Friday, March 11

year eleven

can't believe it's been 11 years 

since i first created this blog.. 

it's funny, because at the same times it feels like it was yesterday

and like it was eons ago.. if that makes any sense..

but what makes sense nowadays anyways, right


as per usual, i thought i did not sew a lot of stuff

but once i started gathering the photos there was a lot..

my favorites are two boilersuits 

i absolutely love wearing them 

and wouldn't mind having couple more..

b&w one is made in cotton sateen, green is linen

their only downside is that both fabrics are kinda thick

so both boilersuits are too hot to wear during summer

made a lot of dresses, as i tend to do

but only kept the navy one

the rest ended up in my store or i gifted them to friends

(my husband made that bag, isn't she a beaut)

i made one woolen coat

and couple of these light cotton ones with large pockets

and few robes too

tried another vikisews pattern and loved it

made some swimsuits for my store

and i really got into knitting this time..
made two sweaters for the kid, and started working on a third one,
made two sweaters for myself
and also a bunch of beanies and headbands 

but mostly i sewed for my kid
 must have made more than 30 garments for her..
i know it sounds like a lot, but half of it is leggings and shorts
so it wasn't a lot of work..
i find sewing for kids really fun
it's faster, uses less fabric and you can make crazy combos
and use all the colors and textures.. 
plus she's always thrilled no matter what i make

haven't really photographed much of the stuff
or to be more precise i did, but with my phone
and then my phone was stolen a bit over a month ago
and all the photos are lost..
but photos aside, having my phone stolen 
is one of the greatest things that happened to me this year..
i always keep saying i don't have time for this or that
well, turns out i do have the time, i just spend it on the damn phone..
once it was out of my life all of the sudden 
my day was 4-5 hours longer
and i could finally read all the books and watch all the series
go for a walk or sew or knit or cook
or, you know, just relax, i forgot how that feels..
of course, me being me, it didn't turn out too productive
i can't remember when was the last time i sewed anything
but i did watch all 7 seasons of clone wars
and read a huge pile of books and comics
and guess i'll get back to sewing, eventually 

couple travel photos for the end..
and that would be it..
wish i can get back to blogging as i really miss it
gonna give it a try this year
unless i cave in and buy a new phone
(the one i use now is 20 years old and has no internet i love it)


Friday, April 9

year ten


in year ten

while i totally failed to blog a single thing

i actually sewed a lot..

made some stuff for myself

and some stuff for my store

that, somehow, still exists

in spite of this silly year behind us

but i mostly sewed for my girl
who turned out to be a little fashionista 
since she was born we bought only a handful of garments for her
she either wears hand me downs
or the stuff i made for her
and that's most of the time made from fabric leftovers

i made couple of backpacks too
but i'm too lazy to look for the pictures of others..
all were made from this free pattern

and i have some interesting things still waiting
to be finished and photographed properly

it was a tough year
not only because of the pandemics
as i had a miscarriage 
which got me through a rollercoaster of emotions..
dunno how to talk about it yet
but from whatever reason i think it's important to write that down too
and, while it was a tough year
it was a good one too
my kid started going to daycare
meaning i can work again
as i'm not babysitting 24/7
we're healthy, we managed to keep our jobs,
we even managed to travel a bit 
and enjoy the countryside..
 got our first dose of vaccine last month
and the spring is in the air
so i'm feeling cautiously optimistic