Σάββατο, 21 Μαΐου 2016

"There is beauty in our flaws 
because they are uniquely our own. 
They tell a story of what we've survived. 
They are designed as a reminder 
that perfection is an illusion. 
Because without the black 
there cannot be light." 
~Piper Payne - 'Breathing Black'~

Lilac furry neck warmer

And that's the neck warmer
made to match with the lilac hut.
This is a lilac neck warmer,
made of 100% polyester furry yarn,
knitted with needles number 6.  
A simple knit stitch, as alway.
This yarn gets tangle really easily. 
 Below you can see the whole lilac set.
 

Lilac woollen hut

I guess i've said it a lot of times
but... i really love lilac.
I made this hut for me
i also made a neck warmer
to match with it.
I didn't kept them in the end :-P
But i really love them
"The one thing that you have 
that nobody else has 
is you. 
Your voice, your mind, 
your history, your vision. 
So write and draw and build 
and play and dance 
and live as only you can."
~Neil Gaiman~

Seahorse plush

Waiting for summer
I made this little seahorse.
It's made of denim fabric
and it's stuffed with pillow filling.
So... what do you think?
 
"Life is sometimes hard. 
Things go wrong, 
in life and in love and in business 
and in friendship and in health 
and in all the other ways 
that life can go wrong. 
And when things get tough, 
this is what you should do. 
MAKE GOOD ART."
~Neil Gaiman~



Garden fairy

This doll is approximately 20 cm tall.
She has a skeleton made of wire, 
covered with yarn.
The head is a wooden bead.
The skirt is made of fake flowers.
This is the first doll i made 
using this technique.
I 've been watching videos with instructions
for some time now.
So... this is a little flower fairy.
I just hope she'll bring some colour 
in my poor garden :-P

Πέμπτη, 19 Μαΐου 2016

Pontius doll

This is a male doll wearing the 
traditional outfit of Pontos.
Pontos was a place in Asia Minor,
where Greeks used to live.
The doll has a skeleton made of wire.
The limbs and the head are made of clay.
The torso is filled with pillow filling.
The outfit is mostly made of felt fabric.
He is painted with acrylics.
About 353,000 Greeks from Asia Minor exterminated the period 1916-1923. Turkish genocide of Pontian, looting, the burning of villages, hangings and deportations that followed, succeeded in altering the ethnological character of Greek regions. More than 400,000 displaced people arrived in caravan in metropolitan Greece leaving behind a culture aged three millennia and ancestral lands, churches, tombs and schools. They began a struggle for survival while trying to maintain the Pontic culture, music, language, traditions and customs. For decades the Pontian fight to restore the memory of the victims, the recognition of the genocide by Turkey. The Greek Parliament recognized the genocide in 1994 and passed the declaration of May 19 as "Day of Remembrance for the Genocide of Greeks in Pontus Asia Minor."