My stories

Thinking out loud No. 1

Creative ideas fly directly in the air. It is only to lend a hand and to have time to catch the elusive thought, the time to bring it to life.

Not worth it for a very long time “to bear” the thought, wait for it to finally “ripen” in the head in the form of the desired option. It is often such a long wait does not implement the idea. The idea transformed and in the end lose their colors and original appeal.

Many may not agree with me and perhaps this approach is peculiar to me, but I think there is still the same as I do. I’m trying to implement your ideas immediately in hot pursuit. Once in my head, there was even a tiny bit of the idea, I immediately start trying to implement it. And believe me, she immediately begins to grow into the nuances, details and new colors. And it happens that she transformed beyond recognition and it becomes quite a new idea. And you have this happen?

Why am I still writing?!
Imagine that you have several kinds of creativity. How often do you visit the thought- ” why not combine my skills, not whether it will give me a new and not less interesting. Perhaps or even definitely they can complement each other.

And so it happened that little blue dress. The beads on it are not sewn and tied into the fabric.IMG_3056

My doll accidentally fell into the sugar bowl)))) and here in the photo. As always in thought)))IMG_3073

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Project for Julia

Continue to test the yarn Nirvana. For a new project, I chose shades of green and light beige color. The dress was conceived as an outfit for Julia to autumn period, with long sleeves and floral patterns. For flowers, I chose a dark shade of dusty rose. For the petals of pale green edging and part of the ornament of the marsh shade. I came up with to complement the dress a small headband with flowers and decorate them the hair of my doll.creativhook AG mini

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Yarns

 

So. Yarn to create the pattern for the ornament I found on Pinterest.

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Pattern of ornament

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After I knitted a dress, you should choose the suitable color of buttons. I chose buttons in tonal colors on the ornament.

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Buttons

 

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The dress looks very soft and warm for fall and winter. And ornament for the hair, too, was great.

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Ornament in the skirt

creativhook dressIn my collection, there are a few dolls of suitable size. I thought perhaps this dress has the size for example, Jia, by Lati Yellow.latiyellow beige dressThen I remembered my fascination with wire. And on light, there is such a basket of flowers.

 

So, my project is finished.

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New dress and the idea.

Today my story will be all about the single dress, but about an idea! I recently dismantled my huge inventory of yarn and thought….Why not make a small collection of dresses, only United color palette. Each dress will be knitted of one color of yarn and embellished with floral embroidery.  Some of the dresses I showed you.  This time I chose an amazingly beautiful color. This colors name is  Nirvana – Butterscotch by Filatura di Grossa Italia.272cb43926014118a4af839b9da549e6I knitted the dress, the bottom of the dress designed small two-tone ornament, imitating pebbles on the ground and Chose the right thread for embroidery.  The idea of embroidery became this image from the Internet.

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Start of work

 

And that’s what I did. My Julia very beautiful in this new dress.2960

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back of dress

 

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Have you heard what is Coworking?

Today my post will be about the place about which I had never heard, but always wanted such a place was. Doing things you love, we will find people who share your interests and your Hobbies. In such cases, should be the place where you will be comfortable discussing important moments of your activities or just to chat about random topics, of course not forgetting to share your findings and your achievements and perhaps new knowledge.
I dream of such a place as the Women’s club that I could come and women go about their creative projects. Where over a Cup of tea or coffee in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere could talk on the town, but they understand women’s topics.

I have a friend and colleague, her name is Anna Aleksashenko. Remember I wrote about her playing with dolls)?

