How to Reuse and Recycle Old DVDs?

March 31, 2014, Leina Neima, Comments: 0

What a super-smart idea of using old DVDs by Debbie from Me and My DIY... 


Whole tutorial with many photos can be found HERE


And here is the door to Me and My DIY in Facebook... many projects worth to be discovered :=) 




Whole tutorial can be found here: http://www.meandmydiy.com/2013/05/mosaic-tile-birdbath-using-recycled-dvds.html 


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Wish you tons of creative madness!

February 20, 2014, Leina Neima, Comments: 0
Although it is extremely gray morning today - I wish you all happy, magically colorful and madly creative day!

We all need sometimes just a bit of inner madness - to boost our creativity, find some fresh ideas and make some new fruits of creation appear. Don't be afraid to be childish, laugh loud and make silly things without fear of anybody judging :=) 

The LAUGHING CLOWN NEBULA -Needle Felted Wearable Art Brooch (XBY000-12) 

From afar, the whole thing looks like giant colorful clown. A closer look at the LAUGHING CLOWN NEBULA, however, shows several colorful gas-filled regions which are home to young, extremely massive stars and two mystical round "eyes". Alternatively known as XBY000-12 this weird object still remains quite a mystery for scientists.

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Wednesday's collage

February 05, 2014, Leina Neima, Comments: 0

Wednesday's collage introduces our favorite artists and their artworks from all over the world... 

  • All of our collages in English can be found HERE...


Today is beautiful sunny winter day, so here you can find some absolutely fantastic creation of icy glass objects... visit links below, to discover the web-nests of those wonderful artists!






Flickr favorites: 1. Ice Bubbles Lampwork Bead Set, 2. Lampwork Focal Glass Bead, Ocean Blue 3, 3. lampwork ice bead, 4. Ice Blue Sparkle (


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Happy and Creative New Year!

January 03, 2014, Leina Neima, Comments: 0


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2013 - Wednesday's collage

January 02, 2013, Leina Neima, Comments: 1

We wish you Happy and Lush new Year!!! 



Flickr favorites from my dear group Etsy Europe1. Velvet and Topaz choker-5, 2. DIY Christmas Ornament Tree - how to instructions tabletop centerpiece, 3. Guardian of the night, 4. Wild Roses Fairy Lights - Vintage Pink, 5. Golden bookmark with a spider charm, 6. Autumn earrings, 7. Softly Striking pendant earrings, 8. A touch of gold, 9. Aurora - Gemstone necklace with Citrine, Cognac Quartz, Garnet, golden Rutilated Quartz and Mystic Rose Quartz wire wrapped in 14K gold filled 



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December 24, 2012, Leina Neima, Comments: 0




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Renate Ikinger aka Kreativlink

November 16, 2012, Leina Neima, Comments: 1
Everyone knows, how difficult is to find perfect journal... and perfect Christmas gifts... 

But Renate Ikinger aka Kreativlink has made this task so easy for me - her unique, beautiful, handy and high quality journals are absolutely i r r e p l a c e a b l e !!!

Look around at her web-nests - maybe you can found your own beauty and/or some really valuable Christmas gifts.... 



Flickr favorites: 1. Golden Hands, 2. Pink Climber, 3. Lone Wolf, 4. Magenta Snail, 5. Sea Bubbles, 6. Lemon Tree, 7. Eye of Horus, 8. Bauhaus, 9. Oriental Swirls 


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Fresh Necklace Collection...

March 27, 2012, Leina Neima, Comments: 0
...from Elsa Mora is so sweet and beautiful! This is totally "my cup of tea"!!!! 


1. 10 new necklaces., 2. Five New Necklaces.

You can find her blog posts with many beautiful photos from HERE and HERE. And as her creation is so popular, hopefully fresh items will make us happy really soon... 

We have earlier BLOG POST about her super beautfiul creation in our Estonian language diary.  

Don't speak Estonian? No problem - just crab Google Translate and  read it (Yes we know, this translation can sound funny - but You can get the point, right?!) 


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Rachel Gourley

March 12, 2012, Leina Neima, Comments: 0
Rachel Gourley is artist who makes real wonders with polymer clay - her creation bewitches and amazes me! 

