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!