Tuesday 23 May 2017

I am a CHILD again

In the days of spring, it feels so easy to dream...

Maybe I am getting older too fast, or maybe I am preserving myself in memories of my childhood, or simply dreaming of one that have never happened... It really doesn't matter, because either way I feel happy and free, I feel a child again.

This envelope pouch is one selfish making. I wasn't inspired by my girls this time, nor by anything else but by the child in me. The quiet, dreaming big in colours girl in me is too invisible some time, in between being a mother and a wife and behaving as a member of the community. But in true moments like these, she is active and running, being free and young.

My love for HAORI fabric makes me create beautiful things. It inspires me to design happiness. 

I have made quilted and appliquéd items before. I wanted to use the fabric as an artistic canvas and needle-draw my sentiments. It works out absolutely perfect with HAORI. The weave of the fabric resembles very fine linen weave, just with added bonus - the texture is quite interesting. I have the blending colours and the different weave, that forms a significant pattern for changing textures. 

This fabric on the face of the envelope is from the new collection, released this spring. It comes in so many different and intriguing colours - all inspired by a specific Nature colour. 

I designed this pouch, so it expresses the freedom of one girl's dreams. The closing is a crocheted string that is kind of continuation of the kite's string. I used a little batted cloud at the end of the string. To make it heavier, so it pulls the string further down at closing, I inserted one of these flat mini-stones, I have collected at the Great Lakes. I am really fascinated by the abilities of the water to smoothen every surface to perfection, even the sturdy stone texture can not resist the persistent water hugs. 

Open the pouch and you are facing a pleasant surprise - the cutest puppy, flying with the wind...

The "old gold" Haori is perfect for representing the colour of a puppy retriever - the favourite baby of my baby daughter. 

The pouch is good for anything - most probably, I would use it to keep the most current project(s) I have on hands, until they are finished. So whether it is a recipe, or a sewing project, it fits everything. It is a perfect size for my iPad, that I carry everywhere, since it is my connection with the world and all of you. 

It really is a simple pouch, quite structured, interfaced all over with heavy weight fusible interfacing, and it brings so sincere smile to my face every time I grab and open it.

I hope you find time in your busy days to expose your inner child. It is so much fun to feel one again and there are so many ways to do it. At that moment, the dreams have completely different shape and colour, they become unleashed kites and only the mind of an adult could stop them. That to me is the real freedom. 

You know how to find me, we could play together sometime...

Until that beautiful day, be free, my dear friends!
♥ Ivelina


  1. I love this post so much Ivelina! I have read it a few times now because your writing is so beautiful, like a good book that one can not put down and feels the need to read again and again. I love the message from this post so much perhaps because deep down I’m a child at heart and this was such a nice reminder to let go more often, to be free, to be a child. I also couldn’t help looking at the pictures of your beautiful pouch over and over and over. I’m in awe of your talent and all the attention to detail that went into making this treasure. Thank you Ivelina for brightening my day with your beautiful words and pictures. Have a beautiful free day too �� �� ��

    1. Dear Maria, I can not express my gratitude for your kind words! So happy that we have 'met' :)
      From one young soul of a child to another - be free, lovely friend ♥

  2. Как прекрасно! Такое детство удивительное в этом дизайне!