She places her unique polymer clay mushrooms, stones and other delicate "life-forms" into natural environment and they seem to be part of real nature. Yes, a bit unusual and alien-kind of nature - but still looking perfectly real - here and now.  

I really-really love her creation and the way she presents it - hopefully you will like it as much as me :=)  

So open the door of her web-gallery, to see all the magical beauty with your own eyes... 



More Lemmings (Photos are used with permission of the author)


Fungi 
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Mira Pinki Krispil

February 28, 2012, Leina Neima, Comments: 0


Please meet another talented polymer clay artist Mira Pinki Krispil  and her totally magical clorful art world! There is no words to describe all the beauty and details of her work - so please visit her web-nests and take a look by yourself! 






Flickr favorites: 1. chicken , 2. fish wall hanging, 3. btterfly, 4. matryoshka

(Original feature in Estonian)


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Iris Mishly ja The PolyPediaOnline

February 27, 2012, Leina Neima, Comments: 0
Iris Mishly is real color wizard and author of most magical polymer clay creation and her blog - POLYMERI ONLINE is source of true inspiration! You can find her own art and beautiful finds from many other artists there...

Her another webpage, called The PolyPediaOnline shares detailed polymer clay tutorials - you can also find section with some really amazing free tutorials there.

Iris's other web-nests: 



Flickr favorites: 1. New polymer clay heart puffy beads, 2. Creative World 2012 Frankfurt Fair, 3. New Polymer Clay Flower Canes, 4. Polymer Clay Bug Pins

(Original post in Estonian)

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Make it yourself!

February 06, 2012, Leina Neima, Comments: 0
This foxy-valentine pocketbook favor box is just super-hyper-cute. LOVE it!

LOVE-LOVE-LOVE! 

Take a look HERE and make sweet surprise to your beloved ones! 

Author and tutorial: paper-source.com 


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This is such a poetic story...

January 24, 2012, Leina Neima, Comments: 0
...by photographer Ulrika Kestere  

As photos talk so much more than thousands of words, just STEP IN and enjoy her magical creation :=) 



Author: Ulrika Kestere (via colossal)

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Fresh creative year :)

January 18, 2012, Leina Neima, Comments: 0

Craftwerk.ee wishes you all happy and creative year 2012! 




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Wonderful Puff Quilt

November 04, 2011, Leina Neima, Comments: 0
Please meet a bit different type of quilt - so called Puff Quilt!

What a wonderful idea AND such a clear and good tutorial made by The Olsen Family

Highly recommended! 


Photo: The Olsen Family

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Veggie printing :-)

September 19, 2011, Leina Neima, Comments: 0
Maybe you remember our tutorials of renewing old clothes with apple printing and leek printing?

Now we found wonderful idea of making gorgeous celery prints....

 
Please, check out whole story from the creative journal of Maureen Cracknell 


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E-like Etsy (12)

September 06, 2011, Leina Neima, Comments: 0
Some more talented Estonian craft artists found from Etsy...

Shops:



1. Hand felted scarf Sun House --- merino wool --- cobweb --- handmade art 2. Glittery red set of a glass mosaic BOWL and a PLATE with pieces of mirror 3. Lovers Moon felted and with clay moon ornament 4. Summer Fresh Fruit Tart - Post Earrings

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E - like Etsy (11)

September 06, 2011, Leina Neima, Comments: 0
Colorful Estonian crafts from Esty!

Shops: 



1. Pendant - Caramel Carnelian Fringe Bead 2. Redhead Needle Felted Mermaid Art Doll3. Small and Tall (art for kids) 4. Romantic purse with metal handle

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E - like Etsy (10)

June 14, 2011, Leina Neima, Comments: 0
Please meet warm and beautiful art-world painted by Kristiana Pärn from New York.

Her whimsical pictures took us to the places filled with harmless animals in their friendly and cozy world. I wish I could live in such a harmonious place :=)


take a closer look into her:



1.Good Morning 2. The Fox and the Marshmallows 3. Searching for Mr. Fox 4. Cloudberries

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E-like Etsy (9)

June 14, 2011, Leina Neima, Comments: 0
Beautiful and warm knitted art made by Estonians in Etsy!

Shops:


1. Lace shawl with Haapsalu shawl pattern 2. wool-white-twist wrap 3. Lily of valley motif hand knitted cashmere silk original estonian lace wrap stole shawl by Kailill 4. Diamond lace shawl


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E - like Etsy (8)

May 30, 2011, Leina Neima, Comments: 1
Want to see perfect Etsy-shop? Here it is - please meet extraordinary shop called fleurfatale...

