Thursday 30 July 2009

Little Thing Magazine

You might remember our blogpost about our Little Thing magazine feature. The editor has sent us a copy as we won't be able to buy it ourselves in Turkey. We are pleasantly suprised that it really looks great, better then we thought it would be!

You can find us in the index, which is at the back instead of the front, as they are reading from back to front in China.

Here is our interview, they changed the layout, it is different then the PDF we recieved before, as you can see in our other blogpost. But it looks gorgeous!

Our names between all those Mystic letters.

They asked in all interviews our favorite 'Little Thing', here you can see them all together. Ours is: ''Our favorite thing in life is waking up with a big cup of coffee, the day can not start without coffee.' '

All through the magazine are Sea themed finds, drawings and fashion shoots, very good company. Here there is a tutorial about how to make a shell into a plant pot.

We are also in the great company of Helle Jorgensen, a crochet artist we both admire.

Tuesday 28 July 2009

Flickr Favorites

1. road closed, 2. Great wall(07-07-09), 3. Life Saver 1, 4. splash
How a little touch of red can make such a difference...

You can admire more beautiful mosaics at ArtMind's blog or make a mosaic too and join the fun!

Monday 27 July 2009

Love Child

This is our Ufo, aka Ufito, aka Uf-Uf.

He is Einstein's and Marilyn Monroe's love child, we are only his foster mums.

He has inherited his dad's looks instead of his brains, alas, so he has not yet made any avancements suitable for publication in the field of the quantum fisics, but he tries, oh yes, he tries.

Saturday 25 July 2009

Another visit from the Postman

Some more packages of the swap fun arrived this week!

This traditional Portuguese handmade Rooster has been sent by Helena aka Pulguinha, apperently these roosters are in every house of Portugal. A very lovely and thoughtful idea, thank you very much, Helena!
Pulguinha has a shop with lovely jewelry.

These beautiful felted brooches are from Jane aka JaneBoFelt, they sure will make my jackets and bags look gorgeous! It has been our first package ever from Russia and the Kremlin card was just a perfect icing of the cake. Thank you so much Jane!
JaneBoFelt sells gorgeous felt scarves and accessories, she also has a beautiful blog.

These beautiful vintage glass beads are from Greece, sent by Antigoni. They will be perfect for one of our projects. Thnk you very much!
Antigoni has a beautiful jewelry shop and supply shop! She also has a lovely blog.

DinaFragola has sent us some fun scented erasers and a colorful pen, thanks so much!
Nathalie has a lovely Kawaii shop, and she blogs often about her cute kittens and other cuteness.

Can't wait to see the remaining packages!

Thursday 23 July 2009

Creative Vitamines

For those who have doubts: Creativity is Healthy :)

Any doubts left?
(I recieved the images through email, don't know the real source, thanks to Huismus I know now that these are the work of Saxton_Freymann)

Tuesday 21 July 2009

Flickr Favorites- Wonder Cabinets

1. Sea Shell Spring, 2. globe collection, 3. Portrait of Ginevra d'Antoino Lupari in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, January 2008, 4. Macro of a Snail Shell

We just launched our new collection, The Wonder Cabinet Collection. This mosaic is all inspired by those cabinets. Visit ArtMind's blog to see more mosaics and join the fun!

Cabinets of curiosities (also known as Wunderkammer, Cabinets of Wonder, or wonder-rooms) were encyclopedic collections of types of objects whose categorical boundaries were, in Renaissance Europe, yet to be defined. Modern terminology would categorize the objects included as belonging to natural history (sometimes faked), geology, ethnography, archaeology, religious or historical relics, works of art (including cabinet paintings) and antiquities. The Kunstkammer was regarded as a microcosm or theater of the world, and a memory theater. The Kunstkammer conveyed symbolically the patron's control of the world through its indoor, microscopic reproduction. (Images and information are taken from WikiPedia).

We have been experimenting with treasures we found during our walks on the beach and forests, to keep them safe for a long time. The best and most interesting results gave the idea to cast them in resin (epoxy) which gives a glass effect and which will make sure that the finding will be safe for a very long time. The treasures reminds us of the Wonder Cabinets, which were started at the early 1500's by rich men, collections of natural and non natural finds were all shown in the Cabinet (room) of Curiosities. Beside the natural finds we will be using alot of vintage finds for this collection, to give that good old feeling. These pieces are the first ones, and we are still in the process of making many others...

Saturday 18 July 2009

Some More Packages

We have sent 27 packages for the Swap, we recieved another bunch of packages and are still expecting 11 more, yummy!

This yummy package is from Devi aka GlasFaden. She sent us two fabulous handmade (by her) lampwork beads, please note that one is like an Urchin! And as a Steampunk lover I was super happy with the vintage clockmovement! Thank you so much Devi!! Please check her wonderful shop where she creates amazing glass and felt jewelry, she also has an inspiring blog.

Ayperi who has two shops, Periay and 1dream has sent us a super cute amigurumi critter and a lovely scarf, perfect for cool summer nights.
Thank you so much Ayperi!
You can visit her handmade shop here and her supply shop here .

PetitPlat has sent us an amazing miniature, she also guessed my favorite tart, I love these kind of tarts yumm. Although I know her work I have been nicely suprised that it is even better in real, awesome details. Thank you so much! Stephanie has a wonderful miniature shop and blog full with tiny goodies.

Pınar aka Toosis has sent us some lovely romantic candles, thank you so much!
She makes gorgeous jewelry which you can admire here, she also has a lovely blog.

Maria of Neraidodhmiourgies sent us some yummy vintage buttons and lovely shells from Greece, thank you so much! Maria has a lovely jewelry shop here and also a supply shop which you can find here. And explore more on her blog!

Can't wait to see the other packages!

Thursday 16 July 2009

Challenge Review VIII

Already time for another challenge review (you can see the previous one here). These challenges are so much fun, that we don't miss any of them!

The Wild vs Elegant Challenge hosted by Vilte:

The Audrey Hepburn Challenge hosted by Meltemsem: