Friday, December 31, 2010

Unicorn, Monster and a Cowboy

Simple handpainted pouch: Unicorn
A Unicorn pouch, can be found here.

So here I am this last day of the year trying to figure out something interesting to say... but unfortunately I can't think of anything. So... I guess I can tell you that I had a really nice Christmas! :)

Simple handpainted pouch: Monster Magic
This is one of my own favorite of the simple pouches that I made in 2010. Found here!

I have also been adding lots of new pouches to my Etsy shop and among them are the ones you see in this post!
I will continue to add more things to the shop in 2011 so keep a look out.

Simple handpainted pouch: Cowboy
This little cowboy is found here!

I wanted to do some kind of resume of 2010 but I will never make it in time now before 2010 ends so I might as well wait. I'm looking forward to 2011 and hope I can become a better blogger as we enter the new year.

If there is any suggestion of what you want to see and/or read from me in 2011 please feel free to leave me a comment!

Thanks for looking!


Happy New Year!

Friday, December 24, 2010

Merry Christmas!

Christmas tags, set 5

Just wanted to make a quick stop here today at the blog to wish you a Merry Christmas and to my fellow swedes a say... God Jul!

Will stop by again before 2011 starts I hope but until then...

Thanks for looking
Happy Holidays!

Thursday, December 16, 2010

More pouches/cases

Vampire and apple

Maybe just a bit Twilight inspired ;)

This vampire was sold at Medevi.

These last days I have been doing lots of different things but haven't managed to finish any of them... or well.... lets just say I'm not ready to share them yet at least! ;)

So I thought I could talk a little bit about my other pouches. I call them simple pouches mainly because they don't have the interfacing or padding that my black pouches have and they are a bit smaller (19cm x 8,5cm).

Vampire girl with bat

This little vampire was also sold at Medevi.

I've been using black fabric-pen for all of them and then the use of fabric-paint vary between each pouch, some are more painterly then others.

Every one is painted on unbleached cotton and at this point the back side of every pouch is the same fabric but unpainted. It may be a bit boring but will try and figure out something fun for the next batch.

The Yellow Butterfly

This one is available here.

I finished nineteen simple pouches for the christmas-fairs and sold six so I will be adding the once I have left to my etsy shop over the coming weeks. And I have two more black to list as well. So keep a look out!

Thanks for looking!

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Hand-painted pouches: Magic, Heart, Ninja and Apple

Four handpainted pouches

Today I thought I would show you the finished pencil-cases, pouches or whatever you want to call these. They are large enough for those bigger marker pens (tested with my TRIA-markers) but I also know some who have used them for a wallet... so don't let the "pencil" limit your imagination.

They are all painted with fabric-paint and with details with fabric pens on black cotton and fixed with the iron according to the instructions.

Inside the pouches

The back fabric is white and dark blue striped (from IKEA). To make them a little more sturdy I gave them interfacing and also padded them for protection and softness.

I've used a black zipper for them all but might order some other colours for the coming once.

Here you have a sort of before and after image of them!

Magic Swirl Pouch, Before & After

Hearts Pouch, Before & After

Ninja Pouch, Before & After

Apple Pouch, Before & After

I've added Magic Swirls to my esty shop and will be adding the rest in the coming days.

Thanks for looking!

Monday, December 06, 2010

Four "strumpnissar"

Well I did finish the pencil-cases I talked about in my last post but want to take better photos of them before sharing. So I'm showing you these instead... ;)

Svante and Torsten

Lennart and Orvar

These are the "strumpnisse" dolls (made with nylon-stocking) I made for the fairs this year. Svante found a new home. You can find out more about these kinds of dolls here and here.

The fair in Medevi was really nice and we had a good time. The snowy weather gave the fair a very lovely Christmas spirit but it was also very cold standing there for two days. But we had some really nice fellow sellers in the room to make up for it!

Should probably have more to write but my head in blank right now so this is what you get. ;)

I will be adding some new things to my etsy shop by the end of the week!

Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, December 01, 2010

Apples, hearts and some magic

And a ninja... Hmm... Well thinking up cool titles is hard! ;)

Right now I'm taking a little brake from painting these pencil-cases and I wanted to show you what I have done so far.

Will try my best to finish them tonight so that I can sew them tomorrow. Not so much left on the three in the photo but I have a ninja that needs a little bit more work. Wish me luck! ;)

Thanks for looking!

