Thursday, April 28, 2011

Belated Easter Wishes

Hey, sorry for the late post, but I was away for Easter so I didn`t get a chance to blog about this bunny craft I did before I left.
Last year I stumbled upon a cute tutorial on, but it was after Easter so it was too late to make it, but I promised myself I`d make it for next year.
You can find the tutorial here, it is step-by-step and very well written so it can be followed easily. It`s a great Easter craft, especially if you have little sisters/brothers or even children running around.

Here`s how my version turned out :

Happy belated Easter Everyone!

Saturday, April 23, 2011

New Pincushions

In search of something to do I stumbled upon some bottle caps I have put away with the purpose to make little pincushions out of them. And so I did.
This winter if you remember I posted some mini pincushions on my blog and I also added the link where you can find the how-to for this little project. If you didn`t get the chance to read it or in case you did, but want to revisit it, click

This time I used warm, summer-like colors:

On the first one bright red and brown and decorated the sides and top with flowery embroidery:

A closer look at the top embroidery:

On the second one I used yellow and brown and decorated the sides with yellow beads and bow:

Picture from the front:

Have you tried out the tutorial? Post a link or a picture of how your pincushion turned out!
If you`re not the craftiest fox and don`t have the patience for it but still like to have your own pay a visit to my shop and buy one.

Craft up! :P

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Springtime Brooches: Blooming Hearts

Continuing the springtime theme I`ve made these felt brooches with blooming hearts on them. They were very simple so I decided to add a cameo like feel to them with the wavy boarders. Here are a few pictures of them:

A better look on the one with the fuchsia heart:

And here of the one with the red heart:

If you want to see more or even buy one that caught your eye you can do it here.
Opinions are always welcomed so feel free to comment and even critiques. So don`t be shy! :P

Have a lovely spring day,

Monday, April 18, 2011

Springtime Brooches: Fruits Reloaded

Last year when I started this blog I think the third or fourth post was about some cute little fruity brooches, of course since then they found new homes and I was so busy creating new designs and different models of brooches that I forgot about them. Well how lucky that one of these days I was reminded to make them for my shop in the Springtime Brooches theme.

So here they are, pretty much the same:

Have a fruity delicious day!

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

The trailblazer

Here you have, the first of what I hope will be many Folk Art inspired jewelry from The Craft Desk:

You can see more photos in the shop. Enjoy!

Monday, April 11, 2011

Folk Art Inspiration

I have always admired folk art for it`s beauty in simplicity and colors. Not many young people know about their cultures folklore art and even the ones that do know something tend to forget and focus their interest on modern art or kitsch. Fortunately they are small groups of people struggling to keep the traditions of folk art alive. Here is a picture from the internet of a Hungarian matyo embroidery:

" The Matyo area is located in the Northern part of Hungary. The region consists of three settlements, Mezökövesd (the centre) and two villages, Szentistván and Tard.

The word "Matyo" comes from the name "Mátyás" (legend says that King Mátyás gave Mezökövesd the title of "free royal town" in 1464) and was originally used by the population of the surrounding protestant villages to distinguish the catholic Matyo people from themselves.

The Matyo area is united and distinguished from the other settlements of the region by the colourful costumes, famous folklore art and lives tightly interwoven with traditions of the inhabitants. Mezökövesd earned its nationwide reputation based on its unique costumes and free-hand embroidery style. The rich and colourful motives were designed and sketched by so-called "writing" (i.e. drawing) women, who wove the various flowers of their gardens into their clothing." -source-

During my search for folk motifs I also stumbled upon some beautiful polish folk art, which is similar to the Hungarian matyo motifs, but instead of embroidery these ones are cutouts from colored paper:

I found them so inspirational I decided to do something similar from felt and I loved it so much that I think I am going to do a whole collection of accessories based on these wonderful folklore motifs. And just to give you a sneak peak, here is a picture of my first earring:

Keep an eye out for them in the shop!

Have a great week,

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Happy Birthday Mum!

Today is my mom`s birthday and she deserves to have a great one so please join me in wishing my her a happy one.

Happy Birthday, Mom!

Also check out her blog in Hungarian where she writes about her hiking experiences here!

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Cupcake Love

Like most girls I have a sweet tooth and these days I have been craving cupcakes and muffins, so with this idea in mind I made a miniseries of Cupcake Love Brooches:

Each one is a little different, first up is a purple cupcake brooch with caramel sprinkles and blackberry filling decorated with a purple flower button and a purple bow:

Second up is the pink cupcake brooch with strawberry filling and sprinkles, decorated with a flower button and a cream bow:

Last, but not least (this one being my personal favorite) is the turquoise cupcake brooch with blue sprinkles on and decorated with a turquoise bow:

They can be all found in my shop. Here they are again in a bunch:

Do you have a soft spot for sweets? And which one is your favorite?

Have a sweet day,
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