Myeuropeantouch Design

Thursday, February 25, 2016

My recent work



Shabby Vintage Mixed Media Glass Bottle Decor, Wedding Center pieces and more
















Friday, January 29, 2016

Where did the passion come from, my passion for #sewing

My passion for ‪#‎accessories‬ and ‪#‎sewing‬
I was barely 16 years of age, still in school in Germany and greatly admired Jackie O. Her grace and ‪#‎style‬ to dress was the most beautiful I had ever seen. Her pill box hats and small ‪#‎clutches‬ intrigued me tremendously. Mind you – no one in Germany dressed like that at the time, about 1962/ 1963, but I had to have them and sport them. 
So my ‪#‎creative juices started flowing and I set out and made a pill box hat form with card board and covered it with Flannel and topped it off with the most beautiful ‪#‎fabric‬. I created a form for a ‪#‎clutch, made from card board and covered it with foam and the matching #fabric  from the pill box hat. A pair of gloves I acquired from Grandma....Voilà .......
I was brave enough to wear it out and to church for the first time – matching my light pink summer coat and felt like a queen. 
People around me were whispering behind their hands covering their mouth, I noticed, but sported my ‪#‎creations proudly and felt like I was the most ‪#‎beautiful young girl around. I was different, as no one really dressed like Jackie O at that time in Germany, but it felt so good to strut my stuff, ‪#‎handmade to top it off. I knew I was talked about behind my back, and not positive either, as I stuck out like a sore thumb.
I did not care I had made my first own ‪#‎hautcouture‬.
Lately I fondly remembered this scene and started making my own #Clutch bags again which I now carry in my shoppe ‪#‎Myeuropeantouch‬ Design
here on ‪#‎TheCraftstar‬
Please check it out, something for everyone, ‪#‎Fashion, ‪#‎HomeDécor‬ and ‪#‎Mosaics
https://www.thecraftstar.com/shop-category/2864/custom/7237/handm_purse_clutches/

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

The passion of my making Mosaic's

My passion for ‪#‎Mosaic‬ started early in my life.
WWII had just ended the year before I was born. My maternal and paternal grand parents on my site of the family where very talented and ‪#‎creative‬.
I was used to play in bombed out ruins, and rubble surrounding our make shift home, the aftermath of WWII, and found in this formerly affluent neighborhood shards of beautiful ‪#‎chinadishes‬‪#‎brokenfinechinaplates‬ , I found in the dirt. ‪#‎Beautiful‬ ‪#‎brokencutcrystal‬ pieces, all left there in the rubble from the bombs falling out of the skies destroying this formerly affluent neighborhood.
I remember I tried to put these ‪#‎brokenshards‬ of beautiful ‪#‎chinaplatedishes‬ back together into a #mosaic and pretended to have a complete plate and eat my imaginary dinner from these ‪#‎brokenchinaplates‬ and shards.
I even went to my daddy asking him to put these ‪#‎chinapieces‬ back together for me. He did help with glue made out of flower and water, which never lasted long. There was nothing else to glue with after the war. Here is the kicker, my #brokenshards, my ‪#‎chinamosaicart‬, has come full circle in my life.
I am now making ‪#‎Mosaics‬ from ‪#‎brokencutchinaplate‬ ‪#‎chinaplatepieces‬, like I did when I was a very little girl..
You can find my ‪#‎mosaicart‬ now at ‪#‎myeuropeantouch‬ on ‪#‎thecraftstar‬ in all kinds of forms. Just click on the link below and that will get you to my online shoppe. Filled with #MosaicArt, ‪#‎homedecor‬ and some handmade ‪#‎fashion‬ ‪#‎Myeuropenatouch‬
https://www.thecraftstar.com/shopdeta…/2864/myeuropeantouch/


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Wednesday, October 28, 2015

A friends perspective of Myeuropeantouch Design

Written by a friend
I have seen mosaic work before but never really thought about all that goes into it until I met Monika, the talent and powerhouse behind MyEuropeanTouch Design. Looking at her work is like walking through a romantic candy store.

Monika is originally from the northern part of Germany and has traveled all around the country of Germany and Europe but has lived in the States for over 35 years. She arrived in 1981 but is still close to her German friends. She was born just after WWII so Monika did not have your average childhood. Her talented parents had to make due with little so their creativity was a means of providing for their family. In her words, Monika remembers a childhood in Germany of hunger, fun, trips to the country with potato salad and Knackwurst. She played in half fallen in bunkers, and in homes and apartment homes that were toppled over. Her parents found a home for the family in one of these buildings, where one site of the apartments where still somewhat usable.

