čtvrtek 31. října 2013
neděle 27. října 2013
I was really busy last week and wasn't even in the mood for blogging... Today I have some random pictures for you from last week :) I was working both Friday and Saturday night, so that's the most I'm capable of today. And as Czech Republic has a bank holiday tomorrow, the disco I work at is opened also tonight :) maybe I'll be going there with a friend :D Putting money back in the business :D
learning German with my bf
Sunday walk with Mom :)
2 Cpt Morgans and Pepsi... got me a pretty bumper sticker
bf and I in the club I work at (from last week when I was off :P )
středa 16. října 2013
So, I dedicated all of today to create the bag I was talking about. I was really looking forward to it, because I didn't sew anything for a looong time, and also I wanted to try something new :) Also I took the time to take pictures of all the steps to maybe inspire some of you to try as well :) nothing difficult about it....
First I cut out all my base pieces, 1x from leatherette, 1x from lining fabric.
Next I used fusible lining to keep the lining fabric in shape
Next I had to figure out how to change needles in my machine :) not really difficult. Maybe I wouldn't even need a denim needle, I just wanted to make sure it goes through all the layers without breaking...
Time to start sewing! I bought extra thick thread used in shoemaking to make sure it doesn't break while sewing. I sewed the lining first and the outer shell next, always doing the base (circle) first, and then sewing the side seam. I'm not sure that's how it's supposed to be done, but well :) it worked ;)
Next I wanted to add the silver things (what the hell are they called in English? :D ) so I had to find the hammer and make the holes first. I was looking for a hole punch in store, but turns out it can only be ordered online and that takes too long :) so I bought a little device that helps you make the hole by punching it with hammer :D ... Some of the holes weren't punched through so I had to cut them by hand. The next step was to attach those silver thingies, again with hammer and that little magic device :)
The first one was simple :) by the time I did the 9th one (there are 10 alltogether) my hands were hurting terribly and I realized one of my silver pieces were missing... I was happy for that little break and set to find it, when I couldn't I had to go to shop to source some more :) I did found them, so luckily I could finish :) but they were in bag of 1é, so now I have 9 more left and think about making another bag already :D
I tried to capture the detail of my shoulder strap, it's zigzag stitched on both sides, nice how it worked out that the stitching looks like chevron,and the middle part looks quilted :) I like that....
I made little loops with snap hooks that are sewn between the lining and shell. This wasn't really necessary, but I wanted to make a second strap with some chain, so the snap hooks will allow me to change it :) The strap itself is finished with D-rings to make it look really clean and a bit less homemade :)
The drawstring is made the same way as the strap, just thinner. I wanted to make the ends tasseled, but then I wasn't sure about it and decided to just knot them. And the slider is also made by me, I have copied that from a bag I saw in H&M on Monday :D
This post is unusually long, but I hope at least I made it a bit clear for you to see how I worked, and maybe some will be inspired to try the same :D If so, send me a link...
It's really the most rewarding feeling to try and do something new or something you may think may be over your skill level and it turns out so great that you really love it and feel proud. Didn't happen to me a long time and now I'm really satisfied with myself, grinning like a freak and I'm ready to wear my pwetty bag until it falls apart! Although there are some crooked stitches and little mistakes, I love it !!!!
úterý 15. října 2013
Recently I gave up looking for the perfect black bag, I could never find the one I would really love. So I came up with the idea to make my own... I bought fake leather, some hardware, lining fabric (the grey scribbled one) and heavy duty thread and I'm ready to do it! In the next few days, I'll be sharing the progress I'm making with it and my adventures with bag hardware because thats all new to me :D
Also, I may have bought too much of that fake leather, I could probably make full jacket out of it (idea for spring) so I will be using the leftovers for some accesories and maybe pouches and stuff :) They also had a pretty perforated leatherette som if this project works out, I may get into making more bags :D
pondělí 14. října 2013
sobota 12. října 2013
Today it's my 23rd birthday :) Happy birthday to me :P Yesterday we went to a party with my sister and friend to celebrate, my sister had the DJ read a wish she wrote for me and play me a song ( Work bitch by Britney :D currently our favorite one...)
I also got myself some birthday gifts :) My tradition is to buy pink vanilla flavor cigarettes and nail polish,this year I also added a pretty ring (not pictured, had it on my hand :D ) and knee high sock, because they are just so pretty :)
Now I'm going to eat delicious birthday lunch and get ready for a family party this afternoon :) I'll share more pictures tomorrow :)
středa 9. října 2013
Today I just wanted to let you know Im alive :) I spent the last four days in bed sleeping, coughing, trying to crack the sims installation /bad girl I know :D, and sleeping again... and creating polyvore collages :)
pátek 4. října 2013
Just a quickie today, before I have to leave for work :) This afternoon I went to visit a friend (upstairs neighbor, how convenient :D ) who is even bigger bead freak than me :) she buys in bulk, and she just got a new work table and bead storage, so she invited me to check it out :) and choose some beads from her stash :) we spent almost 2 hours just digging through :) I left with some treasures that I will share as soon as I take pics (hopefully tomorrow) one of them was this unfinished fake stone chain. I picked some larger beads and added them to it and I'm wearing it to work today :D The earring you can see is made by my friend from lapis gemstone :)
Have a great Friday, I'm off to work :)
úterý 1. října 2013
Today I have some pictures taken with my phone, some new jewellery I created... These pics can't be resized to my favorite large size, I apologize for that and hope this will be fixed soon...
long spikes with lava beads
tooth fairy earrings :)
Aztec style with stone beads
celtic cross and wax pearls
experiment with bendy metal cut out and resin rose :) aka my new favorite ring