Kings and queens :: Reis e rainhas

Good news! After three years and a half, I have completed the chess set (yes, that is how long it took). The kings and the queens have finally made their appearance to command their armies into mighty battles, and they promise lots of joyous games during afternoon breaks and at the end of the day.…

Chess knights :: Cavalos de xadrez

Do you remember the chess set in which I have been working on? It’s been a while since I last posted any updates but I am now getting closer to finishing it. One of the reasons why this is such a lengthy project is that I started with the idea of making Vikings against Scots,…

Paper Cutting Habitats :: Habitats em papel

One of the things that I have been enjoying lately is the creation of habitats made from paper, often complemented with polymer clay accessories. I have always thought of creating some sort of environment for the species in Creatureshire and it took me a few attempts to find something that worked. I had tried watercolour…

Festive Bear Ornaments :: Enfeites festivos com ursos

The Holidays are just around the corner! I can almost feel the warmth of spices coming out of the oven and the anticipation of the lovely gifts being unwrapped by family and friends. I like to make each present special by adding gift tags, illustrations or colourful yarn.

This year, inspired by the bear collection I made some gift tags, which can also be a nice ornament to hang on the tree. You can find the instructions bellow the photos, and if you make them, do share them. I love to see how the tutorials come out off your hands. Have fun!

Aerobatic dragonflies :: Libelinhas acrobatas

During the last months of winter I started to resent the grey weather. I turned out to bright colours and got some inspiration from the new dragonfly earrings I designed last year. I thought these would be perfect to fly around ears and sweaters this spring. I ended up making a whole series of earrings…

Lions :: Leões

Recently I had a request for a custom order which included making a pair of lion earrings. I had tried making lions in the past but the result was always far from I expected a lion to be. I thought of making them many times but it got postponed over and over because I was…

Chess pieces

Rooks and bishops :: Torres e Bispos

This Christmas I was able to make a few more chess pieces for the “Scots against Vikings” chess set. I was able to build the rooks for both parties and the Scottish bishops. Since I am not being historically accurate I thought it would be nice to make a couple of druids with tartan belts.…

An inspiring 2014 :: Um 2014 inspirador

It’s been a quiet beginning for 2014. I am taking the time to work on my ideas for the Little Creatures and it feels good to slow down. I look around and I have this image of seeds germinating slowly underneath the ground before sprouting in the spring: it feels like the Little Creatures are…