I’m here :)

Hey everybody, I hope you haven’t lost me. I’m here, though writing a bit less than usual. Here are some photos of what I have been up to in the last days.

Christmas ornament with a bullfinch on a branch of rowan

To be honest, this ornament is almost a month old. I made it for an ornament exchange on http://crossstitchforum.com/, but did not want to spoil the surprise until the recipient sees it. A couple of days ago it finally arrived to its destination, and I am free to post 🙂

Christmas ornament

Christmas ornament

New temari balls

Two brand new temari balls, the purple one was made for fun, and the Christmas green for a charity workshop scheduled for this Saturday (the proceeds will go to people who help stray cats).

Purple temari

Christmas temari

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New temari balls!

In case you were wondering about my temari progress, here are pictures of the temari balls I made recently. All three were made on request asa presents, one is a traditional “peeking lotus” design, the other – rainbow-colored flowers on C10 division, and the third is almost free-embroidered and features a little angel face with red hair and tiny wings.

Peeking lotus temari and angel temari Continue reading »

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My temari are up for charity!

Hi everybody, this is a quick post with some important news that I want to share! Four of my temari balls are up for auction held by a Pret-a-Kote charity boutique. All proceeds will be used to help stray and rescued cats.

Khokhloma temari

If you’re curious, you can take a peek at the auction itself here: https://vk.com/meow_boutique_pretakote

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Temari with elongated kiku flowers tutorial

A couple of days ago Judy asked for the directions of how to make a temari with slightly modified and elongated kiku flowers. Here is a tutorial!

Green modified kiku temari

Start with a temari base (I chose the orange ball today) and divide it into eight sectors (Simple 8, S8 division) with an obi center line. Here is a great tutorial on how to do it.

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A winning weekend :) JTA certification and PunkProjects

I had a great weekend with wonderful news coming my way both on Saturday and on Sunday, and I couldn’t waut till today to share these news with you 🙂

On Saturday there was a message from Ginny Thompson / temarikai.com informing me that I passed my first level of JTA Temari certification. Yay! Thanks to Ginny who not only made a informative website with tons of tutorials, but also was an amazing mentor!

Just in case you are curious, here are the temari I made for the exams:

Jyouge Douji temari Continue reading »

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