Thursday, 27 April 2017

Newly Listed: Long Coral Earrings


Long Coral Earrings, Sterling Silver Earrings Red Coral, Celtic Knot, Hand knotted Kazaziye woven Fine Silver by StaroftheEast
Gothic Portrait, Dramatic Photograph, Fine Art Photography, Red Lips, Dark Art, Decor, Large Wall Art by ellemoss
Boat photography, boat picture, nautical photography, seawater, Fine Art Photography by PortraitOfALand
Flower Print and Canvas, gallery wrap, Picture Photo, wall decor. artwork still life Scarlet Modern by HPaquinPhotography

Monday, 24 April 2017

Tender Loving Care


This sad little ottoman had quite the make over with some TLC. All four legs were wobbling, its filling all out of shape, fabric faded, staples rusted all in all a sad little pouf.


You might remember this photo were I had already removed the fabric and the guts of the ottoman and started painting.


I love stripes but every time I want to paint stripes I remember how much I do not enjoy them, but I love the result so these won't be my last stripes :)


The vintage black and white trim is to cover up the staples that hold the kilim to the pouf.


I'm so happy how this one became! Only the filling and the under fabric is new, everything else has a history.



Love how the kilim colors and stripes come back at the legs, of course this was the reason why I painted those stripes for hours in the first place :)


Look how sad the top was, the fabric was actually very bright in the inside it was now pastel from years of sun exposure.


The filling is higher than it was to accommodate the kilim without cutting it, not an inch went to waste :)


Here another sad detail of ripped fabric, dried out wood and rusted staples, the original upholstery was never well done but years did not help it either.


The completely made over pretty kilim ottoman is available at StarHomeStudio among other one of a kind furniture pieces.

Thursday, 20 April 2017

Newly Listed: Driftwood Mermaid Art


Driftwood Mermaid Art Wall Hanging, Beach Art Constellation, Beach Home Decor by StarHomeStudio
Sea grass photograph, oceanside, beach grass, beach, brown, blue, white, wall decor by lilypadprints
Color Photography - Landscape - Wall Art - Decor - Gateways by ToRoadsUnknown
Botany Bay Shell, Beach Carolina Island Nautical Art Print Home Decor Wall Hanging, Photograph by FlashForward

Monday, 17 April 2017

Newly Listed: Embroidered Dress


Embroidered Dress, 4th of July, Vintage Embroidery, Linen Dress, White, Red and Blue Floral Dress, Linen by StarsWear
Zebra Art Print, Zebra Art, Zebra Decor, Zebra Printable, Large Wall Decor, Red Blue, Gift by QPrints
Blue arrow, Arrow art, Red and blue, wall art, Decorative arrows, Art print, Feather arrows by GoodPoison
School of Neon Tetras Print, Colorful Tropical Freshwater Fish, Aquarium Art, Panoramic by TheAquariumShop

Thursday, 13 April 2017

Our Creative Space...


Today we had some lovely weather, not too hot not too cold so we brought our work outside to enjoy it. While mum is working on a new bag to felt, I'm working on a ottoman.


As you can see we were not the only ones enjoying the weather ;)

Monday, 10 April 2017

Newly Listed: Love Birds Bag


Love Birds Bag - Romantic Birds, Vintage Embroidery, Linen, Kiss-lock by StarBags
Hot Air Balloons Photography Art, Clouds Sky Landscape Photography Print by WildWildernessPhotos
Bird and Pink and Green Flowering Branch on Blue - Fine Art Photo - Botanical by BrookeRyanPhoto
Water Lilies Photo - Monet - Fine Art Photo - Wall Decor - Blue, Green, Pink by BrookeRyanPhoto

Thursday, 6 April 2017

Old Turkish Tradition


I've just listed a beautiful large tray in our home decor shop.
This tray is handmade with carving and stamping in gorgeous motives. Most people know these from Morocco but they were also made here. Their purpose was as dinner table.


First a plaid table cloth was put on the floor or on the legs, then wooden legs and then, full with food would come the tray. People would sit around it and cover their legs with the table cloth to prevent breadcrumbs and such to fall on the floor.


