Craftyhanded About me

I’m Brenda and I must say I am a very universal crafter

I was drawn to the arts since I was in elementary art school and since then I am fully exploring every niche of it. I also take commissions on all kinds of projects so feel free to contact me!

I have played with drawing and painting in many mediums and styles of course. 

As I’ve spent many years making my living as a graphic designer and model I am professional in photo retouching, photo restoration and photo manipulation.

Also I love photography itself when as a model I gained the most skills and invaluable information at countless workshops and lectures, for which I was unspeakably grateful as a photographer later.

As you know from my garden I love to play with the mud :). 

I love to make wire and bead jewellery and ornaments.

I started taking calligraphy seriously in recent years and since they didn’t teach us much at school I attended many classes from classical Gothic, Italic and Copperplate to modern brush lettering and hand lettering.

One of my newer addictions is scrapbooking which is a type of paper collaging, mixed with photos. Which is closely connected to custom Minialbum making and also Project life.

I am a self-taught seamstress. My biggest accomplishment being a detailed victorian steampunk costume.

I am also a fun milliner as I adore the hat fashion and creating extravagant hat pieces.

And something not so girly… I love woodworking, restoring and up cycling. I have a fully equipped basic workshop … from the bigger projects I have made a custom wall bookcase, built-in bookcase and my newest piece – a designer display cabinet (check for the photo soon).