Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Why buy handmade?

Here is 101 reason via poppytalk why you should by handmade.

I buy handmade, I make handmade, I give handmade. How about you?

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Advent Calendars

This year I made these little advent calendars for my friends out of matchboxes. I filled them with chocolate, candy and christmas quotes.

Advent Candle Centerpiece

This Christmas and NYE my color combination is gold, silver and violet... I have also chosen stars to be the main motif, and knitting/crocheting as main techniques used in gifts, ornaments as well as in advent candle centerpiece...

Friday, November 26, 2010


Have you seen the latest Google project?

I don't know what to think of it. I love the website, design, features and all, but Google?

Off course, that didn't stop me from opening a profile :D

What do you think of it?

Monday, November 22, 2010

Daily dose of inspiration

Pinterest is my new place to be inspired from. Isn't this service perfect for craftzee people?

Thursday, November 18, 2010

About copyright or Is it really stolen?

Back in the days when I was a young blogger writing about my life, ma beliefs, politics and other social questions, my posts were being stolen by other blogger as if they were the ones who written it.

That made me really mad and it was also one of the reason that I lost my interest in blogging.

However, the more I got involved in art and crafts, I have noticed that lot of blogger are struggling with this issue. But, on a completely different level.

Artists and crafters all around the world want to be original and hate to be ripped of. They hate if they see someone else using their idea.

And although I know the feeling of being ripped of, and although I do agree that it's wrong to steel/use someones photo or article, or to claim copyright on someone else's work, I do feel that some people are going to far. They are mistaking "steeling" with "being inspired by".

For example, we all know that Mona Lisa was originally made by Leonardo da Vinci, but she is constantly used as an inspiration in thousands of other arts and crafts. The same thing is with Eiffel Tower, Coco Chanel style, traditional heritage and so on.

Artists and crafters seek for inspiration in life and other peoples art. There is nothing wrong with that. They are not doing it because they want to steel from you, but because you inspired them.

So, if you feel like someone stole your work, please take the time to contact the author and tell them your view.

Also, please take the time to read how Gwenn Seemel makes sure she doesn't get ripped of...

Tuesday, November 16, 2010


Fingerless gloves are a big hit this year, so some of my closest friends will receive these little treats for Christmas... to keep them warm and thinking about me :-))

They are quite easy to make. From 48-72 stitches depending on age and looseness of the gloves you make a square and while stitching in in a tube, you leave a whole for thumb.

Don't they look comfy? :-)

Monday, November 15, 2010

Art vs Craft

Artist and crafters can spend hours and hours, days and days contemplating about the difference between art and craft. The truth is, it is impossible to get to an agreement.

So, I can not tell you what the difference between art and craft is. What I can tell you is that the difference between art and craft for me is the following:

Craft is handmade object which can be used in everyday life and art is object which is there to look nica and/or inspiring. Art can be Craft and Craft can be Art.

Whether you want to call yourself an artist or a craftster, it's up to you... ;-)

Friday, November 12, 2010

Vintage style textures

Until I start with uploading my work, I had to share this post with you. Jane Bernardo from 1stwebdesigner took the time and effort to collect sources for over 400 remarkable vintage textures wich we can use in our design, art and craft work.

Take a look at 400+ of outstanding textures for vintage style designs.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Coming soon!

Very soon this is going to become my place to show off my art&crafts and hopefully to connect with online community.

I do hope that you will like my work and will wish to see more and more and more...