Thursday, July 26, 2007

Stuffies :)

I'm re introducing this item this time with its own appropriate name :) ... I don't think I've presented its full potential in the first round. I've been using one for a good few months - and I LOVE it. Especially in the car, as you see in the picture.
I can make these in any fabric that I have - just ask!:)

Thursday, July 19, 2007


I' not sure what I love best, taking picture of my creations or the actual process of making... Beautiful things are so inspiring, and taking pictures of them is a great joy for me. Here's two beautiful things (%

soak it up

the beauty.... it is all around me. I usually drive around my tiny town, not that I really have to - but today I just walked, and had the time to look around and see all the beautiful things that grow around me. I find this huge, tall bush (?) to be amazingly beautiful and very inspiring in color, shape and the free pattern of the bloom. I just loveit!

Sunday, July 15, 2007

A bit of this and a bit of that...

Today was a very special day for me! I've finally USED my vinyls :) I don't have much news, just wanted to share my first piece that incorporates both fabric and vinyl. I think this marrige works...

Monday, July 09, 2007

"less theme and just a design..."

So simple - yet so complicated! What makes a good design? are there ANY rules at all? are my pieces "designed" or just "sewn"?

I'm a maker, a sewer, a stitcher... whatever you name it! but, am I a "designer? hmm... to answer myself, I don't think anyone can call themselves a "designer"... I see so many amazing things on Etsy, and sometimes I see a piece that touches me in a special way. When that happens I just know that the creator IS a designer... to me.

I find that everyday, ordinary things, are my best inspiration. I keep loving those things even though I've seen it and used it so many times - I see it as the magic of a great "design".

I LOVE my mugs! they are huge, and I've been using it forever. They came from the dollar store and I hope they don't kill me slowly because of lead poisoning (lead = beautiful colors!). I always think to myself that it would make such a great picture subject. They are so beautiful!... don't you think so? :)

Speaking of great things, here's a snap shot of some quality time with my older boy. We were making chocolate balls together. It's very easy and lots of fun to make! :))

How to:
  1. In a large ball break biscuits/ cookies (Oreo style) broken into small pieces, you can add leftovers of chocolate or any other sponge cake, raisins, broken heath bar (it will make anything better!).
  2. Melt about 1/4 of a cup butter, add to the mixing bowl.
  3. The last thing is milk/liqueur/flavoring extract - add slowly as much as needed to make the mixture come together.
  4. For a yummy look, try to roll the balls in coconut flakes (I like the unsweetened), or candy sprinklers.
  5. For the final touch, serve them in a tiny (muffin) paper cups.

Wednesday, July 04, 2007

I can get no satisfaction...

Well, I can be satisfied, but not for long!
My appetite for Japanese fabrics is ever growing with every fabric that makes my blood pressure rise. Why, oh why Japan is SO far away!!!!

I was very lucky to receive a box full of goodies and this time I have a few more traditional Japanese prints, as oppose to only kawaii ones. I just couldn't wait, and as soon as I opened the box - my fingers just wanted to hold, cut and sew the new fabric that has arrived from the magic land Japan!
I managed to whip up a few new O - Wristlets ... and I might use the rest of the fabrics to make some new "Pursonals".

Sunday, July 01, 2007

Push your buttons

I must confess... this blog was cooking in my head for about a year or so now.
I've never gotten around to it, and there was always a good reason why. when there wasn't a reason - my brain was just too tired (two small kids...)to cope with what goes into having to put up a proper blog. Deep inside, like in everything else in my life , I knew that when the right time will come, it will just happen ... and thankfully it did :)

In the course of just figuring out how this blog "thing" works (never had time to actually read blogs), I knew that I needed a few things for my blog: a life to tell about, an RSS button (cause it's all-the-rage now) and a spell check, which luckily for me, comes with the setup of the blog.
I've been swimming in the deep sea of HTML/Java scripts (very scary!!!) for a while, FYI I'm a total illiterate as far as composing my own cods goes - b u t, I've figured this one out *all by myself* and I'm so proud!!! my heart jumped out of joy when this button actually worked :))

I wanted a cute little button (flowery of course...) for my "contact me"/ "email me" button. When clicked - this button opens a new window with my email.
First, I've created the image in jpg format, and uploaded it to a free photo-sharing site. I've used the URL of the picture from that site and plugged it into this code:

This is a basic code, and I'm sure there's more to add if you need spam protection etc... hope this helps.

Make sure the uRL starts with http... and ends with .jpg

What do you do now with this code?
Click on "customize" ---> "Add a Page Element" click on "HTML/JavaScript" now you can just paste it into the large window --> save

Good Luck! (%