I know 2020 is pretty much a lost game…. Most of us regret even purchasing a diary, right? Oh well, try to find a few positive things about 2020. Here are my top 5 of 2020
My son was born!
Make use of this time to reflect on yourself and focus on all your blessings
Clean and organize your space, you do have time!
Find a new hobby!
Truly reconnect with family, life is more than dinner time together.
I know it’s hard and I have been going through it… Financial struggle, fear of the future, etc….
I bet you never in a million years, thought about pandemic or believing that your generation is the one to live it, but here it is… Now we have to deal with it!
I find it always exciting to buy a planner, diary, etc…. You? I look in stores, and online and debate what would be best… I found my ideal type of diary, journal, planner, notebook, etc…
It has to be moon-related, showing lunar phases in detail… So for 2020, I picked in 2019 the Moonology Diary 2020 by Yasmin Boland.
The structure of the diary is great. Very informative, great for people who are interested in a simple structure, lunar phases, zodiacs, etc…
This diary is also very helpful for positive thinking. It has questions to ask and makes you go deep inside yourself.
I will not show you my private thoughts but will share with the images above a look inside the diary. I find it very annoying when I need to purchase something online and I can’t see the details.
With this said, have you found your diary for 2021? I am still looking but for sure it will be a moon, lunar related diary, journal. Since it’s difficult these days to shop in stores, I can show you a few links where I purchase my diaries, This is not a paid blog post, this is where I purchase for personal use! Check out Booktopia planners’ diary. or Fishpond Diary 2021,
Now if you want the next Moonology 2021 by Yasmin Boland, I will get mine from HERE like last time.
So, it’s December 1st 2018 and well to me the countdown begins.
Are you freaked out? It;s Christmas again! Yeah unbelievable sounds of Jingle Bells and White Christmas is popping up in my head and there is no escape! But if you can’t beat them, join them!
So, with that said!!!! I created a Romanian Point Lace Pattern for you! I was thinking that all the Christmas ornaments are bulky and heavy to store so why not making something that has style, is easy to store and looks fantastic on a tree.
So here is what I made – a teal green flat oval ornament. The idea behind was that many people have these days white trees or other colours like pale pink. So why not make the ornaments in traditional green!
But you can do them in each every colour you like!
If you are interested in it, you find it HERE. Now you can make it larger if you like, and I am sure it will look fantastic on your tree.
Also, if you make it please share an image online. I love to see what you are making!
The other pattern is also in teal…. but in combo with classic red! This pattern is soon online…. I try my best!
I know do not roll your eyes, but I am late… and if you are like me…. the tree is still in the garage. Anyways the next pattern is a Christmas Tree in RPL of course and here is how it looks!
I also want to inform you since you read my blog, I have a deal going on in the Etsy shop! We all kinda need last minute gifts and maybe this is something for you! Less then $10 and you are all set!
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I actually like masks, I have to say I can’t wear them coz I am wearing glasses and absolutely failing on putting contacts on. With this said, I can show you how I made a mask of course in RPL for the first time! Now the image above is not your usual mask, but I think you know by now, that I never pick your usual designs! Image -Guo Pei Haute Couture Gilded Mask.
I was asking in a really gorgeous FB group what else I could create in RPL , next to my jewellery and pattern. Now one lady suggested, that I create lace masks, and so I did a lot of research and gave it a long thought. If you would like to check out her amazing Etsy store, check it out HERE. She does gorgeous items! Thank you Karen, you made me think about mask lace idea! I had many questions, that I needed to answer, before even embarking such project. A large project because, masks are different. You put it around your face, so it has to mould easy and stay ok….
So I checked Pinterest. Here you can visit our our boards!
And the cords is on!
Above, you can see the beginning of the mask idea…. Raw, easy and still a virgin….. LOL! I had no particular fillings in mind, no ideas, where it will take me and if it would be larger or smaller. Quickly after the base idea was shaped in my mind, colours and netting were picked. I ended up adding tulips to it.
It was important to me to combine, greens and vibrant colours to make it all come together. And like I said, I wanted to say away from black and classic red or white. Anyways, this is where it went…
A mask is an ancient form of a facial disguise, it was used to frighten enemies and contain identity. In modern day the mask is generally known to be a symbol of the concealment of the ego behind an artificial mask. In ancient Greece the mask was very common, and used for actors on stage. But do you know, where that mask comes from? Actually mask exist from 7000BC and were used in theatre ( Greece) but they became very popular in ancient China and in the 13th century they very introduced in Italy, specific in Venice…. The rest is history and the mask dominated and fascinated Europe since then… The Carnival was born and the Masquerade…. was a new idea… But back to this project…
Before starting the lace on calico and having enough cord, I always sketch and draw the idea of the mask. This sketch was the start and birth of the mask. Even though I sketch the mask with an adult woman in mind, I wanted the mask to be wearable for my little girl in mind.. I wanted to make it fun and here came the idea of adding flowers and so to add colour – in this case vibrant emerald. She is born in May so emerald is her gemstone. It was falling into place just fine.
I also introduce into the mask, the traditional crochet rings, as seen above. I loved the idea of recreating a web like design….. I will elaborate the sketch into a watercolour print as soon as possible….
The designs in the mask are a mix of netting and fillings. I am also using different type of cords like you see in the image above. A simple cord in the dark / emerald green and a fan cord in the lighter green.
So, now let me show you how it looks on her…. coz voila it;s ready! And If you are interested in having a mask done in this style or similar, get in touch! Also if you like the illustrations, you can check out the Etsy Store HERE. I am very exited about this piece, not only because it;s the first time I made, it, but also because it made my little one so happy and she felt exited about wearing something so different!
When I was creating these cute little gift tags, this song was playing in the background.
Deck the halls with boughs of holly
‘Tis the season to be jolly
Don we now our gay apparel
Fa-la-la, la-la-la, la-la-la
Troll the ancient Yule-tide carol
Fa-la-la-la-la, la-la-la-la ( from the song Deck the Halls)
Now I am not known for using a lot of Rhinestones, or even any… but in this case I make an exception! I love these cute Coco Chanel Inspired Gift tags. I was always wondering as s child why is it always a Snowman and not a Snow-Woman?! No copyright infringement intended – I simply love Chanel and always wondered how a Chanel Snow Woman would look like!
So I created a few sets in classic black and white and a few colourful sets ready for Christmas. They are handmade, fabulous on high quality watercolour paper and are perfect to style every gift. Check them out HERE!
Don;t wait till Christmas, these goodies might be gone!
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