středa 11. října 2017

Linho at Staffelsee

Hi, my dear readers ♥

This summer my main (travelling) knitting project was Linho sweater from Joji Locatelli. It was unexpected one, but I just couldn't resist this beautiful light design when it was released. I even made it in almost same colour as the original by Joji (only I didn't use linen yarn).

I was knitting this sweater on beach in Greece,in car while traveling around Bayern  and while sunbathing on our balcony ♪ It is an easy to follow pattern, stockinette stitch in rounds only with seven different repeats for the middle lace front. I would definetelly recommend this one for all beginners who would like some challenge ;)

When I cast Linho off my needles it was still too warm for sweaters, but I took it with me for a walk around beautiful Staffelsee and we made some nice photos at moorland around the lake - which is a perfect place, because the colorway of Holst Garn Supersoft yarn I used is called "Moorland" :) So I blent quite nicely with the surroundings ♪






I can't help it and must add some more photos of nature around Staffelsee, because there were some really beautiful places ♥ Opposite from the most of  blue streams around Alps here the water has an orange/brown colour, probably because of moors. We walked almost around the whole lake and took a ride on boat back to the starting point, with Aperol Spritz and apple pie on board !








I hope you're all doing fine !
Have a beautiful day, everyone ♥



středa 4. října 2017

Summer Classic Lolita

Hi, my dear readers ♥

I know it doesn't look like it at all, but I still consider myself being part of lolita community. Even though I wear my beautiful dresses only rarely these days :( The reason is that my schedule doesn't really match with local meet-ups and it's too far away for me to travel to Nürnberg and attend meets of Franconian Princesses like I did when I lived in Ingolstadt...

So I'm happy for every opportunity like, for example, birthday of one of my friends :) In July we met to have a lunch, stroll around Munich and celebrate Kathi's birthday. The weather was really nice, not too hot but still sunny, so I decided to wear classic lolita and straw bonet - I can finally fit my head on it, again :D ! (it was impossible to wear with dreadlocks)

I must say that I was a bit nervous while dressing up, even thinking about changing into something more "normal", but then I remembered how pretty I feel every time I wear my frilly dress and cute accessories ♥ Damn, I need more meet-ups !






 I hope you're all doing fine !

Have a beautiful day, everyone ♥



pondělí 25. září 2017

From t-shirt to tank top feat. CATS

Hi, my dear readers ♥

Today it's time for summer flashback! With a bit of upcycling and cats ♪

First the upcycling part.
I'm sure you remember my grey t-shirt from Nuclear Holocats with design from dear Striga ♥ It's a super-pretty t-shirt, but I found out that grey cotton shirt with sleeves is not really good for my anxious sweating self :D It's just too visible when you get sweaty in this colour and it makes me extremely uncomfortable, so I decided to make a few adjustments to this cute t-shirt :) 

I cut off both sleeves and also the neckline and from the fabric leftover made a little loop which I used to hold together the back part, which added more fit to the loose tank top ♪
No need for sewing machine, just good pair of scissors, needle and a few centimeters of thread.

I was quite nervous about this, but it ended up looking great and I really like wearing it ♥

For the cat part : if you look closely, you'll notice that there is not only one cat print on my outfit ! The "Witchcraft" skirt, with cat skull print is from my RED BUBBLE shop







... um and yes, my tote bag is made of bubble wrap :D


I hope you're all doing great and don't forget to (at least try) upcycle before buying new clothes :)

Have a beautiful day, everyone ♥



pondělí 18. září 2017

Tamdou

Hi, my dear readers ♥

In June I decided to participate in Melanie Berg's The Fibre Co. KAL even though I didn't want to make any new shawls until autumn...  ha ha
There was a few patterns to pick from and one of them was "Tamdou" which has been in my library for a while, so I decided to finally make it. I used yarn from Tausendschön which I bought at CreativeMesse in spring in combination with the dark blue Kollage Yarns Riveting which is made from recycled blue jeans ! I bought this skein in Vienna a few years back and I'm so happy that I finally found a perfect project for it ♥

This was a fun knit. No stress, fast-growing, colour-changing, lace parts switching with easy garter stitch sections. And the result is SO GOOD ♥


Here is the first set of photos I took with ginger hair ...






And the second set, with new hair :)
When I was picking the colour combination I neither had this pair of pink pants nor blue hair !
And now it matches absolutely PERFECT !




I love wearing this shawl, I was never really into big multi-coloured shawls, but this one changed my mind - I WANT MORE !


yarn - agave & "blueberry yogurt" from Tausendschön
dark blue from Kollage Yarns


Have a beautiful day, everyone ♥



čtvrtek 7. září 2017

Dungarees

Hi, my dear readers ♥

Do you like dungarees? I do :D I always had ones in my wardrobe when I was a kid and also later as teenager... so I was really happy when they started to appear in shops again last year, but I could never find the perfect shape or material which would not make me look like a child or worse, pregnant. They were mostly too baggy, had way too many fake-denim-holes and scratches or they were too expensive ...

