Friday, December 27, 2013

Fošus and me:)

Some time ago I mentioned about cooperation I have started with musicians form Foršus - a band from Kočevje. 
If you miss that information you can read more here (click)
I've already got a leaflet which you would get with a CD compilation.
You can preview the leaflet HERE (click), and if you have a wish to see exhibition you can visit Veznina center in Kočevje. The exhibition will be open till 19.01.2014.


Thursday, December 26, 2013

Little Angel




Today I am leaving you just with this picture. 
I have a little Angel at home- she came to us a few days before Christmas and she will stay for a long time - until she won't fly away to her own life. Our beautiful, sweet Angel :)

Monday, December 23, 2013

christmas card


10 days have already gone sice I wrote last post. It was crazy, beautiful time and it happened a lot, a lot, a lot of amazing things. Our life has changed :) It has changed for better :)
Sice I have a little- big Miracle in my life now, I cannot promise I will be writting very regulary for next few weeks. 

But I can assure you that I will update my blog as often as it is posiible. I have already prepared some pictures and toy-posts for you, so stay tuned:)

By that time I wish you a beautiful Christmas time full of love, love, love! 
Because what counts is Love.



Friday, December 13, 2013

Handmade teddies


Hey guys!
Today something new (and I have prepared for you a lot of news). 
Handmade TEDDY BEARS- all incredibly soft and cute. 
It will be few of them but each one of a kind.
Here they come.


Very soon more of my handsewed softies so stay tuned!

Thursday, December 12, 2013

handmade toy



That funny, striped guy is from Fikanders Family (check here: CLICK). 
He is all sewed and embroidered without any glued pieces or gumbs. As filled with pillow filling can be safely washed in water.
He is totally handmade and waiting to be loved:)




Advent wreath, Advent candlestick.


This year we don't have the Advent wreath... But we have The Advent candlestick. And it is very, very simple - ceramic joghurt cups, white candles and a piece of twine - cannot be simplier:)
and I love simplicity:)



p.s. of course there are already two candles burning, but it is a photo I've made last week ;)

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Za siedmioma marzeniami Za siedmioma zmyśleniami




Za siedmioma marzeniami 
Za siedmioma zmyśleniami 
Pięknymi jak tęcza 
Miłymi jak święta 
Mieszkały śliczne baśnie 
O których zaśpiewam właśnie 
     Zachwycające jak słońce 
     I bez początku i końca 
     A za to ze środka całe 
     Zupełnie niebywałe 
Mówiąc jednak między nami 
Wszystkie baśnie są siostrami 
Pełnymi tajemnic 
Puszystych i ciemnych 
O dziwnych obyczajach 
W najbardziej niezwykłym kraju 
     Zachwycającym jak słońce 
     I bez początku i końca 
     A za to ze środka całe 
     Niezwykle niebywałe

/Andrzej i Eliza z "Lato Muminkow"/











handmade elephants are looking for new home



Yesterday I introduced you Elef - the handmade elephant perfect for babies. Today I wish to show you his family:) 
All of them handmade with love. All of them have very soft ears and crunchy belly.  They are sewd and embroidered - without gumbs or elements which can be bitten off. They loved to be chewed by babies:) And what is important - as not filled with any seeds you can easily and safely wash them!
If you are intrested in adopting the elephant please write me (my email you will find in "concact" above).



Monday, December 9, 2013

Handmade elephant


Another one from Handmade Family.
Let me introduce you Orange Elephant called Elef:)
He is a little bit shy and he loves to hide in strawberries. He likes sweet coffee with hot milk and banana muffins. He don't mind being chewed by babies.
He is very "baby-fiendy". All sewed, with embroidered eyes, his ears are very soft and his body is filled with crunchy material.  He is very good for chewing and suitable for knowing new materials and voices. As he is not filled with natural seeds you can easily wash him (he loves to be hand washed with gentle soap).



Friday, December 6, 2013

two creatures


Lately my days I can titled as "waiting". 
And no - I am not impatient... 
I am just tired a little bit...
But waiting has also it's good points. For example The Time. The time I can spend on many different things. Unfortunately I cannot be as active as I used to be (although I am doing my best). Some of you also know that I am not as sociable as I used to be (don't worry- "I will be back" :). I've found happines in simple, quiet daily living and simple things. As you already know I start to explore sewing. For obvious reasons I started to enjoy sewing toys. And I have to admit one thing: I have really no idea why I haven't discovered it before...?!?!
Today I want to show you some of my last handicrafts (some things I did before you can see HERE, HERE and HERE).
Don't ask me what's this. Isn't it obvious?
Please use your imagination or ask your children - they will explain you everything :)
Polish readers can have some associations with "Bromba i inni", a book by Maciej Wojtyszko and one of characters called Fikander:)
Now those two funny creatures are impatiently waiting to play:)










a good girl?

Happy December has started. We even had an opportunity to welcome it in the city centre last Tuesday. I was happy becasue I didn't expect I would be able to go outisde at the 3rd of Decemebr.
Yesterday we had a date with Saint Nicholas in the middle of Ljubljana. In old city was so many people! People rushing, people in every shop, every corner filled with hysterical crowd... 
It was hard but we survived:)

And this night Saint Nicholas has sent his angel also to me!
Does it mean I was a good girl?


Thursday, December 5, 2013

hoarfrost and other beauties


Today in Polish. Please use google translator or some other friend:)
Dzis za oknem cos przefantastycznego. Nocna mgła zamieniła sie w szadz, ktora pieknie otula okolice. Napatrzec sie nie moge na te srebrzyste gałazki mieniace sie w promieniach przedpołudniowego słonca. Słonce i lekki mrozik szczypiacy w policzki- najlepsza zimowa pogoda! 





Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Monday, December 2, 2013

handmade hearts



It is definetely not the end of my sewing. In true it is just a begining :) I hope it is - the time will show the true:) As you already know (from  the post here) by now I have been sewing everything by hands (not only the real HANDmade, but also real HARDcore:). It takes a lot of time but it gives a lot of satisfaction as well. But now I am planning to revel with a sewing machine I borrowed from a friend of mine. Wish me luck and a lot of patience:)
Today some hearts. I wish to make a heart-mobile to hang it above the table/bed/baby basket.





Some other things have taken my attention lately, so hearts are waiting for their turn and hangig as a garland above our huge, blue couch.


Saturday, November 30, 2013

old Ljubljana

From the early morning (ok, let's face the truth- it was not so early for us today:) it was a little bit foggy and a little bit humid in the air. Both of us hate wet or humid weather. Nevertheless we decided for a little walk around Ljubljana- just a short glace on the Before-Christmas-City-Centre. 
Everything was grey and a little bit sad. The last day of November. The centre was like asleep. I hope it will wake up soon  as famous "happy December" is coming! 
It is so funny I don't like this all christmas mess around the city, those St.Clauses everywhere and christmas songs in every shop, christmas fever, buying presents and so on... I think you know what I mean...
But from the other hand I like to walk by the river under all those trees decorated with sparkling lights and to smell sweet aroma of hot wine, gingerbreads and warm almonds with honey. Without them it won't be "Happy December". It is still 3 day to start crazy christmas season in Ljubljana. I wonder if this year we will go for a walk by the river side?


Thursday, November 28, 2013

warning!!!



I have to warn you. 
Our appartment become a very, very dangerous place....
Especially if you are a sock. A lost, lonely sock. 
This is what could happen with your sock if, by chance, you lost it at our place... And be carefull if you have new and pretty socks we are able to "help" them to lost...
This is what happened to my Husband's sock...




Wednesday, November 27, 2013

cooperation


I love to colaborate with other people. 
I love to cooperate with other artists. 
And I do love when a different kind of art connect in some action. 
So you can imagine how glad I was when I was invited to have my part in a nice project. 
Everything is about connecting visual art and music. 
In a small town in Slovenija called Kočevje (the same in which I was living some time ago), a few nice people gathered, decided to connect local musicians and make together a CD. Every band will introduce one song. But is not the end. Every band was supposed to invite one artist and aked him (or her) to make a visualization of the song. And one evening somwhere in the end of October, I was asked to make a picture for a band called FORŠUS (you can even like the band HERE:).
With pleasure I made some pictures for them inspired by the song titled Zadnja noč, which means The last night. 
Although the picture below was made especially for them, at the end we decided for another one. Which one? For now it is surprise - I will tell you when the project will be ended. 
All songs will be gathered in a CD compilation, and a booklet with all works and illustrations will be included. It will be also an exhibition and a concert in the end of December. I am not sure exactly when but don't worry - I will let you know.


ZADNJA NOČ

Sedi v sobi
gleda v strop
in misli o sanjah
Ki sta jih imela
ki so odšle
ki so že zdavnaj
Zunaj je sonce
notri prijeten mrak
sama si
Ti si sanjala
ni nazaj poti
To je zadnja noc za naju dva
midva se bova zdaj razšla
konec konec je
to je zadnja noc za naju dva
midva se bova zdaj razšla
Svetloba izginja
postaja mrak
sence na zidu
Odsevi spominov
ki iščeš jih
ki upaš še vanje
Koraki v daljavo
odhajajo
upanje izginja
Besede ostale
uničile so vse




Tuesday, November 26, 2013

sometimes sun, sometimes rain




I like handmade stuff. I do appreciate handmade things.
Handmade presents - they have this special value. 
I like handmade toys. Sometimes I get sick looking at this awful plastic rubbish in shops...I wish our Little One has nice toys and as less plastic as it's possilbe (if nowadays it is possible...) 

As you already know (if you don't just read here), lately I start to enjoy sewing. As I don't have a sewing machine everything is REALLY HANDMADE (and yes, holes in my fingers are the best proof...)

For good start something "to chew" for the Youngest :)
Sun and Cloud. That is life- sometimes sun, sometimes rain.
Learning from the very begining ;-)




Monday, November 25, 2013

a new activity... sewing

Lately I had a very unusuall mess on my desk... 
It reminds me on my grandfather who was a tailor. 
I loved to play in his workshop, hiding in wardrobes full of materials. I loved to explore those shelves filled with threads and needles. Boxes with colorfull gumbs were for me like treasure chests. This specific sound of old, foot-power Singer sewing mahine and my gradnfather wearing his thick glasses, patiently bending over cloth patterns...
I start to enjoy a new activity - SEWING. I' ve started my adventure with...toys :) I am not sure in which direction it will evolve but for now I really enjoy it:) I have so many ideas in my head...stay tuned. New things are coming!




Wednesday, November 20, 2013



“A ship is always safe at the shore - but that is NOT what it is built for.” 




Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Castle hill

This Saturday we had a very nice weather. Sun was shining (shortly, but it was:) and it was really amazing light. Finally we could go outside and enjoy a little bit more time on fresh air without getting wet or running noses. Because lately I'm more "rolling" then walking, we decided to spend our afternoon somwhere near by the city centre and admire view from the castle hill. 
It was so nice to (st)roll around in the autumn leaves :)

Some views from rolling up the hill.


Here like a little, pinky budda ;-)

and we saw a Christmas tree with a real STAR on the top!


and one of my favourite places and views on the castle hill




all photos by my Husband.