Monday, 31 October 2011

Monday Moodboard


1. AntigoniCreations  2. HappyFallout  3. andrea0503  4. CraftUnicat

I'm not entirely awake yet, so I can't give you a good explanation why I made a geometrical mosaic this week :)

Wishing you a fabulous Monday!

RULES: Feature your fellow EuropeanStreetTeam mates by making a mosaic. You can add your link here so that others can see it! Please only add your link if the mosaic features Team mates!

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Sunday, 30 October 2011

Giveaway!


Last thursday, we went to the local market. We don't do that very often since it got so tourist oriented.
Pazar (where the bazar comes from) is the turkish word for market. It is also the word for sunday, what was traditionally the market day before the republic changed the rest day from the islamitic friday to the european sunday.
So, sunday is not the market day anymore, but today we invite you to come with us and admire the oyas (needle lace and crochetted lace) we found.

We purchased several oyas, and two will be for two lucky winners! Just leave a comment in this post, 2 winners will be picked at November 10. Anyone can join, 1 comment is enough :)





We've known this 'auntie' as long as we live here and she hasn't changed at all in fifteen years. She wears the traditional ┼čalvar and headdress of the region and her hands are hennaed.
She has a small stand at the market where she sells her oyas. While she waits for customers she keeps working at them. Handmade at it's best!



We purchased several oyas, and two will be for two lucky winners! Just leave a comment in this post, 2 winners will be picked at November 10. Anyone can join, 1 comment is enough :)
The ones you can win have both needle lace (made by hand) you can use it as a scarf, bind it around your waist  or cut it and make something entirely different of it.

Thursday, 27 October 2011

Our Creative Space...


Have been making hexagon flowers for a new bag. They are really easy: cut hexagons in two sizes, one about double size of the other.


Pin one large hexagon on a small one, good sides together, matching the corners and folding the extra fabric of the large one to one side. Stitch five sides and turn.


Close the sixth side by hand, give the puffing fabric a turn and stitch the center in place.
Would make a great effect in a quilt interpersed with regular hexagons. Although easy they do they alot of time, but hopefully it will be worth the result :)


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Monday, 24 October 2011

Monday Moodboard


1. stephmel  2. lessandmore  3. ReComputing  4. FiligreeCreations

Today we have no electricity from 7am till 5pm, this is now the 4th day in the past 10 days as they are working on the general lines in this area. No electricity means no light, no internet, no cooking, and lots more. So this moodboards is programmed the day before so that you atleast don't have any Monday Moodboards withdrawals :)

Have an enlighting Monday everyone!

RULES: Feature your fellow EuropeanStreetTeam mates by making a mosaic. You can add your link here so that others can see it! Please only add your link if the mosaic features Team mates!

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Thursday, 20 October 2011

Our Creative Space...


Manupulating fabric has often many steps to make it interesting.


Many steps make it look like it is not going to turn into something attractive.


But slowly when you come to the end it become something totally different, and with some extra work you have a unique one of a kind bag, completly made out of repurposed fabrics.
Will be available in our bagshop soon!


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Monday, 17 October 2011

Monday Moodboard


1. Lindecise  2. marinatea84  3. Intres  4. greengrass2

Autumn colors and falling leaves, warmness but weather cooling down...

Wishing you a wonderful Monday!

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Thursday, 13 October 2011

Our Creative Space...


Busy in the shell lab, filling tiny tiny bottle with mini mini shells. Restocking the A piece of the Ocean with me Necklace.


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Monday, 10 October 2011

Monday Moodboard


1. thegretest  2. psarokokalo  3. SilentRoses  4. krize

We had a wonderful storm and rain yesterday, everything looks greener and fresher again. With every thunder the doggies come closer to us, they are such heroes :)

We also wanted to thank you for all your kind comments for Ufo, it helped us alot, thank you so much everyone!

Wishing you a wonderful monday, with sun for those who had alot of rain and with rain for those who have enough of the sun!
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Sunday, 9 October 2011

Goodbye Ufo


After 6 months of struggeling to safe our Ufo, we have put him to sleep on wednesday. We will spare you his last pictures, although we managed to let him gain weight he looked horrible. All his muscles were dying, and for the last 10 days he could barrely walk without falling and slipping, like Bambi on ice.
It was heartbreaking to see him so ill, and although we tried everything he was only getting worse.
A few months ago he was diagnosed with myositis eosinophilica, an anti-imune illness before that we thought it was a problem with his teeth. His blood tests and x-rays came out normal. He got steroids after that, but it didn't help. When he finally started to get wounds all over his body and had a hard time to get up and walk, we decided to make an end of his sufferings.



It is weird to see him in these pictures as we have seen him boney and ill for so many months, he was such a beautiful dog. His mother Daisy and brother Leo are still with us.
The rest of the furry family have been quiet and have been eating not much since that day, we are all grieving...

Monday, 3 October 2011

Monday Moodboard


1. Varm  2. MatkirschPhoto  3. aarghh  4. EarthLab

I somehow managed to catch a flu. Spent most of the time in bed this weekend and still not feeling superb, so here a moodboard with socks (first time after months that I have worn them!), a pillow, fluffy clouds and a bacteria brooch.
Wishing you all a healthy Monday!

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