Saturday, 21 June 2014

Our Bristol adventures with Kim.

I can't believe my year in Birmingham is nearly over. The saddest part is that I have started saying goodbye to some of the amazing friends I have made here. So with a few of the remaining ones we decided to take one last trip together, which was to Bristol- one of my favourite cities in the UK. We were so lucky with the weather, it was an amazing day, despite having to wake up at 4:45 in the morning, it was so worth it!

Another important reason for choosing Bristol for our destination was visiting my friend Kim, who I hadn't seen since February = waay too long. She's the best.

Kim lives just outside of Bristol in the lovely village of Cleeve, where she has her own wool shop called Alternit Universe, which will be opening this Autumn. She is also the owner of Art Equals Happy, which you can find out more about here. Kim makes her own wool, values all things that are handmade and 100% natural and just tries to make people happy with her products.

She certainly makes me happy whenever I get to see her (and her amazing parents!), which is not nearly as much as I'd like to. It's so nice to know that I can come and spend some time with them whenever I get sick of big cities or if I just want to play some board games, do a little crafting and watch some Mighty Boosh.
So if you like wool, colours, Harry Potter and lovely people and ever find yourself in the Bristol area, definitely pay this place a visit, you will be on cloud nine.

Saturday, 14 June 2014

wallpaper & sewing silliness.

I can now officially wallpaper things! My friend Sophie helped me redo the wallpaper I had installed in the Warehouse Care back in April (which you can see here), only then it was only stuck on temporarily and I messed it up slightly so the pattern didn't quite connect. But now it's properly permanently installed, we even managed a corner and a switch, I'm really happy with the result! We even made a silly video and had a blast. Can't believe she's going back to France, noo! 
Have a peek:

Other than that, I've been sewing little pouches from my hand screen printed fabrics! A bit unfortunate that I shipped off my sewing machine back to Prague last year, great timing. Now I have to annoy my poor friend Fika- she has a domestic one in her room, it's much easier to use than the industrial ones we have at uni! Plus it's a bit intimidating in the midst of all the super experienced fashion students who look at you weird when you don't know how to put the bobbin in. Sawwry gawwd! A few months ago I didn't even know what a bobbin was so I'm quite happy with myself. 
So it's fun times in Fika's room with Friends intead. Not too shabby! I've managed to hurt my finger already AND break her needle but she's still putting up with me!
You can check out her products and designs here, they're really great.

If you have any suggestions for pattern combinations or anything else you'd like to see me make, do share them! Bed time now. Oh! I've also upgraded my logo but I will share that with you next time!