Friday, August 17, 2012

a loom of carpets finished, and a new one started...

It is again some almost a Month I did not 'Blog'...
I did finish a loom of carpets and started a new one already some weeks ago.
These were custom made 'Beluch' carpets:
I even made a 3th one a slightly different version for my own.
And after knotting weeks and weeks on similar designs I neede something really different.
So here a picture of my first try to a French Aubusson or Savonnerie style carpet:
And I forgot to tell that this one is for sale this weekend on the Miniature Show Online :
at the really bottom of my page

I did like it so much that I wanted to try one more.
So I finished my second - a little bigger - Aubusson yesterday.  It is still on the loom and will look better when finished but here a previeuw of it:

They all look much better in real....

And after two Aubusson ones I need to start something different again :-)

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

I can't believe I did not post since Februari! Chicago

I can't believe I did not post since Februari!

Life has been hectic and I did feel sooooo tired a long time.
I am slowly slowly recovering but the hot summer does not really help me.

DH is home today so I have an unexpected day off today, one of the first since a very long time.

Lets try to start from Februari...

The first familly of my guests left somewhere in March : the twins their sister and their mother.
Life was a little more quiet after they left my very crowded flat.

Just before I left for Chicago the other little girl and her mom also went home agian.

ready to leave:  she was really cute and I miss her!

The last of my guests went home 18 june, after school finnished.
Can and Merve did finish their shool year here in Sel├žuk and can go on to the next year in hometown again.

And then I left for Chicago.
My room mate had to cancel last minute and I did not find someone else to share my room with.
Anyway I had a very nice quiet time there.
It was nice to see all my friends again, this year specially the petit pointer friends...
Here a picture of my table:

I took a workshop with my friend Kari Bloom, she is a very talented lady and a very good teacher.
 Thank you Kari!
I took this picture of the chair I made in my room, it is perfect with my big silk carpet.

And dinner with petit pointers:
                              me and Tamra, I don't remember who took the picture but I love it!

The show was 3 days now and after a flight of 12h. from Istanbul, the jet-lag, the stress of all winter and the 3 day show I was SOOOO  tired that after breaking up my table the last evening, I fell in my bed at 7 in the evening and did even not go down for dinner,  I was exhausted and slept until morning.

It is now end of July and I am still working hard...I finished a loom of carpets some days ago, started a new loom.   I also started making placemats for a customer and I am preparing my table for the 'Online miniature Show'somewhere in August -have to check out the correct date :-)-  so I am busy all the time....

I hope to put some pictures on my blog in some days!

Sunday, February 12, 2012

carpets and pillows finnished and birthday party at home!

the carpets I have been working on so hard since 14 November are finally finished and ready to go to the customer.  I am not easy happy with my own work but I do LOVE them!

The W.Nichols inspired art deco carpet:

and a 'Leopard' carpet :

Yesterday we had a big Birthday party at home: the twins 5th. birtday!
My husband could not come so I had to take the picture :-)

Monday, January 2, 2012

The green W. Nichols carpet is finally finnished!
One and a half Month of work, about 6h. a day (not on Sunday....)
It is still on the loom because I still have space for a next custom order on the same warp.