Saturday, 16 January 2010


OK, after having practiced for the last few days I thought I became good at knitting right hoops. I came up with my own little trick of holding the needles. Being left-handed makes it sometimes hard using the needles the right way.... or so I thought...
Well, I thought I'm done with practicing right hoops, I want to go over to practicing left hoops... Sooo, I opened my book and got kind of confused by the pictures that were in there... So I flipped a few pages back to the description of the right hoops... And there I discovered that I practiced them in the wrong way! My mother showed me how to knit the right hoops. She was telling me that she's knitting left-handed, too, but in fact she was doing the right hand version, holding the string in the wrong hand.
Now I was totally confused and thought i could just start practicing the other way... but that didn't work out that well either... so I guess I have to start from the beginning.
But before I am ripping it all appart I had to take a picture to post it here. After all, it was my first piece of knitting. ;)


Thursday, 14 January 2010

Knitting at night being drunk....

.... no, I wasn't really drunk. I just had one glass of wine, was curled up under my blanket, and felt very comfy when I tried my first little piece of knitting....
Well, let's say it looks like Swiss cheese... lots of holes where I must have dropped the yarn from the needle... but I still somehow managed to have more hoops now than I had at the beginning. I don't have my camera at hand, otherwise I'd show you a picture... Oh well, time for another glass of wine and some more knitting... ;)

Sunday, 10 January 2010

New plans for stuffs!

I love working with polymer clay. Time passes so quickly and I can relax from all the stress from school.
The bad thing about it: I need so much material for it (clay in different colours, various tools, jewelry findings, beads, oven, etc) that it is difficult to make stuff when I am not at home.

My boyfriend lives in America, so I spend my holidays either sitting on the plane or waiting at the Airport for him to arrive. Waiting can take quite a while, especially when his plane is delayed.
And when the board cinema on the plane only shows moviesyou're not interested in and you have neighbours that make sleeping impossible, then 10.5 hours can feel like years.

As a kid I loved crocheting. I made scarves and gloves and plushies. Too bad I didn't think that they are worth keeping and they got lost during moving houses or I gave them away. That must have been about 16 years ago. Now I have no clue how to crochet. And I have always failed at knitting.
So I've ordered 2 books, one for crocheting for beginners, one for knitting for beginners. Both include tips for left-handed people (weirdos like me :D). They should arrive Monday or Tuesday, so I'll start reading them next weekend. I'd love to make these crocheting hats you see everywhere, and bags, and gaiters. And I could make them while I need to waste some time. I don't think I'll need more than wool and needles, right? I'll just have to see if I am allowed to take them into the plane with me in my carry-on bag or if I would be a potential threat. Do you think you can take over a plane with knitting needles? ;) Just kiddin'.
But seriously, knitting or crocheting stuff is easy to store in a bag, so theoretically I could do it everywhere.

There are so many other things I'd like to try, like making my own candles or soap. Although making soap sounds dangerous if you're not careful. Maybe I can find a workshop somewhere that teaches you how to do it. Just following the online instructions might not be the best idea.

Then I saw some cute apothecary jar charms online the other day. I already found a store that sells the jars, but I have trouble finding gel that stays liquid. All I was able to find so far is gel that hardens, like resin. Although making resin charms could be fun, too!

And then there is another thing I've read about yesterday. It's called etching, a way to engrave stuff. Doesn't sound too difficult either, but working with acid isn't that safe.

So, lots of ideas, not enough time, lol. First of all I'll focus on learing the whole crocheting and knitting stuff. And of course I keep working on the polymer clay jewelry. But you only find out all about your talents when you've tried various things, right?

So much from me, lesson preparations are waiting for me.

~ Sky

Saturday, 9 January 2010

New Items On Sale!

Good morning everyone!

I've finally listed my new jewelry on artfire!

Here are some pictures to water your mouth!

These steampunk heart earrings are "left overs" from Christmas. Friends had asked me to make them some jewelry to give away as presents and I ended up having one pair of earrings more than I needed. So this is your chance to grab it! They are made of polymer clay, acrylic paint and small gears. And did you notice the extra bit of glamour coming from the Swarovski crystal?

Do you love cupcakes just as much as I do? Then these bracelets are the right choice for you. Three different flavours with sprinkles and cherry top.

Mmmmmmmm cake. I am currently working on different food charms. My favourite cake is marzipan, what's yours? So far I've made a lemon and cream cake with yellow and green marzipan rose, and an orange and chocolate cream cake with orange marzipan rose deco. Don't these look yummy? And they have absolutely no calories! They will just make you sweeter!
And the Swarovski crystal adds an additional spark to them.

Lollipop, lollipop - oh - lolli lolli lolli.... lollipop! bu dum dum dum....
I've made two cute lollipop bracelets for you to wear!

I hope you like my creations! Don't forget to check them out on


Thursday, 7 January 2010

Happy New Year!

Happy new year everyone!

I've been quiet over the holidays, mainly because most of my polymer clay stuff ended up as Christmas gifts from my mother to some of the students she's tutoring.

At least I managed to take a picture of the last 3 steampunk necklaces I made for her before she gave them away so that I have something to show off to you :D

My mom said that she's prefer them in silver for the young girls. I also made a star and a moon in silver for her.

My future mother-in-law got a bronze heart necklace along with some other stuff, my mother got a bronze star necklace along with her other gifts. I haven't seen my mother wearing the necklace yet, but I know that future mom was wearing hers to show it off at work :D

I also made more food jewelry, but I haven't had the time to take pictures yet and put it up on artfire.
A friend from England got a chocolate ice-cream cone necklace and two "lucky poo" key chains for Christmas. Why lucky poo? Because I spotted golden lucky poo on here: And because she's a huge Japanese fan I made her some lucky poo myself. She didn't get her present yet, so I hope she's not reading this blog post before it arrives.
She told me on facebook: "BTW in other news there's a little brown box winging its way to Germany right now... it doesn't contain a bomb... :)" and my reply was "There's a white envelope on it's way to England... it contains poo... :D" but I don't think she took me serious... If she knew!

Anyhow, I'll share my food jewelry with you tomorrow. It's too dark to take good pictures now.