Thursday, 25 May 2017

TILDA Giveaway

Dear friends,

I have a reson to celebrate! I am finally able to offer the exquisite brand TILDA

I have been a TILDA fan for so many years. Tone Finnnanger books have always been an inspiration to me. For those of you who know me for quite awhile now, you would probably remember my posts with items I made from her books - the sweet Christmas Angel, the absolutely dreamy wings, that my daughter is flying with, the charming little pig, the Christmas stocking... 

I made them, inspired by the books and always a little sad that I did not have the fabric to play with.

Now I am really happy to present TILDA to you and to start our journey together in many interesting and intriguing ways, that would bring us even closer. Join me for this celebration!



I would like to give to one of you this little set of TILDA goodies. It describes my personality in so many levels. The shabby delicate tags are where my eyes would like to rest undistracted, the vintage thread cards are my passion for delicate embroidery, the fabric buttons are my obsessive story of matching things with style, the "Bumblebee" is my love for the bees and their hard work, the daisy origami flower is from my baby daughter - she knows it is my favourite flower. The most special fabric label "for a good friend" is for you all, who have been next to me since I started this diary, for you, who are just joining and for those, who we are about to find. 

I am amazed how many people create! Creating is what makes us different than every other living creature on the planet - the ability to create, the imagination and the fact that this is what defines us the most.

Please, leave your comment here for a chance to win, follow me in Instagram and share with your friends.

Stay tuned for the new TILDA collection that is coming in August. It is called HARVEST and it is absolutely beautiful.

When this amazing fabric arrives, there will be a new giveaway and many other activities that we could do together. 

Visit my little happy shop for more TILDA

Thank you for visiting! Wishing you a happy weekend! 
 Ivelina


Tuesday, 23 May 2017

I am a CHILD again

In the days of spring, it feels so easy to dream...

Maybe I am getting older too fast, or maybe I am preserving myself in memories of my childhood, or simply dreaming of one that have never happened... It really doesn't matter, because either way I feel happy and free, I feel a child again.

This envelope pouch is one selfish making. I wasn't inspired by my girls this time, nor by anything else but by the child in me. The quiet, dreaming big in colours girl in me is too invisible some time, in between being a mother and a wife and behaving as a member of the community. But in true moments like these, she is active and running, being free and young.


My love for HAORI fabric makes me create beautiful things. It inspires me to design happiness. 

I have made quilted and appliquéd items before. I wanted to use the fabric as an artistic canvas and needle-draw my sentiments. It works out absolutely perfect with HAORI. The weave of the fabric resembles very fine linen weave, just with added bonus - the texture is quite interesting. I have the blending colours and the different weave, that forms a significant pattern for changing textures. 

This fabric on the face of the envelope is from the new collection, released this spring. It comes in so many different and intriguing colours - all inspired by a specific Nature colour. 

I designed this pouch, so it expresses the freedom of one girl's dreams. The closing is a crocheted string that is kind of continuation of the kite's string. I used a little batted cloud at the end of the string. To make it heavier, so it pulls the string further down at closing, I inserted one of these flat mini-stones, I have collected at the Great Lakes. I am really fascinated by the abilities of the water to smoothen every surface to perfection, even the sturdy stone texture can not resist the persistent water hugs. 


Open the pouch and you are facing a pleasant surprise - the cutest puppy, flying with the wind...


The "old gold" Haori is perfect for representing the colour of a puppy retriever - the favourite baby of my baby daughter. 


The pouch is good for anything - most probably, I would use it to keep the most current project(s) I have on hands, until they are finished. So whether it is a recipe, or a sewing project, it fits everything. It is a perfect size for my iPad, that I carry everywhere, since it is my connection with the world and all of you. 


It really is a simple pouch, quite structured, interfaced all over with heavy weight fusible interfacing, and it brings so sincere smile to my face every time I grab and open it.


I hope you find time in your busy days to expose your inner child. It is so much fun to feel one again and there are so many ways to do it. At that moment, the dreams have completely different shape and colour, they become unleashed kites and only the mind of an adult could stop them. That to me is the real freedom. 


You know how to find me, we could play together sometime...

Until that beautiful day, be free, my dear friends!
♥ Ivelina