Cook book cover

September 1, 2016

My design for the Global Talent Search 
held by Lilla Rogers' studio.
There is a vote going on till September 5th, 
please follow the link to see the gallery and vote for your favorite artist!


I like bunnies:)


Visual journalling : visit that other side

August 31, 2016

Keeping a journal helps me to go to places where I need to go sometimes. I can't stay at those places, but just to visit is OK.
On a practical side, I try new techniques and materials that I would never knew they existed. Creating textures is my favorite thing now.

#sketchbook #artbook #mixedmedia


acrylic mini paintings in an #artbook #collage with found ephemera, scraps of paper

#artbook #collage #artdiary #sketchbook

Artbook sketchbook spread

Color/texture/story inspiration for coming projects ✂️🎨 /// цвет/фактура/настроение.

Artbook collage

#sketchbook #artjournal #visualjournal #artbook

acrylic illustration on collaged background

Lovely fat quarters : nice and tidy

February 17, 2016

I love to re-organize my fabric stash during and after 
a sewing project.
Mostly by color and sometimes by collection.
Working on sewing projects, folding and unfolding,
taking pictures of my bundles is allowing me to see
 how my taste in fabric is changing 
through the years so as the way I keep my stash.

Paper and fabric love

Storing fabric in cookie tins

I love fatquarters

To store everything in a nice order, 
I use cardboard rectangles to fold my fabric pieces. 
The cardboard comes from recycling of all kinds of boxes that 
pass through the house containing gifts, mail, shoes, 
pizza, cat food, etc. 
Yes, my favorite box to cut is from the canned cat 
food with the kitty on it!


I love fatquarters

It is easy to find the fabric for the project 
and put it back in the box.

I love fatquarters

I love fatquarters

С тех пор, как я завела себе новую систему хранения тканей, стало намного легче их держать в порядке и складывать по местам после бурного поиска нужного куска. 
Все отрезы я наматываю на картонные прямоугольники, вырезанные из различных упаковочных коробок, которые в большом числе появляются в доме в виде посылок, коробок из под обуви, пиццы, 
упаковки от кошачей еды и так далее. 
Особенно мне нравится эта коробка с белым котом, 
он, конечно, очень хорошо подходит к моим тканям! 

Hearts and lavender : love

Step 1: Cut heart shapes from fabric
Step 2: Machine stitch 2 pieces together leaving 1 inch opening
Step 3: Fill with dry lavender or scented crystals, close the opening
Step 4: Hand stitch on top of the machine stitching with contrasting thread
Step 5: Make 3-5 each
Step 6: Go around the house and place in a linen cabinet, book shelf, quilt stack, sock drawer.           

Lavender sachets

Lavender sachets

Lavender sachets

Lavender sachets

Delicious : chocolate heart cookies

This is very delicious.
Nothing more to say about these rich crunchy buttery cookies 
that you might want to enjoy with your morning coffee
on a Valentine's day morning. 

Очень вкусное печенье из песочного теста, 
супер шоколадное и ароматное.
Рецепт на русском языке ниже под фотографиями.

Valentine's day chocolate cookies

I found the recipe and cooking directions 

Valentine's day chocolate cookies

Valentine's day chocolate cookies

Valentine's day chocolate cookies

Valentine's day chocolate cookies

The only way I may adjust/improve this recipe is 
to skip the Sprinkles and
just cover the cookies with dark melted 
chocolate and be generous with it! 
Enjoy and happy Valentine's day!

Рецепт шоколадного печенья
2 чашки муки
2/3 чашки несладкого какао порошка
1/2 ч.ложки соли
1/2 чашки плюс 2 ст. ложки сахара
1 чашка сливочного масла комнатной температуры
1 ч.ложка ванильного экстракта
2 чашки горького шоколада растопить
сладкая присыпка для украшения

*Рецепт дается в американских мерах, 
1 чашка муки равна примерно 140 гр, 
1 чашка сахара равна примерно 200 гр. 

Смешать ингридиенты в тугое тесто, оставить на 30 мин в холодильнике. Разогреть духовку до 175С. Раскатать тесто толщиной 1 см, вырезать формочкой печенье, выпекать 15 минут. Дать остыть и намазать растопленным шоколадом, украсить присыпкой. Дать шоколаду застыть, можно поставить в холодильник для застывания.

Weekly journal : January

This year I have decided to revisit the land of journaling and collaging in a notebook,
you know, the hidden world of lists and scribbles decorated with bits and pieces and what not,  
the kind that introverted people like me love a lot.
A messy combination of scrapbooking, notes to self, magazine clippings and grocery lists.
It is highly addictive and creates the whole another meaning to paper junk found around the house. 

weekend artbooking

I developed attachment to my planner and write down literally everything.
Let's see how long it will last but for now here are my 4 January spreads.

1-29-16 planner

weekly #notebook #planner #scrapbook #diary

Artbook scrapjournal notebook journal

journal diary notebook

Happy colors : Strawberry Sorbet

I am so excited to announce that my quilt is going to appear in the new 
It is oh so lovely (if I can brag a little about this little cuteness) and pretty easy to make,
so I've decided to set it free in the world of happy quilters for them to make their own 
Strawberry Sorbets!
Look for it on the newsstands in early February 
and stay tuned for a strawberry style giveaway!
If you want to get a digital copy of the magazine click here 

My Strawberry Sorbet quilt is published in McCall's April/March issue


My Strawberry Sorbet quilt is published in McCall's April/March issue

starting a new quilt

sample block

Getting in the Christmas mood

December in Nevada is not looking very Christmasy, and it takes a little effort to imagine that there is snow somewhere. Christmas tree decoration does the trick, as well as doing some crafting like doodling over a wooden deer head! 

morning coffee

Morning coffee and joirnaling

Doodling with white acrylic on wood

Just in time for cold weather

I love scrappy quits.
I love to throw lots of prints in one block, to mix colors, patterns,
textures and flavors and see how it is going to cook look together.
The idea for this quilt was to use up my collection of bits and pieces of brown prints 
I gathered over the years (about 10 of them) of my quilting. 
The Lone Star design is ideal for this purpose as it turned out.
I made 9 perfect stars, all spontaneous and different, no 
planning ahead, just like I love to do most of my quilts.

Brown Quilt

So for this season my house is equipped with chocolate and caramel inspired soft goodness.
I made it almost as big as a king size to be used as an everyday blanket
unless I make a new one for summer.
It has wool batting, oh baby!

Brown Quilt

The quilting part was a challenge, but I pushed through and finished. 
My machine did not like it, though!

Brown Quilt

Happy Holiday season, my quilting friends!

Brown Quilt

Mini projects : preparing for the class

This week I did these mini assignments in preparation for the 5-weeks online school 
that is well known as "MATS" by Lilla Rogers and here are the pictures 
I took for my IG report. I am going to join a huge community of creative 
people and learn learn learn. I looooove to work to a brief, draw sketches in a sketchbook, spend hours in Adobe Illustrator world of pattern, dream up some characters so it is right up my alley.  
Bring it on, Lilla Rogers!

Mini preps for #MATS - imaginary planet

Mini preps for #MATS - favorite shoes

Mini preps for #MATS - art and design

Mini preps for #MATS - shades and textures