středa 10. února 2016

Porteau Cove

Hi, my dear readers ♥

In November Nicola Hodges alias Tiny Island Textiles released new knitting pattern called "Porteau Cove". It´s a huuuge scarf with lace pattern, not too warm and not too light - perfect for me !
Since the first time I saw it on instagram, I knew I will make it because I love huge scarves and knitting challenges *_*

I was thinking a lot about the right colour and yarn... and suddenly Han asked me what I want for Chrismas - if "by a chance" I don´t want a handspun/handyed yarn...??


...of course I couldn´t refuse

And so my wish was a handyed yarn in lenght for "Porteau Cove", dyed in gradients of northen lights colours.... I´m terrible I know

And this is what I got just a few days before Christmas ♥ ♥ ♥

So beautiful *o* !


I was just finishing the "Capucine" hat, so as soon as my needles were free again I cast it on =) Otherwise I would get to it next winter or something like that (I have too many projects planned... <_<)

So this was basically my Christmas knitting project and I was lucky enough that as I was getting to an end, the snow started falling and I managed to finish it right on time for the last weekend before it all melted and everything became grey and ugly again... 

I planned to take photos in the forest as always, but the snow was falling from the trees and it would be impossible to stand there without getting hit =D




I wish I had this scarf when my hair used to be as magenta-shiny-happy-pink as my earmuffs =)


...yes, that´s a Tracht jacket (traditional German clothing) ... as you can see I´m trying my best to fit in ! *joke*
(actually I bought it in vintage store in Vienna to wear it with lolita clothes)



I made this pink crochet brooch ages ago for my Fler shop (something like Czech Etsy) ... I still have one more in neon yellow =D it never got sold, what a surprise !
... and sorry about the fluff all over my jacket... I forgot to take the Ikea-roll and the scarf was somehow full of it <_<

I LOVE COLOR GRADIENTS

I managed to wear the scarf for the whole week and then it got warmer... phew at least the week ! But I´m ready for the next winter ! (I´m thinking about buying some matching pastel violet pants, so I can wear it more often...hmm ♪)

Right now I´m really busy with knitting (and everything else, too). After I finished this one I made a galaxy-coloured shawl to match my BM leggins (those who follow me on Instagram saw it already), then I started working on a big project - "Cozy Neigbourhood" sweater from Joji Locatelli and at the same time I decided to participate in "Waiting for rain KAL" - KAL means Knitting Along - designer set a time in which everyone who wants to participate, knit the same pattern, at the end the designer picks someone randomly and chose the best photo, project name, etc. Winners get cute prizes like free patterns or skeins of yarn... :3
Since Softsweater is so far my favourite knitting designer I just had to give it a try and now I´m knitting after midnight everyday to make it until 15th March, with blocking, photoshoot and everything =D ha ha .... ha ...ha

Appart from knitting I also have A LOT to be done for my RABBIT HEART shop, because my dearest customers recently bought almost everything and I have SO MUCH TO RESTOCK, which is absolutely amazing ♥ 

...ehm and as if I didn´t have enough, I´m trying to create art in my spare time and also read some books (I´m currently waiting for the final book of the Red Rising Trilogy from Pierce Brown to arrive in my mailbox *o* If you haven´t heard of it, take a look & read it, it´s a pretty cool sci-fi - combination of my favourites - 1984, Hunger Games, Ender´s Game, ...)

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



středa 3. února 2016

DIY Deer Hoodie

Hi, my dear readers ♥

Remember the "Make Thrift Buy Community Challenge" I did before Halloween? I participated in the December challenge as well !
The project of the month was this deer hoodie (from Taobao, I think)


I have to confess that I was waiting for this project since the first voting, because I already had an old brown hoodie, idea how to make it and most importantly - I love deer-themed clothing ♥

Since I´m not really sure about my skills of sewing tiny complicated objects like antlers and animal ears, I decided to use the technique I´m 100% sure about and I love doing - KNITTING !


What did I use ?
old brown hoodie, yarn leftovers, felting yarn leftover, skein of brown yarn (the only thing I had to buy - 2euro), Woodland Knits by Stephanie Dosen


I made the antlers according to a knitting pattern for the "Deer Hat" from Woodland Knits (as you probably remember, I already made 3 of these hats, so I almost knew it from memory ha ha =D).
I used felting yarn in ivory and double-pointed needles n.6


Felted antlers with hot water and soap to give them better shape


While the antlers where drying up, I knitted a pair of ears. According to the same pattern as before.


I crocheted 6 spots from leftover yarn. No pattern used - it´s just two rounds of double crochets ...


Ready to sew everything on hoodie !


... and the result !






I´m super-happy about how the hoodie looks now ! I can´t wait to spring to wear every day *_*
(...but at the same time I miss the beautiful snow we had while taking photos)

Feel free to upgrade your old hoodie the same way ♥
The pattern for Deer Hat is available on Stephanie Dosen´s website 


I´m still not sure if I will participate in this month´s challenge. The project is a scalloped skirt... and I´m not sure if I need another skirt <_< but I have some pretty fabric leftovers from the classic lolita skirt I made for Porcelain Doll last week, so maybe ...
actually I have an idea how to do it already, but I´m also participating in knitting challenge, so I have no idea if I will make everything on time


Have a beautiful day, everyone ♥



pátek 29. ledna 2016

Malediction

Hello, my dear readers ♥

At the beginning of November I couldn´t resist and had to use one of these great sales at Society6 and bought myself two t-shirts from an amazing artist Canis Albus. I´ve been admiring her work for a while and when I saw how perfectly look her pictures as prints I just had to =D

I chose "Malediction" in tri-black and "Upotus" in tri-coffee



It took a while until they arrived, and I even had to pay for customs, BUT the quality is amazing, they fit perfectly and they are really comfortable to wear.
The t-shirts are sweatshop free and everything is made in USA


Today I want to show you an outfit with the "Malediction" one.
I would call it casual strega, or something like that =D
I wore it together with this super-comfy asymetrical skirt from H&M and the "Like a Little Knitted Notebook" shawl, which I made at the end of summer ♪




earrings - WolfTea
t-shirt - Society6 (Canis Albus)
cardigan, skirt - H&M
shawl - DIY
shoes - Vagabond



Beast !


