Thursday, December 8, 2011


As I promised you in my previous post, today I will introduce you C.C.`s friend, Mr. Snowman. He is also a custom made piece, the idea was simple, but I wanted to add a little complexity into this brooch. I used multiple techniques for it, like cutout, embroidery and patchwork.

I really hope his new owner will be happy with the results:

Do you like to combine more techniques in your craft projects?
If yes, which ones?


Wednesday, December 7, 2011


The custom made series continues with C.C., the Custom-made Cow. I really enjoy the challenge of making something new, but at the same time there is the chance that my design won`t match the customer`s idea.  So it`s a two way street :P

Let me introduce C.C. :

I think she turned out quite charming, what do you guys say?

In my next post I`ll introduce you her friend ;)

Stay crafty!

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Phone phone cases

Another pair of custom made phone cases made their way to their new owners this week. Can you guess what they represent:

The title gave me away, I know. They are phone cases that look like the old telephones, the ones with rotary dials.
 I finished them at night so that is why all the pictures were taken with a flash (I apologize about that :P).

The green phone case with blue and white buttons:

And the black and orange combination with white buttons:

Hope you like them! 

Friday, November 25, 2011

Custom made

After finding out about my hobby, a few of my colleagues asked me to do some custom work for them. 
Among these handmade items were two phone cozies, each one unique and hopefully an adequate representation of what their owners had in mind: 

The first one is a black colored phone case with a yellow bird on it that we all know too well and love, Tweety:

The second one is inspired by a set of brooches I made a while back, the Peanut-butter and Jelly sandwich brooch set, and has a red background:

On the back you can see a purple flower shaped button which secures a mechanism that doesn`t let the phone slip out of the case:
I enjoyed making these lovely cases and I can only hope that their owners enjoy using them! 

Have a lovely day,

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Different kind of owl

It was loads of fun making the apple key-chain, so I figured I should make one more and as you might have figure I made one shaped as an owl. I just could not resist and it seems that others felt the same as this little guy already found his home :)

Here are some pictures, front and back:

And the leafy mechanism that works the same way as for the apple key-chain:

So how do you like this different kind of owl? Should I make some more?
As I know myself by now, I probably won`t resist not making more. Hehe

Have a lovely week,

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

An apple a day

"An apple a day keeps the doctor away" or at least that`s what they say. As you might have guessed this will be an apple related post only I`ll be showing you a little different apple, not for your tummy, but for your keys. Yes, keys! This is something new I wanted to try for a long time now, but as all my ideas it took some time until it became tangible.

It`s a key-chain of sorts, only you don`t put it on your keys, instead you put your keys on it:

When you don`t need to use the keys just pull the leaves and the keys go into the apple, I also added a bookworm so it won`t be dull:

When I was little I remember my grandma having a similar key-chain, only it was made from leather and was shaped as a pear. I don`t know what happened to it, but I am glad that I had the memory to inspire me to create something similar.
Hope you like it!

Nighty night,

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Crochet flowers

Got my hands on some beautiful two-colored yarn from the department store and made this extra large crochet flower with a diameter of 14 cm:

For the center flower I split the yarn and used the pink colored part and from the remaining yarn made a simpler gray crochet flower, both decorated with vintage gray buttons:

Didn`t manage to figure out what to use them for yet, but I`m leaning for brooches. What do you think? Is the XL crochet flower to big for a brooch?

Maybe I can use it as a decoration for a bag...

Have a good one,

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Mushroom Cottage

A while back I found the cutest tutorial on this lovely blog, The little house by the see, but only now did I get a chance to make my very own Mushroom Cottage:

You can find the blog post here in case you want to give at making your own version. I used a light beige felt for the bottom instead of white and made up the embroidery as I went along, but I loved how it turned out:

It makes such a cute decoration on my craft desk and also if I want to I can use it as a pincushion. I am even thinking about making the Toadstool Cottage too to have the full pair.

Have a great day,

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Crocheted brooch

Although I don`t really have time for a big crochet project, like a granny-square blanket, which by the way is on the list , now and then I crochet a flower. From two such flowers and a blue wood button I made this little brooch:

And a photo from front:

I know green is not the right color for flowers, but i`ve started knitting a scarf from this light green thread and this will be the perfect accessory for it. Hope you like it!

Have a sunny day,

Saturday, October 15, 2011

New Friend

I have been experimenting with ideas to make some new phone cozies, I`ve been sketching and erasing and re-sketching when finally unable to decide I made another owl :

But then I returned to my sketch and found the new idea I wanted, it may use some minor changes perhaps, but here is the new friend, the dog phone cozy:

Here he is with the gang, who treat him as one of their own:

More photos in the shop, where you can also buy or order a custom made one for your phone. And I have a new friend in mind for future projects, so be sure to check back soon!

Bye for now,

Tuesday, September 20, 2011


Here is a new addition to the pincushions I posted last time, it has the common gray base decorated with embroidery, but this time the color theme is blue:

You can check out the previous post here.
Also it will be available soon in the

Wishing you a nice day,

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Cute as a jar of Buttons

As you could probably tell from my previous post there are some new button earrings for the Cute as a Button collection in the shop.

