petek, 31. december 2010

creative mess

..on my sewing table today

sreda, 29. december 2010

I'm looking for my present..



At our home we have a tradition to open our presents at midnight when new year begins.This year we have a lot of handmade and sweet presents.So nice..

nedelja, 26. december 2010

mozaična torbica/tiny pieces mosaic zipper pouch



I've made one funny zipper pouch with different kind of fabric pieces.I also added small portraits designed by mummysam. They look so nice.

sobota, 18. december 2010

Happy holidays!!








I've made  some white woolen snow hearts and white soft neck warmers.One neck warmer is in my etsy shop. White is so fine for this cold season.
Thank you for visiting my blog. Happy handmade holidays to you all!!

Naredila sem bela snežna srca za na jelko in zelo mehke grelčke za vrat.Fini so za v ta mraz, ki je zunaj. Nekaj mojih mehkih stvari bo naprodaj na kranjskem novoletnem sejmu v hišici Unikatne sanjalnice. Pridite poklepetat z umetnico Meti in si mogoče izbrat kaj za pod smrekco. Pa srečno novo leto vsem, ki prihajate na obisk.!!

Fotografijo sem si sposodila pri Meti iz Unikatne sanjalnice.

petek, 17. december 2010

Otvoritev Zibke in izmenjava božičnih daril


Smetumet vabi na otvoritev svojih novih prostorov z lepim imenom ZIBKA, na Celovški 53 v Ljubljani. Otvoritev bo 22.decembra 2010 ob 17.uri.


Eco guerilla pa vabi na božično izmenjavo daril v The Prince of Orange, 21.decembra 2010 ob 19. uri.

Nekaj za vse, ki imamo radi koncept okolju prijaznega življenja :) se vidimo

petek, 10. december 2010

tiny pillows with memories



I made three tiny pillows with old photos printed on beige fabric, vintage lace and buttons. I'm very happy with the result. This is a special present for my friend's mother. She'll have her birthday soon. I call them tiny pillows with memories :)

četrtek, 09. december 2010

Woolen Snowflakes

New in my etsy shop.Crocheting granny squares is so addictive and these white ones are so delicate..

sobota, 04. december 2010

Crocheted hangers that my granny never had











A pile of vintage and not so vintage wooden hangers would be almost  lost forever. I've found beautiful inspiration here . I dressed my wooden hangers in crocheted blankets by using granny chic squares and some extra wool. They are in my etsy shop. With each purchase you will also get free PDF tutorial how to make White soft woolen snow ball. Enjoy making them with children and play with imaginary snow balls in your living room....Have fun!


sreda, 01. december 2010

Pletene in polstene mehke stvari za sejem v Unikatni sanjalnici


Sama ne maram zime. Sem preveč zmrzljive sorte.Moj letni čas je pomlad. Zima se mi zdi lepa samo, ko naletava drobni sneg in se sprehajm, ko nimam nobenih obveznosti. Zelo rada pa v tem času vzamem v roke pletilke in ustvarjam palčnike, šale,grelčke za vrat in dlani...
Fino mi je plest z novimi bambusovimi pletilkami, ki sem si jih kupila v lušni novi Galeriji volne ob Ljubljanici. Pa rada delam tudi s prevelikimi pletilkami. Nekaj mehkih stvari sem naredila za sejem, ki bo naslednjo soboto v ateljeju Unikatne sanjalnice. Bomo veseli, če pridete poklepetat, pa si po želji privoščit kaj lepega za fin začetek novega leta ;)

Soft knitting mittens,palm warmers,neck warmers, felted rain drops and heart,white woolen snow ball... Some of my latest knitting and felting work.
I don't like winter. Spring is my favourite time. But winter  it is the perfect time for creating soft things out of wool and felt.



četrtek, 25. november 2010

Guest Post from My mommy makes it

Lesley from My mommy makes it made this guest post for my blog about homemade birdseed cake.She also added the photos of her favourites handmade projects. I'm so happy.Thank you Lesley!!!

She makes the most beautiful toys and tutorials for DIY projects for creative parents.I also admire her photos of diverse Central Asian cousine and culture. Her blog is one of my favourites..

Another Great Craft with Kids for the Fall.
Hello my name is Lesley and it is my great pleasure to do this very special feature post for Vesna.

I am an American and I have a great blog about toy making, crafts with kids, and Central Asian cuisine and culture. Vesna and I both share a love for birds. Before I show you how to make bird feeders with your children here are few of my favorite projects with links in case you want to see how they were done. 


Bird Cradle/LINK


Bird and Butterfly Mural/LINK




Bird Cradle Linens/LINK
My daughter recently turned three and is finally old enough to do a 10 minute craft project. We have have been doing "crafts for preschoolers playdates" with her friends. They have been a lot of fun!

When doing crafts with preschoolers you have to be willing to clean up a big mess and finish the project yourself, as this age has a really short attention span. Its all about the exploration and not the end result, right moms?.  Prepping the activity as much as you can before starting and reducing the number of steps you expect the child to do on his own will make it more enjoyable and productive for all. I like to precut/prepare most of the"elements", lay them out in trays and let the child focus on assembling or trying different things out. This prevents frustation  for the average preschooler. Young children need to experiment with materials and processes first, before they have the maturity to be creative and make "beautiful things".

