Paulina Bartnik’s embroidered brooches

Paulina Bartnik is a Polish textile artist based in Lublin. Her work amazes equally art lovers, textile crafters and bird enthusiasts. She creates beautifully detailed bird brooches using techniques of needle felting and More »

How to make an egg tree

The design for this whimsical egg tree derives from eastern European folk art. The basket at the bottom is traditionally used for bread. The tree makes a spectacular centrepiece at Easter when More »

History of creative wirework

Wirework is an ancient art form, probably first practised by the Egyptians around 3000BC. Early examples have been discovered in the burial chambers of important people throughout the ancient world. In 2600BC, More »

Limed wood furniture

Several methods of decorating wood exploit its natural grain pattern. Limed wood imitates the old custom of painting wooden furniture with diluted limewash left over from painting the walls in farmhouses. Now, instead More »

Memory box

It is very nice thing to decorate the home with personal items. The objects that mean something to you and your family. Even better is you made it yourself. Creating a personalised More »

 

Country Style Interior Design Ideas

Country Style Interior Design Ideas

Country style interior design is recognizable by natural elements that in combination make the impression of cozy, warm and friendly home. Country style suits perfectly to rural, countryside areas – it can bring the features of the landscape into the interior. The country style stone cottages or wooden houses are very popular living space. Simple in style outside, but inside, the unique features, wooden furniture recovered and bring back to life and unique textile features – keeping everybody feel good and inspiring.

Anthony Theakston’s Ceramic Birds

Anthony Theakston’s Ceramic Birds

There are at least four bird-feeders swinging from the cherry tree outside Anthony Theakston‘s studio in Lincolnshire, and a couple of pairs of binoculars hang at arm’s reach, ready to spy on whatever feathered creature passes by. Despite the evidence to the contrary, ceramists Anthony insists he is ‘no twitcher’, proving his point by muddling through a few of the species that visit the garden.

An Easy Way to Transfer Patterns

An Easy Way to Transfer Patterns

Many of you might be having an artistic approach towards life and would love to make use of this art during your leisure time. A craft book is a great way to improve your skills with all the innovative ideas and steps at your fingertips. Transferring patterns is also a craft work that requires your time and skills.

A Short Story About Cufflinks

A Short Story About Cufflinks

Having cufflinks have always been connected men who are dressed with style and elegancy. Before the cufflinks and clothes in general started to be the result of mass production, in the late 20th century, the shirts were tailor made and tailors created the cufflinks and process allowed them to be very creative.

How to tie-dye the cotton fabric?

How to tie-dye the cotton fabric?

While the cotton is the traditional fibre for tie-dyeing in Africa and India, you can use almost any fibre for this process providing that it is receptive for the dye and not too bulky to withstand tying. For best results, select a smooth, fine cloth such as cotton lawn. In general, man-made fibres are not as suitable as natural ones because they don’t absorb the dyes as readily.

Kirsty Elson’s Design

Kirsty Elson’s Design

Kirsty Elson studied illustration, specialising in printmaking, at Cambridge School of Art, and her work is deeply inspired by the county of Cornwall.
After moving back to the South West, and becoming mum to two boys, Kirsty couldn’t restrain her creativity any longer and she began making cards from local driftwood.

Easy to make kid’s bedroom mural

Easy to make kid’s bedroom mural

Making the beautiful mural on the wall of your room is easy using the overhead projector. Just find an interesting motif (we recommend more simple picture if you are beginner), transfer it to transparent surface and project it onto the wall. Than trace it, and fill it in as though you’re painting in a giant kid’s coloring book. The result is a authentic, inexpensive mural that can transform a dull wall into a truly central point of a room.

Keira Rathbone – Artist/Typist

Keira Rathbone – Artist/Typist

Keira Rathbone, a British artist, is becoming known for her drawings made using old-style, mechanical typewriters. Apparently it is not a new thing in the world of art –   artists have been doing this since the 1940’s. Keira considers her work performance art, so she creates in public dressed like she is belong to  the same period as her typewriter. The final results are amazing. The process magically produces images that at first glance, look hand drawn.

Moroso: Italian Furniture Design

Moroso: Italian Furniture Design

Since 1952 Moroso has been designing its sofas, armchairs and accessories with wellknown designers such as Ron Arad, Carlo Colombo, Enrico Franzolini, Marc Newson, Toshiyuki Kita and Patricia Urquiola. Moroso has been constructing its sofas and armchairs aiming at top quality. For its quality, the company was the first producer of upholstered furniture in Italy to receive on 24 June 1994 the ISO 9000 certification for firm management and the ISO 9001 certification for design, production and customer service.

The Scrapbooking material: Put Your Memories on the Paper

The Scrapbooking material: Put Your Memories on the Paper

The Scrapbook is not meant just collecting and arranging your photos.  If you kept movie ticket stubs, concert ticket stubs, love letters, a test with an A+ on it and many other items from your childhood, you can make lovely record of the times that passed, the times you remember with nostalgia. That’s what the scrapbook really mean to be!