Thursday, 24 November 2011

Nicholas Fair

You are most welcome to the Nicholas Fair which will be held tomorrow from 2 PM until 7 PM in Logatec. There will be a lot of lovely handmade things, my unique bags included.

This is what it looked like last year - heavy snow storm. This years weather forecast is supposed to be sunny.

photo credit here

Sunday, 13 November 2011

And the winner is....

Good morning! I hope you're having a pleasant weekend. Thank you all for your comments, I'm still not sure what sewing machine to get, but I don't have the time fot that at the moment, because it's LIFFe - film festival here in Ljubljana. I saw Elena yesterday, Russian film by Andrej Zvjagincev and I highly recommend it.

Back to the Blackbird bags blog. The decided comment no.2 is the winner - so Michell congratulations! I'll email you soon regarding address info, so I can send you your little bag. Thank you all and have a great day!

Sunday, 6 November 2011

A little giveaway

Hi, what's up? I know long time no blogging. I think my blogging has a lot to do with my sewing and I haven' t been doing that lately as well. My old sewing machine (my mothers sewing machine that is) is finnay ready for retirement. I need to get me a new machine. One that will be able to sew cotton as well as upholstary fabric and leather if possible. I have no idea which brand or model to buy.... All those machines are for hobby and home sewing. I'm not getting another one like that or else it won't last a year. It's going to be a difficult decision.

I'm leaving you with a little giveaway. I like giveaways, don't you? This is a small (23 cm high x 17cm wide/ 9 inches x 6,7 inches) cotton bag. My first thought when I made this was "oh, it's a lovely bag for storing tea." Not really for tea bags, but rather for collecting it in the nature - like rose-berries or elderberries. You can use it for storing crafty iteams or whatever you like.

The rules are simple. Leave a comment under this post until November the 12th. If you're a sewist yourself, tell me which sewing machine do you use and if love it and would recomend it or do you wanna get rid of it and buy another one. If you're not sewing, no problem, you can write what are would you do with a giveaway: keep it or give it to someone special. I'll draw a winner randomly on November the 13th and annouce it the same day. Please, with your comment leave an email address as well, so I'll be able to contact you in case you win! Oh, and I better not forget: the giveaway is open to anyone worldwide. Good luck!

Saturday, 15 October 2011

Sudoku quilting

Have you ever heard of Sudoku quilting? If you like solving sudoku and quilting, this is the thing for you and it's very fun! You need 81 pieces of quilting fabric, 9 different prints. I bought Central Park by Kate Spain for Moda. First you solve the sudoku, then you number your fabric pack from 1 - 9.

And you make a block regarding you fabric number and sudoku block. The best thing about sudoku quilting is that the pattern is never the same, just like the numbers on sudoku. But you do need to double or triple check before sewing.

This is my sudoku quilt.


This was the easy and the fun part, now comes the hard part: making a quilt sandwich and free moting quilting.

Monday, 26 September 2011

The fall collection continues

If you missed the first part of the fall collection, you can find it here. This is second part.

The biggest bag I have ever made. Big, heavy dutty bag, most sutable for a laptop. 

And a bunch of shopping bags. Everyone neds at least one, right?

Sunday, 25 September 2011


Yesterday was a fair in Piran. Lot's of handmade stuff, crafts, ceramics and antiques. A good friend of mine joined me, so I had the time to look at all the lovely stuff. Here are some impressions.
First my stall.

And the lovely neighbours

All the rest.

If I had the place, this lovely old writing desk would come home with me.

As well as this old sewing machine. 

I had a great time. Met a lot of friendly people. The weather was fantastic. What can I say - it was a great day. Thank you Mojca so much for keeping me company! And a great thank you to Zdenka for lending me your stand for my bags!

Monday, 19 September 2011

A fraction of fall collection

Hi. It's been a while since I've blogged. Yes, I know. I've been busy making the fall collection. But that's not all. My camera has had some issues. Or maybe the batteries - they're empty all the time, even the moment I charge them. Beats me. Now, how can I show you my new collection if I can't make photos?

