Mosaic Art by Myeuropeantouch

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 d├ęcor 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





Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Alix of TheAlchemistVessel, a shop full of twisted rings and much more




Alix is a “twister of rings” as one has stated in the past. But that quite does not cover the versatility of this lovely woman and fabulous Artist. I personally wish I could afford one of her “beautimus” creations. (I had to use that word, Alix)

 Aren't these the prettiest things.....
Turquoise Chainmaille Genuine Gemstone Earrings

This is how she describes herself and shares what she does:
 
Specializing in Chainmaille, Sterling Silver and Gemstone Jewelry. Thank you so much for stopping by to view the hand crafted offerings. Like what you see but don't see what you like? Custom work is available. All items are handmade with love and attention to detail. We believe that our customers are unique, and so is our jewelry.
Infinity Chainmaille Gemstone Necklace
GASP....just gorgeous....isn't
 
Eclectic and fun, I try to bring a sense of whimsy and femininity to the pieces I create. As a self-taught artisan I find that not being confined to the traditional allows me to be freer in my designs.

The word alchemy means to turn something common into something extraordinary. Alixandra of The Alchemists
Vessel strives to turn the mundane into extraordinary and beautiful, wearable art. Fascinated with color and texture she tries to let the elements inspire the creation instead of forcing them to be something. Born from necessity, The Alchemists Vessel came into being because the hobby had overrun the house. She is a Certified Jewelry Designer and Repair Technician. She has found outside employment as a Jewelry-Making Instructor at Jo-Ann Fabrics and Crafts, as well as private Group and Club lessons.

I just love, love her work....look at this one....
Chainmaille Peek A Boo Red Glass Bead Bracelet

https://handmadeartists.com/product-details/Chainmaille/Bracelets/Chainmaille%20Peek%20A%20Boo%20Red%20Glass%20Bead%20Bracelet/?pid=201303112141520dcc5

As the sole proprietor Alixandra does everything from answering the phone and taking custom orders, and creating them,
to running the package to the post office and everything in between.

Each item at The Alchemists Vessel is made with meticulous care and attention to detail. Jump Rings are hand spun,
cut or sawed, and assembled into the beautiful chainmaille pieces she has on offer. Gemstones are hand set or mounted, chain is polished and made to shine. On occasion a vintage piece or Estate piece of jewelry will be available, Alixandra has usually "up-cycled" these pieces, repaired, or re-designed them in their entirety for a completely new piece.


Two Ringy Dingy Sterling Silver Plated Chainmaille Ring
Amazing, don't you think.....
https://handmadeartists.com/product-details/Chainmaille/Ring/Two%20Ringy%20Dingy%20Sterling%20Silver%20Plated%20Chainmaille%20Ring/?pid=20130113141000ca423

Alixandra is also the owner and operator of Little Shop of Artists, a retail venue for local artists in Boise, Idaho to display
and sell their wares. She is also the author of "In Chains", a forthcoming e-book with 18 fun projects for you to make.

I think I need to shop very soon....

Dragon Tears Micro Maille Earrings

My love of nature and the outdoors has inspired many of my creations and I try to offer only the finest quality natural
Gemstones, glass beads, and other high quality materials. As a designer I would like customers to be as happy and pleased with the pieces they purchase as I am in creating each unique one. Each piece is handcrafted made with love, meticulous care and attention to detail, with a sense varying styles, beauty and excitement.

Please go and check out her shops, it is really worth it.....Monika

You can find her here: 
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Sunday, August 31, 2014

Still handmade, upcycled, recycled....

Handmade shabby ornaments all in my store now.....


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