Author Archives: marialeila

Handmade presents: cosmetic bags

Now that Christmas is over, it’s safe to slowly start posting some of the items I sewed for friends and family, some as presents while a couple are dresses two friends wanted to wear for Christmas and/or New Year. For … Continue reading

Posted in Accessories, DIY, Free Patterns, Sew | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Christmas baking: Chocolate chip cookies

I can’t believe I left my blog unattended for over a month!  I had a few sewing projects since the last update but just didn’t find the time to sit and write them down.  I also came up with a … Continue reading

Posted in Dessert, Eat, Snack | Tagged , , | 4 Comments

Flutter x Illusions

When I’m uncertain about the Is and the Now, I leaf through Richard Bach’s novel, paying close attention to the “handbook.”  I don’t usually get answers, but it has this uncanny ability to calm me as if saying “You’re okay, … Continue reading

Posted in DIY, Dresses, Sew, Tops | Tagged , , , , | 5 Comments

Floral skirt

The other day I woke up to a sunshiny day and felt inspired to sew something.  It’s amazing how my mood gets easily affected by the weather.  I don’t mind if it’s freezing out just as long as the sun’s … Continue reading

Posted in DIY, Sew, Skirts | Tagged , , | 16 Comments

Cosmetics bag

Just a quick post on the first cosmetics bag I sewed.   I mostly don’t wear make up at all but as a preschool teacher I have to have my daily load of hand moisturizer, nail kit, tissues and whatnot. … Continue reading

Posted in Accessories, Free Patterns, Sew | Tagged , , , | 9 Comments

Dresden

Weird how I’ve been living in Prague for a decade now yet it was only two Sundays ago when I went to Dresden for the first time.  It’s just an hour away by car but my husband and I chose to … Continue reading

Posted in Germany, Travel | Tagged , , , , , | 6 Comments

Anniversary OOTD

Yesterday was our wedding anniversary. We were supposed to be in Budapest for the long weekend to celebrate (today is a national holiday here in the Czech Republic) but I started feeling not too good last Thursday. We had to cancel … Continue reading

Posted in Adjustments/Alterations, Germany, Sew, Travel | Tagged , , , , | 3 Comments

Souvenir scarves makeover

This short post is my attempt to pull myself out of this September haze.  I don’t know if I’m being lazy or just plain exhausted.  September, the first month of the school year, always sucks the energy out of me. … Continue reading

Posted in DIY, Home decor, Sew | Tagged , | 2 Comments

Another shift dress

The last two weeks were unbearably hot here in the Czech Republic.  My husband and I were taking our walks at midnight because that was the only time the temperature went down to a merciful 28°C.  Those days we mostly … Continue reading

Posted in DIY, Dresses, Sew | Tagged , , , , | 10 Comments

Flutter

When it comes to clothes and shoes,  I believe in love at first sight. The first time I saw a photo of Flutter by Papercut Patterns, I knew it had to be in my wardrobe.  It was 8:30 in the … Continue reading

Posted in Sew, Tops | Tagged , , , , , | 16 Comments