That's all I can show at the moment because those were made a while ago. Some of you might already see it on my facebook or Flickr profile. If not, here you go:

Until next time....

Monday, 29 August 2011

Short Vacation

Tomorrow I'm going on a much needed vacation to the sea. I'll be reading, relaxing, swiming, listening to the waves and not thinking about anything. Good plan, heh?

photo credit here

When I get back I'll show you my Autumn collection and I'm planning another giveaway. A lot of good reasons to check my blog again. See you soon.

Have fun!  

Saturday, 27 August 2011

A lovely day in Piran

It was a long day. Getting up at 4.30 am is not something I usually do on Saturday morning or any day, but today was no ordinary day. It was a market day. My first this year. This is how Piran looked like at 7 am. Pretty quet.

An hour later a big group of people exercised on the Tartini square, right behind my stall. 

It was very sunny and windy, so good thing I brought an umbrella. It had other ways of usage. I must admit I borrowed that idea from my neighbors stall.

I don't have bussines cards yet, so I made this in very last minute.

It was busy day with a lot of tourists (although I didn't sell much), even as far as from Canada, Russia and my favourite - Spain. I had a chance to speak a bit in Spanish. Thank you all for stoping by and a big thank you to Tadeja from next stall for keeping an eye when I was away. By the way she makes this lovely dolls filled with lavander. Aren't they cute?

Wednesday, 24 August 2011

Fair in Piran

For the second time. Last month I didn't go due to bad weather, but this Saturday I'll be there. It will me my first market this year. Can't wait. I hope all goes well. I know it's going to be hot (35 deegres Celsius) and no shadow (must bring big umbrella), but the sea is near and I just love the smell of the sea.

This is where it's going to be held. In roud square surronded by old buildings and of course the sea.
photo credit here

Corrie from Retromummy is going to a market this Saturdas as well, but on the other side of the planet - Australia. She wrote her tips for those of us starting fresh
My top market stall tips

Thank you Corrie, this is just what I needed.

Friday, 29 July 2011

Another giveaway!

But hold it, this time it's not me who's giving away, but Allison from Campbell Soup Diary. She is giving away a book, fabric and some ribbon. Great giveaway if you ask me and I'm in for it! Check it out, the giveaway end on August the 17th.

Sunday, 24 July 2011

A little bit of everything

I woke up into rainy Saturday morning, so I decided to stay at home. Thanx againg for sending all your good thoughts. I did a bit of cleaning, washing, ironing, reading  and most of all sewing!

I finally finished this custom ordered thing I was telling you about. It's purpose is going to be for storing cosmetic. Something like that:

Then I played with small bits of fabric and this turned out - first atempt wasn't to good

second atempt was better, because I learnd on my mistakes. That's how I always learn. 

And then I have to show you some before and after.

Such a small diference - just a few felted balls, but such a great outcome.

So, what were you doing this weekend? 

Thursday, 21 July 2011

Fair in Piran

I'm acting like a farm girl, looking at the weather reports every half an hour. Will it rain on Saturday or not? I have good reason to be concerned. I'm not going to put away hay or anything like that, although when I was a child I did help every year at my grandma's farm, but that's another story.
There's an Fair this Saturday in small costal town called Piran and I'd very much like to go. The Fair is held at Tartini square (named after Giuseppe Tartini, born in Piran in 1692).

photo credit here

Although I love this city and would like to visit it, I'd love to meed new people, chat a bit, maybe sell a few things, I wouldn't like to get wet as well as getting my bags all wet. The weather report doesn't look at all promising - cold and rainy, maybe even storms.

So come on people, send some good vibrations to this part of the world, I need some sun or at least not the rain! In a meanwhile I'll show something I made in one afternoon. I could be a lunch bag, but

instead I use it as a shoes bag. 

I'm not really into high heels I can't wear them all day long, so at my work I usually change into something more comfortable.