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Embroidery Dreams

When I was a little girl, I used to embroidery different patterns which my mother bought for me. The first one was a cute little puppy which was framed. My mother still keeps it hangs in the living room. Six months ago I had the pleasure to meet a new product and a new virtual friend (and a very real one since we both live in Israel). Orly creates a unique product (and she is a unique person). Product which I am sure you all will love. Orly prints embroidery patterns on canvas in a traditional technique and those patterns are so lovely you just can’t ignore them. As a nostalgic person, I really appreciate traditional crafts and Orly has a lot of respect to that tradition. I am not sure when I will find the time to do some embroidery work, but choosing my pattern in her Etsy shop was very easy. You can see it yourself here: https://www.etsy.com/shop/EmbroideryDreams?ref=seller_info_count

And if you want to see more pictures from this process you can follow her blog:

http://embroidery-dreams.blogspot.co.il/2012_11_01_archive.html

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Look how the stitches are so nicely done.

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One of the steps –  perforate the pattern on transparent paper.

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Another pattern.

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The rabbit – my favorite pattern. This pattern is a result of collaboration between Orly and another friend – Micush.

The pattern was made according to her illustraion.
https://www.etsy.com/listing/121442145/greeting-card-snow-rabbit-by-micush?ref=shop_home_feat

Hope you liked it too.

Orit

Saying Thank You – My First Giveaway

It has been 5 months since I opened my blog and I think this is the time to say thank you to all those of you who are following my blog. In particular I want to mention Katherine from Pillows A-La-Mode. I have asked lately from her to write a review on my pdf’s tutorials and she agreed although crochet is not her specialty, she just started to learn it. Today she posted her review and I couldn’t be happier. Thank you, Katherine!!
And now as I promised in my last post this is my first giveaway. So if you want to win one of this earrings or pendants, any color from the Swarovski collection, please follow all 3 next steps:
(1) “Like” my Facebook page here.
(2) “Like” this post and leave a comment.
(3) Join me by following this blog (if you are already following me you can skip this step)
That’s all!!

This is one of my pendants, you can see more here.

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And earrings from here.

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A week from today, Tuesday, April 8, I’ll draw a name out of a hat and announce the winner right here.  The winner will receive the jewelry he/she selected.

Orit

I Need Some Help

Lately I was thinking to write another tutorial and add it to my PDF series. Because it takes a lot of time to write it, I found myself having doubts which item should be the next one.

The first one is for this ring:

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This tutorial was massive project. I insisted to take a close up of every single stitch, this means 55 pictures!! Each picture was attached to comprehensive explanation not for knitting the correct stitch, but also the basic terms for crochet technique. I wanted to make the tutorial simple and easy to understand and follow so everyone could learn to make the ring. When I finally listed it, I was relieved and to my big surprise, I got good feedback.

When the good feedbacks continued, I was encouraged to write another one. This time I have decided that the crochet balls would be interesting item. Because you can make with them variety of earring and necklaces, it seems they are the perfect product.

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The next item was wrapped earring. This tutorial is also focused on how to wrap with knitted wire.

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I think that there is no need to write more on wrapping so I was wondering if the next tutorial should be on how to make this earring:

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What do you think? Are this earrings suitable for my next PDF?

Orit

Amazing Sewing Project

The best present I got for Adi, my baby girl, was from my sister. As textile designer in profession she sewed an amazing baby toy which is designed as an elephant head and a very long body. The entire toy is sewed only from scraps as long tube. The toy can be used as amazing play ground which the baby can climb on it, push, pull and catch the loops my sister added. The entire project took a while and when I got it I was amazed.

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The elephant head.  I love the ears.

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Entire trunk near the tail.

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Amazing flower to catch.  I love the fabrics she used.

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One loop to hold.

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And another loop to hold. The baby’s name is

embroidered in Hebrew.
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One heart with lace edge.
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sh-sh-sh-sh-sh – someone is sleeping.

I am so impatient to see the baby climbs on it!!

Now I have to think for a present to my sister. She has one month old baby boy.

Big trouble!!

Some help??

Orit

One Sunny Day

I love scrapbooking! It is a new hobby for me, only few months, but already making my own album pages and card greeting. It all started when I was looking for a better way to arrange my family photos (and I have a lot ) . Because I am very nostalgic person I still use an old analogous camera (please don’t laugh) which force me to print the photos on every occasion. This means a lot of photos which needs special pages.

Usually for making a page I need a sketch which guides me on how to layout the photo and the background. I have discovered that my favorite method of decoration is to ‘continue’ and ‘stretch’ the photo. This way highlights, in my opinion, the photo in a very interesting close up and it is not just adding decoration. Sometimes I use a sketch from my Pinterest boards and sometimes I make my own one. Pinterest, by the way, has become a very important tool for my creations in the last months.
Because scrapbooking is very new for me, my supply is limited so I love to improvise. In some cases it is even advantage and it became a major part in the process of creating the page.

The photo I have chosen was taken a year ago. It was a sunny day in the middle of the winter and because it was Saturday, we decided to go on a picnic in the Ella Valley. This  amazing valley has a lot of vineyards and magic woods, so we started walking. After 15 minutes my husband decided he wants to show our son some birds, so he lifted him and put him on his shoulders. I was behind them and I thought this will be a great  photo, so I took a picture in my old camera.

The page is created with Israeli cardstocks which were designed by Tsroya Ilan. She has amazing pages and I thought they will add some nature mood to my photo.

I started my decoration with a frame  so I cut the pages and left a adge which looks like a frame. After that I added a path made from another page.

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To highlight the path, I knitted a very simple crochet stitches (I just can’t not adding any knitted item)

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The sun was made from a large button, almost 2 inch.

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The trees are from a Christmas tree (!!!) which I had on my  cardstocks stock. I cut it and copied it.

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The last decoration was adding quotation from famous Israeli song which means: “we went on a trip…”

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This is the finished page. Every time I looks at him, I feel like going to a trip.

Hope you feel the same.

 

Orit

Scrapbook therapy

Scrapbooking projects by Noga Shefer

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