Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Buntings and banners

Hello everyone!

It's been a while since I've updated my blog. We moved to Gold Coast and it took us some time to settle down. 
This doesn't mean though, that I don't have a lot of stuff to show you. So here are some of my latest buntings and banners.





Have a lovely week,

Sunday, December 22, 2013

Another waldorf doll and a small surpise for a sweet little girl

Hello everyone!

I have so many things to show you, which I made the last few months. But I rarely have the time to update my blog lately. We are moving right after the holidays to sunny and warm Gold Coast. So, you could imagine my house full of empty and not-so-empty boxes in every room. I love the excitement that comes with every big move (this will be our third so far :-) ), although I have a hard time leaving the amazing people we met in each corner of the world we lived. We will miss you all, dear friends, and we hope we will have a lot of opportunities to be toghether again, share our lives at least for a while and make some amazing memories!

I have to stop writing about our move now, otherwise I will get too emotional. 

So, of all the things that wait to be published, today I chose to show you a Waldorf doll I made for a sweet little girl, named Yana. Her mother asked me if I could make the doll as a Christmas present and I was so thrilled to do it! She chose all the fabrics and had some ideas about the dress, so I tried to follow all of her wishes and I think everything came together perfectly.

The dress has small buttons on the back, so the doll can be undressed. The wings are attached with small clear buttons too, so they can be detached and reattached too.
The doll is about 40cm high, made with bamboo jersey for the body, filled with 100% wool, and cotton and tulle for the dress.

When Yana's mom came to me with the fabrics, she was so excited, that she brought a lot more fabrics than needed for the dress. She had bought different types of tulle for the skirt and decided to leave me all of them, so I could come up with whatever I thought suits the best. Well, I ended up using some of the tulle, but a lot of it was left, so I just couldn't stop myself and make a little surprise for Yana and her mom. I came up with the idea to make a tulle tutu and a matching headband for Yana. 

I just loved the surprise and excitement I saw in Yana's mom eyes, when I gave her the present. She absolutely loved it and Yana looked so cute in it! This was my real reward. I just love making and seeing people happy! :-)

Merry Christmas, my dear friends!

Lots of love,

Friday, December 13, 2013

Hairclip holder

Hello dear friends!

Here is my last creation - a hairclip holder. I wanted to make one of those for a long time and the first one I made for my daughter, of course. She was so happy to have it. She chose all the colours, so I just had to follow her wish.


Have a wonderful weekend!

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Broken leg and some cast-covers

Hello my friends!

As I promised you yesterday, I'll share with you what happened last week: my daughter Karina broke her left leg. 

We were at a friend's house and she was jumping on the big trampoline they have in the backyard. She loves it! 
But this time, a minute after she started, she slipped and fell badly on the leg. It all happened so fast and we didn't even realise right away that her leg was broken. 

We spent the whole day in the ER of Sutherland Hospital. They put a cast on her leg and now it's immobilised for the next three weeks. Since the accident was a week ago, the yesterday's X-ray showed that her bone already started to heal and it just need some more time to heal completely. 
So, it's good news - she will heal fast and have no side effects from the broken bone while growing.

In the meantime, I decided to make something for her - something that might make having her leg covered in a cast a bit easier. 
I asked her what's her favourite colour and the answer was: "Rainbow!" 
So, I went to buy some rainbow fabric and made this cast cover for her leg:

Of course, she loved it! It makes having the cast a bit more cheerful, which is always good for a 5-year old. 

So then I thought, I could make a few of those for the hospital. During our stay in the ER, we met Dr. Matthew White from the orthopedic department, who actually put the cast on her leg. He was so kind and understanding, and had such a wonderful smile on his face the whole time. He made our stay a bit easier and I am so thankful for that. So, I decided to give him a personal Thank you card and leave him a few cast covers that might put a smile on other children's faces, going through a similar injury. 

I really hope those covers make other kids happy too. It's not an easy thing to go through, but at least I tried to make it a bit less stressful for them.

Have a great week, everyone!

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

My recent felt creations

Hello everyone!

I am glad to welcome you again to my blog.
Last week I was pretty busy and didn't have a lot of time for sewing. But I'll share with you more details on that in my next post.

In the meantime, I would like to show you something I was making last month. 
I got very insiped by all the felt creations I saw on internet, so I decided to try and make some for my daughter and my friends.

I made these brooches for my mother and my mother in law:

This one is made from 100% hand dyed wool felt

These brooches I made for five very special women: my daughter's educators at The Point Preschool. It was my way of expressing my gratitude towards them for being such amazing people and wonderful professionals. Thank you!

This hair clip was a special gift for
the daughter of one of the educators at the preschool

This headband I made with lots of love for a sweet little baby girl - daughter of one of my good friends - Alex. Welcome to our world, Alex!

And these hairclips were just pure pleasure to create for my daughter, who always loves a pretty surprise from me :-)

Have a wonderful week everyone!