Monday, November 29, 2010

Printing Christmas-cards today

One of the cards I have printed out today.

I'm sitting here printing out Christmas-cards and trying to figure out what to say...

My table at the fair.

The fair in Tjällmo this weekend went well and even tho it was very cold it was a fun day with lots of nice people!

My doll had their own place on the old stove.

My mothers table with her lovely jewelery.

And now we are trying to deiced what should be made for the next fair in Medevi.
Like I mention in the beginning I am printing out more Christmas-cards. Have already cut out a bunch today and now when the ink on the new once dry a bit I will continue with them.

If I have time I will finish at least some of the black pencil-cases I have prepared this week for the fair. If I don't then they will be added to my etsy shop by the end of the month.

One of the pencil-cases I have prepared. Have twenty in total to finish, with different motives on them all.

Yesterday my dear cousin gave birth to a baby boy... welcome little one!

Well thats all I got today I think!

Thanks for looking!

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Christmas fairs!

April... oops!

Yes that is quit a long time ago and lots have happened since... most exiting thing of all is that I'm now a aunt!
Little beautiful baby girl Amina was born in September and she is just lovely! :)

I've been creating lots of different things these last couple of months even tho I should have been doing more it feel like. But here we are at the end of November and Christmas will soon be here.

And that brings us to the fairs. ;)

Me and my mum will be selling our creations at two fairs this year and the first is this Saturday (27 November) in Tjällmo. It starts at 10.00 and ends 17.00. And it looks like there actually going to be snow this year!

The second Christmas fair is in Medevi and will be two days, the 4-5 December. Both days have the same time 10.00-17.00. It will be fun!

Old drawing of a snowman with rabbit from 2008.

So I guess that's it for now, will try to make some more updates soon!

Thanks for looking!

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Magnets in the making

I got home today after spending some lovely days at my grandmothers and with me was eight nearly finished pixie magnets!

It's kind of strange that in some ways it is much easier to create when being away from home. There isn't the same distractions as I have here and at the same time it is letting myself get inspired to continue to create once I get home (at least thats what I'm hoping for)!

This time I sanded the wood pieces before drawing on them with my color-pencils. Used the white gel pen for the highlights. Still experimenting with different ways to do them.
Tomorrow I will be sealing and adding the magnets to them.

Some will be going in my etsy shop later in the week but I have to keep most of them for "Café med hantverk brevé" (local craft store) that we are moving into next week. Will talk more about that another time. Until then!

Thanks for looking!

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Etsy Shop update

Hi.... just wanted to say that I have add some new things in my etsy shop.

Two more motives for the postcard have been added. I have also been making some hand-painted zipper pouches that could be use for pencils and markers but also for anything that fits in them. ;)
Also made some eyeglass cases in the same style!

Thats all for now I think!

Thanks for looking!

Thursday, April 08, 2010

Pink Sky Girl


Distracted and feeling a bit down... But will be trying too make simple entry's for a while with pictures to bring the blog back to life.

Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, February 02, 2010

I knew I was forgetting someting

I was so sure that I posted something in January but...oops!

I have posted a few things on mine & mums blog so feel free to take a look. It's in Swedish but I have added a google translator in the sidebar.

So what has happened since last time?

My mother and me was in the paper the 14th of January in one of our local newspapers called Corren. It's only in Swedish and they don't have this article on their site unfortunately.

And our craft-room has got a new look!
Finally the craft-room has gotten a much needed face lift and there are still somethings to take care of but we are really happy with the outcome!

The first pixie of the year is finished...yay!
I started her late last summer but got stuck and since then she has been laying in my folder. But now she has gotten her wings and I feel done. Yesterday I framed her.

Pixie with lupins


And the first postcard is here!
Another new thing that has happened is that I actually have ordered and received a a set with 100 postcards of my "Pixie with tulips". I will sell them at the local craft place this summer and I will also be selling them on Etsy...

Postcard of Pixie with tulips

And that brings me to the next big news!
I have now opened a shop at Esty called Nothing is listed yet tho... I spent last evening writing my shop policies and all that. Tomorrow I will take some new photos and start adding at least one thing to the shop. I will keep you updated! ;)

Have also updated my Flickr with all the pixies I made last year. So take a look!

Thats all for now I think... sorry for missing a whole month. Will do my best to make it up for it!

Thanks for stopping by!