Decades ago I knited the cardigan for my husband (how young we were in those days!), and then on a cold winter day he leant against a hot stove and the cardigans back was burnt. Recently I found it in the storage, felt its softness, sliped into it and was surprised how good it fitted my present figure The ugly yellowish patch had to be concealed. I made it this way.
Nina and myself visited the exhibition "College Puppets" at The Zagreb City Museum. Twenty puppets, made by students of Pre-School Education at
the Faculty of Teacher Education were exposed in one of the shaw rooms. Each of us saw them with different criteria. While I chose the group of figures as my favorite,
Some month ago I bought a hand designed fabric from Salzano´s on Etsy with the purpose to make a tote out of it. Today I realised my idea.
Thank you, Jelena, I followed your advice, took purple for the back and linig and the result is outstanding!
We had a long, hot summer. Nina spent it at her foster family in the contry. I sent her letters and phoned her, but we havn´t met for about two months - a long time - and I could not wait to see her again. I visited her the first school day. Good God, what a joy it was when I sew her running twords me on her schools playground.
Promptly dressed we went to my place, because we had a lot to do. Ninas two years old friend, Zara, had her birthday the next day. We were about to make a birthday cake.
and to write a birthday card.
Nina attends a school for handicapped children. She is in the fourth grade, but writing is still a problem for her. So she merely copied what I had wrote.
At the birthday party Nina and Zara are together blowing at the candels. There is Zaras mam, Azra, in the background. Azra is a exceptional person and merits a special blogpost.
The party was over and the streretcar brings us home. Altogether it was was a delightful experiece. Maybe it will be saved in Ninas memory and will brighten one of her future rany days.
A lovely baby girl was born. Her name is Neva. I had been asked by my friend to make the cover for a book acquired in a secondhand bookstore. My Croatian followers will know it - "Priče iz davnine" by Ivana Brlić Mažuranić. In a particular story the characters are the little girl Neva and the Sun.
Here how I composed it:
and on the back
It took severel hours to create the chirpy girl - to braid strings for
her arms and legs, to put beads in her hair, to compose the Sun out od
spiraled silk thread...
It was not my idea to make my own gift bags - I was inspired by a blogpost I had read the other day. As I have got piles of back National Geographics copies and can´t discard
them because of interesting articles and beautiful photos, I decided to use them in a new way. After some failed attempts I managed it a last and will now share my know-how with you.
My friends favorite colour is orange so I chose a satelite image of the Sun.
1. Choose a suitable photo and if necessary paste carefully severel parts together to obtain the needed size.
2. On the back side draw the design of the future bag. The measurements depend of the purpose.
Beginn from the middle line. My sheet was 34 cm wide. On each side from the middle line I measured 6,3 -1,5 - 1,5 cm an drew 6 vertical lines to the top and one horizontal line 3 cm from the bottom.
3. Fold the paper along the lines and on the bottom side cut out four pinching trianglss 3 cm high.
4. Paste the back side.
5. Form the button and paste the parts together.
6. Trim in shape the top of the gift bag.
All you have to do now is to put the special gift for your special friend in your special gift bag.