pátek 31. října 2014

Crochet Patchwork Overskirt

Hi, my dear readers ♥

FINALLY I have photos and time to show you one of my latest crochet project - the patchwork overskirt ! I finished it a loooong time ago - maybe in spring ? But then it was too hot to wear it since it has to be layered, so was waiting through the whole summer until September...and then (to make it not that simple) I didn´t want to take photos just on my balcony, but in forest so I was waiting (again) until we went picking mushrooms and then finally wore it and took some photos =D

Not exactly the best outfit for mushroom picking since I was stucked in bramble (what a great word !) all the time, but still comfortable and I felt like the real mori girl there ♪

We didn´t bring tripod with us so lots of photos ended up blurred - it was quite dark in the woods, but still there are some good ones =) We haven´t found much of mushrooms and those we found were already half-eaten by animals ... BUT I saw a big toad and took a lot of forest photos, so it was a successful afternoon !

But back to the skirt ! I made it according to a pattern from crochet magazine scan I got from dear Han ♥ Because she always thinks about me when she sees a crochet skirt somewhere =D I´m looking for them all the time, but most of the patterns are just ugly - this one is probably the prettiest crochet skirt pattern I ever saw !
I used crochet hook n.5 and around 5 skeins of Buggy yarn from Vlnika
(just in case you are interrested the magazine - it´s Sabrina)

The skirt is called "patchwork" because first you have to make 8 squares and 4 triangles and then crochet them all together and attach to the belt - just like patchwork plaids made with fabric =)

It´s quite heavy, because I used much more yarn than I expected but at the same time it sits nicely over a skirt and it will be perfect for chilly autumn days =)

shawl, overskirt - made by me
necklace - gift from Tercenya
cardigan - second-hand
skirt - Gudrun Sjõdén

mori girl ghost !

 Nirnroot !!! =D

...and no toadstools T_T I was so looking forward to find some, but they´re probably not that common here in Bavaria as they are in Czech Republic =(

If you like the overskirt and want to crochet it as well, just let me know and I will send you the pattern - it´s in Czech, but you don´t need anything but the diagram and a few easy instructions ♪ I recommend to use some cheaper yarn, because you will need A LOT of it =D

Now I´m knitting Christmas gift for my boyfriend - the first time working with cable needles and according to pattern completely in German D= it took a lot of thinking, but now I understand it completely *_* yay !
Also I started the Japan Shawl from the same yarn and in the same colours as Han and Rooster Hill because it´s simply amazing ! ...but I don´t have much time to work on it - actually I have just three flowers so far =D 

So much to do, so little time !

Have a nice day, everyone ♥

neděle 26. října 2014

Autumn Strega

Hello, my dear readers ♥

I´m sure you already read about this new term - strega fashion. But in case you didn´t - it´s something like another name for dark mori but with the difference that classical dark mori is inspired by Japanese street fashion and culture, but strega fashion is something like European equivalent. Strega - means witch in Italian and that´s all what is this fashion about. To look like a witch, the European kind of witch with the love for dark forests, magical sigils, northern Gods and of course dark clothing. But strega is not only cute, like the japanese mori style, it can be also a bit more postapocalyptic with oversized sweaters, huge collars, shredded fabric and pants... There are no boudaries with strega fashion ! The main reason to start using this term was that Mai/Shortcut To The Stars was hopeless with tags because she didn´t felt inspired by japanese fashion anymore, but still dressed like dark mori with goth elements and witchcraft symbols  =D

I personaly love this idea, because I was wearing outfits which could be tagged with #stregafashion a looong time ago before I even knew about mori and I always called it "dressed like witch"...and now it has an official name =D whee !

Being inspired by all these people around tumblr who suddenly started strega revolution I decided to wear it for my birthday party in September. It was quite cold on that day in Bavaria so I thought that layers will be good idea since in Prague is always a bit colder than here...
...I was greatly mistaken - in Prague was 25°C and I was dying in this outfit ! At the end of the night all layers were gone and I found myself just in the first one - long black summer dress =D

earrings, brooch - DIY
wolf tooth necklace - Do Nebíčka- Do Peklíčka
black amulet necklace - gift from Ketmara

The birthday party with my best friends was great ! We went to Mexican restaurant, had some delicious meals and Tequila of course =D And they gave me so many amazing gifts ! We see each almost never now that I live in Germany, but they still know me so well ♥

BIG chocolate, book about how to DIY nature cosmetics, Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie by Alan Bradley, my favourite tea, herbs for the cosmetics making, tote bag with yarn and knitting needles and a beautiful little vial necklace ♥
Thank youuuu again !

I almost forgot to say that it wasn´t just mine birthday - as every year we celebrated our birthdays together with my best friend =)

And my gift for Maxé was the Deer Hat from Tiny Owl Knits
...of course I had to make one for myself as well <_<
(but I´ll talk about it in a separate post - I have much more photos to show you regarding these hats =D)

Have a nice day, everyone ♥

úterý 21. října 2014

30 day challenge (06-08) + OCs + tattoo design

Hello, my dear readers ♥

After some time I´m back with an "art" post - I planned to do it when I finish another five days of the 30 day drawing challenge...but I didn´t =D I´m too occupied with Inktober&Drawlloween at the moment, so I have just three pics to show you ...


I think I drew Alice too many times, so on the second place is... Katniss !


Aubergine [ˈəʊbə(r)ˌʒiːn] / Eggplant / Lilek - my favourite vegetable and best word ever !


Totoro, Totoro... ♪ ♫ ♪

So I finished 8 days in half-year........<_<

And now to my OCs !
I think I already wrote about them - Elweera - girl with dragon grandpa, Niam - elven model and her sister Momo who is mori-girl and a shy botany student

Elweera being grumpy (again) and my attempt at digital colouring ...

Momo in watercolors =)
Maybe I´ll take a photo of this one later...with real flowers and some nice background ...maybe...one day......

I wanted to practice drawing females without any reference...and in the end the hardest part was the wolf <_<

I also did my very first tattoo design for Anko !

And my friend Layla asked me to do a portrait of her so she can use it as a logo for her small jewellery business =)

That´s all for today - next time it´s going to be all about Inktober and picture heavy, I think =D

Have a beautiful day, everyone ♥