Jan 242017
 

A Pink Textile Heart Made with LOVE

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Nov 152016
 

Alien Prisoner doll, on Ebay by @linandara

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Jan 042016
 

A monster doll, recently sold. Thanks so much!

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Jul 032015
 

Let’s explore the heart shapes in arts and crafts.

It is not clear where this shape we all are familiar with came from.
Ancient Greeks liked to use heart-shaped leaves in their vase
decorations. There was a plant Silphium commonly used as a contraceptive
in ancient Egypt which seeds were heart-shaped and even decorated state
coins at some point. Some people suggest that the heart shape is
derived either from parts of human body or from the shape of human heart
itself. At the end, it doesn’t really matter.

As a symbol of love, the heart shape started to be used in the Late Middle Ages.

It was widely explored in Folk art, especially Dutch, Mexican, German
and Polish (e.g. papercuts), Welsh (lovespoons), Irish (Claddagh).

Today this symbol continues to evolve. For example, there is the
UNODC’s Blue Heart Campaign against Against Human Trafficking, there are
plenty of modern celtic knot style heart tatoos, then there are the
Polyamory hearts with either the eternity symbol or the “love outside
the box” one, peace and love symbols merging together, etc.

As it often happens, I’ve also created a Pinterest board dedicated to heart symbols: http://www.pinterest.com/artishfolk/know-your-hearts/

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Jul 032015
 

Dreamcatchers
were invented by the Ojibwe people who call them asabikeshiinh or
bawaajige nagwaagan. Originally they were made with willow branches and
sinews, decorated with feathers and beads.

No, they are not like to catch any dreams but they are very fun to
make and make attractive looking objects, bringing a hint of dreamland
to any home.

It is not clear who first made suncatchers, but there are some
indications they might originate from the wonderfull land of North
America too. The purpose of suncatcher is to catch and reflect light so
they could be made with anything shiny: beads, mirrors, glass.

Both types of hanging decorations are specially effective against
windows. Please make sure there isn’t anything which would act as a lens
or your house will catch fire!

Find pieces of cord, wire, yarn, rope, fabric scraps, seaglass,
glass, twigs, driftwood, feathers, glass or plastic beads, buttons,
bells, tassels, leather straps, colorful fabric, small shiny objects,
etc and assembly them any way you like. Weaving is a plus. Just have
fun.

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Feb 122015
 

Doing Valentine decorations at Cultivate / Newtown community garden

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Nov 252014
 

This is for the “#money around the world” #photo assignment on EyeEm and also shows one of the first #seasonal #wreaths I’ve started making for my art and craft shop. They are very fresh and #fragrant. #wintermood #evergreen #evergreens #wreath #red #decorations #crafts #linandara_stillife #green

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Nov 032014
 

The new poster for my shop

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Nov 012014
 

A textile bird ornament (not for sale)

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Oct 312014
 

2 more of my son’s pumpkins. Possibly pumpkin pie or soup to follow. ..

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