Friday, 21 June 2013

Victorian Decorating Ideas - Hanger For Clothes Or Towels

The last time I wanted to chat so much was many moons ago… Sunny weather fosters the release of positive energy and creative thinking. 


I’ve just joined to a wonderful website with handicraft, “Crafty Blogs”, which is a definite list of crafting blogs in the UK. I’m 471st in the ranking, which I still find very nice. Now, one may imagine how huge the number of craftsmen in the UK is, even though this is only a sample. “Crafty Blogs” is not all; you can also find “Top 50 Crafters” or “Crafty Sales”  the list of small Handmade Craft websites in the UK. 

 I become a fan of a great British programme called “Victorian Farm,” broadcasted by BBC2 long time ago.
Although my casual clothes are very classic and my taste in decorating of our spot depends on the season of the year, the programme is an enormous design inspiration for me.  I've been trying to start preparing my huge rustic wall clocks collection, which is to be shown at a nearby gallery, for a long time now, but I lost the feeling in my finger after sculpting in a piece of oak wood which was as hard as a rock. Therefore, I decided to take a break and focus on something different - unique decor and home decorations. 

The hanger I made for the hallway wall or bathroom is not only designed for hanging hats or cotton towels on, but it also comprises an important home decor accessory. I think it can be also treated as a painting made in Victorian style. The whole work was demanding. I made the hanger with the use of a number of decorative techniques: decoupage, crackling, pittorico shading, high reliefs as well as gilding.

This week I will party at 



Have a lovely weekend............

Thursday, 13 June 2013

Wooden Planter - Collage and Napkin Decoupage


I promise myself every year to be up to date with seasons during creation. I mean, to make something that reflects the time of the year or refers to it with subject or colours. It sometimes happened to make a black vase with pansies or a black and white  cameo jewellery box in the summer and a photo frame with pansies or flowerpot with herbal motif in the winter. 


Poppy Tea Box

Crackle Flower Vase

  These were my first works created a few years ago and so refined. 

Napkin Decoupage Photo Frame 

Floral Flower Pot 

 Once I  got a wooden flower pot as a gift and I fell in love with its shape.
I bought some more of them. Here you can find a suggestion of collage made with use of a napkin and paper, hand-painted. You can find it in my shop.

This week has been very busy for me. My small utility room, how horribly it sounds as a name for the place of my creativity, has gone through a little transformation.
I did that for two reasons.
Where Bloggers Create 2013 organised by a wonderful Karen Valentine is coming soon and it will take place on July 12th. I have to admit that I have been waiting
 for it for the whole year.  I will not reveal the second reason of my makeover just yet.....

This week I'm linking to these lovely parties.



See you soon..…