This was also my outfit to see the new Star Wars movie *o*
(yeah, I know, it´s not SW-themedat all... but I don´t own any SW clothes...maybe my wedding dress would be nice, but a bit too much here in Ingolstadt where the cinema was half-empty...)

We saw it in 3D with original sound and whaaa =D
At first, when the movie was over I felt a bit dissapointed, because the story is just Episode IV in modern look and with new characters. But then, a few days later I re-watched Episode IV and when I saw all these funny old tricks and silly scenes I was really happy that they decided to do it like this... and of course, the more fanarts and little jokes about The Force Awakens I see, the more I like it <_<... so yeah, I´m fine with the movie, I like it, BB8 is adorable, Rey is cool, Finn is cute and Kylo Ren such a funny dark lord =D I really want to see it again and I´m already looking forward to the next movie *__*

http://kylolife.tumblr.com/



Have a beautiful day, everyone ♥



středa 27. ledna 2016

LOMO 07

Hi, my dear readers ♥

It´s been ages since my last lomography post ! I had a full film for a while, but it took me half a year to get it developed and then another few months to actualy post it ...

Photos on this one are ancient =D From France, Frankfurt and the last winter !!!

I wish I could take lomo photos more often, but the lighting is really not lomo-friendly in winter, so I have to wait until spring to finish my current film =) I am so looking forward to spring !

Versailles

Mont Saint-Michel




Saint-Lunaire


Giverny

Frankfurt am Main

...and Ingolstadt




The older the film the better ! I love travelling back to memories of warm summer adventures ♥
I have a lot of favourites in this set, mostly because of the events connected with them - like the sunrise at Mont Saint-Michel (we got engaged just a few seconds after I took the photo) or the one from Giverny (I love Monet and these are his famous water lilies)... I also like the the first one from Ingolstadt, it has such a nice atmosphere ♪

Which one is your favourite =)?


Have a beautiful day, everyone ♥



pátek 22. ledna 2016

♥ Florence ♥

Hi, my dear readers ♥

As some of you know, (those who are following me on FB or tumblr know it very well) I love Florence and The Machine. I love the music, lyrics, videos, Florence Welch is the most beautiful human being on this planet, her voice is so etheral and magical, her home looks exactly like my dream house ... this blog´s name is a German version of one of her songs, I even have tattoo inspired by it, I have all of her albums on my shelf, ... should I go on ? Yes I am a huge fan =D

Seeing Florence and The Machine live was my dream for a very long time. Unfortunatelly when we moved to Germany and there was her show in Munich we didn´t have enough money to go there T_T. So now, when I found out she will do a tour in Europe AND in Munich, we ordered tickets right away, to the first rows so I could see Florence as clearly as possible *__*

My big dream came true on 16th December in Olympiahalle Munich ♥ The show was absolutely amazing, I could see Florence clearly, there were also huge screens to see her even more clear, the sound was perfect, there was a lot of people, everyone knew all lyrics and sang along the whole time. The atmosphere was really beautiful, it almost brought me to tears ha ha =D Especially at the beginning when Florence started with my favourite song ever "What the Water Gave Me" I LOVE THIS SONG SO MUCH ♥ But far the most amazing part of the show was when Florence sang "Dog Days are Over" and in the middle of the song she told us to hug each other and then to put some part of our clothes off and spin it above our heads. And suddenly she started singing and the whole hall was hugging and waving shirts and dancing and laughing and everyone was so genuinely happy ! ♥


I was so full of positive energy after the show ! Right after the end, when I slowly woke up from the dream bubble I started looking for the merchandise stall *_* My husband went to get some drink, while I spent all our remaining money there ha ha =D They had beautiful t-shirts and pullovers, but I didn´t want to buy anymore clothes so I bought an amazing HBHBHB necklace and a huge poster which replaced my nuclear blast above my work table  (I think it has better vibes now...=D).



And of course I had to dress up for such an occasion !
I didn´t plan to look so hippie like I did in the end, but my new bell bottoms arrived just a week before the show and they are PERFECT ♥ I bought them mostly because Florence wears bell bottoms all the time and I used to wear it as teenager and now I really miss that crazy hippie look.
It took me while to found ones that are sweatshop free, elastic, shipped from Europe and in a good colour. In the end I discovered amazing retro hippie vintage shop Velvet Cave on Etsy where I ordered them =) They are handmade, great quality, nice fabric, fast shipping & fit perfectly !

I wore them together with this cute waistcoat which I bought on Vinted and my super-old shirt I usually wear on mediavel festivals =D I have to buy some hippie blouse for spring ! The peace sign necklace is a remainder of my hippie teenagehood, my dad made it for me and my best friend because it was imposible to buy it back then... =)





The bag is one of my many crochet projects =) I made it quite a few years ago and it´s still my favourite - it has the perfect "party" size !


bell bottoms - Velvet Cave
bag - DIY
waistcoat - second-hand from Vinted

I would love to share a video of one the amazing songs at the end of the post, but unfortunatelly they are all banned for Germany and I can´t watch them unless I´m in Prague... fuu -_-

so here are at least some cute gifs :3




Actually I have a video to share with you - the house tour of Florence´s amazing home ♥ watch it here (I think I saw it 100 times already and I now will watch it again <_<)

Have a beautiful day, everyone ♥