Bunny Goes Hop!

Who doesn’t like bunnies?! They are so cute! So, why not make one?

I found a great free pattern for a really easy bunny to sew! Everything is clear and easy to follow. The only thing I changed is the ears. I sewed them right sides together and then turned them out instead of zig zaging the right sides like it says.

Here is my version…

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And here are three different ways to make pom poms.

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Now go get hopping! 🙂

Keep It Simple

In most of the cases, the simplest things are the best answers in the end, don’t you think so?

Same thing is for refashions (at least with my limited skills hehe :)).

Today is a Sunday. Today is a sunny Sunday. Which in my case means only one thing – Hrelić! =))

It is a great flea market which is only on Wednesdays and Sundays and you can find anything! Literally anything! Everything is on the ground scattered and you have to search is you want to find anything. There is a section with new things, but that is not so much fun for me. I bought a Burda and some skirts (each less then a dollar) and my mom got some backpacks and a sink. See! Anything! Hahaha, I love it! 😀

Immediately after I got home I got to work because it were small refashions.

The first one.

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I meant to hem it from the bottom, but then I saw two holes and I had to do it from the top part. I made two casing, pulled through two thin elastics and done.

The second one.

I had some trouble deciding what to do with this one. These were some kind of big shorts and my first instinct was to just simply unpick the legs, sew it to a skirt and hem it. But then I got the idea of a waterfall skirt. Something like this (pic is not a finish product, it is just pinned around).

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I liked it, but wasn’t quite sure about it. Something was bothering me. The fabric is some mid-weight cotton and in the end I wasn’t sure how it would look when I hem it. Would it be nice and flowy as a waterfall skirt should be? And I didn’t want to mess it up because the pattern on the fabric is what drew me to it. It is so fun! 🙂

So, of course, the first idea is usually the right one (and the simplest one) and I had to go with it! Here it is…

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Pants weren’t really nice, were they? :/ The T-shirt is also thrifted (less then a dollar). It is a nice simple T-shirt with lace panels in the sleeves (sorry, didn’t take pictures of it).

Anyway, can’t wait to wear them! ^^

Hope you’re having a nice Sunday!

Enjoy everyone!

Bye! =)

Counting Choir

Two posts in one day. Wooow, I’m on fire! 🙂

This one is separate because it’s about teaching.

I tried one game today and it turned out great so I want to share.

I don’t know what it’s called, but I’ll call it Counting Choir (you’ll see why).

It is a great game for learning new vocabulary and also revising it because it’s got lots of repetition (also a good time filler). The only thing is that the aimed vocabulary has to be something in a specific order (like numbers, days or months).

As an example I’ll take numbers now.

You as a teacher start counting and say 1. Anyone from the class has to continue counting and say 2. But the thing is, there is no order in which the children go one after the other. It is totally up to them. If two or even more of them say the next number at the same time, you start all over again. They have to listen really carefully to know when to continue and what to say and they are repeating all the time.

It sound pretty simple, but it is hard to get to 10. It will always happen that they start talking as a choir 😉 all of them at the same time. I think it works better with smaller groups, not so much with classes of 30, but try it and see.

I tried it with my 4th graders today and they loved it. We did months. I plan to do days and months with the 3rd graders and numbers with 2nd graders.

Do you know this game? Have you tried it?

 

WOWO Post

Hello everyone!

This week really passed fast, didn’t it? I don’t know where it goes so fast, but sometimes it’s a bit scary.

Here’s a little post about the outfits I wore to work this week. 

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Weather was really weird, but no rain so that’s good. I was feeling a bit girly so Tuesday and Wednesday I even wore heels. I love these brown boots! The heel is thick and stable and they are soooo comfty! I love wearing them!

The pink Wednesday skirt and Tuesday dress (you can see original post here) are both thrifted, and Friday is more casual.

As you can see, there are always colours! Just gotta have them! XD

Tuesday and Wednesday outfits are my favourites. I can’t really decide between the two.

What do you think?

“For ESFP personalities, life is a never-ending party”

Hello everyone on this rainy morning (at least it is here :))!
I found this post and just had to reblog it!
It will lead to a persnonality test (www.16personalities.com).
It’s a simple test comprising of 60 questions. It doesn’t take any longer than 10 minutes.
I’ve always liked these kinds of tests ever since I was a child (and now I see why). I like learning and improving myself to the better. I believe that is every person’s responsibility in life!
These kind of test can help you do so. It is kind of eerie how you can recognize yourself while reading the results.
So take the time, take the test and take yourself to the next level! 😉
What is your personality type?

Have you ever heard of the Myer Briggs personality test? You may have taken it while in high school or college.

