Monday, 29 December 2014

Linen Creatures - Winter collection

Yes, as I have said already - my favorite creative material  is pure linen fabric. It is easy to create any style - simple  rustic, feminine sophistication or popular shabby.
In Australia is summer now (according our forecast we are expecting +40C in 3 days, uh!) but  all my friends have winter and snow now. White fairy tale.
This collection is dedicated to winter mood and my friends )

Basic material - bleached linen fabric.
Shabby chic Babushka dolls set.
Whales story - White Mobi-Dick and Mother with her baby

Rustic toys

Snail Lady. She thinks - she is a Snow Queen ) I am not sure - maybe only Princess )

looks after her tiny cute friends
mobile toys

And my delicate and shy little rag doll - Baby Angel with a lace heart.

Have great winter days, friends!

Wednesday, 24 December 2014

Birds in Cherry Garden Dolls studio

It is Interesting, in modern heraldry the birds  present at 35% of State Emblems in varying interpretations. Question is - how many states, big and small cities have the Bird symbol?

Mobile toys
One of my favorite ideas in work - it is a bird. Wings and ability to fly are symbols of freedom in many cultures.
Like an angel the bird also is a sign of the soul.

Doves - cake topper
What else do people associate with this  sign?
Deity, Creator, sun, immortality, child, motherhood, fertility, the thought, the speed, happiness, purity, love, time.

PR manager Choila loves birds )

Saturday, 13 December 2014

Bunny Rabbit Hare - Female symbol

I know few guys who love bunnies and keep them as pets.  And I can admit - I would like to  take care of some curious,  timid and cute bunny also…So – here is a few interesting facts that I have found about rabbits and I would like to share with you:
In many cultures around the world the Rabbit/Hare represents the moon and consequently, death and resurrection.  Possible reasons:  a Rabbit is resembled in the markings on the Moon (body and 2 elongated ears, nocturnal life, gray / white fur.

The Rabbit or Hare is symbolically linked to the female deities, of youth, fertilityintuition and the revival of life. 

  In Buddhist, Chinese, Egyptian, Greek, African, Native American, Celtic, Hindu and Teutonic myths associated with female hare is the cycle of reproduction. As prolific animals hares and rabbits are often associated with magic and the white rabbit figurine was the mascot to get fertility and is regarded as an assistant at a difficult childbirth.

In Buddhist mythology the Hare is marked as a selfless animal, kind and able to sacrifice themselves. According to legend, a hare jumped into the fire and roasted to nourish the Buddha himself. In gratitude, the Buddha put the rabbit on the Moon.
The Hare often appears in Christian iconography. His helplessness personified people’s reliance on God.
Modern emblems exploit the sexual symbolism of the hare. As an erotic symbol the Rabbit is used, in particular, the famous American magazine for men "

Saturday, 6 December 2014

Make your own Christmas Tree!

Easy DIY (great for beginners) - Make your own Christmas decor!  A very simple and nice idea to make original decoration for a  Christmas table, a fireplace or just sew  cute little gifts to your loved ones.

You need only your creativity, fun and:

2 triangle of felt
1 wooden stick for BBQ and white acrylic paint
scissors, glue for fabric, needle,
lace, beads, ribbon or decorative elements to your taste.

For Christmas Tree base - a tea/coffee cup, a gravy bowl, a creamer, a cactus pot and sand, small decorative pebbles etc.

Are you ready?

1. Paint the stick by white acryl and let it  to dry well
2. While the stick is in drying process, sew on on triangles lace (lace ribbon or trim etc.)
3. Sew the edges of the triangle, cut the lace to shape the triangle.
3. Insert the white stick into a triangle (you can use a fabric glue), sew up the base of the triangle
4. Sew on the Christmas Tree your decorative elements as you wish

Monday, 1 December 2014

Mint, aqua, turquoise

So fresh colors. Cold but light palette.

What are my associations?
Perhaps - bright, inspiring and lively colors. Porcelain and velvet. Rustic chic. Retro 40-50...Transparent twilight.

I could find some colors of such scheme in my garden - succulents. Have a small collection of this amazing and unfussy plants...ah! I would like to buy more )