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Sunday, December 27, 2015

Crochet Sunflower Postcard

For my crochet projects often I need to practice for new patterns and it resulted in a box full of different samples. It's pity to through them away, sometimes there are hours of work, but what to do with them. Maybe this can  be a nice solution. This time by adding some beads and glitters I created a Crochet Sunflower Postcard. Nice surprise for Easter or Mother's day or any another occasion.

If you are not sure about your crocheting skills, try one of these free patterns. I love Craftsy side, many great projects and ideas. 



gunadesign guna andersone crochet sunflower postcard


Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Sounds of music Shabby chic Christmas tree

If you want to make beautiful music, you must play the black and the white notes together.
                                                                                                       ~~Richard M. Nixon~

                                                                                             
Sounds of music Shabby chic Christmas tree made from old music sheets, lace and beads.



gunadesign guna andersone Shabby chic music sheet Christmas tree


gunadesign guna andersone Shabby chic music sheet Christmas tree

Here you can find all needed tools to make this Christmas tree 

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Shabby Chic Vintage Tea Cup Pincushion

Using scissors saved only for sewing, Grandmother concentrated as she cut along ...
Armed with a yardstick and her pincushion, Grandmother sat on the floor, ...
                                                                                         ~  Grace H. Kaiser ~

Add some personality to your sewing room with this shabby chic vintage tea cup pincushion. It is made from a vintage cup and saucer and decorated with laces, fabric, buttons and beads. The cup has been fixed to the saucer so it won't fall over when in use. This pincushion would make a great gift for Birthday, Easter, Mother's Day, Christmas or any day. It is decorative, collectible and useful.
 
gunadesign guna Andersone Shabby Chic Vintage Tea Cup Pincushion

 
 
 
 
Make-In-A-Day Sewing Project Kits

Make-in-a-day sewing patterns are perfect for a weekend project, or even a small-scale sewing project that you plan to work on in small increments over the course of a few days.
Craftsy has made these simple projects even easier with Make-in-a-Day sewing kits that come with all the fabric you’ll need to make the project. Just think of it as a little piece of sanity in your otherwise crazy week.




Thursday, December 17, 2015

Peppermint Creek Collective - Christmas

Merry Christmas from Peppermint Creek Collective.
Swing by some of the shops below and support a woman in the arts/small business owner this holiday season.





Wednesday, December 16, 2015

How to make Scandinavian shabby chic photo frame

With my North European origin I love Scandinavian style with its aesthetic approach to interior design and use of natural materials such as wood, stone or concrete and restricted natural or pastel color pallet. There are three main points in this style: minimalist, white and bright!
But I am also in love with France and shabby chic design associated with this country. It is not only design, it is more of a lifestyle- away from the mass production and consumption. Despite the name, there is nothing shabby about it. The focus lies in recycling and salvaging, in the blending of the old and the new. The natural colors such as white, beige, cream and ivory are tend to rule the interior. The recycled accessories are very important for a shabby chic feel.

I decided to refurbish this old mass production triple panel photo frame into a shabby chick with some slight Nordic interior element  accents. The frame already had nice signs of aging, I only needed to whitewash it to achieve shabby worn out feeling. The whitewashed pieces of birch bark are fixed randomly to create effect of the peeling off from the age. The old photos are from my personal collection.
 
gunadesign guna andersone Scandinavian shabby chic photo frame

gunadesign guna andersone Scandinavian shabby chic photo frame

gunadesign guna andersone Scandinavian shabby chic photo frame
 
 
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Friday, December 11, 2015

Postcard for a boyfriend

Would you like to send a postcard to your boyfriend or add it to the present? It seems very easy, but try to find a greeting card for a man. Flowers, sweet images....100s of cards for girls and woman, but for a man- some with a car, glass of beer ... so not so big choice.  I decided to make my own from recycled denim with a small festivity accent- a denim flower. And in the small pocket you can put some surprise, for instance a small note "I love you". Making cards from scrap is really funny, more you can see in GMStudioFineArt. And just got from my man a box with different computer parts, these can be a great basis for a greeting card.

gunadesign guna andersone gmstudio denim postcard for man

gunadesign guna andersone gmstudio denim postcard for man


Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Tree friendly Christmas

My first alternative x-mas trees , don't kill a tree, are ready. The cone is made from the rope and second hand x-mas balls from our local thrift shop. I am happy about result, but my fingers are slightly brunt from the glue pistol. 

gunadesign guna andersone alternative x-mas trees


gunadesign guna andersone alternative x-mas trees
                       gunadesign guna andersone alternative x-mas trees





gunadesign guna andersone alternative x-mas trees
gunadesign guna andersone alternative x-mas trees