godmother. But I LOVE IT :-)
It is the balls season, so I made some costumes for my girls.

Look at my little sweet bunny :-) 

DIY Bunny costume

It took me 5 hours to make it - I am any quick seamstress - but the smile of my little bunny was worth it :-)

I made this funny carrots. 
Thank you for the great tutorial, Clare.



And I made also fancy owl costume for my second girl:-) This took me much more hours then 5 - I stopped by counting it. I am writting a little story, how I made this costume. 

My sweet goddaugther celebrated her 7th Birthday, so I made a cake for her :-) She is very talented sports girl. She plays tennis, so I made for her girlie - sporty cake with raspberries inside. I am not any pastry-cooker - so this isn't any professional work, but I made it with a love. HAPPY BIRTHDAY, ELLENKA! :-)

Cake inspiration


And I was crocheting also of course - but about it in my next post ;-)


Monday, March 16, 2015

Happy Birthday!

Happy Birthday, our sweet puppies :-)

It's like yesterday, when we helped our Sunny to give birth to her first litter and now, they celebrate their first Birthday. The time is running so fast. We wish you excellent health and love and care and we hope to see you soon!

Rhodesian ridgeback

♥ ♥ 

Thursday, March 12, 2015

The wicker heart


The Wicker Heart tutorial

Because of the bright colors of our wreath, I wouldn't use much embellishment, this time. I needed to add the contrast color. So I decided to add wicker heart in wonderful raspberry red. My favorite color for making the contrasts. You could buy this heart in some flowers shop, DIY shops or you could easily make it by yourself. If you would like to make it, I wrote the tutorial for making easy DIY wicker heart decoration/embellishment :-)

Wicker Heart tutorial


For this heart I used natural wicker. Natural wicker is well known for its strength and durability, and for the high level of beauty and comfort that an expert craftsman can produce. Materials used can be any part of a plant, such as the cores of cane or rattan stalks, or whole thicknesses of plants, as with willow switches (www.wikipedia.com). I used red colored wicker. You could buy it in some DIY shop or flowers shop, like me. Two twigs of 1 m / 39 inched long will be enough for one heart.

The width of my twigs is 3 mm, but it could buy thiner (placed on the wreath), wider, there are many variation of the wicker in the shops.

Before you will work with wicker, roll the twigs and place them into the water - 5 minutes will be enough. The twigs should be wet when you will work with them, if you put them into the water, they will draw water into the pores and they become very flexible. If you will not do it, they could easily break up.

Wicker Heart tutorial

Anyway – do you see my new bowl? I love it! :-)

Wicker Heart tutorial

Ok, back to the work :-)

Note: if you will have colored wicker as I, it could slightly discolor, but there will be nothing on your heads, only the water could be colored a little bit.

Now cut two pieces of wicker of 30 cm / 11.8 inches lenght.  Fold them in the half and join them by some thin wire or elastic band, like me.

Wicker Heart tutorial

Then shape the heart nicely and join the ends using wire or elastic band again. Let it dry, to the basic shape of the heart will be strong enough to you could continue. After 20 minutes begin with rolling one wet twig around the heart. Dry the rest of the wicker again – for 5 minutes. Roll it nice, irregularly, but strong, to the shape of the heart stayed nice after dry also.

Wicker Heart tutorial

Hide the ends of the twigs inside. 


Let it dry again and you beautiful wicker heart decoration is ready :-) You could make many other sizes, use any colors. I made this heart for my wreath and the size of finished heart is 7 cm/ inches 2.8 height and 5 cm / 2 inches width.

Wicker Heart tutorial

Back to our wreath. Now sew the heart easily on the wreath, using common sewing thread. 

Spring wreath tutorial

Finishing of the spring wreath
You made all tree parts: The Star Stitch Wreath, The Ribbon's Bow and the Wicker Heart also. Only, what is missing is beads garland (you could buy it in Flowers shop od DIY shops again) and roll the beads garland around the wreath. It will add nice gently “touch”. Use thin nylon thread for hanging of the wreath. 


Spring wreath tutorial


And your spring wreath is finished :-)

Spring wreath tutorial

I hope, you like to make this wreath as same as I. 
I will look froward to seeing the pictures :-)

Spring wreath tutorial

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

The ribbon's bow


The Ribbon's Bow tutorial

Ribbon bow tutorial

I was always scaring of making the ribbon's bows. But, I noticed, that I was scared needlessly. I will show you the bow, which is nice and easy like a piece of cake :-) 

Use 1,6 cm/ 0.6 inches width ribbon in light pink color and cut 25 pieces of 11 cm/4.3 inches lenght.

Ribbon bow tutorial

Now you will take a longer needle with tiny “eye” and pull the thread through it, use double thread and make a big, strong knot about 8 cm / 3.1 inches from the end. Then take one small piece of ribbon, fold it in the half and insert the needle through the ribbon, like you see on the picture below. Let it into the needle and continue with another ribbon pieces by same way. 

When you will have all ribbons on the needle, then pull them on the thread and make a strong knot (I made 3 knots, for sure :-) ).

Tadaaaah, your ribbon's bow is finished :-) 

Ribbon bow tutorial


The size of my ribbon bow is 9 cm width and it is enough for my wreath. But you could use another ribbons, different width and any number of ribbon's pieces, what you like most. 

Now take your wreath, you made last time  and sew the ribbon's bow in the middle of the wreath. Use common sewing thread.

Ribbon bow tutorial


Continue tommorrow with The Wicker Heart :-)