Wednesday, May 13, 2009

A Pergamano Card

This is a card I made for a wedding (The sentiment is "Mazal Tov" in hebrew letters) a while ago. The card is made from parchment paper and the sketch is from the "Step by Step Parchment" by Martha Ospina. The book is really nice and good for beginners and have lots of beautiful card projects and some other project to make from parchment, such as a gift tags, a bookmars, a fan and some other more.

The card was really hard to make, it took me lots of time to do (several hours...). The results are not as perfect as I wanted them to be, but I know that some the reasons for that are that I don't have all the "right" tools (this card required the use of the 5-needle tool).

Although having the right tools in parchment crafts help a lot, you can still get along with your regular stylus and one perforating needle. It just takes a much longer time to make, that's all. Or is it?

I will post soon another parchment card I made with a list of the basic tools one needs to make them.

Monday, May 4, 2009

What is she thinking about?

Meet Bruria. She likes pets, chocolates and books. Besides that she is a very talented witch, the good kind, that is...
I made her as a gift for my mom for Passover (She is a witch's doll collector).
The wonderfull pattern is Tone Finanger's design from her Crafting Springtime Gifts book. I thought it was so pretty, I decided to change nothing and sew her exactly as designed.

I really like the surprised look on her face... Well, not exactly look, rather a hand gesture :).

Here is a close up on her goose. What's a witch without a goose?
and yet, one more look...

Sorry for not posting anything lately. My hubby's nephew has his Bar-Mitzvah this Thursday, so I'm busy sewing outfits for both kids, and if time permits my very first dress.
Chiffon, here I come! (Please keep your fingers crossed, Chiffon is a really tough material to handle).
I have some really cute things I made lately, but will post them next week...
Oh, and almost forgot (Sorry, Max). I won a GREAT blog candy from Max. It's a set of 3 roses stamps and I can't wait to start using them, especially on fabric! Thank you Max.