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Dec 20, 2010

Non-jewelry crafts :)

I'll just post bunch of pictures - sometimes they are better than thousands of words.. Many of the items can be custom ordered!

Crocheted gloves - perfect for driving a car!

Hat with looong ears :) Serves double purpose - earlaps can be used as a scarf!

I called this set of neck warmer and hat "Carmen"!

Bookmarks!! I find a specific pleasure in hitting a metal wire with a hammer :)

My Dancing Bunnies - key chains.

Light switch covers - I can make one to perfectly fit any room design! (no drop of paint here - just polymer clay.. well, just as with the rest of my polymer clay creations!)


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Some of polymer clay jewelry

Ok, so I have more handmade jewelry items than I've shown here so far. So, I will just try to fix it and show you more of them! Just FYI, polymer clay goodies that I am making are almost all one of a kind. Not all of them can be repeated - and if they can be repeated, they will be alike, but never an exact copy.

Antique Lace necklace. Sold at the craft fair.

Be Green - this is my motto!

"Seven Worlds Collide" - my hubby gave this necklace its name. I didn't object :) 

This is the classic set for a night out or special event.. seed beads and polymer clay beads.

Blue and Gold

"Fallen Leaves", inspired by the song "Autumn leaves"

"Treasures of the lost civilizations"

I have more but will save them for another post :)
What is not sold, is available thru

Stay warm!

Dec 13, 2010


Do you know what Freecycle is? Any idea?.. If not, I urge you to look it up and find your local Freecycle community. Freecycle is a community, where people give away for FREE something they don't need anymore. Something that still has life left in it and can be used. Something that YOU don't need in YOUR home may be needed in someone else's home. So, you can find stuff you need for free or give away stuff to clean up your garage or attic. This way, I have picked up tons of craft supplies, like fabrics and yarn, just recently I've picked up couple boxes of cross stitch kits and magazines, enough to cross stitch for a lifetime! You can find anything, starting with broken crayons and finishing with furniture. Tons of baby stuff out there, too! So, just take a look at what's there. One tip: don't sign up for a daily digest, but rather for single messages - this way as soon as someone sends a message to a community, you'll receive it. And if you're interested - jump on it, because 1 minute can make a difference between you or somebody else getting it. So, go ahead! Look up Freecycle group of you area, embrace @Reduce-Reuse-Recycle@ rule and stop being a good consumer - it is bad for the Earth!

Dec 12, 2010

Vegan white pizza

Cooking is also a type of craft, isn't it?..
Ok, so I love pizza, very much. Who doesn't, right? But I am a vegan => I don't eat cheese. And my hubby cannot eat tomatoes (what a pity!!!). So what does that leave us with?.. We'll be making White Vegan Pizza!! And trust me, it is in fact so much better than you might think!
Ok, here we go.

1 12" pizza crust or enough of your favorite home made dough for thin 12" crust
(Now, I prefer home made! Also, when you'll be making it, mix in a tsp of italian herbs or alike spices)
2 tbsp good olive oil + some to grease the form
3 cloves of garlic
1 tsp salt
1 tsp of dried oregano
1 tsp of dried basil
2 tbsp nutritional yeast (optional, but really adds to flavor)
5-6 middle sized crimini or white button mushrooms
half can of artichokes (more if you like them)
half can of olives, crushed or cut (more won't hurt)

Ok, so you put your dough on a nice greased pizza pan, and stretch it well. Don't try those tricks with throwing dough into the air like you've seen on TV.. Trust me, just stretch :) Heat your oven to 350F. In the meantime, prepare sauce: mince garlic into really fine pieces, mix with olive oil, salt and basil+oregano. Spread this mixture evenly over your crust. Now take nut. yeast and evenly sprinkle on top of that. Next layer is mushrooms. Slice them thinly and put evenly on the crust. Next will go artichokes. Also slice and spread on the crust. And finally, crush or cut your olives and put on top of artichokes. By now, oven should be just ready. Bake for 20 mins or until crust has nice golden color.

Easy, isn't it?.. Imagine, how tasty it is!!!

My little 45 lbs happiness and her coats

So we have adopted a doggie in late August. Some kind of boxer mix, called Fiona. She's soooo adorable! And so smart! I could give her compliments for hours! But ok, I won't. I just will post few pictures of her :) In her lovely coats that my mom and I made for Fiona. (Thanks, Mom!)

Dec 11, 2010

Coming back

I have just started blogging when I was interrupted for few long months.. I have a good excuse though. Buying our first home, helping my mom to move here and then going to her wedding, preparing for my first craft fair.. That may not sound like a lot, but so far it probably was the busiest year of all.
Ok, so now we have settled in our home, adopted a dog (couldn't be happier!) and I've gone thru the experience of a craft fair. What can I say. i have prepared really hard and my table was by far more interesting than anyone else's. Also, my products were more artistic than anything else I've seen there. My only mistake was to chose the wrong place. But oh well, I still did decent, and have certainly learned a lot. I am planning on doing my next fair maybe some time next May. By the way, anybody has a good knowledge of good fair in MA?.. I'd appreciate any info..
I am currently working on my site, but still the mode is more relaxed than it's been in the last 6 months. I finally don't have to rush anything. Just occasional custom orders. Like this coat for a neighbor dawg :) I have a lot of plans like making a dress for my cousin's wedding, cross-stitching a picture.. or few.. making a nice baby blanket (I will have a baby sometimes!), doing more with seed beads.. etc, etc.. No, I am not bored :D
Well, and now few pictures.. more to follow :)