Näytetään blogitekstit, joiden ajankohta on helmikuu, 2019.

Crocheting something warm

This is my current big crochet project. I had the white weft stored for such a long time that I had to unravel it into skeins to have it washed in the washing machine and then roll it back into balls. I got some exercise while doing that. The linen brown cotton yarn is also very old. They are the same yarn but from different batches. The labels tell more than the actual color shade. Novita doesn't manufacture this yarn anymore although there might be a replacement for it. But it doesn't matter, I have plenty of these yarn balls tucked away. I bought a big bunch of them and have been saving them since then.

This is quite easy to make. It's only about chain stitches and double crochet (dc) / single crochet (sc) stitches. The white weft just runs inside the brown crochet. I decided to use two yarns instead of one to make it sturdier. The crochet is flexible because the dc/sc stitches goes under the chain and not on top of the dc/sc on the previous layer. This also makes the c…

The 52 Cafe cards CHALLENGE vol.2 from I to N

These 52 Cafe cards are from the letter I to the letter N, but just today the letters O and P were announced. I have some pre-made backgrounds I could use for those. I just need to figure out how to make them correspond to the themes "Oval" and "Poppies".

In general the supply list is something like this: white gesso (different brands), Galeria's gel medium with beads, Lindy's shakers and sprays, Ranger's and 13arts' acrylic paints, micro beads and diecuts, glitter glue and markers. Pretty much everything I would use at some point, not all in one work.

The inspiration for these cards was mostly lost. I couldn't get a good grip of it. So, some of these cards look unfinished. I'm talking about the "Kindness", "Lilac" and "Navy" to be exact. They were such a waste of supplies. I couldn't get them finished no matter how much I repeated adding colors and texture. So eventually I just had stop working on them.


A lot of hearts

The Valentine's Day is soon here. Above is a card I made for my niece. It's both the Valentine's Day card and the 25th birthday card. And actually the design could also pass as an engagement or wedding card. This was quite quick to make. It had to be. I should've made it during the weekend but somehow forgot to check the calendar. The niece's birthday is much sooner than the Valentine's Day.

For the background I used a floral scrapbook paper by Kaisercraft. It's very pretty and it has some glossy finish over the flowers. The pink heart is a diecut which I got in a happy mail. The white paper strip I embossed with an embossing folder by Anna Griffin. I used a two-sided tape to adhere the golden organza ribbons. On top of the ribbons I added golden glitter glue by Dovecraft. Under the edges I added a bit wider pink organza ribbons. The Onnea (=congrats) text is a chipboard by Wycinanka. I took a white Posca marker and painted two layers over the chipboard. T…