Step in and admire wonderful synergy of sweet jewelry and magnificent photos.




1. Bloom Necklace 2. Lotus love earrings 3. Inspired by Frida Kahlo necklace 4. Purple flower adjustable enamel ring


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E - like Etsy (7)

May 30, 2011, Leina Neima, Comments: 0
And now please meet really especial Etsy-shop yourorgangrinder! What a great idea and wonderful craft skills... wow!


1. Spleen Brooch 2. Lungs Embroidery Hoop 3. Specimen Jar Brain Anatomical Curio Medium Sized4. Ovary Necklace

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E - like Etsy (6)

May 16, 2011, Leina Neima, Comments: 1
It is just great to step out from virtual world and meet dear Etsy-friends in the real life!!!

Last week I visited Finland and meet lovely Minna from Etsy-shop called karuski :=)

I really-really enjoyed our short trip and staying in her beautiful atelier, admiring her sweet creation in real and of course, meeting her fabulous cats ;=)

So if you like beautiful jewelry or stylish bags with vintage touch - meet Minna´s creative world here:



1.cranberries- sterling silver vintage glass beads earrings 2. old time rosies- sterling silver post earrings 3. white rose- bracelet with vintage beads 4. pearls dropping- sterling silver vintage beads earrings


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E - like Etsy (5)

May 09, 2011, Leina Neima, Comments: 0
It is time to discover loveliest felted world ever! 

This warm and magical felt art can be found fin Etsy-shop called Intres.

Want to take closer look?



1. Brooch Branch of Oak 2. Purple Weeping willow with a family of owls - Felt Tree 3. Yellow Weeping willow with a family of owls - Felt Tree 4. Brooch Purple - Branch of Oak


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E - like Etsy (4)

May 02, 2011, Leina Neima, Comments: 0
Felt art by Vilte aka Vilte Kazlauskaiteis gorgeous and mystique as a fairytale!

Her nature and body friendly dresses are so beautiful that it is impossible not to dream about having one by myself. Ah!

You can visit her websites, to admire whole beauty here:



1. Nuno felted mini jacket / shrug - Mythology OOAK 2. Nuno felted eco dress - Black coffee OOAK 3. Nuno felted eco dress - Tree of life OOAK 4. Nuno felted eco dress - Inamorata OOAK


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E - like Etsy (3)

April 25, 2011, Leina Neima, Comments: 0
I am true fan of Etsy-shop called Element Clay Studio - please meet talented artist Heather Knight and her absolutely stunning ceramic art!



1.Copper Blue Anemone Bowl 2. Pair of Succulent Micro Tiles 3. Set of 3 Nesting Scallop Bowls 4. Complete Set of Micro Urchins


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E - like ETSY (2)

April 18, 2011, Leina Neima, Comments: 0

Etsy-shop cartbeforethehorse is a mom-and-dad business, a two-person company of artists who make most amazing crafty things together. My super-favorites are their amazing art-dolls.


But it's always better to take a look bu yourself!




ZOEE BUG - Contemporary Folk Art Doll-MADE TO ORDER

ZOEE BUG--- Contemporary Folk Art Doll-MADE TO ORDER


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E - like ETSY (1)

April 11, 2011, Leina Neima, Comments: 0
www.etsy.com in well known web-shop focused on handmade or vintage items as well as art and craft supplies.

 

For craft people this is wonderful way to start selling all things handmade and discover art of other artisans and artists.

 

New theme “E like ETSY” will give some exposure to our Etsy-favorites and share their unique creation with our readers.

 

Enjoy!

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Our first featured fellow Etsyan is wonderful artist matteart alias Matte Stephens and his absolutely charming creation. As it is almost impossible to describe how wonderful his painted word is – you better run to take a look by yourself.

 

Here you can find his

 

 

 

The Duke Of NY riding his bike. 13x19 print by Matte Stephens.



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Sim Luttin

March 25, 2011, Leina Neima, Comments: 0

Another talented artist - Sim Luttin and his wonderful metallic artwork.


