Saturday, July 28, 2012

baby pants

I love my new overlock! I made these baby harem pants for our friend´s little girl, size 74, approximately. I hope they fit her this autumn! There are still some things with the overlock that I need to work out - mainly what to do with the threads´ ends. On normal straight stitch machine you can backstitch easily, but with overlock you just let the ends long and finish them afterwards. But beside that, I´m pretty excited and so far I´ve used the overlock almost every day :).
I love the little floral "tag" I´ve made on the side. I would also like to add some tag with my name "janul" somewhere... maybe next time, if I figure how to do that :). It would also great to be able to put a lable with a size there.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

mirror mirror

Found this old picture of myself in Ikea. Mirrors are so magical.

Monday, July 23, 2012

doll for a friend

It´s finished! It took me ridiculously long time to make it, but to defend myself I have to say I had a baby in the meantime! :)

Sunday, July 22, 2012

evening in the living room

sleeping? no, thanks...

I can sleep, when I´m dead! Or that´s probably what my baby thinks :D. She´s sleeping for short periods during the day and waking up continuously during the night. Exhausting! But I´m definitely loosing all my baby weight this way... and something more I guess.
Also, I´ve threaded my overlock machine (whoa! this thing is quite compicated! but I hope next time this process is much easier...) and been practicing a bit. So far I haven´t mastered everything and don´t understand how to do some things, but I guess that will come with time and practice.
Also, muy husband was cleaning his office and gave me a table, so that I could use it for my sewing machines! Isn´t that great? Now I have two tables, but I´m still not really sure which one of them is more suitable for machines... Anyway, I have more place for working now :).

Thursday, July 19, 2012

men´s boxer shorts

So, let me tell you a story... about a nice, huge shirt (a caftan, maybe). It was a handmade shirt, made by my husband´s exgirlfriend.
I really love the fabric, nice colour, pattern, and very soft...

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

omg it´s my overlock!

Sooooo, after much thinking I decided to buy an overlock. It´s Brother 3034D. I´m excited, but at the same time afraid I won´t learn how to use it. So many buttons and numbers and it just looks quite complicated! But I hope I will... somehow :D. I´m writing this at 10pm with a headache after a night of short sleep (most nights these days), so I don´t think I´ll get to use the brand new overlock today (it arrived this afternoon). And it seems my table is kind of small :D.
Also, could someone PLEASE help me with the pictures setting in Blogger? They always appear quite small on the site, what can I do to make them bigger?

Monday, July 9, 2012


Life sometimes brings wonderful things.
Bathing in the river... and friends.
Woody Allen makes the greatest movies, I can watch them over and over.
The VERY naughty comic book Pascin written by Joann Sfar about jewish painter Julius Pinkas called "Pascin".
And the like :).