Note from me:
I haven’t been posting anything for a while… Have a few finished projects, but just not in the mood..
I blame moody autumn.. Everything seems so silly and worthless in autumn.. I’m reading Japanese poetry, drinking cheap alcohol, dissolving in crisp autumn air.. escaping from reality in other words..
That is not Japanese, but still wonderful haiku from Leaf and Twig blog.. Have a look – it’s beautiful..
I made this jumper from Sirdar Summer Stripes some time ago, but didn’t have a chance to wear it much.. It’s very boring plain pattern, but I love the pastel colours blending into each other. I’ve chosen the Pina Colada … Continue reading
Just came from holiday! My holiday wardrobe is quite boring: a couple of shorts, a few t-shirts and the mostly worn item – rash vest (or rash guard). (My holiday wasn’t boring at all, actually it seemed more like a … Continue reading
I made a new dress! That was my first attempt of sewing with knit fabric. The fabric was bought at Goldhawk Road in London. I liked this fabric instantly in the shop, but fell out of love with it as … Continue reading
It was rainy the other day, and I did a bit of cross stitching. I love those little easy projects, and I found cross stitching so relaxing.. I bought this little kit at Creative Stitches & Hobbycrafts show in London … Continue reading
Tipsy pots planters became extremly popular now.. (at least according to Pinterest :) Here is my take on it.. I pinched pinned this idea of a tipsy-pots-and-bird-bath-tower from this web site. The cute metal bird bath/feeder was bought from TK Maxx … Continue reading
I have many houseplants in the house.. In fact, too many.. I can easily get carried away buying cuttings and young plants, and as they grow bigger, they take more and more space.. and more of my time to look … Continue reading
Recently I watched again “In the mood for love” – the most acclaimed of Wong Kar-wai movies and one of my favourite movies too.. It is a beautiful film, not so much about telling a story as creating an atmosphere.. … Continue reading
That pullover, I’m ashamed to say, had been started back in October.. Well, I finished it now! It’s probably the longest ever of my knitting projects.. Anyway, it’s Turtle Neck Pullover from Japanese series Couture Knit. Apart from it doesn’t … Continue reading
Yesterday I went to Creative Stitches & Hobbycrafts show in London, and I’m still buzzing! The show was literally packed with craft supplies of all kinds, fantastic exhibitions of designers and textile artists, workshops and demonstrations.. Fantastic and totally overwhelming! … Continue reading
I know it should be New Year’s resolutions, but I think you can make resolutions at any time, right? Besides, if you have a bright idea, why to wait for another year? And the idea is: I want to stop … Continue reading
Last weekend I went to a Birthday-Roaring 20s-Murder mystery at Juice Joint-Swanky speakeasy-party.. Quite a mouthful, isn’t it? So I needed a “flapper girl” costume.. Being very busy at work, I just didn’t have much time to make it.. After … Continue reading
I had this project in my mind for a while now. Firstly, my hardworking sewing machine needed a cover, and secondly, I wanted to use this funky Alexander Henry “Home sewing is easy” fabric that I saw on ebay and couldn’t … Continue reading
It might look like spring is in the air, but the wind is still so cold! The other day I wore my Bunnies Raincoat which is not a winter coat at all, when I realised that I needed something warm … Continue reading
Yes, it is! The days are brighter and longer, the birds are singing cheerfully in the mornings, and even the air seems to be different… it smells like spring! Bye-bye gloomy and depressive winter.. At times like that I’m itching … Continue reading