Saturday, February 27, 2010

Beaded Saint Nicolas. Day 3 and 4.

Just a quick update on my progress. Days 3 and 4. It's going pretty fast and I like the way it's turning out. My grandma's birthday is April 4th (which is also Orthodox Easter this year), so I need to hurry up and finish it. Then take it to get framed.

Oh, my mom's boss who bought the 1st and 2nd beaded icons I made, came to her yesterday and was asking for me to make him another one. This time he wants one of Jesus. So I guess, I'll work on his next, then make one for myself.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Working on a Icon # 3

Finally, the last but not least, I started working on a beaded Icon # 3. This is St. Nicolas for my grandma. Her birthday is coming up this Easter, April 4th and I want to give it to her as a gift. She absolutely loved the first icons I made and was a little sad that I sold them. Oh well, I can make myself new ones, bigger and better. LOL. Here's the pictures of the progress: 1st, 2nd and 3rd day.

Filet crochet doily.

I finished the doily a while back, way before Christmas, but finally got a chance to take a picture of it. This is the initial post Here is the web-site I got the pattern from, it's free and it's really easy to follow.

And here is the result:

Beaded flowers

There will be a few posts today. I finally uploaded some pictures from my camera and can't wait to show off some of my work. The 1st one to show is a pcture of beaded flowers. This one was a kit I bought in Ukraine, cost me about $8.00. The kit had the beads and the fabric. I took it to the frame shop and it cost me another $8.00 to get it framed. It didn't turn out very big, but I like it. I might gift it to someone before I leave, not sure yet.

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Beaded Icon #2

Here is the beaded icon #2 that I have finished. The pictures are very bad quality and here's why: as soon as I brought it home from the frame shop my dad took some pictures with his cell phone. Then, my mom decided she wanted to take both icons to work to show them off. So she took them to work, then she called me because her boss was very impressed and wanted to buy them for himself. I was a little hesitant at first, because it was a lot of work, but I went ahead and sold it to him (besides, I got a lot of money for it). So here I am - without any decent pictures, but with a bunch of money. Well, actually I went to the market with my mom this week-end and got me some more stuff. Now I'm working on the Icon #3 for my grandma. I learned my lesson and for sure I'll be taking pictures before I let anyone touch my work :)

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Found a new toy

I have discovered Polyvore! And I absolutely love it. I played with it a little today and here's the collage I made. I think there will be more to come. I found it to be very calming. Check it out right here

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Etsy treasury

So today I couldn't fall asleep and decided to browse around Etsy. Then I realized that I haven't created a treasury in forever. One thing that's been on my mind for the last few days - can't wait for spring, so tired of this snow :) So there is was! Please click here to check out, feel free to leave your comments.