Hi, I'm Maja [Maya]. Welcome to Pink Pumpkin Studio! Here, I share my ideas, creations, and tutorials, hoping they bring you joy and inspire you to create.
I use mixed materials and techniques like crochet, knitting, embroidery, hand sewing and stitching, needle felting, beading, and occasionally basic drawing and sculpting. My tutorials are easy to follow, with helpful tips and many photos to guide you step-by-step.
The great thing about tutorials is that they can guide you and help you learn new skills and techniques. Still, you have the creative freedom to choose different materials or your favorite colors. Furthermore, you can add, remove or change project elements to make your unique creation.
I grew up in Poland and moved to Ireland in my twenties, where I have lived with my husband and our seven rescued cats. My happy place is my garden in all seasons. I collect seeds and love to watch how they grow into flowers, pumpkins, and seeds again.
I was a creative and curious child. I loved drawing, sculpting, writing fantasy short stories, sewing toys, and inventing things. But unfortunately, none of that was encouraged or supported back then. So, fast-forwarding my life, I got a master's degree in international relations. Moved to a different country. Learned a new language. And worked various jobs, the longest one as a web designer. It took me many years, plus therapy and spiritual practice, to finally wake up and ask myself, what is my true joy and passion, and then some more time to gather the courage to follow it. I started my creative career late in life, but I am so happy I did it!
I improve my skills continuously. My education involves learning the basics of many different crafts from online/offline art classes, workshops, books, or DIY video tutorials, followed by many hours of experimentation with tools and materials to make into a material form that lives in my imaginary worlds and dreams.
I would love to see your finished work based on my tutorials! If you have any questions or comments or need help along the way, please feel free to contact me via Instagram: @pinkpumpkinstudio or email: pinkpumpkinstudio(@)gmail.com.
Thank you for visiting!
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“The creative adult is the child that has survived”