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Nature park Hutovo blato (part 1) / Park prirode Hutovo blato (prvi dio)
In my last two posts, I talked about some current issues with the textile/fashion industry. In one of my posts, I mentioned how many feel that a good way to support ethical fashion is to make your own stuff (clothes/jewelry etc). Why, I rather like that idea! So, I present to you this DIY necklace. I made it almost ten years ago but it still looks brand new. The majority of material I used is recycled stuff (such as the plastic flower for example) and I think this is a good example how something doesn't have the be expensive to look good (the other materials I used include fimo, wood beads and wire).
U svoje zadnje dvije objave, pričala sam o nekim trenutačnim problemima u tekstilnoj i modnoj industriji. U jednoj od objava, spomenula sam kako puno ljudi smatra da je dobar način za poduprijeti etičnu modu pravljenje vlastitih odjevnih komada, nakita i sl. Naravno da se meni ta ideja sviđa. Predstavljam vam ovu ogrlicu koju sam sama napravila prije deset godina, a još uvijek izgleda kao nova. Većina materijala koju sam koristila je reciklirana (kao naprimijer plastični cvijet) i mislim da je to dobar primjer kako nešto ne mora biti skupo da bi izgledalo dobro ( drugi materijali koje sam koristila uključuju fimo, drvene perlice i žicu)
There is another DIY in this look and that would be these lovely heels that I hand painted myself. My shoes often have a short life span because I'm a terrible driver which basically means I have to walk everywhere but I've found ways to recycle my shoes (one of them is fixing them with paint). As far as that important 'Who made my clothes?' question goes, I'm not able to answer that (with certainty) when it comes to the skirt and the heels but I can vouch that the tee I'm wearing is an ethical product. The t-shirt I'm wearing is from Galeb, they are a leading Croatian underwear brand but they also make tees, shirts and dresses. I often buy their products because the stitching is really good and that's one thing I'm really particular about. They are a fair trade brand and if you want to know more about what that means read this (basically a list of safety and eco certificates Galeb posses).
Postoji još nešto što sam sama doradila (kad već nisam mogla napraviti u cijelosti), a to bi bile ove divne cipelice na petu koje sam sama oslikala. Moje cipele obično ne traju dugo jer sam grozan vozač pa svugdje idem pješice, ali pronašla sam načine kako da ih recikliram ( npr. tako da ih sama oslikam). Što se tiče pitanja "Tko je izradio moju odjeću?" koje je ovih dana aktulano, ne mogu odgovoriti s sigurnošću što se tiče cipela i suknje, ali majica iz Galeba je zasigurno etični proizvod jer oni ne samo da šivaju proizvode u Hrvatskoj, već ovdje i proizvode materijale, a brojni certifikati koji imaju dokazuju njihovu ekološku ispravnost. Ja često kupujem Galebove proizvode jer su im šavovi kvalitetni ( po tom pitanju sam malo izbirljiva, stvarno me živcira loše zašivena odjeća).
Finally, let's talk about location. This nature park in Bosnia and Herzegovina has been featured on this blog a number of times and hopefully this will not be my last visit. If you remember, I even got you all to sign a petition for it once! Anyhow, this beautiful nature park is an important place and I would just like to stress that it is quite known for its bird life (any bird lovers among you?). If you have more questions about this park, I'm always happy to answer. Look how happy I am on these photographs! That's the best proof that this lovely nature park is the place to visit for sure. I decided to end the post on a bit of a feminist note, you will figure out for sure what the last photographs is inspired by/ alluding to.
Konačno, pričajmo malo o mjestu snimanja. Ovaj park prirode u BIH je već puno puta bio na ovog blogu i nadam se da mi ovo nije zadnji posjet. Ako se dobro sjećate, čak sam vas navela da jednom za njega i potpišete peticiju! Uglavnom, ovaj park prirode je veoma važno mjesto. Dosta je poznat po pticama koje tu obitavaju. Imate li kakvih pitanja, spremna sam da na njih odgovorim. Pogledajte samo kako sam sretna na ovim fotografijama! To je najbolji dokaz da je to stvarno mjesto koje vrijedi vidjeti. Odlučila sam završiti ovu objavu pomalo feministički, shvatit ćete na što zadnja fotografija aludira i čime je nadahnuta.
You have seen (more or less) what was February like for me. Now tell me... what was February like for you? Are you happy that it's already March or do you feel like time is flying too fast?Are you looking forward to the spring?
As far as blogging goes, it seems that I have became more focused on fashion illustrations. In the next month the illustrations will have their place, but there will be more focus on DIY....or at least I think so, because I'm kind of heading in that direction. Apart from that, I have no plans. I have so many ideas when it comes to what I want to blog about, that I often have hard time deciding what not to include. As always, feel free to write about what you would like to see.
Vidjeli ste (više-manje) kako sam provela veljaču...sada mi recite, kakav je vama bio prošli mjesec? Veselite li se proljeću? Jeste li jedva dočekali ožujak ili vam je vrijeme prebrzo proletjelo? Ne zaboravite da nam možda i nije još stiglo i da ime za mjesec ožujak potječe od st…
Here it is: the first dress I have ever made entirely by myself. I did make some summer dresses in the past, but I had sown them without a pattern and a sewing machine and at any rate I wouldn't call them very accomplished. I mean, they weren't nearly as polished as this dress and they were not nearly as complex to make. I'm very happy with how this dress turned out. I'm even happier I took this sewing course in the first place because now I can make more dresses like this one! If you remember my November highlights post, you might remember that I've mentioned how I've recently finished a beginning fashion tailoring and sewing course with designer Stanka Zovko.
I promised to show you the dress I made for my course 'graduation'. At the end of this lovely sewing course, you get to choose not only what you're going to make, but also the material and the pattern. The sewing pattern is typically chosen from one of the sewing magazines this designer has …
With winter at our doorstep, I think it's important to make the most out of the left over autumn days. With that in mind, my husband and I payed another visit to our favourite (still not officially opened!) ethno village in vicinity of Medugorje. I wrote about this eco/ethno village a number of times, so if you want to know more (or just see more photographs) feel free to check out my old posts here, here, here, here and here. Autumn is Herzegovina is always gorgeous, and this year hasn't been an exception. We had some sudden weather changes and drastic changes of temperature, but I would still describe this autumn as a beautiful one. The Sunday this photographs were taken on was rather gorgeous, so I'm certainly glad we went on this little trip. I know I'm repeating myself, but I do cherish moments like this. Every time I step into this little village, I feel as if the time has stopped or rather like I have just travelled in time. It's such a charming place! I h…