23.10.08

Features and Factory work

A few notes about what's been going on in my crafty life this week:
My road cushion was featured in Koti ja Keittiö 11/2008! This is actually the only home deco mag I order so it was a very pleasant surprise to open it at my lunch break yesterday just to find this beautiful picture! And as if that wasn't enough my friend also spotted my house card in Glorian koti recently.

This is one of 60 fairy-angels I started making yesterday. I quite enjoy working like a little factory sometimes and along the way I still come up with new embellishments for the dresses so there is some room to be creative anyway! The one on the picture is decorated with a piece of a handmade lace cloth, one of my thriftstore finds. Talking about secondhand shopping I realise that the vintage polkadot ribbon is a find by my sister and the seashell button comes from the treasure box I got from a fleamarket in Zürich, Switzerland where my sweet sister lives. She gifted me with more treaures when she visited last week. I also got a pair of zig-zag scissors as on early birthday gift. Got to show them off soon, they are sooo great!

Verner, Alfred and Melker are already on their ways to their new homes in Germany and the US, so exciting! This is Lars, a new member of the tomte family. As soon as I get more stuffing the family will continue growing. I have six fellows looking at me from the shelf right now, I wonder what they are up to during night time....
These are the fabric squares I sent in Chickpeas's Spare Change Swap. Click on the picture if you want some information about the manufacturers! I can't wait to see what I receive! I've seen some pretty awesome fabrics in the flickr pool.

14 comments:

Lucy Locket-Pocket said...

Congratulations on getting your work in the magazine! How exciting!!!

I love that tomte with his little toadstool!

Lucy x

periwinkle said...

that will have been a lovely surprise for you - congratulations. Love the tree pic too
lisa x

Kaja said...

So cool to be featured in a magazine! I am still waiting for it to happen... and today am a very happy for you, and a little bit jealous... *oups*

Muddlepud said...

Congrats on the features! Gosh, you're making me wish I had money to spend with all these cute little creations!

nathalie said...

holy cow....60 fairies? you are a working machine!!! congratulations on the features!!!

Stephanie said...

Congratulations on being published. How very exciting. Oh Lars and his polka dots is perfect.

Lesley said...

Congratulations on having your cushion featured in the magazine!!

I agree - it's good to do some 'production-line' sewing sometimes. Your little angels are going to be lovely :)

xxx

Cele said...

How lovely to find your work in print. have a nice weekend.

doro K. said...

oh...then feel honoured...it must have been a big surprise and pleasure to find the results of your creativeness in magazines.

i love your blog an ideas even when i've never posted a comment until now.

best wiches, doro.

smoothpebble said...

Hooray for you!! And Wow, you are like a sewing factory all bundled up into one person!

Apryl said...

Congratulations on your work being in a magazine, thats brilliant.

I love the little toadstool on the tomte, and the the pile of work-in-progress.. I can't wait to see those finished I love the linen and red fabrics together.

Ruth's Place said...

How very exciting to have your work featured in your favourite magazine! It must be a huge thrill.

Love your little tomte.

Net said...

Congratulations on having your work in magazines! I can't wait to see your angels - the pics look very exciting.

I love the tomtes in your new blog header!

fleurfatale said...

congrats wihtyour feature,
must have been a surprise!
It's well deserved, your work is amazingly beautiful!