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marți, 31 decembrie 2013

Wish you a HAPPY NEW YEAR !

Hy friends !!!!
A New Year is almost here, another 7 hours and we will clinck the glasses.

I want to thank you for being such a "bunch of sweeties", as Shelia from Note Songs says and to wish you a HAPPY NEW YEAR and hope that all your midnight wishes fulfill in 2014.

2014 is waiting me with a new project - SAL 2014 - so be here to see my sweet baby doll's transformations.

Hugs and kisses, Cristina !

vineri, 20 decembrie 2013

Christmas Fair 2013

Dear friends , please forgive my long absence, but this weekend I participate at a Handmade Gift for Christmas Fair so I was really full over my head ,sewing...
Bellow some pictures from this first day of Fair.

Did you noticed my new presentation system? It's my own project, I will show you soon technical informations, and I am so glad now my items have more space in vertical..

Hugs, Cristina

miercuri, 4 decembrie 2013

Happy baskets

Hy my friends! I'm so happy that today I will finaly decorate my Christmas Tree . And hopefully my house too..
Today I want to show you some pretty baskets I sew using a tutorial that one of my friends gave it to me,but I can find now the source of the tutorial .. Anyway is very simple to do. In fact I am going to make some more for the Chirstams. It could make a beautiful gift!

Buna prieteni! Sunt tare incantata ca astazi in sfarsit voi decora bradul de Craciun. Si sper ca si casa..
Astazi vreau sa va arat doua cosulete simpatice pe care le-am cusut utilizand tutorialul pe care mi l-a dat o prietena, dar nu reusesc sa gasesc acum sursa tutorialului.. Oricum este foarte simplu de realizat. Daca stau bine sa ma gandesc, voi mai face cateva cosulete pentru Craciun. Pot reprezenta un frumos cadou!

What do you think ?

Hugs, Cristina

I'm joining the party:

vineri, 29 noiembrie 2013

Sewing Tips & Home Living Friday Party #02

Dear friends, it was a full week for me and from my point of view, I am far away from the week-end. And tonight I am really exausted...But it's party time!!

First I would like to thank you to you, sweet ladies that you have joined my party. It was a honour for me to have you here, encouraging me. And because I am so thankfull to you, I decided to feature you all, so... 

Thank you, dear Shelia from Note Songs! All your dolls are simply adorable

Thank you, dear Donna from Donna's Lavender Nest ! I follow with interest your Quilt Block Sampler

Thank you, dear Jann from Have a Daily Cup of Mrs. Olson ! I like all of your posts and I am delighted that you made by yourself this beautiful quilt

And thank you to you,Cara from Pink Stitches ! I love your projects, they are all gorgeous

As I promissed, I will share with you a sewing tip. It's a simple one, and perhaps some of you already knew that.. I'll show you how to make some bias tape, when you don't have a bias making tool and you can not either find the right bias tape as you need..
Step one. Cut a long strip of your fabric (the lenght you need) and double the width you need as in the picture.

Step two. Start folding the edges and iron, helping yourself with your fingers.

Step three. You're done! You have your bias tape from the fabric you needed.

Now let's have some party !!

(P.S. I continue telling to myself that maybe this party it's not such a good idea since I don't have enough time to spend for my blog... What do you think I should do? Going on with the party and hoping to gather sewing enthusiasts someday or should I stop?)

vineri, 22 noiembrie 2013

Sewing Tips & Home Living Friday Party #01

Oh, I am so glad to start my own linky party! And what time could be better than Christmas time ?? When we all enjoy spending more time inside of our homes, with our families, maybe crafting or dying something for Chirstimas...

Oh, sunt atat de fericita sa dau startul propriei mele petreceri online ! Si ce moment putea sa fie mai bun decat Craciunul?? Cand toti ne bucuram sa petrecem mai mult timp in casele noastre, cu familiile noastre, poate prelucrand ceva pentru Craciun...

