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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

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…/2864/myeuropeantouch/

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