Friday, December 11, 2009


While in Ukraine, I bought a few beading kits. One of them - the Icon - I have already finished and took to the frame shop to be framed. I will post the picture of the framed icon after I pick it up. For right now - here it is right before it got done.

The other one is "The Apples"... That one is almost done and needs to be framed as well. I'm thinking about giving that one to my grandma for Christmas. She really liked it when I was working on it and I think it will be a huge surprise if I give it to her :)

I have also finished the snowflake dolly I started a few days ago. I will have to take a picture of it later today.

Monday, December 7, 2009

Felted pouch.

So a few days ago I decided to create a fleted pouch for my phone. This is my first try at felting anything, so I was just testing it out. My mom got me 100% wool out of her stash and I was on my way. I crochetted a pouch bigger then my phone and a little rope. Then, I felted them for about an hour in a hot soapy water and rinsed in ice cold water. Then, I put it over a shampoo bottle to dry and voila - it was done! I love the way it turned out, but it's too big for my phone, so I decided to use it as a case for my sunglasses... I will have to make another one for my phone :)

Filet crochet

I've been wanting to to filet crochet for a long time now. Yesterday, my mom found me a skein of YarnArt merserized cotton and I started looking around for a pattern. I found one I liked on here and started working on it right away. So far I only have a few rows done, but it looks very pretty. I will have to post it here once I'm finished.

The other pictures are from the snow that we have today. I took them off my balcony. It's so pretty to look at, but it's so wet out that we decided to stay in today.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

It's been forever...

So I have not been on here in ages. There has been a lot of things that happened. My DH got deployed for a year and I have moved in with my parents to survive this year. They live in Ukraine. It's been 2 months already and I'm adjusting to living here. I have left Ukraine when I was 18, I lived in Germany, met my husband there, then moved to the States with him. So after not living in Ukraine for 10 years, it's been very difficult for me to adjust. I think I'm doing ok now.

I have not listed anything on Etsy and have not twitted... I think when I go back to US, I'll get back to selling on Etsy. Right now, I'm just creating for myself and family. I have made a few things since I've been here, I'll load some pictures and post them on here.

My son likes it here. Until now, he has spoken very little Russian, however in 2 months, his Russian became pretty decent. I take him to the playground and he makes friends easily.

I intend on keeping my blog going. I'll try to post at least weekly...

Here are some pictures I took a few months ago.