Há algum tempo que estava a ficar sem material para novas peças, mas esta sexta-feira tive mesmo de ir comprar umas coisas que me faltavam para acabar duas encomendas e decidi gastar algum dinheiro e atestar-me para a preparação para o Natal. A modos que enlouqueci um pouco e acabei por gastar mais do que deveria.... Mas olhem para estas cores! Já me sinto inspirada..!
I was running out of supplies for a while now, but this Friday I really had to go shopping to finish two custom orders. So I decided to spend a little more and buy some stuff for the Christmas preparation. I think I got a little mad and spend a little more than I should have.. But just look at those colors! I feel inspired already!
É muito difícil escolher um ratinho da HouseOfMouse, porque são todos lindos e originais. Cada vez mais esta Inglesa a viver na Holanda me surpreende. Espreitem a loja dela para verem a variedade de ratinhos que consegue criar. It's very hard to pick just one Mouse from HouseofMouse's shop, they're all beautiful and original. This British girl living in the Netherlands keeps surprising me each time! Go and check her shop to see the variety of mice she can create.
Esta pregadeira é qualquer coisa de genial. A bonequinha tem velcro e podemos mudar-lhe a roupa conforme nos apeteça! This brooch is pure genius. The little doll has velcro attached to it and we can change her dress whenever we like!
Eu sou uma feliz dona de uma pregadeira da HeliS. Comprei-lhe o Panda e adoro-o. Mas entretanto ela fez este porquinho e eu ando a namorá-lo... I'm a happy owner of Panda's brooch from HeliS. I love it, but meanwhile she made this piggy-pig and I want it...
Não é segredo nenhum que adoro os vidros do mar. Quem me dera encontrar um nesta cor e assim, redondinho. Não sou de usar anéis, mas este... este usaria. It's no secret that I love sea glass. I wish I found one of this color and nice and round like this. I'm not a ring person, but this one.. I'd wear.
O desafio da semana passada na European Street Team, da Etsy, foi sugerido pela Star of The East e consistia em fazer uma peça inspirada num dos meus quadros preferidos, Starry Night/Noite Estrelada, do Van Gogh.
Imediatamente pensei em tentar fazer estrelinhas, que nunca tinha tentado. E adorei o resultado! Estas peças já estão vendidas, mas já tenho uma novidade à espera de ser fotografada que vou colocar aqui amanhã em primeira mão!
Last week challenge from the European Street Team was hosted by Star of The East. She picked the theme, that was one of my favorite paintings by Van Gogh, Starry Night.
I thought about trying to make some stars, and how I loved the result!! All the items above are sold, but I made something new, with these stars, that I'm going to blog here tomorrow in first hand!
It was a coincidence. I opened my blog to start writing about another of my favorite Etsy sellers, and then opened her blog, only to find out that yesterday was her etsy anniversary! How perfect timing!
So today I'm writing a little bit about one of my favorite etsy sellers, ArtMind.
Her name is Mitsy and she's a fellow European who lives in Hasselt, Belgium with her Dutch partner. Besides writing in a perfect English (unlike myself, and I'm sure she'll find a lot of mistakes in this post, lol), I found out Mitsy speaks a little bit of Spanish, French, Dutch, and.. if she tries really really hard, she can understand some of my Portuguese writing!!! Amazing, right?
Mitsy works with paper, clay and felt. I must say, my favorites are her feeling babushkas (click on the images). If I ever win the lottery, I'll buy 50 of them. Or perhaps 100, since I'm so emotional and have a lot of different feelings all the time :)
ArtMind was the one who invited me to the fabulous European Street Team. She was the one who put me in beautiful treasuries that reached the Etsy front page.
I never met her in person, but she seems a sweet, generous, talented, big-hearted person from this side of the computer. And I want you to go and check her out, if you haven't already. You try her blog, her flickr account, her devianart account, stalk her on twitter and don't forget to stop by the Etsy store, of course!
Há muito tempo que não faço um post sobre feiras. Eu, a Leonor e a Vanessa, o trio fantástico de feirantes, todos os primeiros Sábados de cada mês encontramo-nos das 8h às 18h na Feira Rural em Torres Vedras. Mas no Verão, para além da feira de Torres, existe a Feira de Santa Cruz, todos os Sábados (excepto este último, porque era o primeiro Sábado do mês, estivemos em Torres). A Feira de Santa Cruz é das 17h às 00h e pertinho, pertinho da praia, da nossa banca até vemos o mar :) A Feira é muito frequentada, com MUITOS visitantes, mas sinceramente, as vendas têm deixado muito a desejar... Espero que este mês as coisas nos corram melhor. Vale sempre o convívio, ainda por cima na Feira de Santa Cruz temos um vizinho espectacular, bem disposto, que vai ficar no nosso coração.
Deixo-vos as fotos da ultima Feira de Verão!
As nossas duas bancas (podem ver o nosso vizinho, Nuno, na cavaqueira com a Leonor) Our two tables (you can see our awesome neighbour, Nuno, chatting with Leonor)
Estes são os bonequinhos da Deri! Fazem um enorme sucesso, um dia destes tenho de fazer um post sobre eles :) These are Deri's felt dolls! They make a huge success! One of these days I'm going to blog about them :)
E, claro, o waffle da Leonor, estamos mesmo ao lado da loja que os vende... And, of course, Leonor eating a waffle, we're next to the shop that sells them...
I haven't blog about craft fairs for a while now. Me, Leonor and Vanessa, the fantastic craft fair trio, are in the "Feira Rural" in Torres Vedras (where we live), every first Saturday of every month, from 8h until 18h. But in the Summer, besides the Torres Vedras show, we have every Saturday (except the last one, because we were on Torres Vedras) the "Feira de Santa Cruz". It's a fair near the beach (we can see the Ocean from our tables) and it's between 17h and midnight. So we can even go to the beach before the show!
The fair has a lot of visitors, but we're expecting more sales.. I hope this month things get better. At least we have a lot of fun, we know each other for some time now, and always go together to these things. And this time we have this amazing neighbor, Nuno, that makes us laugh and he's sooo nice!! The photos above are from the last craft show in Santa Cruz.
After choosing a random winner for the EST Summer Challenge, it's time for the second part of this weeks challenge. Let's vote on our favorite entry until next Saturday! The winner will be getting a surprise handmade item, made by me :)
You can click on the images to go to the etsy listings, take your time. Besides being pretty, the item should reflect the Summer inspiration too. I know it's hard, there's a lot of beautiful stuff down here:
Voting is now CLOSED! The winner was:
MistyAurora - Juicy Red Cherries Necklace Congratulations dear!
My name is Ana Carina, I'm a wire knitter. This is my blog. Most of the time I write about craft related stuff, but sometimes I don't . I may even get silence for a while, but that's because I have a full time job besides knitting. If you wish to say hello, please do: email@example.com