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Now we are like-minded and colleagues. We have recently come to the conclusion that we need to “live” meetings, and not just a conversation on the phone or social networks.
We decided to arrange a so-called “symposia” with discussions of our shared projects or new work. Of course, we have a lot of time is spent on work, but “stew” in its own juice is not beneficial to our creative process. We had chosen for our meetings, some cozy cafes, but …..we found a new place!! That’s just about it and my story! IMG_2896
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Have you heard what is Coworking?
In many countries, this field of communication is already more developed. In Russia, it became popular recently. So, a little historical and useful facts.
Coworking in a broad sense — the approach to the organization of work of people with different employment in a common space; in a narrow — like space, collective office. Coworking describes the flexible organization of working space and seeks to build communities of residents and internal culture.In the context of urban coworking considered as a kind of “third places” — public spaces, connecting people for communication and creative interaction. Often co-occupy buildings and premises, having lost their previous purpose: the factory shop, the former schools, and even churches.In close to the modern sense of the term “coworking” was first used by the Game designer and fun theorist Bernard Coven, to indicate the approach defined it as ” a collaboration of equal people”. Company training organized by the Cov included the joint decision of the working task through brainstorming and discussions and, in fact, called coworking. He also became the first owner of a domain name coworking.com which subsequently voluntarily handed over to the coworking movement.

Brad Newberg has also been a co-founder of the coworking Citizen Space in San Francisco, CA

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The first ever co-working opened August 9, 2005, in the house of the feminist community Spiral Muse in San Francisco.8dc6bbc1aac24d5691bb60bc1f1e4782 featured_47d918cde4Tired of the lack of communication in the office and the uselessness of the work at home programmer Brad Newberg has established a coworking as a non-profit partnership and invited potential participants jobs, free Wi-Fi, breaks for meditation, shared Lunches and joint Bicycle rides in exchange for a small monthly premium. A year later, Brad closed the first coworking and co-founded a new — Hat Factory.20150226-London-Soho-11

Tired of the lack of communication in the office and the uselessness of the work at home programmer Brad Newberg has established a coworking as a non-profit partnership and invited potential participants jobs, free Wi-Fi, breaks for meditation, shared Lunches and joint Bicycle rides in exchange for a small monthly premium. A year later, Brad closed the first coworking and co-founded a new — Hat Factory.
First in the Old world coworking appeared in 2005 in London and in 2007 in Berlin and now remain one of the largest in the world. The London Hub has become an international network of 65 spaces on five continents, and opened in Berlin Kreuzberg Business Class Net was the first network of coworking, a developing franchise.2014-02-22-11.08.27-1-1024x683

By 2007, the concept of “coworking” is entrenched in the English language, and in 2009 he published the first book on coworking — “I’m Outta Here: How coworking is making the office obsolete” by Drew Jones. In 2010, the coworking movement celebrated the fifth anniversary of the opening of coworking at Spiral Muse by carrying out the first #CoworkingDay. In 2011 hosted the first conference, which brought together the founders of coworking from all over the world — Global Coworking Unconference Conference.n3AbFt7q-UM

We found us in St. Petersburg such a place. It was amazingly creative and positive place. The young people were busy with their own Affairs, and absolutely no one no one interfered. At the entrance, everyone got a vintage alarm clock as the symbol of time. As a sign that you should treat your useful time very carefully. ( because time in this place is paid for) this time we studied the new resources that will help us further promote our small shops. And of course we have implemented is not yet large, but a joint project for a single client. Some photos of our workspace. And I have no one photographed))))IMG_2886IMG_2884IMG_2889IMG_2897IMG_2892

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Crimson fashion show

Today my story will be devoted to the Nirvana from the Italian yarn manufacturer Filatura di Crosa and dresses for dolls. As I wrote before, for my works I use only very high-quality yarn and often produced in Italy. Soft and thin, it fits perfectly for knitting the smallest dolls. The composition of this yarn contains Merino wool, which is considered the best material in the world.Yarn Nirvana has a wonderful feature — it absolutely does not irritate the skin, so is perfect for creating baby things. Also, 77e5942697d1af20b114bd2b9d7e2ebdit is possible to knit products for Allergy sufferers and people with sensitive skin. In addition, the yarn is Filatura di Crosa Nirvana has excellent thermostatic properties and elasticity, so stuff from it for many years do not lose their properties and retain an attractive appearance. It is also worth noting that, according to experts, products made from Merino wool have a positive influence on health, realizing a micro-massage the body and thereby improving circulation. Care, too, such things will not cause you trouble. Wash this yarn in warm soapy water, wring out in a towel and then dried in the unfolded form. Full description

Full description
Roll length: 340 m;
Weight: 25 g;
Material: 100% Merino wool;
Needle Size: No. 2,0-2,5; ( but I prefer No. 0.6 – 1.0)
Knitting density: 10×10 cm – 34 loops 38 series  ( In my case, 70 loops 100 series.)