Most of them are made from heart-shaped buttons in fuchsia :

in lime :

in baby blue :

and yellow :

Others are additions to the flower-shaped ones in light pink :

light blue:

and a darker purple:

They can be found in the shop for less than 2 € (= 7 Ron) a pair.
Or you can make one yourself from a couple of cute buttons you have laying around. :)

Button up!

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Shop Update

I`m about to update the shop with some yummy goodies and here is a little peak of what I`m talking about:

Be sure to check them out!

Monday, September 5, 2011

Mini Cuteness

A crafty person can never have too many pincushions, I say. Especially if they are miniature pincushions, like these:

That is why I made sure do update my shop with some new ones, but this time they come in a common gray base that is embroidered with different motifs. The first one is combined with lime colored felt to give the effect of a mini cactus:

It is decorated with a pink flower-shaped button, spike-like french knots and flower with leafs embroidery on the side:

The second one is a gray and purple color combination with a cherry theme:

It even has little cherries embroidered on the side:

You can find them in the shop here and here. There are also more photos if you are curious! They are made using the bottle-cap pincushion method, about which I wrote in this post.

Have a great day with cherry on top!

Friday, September 2, 2011


I had a custom order to send this week.
A big brother was made to the turquoise owl to fit a bigger phone. I only shot this picture to show it to the future owner, but these two were too cute to keep to myself :

Just like twins! Too bad they had to part ways, but he will be soon with his new family and I`m sure he`ll love it there even more!

Happy Fall,

Monday, August 29, 2011

Cameo necklace

The second necklace I made was a cameo necklace. 
It has been a long time of searching for a jewelry like this, not because they aren`t any around, but the fact was that I didn`t knew what the name was of these silhouette representing pendants. About a year ago my search came to an end as I found out they are named cameos. With this newly found wisdom began cruising the internet for pictures and inspiration to make my own, which took form like this:

It is interesting, because you might think that these kind of jewelry were ment to be worn by women, but in fact, at different points in history they have been worn as frequently by men. Of course, back then, each one was unique and hand craved in hardstones or agate.
" Cameos are works of miniature sculptured art. Their original purpose is lost in history, with the original intent of individual pieces known only to the craftsmen who carved them. What is known is that of the countless ancient examples of the sculptor's and carver's craft, none offers such a unique window through which to view the cultural past. Cameos reveal the manners, customs, philosophies, historic events, and social occasions that have marked our past. The ancient cameos, like fine art and sculpture, were intended as statements. Only in the last few hundred years has the significance eroded as cameos began to depict endless profiles—of vapid females.
Today most cameo connoisseurs believe that cameos originated without any practical purpose other than ornamentation, but a dutch scholar, Zadoks-Josehus Jitta, seeing their deeper meaning has characterized them as "messages in agate." In ancient times the cameo also served as an amulet, a talisman, a storyboard depicting ethics and morals, a tangible affirmation of one's faith, and in some cases a reflection of one's destiny. At one point the wearing of a cameo portrait of the ruling monarch not only showed one's loyalty to the court but also facilitated a quick audience with the ruler; such a cameo could quite conceivably guarantee safety and favor. Given all this, it seems inappropriate to consign the carving of cameos only to the category of personal adornments and amusements plastered on cups, vessels, crowns and relics, used to fill treasuries of royalty and the church."  - source

I`m still wondering... Is the bow too much? But I sincerely think you can never have to much bows or as the matter in fact, dotted bows. :P

Have a pleasant evening,

Saturday, August 27, 2011


I`ve ordered online some jewelry materials and gave assembling them a try. I always liked those bronze pendant frames combined with something colorful and those flower rings you can find in many places.

Here`s my first necklace:

Also made a matching flower ring:

I used my glue-gun to attach the resin flower to a ring frame:

What do you think? For a first try I say they came out pretty good, I especially love the ring!
The materials are plenty, so I will be experimenting in the upcoming weeks with them.

Have a good weekend!

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Sock Refashion

A few months ago I did a T-shirt Refashion post here just to see if it would get some credit. This time I`m doing something a bit different, a sock refashion. I know it sounds weird, but I love socks and I love bows, so I thought why not combine the two?

It`s easier than 1-2-3, because you`ll only need to count to two by the time you`ll ready. So let`s get started, first up you need a pair of socks, some ribbon, scissors, thread and needle:

Of course, if you want you could add some beads or ruffle, or even some ribbon in a different color, that would stand out. I wanted something simple, so I went with white ribbon to match the white socks.

Take the ribbon and make two bows, as easy as that may sound, tying a bow can be tricky, so that`s why I posted here my "cheat sheet" for making one:

Then, sew one bow on each sock. I sew mine on the side, but you could sew then on the back too, especially if you use a wider ribbon and leave longer tails on the bow:

After 1-2 you are done! Enjoy your cute socks:

The possibilities are endless, I only wanted to give an idea of how to get started :P
I would love to see your version, if you tried it out, so please leave a link below, so I can go and check it out!

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