Wednesday, 20 March 2013

DIY bags, tie necklaces and a cake

Dear all, Ana is back. :)
And in order to make her something for the welcome gift I took a trip to Svet metraže
(where I might even start working if all goes well and there won't be enough people who are actually studying something fabric-connected).
But if we go back to our main story I went there and spent another hour and a half picking out the right fabric to make my friend a bag and an additional fabric for the flower... because it seemed right.
When I stepped in the store I realised I might find a fabric that would have something German on and it did take quite some time because the lady there didn't really think they have anything so I just kept looking. And while doing that I got a fabric with polka dots on the table, another one with flowers, found the third one in another corner that is sort of 18th century like with these little engravings on. Plus another fabric with books that I just have to have and am still thinking what I could make out of it that wouldn't be a bag.
After finding the fabric with Branderburg gate on it I still had to talk to a few consultants of mine, just to be sure this will be the right choice.
With a green flower on to match the beetle and to put more colour to it.
And I guess it was. It really worked out well.
Then of course I had to make a cake, every celebration has to have one. So I went and bought pineapple pieces, blueberries, raspberries and some cream. And at home it all transformed into a heart-shaped cake with a German flag on it (blueberries tend to look black so it worked).
And just because I love Ana and I like these tie necklaces I made that for her as well and on it put another tiny flower to match the bag.
Hope you like them all. :)
Below you can see another bag, this one I made for Rahela, similar to the one I made about 3 weeks ago but is shaped slightly different.

Thursday, 14 March 2013

Requiem by Penderecki

Yesterday, 13th March 2013, was one of the best days ever. With two of my friends from Academy we went to Udine, Italy, to a one of the most amazing concerts ever. Mr. Krzysztof Penderecki, a 79-year-old composer and conductor, gave an unforgettable performance with a Polish choir and a big symphonic orchestra. Mr. Penderecki conducted his own work, Polish Requiem, written 30 years ago, with two additions, one in 1993 and another one, Chaconne, in 2005, in honour of Pope John Paul II.
For me it was certainly one of the things I will never forget. For I heard his music in The Shining quite some years ago I really liked it. I didn't know who wrote it back then and I wasn't using the computer much so I didn't find out. Then we had a lesson on his Threnody for the Victims of Hiroshima on Academy and I knew that was the song I was listening to in The Shining.
So it hasn't been long but I listened to a lot of his music ever since and it is really exceptional.
So the oportunity to listen to his work, conducted by himself was something I couldn't miss and was worth every cent and every minute to get to Udine and back.
Thank you for your words, Mr. Penderecki.

Saturday, 9 March 2013

Pay It Forward Blog Style

So here is a new entry that I was chosen to do by my lovely friend Neža. :) Thank you for picking me up in your top 5 blogs with under 200 followers (I am nowhere near that number whatsoever). And I would totally link back to you in my picks but I don't think I'm allowed. If I am, consider it done. :)
So here it is. Paying it forward to some of my dear blogger friends. :)

And here is a little about what the award is all about:

This award was designed to be a blog award in the "pay it forward" fashion. Once you've been nominated, you award it to five blogs that you like that have fewer than 200 followers, to encourage new visitors to visit these blogs.

The rules for accepting this award are:

You need to thank the person who gave you the award and link back to their blog. Post the award onto your blog. Give the award to five bloggers who you appreciate that have fewer than 200 followers. Leave a comment on their blog letting them know that you have given them this awesome award!

Next you need to PAY IT FORWARD!

My dear dear friend.
And the most wonderful blog there is. Everything in her own style that I LOVE.
I wish there'd be a new entry every day just to make my day.
But never mind, I read the old ones then and they're timeless. ;)

Another good friend of mine. (God, I'm lucky.)
And even though she just started writing it's perfect.
Love the deep stories, pictures, her, everything. :)

Kul je bit' poročen
A great blog, written by a young couple I know.
Again full of strength and thoughts that motivate you every day. :)

Ljubezen nikoli ne mine
Another girl with an impeccable style, her very own and so beautiful.
We share quite some interests and I just love her random entries
and I always look forward to them.

Lucijin kotiček :)
Another small blog like pretty much all the previous.
And another friend that sometimes shares some of her thoughts and pictures with us
also through her lovely blog.

Thursday, 7 March 2013

New DIY tie necklace

Today I was in a really good mood, got quite a few things done (no viola though, not good) and made this lovely necklace from an unused tie I was given yesterday evening. So of course I had to try something out. I've seen this with a tutorial on a couple of sites and it seemed like an easy idea. And it is. And it would be even easier if this tie would be all green. Of course I picked the one that has a deer embroidery and I had to hide it in the fold so it took a few minutes more.
On most pictures  on the internet it comes with a button instead of a flower on the end but as I just made this one yesterday I used it to get the ends together because I was already running out of time I had.
So here it is, a brand new necklace from a man's tie. Hope you like it. :)