Perhaps you've already seen my party button I added on my sidebar. I called it "Sewing Tips & Home Living Friday"(P.S. I found my button background on Mel's blog from Mel Stampz, she has a lot of gorgeous templates and digital freebies) as I would like to share with you my passion for sewing and for home decorations. I hope this party will be a place where you will love to gather and share your ideas and experiences. It's all about passions, family, homes and most of all is about creating a beautiful life..So feel free to be part of the enjoyment ! And feel free to grab my button on your blog so you can spread the word about the newest linky party born today !

Probabil ati observat deja pe lateralul paginii principale, butonul meu de petrecere. L-am numit "Sfaturi de cusut si Casa de locuit"(P.S. Imaginea de fundal a butonului meu am gasit-o pe blogul lui Mel de la Mel Stampz - ea are o multitudine de imagini superbe)  intru-cat as vrea sa impart cu voi pasiunea mea pentru cusut si pentru decoratiunile pentru casa. Sper ca aceasta petrecere sa devina un loc unde sa va faca placere sa va strangeti si sa impartiti ideile voastre si experientele. Este despre pasiuni, familie, casa si mai ales despre crearea unei vieti frumoase... Asa ca simtiti-va liberi sa luati parte la distractie ! Si simtiti-va liberi sa postati butonul meu pe blogul vostru astfel ca sa raspanditi vestea despre cea mai noua petrecere online nascuta astazi !

 And as I said first, I will share with you weekly, some sewing projects of my own and here is the first project. I'm making some Christmas tree decorations from red felt..Angels

Si asa cum am zis mai devreme, voi imparti cu voi saptamanal cateva proiecte ale mele de cusut si iata primul proiect. Pregatesc unele decoratiuni pentru bradul de Craciun din fetru rosu..Ingerasi 

There are very simple steps to make this cute angels and I'll show you how to do them. First you'll need  red felt and an angel pattern. I found mine on Rasberry Collections. Then place your felt fold in double and draw the angel shape then cut out .

Sunt cativa pasi foarte simpli pentru a realiza acesti ingerasi draguti si va voi arata cum sa-i faceti. Mai intai va trebuie fetru rosu si un tipar de inger. Eu am gasit pe al meu pe Rasberry Collections.

Then start sewing by hand, a beautiful hand stitch on the edges with white thread. I use to fold thread in four so it becomes more thick.
A tip - I NEVER do a knot thread when I hand sew. So what I do is fold the thread double so the final end of the thread become slike a loop. For better understanding, see the next pictures..

Apoi incepeti sa coaseti de mana, realizand o cusatura frumoasa pe margine cu ata alba. Eu folosesc ata in patru fire ca sa devina mai groasa.
Un pont - eu NICIODATA nu fac nod la ata cand cos de mana. Asa ca ceea ce fac eu este de indoi ata in doua fire pentru ca terminalul ei sa devina precum un ochi. Pentru a intelege mai bine, priviti urmatoarele fotografii.. 

When you sew the angel's head, pay attention to insert a ribbon loop as a hanger. When finishing your hand stitch, tye a bow from a delicate ribbon as a belt. And your angel is ready!!

Atunci cand coaseti capul ingerasului, fiti atente sa inserati o agatatoare de panglica. Cand terminati de cusut , legati o funda dintr-o panglicuta delicata sub forma de curea. Si astfel ingerasul vostru este gata!!

Now let's get the party started !!

There are a few rules, so will all enjoy the party, in full respect for each others:

1. It would be nice of you to become a follower of Shabby Criss
2. Link up a specific post and not your entire blog. You can add maximum three posts of yours on each party.
3. Feel free to grab my button and please add my party link on your post so you can spread the word.
4. Your comments make my day so leave your impressions here.

