A few months ago, when the Autumn was sunny and warm and the Winter and Christmas were still far, far away in the future I found myself looking for a nice bag. Unfortunately I couldn’t find anything that satisfied my requirements. So, again, I decided to make something quick and nice, that would make my days better and filled with smiles. And what could possibly be more warm, funny and happy at the same time than a well fed and pleased cat. That is why I decided to show not just the Cat, but also the process of becoming more and more happy.
The execution of the bag is very simple and easy. All you need is a zipped, felt, threads in matching colors, pins and a little piece of tracing paper.
Make sure what size do you want to be your bag. The easiest way is to take a folder you want to fit in and just measure it : ) Since I don’t have a sewing machine in my dormitory, I had to stitch it by hand… and honestly it took me a certain amount of time, but in the end it was totally worth it : )
Enjoy : )
Christmas is almost here… I wanted it to be white, with piles of snow and dancing snow-flakes, but… as it seems, it’s going to be sunny, cold and windy! : )
I decorating for Christmas… I love the Christmas trees and the festive atmosphere.. So, I decided not to buy a plastic tree, but to build my own tree. It’s very simple, easy to execute and fun to do it. You can also experiment with the shape and the number of elements and the decoration : )
PS: I still have hope that it will snow… ; )
It’s almost the end of November… I’m sitting at home, enjoying the warmth of the cup of coffee with milk and the sweetness of the chocolate chip cookies. I’m trying to figure out what Christmas/New Year presents to prepare and for now I’m sketching and experimenting with felt.
This is a little experiment for a key ring pendant. It’s light, it’s small (the side of the cube is 2cm), it’s full with light and vivid autumn colors. It’s very easy to execute, you only need a little patience, felt and silicone stuffing. : )
PS: You can make many colorful stuffed felt cubes and make a garland, or fill a bowl, or just use them as additional gift decoration.
Once upon a time (… just in the middle of November… ) there was a little girl who loved to play with the golden autumn leaves. She was wandering down the street, trying to decide whether she would like to go to the market and buy some pumpkin, or to go to the library to get a book with fairy tales.
As she was waiting at the traffic light, she spotted something small and shiny rushing towards one leaf. Slowly and quietly, she made a few steps towards it. She knelt and carefully picked up the leaf…. A tiny copper rabbit was hiding beneath it. It looked up and smiled shyly. “Good afternoon, my dear Lady!”, it greeted waving with its paw, “Wonderful day it is, isn’t it?”. “Good afternoon, Mr. Rabbit! Wonderful afternoon, indeed…” answered the girl. They started talking about the weather, the autumn, about pumpkins and chestnuts, about tea with milk and oat biscuits. They decided to take a walk and to go the market together in order to choose the sweetest pumpkin.
They spend the whole afternoon together chatting and laughing. “Where are you going to stay for the night?”, asked the little girl. “Hm….”, hummed the copper rabbit, trying to hide the sudden blush, “Actually… I was… well… I am just…” it started to mumble, blushing even more. “Please, do stay with me!!!” said the girl…
This is the story of how my new friend. Mr. Copperfur (he told me his name later) came here. We are planning to spend a nice sunny autumn together, to make a list for Christmas presents and decorations and to have tea every Saturday afternoon…
Well… I’m in my new home. The building is quite new and located next to a wonderful park. I totally love my room with its wooden floor and a tiny bathroom. It’s nothing like my old dormitory in Bulgaria : ) If everything goes well I’ll spend a few months here, so I need to make it more like home.
One of the things I hate most is plastic, especially the plastic boxes. I don’t know why everything is wrapped in tons of plastic!!! I decided to make some little paper boxes for my pins – origami boxes : ) Here is very easy tutorial for making them:
It’s been a while since I have posted anything and you know why? Well, I have changed my location : ) It’s a huge challenge for me. I left all my craft stuff at home and now, as soon as I adjust, I’ll show you some simple and easy to execute ideas.
I would like to introduce my new blog: http://ntoleva.wordpress.com/
It’s called ” “Usagi” in Japan ” and there I’ll share photos, thoughts and a part of my work.
See you! : )
It’s been very difficult week for me. But today it’s Friday and I woke up filled with joy and desire to finish all the work and to prepare myself for a nice and happy weekend.
But nothing is what it is supposed to be. Yesterday I noticed that it is time to water my coffee-plant. But drowned in tones of paper and “science” stuff I’ve totally forgot. A few minutes ago I remembered what I should have done yesterday. I grabbed a cup of water and noticed it was absolutely parched!!!!
So, here I am, guilty and blubbered, trying to pack my mind and to finish “all the important work” I had to do… it’s sad…