Merry Xmas!

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Merry Christmas everyone in the blog world. Unfortunately I am not blogging from my laptop, so no pics around, but they are coming soon. I hope you all have a joyful time together and friends (like me).


Sunday, November 28, 2010

How to use simple sugar? As we do not eat it, I found another way to use them...Little white sugar cubes on my wreath... I hope you like it, too. It was strange for the first time but now I like it :D
This other wreath is for my class:
The snowman is especially for my little ones. (Sorry for the quality of the second picture, I couldn't take a better photo...)

Happy Advent!

What a weekend!

Monday, November 22, 2010

These days I basically do nothing but going to school then university then work at home and finally do my homework. It is really not easy to manage my life these days, but I can enjoy the silent moments more than ever before. I had some of these moments when I found an hour in the weekend to have a rest and make this Apple Crumble. I got the recipe from ym dear friend, Eili so it was not only a nice dessert but helped me to remember the nice days I spent in England this October so I could make my next step (and homework).


And B baked some chestnuts so we had a nice just-before-Christmas-winter-evening. Thank you, B!

After party...

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Ilyen volt az idén a Halloween - nálunk. Ezúttal angliai utam segített a dekorálásban...

This was halloween at our place this year. This time I got some help on my way in England....
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Exactly 1 kg of grapes

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Have you seen such a beautiful fruit?
I went to the supermarket yesterday and chose one of the grapes in the basket. And it was exactly 1 kg. :)
Just to show you how big it was I put a musli bar next to it.

Halloween Cookie Cuts

Monday, November 1, 2010

Luckily we found some cookie cutters with E. in England so my imagination could 'fly over the kitchen' and I made these. It was a recipe invented by me so the dough became a nightmare soon but later it turned out quite well. After 2 days they are moooore delicious.
Happy Halloween everyone! (I mean I hope you had a happy Halloween yesterday!)
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Travelblog start - utazz velem!

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Sorry but this is a quick post for my Hungarian friends and family about my Hungarian travelblog, so I continue in Hungarian.

Patch on plane - cimkém alatt juthattok el a magyar nyelvű utazóblogomra, mely a következő hetekben követi utazásom történetét. Elérhető a jobb oldali sávban a repülő foltos boszira kattintva. Gyertek velem!

40 minutes bag.... - or not?

Friday, September 10, 2010

This is the top bag of this summer, I think. Thanks for the original idea! It is a really good one, easy, funny to sew and seems cool. I accidentally got this piece of fabric of two friends (thank you girls!) and wanted to make it a bit uniques (we 3 had the same fabric, one third each) so I decided to use a bit of 'desert fabric' (I used it for 'desert' in another sewing the next day) to make flowers. I wanted a bit of 'country feeling' so I used blanket stitch and not sewed at the very edge of the flower to make it more rustic.
Here it is. (Grrr, I hate this rainy weather, these thin bags should stay at home nowadays...):

The other leg of the trousers

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

I mentioned my friend's old trousers in my previous post. I finished the bag and I had not too much leftover. The project of the day was a sashiko purse, but I skipped the sashiko part. I decided to use my old jeans (you know I took too many trousers into my big bag :P) so I had to make a good design. It is summer and I bought some string on the previous day (blue and white). I had my blue jeans and part of the white trousers. It is obvious that it turned out a 'sailor's purse'. I needle painted some summer-sea themed pictures and I used my string as junk of the purse. I hope you like it, too.
And what is the connection with the old white trousers? The lining of the purse is made of it. And I had to be tricky. It was just enough, not a single centimetre of the fabric was left.....
Do you like it?

The bag of Karcag

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

It is a simple story. I was in Karcag in a PW camp again 2 weeks ago. This was the project of the third day. I used some new fabric I bought 2 days before. (the red one) I used my friend's old trousers for the white parts. It was a pair of huge trousers (she lost weight and threw away her trousers) and I thought half of it would be enough for a bag. I used a bit more but I still had some leftover for the next project. Pics tomorrow...

But now you can see my red and white bag:

Purse, purse, purse

Sunday, August 8, 2010

The summer started with my HUGE problem: travelling with my toothbrush in a plastic bag..... Yes, I am a patchwitch with a plastic bag. It's awful, isn't it? I really wanted to have a purse. I made one to my B years ago. It turned out perfect, he liked the size and also the shape. I wanted to copy it to me a year later but it was not big enough for my brush (huge hair - huge brush). And I really did not want to take a purse plus some things outside or in another plastic bag. I liked the fabric but it was just not big enough.
I bought some new beautiful fabric (I call it 'Norway' as I have the Norwegian feeling when I see it) and I used a Tildas design to make a beach-purse. It turned out even smaller then the first one...... No success...
And this year I was fed up with my small purses so I took the new fabric I got from the Australian Ladies of the Craft Forum (the birthday club) which I love. It has all of my favourite colours: orange, yellow and green. And I made a really big purse - and wow, it is perfect! All my things inside and there is some more places....
You can see them all here:


Thursday, July 29, 2010

It' s been a long time since I wrote a post.... It doesn't meen I do not sew at all. It means I didn't have pics good enough to share with you. Now I am quite busy. Among the summer UFO killing activities I was in Karcag in a PW camp. ... Pics soon!