I'm joining:

vineri, 8 noiembrie 2013

My lovely doll Anna

My lovely Anna! I made her several weeks a go, but I didn't had time to take some satisfying pictues. And I am not pretending that this one are good either..
Scumpa mea Anna! Am realizat-o in urma cu cateva saptamani in urma, dar nu am avut timp sa fac niste fotografii satisfacatoare! Si nici nu pretind ca acestea sunt foarte bune..

Anna is entirely made after my own pattern and I used high quality fabrics. And as you see, she wears an elegant hairstyle with white flowers through her braindings.
Anna este realizata in intregime dupa propriul meu tipar si am folosit doar materiale de inalta calitate. Si asa cum vedeti, isi poarta parul intr-o coafura eleganta cu flori albe prin impletituri.

Hugs, Cristina !

I'm joining the party:

sâmbătă, 26 octombrie 2013

Tutorial - I DID IT !!!.... I've printed on fabric !!

I finally did it ! I can't believe it's that simple. And you don't need nothing fancy smancy to do it. Oh, you know how stubborn I am and my brain wheels continued to spin until I finally got the idea. All the printing on fabric methods needed to attach something stiff on fabric so it could pass through the printer. But IF I could make the fabric solid so it could pass through the printer by its own ??? And that's how it came to me the idea.. 

In sfarsit am reusit ! Nu pot sa cred ca este atat de simplu. Si nu va trebuie absolut nimic scump si greu de gasit pentru a o face. Oh, stiti si voi cat de incapatanata pot sa fiu , iar rotitele creierasului meu au continuat sa se invarta pana cand in final am prins ideea. Toate metodele de printat de panza necesitau ceva rigid ca sa fie atasat pe panza pentru ca aceasta sa treaca prin imprimanta. Dar ce-ar fi DACA as putea face panza rigida ca sa poata trece singura prin imprimanta ?? Si asa mi-a venit ideea..

 You will only need a water basin, a cup of sugar and fabric by your wish. For 500 ml of water I used sort of 100-150 gr of sugar  - the more concentrated it will be, much better result you will have. You have to melt the sugar in the water ( I used hot water since it mealts faster ), then put your fabric in the sweet water. Be sure the all fabric gets wet and leave it for about 5 minutes in the water. Then gently squeeze the fabric with your hands and let the fabric dry over night. In the morning iron your fabric and cut A4 pieces. Then PRINT ! I used a laserjet printer and I only had to choose "rough paper" instead of "plain". It's easy like that...

Tot ce va trebuie este un vas cu apa, o ceasca de zahar si panza dupa plac. Pentru 500 ml de apa am folosit circa 100-150 gr de zahar - cu cat mai mult zahar puneti cu atat veti avea rezultate mai bune. Trebuie sa topiti zaharul in apa ( eu am folosit apa calda pentru ca se topeste mai repede), apoi puneti panza in apa dulce. Asigurati-va ca toata panza este in apa si lasati circa 5 minute. apoi stoarceti usor cu degetele si lasati sa se usuce peste noapte. Dimineata calcati panza si decupati pagini A4. Apoi PRINTATI ! Eu am folosit o imprimanta laserjet si a trebuit doar sa schimb tipul de hartie - din "plain" in "rough paper". Este usor...

Now let's pass over my printed message. It should be "Merry Christmas !", but in my fuzzy brain, I was used to print images backward for my aceton transfer so I didn't realize that this time the message has to be normal . But you've got the idea, it does print well on fabric... :) And I was too happy to show you I did it, to wait redo the all process... 

Acum haideti sa trecem peste mesajul meu printat. Trebuia sa fie "Merry Christamas !" , dar in creierasul meu ciudat, eram prea obisnuita sa printez imaginile in oglinda pentru transferul cu acetona ca nu am realizat ca de data aceasta mesajul trebuia sa fie normal. Dar ati prins ideea, se printeaza bine si clar pe panza... :) Si eram prea fericita sa va arat ca am reusit, ca sa mai astept sa refac tot procedeul...

