Tuesday, 28 January 2014

Something finished... finally

I finally finished my 2nd ever cross stitch work. I have done one like 20 years ago, so this was kinda new to me. I had some bad luck while choosing yaen, but generally I am quite happy for the result. And I made only few visible mistake.

Celtic image, 7.5x 7.5 cm, rayon silk and multicolor cotton on cotton Aida

Monday, 6 January 2014

Yes, I am alive!

Yikes! I blogged last time on September. Forgive me! To be honest, I have finished only 2 modern works and started like 7 new ones. I really need to finish thing before starting something new! Heeeelp!

Anyways, I can blog about one of the finished modern works, as the surprise gift was given on xmas.

Let me introduse Leet! Leet is talkative creature from Anarchy Online and Secret World games. This Leet is made of fakeleather, by hand + with love, naturally. I met the recipient of the gift at the game Secret World and I decided to make him a xmas-present. The tiny bear around his neck is called Einstein. It's also from game Secret World. That one I ordered online, as it would have been too small to make it.

In near future I have plenty to blog, as I have pile of pictures from Southern German museums and castles.

Thursday, 25 July 2013

steampunk (water)gun

Pimp my steampunk-(water)gun (all materials found from home, so I did not need to buy anything.) This is my 1st version, next one will be much more steampunkish.

Materials used: Watergun from Biltema, ocre and black acrylic paint, copper dry pigment, glossy miniature lack, about 14 2mm (fake) pearls halfs, 2 4mm diamande stars, UV reactive lakc, Glow in the dark- lack and real gold

Monday, 15 July 2013

Birthday card for one friend

I made this simple card for my friend last week.

Wednesday, 3 July 2013

New project

I started this scroll yesterday. It is going to be handed out at Aarnimetsä's Investiture. Wish me luck!

Thursday, 27 June 2013

R.I.P Mick Aston

Yesterday I heard really sad news. My biiiig hero Mick Aston died few days ago. I even cried hours, so sad I am still.

We will miss you so much Mick...

Tuesday, 25 June 2013

Latest project

I can finally report about my latest project, as I gave the present to my friend yesterday.
This is the better part of the project, 14th century german brick stitch with naturally dyed wool and silk. Later I will post pictures of finishing touches of it.

Thursday, 20 June 2013

new dress

This is picture of the fabric I (aka my seamtress Mom) am going to use for my new Cthulhu- dress. We have big historical dances few times a year and this dress should be finished just before RopeCon. It's not going to be historical dress, more like geeky,as there will be bling blibg- tentacles on the dress x)

Saturday, 8 June 2013

I finally found way to use my handspun linen

I finally figured out how to use my handspun linen. Yay! This is 'bathmitten' for my friend. The 'design' aint as good as I hoped, but its usable and functional. I used dalarna stitch to make it, not the normal finnish one.

Friday, 31 May 2013

Just testing how to post from phone

As the tobic says, I am just testing. And adding a new photo of Frienshiibooks I made. Theme was 'Favorite actor/actress'

Monday, 13 May 2013

I just need to finish the outlines... The man, who ordered this from me, was really excited when I showed this one. All I need to do is black outlines and then it's ready to be attached to his light blue tunic.

Celtic pattern, silk on linen
Dark pink and pink: www.pipers-silks.com
Yellow orange: Bought brom my local SCA-friend
yellow: www.thesilkmill.com
Black outlines: www.pipers-silks.com and www.thesilkmill.com
Linen : Piece grantmother's dowrylinen (from late 30's)

Monday, 6 May 2013

Another new embroidery...

This is my new, very simple, project I started after I decided to take a short break from embroidering my silk on silk order. I have actually dyed that green wool by myself, with red onion peels. I love that color. The canvas is, if I remember right, 16count, so each 'normal' stich is about 3mm long. The whole embroidery is going to be about 14.5 x 9cm

Lately I have been thinking about selling few of my embroideries over Etsy.com. I am just not sure should I sell them as final product (like needlebook or bag) or just as simple embroidery (so the buyer can use it as she wish). Any suggestions/opinions?

Monday, 29 April 2013

Comission progress

I have namaged to done quite a lot of this celtic embroidery. I also started my other commission work, but it's a bit frustrating atm. I have never done silk on silk and that's a bit problematic. Idon't like the outcome at all and I may even undo the embroidery and start again. I'll post pictures as soon as I managed to do something decent.