Thursday, March 28, 2013

baby pants for Anna

I made pants for Andulka today. They were very fast to make, and also something I had in my mind for a long time. I love stripes! I was inspired by baby pants I saw online by the luxurious brand Manymonths (they make nice and pricey clothes for children from bio cotton). The cut with the inset fits well over a cloth diaper. They are still a bit long, but that´s ok. I also made a felt crown for Marie, pictures later.
I hope the spring will come soon to us. Marie´s very ill and I know only warm weather will cure her... Sometimes I wish we moved somewhere warm and near the sea or something... so that we didn´t have to deal with these winter diseases.

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

inspiring paitings by Hana Púchová

These paintings from artist Hana Púchová appeal to me so much! This style of painting is very close to me. In this collection she paints her friends´ interiors (living rooms?) and it feels so homey and intimate. This is exactly what I love in art.

Monday, March 18, 2013

Hana Zárubová

I just read that Hana Zárubová (I´ve written about her earlier) has won Grand Czech Design 2012 price for her colection I LOVE it!!! I loved her designs earlier, but these looks appeal to me even more. I love those drapey dresses and high necklines. The whole collection can be seen here: lookbook. If I were a millionaire, I would buy one of her dresses. Now I´m thinking about trying to make something similar myself. Hmm... I still have some light cream colored knit. But I love the black dresses the best.

Sunday, March 17, 2013

forest animals

I love the mobile liza jane made for her baby. At first I though: I would sooo love to make something similar, too. I had the idea to buy an old store bought mobile and replace the animals (whatever it comes with) with handmade animals/figures. And so I did. I bought a second hand mobile (we call it "carousel to hang above the crib" here, it fastens to the crib, so that I don´t need to hang it from the ceiling, which is quite problematic here) and started to think about what to make. I was thinking about some gnomes initially, but then I remembered I really like wild animals like foxes, deers... So I started to make strange forest animals. At first there was a hedgehog. In fact, it´s hedgehog´s ghost (some of you may recognize this from one of my paintings :). Then there was a squirrel - yellow, because I didn´t have the right color of felt for it. The third one is a wolf. I´m also planning to make a fox and deer, as I mentioned above.
The only problem is I kind of started to like the actual animals on the mobile I bought :). And I don´t want to cut them off and replace them. Any idea what to do with these new handmade ones...?

baking, baking and cooking

Did you see the movie Julie and Julia? I saw it recently and I loved it! Ever since, I enjoy cooking and baking a lot. Well, in fact, I´m slowing down with the baking, because most times I just eat everything I bake... and let´s just say it´s not the best for my health and figure :).

We also made a chocolate cake, not pictured. Delicious.

Sunday, March 10, 2013

blue pink girl dress

How long was I planning to sew this small, very easy, few stitches dress for Marie? For a veeeeery long time, let me tell you! Finally I put myself together and made it. I love it! Especially the "bubble" hem, with an elastic inside. I plan to make this thing on my future dress too...

Friday, March 8, 2013

Thursday, March 7, 2013

working on

I´m busy painting - I decided to show only unfinished paintings here. Unless someone comes to our house to look at them, all of the new ones will be a surprise at the exhibition.
Today I tried to do some sewing while Andulína was around, but it was almost impossible. She manages to play on her own only for a very short time, and then keeps just standing by my leg, yelling at me to pick her up :). Also I used to cut my fabric on the floor (there´s nowhere else to do it, actually), and that´s not possible with her, of course. Anyway, there are some very easy projects I´d like to finish soon - some clothes for Marie, so I´ll try to do that as soon as possible.

Sunday, March 3, 2013

spring is coming...

There are pretty yellow little flowers in our garden. The sun is shining inside the house. I started a new painting - of our house and garden (sorry, bad photo - I took it at night, it didn´t work well). And the girls are both ill... I just wish for them to be healthy again as soon as possible.