I kinda have a big birthday coming up this weekend. In an early gift to myself I bought a ring from local Hungarian designer, Krisztina Stomfai . I have had my eye on this ring for over a year. When I went to WAMP last weekend and saw she was at the show and selling the exact ring in the exact size for tiny finger I felt it was meant to be. I love that this ring is one solid piece of metal-how cool is that!
These are some of her other designs that I think are adorable!
I received a lovely email from Jennifer Matuska. Attached were images of the quilt she made using the Bonjour! fabric collection. Jennifer, thanks so much for sending the images. It is so great to see how others put the fabrics together.
I took a screen printing class at Printa with 2 friends on Friday. I took a class years ago but wanted a refresher and wanted to work on a 2 color print which I have never done. The staff was super nice. I should had planned on more time at the studio. I felt a bit rushed....screen printing takes a long time. The actual producing of a print is easy. It is the set up and preparation that takes forever and is difficult.
Unfortunately we ran out of time and I never got to work on the one print I was so excited about. But the screen is made and the prints will be made in the next few weeks. We did get to work on the other two prints that I brought.
A little sneak peak at a project I have been working on with Parna!
I am so excited about this! I love this print! I can't wait to show the you the final product!
The drying rack.
Pulling the second color
So exciting to watch it all come to life
This is the print we ran out of time on. And it is my favorite! It was one of my black and white paintings I did at Christmas. I will be making 20 prints and will be selling them on Etsy in a few months. So stay tuned!
I am thinking about doing a bunch of designs on a big scale - A2 size. I would love to go even bigger.....hmmm. Any thoughts?
Saturday I went to the National Táncház Festival and Fair in Budapest. There festival was focused on dancing but the big surprise for me was the amazing flea market in the downstairs level. I was smart to bring limited cash or I would have gotten into some trouble. Why you ask? The whole market was old textiles - mostly old folk costumes - in beautiful fabrics! I did sneak in a few photos.
I learned these fabrics were made in Slovakia from a factory that no longer exists. Sad.
Piles and piles of skirts and jackets.
I love this black and white with pops of pink and turq!
Love this photos of the two ladies in headscarves.
I was eying this jacket and skirt the whole time. I love the yellow with pink and blue flowers! So much color. And check out the embroidered red floral belt to the left.
I am so glad I went. There was so much inspiration especially for color.
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