Have a nice summer!

Spring - time for a wedding

Sunday, May 9, 2010

As the exam time is coming and I am in the middle of the test and exam time, this weekend had just a bit of sewing... My friend had her weddign yesterday and I remembered she liked coffee (and I was right). I had some leftover of my B's laptop bag... (Ah I think I forgot to show it to you, but never mind when the sun will shine again I'll take a pic to you)... So I had that piece of fabric which I made into 6 coasters. Here they are:

Bag for spring

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

My friend, A. has a bag. It is not a very nice one, but a simple 'free give away bag of a company'. But the pattern was really interesting for me so I started to think about it.
I designed a Celtic bag. For the handle I used the simple IKEA fabric (black and green). I used a hand sewing technique for the pattern so it took a while (long long time it was). So finally i throw it in a box when I finished the Celtic pattern.
This year before spring came (the official spring of course as the real one is still on its way) I decided to have my Celtic bag so I finished it. I made the pattern (12 pieces I think) and found this Celtic shamrock pattern which I sewed with the 'free style quilting' programme of my machine. (The bottom of the bag has a different Celtic pattern....just for fun!)
And now I wear my new bag happily. My student liked it very much which made me so proud. Do you like it as well?

This is the front of the bag with 2 zips.

And this is the back with the 'old' handle and the mobile pocket on it.

Let me introduce her...

Sunday, April 11, 2010

She is our newest friend, Ingrid. The story started 2 weeks ago when we got my mum's old car (it is a new car for us). My B told me to sew someone into the car to be a traveller partner for him all the time. We wanted a small someone not too disturbing on the mirror.
She is very small, a Tilda design, but I made her really tiny.... She is 7.5 cms tall.... bourdon (as the car) and white. She has her dress of my favourite fabric-combination.
Let me introduce our newest friend, Ingrid:

The bottle-house bag

Saturday, April 10, 2010

I know that some of you remember my bottle bag.... It is a small bag for my mineral water (1.5 litres bottle) during the hot months when I have to carry water. I am economic in a way - I do not like to buy 0.5 l bottles.... and also comfortable - I hate carrying things in my hand... The bag was my invention (I thought) as I never saw anything like that before. But I know I cannot be the only one. Some of my students love that bag. One of them asked me to make her one when she will leave school (it is an important ceremony here in Hungary when students get presents....) It will happen in the future....But then March came....and I got a phone call..... It was a secret call as a surprise birthday party way organised for her as she became 18.... (another important day, the beginning of adulthood here)... I was invited! I was so surprised as I am her teacher and I was in that not-too-big-group around her on the birthday..... wow...So I changed my mind and make her the bag for her big day....It was designed for her.... the colour, the patterns, everything....The blue one is a hand painted fabric (made by me) and I used free motion stitching for that.... It was a big rush (I worked during the nights) but she was so happy.... the bag was worth it.... :D And now she is in a trouble..... she is thinking about what to ask for the school leaving ceremony.... :D

Food, glorious food....

Monday, April 5, 2010

Two days ago my B didn't feel well and slept not too much during the night. I wanted to surprise him with a unique breakfast to make his mood a bit better. I woke up quite early so went to the supermarket and got goods. This is a recipe we tried years ago but somehow it was obvious for me to make it.... I bought two pieces of bread so we ate the second one this morning....
He was happy to get it so the idea turned out very well....
Just put anything you like between the slices and put the whole thing in the oven for some minutes.... We ate it with fresh vegetables like spring onion (there was some in the sandwich too), cherry tomatoes (also in and out), pepper and cucumber.
It was a very good spring breakfast!

Happy Easter!

Sunday, April 4, 2010

We got the Easter ham from Mum yesterday and also the eggs boiled in the ham's water.... Yumm, they are wonderful with smoky taste..... I hope your Easter is Hoppy, too!