Some fans and collectors of dolls like when their dolls dressed in the same dress. I heard this opinion from my clients. And since dolls are different in size, the dress can be linked with small changes, but stick to a single style. As decoration, you can use miniature embroidery or lace, small decorative items ( I have the items for jewelry making) and crochet flowers. And believe me, your dolls are amazingly beautiful, even if the color of the dresses they match.
So, I chose to create this mini collection Pink color yarn Nirvana. As my models represented: American girl mini Julia Kelly by Mattel and Heidi Ott Toddler. All the attention is on the screen.

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Pink dresses for my dolls

 

 

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Heidi Ott Toddler 2,75 inches

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Kelly doll by Mattel 4 inches

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Sweater for Julie.

My new doll Julie became for me a source of inspiration. Her sweet face looks at me in hope for new outfits. I wish her outfits were the most beautiful, the more yarn I have a lot of ideas and no less). The White sweater should be in every woman’s closet, and why not to knit a sweater our Julia. White sweater with braids this is a very cute outfit, and I started knitting it. When the sweater was almost finished, I thought….why not combine knitting and embroidery?)2500

To do the embroidery on the thin knitted fabric is not difficult. You can use some of the descriptions. Or just look at pictures. For example here are

 

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Examples of little flowers

 

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As I have been knitting for a long time, I have accumulated a lot of small balls of different yarns. Sometimes so much so that I remember the orders when holding a particular ball.2505

 

Before you start to knit the sleeves, I made another photo. The flowers turned out all different and I did them in different techniques.

 

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And there was a solemn moment, the sweater is ready. I don’t sew very well, so the skirt is a little funny))) I think it has turned out beautifully. What do you think?1862

 

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My dear Julia.

 

 

 

 

 

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Baby doll blanket

Today I will show a little novelty. Here’s a blanket I tried to crochet for my dolls.2630 For the background I decided to use the idea of cross-stitch. The simplest to start. Only 4 colors. This is a pattern of my idea.a795a4c6a9c1ffced4ec205dd48aa38d Each cross of this scheme I have a small box, or as it is called by many knitters, “grandma’s square”.

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baby doll from Heidy Ott

 

But that’s the most tedious in this work is to hide the tails of the thread)))

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the tails of the thread
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Work in process

Many will agree with me that this process is very time-consuming. But how good the result of this hard work! What do you think ? Should I continue this job?

 

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American girl mini Julia

In my collection of doll house has a new doll. My new doll Julia from the wonderful American girl dolls mini. This mini doll is just as great, only she has a vinyl body , not soft. She’s got an amazing face. It is drawn so beautiful that it seems very alive. Her height is about 16 cm ( 6 inch), painted eyes, hair of excellent quality. I found an amazing wizard doll shoes, and now my Julia can perfectly stand on your desktop. Arms and legs move. In General, perfect.  Heroines of the American Girls – lot of allow you to gather a large collection, but I chose Julia. I thought it was very sweet and a bit like me in my youth.

And I immediately went to work. While the closet is great, I just started to create one, but three dresses I can show you. To create dresses and used needles and very thin needles. As decoration I added one of my favourite silk thread embroidery. So…all the attention is on the screen….agw5agw3agw2beg4

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Soft pink dress

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Nano doll from Bluefairy


Last year well-known Korean company BlueFairy announced the release of the new nano-jointed dolls growth of only 4.8 centimeters ( 2 inches).

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The advertising company was excellent. Fans of miniature dolls could not stay indifferent at the sight of this miracle. Dolls that distinguishes this company from many others? Very cute faces and Soft here, and it can serve as your company’s branding. I chose for my collection the little doll.