Until one day I discovered these in C&A ! They were afordable, fit perfectly and have a nice colour ♪

They're pretty cool for ridding a bike, because I don't have to watch out for my t-shirt to untuck from pants :D Also my lighting Cyberdog party shoes are great in case you ride home late and your light stops working ! (that's what is happening to me all the time)





 dungarees are also perfect for enamel pins !


I wore this outfit on one nice warm Saturday, when we went on bikes to city center with Honza. He recently bought a new bike and wanted to try the route to his office. When we got there we stopped by for a lunch in very fancy-looking vietnamese restaurant called Chu-Chin and it was delicious ♥ nom nom




I hope you're all doing fine !
Have a beautiful day, everyone ♥



čtvrtek 31. srpna 2017

Samsara

Hi, my dear readers ♥

It's slowly becoming my personal tradition to order some nice things from Samsara Himalife every summer. Add some cute clothing, gifts, burning incense and tea in the shopping cart and can't wait for the package to arrive just on time for summer heat ♪

This time I ordered a beautiful black dress with emroidery, the cutest handmade balerinas, (finally!) a pashmina shawl in pastel colours, gift pack of various tea sorts for Honza's name day together with Himalayan burning incense sticks and big mandala cloth for my mum, which I forgot to take photo of ... (but it's super-pretty !)




When I got the package I put on the dress right away and was wearing it the whole upcoming week, because it's JUST SO GOOD and comfortable and it fits perfectly ♥ When my mum came for visit she liked the dress so much that I had to order one for her as well :D ha ha

Here's how I wear it !
It matches perfectly with my knitted "Restless Nostalgia" shawl when it gets colder in the evening ♥







I hope you're all doing fine !
Have a beautiful day, everyone ♥



čtvrtek 17. srpna 2017

Zakynthos 2017

Hi, my dear readers ♥

I finally got around to put together post about this year's big adventure :)
After spending holidays in various pretty cities around Europe in the last few years, we decided for a change this year and have a "normal" lazy, sunny holidays at the beach.

It sounds almost weird from me, doesn't it? We both haven't been to lazy beach holidays since our teenage years and back then it was pretty boring week or two with our parents, lying at the beach, reading book, getting fried on the sun and most importantly - endless uncomfortable hours in car travelling to get there.

So we decided to spend summer beach holidays the way we like it ! We picked Greece as our destination and chose Zakynthos island as the perfect place for us. At first I planned to go really stereotypical and stay at hotel with breakfast, private beach and everything, but then we discovered Lithies organic farm on Airbnb and hotels suddenly looked boring and dull :D

As for the travel - we took a flight from Prague, which departed ONLY totally incredibly early time - something like 6 in the morning or even sooner ?! Which was ugh... I decided to not go to sleep at all, so in the end I was awake for more than 26 hours, which was... ha ha... fun :D but I survived !

The Lithies houses are  BEAUTIFUL ♥ We had a lovely house with red door and two floors, with view on sea and everyday cat visits at the porch :) The owner of the whole farm is an incredibly kind woman and her son who are also running a taverna which serves dishes made from home-grown vegetables *o* We were having a dinner there every day for the whole week and I came home much heavier than I left :D ha ha (actually Greek food was one of the main reasons why we picked this destination)

We didn't spend the whole week only laying at beach and sunbathing, but we also made some trips around island and one hike on top of the highest mountain with monastery (or what is left of it). 

I have to say that this one week on Zakynthos changed my mind about lazy beach holidays and I actually miss it quite a lot and hope we will come back soon ♥

I will not bother you with tourist "here I am in my swimsuit at the beach" photos (I don't even have any except from a few in my phone :D), but here are some nice moments I captured through the week ♪ 













Best thing ever ? Lemons growing everywhere like apples ! 














 our house ♥





dried out tiny salt lake :) 



Lithies taverna 

 our loot - the big olive oil bottle was a gift from the farm owner, made from olives grown there ♥ I got a lot of spices and I wanted to buy even more, but Honza was worried that guards at airport could think that I have a suitcase full of Marihuana :D

I bought this BEAUTIFUL (seriously, it's so pretty that it needs caps lock) tea cup and the cutest little ceramic studio just a few steps from our organic farm. The ceramic artist is such a kind and calm old guy with lazy ginger cat (he was definitelly not a muggle) and all of his work is inspired by sea ♥ I am absolutely in love with colours of the tea cup - it looks exactly like sea and beach from above ♥ Honza bought his first tile for his tile collection and I also got a ceramic seashell with small bead and made them into a necklace :)


I hope you're all doing fine ♪
Have a beautiful day, everyone ♥