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Here is a definition I copy and pasted from Wikipedia for you:

As the MBTI Manual states, the indicator “is Designed to Implement a theory; therefore the theory must be understood to understand the MBTI”.

Fundamental to the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator is the theory of psychological type as originally developed by Carl Jung. Jung proposed the existence of two dichotomous pairs of cognitive functions:

  • The “rational” (judging) functions: thinking and feeling
  • The “irrational” (perceiving) functions: sensation and intuition

Blah blah blahhhh

You can take the test for free at http://www.16personalities.com

I took it and I’m a (drum roll please…) ESFP.   Extrovert – Sensing – Feeling – Perceiving.

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Look it up – it’s me to a T.

After taking the test, you get an overview of you personality. It’s creepy when reading about your personality…

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Pleats Problems

Finally!

Two days and two broken needles later, it’s finished! How can something so simple give me so much trouble?! Aaarg! :/

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I got this skirt while thrifting some time ago. It was this, some leopard moo moo like dress and a scarf for I think a dollar or 1.80 $. 

I liked the pleats instantly! But when I put it on it was weird. It was baggy at the hips and made them look wider (and mine are wide enough ;)).

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I read the tutorials on how to make waist elastic skirt and it seemed easy enough. Boy, was I wrong! It is very different to sew with gathered fabric and with pleats! Much more frustrating!

I wanted the pleats to be nice and flat but while sewing I just couldn’t make it happen! 😦
As you can see in the picture down some look good, but while I was getting to the end of elastic I had to spread them.

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I still don’t know what I should have done? 😦
I did learn it’s very important to stretch the elastic from both sides. There’s that at least.

But I’ve put too much effort in it not to wear it! 😀

I think it will look good with a simple T-shirt for work and in my free time I’ll definitely pair it with the cropped top above! Really like how it looks!

If anyone could give me some tips please on what to do next time, how to work with pleats I would be sooo grateful!

Bye for now! 🙂

Scrap Fabric What To Do? pt. 1

When you’re sewing you always have left over scrap fabric.
And I’m such a hamster! I don’t want to throw away anyting! So the scraps just keep on growing and growing… What do to with it?

I decided to start doing little projects where I use scrap fabric only.

The first thing I chose to do was this mobile cozy.

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What I like about it is that I can put away the head phones so the wires don’t get tangled (don’t you just hate when that happens?) and I always know where they are.

This is only a prototype so to say. Next one will ne much nicer.

I used thin felt and elastic. You only need to measure your mobile so you know the size and sew the sides.
Add some decorations from scraps or buttons if you’d like or just leave it as it is. The whole thing is done in 5 min!

Now go ahead, make your own and share! 🙂

School Masquerade

I just got back home when I realized tomorrow is maškare. We also call it poklade or fašnik. In short, it is the period before Lent when everybody dresses up in masks. There are parties and parades. And lots of doughnuts! But not the kinds with the whole in it, no! This is a real doughnut to me!

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It is really fun!

Tomorrow is the last day and we are having a masquerade in school for the children. Of course this is something they really enjoy (especially the little ones I teach) and they were asking me the whole day if I’m going to wear a costume. And the answer is, of course – YES!

I love dressing up! I love themed parties! So maškare is the perfect excuse to do so! 🙂

I didn’t really think I was going to. Since I’m the new guy at my school I don’t know how big of a deal this is there. I don’t want to be too elaborate with my costume, but I still want to wear one.

This is what I came up with with zero money to spend and zero time to make something for tomorrow!

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I really don’t know which one to wear yet.

Mad Hatter I wanted to do since last year, but I want to do it big so that one is out.
And to be honest they probably won’t know who I am anyway. 😦 Especially Marry Poppins so I guess not that one. I’m not even sure if they’ll know Wednesday or Olive. Maybe Olive if I mention the name Popeye. Oh, so sad…

Anyway, it’s between Wednesday, Olive and Marry.

I would love to get your feedback so I can decide better.
What do you think?

DIY Elegant Necklace

I just made this for a friend. Hope you like it! 🙂

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What I used:

  • chains of different thickness
  • jump rings
  • satin ribbon
  • a bead
  • lace

The idea is that you can wear it longer or shorter, depending on how long you leave the satin ribbon and tie it. You can also make the flower as a brooch so you can take it off or leave it. However you like it better.

Later! 🙂

DIY 3 in 1 Spiked Hair Elastic

5 minutes work! Tops! 🙂

What you need:

  • a hair elastic
  • jump rings
  • spikes (I used about 25 of them, but you’ll see what works for you)

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What I like about this is that I can wear it as a hair elastic, I can put it around the bun to give it an edgier look and I can wear it as a bracelet.

3 in 1! 😉