úterý 31. prosince 2013


Today I spent the afternoon with my friend getting another tattoo :) (number 6) We decided on it last Wednesday, when our friend came to the pub with a new tattoo :) we both had ideas and were waiting to make them permanent, we both had money saved and since she leaves on the 9th Jan, we wanted to do this together before she leaves. Luckily for us, the tattoo artist was free today :) He is great big dude with cool sense of humor and before he actually started tattooing, we spent an hour just chatting and laughing :D if you are interested in more of his work here is a link to his Facebook page.

stencil on yay 

the first buzz :) 

I was a bit scared because I heard many scary stories about tattooing over bones, but in the end, it wasn't as bad as I tought. I was distracted by my friend and the mister himself and only felt real pain a couple times near my toes and around the top... I will be getting a matching one on my other foot too:)

finished :) excuse my Donald Duck foot (mr. tattooer called it that :D :D :D ) 

If there are any Supernatural fans reading this, you may recognize the gun and the saying 'Non Timebo Mala'. It is the demon killing colt and these words are written on it... It's latin and means 'I shall fear no evil'. I really liked it since I first saw it on the show and yes, I am that kind of fangirl :D (my first tattoo was a Bob Marley and Zion related Lion of Judah :P ) I really like the meaning and the gun was supposed to be just a symbol, a reminder to keep fighting... I love it so much, the way it looks, I'm getting the same gun mirrored on my other foot with words 'Intus mihi vires' which means 'Strenght comes from within me'. I wanted to get those words with a rosary tied around my ankle, but this will look much more awesome and the meaning stays the same....

my friend getting her old tattoo fixed :)

středa 25. prosince 2013

Christmas Eve

Some pictures from yesterday. It was very nice and calm day full of TV stories (Penguins of Madagascar, Despicable me... :D ) and fun topped with yummy dinner, Christmas traditions and presents :) 

I bought extra long sparklers and we fired them on the balcony :)  

One of the traditions - put candles in nut shells and let them float. This should determine the length of your life, if it sinks you die soon. But luckily we all had ours floating until the very end... Happy lives ahead :)

I got some clothes, really lovely. 2 cool sweaters, awesome shoes I can't wait to wear, skeleton print leggings and sugar skull top from my sister. I also got a tablet, coat and some money.
The coat I got is very similar to the one from my christmas wishlist. So basically everything I wanted I got, except for the headphones, but I don't really need them, I just loved the way they looked...:)

I am very happy with how our Christmas day went on, I think that is how Christmas should be, with family and close ones, and although I had to go to work later, I had a nice day (I don't get the new emerging trend of people going to clubs on Christmas Eve, I believe it is meant to be spent with family and in many cases it's actually the only time of the year families spend together - not us, we are very close - but the club I work at was packed full until 6 am... ). I will share some more pictures of holiday traditions after I celebrate with my father. 

Hope all of you had a beautiful, peaceful Christmas 

neděle 22. prosince 2013

4th Advent: Winter crafting

I wanted to share some stuff I made in the last few days :) I finally caught enough daylight today to take pictures :D I already have that hat brooch on my coat :D and I'm wearing different pair of christmas earrings every day. :)

trees and jigle bells were a lucky find in our local bead shop :) I'm all about kitsch for Christmas :D 

new christmas display :) 

středa 18. prosince 2013

3rd Advent - delayed :D

I was so busy last weekend, I completely forgot to share these... Some more photos from holiday atmosphere around here :) And a sneak peek of our beautiful christmas tree :) I'll show you next Sunday :D 

table decoration I made with real pine branches, cinnamon, dried oranges and some other decorations 

 cute as always... my sister :D  

foxes are a big deal in our family right now :D 

pátek 13. prosince 2013

Name day

Today is my name day - Lucie. This day is not celebrated in the Czech republic, but there are other countries where they hold traditional light parades. Of course i get some gifts for the name day, usually some money and chocolate or a book. This year I got Dan Brown's new book (which is really awesome so far!) and my favorite cpt. Morgan with a glass and a headscarf :)  And my sister gave me the cutest plush fox :)

I'm going to celebrate this year by lighting some candles and possibly staying up all night to protect myself from the evil female demon Lussi that in some countries is believed to lead her followers to something similar of a Wild hunt. You can read more about St.Lucia's day traditions on Wiki


úterý 10. prosince 2013

No mercy

Yesterday I went for a shopping trip with my boyfriend and some friends. It turned to be more eating trip, because my companions were all boys so our first stop was McDonalds :D and we got one gift for my boyfriend's brother. And this t-shirt for me :) it's from the mens section of New Yorker. I gave it my usual treatment (snipping of the hemline and neckline, shortening sleeves and rolling all the hems :) now I'm thinking I'd like to add silver studs between the leopard frame and the white frame but I'm not sure how the studs would hold up in the washing mashine... I need to try on the piece I snipped of :) 

I absolutely love it :P

neděle 8. prosince 2013

2nd Advent

More festive pictures from past week ...

decorated arch between kitchen and living room 

lighting up a tree 

gingerbread :) yum

čtvrtek 5. prosince 2013


St. Nicolas came to our house and brought some presents :) 

