100% DIY addict, mom to 2 great children and just a very friendly person. Russian is my first language =)
Style - boho
Colors - white is my new passion, love earthy tones and hues. Do not like cool colors so much, like blues. Love turquoise patina though.
Materials - I love linen, silk and soft wools. No synthetics at all please, that is also true for synthetic lace and felt.
Metals - silver(ish), copper and blackish gunmetal finish are my faves. Bronze is fine. I don't like bras and gold.
Natural materials - always nice. Skeleton leaves and pressed flowers are fun, and so are pearls, shells and other natural goodness.
I believe that handmade items should be of superior quality and go above and beyond mass produced stuff in workmanship. I mean whatever the style, even if it is "tattered and stitched", the item should never be falling apart, but wearable and durable, if applicable for that item. Also I believe if an adult artist is working with recycled material a.k.a. garbage, the end product should really be waaay far from garbage and also from a work of a 3-yr old. I love upcycled stuff when it's stylish and usable.
If you are unsure, visit my pinterest page and find an appropriate board. I am sure you will be inspired.
charms of any kind
stamps of any kind, especially the ones related to journaling or the ones I can use in notebooks and smash books. Love vintage stamps, handcarved stamps and really need a date stamp.
Vintage and found photos
found objects, metal objects, like number signs , plates, keys
Real Vintage ephemera - postcards, ledger and graph papers, music sheets,
Fancy teacups and anything related to that theme like charms, die cuts - whatever!
Masks and stencils - love die cuts made from transparencies or page protectors, sequin waste sheets and such.
Paris and France themed items - ANY
Stampington magazines (old and new) - like Somerset Studio, Art Quilting Studio and all others.
I love quirky note pads, lists and memos, journaling spots and other funky papers.
Scrapbooking - I love to create layouts for my albums, not cards. I also like to decorate everyday objects using scrapbooking materials, create mini albums and smash books. Themes I love: children, shabby chic, family, victorian steampunk. Things I like to use in my scrap works: vintage ephemera, lace, die cuts, cameos, metal accents, decorative chipboard, anything of intricate design. My favorite supplies come from Tim Holtz, 7 Gypsies, My mind's eye, Fancy pants. Please don't send me pet themed stuff, stamped images to color.
Art Journalling - mixed media style.
Jewelry - I love cuffs and pendants. Love fiber jewelry and mixed media jewelry, jewelry that says something. I always look for some unusual objects to incorporate in my mixed media style jewelry. I love filigree, charms, industrial chic style things.
Sewing - I occasionally sew, almost never it is clothes. Mostly I make fabric collages and art quilts. I work with natural fabrics only. Absolutely and unconditionally adore linen, hemp and silk. Love white, earthy natural colors and adore hand dyed fabrics. Do not like dark colors, do not like photo print cottons or pet themes.
Fiber Arts - I spin, dye, felt and crochet. I work only with natural fibers and yarns, no acrylic. Art Yarns are by far my favorites!
Mixed media and altered art - I love everything here, especially vintage finds like lace, found curious objects, original ephemera.