11/22/2011

All you need is me

Roc
A little pea is sleeping on my knees...
He is whispering to me:
Don't go away...all you need is me... pèsol
Illustration by Aina M. Page

Roc came on the 16th evening. Everything went good and smooth. We already stay at home.
He is quite pieceful at the moment...he only needs my warmth...

11/14/2011

Today

Today, today...another day..sunny and beautiful...
On friday I purchased this cozy jacket in a thrift store and I wear it today for the first time...Love it's "granny's" look, and the plastic buttons with "diamonds" :) today
Today morning I lost myself in a local fabric shop looking for some fabric... I want to sew bags for my new necklaces...something in vintage air, air of my grandmothers closet...
And I found these... sewing a bag for the necklace
How do you find them?  Look great, I think :) sewing a bag for the necklace
sewing a bag for the necklace
Let's see what happend then... Growth necklace packaging
I made these drawstring bags with help of this tutorial. drawstring bag for the new necklace
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11/12/2011

Twig buttons

Roc is still sitting in my belly, it looks like he feels good and doesn't want to come out...I'm curious to see his face, to have him here with us, but if he wants to wait, it means for me one day more of doing my projects...
Today I was between sewing, clay beads making, rubber curving, experimenting with plaster molds...and finally I decided to take a rest of clay and to sew. sewing pouches
I sewn few pouches from printed Mallorcan ikat fabric and I thought that twig buttons would be an unique and fun detail.
I had some pine twigs I brought from the pine forest! Enough to make 6 buttons I needed.

I cut the twigs and sanded future buttons.

Twig buttons making

Here they are - 6 twiggies! I just love how they smell of forest!

Hole making is the most difficult part for me, I need to apply force... Twig buttons making

Yay! I've got them! 6 smooth forest buttons!
I added them to my new pouches and purses. making twig buttons
Isn't it look cute?

Soon they will be available in my shop.
making twig buttons
That's all for today...let's see what tomorrow will bring us..
Have a great week-end!:) xx
Anastasia&Roc

11/09/2011

Meanwhile

It was raining during few days. I decided to make beads from black clay at home and they had time to dry up completely.
rain Yesterday rain stopped and today I could sand the beads and toast my face on the sun in the garden.
sanding
It's quite dirty work... I finished tired, dirty and very hungry :)
sanded vs unsanded Sanded vs unsanded new beads
...But if at the end you've got what you want... sanded pieces
I don't really know how the necklaces will go out finally...I have an idea, but in the process everything can change... sanded pieces
These will go to the kiln, and then, we'll see what happend...
Meanwhile I'm still waiting for Roc to born...one day to go...

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11/03/2011

The Dowry

The Dowry

"The Dowry" necklace - a new one I'm working on today... Is somebody going to marry soon? Is there any woodland princess around here? :)
Víktor Vasnetsov "Ivan Tsarevich Riding the Grey Wolf". 1889.

11/02/2011

Succulent

Please, welcome the newborn - the Succulent necklace.
I had no fixed idea when I was making it, I knew I wanted to use long beads... I tryed many different ways and combos and beads and stones..untill it was born and I felt myself satisfied with the result...Succulent necklace
The segmental structure remembers me a succulent plant and at the same time probably an insect, but I feel it's something more about a plant, a vegetal than an animal... Succulent necklace
 It's weightless and just gorgeous on the neck...so special....beautiful...delicate and graceful...
..I can't hide it -.. I'm in love. Succulent necklace
































1. Sarris Garden 2 original California abstract landscape oil painting
2. A Collection of 28 Succulents Cuttings
3. Upcycled Toy Planter - Blue Elephant with Finger Jade Succulent Plant
4. Sanseveria in a vintage Maryland Club Coffee Canister