(via Daily Art Muse)


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Melanie Moertel

January 28, 2011, Leina Neima, Comments: 2

I am absolutely in love with fantastic lampwork beads by Melanie Moertel – words are weak to describe all the beauty, so you better run to her..


 

…and discover all those unique treasures.



Flickr favorites: 1. Satellites | Focals, 2. Fairy without wings | Focal, 3. Love inside | Fairy focal, 4. Bugs | Focals


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Woolly Fabulous

January 14, 2011, Leina Neima, Comments: 5

Woolly Fabulous makes amazing things from recycled materials. She makes colorful felt from reclaimed wool sweaters and mixes it with drifted zippers and other found materials.  I just love her colorful and playful brooches!

 

Take a look into her

 


Flickr favorites: 1. A little green pear!, 2. A bunch of wee bees..., 3. A bunch of owls..., 4. Yellow zipper chick, 5. Felt and zipper mushroom brooch, 6. Organic brooch, 7. A happy snowman!!, 8. A little felt nose, 9. Felt and zipper chicken ??


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Holiday greetings...

December 30, 2010, Leina Neima, Comments: 0

We wish you all creative, happy and joyful New Year!!!



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Fresh laptop bags in the gallery...

December 05, 2010, Leina Neima, Comments: 1
Take a look at those wonderful laptop bags in our bag making challenge gallery!
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Article

October 11, 2010, Leina Neima, Comments: 0

It’s so cold outside and I dream about warm and beautiful scarf – what about this wonderful “bat”, made by Rudman’s gallery?

 

Check this lovely Etsy shop to admire beautiful wearable felted art.



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Elizabeth Goluch

July 09, 2010, Leina Neima, Comments: 0

Most of us are afraid of all kind of insects – they remind us all those sore bites and nasty stings…brrrrr

 

But metalsmith Elizabeth Goluch seem to have strong passion towards insects – she creates amazingly detailed, beautiful, larger than life size metal insects.

 

Her creation is just incredible! But pictures talk better than thousand words, so lease visit her:

 

Website

Gallery

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New tutorials...

June 09, 2010, Leina Neima, Comments: 0
Come over - here you can find many new tutorials for those, who want reuse stuff. Tutorials are in estonian but with many photos!


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Patricia Zapata

May 15, 2010, Leina Neima, Comments: 0

Today we will meet talented designer Patricia Zapata who creates most stylish and beautiful paper art, writes super clear and useful (recycling) tutorials, runs graphic design studio Zapata Design and is also author of fresh papercraft book called Home, Paper, Scissors: Decorative Paper Accessories for the Home.


As pictures are better than thousand words, just jump into her creative nests to discover her amazing art world:



With kind permission of Patricia we translated one of her recycling projects into Estonian language; you can see it here and the original version of the story here.


Thank you Patricia for sharing it with our readers!


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Marco Magro

April 30, 2010, Leina Neima, Comments: 0

I just LOVE beautiful jewelry – there are so many shiny trinkets, which make my inner magpie feeling happy.

 

But the truth is, that some artists feel closer to heart than others – that’s what happened to me when I first saw Marco Magro´s indescribably beautiful jewelry. It is hard to say, what exactly was this magical thing - which enchanted me?

 

His art just looks and feels so different – unique and rich in details and meanings. Most of his jewelry keep me thinking, that they are living beings and have their own soul and personality. I haven’t felt like this before in reference to jewelry.

 

But pictures are better than thousand words, so please discover his art by yourselves!


 Flickr favorites: 1. Anello Camaleonte, 2. "the city", 3. Occhi, 4. green agate earrings, 5. Anello Vulcano, 6. RED CORNIOLE agate earrings, 7. medusa 2- jellyfish brooch, 8. collana del tempo infinito maggio 2008, 9. new liberty


Here you can visit: 


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Petronella Luiting

April 09, 2010, Leina Neima, Comments: 3

Please meet most wonderful button-wizard Petronella Luiting from Germany.


Petronella is a master with golden hands – she makes amazing button art and jewelry and also unique fabric accessories and clothing. Ladies with large and extra large size are especially welcome to enjoy her creation.