Bird Seed Cakes


An opportunity to learn about measuring amounts and fractions.



Messy Play is the Best!
                                                                                                     Recipe


1 package of unflavored gelatin dissolved in
1/2 cup of hot water
3/4 cup of flour
3 TBSP of corn syrup
4 cups of birdseed
A small amount of nuts, dried fruit, or popped popcorn if desired

It is really important to get the proportions right with this or the edible glue will not work.  Instead everything will crumble easily or be too sticky and moist.

Press into molds and insert a dowel or pencil into the cake.

Use a layer of saran wrap to make the cakes easier to remove from the molds.  The closer your hole is the the center and the thinner your cake, then the better success you will have if you want to hang them. Too much weight or a softer cake and the string will pull right through and your creation will end up on the ground.

You can use soap molds, jello and aspic molds, muffin tins, plastic containers etc. Some people even mold this recipe into wreathes or holiday ornaments for gifts.


Let the molds sit in the refrigerator for at least 24 hours before removing the cakes.


Some mommy made details.
Acorn Bird Feeder



I drilled a small hole in a wooden bowl from the thrift store.
I did the same thing from a branch cut from our apple tree.


I used a plastic bag to mold the stuff into the shape I wanted.

Let it set overnight in the refrigerator.
I nailed my "stem" to the "cap".
You can rest this in a tall jar or glass for support while you complete the next steps.
I cut ,and glued, a piece of felt to fit the bottom of the bowl.
I put lots of glue onto this and added my cake.
I poured more non-toxic glue in around the sides and let it dry for two days.

I 'll give the squirrels 24 hours to destroy my work.



This was our favorite birthday gift!

You assemble the cardboard bird house in less than 5 minutes. It comes precut and scored.

Then add some sticker details and a dowel.


The perfect activity designed for the preschooler's attention span and skill level.


I hope you will try to make a bird feeder or two at home with your children. Please come visit my blog for lots of great inspiration and fun!  My Mommy Makes It

sobota, 20. november 2010

kvačkani kvadratki


Granny squares garland in progress..

torek, 16. november 2010

V ateljeju Nike Stupica



Nikin porcelan je čarobno lep. Štiri popoldneve sem se pri njej v ateljeju z veseljem učila oblikovati delčke za nakit in ker rada šivam, tudi gumbe. Belina porcelana, turkizni in zeleni odtenki glazure; to je tisto, kar je meni najlepše.

I visited one fine porcelaine workshop at Nika's studio. These are some of my pieces. I'm so happy. I admire the whiteness of this material and turquoise,blue and green shades.

sobota, 13. november 2010

felted hearts


Moja nova mehka filcana srca za broške in še kaj :)
My new needle felted hearts for brooches and some other decorations.

nedelja, 07. november 2010

vintage and handmade


My new large vintage tin can with little girl eating candies and some soft knitting work in progress.

četrtek, 04. november 2010

shinny recycling

foto smetumet
Punce iz društva SMETUMET imajo po novem svoj prostor v Ljubljani, na Celovški 53. Trenutno zbirajo zanimive kose pohištva, ki jih bodo predelale in ga z njimi opremile. Med predmeti, ki bi jih rade imele, so med drugim male omarice, raznovrstni stolčki, pručke, klopce, namizne in samostoječe svetilke..Lahko jim pišete, če imate karkoli ustreznega in bodo prišle pogledat. Pa še klik za en zelo simpatičen dokumentarec o kosovnem odvozu, v katerem sodelujejo.

Slovenian girls from SMETUMET make beautiful recycled pieces from waste and now have their own place.

I present some more authors who also make shinny recycled pieces.Especially I admire Tif''s work. She creates the most beautiful wall hangings, peachy apron wraps, vintage garlands,lap quilts,crochet blankets...All from recycled finds,vintage pillowcases,vintage lace and some other finds from thrifting stores..She also makes wonderful photos of her art work.




                                                                         foto by dottie angel
Gorgeous handcraft with a vintage vibe  by Dottie angel


                                                                foto by ma chemise d'homme
Man's clothes change into woman's by Ma chemise d'homme

                                                                  foto by talking squid
Recycled T-shirts by Talking squid



                                                               foto by peaces of indigo
Handmade silver jewlery reclaimed from discarded electronics by Peaces of indigo

četrtek, 28. oktober 2010

polsteno milo in vintage gumbi





Danes sem dobila  tole presenečenje od Minivanilli. Pred kratkim sem na njenem blogu zadela  prelepo polsteno milo.To je sicer prvič, od kar sodelujem v vseh mogočih blogerskih giveawayih, da sem imela srečo..najlepša hvala!!!

Zraven so prišli še tile lepi vintage gumbi. Pred nekaj časa sem imela na blogu ponudbo, da menjam malo zbirko starih gumbov za eno mojo broško. Se mi je zdelo, da nihče tega ni opazil. Pa je..Všeč so mi taka simpatična naključja.

Today I found in my mail box this beautiful felted soap and vintage buttons from Minivanilli. I participated in her giveaway and won :)
Outside is sunny autumn day.I'm going to plant some tulip bulbs we have brought from Nederlands.