Saturday, December 7, 2013

Silver By Andy

 I thought it to be time to feature another etsy artist and look at the amazing work of Andy. Her silver work is very unusual. Here is what she writes about it:
"Unusual Funky ONE OF A KIND organic metalwork....made of .999 and .925 silver, silver and copper. Most is fold formed.
Made for the woman who is not afraid to be different...or conservative with a twist."

You can find many more items in her shop SilverByAndy on etsy

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Dyeing with black beans

A few months ago, I tried dyeing with black beans. When I saw the beautiful blue at knitbyahenshop and the great tutorial, I had to try it:

This is my result:
 At first, I thought it wasn't worth it. It takes a lot of black beans to dye a bit of wool. It was not until I made this scarflette that I decided to do it again in the future.

The colour in the scarflette is closer to reality than the wool.

Thursday, March 28, 2013

NEW on Etsy: Instant Digital Downloads

I am so excited. I just set up my shop for instant digital downloads. From now on, when you buy a tutorial, you will receive the download link as soon as you have paid for it. No waiting time for you and easier for me. Thanks etsy.
So, all the items in the tutorial section: are set up for instant download. Hurray!

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Spring Sale

Although it is not spring here in Australia, I like to be part of the springtime in the northern hemisphere and offer a discount in my etsy shop. Only for 2 days, I give 20% off everything, even the items already for sale, that is till the 22nd of March.

Monday, March 11, 2013


This spiral neckpiece made out of felt and embroidery had such a success on etsy last week. It was featured in several treasuries and got many hearts and than I sold it yesterday on the market. So if you can not find it anymore on etsy that's why.

All the ponchos, except the second one from last post, are sold.
You can find it here:  together with other ponchos. I have added some new summer ponchos from previous collections, they are especially popular locally here as a summer accessory.

Friday, February 8, 2013

A glimps into new ponchos

 Here are a few new ponchos that I made recently. A few of them sold straight away on etsy. Check out my poncho section to see which ones are still available:

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Eco printed T-shirt

This is my first cotton T-shirt  that I eco printed and like a lot. All the others are not so great. I used bottle brush, the red one, eucalyptus leaves and onion skins. It is also the first one that I try that isn't my size. Oh well, I will make it fit. I have some recycled cotton sheet fabric that is dyed in the same bath, I might combine both of them into a dress. The first image is the back and the second is the front. 
The T-shirt was mordanted in soy milk and egg.


Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Time for change

When I read the following article, I think we need to really decide on what is the most important thing right now. Do we want to save mother earth and make it a better place to live?

This motivates me even more to keep looking for more safer alternatives. I have already chosen to use organic wool, natural dyes, fair trade silk and organic cottons, with the use of second hand natural fibres. My next step is to grow my own dye plants, including indigo or woad and I also want to explore more of the natives for their colour potential.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Total solar Eclipse

Tomorrow morning we will be privileged to see a total solar eclipse right here. That is if the weather permits. For those who cannot see it in real life, here is a webcam where you can watch it :


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