Mosaic Art by Myeuropeantouch

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Front Door Christmas Decor, dolled up ice skates




Vintage Ice Skate, Fire place Mantel Décor, Front Door Décor, Wall Décor. May the simple joys of the season be yours with these vintage Ice skate, all dolled up in blue glistening colors. I spray painted the entire skate white, it was to scuffed up, used Organza Ribbon for laces, painted a lacy blue pattern on the skate, blue glitter on the actual skate, some blue colorful buttons and filled this skate with Christmas Greenery. I also added a glitter blue and white Santa Boot. Holiday imagery can be seen on your front door, it possesses a heartwarming Greeting for your guests, shines even over the fire place mantel. A fairy world of snow is waiting for you, with whitish, blue gems aglow on the skates. While we slumbered the Ice Queen came


Red Christmas Ice Skate Front Door Decoration glitter snow Organza ribbon poinsettia


Ice Skate Decoration in red, with white lace pattern, a vintage lace collar embellishes the cuff, pearls running around the skate, glitter buttons, a white poinsettia, Organza Ribbon and bow and all sugared up with snowy glitter. Once frequenting the frozen pond, now it serves to hold fresh cut holly, Christmas Greenery, holiday cards...or maybe candy canes. Can be used at the front door, as fire place décor or hung to a wall. Thank you for looking.


Both f them are available in my Handmadeartists Store, just click the first link below and have a peek. Thanks ...♥


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Monday, November 10, 2014

My first born.....meet Sophia Grace

Sophia Grace Handmade Rag Doll Designer made Doll and Clothes


Meet Sophia Grace, my first edition of “MSD Doll's”.
 A totally handmade, adorable rag doll, created from the finest sock fabric, filled with non-allergenic specific doll polyester, hand sewn limbs and body, a head covered with the end of a sock and sewn down tightly.
 Her attire consist of the little red dress, edged in white picot stitch, hat, socks and blue bloomers, all hand crocheted, edged in picot stitching. Small white ribbon is used to tie her shoes and hat. See, Sophia Grace can even teach you how to tie your shoes. All attire can be removed and dressed again for play time.
Isn't she the perfect Christmas Gift?
Sophia Grace Handmade Rag Doll Designer made Doll and Clothes
I stitched her lil face on with the same yarn of which her clothing are made. Sophia Grace has a bright smile to greet her new friend.
Everything is hand washable and she is ready to be a little girls best friend forever.
I breathed life into Sophia Grace by creating her.


Sophia Grace Handmade Rag Doll Designer made Doll and Clothes
Sophia Grace shared with me that she loves to be hugged and held by someone who really loves her.
You might like to call her short and lovingly "Sofie".  
Sophia Grace Handmade Rag Doll Designer made Doll and Clothes


Here is an heirloom rag doll ready to surprise a little girl, or even a big girl. This one could be a collector’s item. She is approx. 16 inches tall.
Photographed in different light.


This handmade, hand washable rag doll is meeting US Government standards for children OVER 3 years old. She is my original design comes with a letter of provenance.


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Friday, October 31, 2014

Handmade Designer Fabric Lap/Travel/Crib/ Baby quilts

Handmade pieced lap quilt baby quilt crib quilt Robin Pandolph fabric
This handmade pieced quilt is sewn from the famous Robin Pandolph cotton fabric, in colors of olives, sage greens and aqua blues. All cotton, filled with the finest poly batting and the back is made from a soft flannel fabric with light green motives on it. All bound in matching satin blanket binding. Washable.... Measurements: approx. 51 x 42 inches


Handmade pieced Lap Quilt Baby Quilt Crib Quilt Robin Pandolph Cotton Fabric


Handmade pieced lap quilt, baby quilt, crib quilt, it will truly be loved and treasured. Handmade quilts are so versatile, use them as crib bedding in a baby nursery, Lap Quilt on the go in your car or at home, given as a gift or a shower gift. This quilt will keep your warm and cozy. This quilt is made from Robin Pandolph Cotton fabric in all blue hues, but because of the roses pattern in it, it is not gender binding. The backing is a soft flannel with stripes and roses, it is filled with 100% polyester fiber extra loft quilt batting for incredible comfort, warmth and durability
It measures approx. 45 x 41 inches, a generous size making it terrific for babies, toddlers, adults and beyond.
This quilt is machine pieced with Satin binding in Ivory and top stitched with white gimp. All the fabric has been pre-washed and dried. This quilt is machine washable. This quilt is sold at a lesser price as there are some flaws in the machine stitching on the Satin binding and corners, unfortunately discovered to late. Once can only see it at closer inspection. In addition this will show that this is truly a handmade produced item.


