First of all, I hope you had a fabulous Easter and a great time with your friends and family. We surely did had a great time-celebrating with a few Romanian Style Easter eggs… and some great food.
We have been MIA, lately when it comes to blogging. So let me update you, what we have been up to. I am working on Andradas Birthday dress. So this is where we are atm.
back and front are done ( crochet part )
front collar in RPL ( done)
back collar in RPL ( wip)
sleeves edges ( need to start it)
sewing all the threads in
Now this is all well said but here are some images for you to see!
Now that you know about the crochet/RPL project and I sure you ask what else have you been up to!?
Well let me tell you more, since you asked!!!
Busy with the New Moon and Full Moon – purchasing crystals that have vanished form my well loved collection. When I moved form Europe to NZ many many moon ( years….) I had a great collection of crystals and geodes. I am serous, I owned quite some gems. from Large pyrite with Galena, several quartz pieces from the Capetian Mountains and Apuseni Mountains. To make a long story short, it;s gone and I basically have to start from NULL again. I am happy to have found crystal bottles here in AU. Ten years ago all this was basically not popular, here. I am so glad it;s trendy here atm and I can do what I was always doing. And for all my followers who love crystals as well and smudge, manifest, etc….. try to cleanse your crochet hooks after a long crochet/ knit. RPL project… you will not believe how it will give your hook new energy and how great it feels. No pressure if you are not a smudger, like my hubby calls it.
Anyways I am slowly building my collection up and found two amazing stores in AU- if you like to buy crystal or think about to look more into check. If you like to shop local Australian and you are an Etsy fan, this might be your location Check out Two Mad GypsiesHERE. and if you like to visit a very cool website I really truly recommend Kelli from MoonstoneGypsyAUHERE. I am not paid to talk about these to amazing businesses. I just want to recommend to you so great options, if you are into this world, or want to dive in. It;s hard to start shopping online when you do not know about the crystals or have a trusted seller. With this said, what was my price possession in my crystal collection, was my fav Citrine. Now it’s still on my wishlist.
What else is new? My office is still a hot mess, but I promise it will be done soon! I know you must be rolling your eyes as it takes so long, but it will get done. So my classes can be done. Also a deck is build so all my RPL , crochet, knit and embroidery classes can be conducted on a deck! You will love it- hopefully! It;s all WIP!
Now to celebrate Easter there are still coupons available – Check out BUNNY15 and EARTHDAY15 – use the one you like and receive 15%off your purchase! Happy Shopping! Bunny15 is the coupon for Easter and Earthday15 is the one to celebrate mother Earth. Like you know by now we use only organic threads and yarn at
as well as organic linen paper to print our art. The pattern for the RPL designs are also created on organic calico and reusable materials and to create the pattern we use vinegar and water. Our commitment for the Earth is present and so are our customers who create RPL.
I know these look amazing, macaroon and crystal collection threads. And wait till you see the rest! If you are not into threads, and art is your pleasure,
we have it all,prints, original art and we also design, branding packages!
And for all of you who are into PDF Downloads ART- simply visit the ETSY Store right HERE and there is plenty to pick! So I guess this is it from blogging for now! Also if you want to have a better view on RPL check out the you tube ch HERE.
This will probably be my last post for this year and so first of all, Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
Now since Christmas is soon over most people , including me, think about New Year’s Resolutions! Oh i know, it’s mostly a mess! It always starts nice and ends up in a mess by March! Oh well this might help you out! Click HERE and grab your freebie!
Thank you all for being with me and for taking an interest in RPL , art and Prints and everything that is surrounding INK & LACE!
PS: Head over to my YouTube, I uploaded a video, on how to actually make a pattern for your RPL design! Click HERE and watch!
When you are looking for a great thread to work with, for a variety of craft possibilities, Valdani might be a solution!
Valdani, is wonderful for Embroidery, Crochet, Knitting, Irish lace and of course Romanian Point Lace.
This company is based in Canada and threads are produced in Romania. Va pup Romania! ( I kiss you Romania) I am always exited to find out that something that has a lot of quality is produced in my home country! Proud moment!
Valdani is great because it has so many threads to offer, in great colours and the quality of each section, being, silk, cotton, wool, etc is amazing.
I will be creating some jewellery pieces using the Valdani, color 12 JP7 and color 8 P8 thread. Both sample thread feel great on the skin and in the hands to work with as well has a great soft shine and the colours are divine.
I was using a vintage crochet hook from JMRA ( 1.5mm) lace making hook to create the Romanian Point Lace cord. The thread was wonderful to work and it was easy to create the RPL cord.
Watch the video below and comment if you have some experience with Valdani, or you would like to ask some questions that I did not cover in the video or blog post.
I am not paid by Valdani, I simple love to introduce new products when it comes to Romanian Point Lace or to people who always wanted to try this brand out.
The quality of Valdani is wonderful and you pay a certain price for quality, great quality.
I love the idea that you can pick variety of threads for crochet, knit, embroidery,quilting, etc…. I can recommend the Perle Cotton as well as the Silk Floss and the new collection sets.
Have you used Valdani threads before, if yes please let me know how you like and what you made!
So if you never worked with Valdani before, feel free to try it out! You will not regret it!
Stay tuned to the next blog post on the Romanian Point Lace Jewellery I created using the Valdani brand!
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