Sunday, February 14, 2010

Happy Valentines day!

I just wanna start out with wishing all of you pretty ladies the happiest Valentines day ever! <3
I hope your loved one is spoiling you rotten with all things wonderful :)

 
 

I woke up to flowers, chocolate and movie tickets, it was really cute. I made Josh a padded camera bag, in his favorite color, green, of course. It has individual pockets for his lenses, and a removable divider for his camera, flash and stuff like that. Fun!

 
  
  

I am spending the day alone, as  Josh went sailing. I'm kinda bummed about that, but he hasn't been sailing since we lived in Maine, and he has however spent every day with me since we both aren't working, so I guess that's fair.

I made sushi for lunch, so good! I found a knitting pattern for a cute little vest that I plan to knit for my nephew, yay! I will definitely share pictures once it's done :)


 

I also promised I would share some cuteness I've been working on. I still can't ever get enough of those Russian nesting dolls, I hope to one day have a huge collection of Matryoshkas :) My favorite is in Norway, I wish I had a picture to share!

 

I made these cute little dolls from fabric scraps, and then I embroidered their faces, and the rose on the one to the right. Cute!

 
  

I also made nesting doll soaps, I melted two different batches of soap, pink and white, and carved out the body, face and the flower. I wanted to put the dolls in soap bars, but misjudged the temperature, and ultra clear soap base amount, and found out the hard way that I didn't have enough, bummer.  Long story short, I screwed up the doll soaps.

 

I'm definitely gonna try again though. How cute would they be as soap bars!
I also wanted to share a few sketches I am working on for my flash, so excited! 


 
 




I am still doing pet portraits, if you are interested email me, xsiljex@gmail.com 

xoxo.

22 comments:

Megan said...

Happy Valentines day to you as well, that sushi looks delicious.

Jenny Leggings said...

Happy Valentines day!!! your projects look awesome I <3 your sketches and dolls, you're a constant source of inspiration!!!

Carrie said...

Happy Valentines to you! I love your pet portraits I might have to get you to make one of my little chi chi Dixie <3

Carrie

abby - the geek girl said...

Happy Valentines Day to you too.
I love the nesting dolls as well. I have a set of them in my art studio. Also, I envy your sushi making skills and wish I could get that skull + book tattoo you are working on.

:) erin said...

happy heart day!
love the camera bag, lucky boy

Jessica said...

happy valentines day.

i love the pet portraits!

Beth said...

You are so talented! I love the nesting dolls. So cute =)
Happy Valentine's Day ♥

-Beth

Becky said...

Happy valentines day!! The camera bag is really great!
Bet he loved it! :) I was fellow-less too, snowboarding took mine, think of it this way now you can have a week of valentine makeup days. That's what I'm looking forward too lol!

Jana said...

hi silje, i love your work! your paintings are awesome! and the bag is stunning.... like the dolls! i never had sushi, but yours looks delicious!

xox
jana

Christine said...

holy crap så søte matryoskaer du har laget :D loves it :D

Ladybastard said...
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Ladybastard said...

i want to tattoo some of your flash *__*

lalatika said...

yay for vegan sushi!

and i love your matryoshkas :)

tarantella said...

it all looks so cute! very nice!

Olli said...

I love your pet portraits and sketches:) I wonder why the sketches are in blue. it is a special reason? And one more thing... little blue sheep is so cute:)

Danielle said...

those sketches and portraits are rad! And we collect matryoshkas, too-are you ever putting the dolls you made into your etsy? I have the same measuring cups, too!

Marie said...

åårrhh jeg elsker de matroushka dukker du har syet, vildt lækre <3

Ariel said...

wow! that bag you sewed looks amazing! i barely got a duvet cover sewn together for my boyfriend for valentines day. i think i need some sewing lessons from you!

dk said...

Gah! That flash looks amazing! I can't wait until you post more on it (and I will def be making the trip to Portland for a tattoo once you pass your exam!!!)

Miss Wanderlust said...

love the bag that you made Josh!! so cute. I also love the dolls you are making...amazing!
xo
janel

Lilly Marshmallow said...

I can't wait to see the drawing with the key&heart finished... I'm hoping you will put this into your etsy, I will problably buy it and beg you to let me get it tattoed :D

kaelah beauregarde said...

i love my little Bert painting so so so much! thank you again, Silje! I totally appreciate it! (and you were SO speedy and great!) I'm thoroughly considering it being a new tattoo of mine! (if only I were in your neck of the woods! Itd be quite the honor to have you do it! :D)

xo
Kaelah
www.kaelahbee.com