as my family is still living in lithuania, i keep in touch with them mostly via skype. i do video chats with my mom at least once a week, which is really nice because we can not only talk and see each other, but also show projects we are working on. so a couple months ago my mom showed me a skirt she was crocheting for my niece and i liked it so much that i asked her to make one for me too. so she did, but the yarn she used was so thin that skirt ended up being see through. well, it wasn’t such a big deal, because i simply traced the shape of the skirt onto the fabric, cut, sewed it together, attached underneath, added an elastic on a waistline and it was done almost in an hour. in that case i guess you could barely call it a collaboration, because the input of both of us was way too uneven, but i like to think that way. the top i’m wearing was refashioned when i was in high school, the only thing i had to do now – reinforce all the seams.
Monthly Archives: June 2010
apparently my blog is turning into the blog with very strongly expressed animal theme, but i just cant resist posting all those beautiful things like tsurubride clutches. sigh.
i like ikea. its not the best quality, but its always well designed and very affordable. but i really dont like to go to their stores. too big, too busy and too much… overwhelming. too bad, because i really really like those wall decorations created by hella jongerius. meet ps pelle, mikkel and gullspira.
its for sure that i’m not the only one who is a big fan of scandinavian and asian style. both of them come from completely different sides of the world but have something in common. no wonder why chen karlsson, a collaboration of asian and swedish designers, distributes such nice homeware. i’m particular in love with favorite things pendant lamp. it will be released in august, but i started to think what i could put in it already.
photo: olivia jeczmyk
sometimes i’m really bad at taking pictures of the things i make. i made one of those twisted yarn necklaces for my friends birthday in january. as i really liked how it turned out, i made one more for myself too but kept forgetting to take picture of it. you can find the tutorial on how to twist yarn here. i used lily sugar’n cream stripes cotton yarn. its really easy and fun project – you never know what the final result might look like.
i had a super lazy sunday and i almost felt bad about that until i found le train fantome, a blog and an online shop of fanja ralison, talented french living in england. her creatures are so cute and dreamy. i was going through her blog and it literally felt that it has some kind of affect of relaxation. you know – when you feel secure, calm and perfect.