Thursday, October 27, 2011

How to manage long hairs of your daughter

Many mothers allow their daughter's hair to grow long. Long hairs can be styled in pretty and cute ways. Long hair has a number of options that are beautiful and stylish.
You can make buns, braids, pony tails and pig tails. A pony tail is made by picking all the hair into one place on the back of the head, and keeping it there with a hair tie. Pig tails are made by dividing the girl's hair into two sections. Pig tails can either poke out from the head above the ears, or they can be down and toward the back of the head, near the neck.
Here Nicole show us what you can make with hair of your daughter using elastic hair ties:

Monday, October 24, 2011

New yarn

Today I gone to buy new yarn because I decided to make crochet skirt for me. I my favorite shop I saw this wonderful yarn. I don't know what I will make with it but it fabulous! Of course I could not share with you:

Cute hair pins for Nicole

Many of us have children and who has a girl know they seem to come from the womb with a collection of hair clips, hairbands, hair pins... 
I don't have children but my friend has beautiful girl 6 years old. This year she gone in the school. Nicole is half russian and half italian girl and she inherited blond hair from her mother and chocolate eyes from her father. I love Nicole very much. 
I made some hair pins and hair ties with crochet flowers for Nicole and she jumped from happy. So I thinked why I don't make this tiny things for other girls and this is outcome. Of course I made photos with Nicole. She was so anxious to be a model)

These bobby pins are simple  - crochet flower attached to the bobby pin. It's finished with a bead in the center of the flower. So, If you know to crochet, you can make little flower and sew it on the bobby pin. Pretty, cute and unique these crochet bobby pins are perfect for girls of all ages. I made them from cottone for childrens that has special ueropean certificate of health and safety of textile products.
You can find cute hair pins of different colors in my shop.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Crochet earrings giveaway

Take a chance to win wonderful crochet earrings from my shop!
Chose your favorite color!
Rules are here

A winner will be chosen on October 29th.
This is open to worldwide!
Good Luck Everyone!

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Free Halloween image

Halloween is near the corner and it's time to prepare decoration, costume and  and other essentials things.
Maybe you decided to make a gift for your friend or just surprise him with postcard? That's why I share for you these vintage postcards. You can print them and use as a gift tag os postcard.
You can print these images easily on your home printer. Make right click and save the image.

Please, be aware that the digital collage sheet is not be sold as digital or printed collage sheet.

In graphic shop  KarisaGraphics you can find many collages for all you craft and scrapbooking needs.

Enjoy and Happy Halloween!

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Pumpkin risotto

We love pumpkins! Especially for Halloween! Today I share with you pumpkin risotto recipe (risotto alla zucca). It is a simple but tasty and you will cook it in about 30-40 minutes. 
I never liked pumpkin but this plate I cook often)

You will need:
200 gr rice
300 gr pumpkin
50 gr butter
50 gr parmigiano, grated
1 medium size onion, chopped
500 gr hot water or vegetable broth
100 ml white wine
Salt & pepper to taste

Remove the peel and the seeds of pumpkin. Cut it into pieces and boil. Remove the pumpkin from the water and whip it up with the blender. Reserve the liquid, this is your vegetable stock.

Saute the onion until golden in color in about half of amount of butter. Add rice and stir. Cook for about 5 more minutes and add some wine to the mix. Stir onion, rice and wine together.

Add some reserved vegetable stock or hot water to the pan, stir. Add pureed pumpkin and the rest of liquid. Stir and cook all together until rice will become tender. 

Add the other half of butter and the parmigiano. Stir and leave for a couple of minutes under the lid.
It's ready to serve!

Monday, October 10, 2011

Halloween earrigns tutorial

Halloween is nearly here yet again and that means, among other things, time for Halloween costumes.  It's one of those times of the year where you can truly be anything and anyone and that is why it is tough to narrow down the choices. For those many people who enjoy being creative about Halloween, it’s time to get moving on this year’s ideas. I will help you celebrate the Halloween with fun and color! 

These are easy to make orange crochet earrigns with black beads that seem two pumpkin. You can make them with your own hands! 
You need:
2 earrings hooks (better black), 
2 round head pins (better black), 
4 black beads, 
2 crochet orange balls,
wire cutters,
round nose pliers.

If you don't know how to make crochet balls you can easy find the video tutorial here.

 1. Thread one black bead on the pin. Then thread the crochet ball and the second black bead.
 2. If pin is too long cut it about 1 cm/0.4" from the second bead. Then using round nose pliers coil the wire end. Make 1-2 coils.
 3. Attach the ear hook.
 4. Repieat steps 1-3 to make second earring.
 Your exclusive Halloween earrigns are ready!

Sunday, October 9, 2011

70% discount in Karisagraphic shop

Only 10 october I offer 70% discount in Karisagraphic shop for all digital collage sheets! Use coupon code SALE1010.
Offer begin on the midnight between 9-10 october and finish on the midnight 10-11 october.

Jewelry Affaire feature

I don't have a time last time to write about this wonderful happening, but finally today I found! I'm happy to write that one of my creations was featured in autumn issue of "Jewelry Affaire" magazine! They dedicated whole page to may turquoise circle leather earrings!
Also they write littlearticle about me and my creations.
So, this is it: 

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

New shop Katrinshinesupplies

Today I'm happy to write that I opened a new shop where I will sell my tutorials, crochet and leather supplies.  I'm very excited about it. I’ve been playing with this idea for a while now and I was finally able to bring it to life in the last few weeks. After first croceht roses  I thinked other people might enjoy them too in their craft projects.
I already put first items in my new shop - crochet roses and this week I will start to moving my tutorials. All tutorials will cost in my Katrinshine shop $1 each. The tutorials that are being moved will go back to regular price. Now is a great time to get a great deal on a tutorial you might have had your eye on.

These roses can be used in craft or scrapbooking project or to make pretty girls hair pins.

Sunday, October 2, 2011


Today I share with you last photos from my vacance in Alpes. This is Solden - small town in Austria near Rombo pass, but big ski center in winter. I saw also many ropeways working and we decided to lift to 3000 m. 
There was a little cold but the panorama was so beautiful you stop to breath!!!

 This is the first stage of descent, but we wasn't equiped for this... You can feed giddy...
We descent to next stop of ropeway at 2500m and here began our trip down in Solden.
Cows was everywere)
Some beautiful photos of nature
 There was so many wild raspberries that I never seen! I ate a lot)

The second trip in Solden was by car. It's famous Ötztaler Gletscherstraße - Ice road that raise on 2800m and lead to the gletchers.

You can also touch it!!! It's amazing feeling when you touch the gletcher that has thousands of years!


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