mandag 30. januar 2012

Strand Neckties

As you might know, I have been working on my new neckties for a while now. I am proud to finally be able to list them in my shops.
And I'm happy to let you know that I won the Redesign price, the adult category, during the Redesign Drammen event yesterday!

Here's the winner tie:

Thank you to my coworker, Sturla Enge Hovdal, for modeling my tie!

These neckties are sustainably made from reused fabrics. They are made with attention to details and quality. Hand printed and partly hand sewn (and machine sewn.) Each tie is unique and numbered, the print will be differently placed. 

If you are looking for that special gift for your special man, you can find them in my norwegian Epla shop: STRAND or my international Etsy shop: Strand Redesign.

I'm having a quiet day today. Resting in front of the stove after a busy week.
I hope you're having a lovely day too!

fredag 20. januar 2012

Redesign Drammen

Søndag 29. januar arrangeres Redesign Drammen.
Jeg har klippet litt fra Drammen kommunes nettside:

"Alt er mulig
Redesignarrangementer har tidligere vært arrangert i Porsgrunn, Bergen og Sarpsborg, og nå er det altså Drammen sin tur. På utstillingen får man se alt fra klær og møbler, til kameraer laget av blikkbokser, fluktstoler laget av europaller og smelting av tinn som blir til små figurer. Det vil dessuten bli moteoppvisning med 7.-klassinger fra to skoler i Drammen, som har hatt som prosjekt å sy sine egne redesignklær.

Publikum vil få muligheten til selv å delta i arrangementet, flere av aktivitetene blir workshops der man selv får prøve ut sine fingerferdigheter. Det vil også bli salgsboder, der man kan få kjøpt flotte ting."

STRAND stiller med salgsbod.
Jeg har med redesign som handlenett, smekker, punger og mine nye slips.

Arrangementet er på Sundland i Drammen fra 12-17.

lørdag 14. januar 2012

DIY Water colour pillow

This is a quick and easy project you can do if you have an hour to spare!
It's ideal for fabrics that have small spots or discolourings that don't go off in the wash.

You need a pillow cover (a well used one will be best) and some textile colour that you mix with water until a consistence similar to cream.
Simply paint onto the pillow cover to get this water colour effect. Mark that some fabrics will let the colour run smoothly while it's dry, while some other, tighter woven fabrics will need to be soaked in water and wrung before you can paint like this.

When the paint has dried, heat fix the fabric with an iron for 5 minutes on medium temperature.
(Or follow the instructions from the manufacturer.)

Good luck!

mandag 9. januar 2012

New work

I have been working on some new ideas and designs lately.
I have been thinking designs for men and typography.
Here's a photo from the printing in my laundry room in the basement.

I have been trying out making neckties.
When I print like this, no tie will look the same. So I have decided to sell them numbered.
It takes me hours of hand sewing to make these ties, so unfortunately, they will be rather expensive.

I will have the first tie tested out next weekend!

Do you remember the quote/text contest I had on my blog in November?
This is the winner text by Rune B. The teatowel is now for sale in my Etsy shop and my Epla shop.

I did not plan for it, but I discovered that the typography design could work well as a teatowel print too.
The typography was random text and quotes. Not really meant to be read.
But there it is, the Eco Man Teatowel. Listed on Etsy and Epla.

I tried to make Noah model for the Eco Man Teatowel.
He didn't think it was a good idea at all...

New Epla shop

ReMade - ReLoved is a new Epla shop.
Anette Seip makes cute, recycled jewelry from found, vintage objects.
Take a look in her SHOP and give her some love!

onsdag 4. januar 2012

Crafting with children -play food

As some of you might remember, the salt dough had it's peak in the eighties.
I occasionally use it for different projects with my daughter or with my students.
Here, I've made some play food with my daughter. We wrapped it in a gift box and used it as a gift for one of her friends.

Here's the recipe I'm using:
3 cups of flour
2 cups of fine salt
1 cup of water (you may have to add more)

Mix salt and the flour in a large bowl.
Add the water. Knead until smooth.

When not in use, wrap in plastic or store in an airtight container.
The finished "food" can be air dried or in the oven on low temperature.