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1  CROCHET / Amigurumi: Completed Projects / My biggest project on: February 16, 2013 12:18:34 PM
Hi hook ninjas!

This is the biggest project I have made so far. It took me one week to complete and I wrote the pattern down for a future sale. Unfortunately my phone got stolen and the pattern with it T___________T anyway I will try to make it again and this time I will write it down on paper!



See ya!
2  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Knitted brown hat with amigurumi lion on: November 20, 2011 06:18:36 AM
I finished my cute amigurumi lion hat. the hat is knitted but I decided to add a little crocheted buddy on top of it. I loved the end result.
Thanks for passing by!

3  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Natural pendant "Pigmaci" on: September 25, 2011 10:27:24 AM
Hello everybody:

I am sharing with all of you the second pendant of my brand. Pigmaci, as paracelsus called the gods of earth are the inspiration for this natural pendant. Made with black alder bark, dried preserved orange skin, hazelnut caskets, preserved moss and wired in vintage oxidize thread.

For me the caskets and the skin of fruits have a very magical meaning: They protect food for us, hiding amazing patterns that remind us how perfect is any nature creation.

I hope you like it!


4  CROCHET / Amigurumi: Completed Projects / Free amigurumi pattern: Ham ham berry picker on: September 05, 2011 10:54:14 AM
Hello amigurumi maniacs!

I want to share with you the ham ham berry picker amigurumi I designed and share with you the free pattern for it. Hope you like it =)



You will need:

    Gray and white yarn (if it looks "hairy even better)
    Yellow and red yarn
    4mm crochet needle
    Black thread
    Safety eyes
    Recycled lingonberry christmas ornaments

Ive tested this pattern myself but please let me know if there is an error.
You can share and distribute this pattern but please give me the credits and do not use it for commercial purposes.

Body:
With gray:
Rnd 1- Sc 5 into Magic ring (5)
Rnd 2- 2sc around (10)
Rnd 3- [2sc in next sc, 1 sc] (15)
Rnd 4- sc around (15)
Rnd 5- [2sc in next sc, 2 sc] (20)
Rnd 6 to 9 sc around (20)
Change to white:
Rnd 10 to11 sc around (20)
Rnd 12- [sc 2 tog, 2 sc] (15)
Rnd 13- [sc 2 tog, 1 sc] (10)
Cast off, bind off.

Legs and arms: (make 4)
Rnd 1- Sc 4 into Magic ring (4)
Rnd 2- 2sc around (Cool
Rnd 3- [2sc in next sc, 1 sc] (12)
Rnd 4 to 7- sc around (12)
cast off and leave tail to sew into the body

Ears:
Rnd 1- Sc 4 into Magic ring (4)
Rnd 2- 2sc around (Cool
cast off and leave tail to sew it on the body

Bag:
With red:
Chain 2.
Rnd 1- 4 sc in 2nd ch from hook. Sl st in first sc, to join.
Rnd 2- ch 1, [ 2 sc in ea sc around], Sl st in first sc, to join. (Cool
Change to yellow
Rnd 3- ch 1, [sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc around] (12)
cast off, bind off .
Finish the bag making the holder of the bag with simple chain stitches and sewing them with the rest of the bag. Place the lingonberry fruit inside and sew them so they don't fall.

Hope you find this tutorial easy and please let me know if you try it!
5  Archive of Past Craftster Challenge Entries / CHALLENGE 66 ENTRIES / Natural pendant made with northern forest treasures on: September 04, 2011 11:55:03 AM
Hello everybody!
I read about this challenge and I got so happy! All handicrafts I do are inspired by nature but I felt I should do something special this time and show it to all of you. So I went to the forest, picked some beauties from the ground and started creating this amazing pendant. So far this is the prettiest one I have created with my brand, I still have to put it to dry and spray something on top but I could not resist to show you the result! The materials are Pine sticks, some moss we removed from the wood of our home (is bad fro the wood even though it looks awesome), hazelnut caskets, birch bark, Reindeer lichen and British soldier lichen.






We love the forest, often we find so beautiful pieces of magic in there that even though people here in Finland doesn't appreciate jewelry made with natural materials, we continue struggling for a better understanding of real beauty, of pure beauty.

Hope you like my pendant, let me know your opinions.






Hugs,
6  HOME SWEET HOME / Interior Decorating: Completed Projects / IDEAS: Creating a working place with recycled materials. (lots of pics) on: April 14, 2011 03:46:17 AM

Some months ago we decided to create a little workshop in our small apartment where we can make our magics. We decided to construct it under the bed (our bed is close to the ceiling). So we picked up some furniture we had in the cellar and reused some stuff that was laying all around to make a modest place where all the tools can be organized.

Some days ago I got a huge donation of materials from our neighbor Mariatta. I did not know how to accommodate all that yarn, buttons, recycled corks, thread, wood pieces etc, etc. So at the end I decided to reorganize that space.

Sometimes the coach is cozier than the workshop but I decided that maybe was better to use the workshop instead of the coach this time and make it nicer with the resources we had.

Organizing a space with low budget or no budget is easy. But it is necessary to be very resourceful and recycle all the things you can.

