Tag Archives: craft

Solitary Christmas gift

27 Dec

In the past few years, for Christmas, I was used to make myself most of the presents for my friends, but this year I decided otherwise.

Actually, the only gift I decided to make for 2016 is this necklace for my friend Simona….

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It’s simple to make but it has quite a visual impact. 😉

It is made with a cultivated pearl, two crystals, an amazonite stone and a decorated brass connector.

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A Christmas necklace

20 Dec

For this Christmas I have been asked, by my longtime friend and only recurring customer Simona, to make a necklace that she’ll give as a gift.

I searched the web for some inspiration and, in accordance with my friend, I came up with this one….

Brass and turquoise crystals are the raw material.

Not a choker, not a long necklace.

Versatile Blogger Award!

30 Jan

Today my little blog has been nominated for the “Versatile Blogger Award” by the lovely Hali, from Softwearhacks.

This is my first nomination ever and I’m very excited and, of course, honoured.

As I’m not familiar with this kind of things, I’m also very gratful that Hali took her time to write the rules… 😀

versatile-bloggerThe Rules:

1. Link the person who nominated you.

2. List 7 facts about yourself.

3. Nominate 15 other blogs!

My 7 Facts:

1. I am European, of Italian nationality

2. my passion for crafts dates back to my childhood when I was used to handsew clothes for my Barbie doll. I couldn’t afford to buy many so I made them myself.

3. as a child I wanted to become an astronomer, and later a journalist. I haven’t fullfilled my dream of becoming an astronomer but I’m still gazing at the stars, and as for the journalist… I have been published few articles but it never became my profession… but I’m a blogger though! 🙂

4. I’m “versatile” also in sports: I play tennis and I do yoga, and I used to play rugby and judo in my younger days.

5. when I see something that I like, I look at it carefully trying to find out if I can reproduce it. 🙂

6. I love Japan and I’m trying to learn Japanese in my free time.

7. I might be Italian but I don’t drink coffee.. I take tea, my dear!

(sorry only) 10 amazing blogs (in no particular order):

1. The Green Dragonfly

2. Very Berry Handmade

3. Vijolcenne Creations

4. Found This, Painted That

5. Love, Lucie

6 .The Destashification Project

7. Kleine Kleiningkeiten

8. Paola e la crafteria

9. Sakè puppets

10. No time to sew

Last but not least

5 Feb

…. I was almost going to forget to post this Xmas gift I made for my brother’s girlfriend. It’s an infinity scarf/neck warmer that can also be used as a hood. I’m not sure whether she appreciated it or not, but trust me when I tell you that it is *far* better than what I got from her….

Infinity scarf

Infinity scarf

Infinity scarf

Infinity scarf

Summer Project #2

12 Aug

Another Summer project accomplished. Here is my new IKEA garden table  (TÄRNÖ) which has been updated to breakfast table, with some improvements…

Before…

My new breakfast table before the upgrading

After…

My new breakfast table after the upgrading...

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