“I remember being cold all the time, no glass, or cracked glass in the windows covered with newspaper or old woolen military blankets. My first winter coat was made from old army coats my mom took apart. (Scratchy wool) An old wood burning cast iron stove in one room, wood collected from the ruins around us kept us warm. My dad warmed up old bricks on that very stove to take to bed to warm our feet and bodies. Daddy also made pots for cooking out of old steel helms that soldiers wore for protection. I remember eating from dishes that had the “Hakenkreutz” on them found by my parents somewhere. Soldiers Canteens were our soup bowls. My parents were very resourceful to make a life for us after such great destruction. Daddy later traded home grown veggies for flower, flower for a chicken, and little chickadees for a turkey and so on. We ended up with a pig, gooses, turkeys, chickens, rabbits, a large veggie garden in the back of the ruins, and Mom and Dad did their own slaughtering, canning veggies etc. I had to help with cleaning out and plucking chickens at age 6. Daddy slaughtered the pig. I had to help make sausages and all kinds of other delicatessen.”

Monika tells of playing with shards of broken china from famous German makers that she found in the ruins of buildings and trying to put them back together again. She even asked her father to help by making a flour and water paste, which didn’t last too long, but allowed her to have semi complete pieces for a short time and ate her imaginary dinner with her dolly. This love of beauty never left Monika as she still uses broken plates to create new art…though now in a very different way from her childhood. Her work has come full circle from childhood and transformed itself into one of her many passions.

Monika’s parents, as I said were very creative and loving. She remembers her mother’s love of music and all things beautiful. Monika tells of a time her father secretly made her a dollhouse but told her he was building a rabbit hutch in order to keep the Christmas surprise! Monika learned many crafty things from her grandmother; everything from cross stitch and crochet to knitting and sewing, watercolor and charcoal.

In addition to being an amazing mosaic artist, Monika also sings in a choir, solos, duets and recently joined a Senior Choir of 46 members that perform for nursing homes singing songs from older selections known by Senior Home Inhabitants. It is a ministry of joy for Monika and I’m sure for the lucky few that get to listen. She shares her home with her darling cats who allow Monika to stay and work there…gotta love cat attitudes!

As I said, I had no clue what went into mosaics or that there were different types out there until I met Monika. The process she uses is called Pique Assiette or Tesserae and is a process that involves cutting vintage and/or damaged china and porcelain as well as stained glass to create amazing mosaic artwork which is always one of a kind. Each cut piece is carefully placed and glued solid before being grouted permanently and sealed. Monika admits that the grouting part is not one she enjoys because she does not like getting dirty! She will wait until she has a few pieces ready to go so that she only get’s dirty once.

Monika began selling her creations after encouragement from a friend. She began working craft shows and was shocked that people liked her work enough to pay for it (and I can see why!). She has slowed down the in person craft shows and is now proudly selling her work online, which is wonderful for those of us that don’t live close enough to buy in person.

I know that I have not even touched the talent that this lady possesses so I would encourage you to check out her work for yourself. Her main selling sites are easy to find on HandmadeArtists and The Craftstar.com . You can check out her Facebook page as well as her blog and even find her on Flickr.

On a personal note, Monika has become a friend and I really appreciate all her support of the members of the handmade community no matter where they sell. She is always positive and uplifting and ready with a joke, though sometimes in slaughtered English! She is a joy to know and I really appreciate her friendship.

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Monday, August 17, 2015

And again I have evolved, new handmade items in my shop

Here is a Lamp Shade, Shabby chic Lamp Shade, Handmade Lamp Shade, white, Ivory, Rhinestone lace

This is  a handmade shabby chic lamp shade, covered in vintage bridal lace with pearls and rhinestone bling, ruffled laces, 3 rows of them and covered with pearls on the edge and rhinestones. The colors  are white, Ivory and cream.
Measurements: 7 x 9 x 11 a medium size lampshade
It is terribly "shabbyliscious" dont you think.....(smile)

Friday, May 15, 2015

Have you ever thought about a Lazy Susan in a totally different way

This overhauled large vintage handmade Mosaic Lazy Susan it's been revived. It's uses are endless, one can use it for the obvious in the dining room now for your condiments, napkins etc.

 Large Handmade Mosaic Lazy Susan Broken cut china plate rim Mosaic


Picture it in your office for your pencil holders, scissor, the cup with pens, scotch tape and such....


Large Handmade Mosaic Lazy Susan Broken cut china plate rim Mosaic
In the baby's room for the powders, creams, wipes and lotions, one turn around and everything is right handy.


Large Handmade Mosaic Lazy Susan Broken cut china plate rim Mosaic


I am sure one can find even that your cup cakes look fabulous on them, even a cake. Or just set it on the counter and have your guest's admire your new treasure.


