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1  I'm going to be featured in a Chinese crafts book! in Discussion and Questions by Flapi on: November 04, 2007 02:41:46 AM
I was invited to participate in a book to be edited in China called Slow handicraft : 80 handmade creators and D.I.Y hot tips :-) I've written a small text about myself and then made a tutorial, explaining how to make my button bobby pins.



These are my pages of it and it'll be out and about in January 2008, can't wait to get it! You can see it larger here:
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2310/1851854032_8e11788d73_o.jpg
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2  Re: New batch of Vintage Flowers Headbands! in Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General by Flapi on: September 18, 2007 11:00:28 AM
Those are beautiful, do you have any action shots?

Thanks :-) Here I am wearing a medium sized one:
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3  New batch of Vintage Flowers Headbands! in Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General by Flapi on: September 18, 2007 10:24:24 AM
I've already lost the count of how many batches of these I've already made... here's my newest one eheh:















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4  Pencil Cases made of Measuring Tape! in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General by Flapi on: September 14, 2007 10:40:13 AM
I've been working a lot on my Measuring Tape Collection lately, look at all the pencil cases I've made:

















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5  More Vintage Plastic Flowers Headbands! in Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General by Flapi on: September 05, 2007 10:14:14 AM
I've just finished a 3rd batch of these and since they were so complimented last time, I can't wait to see if you like these new too eheh. Here they go:













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6  Headbands and Necklaces made using Vintage Plastic Flowers in Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General by Flapi on: September 01, 2007 02:03:57 PM
I've made a second batch of headbands combining different shapes and colors of vintage plastic flowers and tried making some necklaces of the same type too:





Individual photos:


























I'm very pleased with the result :-)
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7  Zippers, Measuring Tape, Tablecloth and Cartoons in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by Flapi on: August 15, 2007 03:34:13 AM
I've taken the chance of being on vacations to develop some new crafty projects, here there are some of them :-)


Pink ZipZip Case


Measuring Tape Pouch/Case


Fruits Tablecloth Shoulder Bag


Cartoon Shoulder Bag
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8  Vintage Plastic Flowers Headbands in Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General by Flapi on: August 02, 2007 07:25:50 AM
I've made these headbands using some vintage plastic flowers I've received in a trade:











This one is for myself Wink

I'm quite happy with the result, I love bright colors and summer and that's what they remind me of eheh.
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9  Tape Measure Wristlets in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by Flapi on: July 14, 2007 07:21:23 AM




Now I've started to make wristlets for my Measuring Tape Collection. What do you think? Smiley
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10  My first Crafts Fair! in Tips for Participating in Craft Fairs by Flapi on: July 09, 2007 03:53:32 AM
Last saturday I've participated in my first fair that took place here in my city (Coimbra, Portugal) :-) It's a new concept of fair that's being organized that's called "No Rules Fair", where the only rule is that you can't be a professional sales person to participate. It gives room to independent artists and amateurs and one can sell pretty much anything: art, crafts, vintage items, clothes, the vegetables you grow in your garden, etc.

Me and a girl I met online went there to sell our creations, this was our space:



And here's a close-up of my part:



This fair takes place the first saturday of each month and this was the second edition of it. In the first one, more people participated and bought things, in this one there wasn't many people around due to vacations, but I still managed to sell 6 of my items and had a great day meeting new people and having this new experience :-)

I've bought a couple of buttons from another artist and traded a necklace too:



I'll definitely participate in further editions :-)
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