Want to know more about Petronella? Take a look at her:



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Petronella made this wonderful tutorial of this beautiful necklace especially for us. Thank you so much :=)


This tutorial is in Estonian but with plenty of clear photos. Please enjoy…  

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Valéria Nascimento

March 26, 2010, Leina Neima, Comments: 0

My freshest favorite - Valéria Nascimento creates absolutely stunning ceramics. Her porcelain art is so beautiful, so suggestive - just bewitching…

 

Thank you Artmind for the hint :=)  

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Happy Spring!

March 22, 2010, Leina Neima, Comments: 0
NARCISSUS - Needle Felted Brooch

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What do you see in these pictures?

March 19, 2010, Leina Neima, Comments: 2


Flickr favorites. Click to see larger pictures: 1. Orange Studs #1, 2. Ciabatta Bread, 3. Christmas in Miniature - Turquey, 4. Turkish Pastries, 5. Miniature Chocolate and Raspberry Cake, 6. Miniature Bread Tray, 7. Miniature food for Dollhouse - Cookie Preparation Board!, 8. Miniature Sushi For 2, 9. Miniature Food - Crepes Spread #6

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Yes, it really looks like food and actually it is food but one just can’t eat it :=)


This wonderful table is served by Stephanie Kilgast – talented self taught artist and food miniaturist. I just LOVE her work!


Stephanie discovered her passion for miniatures in summer 2007, while she was searching for a new hobby and this passion somehow grew bigger and bigger until it got her entire life… Now she has her own brand - PetitPlat Miniature Food. 


Please step into her website and her blog and her Flickr gallery to take a closer look at her amazingly well done and appetizing creation.


Or just buy something tasty from her Etsy shop.

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Kristina Logan

March 05, 2010, Leina Neima, Comments: 0

When I first saw glass art made by Kristina Logan, I was absolutely stunned!

 

What a mysterious and hypnotizing patterns! What a magical use of colors! What a delicate marriage between glass and silver!

 

It is almost impossible to express this beauty by words, so please take a look at her website to see it with your own eyes.

 

I really wish to have one of these beauties to be mine one day – so my dear friends, this is shameless hint  for choosing my next Christmas present :=) *LOL*


Photos by Dean Powell and Paul Avis and they are published with the permission of the artist


Turn the page and...


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It is time for...

March 03, 2010, Leina Neima, Comments: 0
...fresh Wednesday's collage :=)


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Shades of White...

February 27, 2010, Leina Neima, Comments: 0

First bags for our bag making challenge’s current theme “Shades of White” just arrived...

 

Run into the new gallery to admire these beauties…



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Inkyspider

February 20, 2010, Leina Neima, Comments: 0

Please meet talented textile artist Inkyspider!


Her exiting and colorful textile world bewitches me for long time now; especially I enjoy her way of mixing old traditional techniques with new ideas and skills.


She uses mostly organic and nature friendly materials to design her textile art and also keeps Earth green making beautiful and useful reusable bulk food bags.


You can find her irresistibly beautiful – earthy and/or bright colored art here:


Flickr favorites: 1. Gift of Harmony sacred object bag, 2. Eye See You fabric brooch pin, 3. Mystical Butterfly cloth napkins, 4. Magic Weaver sacred object bag, 5. Snake in Flower cushion cover, 6. Primitive Coral fabric brooch pin, 7. Snake in Flower brooch pin, 8. Coiled snake fingerless gloves, 9. Sea Lily Hoody
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New theme

February 01, 2010, Leina Neima, Comments: 0

The third theme of bag making challenge "Outside of the Frame" (for February 2009 and March 2010)   is


Shades of White.


You can use all shades of white combined with others tones – using lot of textures and embellishments to bring out beauty of majestic white.


Rules of this challenge can be found here – don’t hesitate to contact us, to get more information. Deadline in April 5th for this theme. 


The gallery of previous theme Femme Fatale is still open for last entries (until the February 5th).


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Dangerously beautiful Femme Fatales in the house

January 29, 2010, Leina Neima, Comments: 0
Stunning new bags are arrived for the bag making challenge Otside of the Frame!

Step into the gallery and check them out! 


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Hello and happy creative year 2010!

January 20, 2010, Leina Neima, Comments: 0


For us this year started with tempo of a most speedy rocket - new exiting project to start, new creative ideas to accomplish…

 

Who are we? Want to get know us better? Take a look at short story about us

 

Our website is yet mostly in Estonian but gradually we start bringing some news also in English.


So far take a look at the fresh Wednesday's collageand - stay tuned!

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