Large Handmade Mosaic Lazy Susan Broken cut china plate rim Mosaic


I sanded, primed, and painted this Lazy Susan in white, distressed it a bit, covered the top with a handmade Mosaic made from already damaged cut up vintage fine bone china plate rims and stained glass.
The mosaic top also has two little porcelain girls in them who used to have a couple of feather angel wings, which I removed.
The mosaic is grouted in a antique white grout and sealed. It still turns very nicely, as a lazy Susan should.
Measurements: 16 inches in diameter and 2 inches high


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Thursday, April 23, 2015

New mosaic art work, Mosaic Side/End Table and Mosaic Lazy Susan, handmade Mosaic

Mosaic Side 2 Drawer Table, Shabby Cottage Chic handmade Mosaic End Table, occasional table. Mosaic made from broken cut china plate rims and stained glass in pastels and jewel tones. Lots of roses and rosebud’s amongst matching stained glass rounds on this table top.


Mosaic 2 Drawer Side Table End table Broken cut China Mosaic Side table Handmade
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I also covered the front of the two drawers with the same method and material of mosaic, gave the drawers some updated knobs to give it the new look. This side drawer table was not salvageable in it’s original condition they way I found it. I sanded, primed, painted and distressed it.


Mosaic 2 Drawer Side Table End table Broken cut China Mosaic Side table Handmade


That included taking care of - the best I could- at some runny paint from a former paint job which I was not fully able to salvage, but can hardly be seen and be considered as part of the distressed shabby look.
 Measurements: 23 inches tall, 22 inches wide, and 16 inches deep
Painted in a cottage white, I then graced the top with a mosaic from vintage already damaged fine bone china plate rims, which are cut just so, as to give the impression that all of these plates are still whole. I enhanced the mosaic with all kinds of cut pastel colored stained glass and a slight splash of jewel color.


Mosaic 2 Drawer Side Table End table Broken cut China Mosaic Side table Handmade


The mosaic is sealed but not meant to be outside. I used antique white grout to grout it and it is also sealed. The edges of the mosaic are covered in gimp, as to protect. This simple aesthetic two drawer side table has experienced a rejuvenation and can now be loved again for another 50 years. The trend of shabby, cottage chic, Paris Apartment, Beach Cottage is still very well alive. This occasional table will pair beautifully with traditional and modern sofas and chairs alike to rival for the most fabulous place in your home. .


 The mosaic is sealed but not meant to be outside. This table is a mosaic masterpiece and looking for a new home, maybe yours? The shipping cost quoted is just for the east coast. Other zip codes please contact me for a shipping quote.


Mosaic table Mosaic 2 drawer side table Mosaic Occasional table handmade Mosaic Table Furniture Mosaic Table Handmade China Mosaic End Table Gifts for her Mothers day gifts Shabby Chic Mosaic Table Beach Cottage Mosaic Table Painted Mosaic Table Gift Ideas White Shabby Chic Painted mosaic table


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Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Handmade Clutches, White and Ivory Damask Fabric and different designs by Myeuropeantouch

Handmade Clutch Bags,  Clutch Purses, White and Ivory Damask elegant clutch purses. Made from Ivory or White Damask, doublesided with strong interfacing inbetween, covered with different designs.
Damask Clutch Purse White Handmade with numerous white Ribbon flowers and rhinestone centers


All have a magnetic clutch closure which is concealed by these fabulous handmade designs.


All clutches are  wedding clutches extra ordinare, Bridal party, mother of the bride, Summer, Garden Party, Easter gift and if you wish, just for you, because.....


Clutch Purse Bag White Damask Purse Handmade with Satin ruffled edges rhinestone closure
Again room enough for cell phone, money and others extras.


Measurement 12 x 7
Handmade Clutch White damask covered with vintage handbeaded bridal lace


All edges on the inside are well finished and clean.
I added a magnetic clutch purse closure 


Bag Clutch Handmade purse Ivory damask with cream vintage hand crocheted lace and a pink fabric flower Pearls rhinestones
Care: spot clean or dry clean only.
Purse Clutch Handmade Ivory damask with black accents and handmade fabric flowers feathers


Thank you for looking




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Sunday, February 22, 2015

And yet I dove into another art form again to test my artistry and design. Look at these lovely,
beautiful designed Journals/Notebook Covers.
A Journal, Notebook, Guest Book, which is really a cover and can be used over and over again,
as the Notebook/Journal/Guest Book can slip in there.

Hand it down as an Heirloom in the future, so many precious uses.


Padded with Quilt material, made of vintage lace, from my Great-Grandmother's hand crocheted standard pillow edges, (think late 1890's) mixed with new lace, cream and ivory gimp, faux pearl accents, handmade lace and Fabric Flowers, Rhinestones, the first notebook is enclosed.
Jeweled embellishments as well as other mixed media, this piece is sure to catch every one's eye.

Whether sat out as a display in a shabby chic room, used as a guest book for a wedding or baby shower, or loved as a journal or devotional notebook, or to pen poetry, the intricate details and patterns of everything are sure to please.
These beautiful book's have a Cream Satin Ribbon closure to ensure  the book stays closed when
you want it to.



These Journals, Notebooks, Guest Books, Wedding Books measures 9.5" tall by 7" wide when closed.
The actual cover measures approx. between 8 x 14 inches
Thank you for looking


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