Jeans clutch bag with handmade lace

Denim and Old Lace

Have you seen „Arsenic and Old Lace“? The movie directed by Frank Capra in 1944, starring brilliant Cary Grant. One of the best comedies of all times, as far as I am concerned. It does not matter how many times I have seen it, every time I watch it again, at some point tears of laughter start [...]
hand embroidery tutorial french knot stitch

French Knot Stitch Tutorial

I am doing a lot of embroidery these days and I love it. However, it would be time to put the needle and thread aside for a while and describe the next simple embroidery stitch: French knot stitch. French knot tutorial is here – have you got your fabric, embroidery thread and embroidery needle [...]
handmade handbag with karlovac renaissance star fortress embroidery size

Louise, dedicated to Karlovac and its renaissance star town heart

Karlovac was built in the 16th century. The construction of the town begun on 13 July 1579 – the town’s birthday! The town was build as a renaissance fortress in shape of six-pointed star. With central square and rectangular network of houses and streets inside of the star, trenches with water [...]
hand embroidered jeans necklaces

Handmade designer jewelry: jeans, embroidery and some metal

There are pieces of clothing I’ve got that are decorated with hand embroidery. I love to decorate bags with it. I even once embroidered motifs on shoe laces of favorite pair of shoes… ok, that might have been a bit extreme:) With my inclination towards unique accessories and handmade designer [...]
picking immortelle at dawn flowers

Picking Immortelle at Dawn

Immortelle, Helichrysum italicum, is one of Mediterranean medicinal herbs with the longest history of use. Immortelle essential oil is beneficial in many ways, from having calming effect on the mind to healing effect on the skin. It takes several tons (yes, tons) of immortelle flowers to produce [...]
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