Sunday, December 7, 2008
Sunday, November 2, 2008
Isn't it adorable?
A little pillow for perfect finishing touch for the couch or chair in a nursery or little girl room. Made of 100% cotton striped fabric and linen/ cotton mix in a middle with pink palm tree appliqué.
Available at ETSY.com
Thursday, October 23, 2008
Monday, October 13, 2008
Italian Strung on Eyebrow Window
Just was playing with Minutes Matter Studio again. This is amazing software to help imagine the look of a new window treatments on your windows.
Next time I will try to do a rendering on a photograph.
Sunday, September 21, 2008
Enhance your living space with this beautiful pillow cover!
This beautiful and colourful pillow cover made from cotton will brighten up any room. The same fabric featured on the front and back.
This pillow cover measures 16" x 16" and closes with a zipper.
Labels: decorative pillows
Tuesday, September 9, 2008
I started to sew this crazy pillow about three months ago, but for some reason put it aside. A couple of days ago I found this unfinished decorative pillow and decided to finally finish it.
Now you can see the name is right - Crazy Pillow You could buy this pillow at ETSY.com
Just couldn't stop playing and trying to produce renderings.
So exited to be able to learn and design custom window treatments with MM Studio.
I am in process of discovering new resources for the custom window treatments designing.
Saturday, August 30, 2008
Minutes Matter Studio is a computer program to help clients to visualize their dream window treatments and designers/ decorators to create the best renderings, illustrate the effects of a custom design before fabrication begins in the workroom.
This program maximizes the design process, saves hours of time during consultations and eliminates costly communication errors!
I just started to play with this program and in ten minutes I created a simple rendering for two storey window:
It is just a beginning and a long way to achieve knowledge and perfection, but the tutorial for this program will help me with my goal.
Monday, July 14, 2008
February brought the opportunity to participate in ONE World-ONE Heart Event.
So I got a chance to showcase my pillow and my blog to the whole world and I grabbed the chance with both hands.
The participation not only brought a lot of creative visitors to my blog, but also gave me unexpected exposure in Artful Blogging Magazine.
Below is a picture of the pillow I was offering to win in ONE World-ONE Heart Event.
To read more about this wonderful event please go to http://oneworldevent.blogspot.com
Tuesday, July 1, 2008
Sunday, May 25, 2008
Goblet pleats are another very elegant type of decorative pleats for draperies. Pleats fall from each goblet and can be stuffed with an interlining or stiff buckram placed inside each pleat to ensure shape.
Cut-away goblet pleat with a button
Goblet pleats with a button
Simple goblet pleats
Goblet pleats have a rich, elegant and sophisticated appearance and look wonderful with most décors. f
Saturday, March 29, 2008
When you think about draperies heading - what first come to your mind?
But there are many other types of pleats and headings are available. Even a pinch pleats can have some twist with little details like covered button or tassel.
I will try to showcase as much draperies heading ideas as I could find through the books, internet and magazines.
1. Pinch pleats are the most commonly used pleats to finish drapery heading. Pinch pleats offer a uniform fold and a tailored look. Two and one and a half times fullness is standard.
Pinch Pleats with Buttons
Pinch Pleats with Little Rosettes
Pinch Pleats with Tassels
Now I will go and try to find more ideas for pleats.
So stay tuned...
Monday, March 10, 2008
Fabric: Twill looking fabric made of 100% polyester, embellishments – polyester taffeta.
Stuffing:100% new white polyester. Hand sewn closure.
Monday, March 3, 2008
Hand made cross stitched art is unique and affordable wall art.
For a long time people were embellishing their clothes and household items with hand embroideries.
This traditional cross stitch design was cross stitched about 10 years ago.
Another sample of my work is about 11 years old and pattern was found in special edition magazine by "Burda"
I agree, that cross stitching is time consuming craft, but it give you a surcease in your everyday crazy life.
I found this free and fun cross stitch text generator at Magic Robot Cross Stitch website.
So sit, stitch and enjoy!
Friday, February 29, 2008
ARTISAN of the World Catalogue is a guide to Handmade online shopping. It was created by
"Artisanimpact" designers and team and dedicated to the many artists whose own crafts are a work of art.
ArtisanImpact.com is a handmade jewelry shop in Montreal, Canada. The designers put aside time to create this catalogue.
Catalogue features many talented artists and crafters who sell at Etsy.com
Lenkart was featured on page 18, and I am very proud!
Friday, February 15, 2008
What can you do with narrow stripes of fabric leftovers?
In my opinion even tiny pieces of fabric could be used to produce beautiful things.
I have 2.5” wide stripes of nice silk fabric, and I don’t want to waste them, because the fabric is pretty and it is a natural silk.
Here is the first part of that pillow:
Next I added several stripes of silk. I call this parquet technique:
Than I added more stripes on the other side of the “window”:
Now I have to decide what technique to use for the back side of the pillow. Should I use the same parquet technique, or just to sew stripes along or use a whole piece of silk fabric to make the back of the pillow?
I will let you know after I make my decision, and I will post the photo of the finished pillow as well. So, stay tuned.
Thursday, February 14, 2008
Thank you all for participating and your lovely comments about my pillow cover. For those, who interested to see more of my creations or even want to bay them, there are two places: www.LenkArt.com and my Etsy shop.
And the winner of my 2008 OWOH giveaway is: Danielle
Beautiful pillow cover. I'm partial to red so I absolutely love this. Please enter me in your drawing. collectiveelements at gmail.com
February 8, 2008 1:43 PM
She won Originally Designed Decorative Pillow Cover made by designer Elena Filippova.
I will ask Danielle to send me picture of this pillow at her place, and if she will send it to me, I will post it on my blog.