I didn't took pictures of the steps, but I think you all got the idea of how to do..If need ,please write me and I'll take pictures, with a new message maybe :)

Nu am fotografiat pasii, dar cred ca ati inteles cu totii cum se face.. Daca este necesar, scrieti-mi si o sa fotografiez, cel mai probabil cu un nou mesaj :)

So, what you think? Isn't it an easy way to print on fabric?? Let me know if you try it.

Asa ca, ce credeti? Nu-i asa ca este o metoda simpla de a printa pe panza?? Spuneti-mi daca incercati si voi.

vineri, 25 octombrie 2013

Wear It Pink Day

I usually don't write Friday, but today I have something to say. It's WEAR IT PINK Day. It's the fundraising day for the Breast Cancer Campaign in England and I support their event. So if you are heading to England or you live there and you would like to get involved, click on www.wearitpink.org  . And if you are like me, anywhere else in the world, just wear something pink and let your heart be with all breast cancer fighters. 

De obicei nu scriu vinerea, dar astazi am ceva sa va spun. Este ziua POARTA ROZ. Este ziua strangerii de fonduri  pentru Campania contra Cancerului la San in Anglia si eu sustin evenimentul lor. Asa ca daca va indreptati spre Anglia sau locuiti acolo si ati vrea sa va implicati, intrati pe www.wearitpink.org . Iar daca sunteti ca mine, din orice alta parte a lumii, purtati ceva roz si lasati-va inima alaturi de luptatorii contra cancerului la san.

 In the world, 1st of Octomber is the International Day of Breast Cancer Campaign ,but I think any day of the year has to be built with good thoughts and support for all those who have been touched by breast cancer. Thank you Jacqueline @ Home for spreading the news of Wear It Pink..

In lume, 1octombrie este Ziua Internationala a Campaniei contra cancerului la san, dar cred ca orice zi a anului trebuie sa fie cladita cu ganduri bune si sustinere pentru cele care au fost atinse de cancerul la san. Iti multumesc Jacqueline @ Home pentru ca ai raspandit vestea despre Poarta Roz.

Hugs, Cristina

marți, 22 octombrie 2013

Tricky and his friend

How about some new autumn dolls? A few time a go I saw on the holly internet, a strange little monkey. It wasn't really a monkey but I wouldn't know how to call it. His legs and arms had curved endings and a big ruffled mantle..  So I liked the idea but I wanted something a bit different, and I started creating my own pattern. I'm not very good at drawing but I think something good resulted.. Please meet Tricky and his friend..

Ce spuneti de cateva papusi noi de toamna? Acum ceva vreme am vazut pe sfantul internet, un maimutoi ciudat. Nu era chiar maimutica dar nu as sti cum s-o numesc . Mainile si picioarele aveau niste terminatii curbate si o manta mare creata.. Asa ca mi-a placut idee
a dar vroiam ceva putin diferit, asa ca am inceput sa-mi creez propriul tipar. Nu sunt foarte buna la desen dar cred ca a rezultat ceva bun. Va prezint pe Tricky si prietenul lui..

duminică, 13 octombrie 2013

Burlap flowers

Latelly I'm more and more attracted with burlap. And I'm sure you understand me..My love for burlap comes from the blogland. So I started to make some burlap projects and till now I am satisfied with the results.

In ultima perioada sunt din ce in ce mai atrasa de iuta. Si sunt sigura ca voi ma intelegeti..Iubirea mea pentru iuta provine din taramul blogurilor. Asa ca am inceput sa creez unele proiecte folosind iuta si pana acum sunt multumita de rezultate.

First I started making burlap flowers..
Mai intai am inceput sa fac flori din iuta..

Then I started to create flower vases using twine..
Apoi am inceput sa creez vaze de flori folosind sfoara..

And I think soon  I'm going to make a lot more burlap projects. I have some beautiful ideas for Christmas... So stay tunned!
Si cred ca in curand voi mai face multe proiecte utilizand iuta. Am cateva idei frumoase pentru Craciun...
Asa ca ramaneti aproape!