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Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Can't afford the real thing? Musicians gifts, protegee gift, wall art, table decor

Wood Cut Out violin decor or gift for musician music lover


This wood cut out violin was primed and painted in Burgundy, adorned with Gold Stars and 4 Gold strings, a cameo with flowers at the bottom, surrounded by mauve and cream mulberry roses, and at the top at the scroll/ fingerboard was decorated with a gold star and red rhinestone bling. 19 inches tall All handmade for your gift giving of family and friends
Violin handmade wood cut out music lover gift wall art musicians gift


A handmade Violin, made from a wood cut out, primed and painted in sage green, 4 cream pearl strings follow it from the scroll to the bottom, a very light lace pattern was spray painted on the body, the strings at the bottom end up in a green flowered cameo, daisy stickers and bow, green wired rhinestone bling, 2 green rhinestone lil angels cover the body of the violin in the upper right. The scroll/top is covered with a little vintage Christmas tree brooche full of rhinestones and a crystal chandelier tear drop. 19 inches tall What a fabulous gift for everyone or perfect wall art


Handmade Violin Wood cut out music lover gift wall art hanging
Of course, I could not skip the pink.....(smile)
Handmade Violin, from a wood cut out. Cant afford the real thing? This makes a fabulous music lovers gift, or wall art, center piece for the table, buffet etc. Primed and painted in pink with a light lace overlay painted on it, two hand tatted butterfly's are flitting around on it, a large Anemone holds the pearl strings, 4 of them in place, with a pink tassel. The top scroll at the finger board is topped of with two pink mauve mulberry roses. The back also has a faint painted lace pattern on it. 19 inches TALL All handmade for your decorating pleasure or gift giving.


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Thursday, October 23, 2014

Rhapsody in Blue and green Picture Frames

Have been busy with a new project again.
Picture Frame or Mirror Rhapsody in blue and green
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Photo frames, wooden picture frames or Mirror, covered in glistening crystals, encrusted with bling, rhinestones, buttons, pearls, vintage jewelry, all carefully hand set by me, exquisitely done in days of handmade work.
SOLD Photo Frame Picture Frame 5x7 Rhapsody in blue and green IISOLD


Two Rhapsody in Blues and Greens Picture Frames, ready for your special place in your home or a fabulous one of a kind designer made gift for loved ones or friends. Photographed in different lights Fits a 5x7 picture


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Thank you for looking
Overcharged shipping will be reimbursed.


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Tuesday, October 14, 2014

How much “handmade” does it really have to be to qualify?

How much “handmade” does it really have to be to qualify?
 
This question arose for me when I looked at some of the so called "handmade websites" around the Internet and was surprised what I found.
Does it have to be at least 60%, 80% or 100% handmade to be called that? So  that the outcome is that of a “handmade item of superior Quality”? To be part of a "Handmade Website" for sale?

Hanging a purchased ear wire on a purchased pendant or putting a purchased pendant and a purchased necklace together is absolutely not handmade for me, buying clothes at resale stores and sewing on a purchased applique is not handmade for me. Taking a vase from a florist and sticking some artificial purchased flowers into it is not enough handmade for me.
 
So who defines this, who clarifies this “what is handmade”? Use your own judgment when you look to buy and look for the “superior quality” which is worth spending a bit more money on! It is unfortunate that Handmade Websites keep allowing just the "assemblers" on there and the "superior quality" suffers greatly and/or the "handmade folks" find themselves having to compete with cheaply made items from commercial sellers!
 