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Despite its size quite small, the doll used all hinges like a big doll. It’s hard to imagine what is possible. When ordering you have the opportunity to choose make-up. I chose without this option in the hope that I have an artist who will draw me a face. I was not wrong, and after only a month and a half, my baby was already sitting on my desktop. She arrived in a branded box and at first, I was even afraid to touch it.4d2d

The first series of dolls was released with wings and a small magnet on the back of the doll. It really angel), Then my little doll went to the artist Marina. The wait lasted a long time, and that’s understandable. Draw eyes and lips on a tiny face proved to be very difficult. And I didn’t rush the artist. And finally, a baby with an angel’s face I have.
But then a new question arose))) the wig where the doll came from Korea was not in very good condition( I at your own risk tried to make a new one. Turned out to be quite suitable with blond curls.11dThe next stage outfits!!! Oh, my God! Dresses that I knit for the baby of 5 cm, were large. Even the smallest dress!!! So now I’m going to do a whole new line of nano doll!240824062411

Here’s what I found about the company BlueFairy on the Internet.
Bluefairy ball-jointed doll making for many years, with two different lines — mini size (43cm) Baby Fairy lines and tiny size (14cm) Pocket Fairy line. In 2009 Bluefairy closed the store for several months, and again under the same ownership and management as a minor World. Minoru World had previously been a dealer of Bluefairy dolls, as well as selling their own limited edition versions of Bluefairy dolls not available on the regular Bluefairy webshop.In October 2012, Bluefairy announced that Minoru World will close and be merged into the main site Bluefairy, All the dolls, previously only available on the website of Minoru World now available Bluefairy.
In addition to dolls, they offer a lot of additional materials, wigs and clothing, shoes and spare parts.
And most important the size of the doll
Height: 5 cm
Hand length: 1.5 cm
Shoulder width: 1.3 cm
Bust: 3 cm
Waist Circumference: 3 cm
Hip circumference: 3.7 cm
Foot length: 1.5 cm
Legs: 1cm
Circumference of Foot: 0.5 cm
The width of the Hand: 0.7 cm
Neck circumference: 1,5

 

My stories

“Everything is in our hands, so no need to put them down!” Coco Chanel.

I am 52 years old. In October 2017 will mark 53. I’m not ashamed to talk about my age, and saying that it is improper to ask a woman about her age, I’m not pretty.

So….I am 52 years old. As I wrote in one of my posts, I’m engaged in creative work. Knitting, as it turns out, that’s exactly my class! Even in the last couple of years when I worked in the hotel business, I still found time for my favorite pastime. And here a year ago the hotel business was finished, and I again focused on my hobby. And again made it my job. What I realized now, after a long break.

****The professionalism has no expiration date. With age, your professional skills are only better because they are enriched with experience.****
So. All I knew and know now helps me to create doll clothes. And the fact that she’s tiny, makes me continue learning and improving skills.
I’m not trying to repeat itself and to work like I worked before. It is not possible and in my opinion counterproductive.

“With age and experience changes our attitude to work and that work brings us joy and satisfaction”

In one book I read the following lines – ” Don’t be afraid to start a new business, regardless of years. There is nothing better for the brain than new experiences and challenges. There is nothing healthier than a case that is fun.” How is this formulated correctly and precisely? And here are a few rules or expectations which appeared to me important and worthy to share them with you.

1  Let’s start small but their own business. It will give you freedom and a sense of belonging, and most importantly, the ability not to depend on other people’s stereotypes about your age and your occupation. To obtain salary, you need to convince others of their abilities and, to get income — enough to convince yourself

2  Do not hire and do not hire. They sell the results of their personal work and their personal abilities.

3  Find what you love to do anyway, and learn how to get paid for it. This is the job of your dreams. Remember: what you like to do, is a hobby. That hobby became a business, you need to find a form in which it is claimed by others. It’s not always easy, but always possible.

4  Imaginary features are always more attractive than real. But the real good that they can be used.

5  Use your expertise and not your time. Selling your time, you will lose it by selling your experience — just multiply it.

6  Age when too late to learn a new profession, does not exist. Age does not create physical constraints. They create our perception of it.

And the most important thing for me – “With age, learning becomes more difficult and easier!”

I’m back from vacation, with a new mood and new ideas. I’ve had time to think about your classes. I know exactly what I want. Therefore, only forward!