(image source: wikipedia)
Everyone eats from the same plates, except for soup. And even though these pretty trays are not used anymore this way of eating is still very common especially in villages but also in cities. It has the advantage that no large table with chairs are occupying the house and when you have guests you just st a little closer to make room for more people. Also less dishes are required. But it is also just an old habit, and people who are used to this find tables uncomfortable. Today they are usually made of wood and have collapsible feet attached to them.


 Once dinner is over the tray goes back to the kitchen, so no walking back and forth as all go at once. The legs are flattened and stored till the next meal.


 In magazines you usually see them as coffee tables, or against a wall. (image source: Paulina Arcklin)


Or hanging on a wall, our tray can be used in all those ways :)


(image sources: the nest and Nikey Kahoe)

Tuesday, 4 April 2017

Newly Listed: Bird Necklace


Bird Necklace, Bird and its Nest with Eggs Necklace - Freedom by StarDelights
Nature Photography, Spring Photo, Natural Botanical, Bare Branches, Woodland Rustic by JillianAudreyDesigns
Nest Photography, Shabby Chic Wall Art, Home Decor, Nest and Eggs Art, Still Life Photo by JessaMaePhoto
Nature Photography PRINT, Grey Chickadee, Wall Art by BGFineArt

Monday, 3 April 2017

Bohemian Morocco Style Home

 
Our latest furniture piece was easy compared to other pieces. No sanding and painting but there was a other thing to measure my  patience.
The fringe of the vintage embroidery was a complete mess, I had to untangled it an then braided it.


It took many hours to complete but the result was worth it, I like that the ends are like little tassels.


The embroidery is vintage and made out of silk, its amazing colors come all back at the side of the ottoman in 7 shades of velvet fabric.


I can totally imagine this ottoman in a Morocco styled home, like this one above.


I love the unusual shapes and beautiful colors of the embroidery.



It really reminds me of exotic places full of colors, texture and rich textiles.


Even its trim is exotic. The body was a wooden spool, very strong and solid and pretty heavy.
The ottoman is available at StarHomeStudio along with other one of a kind furniture pieces.

Thursday, 30 March 2017

Bag Maths


Sometimes bag / knitting patterns are no different than crazy maths. This pattern was very confusing as it is 3 dimensional and has lots of color combo's but flat and black and white it was har to follow.


I colored the squares, cut out the pattern and glued it in the shape it was going to be knitted in.


This way Mum could easily follow the pattern without the need to figure out the colors or next row.



The result was pretty cool once finished.



And even cooler once felted! Dried around a little bucket to dry in shape.


I sewed a lining in place and added straps.


And voila a super cool geometric bag!


As it is felted it is firm and water resistant. I love the pattern and the color combo, cheerful and unusual.


The bag is available at StarBags.

Monday, 27 March 2017

Newly Listed: Sea Urchin Spine Jewelry


Sea Urchin Spine Earrings and Necklace, Natural Beach Jewelry by StaroftheEast
The light on the beach, Original photo, Zen spirit, people that like walking on the beach by ARTEeMATERIA
Morris Island Lighthouse, Charleston Photography, Nautical Beach Folly, Fine Art Lustre Print by FlashForward
Tropical Decor, Hawaii Art Print, Beach Decor, Landscape Photography, Palm Trees Photo by EyePoetryPhotography

Thursday, 23 March 2017

Birds Bring Spring


A fun little experiment gave some lovely results. Yesterday I burned some copper scrap wire to remove a plastic protection layer and give it a rustic vibe. They have these funny wiggly shapes as they were tests from our course from 2 years ago where we had to exercise making sharp hooks :)
After that the entire mass got cleaned in the tumbler.


After a few hours of figuring out these adorable earrings were the result.


The flowers and leaves are very fine mother of pearl. The eggs are pearls and finally vintage plastic birdies.These pretties are available at StaroftheEast.


They are one of a kind and I can't get over how cute they are :)


Funny enough I had this book right near me when I made it but I did not realize how much they matched before mum pointed it out. I did not look at it so it is just a fun coincident.
As a Potter fan I had to have it of course :)