Patchwork without Cutting Tools

It was fun, love, and great desire to learn quilt.

I’ve been sewing and knitting for the past 30 years. I have sew skills and experience as an owner and designer of a fashion house but never make patchwork.

My first patchwork  I made before Halloween 2012. I didn’t have special cutting tools but wanted to try. It was so difficult work but I started the project – Halloween patchwork table topper. I put lining from polyester fabric on the back side.

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First option

Next year, I took off the lining and made from the old patchwork topper new quilted table topper.

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Remodel process

Soon, after first patchwork project I bought the basic tools. From two old shirts and a box I made doll’s bed to my granddaughter. It was my first experience with the full quilting process and  using recycled materials.

I’m not afraid to remodel my life. Don’t afraid you too.

With love,

Iva 🙂

 

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Say “I Love You” to Yoursef

Approaching the day of the lovers. Actually, it is a day of the love messages.
Do you love yourself?

Here is a small creative assignment – write a love message to yourself.

Probably, it is easier you to write to a loved one than to yourself but let’s try.

It would be good to share it because it can be helpful to another. Yes, that’s right – your message to yourself can be instructive to another.

Let’s try to be kind to yourself, and explain your own love to yourself!

That is healthy act, let’s learn to do it!

Happy Valentine’s Day!

With love to myself and to you,

Iva

Ideas for Halloween 2015

Welcome at my art house! 🙂

Now I show you some projects that I made as home decoration. They bring Halloween spirit at my home.
The basically idea in my projects is – to be funny, but not scary.

Here is scarecrow Birdey.

scarecrow

Hi Birdey,
How do you feel?

– I feel very nice on this warm wall. I love my clothes. Here there are not rain and winds, there are two sweet girls and baby boy at home and they are happy to have me.

Here how was “born” Birdey :

scarecrow process

Next is ghost Smiley.

ghost

Hi,
How are you some days before Halloween?
– I am fine and so happy. I can’t wait Halloween evening when two little girls and baby boy will be here and say “trick or treat?” It’s gonna be a lot of fun :)))

Fabric pumpkins are so cute, too!

pumpkin

… And quilted wall hanging with printed sheet 🙂

wall hanging

For each of these projects, I used old clothes – jeans, pants, shirts. It was so fun and relaxation to created that.

Life is Art!

Enjoy!

Candles – decoupage

Halloween is closer and here what more you can make for decoration or gift.
What are you need?

needed Candles, decoupage glue, Halloween napkins, scissor, brush, and your imagination.

Halloween candles

Here is some ideas for Christmas :

needed things

Christmas candle  2

Christmas candle 3

Christmas candle 4

and st.Valentine :

Valentine's candle

It is fun and pleasure!

Enjoy!

Special St.Patrick Gift

This set is an elegant home decoration – quilt with st.Patrick design. It contains quilted two pillow covers and a table runner.

It is a gift to my son in law. He is native Irish and st.Patrick is an important day for his family.

St.Patrick Quilted Set 1 photocat 2-1 photocat 3-1Happy St.Patrick’s Day!

Iva 🙂

Wreath “Baba Marta” – A Strange Project

Do you remember the Bulgarian tradition “Baba Marta“? You can read it again if you forgot.
This is a beautiful and fun tradition for health and happiness.

To decorate with a wreath is not typical, but I love it. This year I made a project “Baba Marta Wreath.”

Here’s how it started.

the beginningTwo weeks ago I made both dolls from yarn. They are a characteristic symbol of tradition. Their names are Pijo (for the man – white doll) and Penda (for the woman – red doll).

Pijo and Penda

I wanted the wreath to brings spring mood and to looks fresh. That was the reason to used plastic flowers resembling snowdrop.

like snowdropAnd here is the finished wreath.  Do you feel how it smells of spring? :)))

The wreath "Baba Marta"Here, you can see models 2016 of martenitsa.

Do you like the wreath? 🙂 Here, you can make order and buy it.

Enjoy with us. Why not?

Happy Baba Marta! :))

Thank you for visiting!

Iva

Why is it lovely to have a pillow cover with a picture?

Pillows are an important part of our home decor and our rest at home. But they can be a wonderful memory about people, places and events. It will remember you about this matter every time when you see the pillow if you have it somewhere at home. Also, it is an unusual way to give this memory as a gift to someone. It means that this person, place or event is very important for you. Often these gifts are a great surprise because it is so exciting to see yourself or the memory on the pillow.
Here are some pillow covers by Iva’s Art House and their stories.

These pillow covers were make for Christmas gifts.

Christmas gift

Christmas gift

Pillow cover with a picture 2

Next pillow cover was made for gift to great-grandma who lives so far from her great-granddaughters. She is my mom. 🙂

Pillow cover with picture 3

On this pillow cover are future parents, some days before baby’s birth.

Pillow cover with picture 4

Next – it is a gift to my custom friend’s birthday – her favorite actor is on the picture.

Pillow cover with a picture 5

Pillow cover that is bellow is a Mother’s day gift. On the picture – mom and grandma of my custom long time ago. How is cute?

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You can use these pillow covers as ideas for your pillow with a picture.
Here are more picture ideas: nature, pets, flowers, important family moments, favorite places, trip, funny moments.

If you want to keep something or someone close to you, convert its picture to pillow. 😉

Reminder: Do not become attached to the pillow!

There is just loving memory, but your life is here and now. 🙂

I enjoy to create and I hope that you enjoy with Iva’s Art, too!

If you like this, please, don’t forget to share it.

Also, you are welcome to Iva’s Art e-shop any time 🙂

Thank you!