The definition of Handmade- made by hand not by machine, its pretty clear, but where do these “put two purchased items together and call it handmade” fit in? In my humble opinion – nowhere in handmade. 
 
Here is another definition: 
“Made by hand, not by machine, and typically therefore of superior quality”  Well, the purchased pendant and ear wire
put together, does not fall into handmade for superior quality, especially when purchased at a foreign country.
Purchasing  a vintage resale shop item and sew on a application on this item is not “handmade superior quality”.
Imported items made by hand in a factory setting by others, in a foreign country for cheap labor and material; and then
sell it in
the USA
is certainly not “usually handmade
superior quality” and it takes the jobs away from the USA peps that are unemployed.
 
Handmade is knitting, crocheting from the very first stitch, sewing from fabric creating a totally new product is, making candles or soap from numerous ingredients is handmade for me. Making jewelry designs by stringing pearl and special stone designs is handmade for me. Handmade is taking wood and making a totally new product out of it. Quilting is handmade, making dolls and  bears from scratch is handmade, making books and cards from scratch is handmade, drawings, paintings by the artists is handmade, spinning wool by hand is handmade, leather tooling is handmade, I could go on and on, .....and am expressing just my humble opinion here. 
There are some that just need to be excluded, just for the basic definition that the outcome is not a “usually handmade superior quality” of the finished product.
 
With the holidays approaching, I find myself looking for unique, up cycled or handmade gifts ideas.
Something made form scratch, becoming a totally new item.
Handmade gifts are of superior quality, can be personalized, are thoughtful, and avoid the waste and consumerism most associated with this time of year.
So purchase with care this year and really all other times too.

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Shabby Chic Handmade Teapot Centerpiece, Table Decor





Shabby Chic Handmade Teapot Centerpiece


I left this Teapot in it's original condition, lovingly used for who knows how many generations.


Shabby Chic Handmade Teapot Centerpiece
The silver plate gone some, however awakened again with Venice Lace, Rose Garlands, a bit of bling rhinestone, porcelain roses, handmade clay roses, mulberry roses, pearl strings in ivory and light pink, pink cameos and more... tulle and satin roses, vintage brooch, a truly vintage revived teapot.
Shabby Chic Handmade Teapot Centerpiece


This Teapot Center Piece is more beautiful as it perhaps was in it's original condition and use.


Shabby Chic Handmade Teapot Centerpiece
 A fabulous Wedding Center piece, the table in the garden room, the next tea party it will be the talk of the town...
Available in my shop now....here is the link.
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Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Custom made, handmade Tussie Mussie's, Victorian Cones

Remember those?


Handmade Tussie Mussie Victorian Cone gift tussie mussie cone


“tussie-mussie” is the name from the early 1400’s for small, round bouquets of herbs and flowers with ­symbolic meanings. A lovely, quaint, endearing term. The word coaxes smiles from everyone, and many people are delighted to discover this archaic custom.  I understand that people today treasure the notion of tussie mussies because each one is personal and unique; and used for totally different reasons.
Victorian custom made Christmas tussie mussie paper cone gift


Today you find them on Christmas Trees, filled with goodies, given as gifts for every occasion filled with sweets and sometimes even with practical things. A Victorian Cone or Tussie Mussie was orginally a small flower bouquet, also called a "nosegay" typically given as a gift. They have existed in some form since at least medieval times, when they were carried or worn around the neck, head or bodice.
Victorian custom made Christmas tussie mussie paper cone gift


These are handmade by me and available in my store for purchase. After it’s original use is over - it can just be used as décor in every place you wish in your lovely home.


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Friday, September 19, 2014

Clothespin Dress, available in my shop



French Toile Fabric lined Clothespin Dress, handmade.

Do you still dry your clothes out in the fresh air, this is the perfect companion to do so, handy, filled with clothespins ready to use.
https://www.thecraftstar.com/product_details/160159/clothespin-dress-filled-with-wooden-clothespins-handmade-french-toile-fabric-lined/


It walks/ slides with you on the enclosed hanger while you hang your items on the line to blow in the gentle wind.



Handmade, machine sewn