Here are some pictures of the result (still some things to improve. Everything little by little Smiley)

This is how it looks inside of the workshop


With some shelves we never used anywhere and recycled tiles I made space for little boxes and all the tools for painting. Also recycling a piece of the bed we took off I made a tool holder hammering some nails into the piece of wood and screwing it in the wall..
In the background there is a white dish holder that we took away from the kitchen a long time ago and I reused to hang all the earrings and jewelry.
The boxes that I use to hold beads, thread and other little things are old cake forms.


This part is still under construction. With some aluminum protective cases for 32 mm film rolls I created a holder for many small things that Mariatta gave me. All those little shiny things that you use in cards, small beads, confetti, etc, etc.

I used recycled jars to store some material as well.


his is an IKEA chair that the last person who lived here left. The color was horrible but now is painted with my favorite spirals.


To store all the small things and painting I added some recycled jars lids to the bottom of the bed to which I can screw the jars. It is a very useful way to save space in small places and looks so nice! We loved it!

TIP: If you boil the jars for 30 minutes all the paper that is on them comes off easier.

So this is what I have done so far, still lots to improve. There is no need to loose all your money in IKEA or Bauhaus buying containers and shelves, expensive wall papers and fancy fabrics.

In our culture mainstream media make us believe that everything should be bought new and fancy. Over the pass of the years mass consuming has become one of the most important ways to be manipulated. Everything is disposable, even people. I want to encourage everybody to destroy that behavior.
Using imagination and understanding that feeding the chain of consuming and throwing away creates a huge environmental and behavioral problem, is one of the reasons why we should try find usable materials in the garbage.

Lets dignify ourselves. Lets stop this consuming chain before it is too late.

This is a very important video that everybody should see about the "Story of the stuff". http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gLBE5QAYXp8&feature=player_embedded

 Hope you like my proyect!
Hugs, Jenn




7  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / How to do a colorful cute applique with recycled pieces? Tutorial Lots of images on: April 12, 2011 01:15:24 PM
Are you tired of wearing the jacket without any accessory?
Do you want to get rid of all those little pieces of fabric, buttons, christmas fruits, etc, etc?
Are you tired of sewing the holes of that important favorite and unique shirt that you use at least once per week?

We have the solution!
Average time? 15 minutes.



Materials:
1. Piece of old fabric
2. Pieces of felt that you were going to throw away
3. thread and a needle of any color
4. Buttons, beads, Christmas fruits or any other accessory to embellish your applique and you want to get rid off.

Lets start!


1. Take the piece of cloth, and cut it so it has 8 cm height and roll it all the way around. (the length can be your own choice, if you want a bigger applique the fabric must be long)

2. Once your piece of cloth is rolled we will take one of the corners and start sewing all around in spiral.



3. Cut the fabric or sew all the length and finish the spiral hiding the last piece of fabric. It should have circular shape. Not completely but kinda.



4. Cut the pieces of felt in form of petals. It does not matter the size they will look nice if are different Smiley. Mine are in different colors, because all the felt pieces I wanted to get rid of were in several colors.



5. Insert the needle in the middle of the fabric flower and add all the petals one by one sewing the beginning of them. At the end you will have a huge line that look like tibetan flags!





6. Push all the petals to the center of the flower, arrange them in the way you would like to have them (I like them messy) and sew.





7. Take the accessories you want to put in your applique and sew them in the middle. I am using some Christmas decorations that Mariatta gave me and I have thousands of them!


8. Voila! Your applique is ready and now you can decide where to use it. I will use it with my jacket and maybe in my hair sometimes Smiley




Let me know if you try this tutorial and show me your results! Hope you enjoy it.
8  CROCHET / Amigurumi: Completed Projects / Lola the amigurumi knitter in sheep costume on: April 06, 2011 09:36:07 AM
I just finnished this little girl to show my love to Ina, another little friend who broke her leg today.

I am Lola. I love to knit things and keep me warm. Sheep are my best friends and I knit socks for them Smiley

I am very fuzzy and soft. And the main purpose of this costume is to share my devoted love for sheep. They are smart, curious lovely and very polite!

I hope you like her! Thanks for passing Smiley


9  CROCHET / Amigurumi: Completed Projects / Flower girl with water drop buddy on: April 03, 2011 07:28:55 AM
I enjoyed a lot making this fellows, this is my second try with the amigurumi flower girl. The first one looked messy because I did not knew the amigurumi technique well and my stitches were wrong ,now it looks better and I am very happy with the result.
The idea beyond this ami is to remind those ones who are interested, that close relationship that we have with all living beings. That relationship can make important changes in our history, always destroyed by behaviors of destructiveness and absurd polarities.

I hope you guys like it too!




10  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Recycled copper pendant - Alchemy (Big picts) on: March 16, 2011 02:49:20 PM
Organic spirals and curves made in total improvization were the motor for the pendant of the "Alchemy".

Just exploring the copper and shaping it into beautiful spirals, hiding wooden beads in the curves like an ancient alchemist in his pursue for accomplishing the transmutation of metal in gold and more deeply... his spirit. I hope you like it. Thanks for passing



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