December 31, 2011

For My Daughter...

HAPPY NEW YEAR to everyone all over the world. This night at 12:00 pm we will begin a new year 2012. I wish all people over the world find happiness and peace. This year I am very far away from my family. My mother, my daughter and my brother. It will be very hard to be alone when we are beginning a new year. Really very hard. I am another city very far from the city where my family live. I must live Antakya (my city) because of my job. That is a very big trouble for many years for me and also my family. And unfortunately in Turkey there is no vacation or holiday at new year time. So I could not go near my family. Nobody knows what I am feeling. But I know I will cry when people are welcoming 2012.
Last night I made a photo frame for my daughter. It is a crochet photo frame with crochet flowers. I went to bed at 3:00 a.m. for finishing this frame. This was my duty as I could not go near my family, I had to make little something for them expecially for my daughter. But when I finished it I was happy a bit.. It is a little gift for my daughter for new year. And I wish I could give her as soon as possible.. I am praying...

December 30, 2011

Granny placemat with lanterns..

Hi Dear Friends,
I made another granny crochet placemat. This is more colorful than the others. I take its pictures with my christmas lanterns.. I hope you like it....

December 27, 2011

My Owl Calendar 2012

A happy new year 2012 is coming. I create my 2012 calendar by the helping of My Owl Barn web site. If you visit this site, you can free download owl calendar 2012. And also you can find so nice owl projects.
I made my calendar from an old bamboo placemat. I printed 2012 owl calendar and attached papers per mounths on the bamboo placemat. I found 'WELCOME' theme saltbox picture from the web and added it top of my bamboo placemat. Then I hung it on the entrance of my home. I think it seems so nice and says 'welcome' to my guests....

from My Owl Barn

December 26, 2011

John William Waterhouse, The Lady of Shalott

**And by the moon the reaper weary,
   Piling sheaves in uplands airy,
   Listening, whispers, " 'Tis the fairy
   Lady of Shalott."**

"The Lady of Shalott" is a Victorian ballad by the English poet Alfred, Lord Tennyson (1809–1892). Like his other early poems – "Sir Lancelot and Queen Guinevere" and "Galahad" – the poem recasts Arthurian subject matter loosely based on medieval sources.

John William Waterhouse painted three episodes from the poem. In 1888, he painted the Lady setting out for Camelot in her boat; this work is now in the Tate Gallery.

I am really interested in Pre raphalelite brotherhood artists, like Dante Gabriel Rossetti, William Holman Hunt, John Everett Millais and expecially John William Waterhouse. I like The Lady of Shalott painting from Waterhouse. I printed this painting and applied decoupage technique to tranfer it on a tray.
I think it is good for my wall. Nobody understand that is an old tray. It is a very good decoration for my wall with this wonderful Lady...

December 23, 2011

Decorations for Christmas..

At the end I finished the decorations for christmas of my home. These are last pictures of my christmas corner.

Merry Christmas.......
Christmas Animations

Christmas Animations

December 22, 2011

Christmas crochet placemat..

Hi Dear Friends,
Finally I finished my crochet christmas placemat last night. I really thank to kj sunflower. I tried to make the same motifs as kj sunflower had made. But mine are not so good. So then I used green ribbon on the edge of the placemat. And add 4 little ribbons with pearls at the center motif s edge. I took a lot a pictures to show my christmas placemat and also some little gifts which will be given to my friends at christmas night.
I think It is a nice placemat for christmas night, isn t it?
Thank you...






December 21, 2011

My Christmas Tree....

Day by day my christmas tree is growing.. I know it is incomplete but every day I find new ornaments to add. Last night I wrote 'PEACE' on it. I wish new year brings PEACE for all of the world...

PEACE for all..

December 20, 2011

Just Married..

My snowman was felling so lonely himself. I understand. Then I made a crochet bridge for him. This is a very pretty snowlady. Now I am thinking about her name. I could not find any name for her yet.
But now My snowman is so happy with his wife. Look at them. Nice couple..

Ooo look at her earrings. They are a gift from her husband..

Family photo..

December 19, 2011

Bamboo Photo Frame..

This was an old bamboo placemat but I made a photo frame from it. I made a photo collage of me and my daughter s photograph. And I attached it on the placemat. Then I applied varnish on the surface. Now it is on my wall and just pretty I think..

December 18, 2011

The Ladybug Family..

Hi dear friends,
This time I made crochet ladybug family for my wall. I think they are pretty..

The photo frame on the ladybug family is a recycled object. I made a photo frame from an old bamboo placemat. The placemat was so old that I attached a photo collage of me and my daughter. And It became a photo frame.
Both of them are on my wall. I think they are very decorative..

December 15, 2011

Snowman twins..

Here are snowman twins.. But the first one s nose is so big.. Like my nose..

And my cat likes twins very much..

December 14, 2011

An old photo with a snowman..

Hi Dear friends,
Last night I finished my crochet snowman ornament. It was easy to make this. So I decided to make one or two more.
When I decided to take its photo I choosed somewhere on the table near an old photo. That photo is my mother. But it had been taken maybe 40 years before. Everyhing is chanced now. Sometimes My mother looks this photo and says ' I was beautiful.'
Snowman with my mother...

She is always beautiful for me because she is my MOM..

December 12, 2011

2 recycled projects for Christmas

Hi Dear Friends,
I wish you a very good new week.. At this weekend I tried to make somethings for christmas. Bu tI have so many old and useless things that I could nt throw away them at all. I have an empty bottle and some plastic glasses so I tried to make somethings new from them.
I painted both of them with an acrilic painting and I waited them to dry. Whem they dried, I applied varvish on them. And I waited again. Then I pasted lace on them by the helping with glue gun. I added some pearls and goldish varnish on them.
That s all. The old bottle is a candlestick and the glass is a beautiful vase now. They are very fancy for Christmas I think..