Only kids usually get stuff for St. Nicolas day, but our mommy is so sweet she keeps giving us little gifts even now :) I got shower peeling with Dead Sea minerals, hand-warming satchet and little box with mints saying Guess where I am tattooed :D :D :D cool

neděle 1. prosince 2013

1st Advent Sunday

With the first Advent Sunday, it's time to start sharing our decor and Christmas inspired DIY :) I'm not making any decorations in advance, I just make whatever Mom asks me to or what I think would look nice in our home. That's the reason why I'm not sharing any DIYs now, because I don't have any yet :D For today I want to show you the pictures of our first decoration hung - the staircase leading to our apartment.

those two huge planters were on the balcony, maybe you remember them from this summer post. Mom and I brought them inside so they won't freeze over. Same with the small flower pots. And we decided to decorate them too :) I spend all morning doing this and the stairs :) I was wearing my Santa hat all the time and the neigbors passing around asked me for presents :D 

úterý 26. listopadu 2013

DIY: Symbolism Tee

I wanted to paint myself a pentagram t-shirt for a while. Two things that pushed me to do it were watching a great Czech movie and browsing through Killstar website :) 

 First I just painted it on with fabric paint and the tiniest brush I could find ... I let it dry and then cut of the sleeves, neckband and bottom hem. I like to do this because it makes the tee loosen up and feel more comfy :) 

The painting was already finished and dried and I was ready to wear the tee, but when I was cleaning up, I found this lace. I originally bought it last year, because I wanted to trim a cardigan with it. It wasn't looking too good so I never did that and the lace was just lying in my stash. So I decided to use it for pentagram. 

It was all pinned together as one continuous piece of lace and sewn on by hand, because my machine is  not a friend of lace! I love the outcome so much... And the best thing - super cheap transformation - the t-shirt cost me 25 CZK and that lace was about 3 CZK per metre, so maybe 35 CZK alltogether :) 

neděle 24. listopadu 2013


I used the leftover spikes from my spiked clutches to make a headband for myself. I made it with a strip of fake leather, hair tie and those spikes. easy peasy, if you want to toughen up your outfit, feel like a statue of Liberty or as a quick gift :) I made this (to match my party outfit) with gold spikes, now I'm torn whether to make another one in silver or to keep those silver studs for something else :) Definitely need more of them!!!

pátek 22. listopadu 2013


This beauty is my newest creation. I made two of these clutches for my sister and her friend :) I was really looking forward to making it for more than a month, I was just waiting for those spikes to arrive as I ordered them from China on ebay... I also took pictures of the studding process ... The sewing I suppose you can figure out on your own ;)

First I cut out the leatherette piece for the body of the bag, than I drew a frame on it with seam allowances and a smaller frame with marked stud positions just to make it perfectly centered. Also it worked out quite nicely, as the frame was split exactly into 1,5 cm pieces - stud positions means i didn't have to do any math to even them out :) 

I made all holes with this hole punch thingy :) and you can see the first screw in there...

I always pushed more screws through, because if I was working one by one, all the flipping would probably make me flip :D also, because I added glue on every screw to make sure they stay on, as the spikes would be enclosed in the lining and if any of them falls off I'd have to take it all apart...

 One is with silver and one with gold spikes, as they wished. The lining they wanted black, but when I saw this hot pink cotton I couldn't resist and my sister said she loves it so I'm happy I went with my feeling. There is also a small pink pocket for ID and money :) 
I'm just sad I didn't order more of those spikes because I really need to stud everything I own :) too bad I have to wait for another month ...

pondělí 18. listopadu 2013

Christmas wishlist

Earlier today when I was driving home I noticed there are already christmas decorations around my town. I didn't realize Christmas is just a month away :) I only have a gift for my sister (bought in September because it was just too cool to pass up :) And as my Mom keeps mentioning it, I also had to start thinking about what I want for christmas for myself :) I'm really lost this year. Usually by this time I already know what I want... I made a little wishlist of things that would make me happy, but I don't really need them :D 

christmas wishlist

*I'd really like one of those coats, I like the styles and my closet could use a nice long parka or something for when it gets really cold...

*Kindle has been on my wishlist for a long time, but it's just one of those things you don't really need. I just want to read more and with all the books on my list with over 600 pages it would make my life a lot lighter ;)

*I love those Topshop headphones, but my only chance to get them is probably asking my sister to buy them for me - she goes on a shopping trip to London in January, hopefully they will still be available :)
*If any of my relatives gives me money, I'm getting another tattoo for sure ... I already feel the buzz :)

sobota 9. listopadu 2013

DIY: Lace trim skirt

I'm really busy the last few weeks, I have no time to craft, draw or to do anything worth sharing :( Over the last week I managed to sneak a little DIY into my schedule. It was really simple, and if my sewing machine was working, it would also be really quick :)

I had this lace at home, I was planning to use it as a trim on a cardigan, but it didn't look so good when I pinned it  ... so it was just lying there, and I found it while cleaning. I decided to use it on this NEXT skirt, because it's a bit short, so just for the feeling of added length ;) I pinned it and started sewing on the machine, but it was tangling my thread into big messy bulks. I tried to change tension and everything, different speed, new needle, but nothing worked, I guess I will never be able to sew lace on my machine (unfortunate, as I wanted to sew a new evening dress ...) so I ended up sewing it by hand. This denim is a bitch, especially those big bulky seams where the panels meet. I was going to give up, but finally I finished :D 

I'm going to a concert and record release party tonight, so I might wear it :)