Sunday, April 20, 2014

Cross stitch in jewelry

Even I like to try different craft techniques, cross stitch was not my favorite and I tried to avoid it for a long time. I still have painful memories from my primary school time then we should make some small presents for the mother's day and it turned for me to be a big disaster.  But this is my latest creation- a bangle covered with Latvian national symbols in cross stitch technique. It took me a  lot of time to make it and I still have pain in my fingers, but I love the result and I started to like this very old decoration technique, for sure I will make more fashion articles by using needlework. 


gunadesign guna andersone Lativan ornament bangle in cross stitch technique

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Crochet skirt pattern

Crochet skirt - simple and elegant and you can make it as open and as long as you want!

 
 


Cascade Highland Duo Yarn

Cascade 220 Superwash Sport Yarn

Cascade 220 Sport Yarn

Lace from the Inside Out: FIVE skeins of Spud & Chloe Fine Yarn


Monday, April 14, 2014

29 Easy Easter Crafts

Great handcrafted DIY Easter projects and gifts to  make your Ester special.



 

 Eggs first became associated with Easter in Medieval Europe. The Church forbade people to consume eggs during Lent and as such, the eggs laid during the 40 days would be preserved and stored. With an abundance of eggs, they would be consumed on Easter. Orthodox Christians in Greece and the Middle Easter dye their eggs red to represent the blood of Christ shed at his crucifixion.
 
 Germany first made chocolate eggs for Easter in the 19th century. The Easter egg is symbolic of rebirth, but using eggs to celebrate is a tradition that dates back to the ancient Egyptians, Greeks, Romans and the Zoroastrians in Persia who dyed eggs to celebrate the start of spring. The Chinese also dye eggs when a newborn enters the world. 
 
Easter is one of the biggest holidays for consuming candy. In fact, if you exclude Halloween, Easter is the biggest candy consuming holiday with 120 million pounds of candy bought each year. For the holiday, 90 million chocolate bunnies, 91.4 billion eggs, and 700 million peeps are produced each year. Also: Americans consume 16 billion jelly beans on Easter.