Tuesday, April 28, 2009

PART 1: Something white or MADNESS OF A DIAPER MAMA

I can`t tell you enough how many times I used to swear to everybody, while being pregnant, that I will use cloth diapers when my daughter will be born! I bought I think over 400 diaper cloth from Walmart as well as diaper covers and safety pins to go with it. When my little one arrived, for some reason, it did not seam to be such a priority, especially, when you just have been drugged up by the nurse, was cut and pocked and having a hard time turning in bed and getting up (that one even worse) after a c-section.. So after getting home and being there absolutely alone (my husband worked long hours), the first week seemed to be somewhat more of a nightmare then joy. So who mentioned cloth diapers here? So past the first week... and then months... and after 10 months, I was cleaning up my closet and upss.. found a huge pile of cloth diapers, bright and white and brand spanking new, laying there and waiting for me to become a environmentally friendly MAMA.. Of course I immediately felt guilty that I completely ignored environment that I swore to protect.. Well.. I was guilty for a short wile and then, a bright idea popped in my head and, as mad, I started create and give as a gift dozens of burp cloths.

Of course it was great idea! But does anybody know what happens to a birds eyes diaper cloth when it gets cut up...? Nightmare of sewing happens - that`s what happened to me.. I started to make actual clothes from diaper cloth.. Imagine that..
It was falling apart in my own hand, before my own eyes...! SO... DO NOT ATTEMPT THIS AT HOME.. if you don`t want to break your sewing machine (I almost did). That`s all I can tell you! I don`t know where I found the patience, but I have made some cute things for my little Poli. Now, of course, I would rather forget the idea, but I just love how comfy and light the clothes made from bird`s eye diaper cloth are. And it has that almost "linen look" to it. Looks comfy and cute. My daughter enjoyed wearing them, especially in +90 degree Florida weather. So... I still managed to save environment.. In my own way..!

A princess of my own...

Before my daughter`s first birthday approached me in October, the idea of making something special for her birthday occupied my head for a long time. So... I set down one day and made this. She looked adorable in it. But did not really like to stay in it so much since it was so puffy I think, that she felt it was tooooo much!

So most of the time she spent time sitting like this in it :) Or held by mommy like this to make it picture worth taking! :)

A doll between dolls

My daughter is in these pictures.
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You will have a good laugh, I guarantee it!

Monday, April 27, 2009

A welcome to myself...

I remember my first project. I was 6 years old, loving my mini Little 
plastic doll. In the country I grew up, we did not have too many ready made doll clothes, which only helped to develop my creativity by forcing me in creating something new and unusual for my little baby doll. I, of course, never thought or allowed somebody to think it was a bit imperfect in anyway. I always had to be only the best in everything. So, I used to show off my creations like nobody could of made it better! Of course, down the road I have realized that, that image was only of somebody I wanted to be but not exactly already was, but as I grew up, I tried to strive to be better at what I was making. At some point of life I completely have thrown the sewing ideas out of the 
windows, because my life had never had place or time for it. And finally, I have made my first project after a long time and I completely got sucked back in to the sewing world. I want to dedicate this blog to my mom, who is not with me any more, but have giving me everything from the first needle and thread to the bigest advices on how to sew, who sewed my every bit of clothing since I was a little girl and who remains in my heart forever. Also to my little girl, who carries her first name Ludmila, and who also inspire me in many ways to create what i create and what I will be happy to share with you. So, I say welcome to myself to this new blogging world, that is also very new and unfamiliar to me. But as everything has a beginning... Here I come with my first post that will breath life into my own little world!