Looking out the window I start to become depressive… it’s raining cats and dogs the whole day. We’re in May, dear Petrus! That’s why you get a colourful picture of our “tree” in forn of the shop (you might know this tree already: it’s our former christmas and easter tree). It’s quite versatile this tree .
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Then not only see our on-line-shop . At creative park, a website from canon, there are many crafting projects offered as free downloads. Look what I found in their Paper Craft section: A kangaroo! So now you can make your own marsupial and it has a little one in his bag.
The projects are presented in DINA4 and letter format with detailed instructions.
Another great paperwork template I found is this caricature of Mister Georg W. Bush created by Sento Llobell and Toni Vaca from recortables.net. Just click on the picture to download:
Have a great week and stay tuned for pics from our birthday event. Happy creating everyone!
While Barbara kept an eye on the shop, I had time to visit the brother of my grandpa on Sunday. I had some Plätzchen in my luggage, Grandma gave me for him. They don’t see each other that often. The distance between Berlin and Stuttgart is simply too far for doing it more than once a year picture, that they all are 95,90 and 85 years old… So a young and dynamic girl like me sometimes does the “transport of information and goods”. It was really nice talking to the old man and for me the perfect start for the Advent Season. And then I found this great sites for Origami instructions, diagrams and tutorial videos: Happy Folding and Origami Resource Center. I want to do some window decoration and found them on my researches. I tried out a star ornament video tutorial from Sara Adams showing the making of a star ornament designed by Dennis Walker. Take a look:
Next one I want to try is: Snowflake by Joan Appel
Today I’ll make just a quick post, because we are so busy with getting our online-shop ready for your christmas shopping
As you know I discovered crocheting lately, so I had a look at different inspiring books about small item crochet and found this:
(sorry for the bad resolution – pic is linked to its source at searchpress)
It´s really great and the explanations are detailed and easy. The patterns are divided in different skill levels and there are knitting projects as well. So if I get into danger frustrating myself with failed crochet projects I will be able to change into my familiar craft and knit a little flower or two. I tried a chrysanthemum so far and it worked out pretty good. Wanna go on with some smaller, decorating items to attach on some knitted tops later. So, now I’m off again for writing detailed product informations about our bags and accessories. Big Kiss!
Last weekend, travelling by train, I could wallow in vince: Looking for new crafting magazines at the station bookstore. The best: They had mags in french, spanish and english as well. Yipiiee! I spotted the new Marie Claire idée and a special edition of Verena about knitting socks.
I HAD to buy them Flipping through the pages I fell in love with crocheted christmas ornaments. And lucky me, the nice lady from Iceland gave me 3 skeins of her beautiful wool I showed you yesterday. So I grasped my hook and started. See here my results:
(pics from magazines linked to their sources, other pics from Marsupialia)
Hi all today I’m working on parts of our new decoration: Paper snowballs or puffy snowflakes. It’s quite easy to make. See here my little how-to:
1. step: Fold a 3-ply paper-napkin in half and then like a fan:
2. step: bundle in the middle with a fine string.
3.Step: cut a little from the “closed”part of the napkin:
4. Step: Spread up the two halves of the fan to a rosette
5. step: spread up the two layers of one half. Do it carefully to make sure the paper won’t burst.
6. step: Now the tricky opening of the different paper layers start. try to grasp each single layer and open it up.
the result of spreading the layers should look like this.
7. Step: Do the same with the second half and you will have a nice snowflake/snowball like looking shape
You can attach yarn or transparent plastic string around the inner middle of the ball and hand it where ever you want. I will make a bunch of them and hang them in our shop window. Redecoration for our new theme : “la vie en Rose” will start on Thursday, so stay tuned for more pics.
I want to share a new way of knitting, Martha my neighbour’s daughter showed to me couple of days ago. It was so sweet to follow her instructions that she gave to me so professional and serious – I was stunned. So here is my little sketched instructions how to knit with your hands only. Start with a slip knot which you slip over your small finger. Then proceed with second picture in my instructions.
And how it looks like when Martha does it.
Its reminds me of knitting with the Strickliesl but you get a straight, not knitted in round piece. The bigger your fingers are, the more loopy your knitting will get. Enjoy testing!