Spring is here at the door

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Last week I let spring in.... We still had the winter wreath with snowman and penguin, but last weekend I finally finished the new one.
My favourite fruit is strawberry so I decided to use strawberries for the wreath. I found some nice ones in Tilda's books. (I love it as some of you know) It was not easy to get a pre-made wreath this spring what made me surprised. Finally I got this very simple brown one which was too small for the spring angel I made. Then I decided to make the swing to the girl so now she is swinging happily.
And some things about the girl: she is also a Tilda pattern but I made her a lot smaller. Her trousers are made from green fabric I got as a present from Maple (a patchwork friend of mine), the jumper is also made of a present fabric (got from my mum's colleague). The cherry one is a Luxembourgian fabric as I call it. I visited a patchwork shop with a kind Lulu patchwork lady who I met through the net and later there personally. The kind owner gave me that fabric because I was a customer from 'so far away'. This fabric was waiting for the perfect project to be used, and I think this is very good because I can see it every spring. This angel is mostly a collection of nice memories for me.
I hope you like the wreath as well. Happy spring!

Still living

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Hello again, sorry for the long break....

I was busy during the break, so I am sure I'll show you some things. We had the last snow a week ago and yay, now it is spring, so time to start to feel the 'spring spirit'. Today we got rid of some old clothes and other stuff. Last week we sad goodbye to the christmas tree and other decoration, now I am busy with making the new one.

Plus spring means the beginning of 'theatre term' for me, I am also working on accessories for the plays.
Unfortunately it is too dark now to take photos, so you have to wait a bit more for them.



Wednesday, February 17, 2010

So we had a carnival in school. Last year i made a huge mistake - I didn't have a costume. My class was a bit disappointed and I didn't want to make them upset this year. But I had not too much time (and not a single idea).... for weeks. Then I had a small talk with a little girl. We talked about old nursery signs of our childhoods and the idea came: MUSHROOM.
So I decided to make this 'half an hour mushroom costume'. I had an orange sun-hat which I covered with a piece of red fabric and some white spots on. I asked my B for his white T-shirt and I wore my brown trousers (mushroom on the ground:D ).
That was it.
My students loved it and me too. I hope you will like it as well.

Ball of 2010

Monday, February 8, 2010

On Saturday we had the usual school ball of the parents and teachers. I had some problems with clothing (as usual). I have only one beautiful dress to wear (and I was in that last year) so I tried to change things a bit. At least the accessories. So I made a necklace and earrings from the fabric I had to cut down (the skirt was too long) and I finished the bag (I started it last year but because of the flag - if you remember I had to postpone the plans). I also made something (a huuuuuuuge scarf to wear), thanks for the idea, Kicsoda!

Snow, snow, snow...

Sunday, February 7, 2010

I still love winter. And snow. I am happy every day when I see things like this.

The biggest little hearts

Sunday, January 17, 2010

This is a present I want to show you. And a little story behind:

There were two sweet little girls going to the same school. They had an English teacher. Just before Christmas they learnt Christmas words and a bit about the English traditions. Among the pictures there was a gingerbread man. The teacher mentioned her favourite was this little brown creature. The two little girls went home and baked Christmas cookies together. They made this little cookie for the teacher and they 'draw' a gingerbread man on it. And have you noticed the little hearts around? :D

Christmas 2009

Sunday, January 10, 2010

After the first (extremely busy) week I have to write the last post of 2009. This is the summary of Christmas time and mostly sum of the whole holiday period. Actually it was much better than I can show in the pics, but I really wanted to write lots of posts and got lost because of my tasks...... Most of the nice yummies were not made by me but my mum and friend. The normal food was made by my B. How lucky I am! With these amaizing people around! Now let's go back to my studies. I hope you and I will have a fantastic New Year!

Summary of 2009

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Here comes some important things from 2009 which were to post before Christmas of before New Year but I failed (as usual) so they are here at the beginning of this New Year.

First of all: Here is my Advent Calendar from Tina, Australia..... open... It was a magic Advent. Thanks for you, Tina!

And here is the final present I got on the 25th December from Tina, too:
This was present no.1 which is a handmade mistletoe banner, part of my Christmas decoration:
This is an amaizing thing (one of the pressies) I ahve never seen before: An apron, DIY with instructions and pattern printed on fabric. I am sure, I'll sew it for the next Christmas! :D

And here is the present I sent to Lenke in Ahama's 'Karácsonyi húzogatós' game:

And here is what I got from Márta, who was absolutely gorgeous with finding out what I like:

Thank you Ladies! Have a Happy New Year and a wonderful advent in 2010!

Happy New Year!

Friday, January 1, 2010

Dear Blogging Friends!

I hope your Christmas was wonderful, holly and jolly (like this) and you are going to have enoguh time in the New Year to have a rest after Christmas. I'd like to wish you a Happy, Cheerful, Healthy, Funny and Lucky new Year for 2010!