Hugs, Cristina

I'm joining the party:
Ma alatur petrecerii :

duminică, 6 octombrie 2013

Pumpkin tutorial

Hy friends! I recently made some pumpkins for my own home, from fabric and I would like to share with you how simple is to make them. I do not reclaim that this is the only way to do them or that my way is good, nor that I invented the way and for sure I am not the only one explaining how to do them..

Buna prieteni! De curand am facut cativa dovleci pentru mine, din panza si mi-ar placea sa va arat cat de simplu sunt de facut. Nu sustin ca metoda mea este singura metoda de a-i face sau ca metoda mea este buna si nici nu sustin ca eu am inventat metoda si in mod sigur nu sunt prima care explica cum se fac..

You will only need a piece of fabric that you like, stuffing, needle and thread, 30-40 cm of black or brown cotton ribbon and a bit of hot glue.. You will start by drawing a circle on your fabric. Bigger the circle is, bigger ti will be your pumpkin. Consider that for a 15 cm diameter pumpkin, you will need a 40 cm diameter circle of fabric.

Tot ceea ce vei avea nevoie este o bucata de panza care-ti place, umplutura, ac si ata, 30-40 cm de panglica neagra sau maro din bumbac si  putin lipici la cald.. vei incepe prin a trasa pe panza un cerc. Cu cat este mai mare cercul, cu atat mai mare va fi dovleacul tau. Considera ca pentru un dovleac cu un diametru de 15 cm vei avea nevoie de un cerc din panza cu un diametru de 40 cm.

Then you will start to baste the edges of the fabric, folding the edges about an 1/2 inches. I reccomend you to use very thick thread as you will use it to tie the pumpkin at the end.

Apoi veti incepe prin a insaila marginile panzei, intorcand marginea spre interior circa 1.5 cm. Va recomand sa folositi ata foarte groasa pentru ca o veti folosi ca sa legati dovleacul la final.

After completing the thread circle on the edges, you can start stuffing the pumpkin..
Dupa ce ati completat cercul cu ata pe margine, puteti incepe sa umpleti dovleacul.

Then tie very well the opening. You will see it still remains a small opening. Don't panic ! I use this opening to put some more stuffing and the same opening it will be used for the handle.

Apoi legati foarte bine deschizatura. veti vedea ca mai ramane o mica deschizatura. Nu va panicati! eu folosesc aceasta mica deschizatura pentru a mai baga putina umplutura si aceeasi deschizatura va fi folosita pentru maner.

Then start creating the pumpkin's folds using thick thread and pulling hard while you divide the slices. 
Apoi incepeti sa creati faldurile dovleacului folosind ata groasa si tragand cu forta pe masura ce separati feliile.

Now you only have to create the handle. Using the black cotton ribbon, start wraping the ribon using hot glue, like in the above picture. When you have a 6-7 cm handle long, you can secure the ribon edge, aply a big amount of hot glue on the end of the handle and stick the handle in the pumpkin's opening about an inch and hold for several seconds.

Acum mai trebuie doar sa creati coada dovleacului. Utilizand panglica neagra de bumbac, incepeti sa o infasurati pe ea insasi, ca in fotografia alaturata. Cand aveti o coada de circa 6-7 cm lungime, puteti sa fixati capatul panglicii, aplicati o cantitate consistenta de lipici la cald si inserati capatul cozii cam un centimetru in deschizatura dovleacului, si tineti fix cateva secunde.

There you have your handmade pumpkin. It takes about 15 minutes to make one..
Si iata dovlecelul vostru. Dureaza cam 15 minute sa faci unul...

What do you think? Do you like them? Do you think they are easy to make?
Ce credeti? Va plac? Credeti ca sunt usor de facut?

Hugs, Cristina

I'm sharing my pumpkins to the linky party :
Ma alatur petrecerii :
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