Sunday, 24 December 2006

Pocket Finished

The pocket present is prepared to be given to his following owner. It's a size for cigarettes and some money, eventually a mobile phone or so. I hope he'll like it!

Saturday, 23 December 2006

Pocket Sewing

I've already finished the embroidery on the cover. The borders will be decorated by a stitch that I invented :-) It's double faced, so it's the same inside as outside the pocket.

Draping the pocket seemed difficult to me, but finally I remembered a technique of compromise, that helps me a lot when I'm lost. You must pin the edges to edges of the other textile, then find a half and pin it to the middle of the other one. Then find a middle in each part you created now and repeat until the end.

Thursday, 21 December 2006


This is a Xmas present that I made for my good friend. Sometimes I call her Ladybird, so it's on this toppis. I got the pattern from czech page Náramky and I find it simply genial.

Monday, 18 December 2006

Bird T-Shirt

I admit that I spend a lot of time surfing on the Net. And as we have a very, very slow connection, I spend a lot of time, as well, waiting for the sites to load. I decided to use these pauses - I took a needle and thread, plain T-shirt and some beads and take a look at what came out of it.

I didn't draw anything. I wanted to make a bead embroidery as a painting. I wanted to create some ornamental picture, but as it continued this flying bird (peacock?) appeared:-)

I'd just like to comment that beading on a stretch was not such a good idea, as it expands and doesn't hold the shape. Maybe adding some non-stretch fabric on the wrong side when making embroidery could work next time..

Pocket Embroidery Finished

So here it is. The emboidery took much time, I'm not used to do it and this is my first embroidery project for a long long time. The last one I even didn't manage to finish, I gave up in a half:-)

I did it on the embroidery circle. The fabric looks natural, it should fit to my boyfriend's village costume.

Saturday, 25 November 2006


I finally made out what to make for my boyfriend for Xmas! It will be a pocket for small things and it will be sewn with love :-) I have chosen this celtic-style pattern (or it seem to me so) from my book of tatoo patterns. I took inspiration from Racaire's piece of work. I'll use her bayeaux stitch and klosterstitch.

Friday, 17 November 2006

Herringbone Hairdo

I was in a cottage with my friends and as there was much free time, I chose a victim. This time it was my boyfriend. I made a herringbone braid, not at all the head, because this matches him better with his lion mane :-)

Sunday, 29 October 2006

Frog Bracelet

I wanted to make a bracelet with my symbol. They're from my favourite non-glinting cotton. If you know something abou these bracelets, you'll be surprised how simple it is. You just do e.g. rows from right knots and when you want the other colour you make a left one. You can decide at each knot (in the middle square) about its colour - a two-coloured pattern without limits:-) Some idea about this technique you could find on czech site náramky.

Monday, 23 October 2006

Punk Style

I didn't know what to do with my hair not to be so long. The result was a punk-like hairdo that amused my boyfriend and all who saw me. I divided my hair into five pieces and made five braids. Then I twisted each one until it made such a 'chimney' and thread the rest of the braid through it so that the ribbon stayed inside and secure the whole thing with a bobby pin. Don't take the expression on my face seriously, it was just a fun :-)

Saturday, 19 August 2006

Simple Braiding In Austria

I tried to make some hairdo to my friends when we were in Austria. Braiding's like a handcraft so I enjoed it. My first victim:-) was my friend who received a french braid that should have looked like a wreath.
The other one got my own invention - a kind of twisted braids. To me they're more simple than the french ones. You just divide a lock of hair in two parts and cross them. Take two strends of the hair and add them to those you have in your hands. If you've put the left lock over the right, put at first the right strand to the left one and then the other to the right. Now you can continue crossing. It's easier cause it's only from two locks.

Friday, 12 May 2006

Viking Dress

This black dress belongs to my sister. I sewed it for her taking the pattern from friend's dress, but as she doesn't need it yet much, I wear it instead of my former nasty green gothic dress, which is as well as the white petty sewn by a dressmaker. But when she'll start to be active in historical sort of things (in a year or two) I'll have to return it..
It's made from duvetine and I used a cheap gold seam lace, unfortunately very many people use this one.