It's time for some statistics. I don't like statistics that much, but it can be useful from time to time. Today is exactly 100th day since I've created this blog. In these 100 days I have created a logotip and tags in cooperation with ilustrator Petra Preželj (I just had an idea, all the rest is Petra's work), I visited one Fair, I was a part of sewmamasew's Super Style Bag Swap, I'm in the middle of preparing an Exhibition, made a great deal of bags, did two giveaways and posted 32 blog posts. And now about you: there are 22 followers, you posted 96 comments* and you visited* the blog 970 times, that means 9,7 times a day. Not so bad, right?
I just want to thank you all in a very special way! Thank you for reading my blog. Thank you for following my blog. Thank you for all your lovely comments. Thank you for being my friends! I am so grateful for the wonderful people I've met (although most of us have never actually met in real life...) and have been inspired by.
Since 100 is such a nice round number and it's Christmas time, I have decided to give away some of my stuff. What do I have to offer?
First is this nice red cell phone bag (for a big cell phone like BlackBerry) or a small camera bag. 12,5 cm x 9 cm (when closed) velcro.
Second is a small bag. You can use it for change or as a bag for credit cards. 12 cm x 8 cm, zipper.
Sorry for horrible photos, bags really look better.
To enter, just leave a comment on this post and tell me which give away do you perfer. The giveaway closes at 12:00 noon on 21th of December CET and I will choose two winners the day after. Yes, two winners, so try your luck and leave a comment.
Please make sure I have a way of contacting you, either from an email address in your comment or a link on your profile otherwise I wont't be able to send you your giveway.
I am very pleased to annouce my first Exhibition. It will be opened by Janko Rožič in Hostel Celica in Ljubljana on Tuesday the 21th of December at 8 pm. If you can't make it, don't worry the Exhibition will be held until 7th of January 2011. What can you expect? I made so many bags in the past years it would be imposibe to show them all, so I'll exhibit a little bit of everything. And before I forget: it's a sales Exhibition, so go check it out.
I sure hope we will meet a have a chat or two and a drink or two.
If you like music of the world, you are most welcome in the Hostel at 9 pm, because there will be a Jam session. Free entry! More about events HERE
Yes, our bitch has a dogs life. She has a bed or a blanket or something to sleep on in almost every room, except for the bathroom and kitchen. Her favourite bed is that of Danish Design called Morocco. I bought it years ago (it's been a while since I looked at their home page, I see they have a lot new stuff and an Irish in a Sherpa Fleece Bed is a no go! Someone should tell them an Irish looks the best in sandy colours ;)). The Morocco Snuggle bed is Flora's favourite bed, so it's a bit worn out and I have decided to make a new one. In fact I already made one bed for her, but it's flat and she doesn't like it that much. She likes her bed to be lifted a bit on all the four sides so she can snuggle in. Again I had no sewing pattern I just knew that I want to make one just like the Danish Design. I took an old bed quilt, dressed it in an washable white cotton and quilted it all over so the inside material would stay in it's place when washed. I also wanted the bed to be washable, so I sew a zipper on one side of the exterial fabric. The bed turned out quite big and I didn't have enough material (it was a left over piece), so I combined it with a bit of pink. I'm not at all a pink person, I don't like it, but combined with this sandy, red and olive green it looks just fantastic, wouldn't you agree?
I call this one the winter collection, althought it should be called the spring collection since it has spring colours and pattern. It is much bigger than I've planed, so there's enough place for two dogs. Maybe it would be time for me to get another puppy. Flora would hate me for it withouth a doubt.
I wanted to show you the whole bed, without my bitch, but she just wuldn't go off it. The top part can used indenpendently.
The summer collection (the first bed) I made some time ago.
If you've missed other collection I've made for dogs, check it outhere.
I the past I made a few bags for carring cell phone. I didn't have any sewing pattern or instrucions I just set down and tried making it. And I complicated a lot. The bag eventualy turned out great, but it was a lot of work. That's why I only made three and those were sold almost immediately. Then one day I saw this easy tutorial for cell phone, iPod or camera bag and it made my life so much easier. Thanx to sewmamasew and a pretty cool life for the tutorial. Try it out, it's really easy and those bags are such a lovely present.
Previous weekend due to bad weather and my bitch being in season (so we couldn't go out and enjoy the snow), I finaly tried this tutorial and made some more. Here are just two of them, the rest three were already sold.