Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Productive girls


The past few weeks have been busy here in the Nikolovski household. On top of everyday happenings I have been very productive creating hats, scarves & bibs. My sewing machine has gone warm and I even have muscle ache in my right buttock from all the acceleration on the sew machine pedal. Colorful fabrics has been turned into cute and wearable garments. Also I have ordered postcards of some of my illustrations, hard work to find good printing business for good prices and also to know what I actually want and how I want to print it. I have tried a few different and is more happy with some things and know for the future what and how to do it next time. 

Little Mila is such a supportive little lady, while I work with my stuff she is fixing her stuff... That includes to put all her toys all over the room, pull every book from the selves she reaches, throw all the fruits from the fruit plate on the floor (also tasting here and there) change some settings on my computer, hide and remove batteries on all remote controls and munch on deck of cards. When this is done she is moving on to the hallway where she will turn on and off a lamp, make funny faces to herself in the mirror, taste shoes and thorough check out the function of her stroller. Sometimes she also goes berserk in the kitchen drawers and bathroom before she consider herself done and require mammas attention . When she is done with her tasks and I have fabrics high and low the apartment seriously looks like a war-zone. It is incredible how much mess such a small person can make or both us can create. Here is example what it looks like here everyday!


So what it I have been sewing you might wonder..
I have creating products in my kids collection under the name Made with Love. Funky and colorful meets functionality. Warm and none itchy hats, cute scarves to keep the small neck warm and playful bibs for food rookies. The collection will be for sale in a cute international bookshop for children here in Prague, Amadito & Friends. Also my postcards and framed original illustrations. This is what it looks like.


 



 If you are interested in anything  just drop me a line here or on email info@ccillustrator.com and I can arrange shipment where ever. Also here is my webpage for more information about everything I do Ccillustrator.

Sunday, December 8, 2013

Memories, functionality, playdate & pottery all in one





A few weeks ago me and a couple of friends and babies returned to Maluj Kreatini Kavarna in Vinoradhy ( Prague) Here you can combined a good cup of coffee with creativity in pottery form. Also a playcorner although very dirty for the kids to entertain themselves. On the selves there is a lot of different pottery in different size and form that you can pick and choose what to create on. I decided to make a plate and bowl for and together with Mila. Mila cooperated and contributed with her hand-print, great way of remember this mini hand in years to come. Fun day for everyone mothers as well as babies, although mothers could've stayed a lot longer then the kids. The pottery got sent of for burning and glossing and yesterday I picked up the final products. It looks pretty cute and can't wait for next time..

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

My illustration and reflections in Bridge magazine


Here is my contribution and interpretation of expat life featured in Winter issue of Bridge magazine for IWAP ( International Women Association in Prague)