Monday, 21 March 2011

Giveaway starts now!

You can now try your luck on my Facebook page :)

And since some of you don't use Facebook, I promise to do another giveaway here on my blog soon ;)

Wishing you beautiful first day of spring!

Na moji Facebook strani podarjam simpatičnega piščanca in pisane uhane :) Ker pa vem, da vsi ne uporabljate Facebooka, obljubim, da bom v kratkem kakega podarila tudi tukaj :)

Želim vam lep prvi pomladni dan!

Friday, 18 March 2011

Time for my first giveaway!

We will be celebrating the first day of spring soon, so I decided to do a little giveaway on that day. It will happen on 21st March at my Facebook page, so don't miss it, ok? ;)

There are two things that you can win.

First there is an extremely friendly punk chicken :)

And second, I will give away these beautiful floral earrings made from exactly the same yarn combination as the chicken.

See you in spring! Good luck!

Tuesday, 15 March 2011

Did someone say steampunk?

Steampunk is a sub-genre of science fiction, which involves an era or world where steam power is still widely used — usually the 19th century and often Victorian era Britain. Works of steampunk often feature anachronistic technology or futuristic innovations as Victorians may have envisioned them; in other words, based on a Victorian perspective on fashion, culture, architectural style, art, etc.

This is why steampunk dolls are usually made off metals like copper, brass, steel and iron, rivets, gears and cogs, wood, leather and glass. But have you ever seen a steampunk art doll 100% made of yarn? Here it is!

Victoria loves reading books and is passionate about all kinds of machines. She's dreaming of becoming an inventor just like her big idol Leonardo da Vinci. She is approximately 14'' (35 cm) tall and it took me 17 hours to finish it.

You can adopt her here.

Steampunk ali parni punk, kot bi mu lahko rekli po slovensko, je žanr znanstvene fantastike. Dogaja se v svetu in času, v katerem se še vedno redno uporablja parni pogon (ponavadi gre za viktorijansko Britanijo iz 19. stoletja), vključuje pa futuristične inovacije in razno tehnologijo. Prav zaradi tega so punčke, narejene v stilu steampunka, najpogosteje sestavljene iz raznih kovin, kot so baker, medenina in železo, zakovic, kolesja, zobnikov, lesa, usnja in stekla. Ste kdaj že videli tako punčko, narejeno iz preje? Tukaj je!

Victoria rada bere knjige, strasno pa se navdušuje tudi nad vsemi vrstami naprav. Sanja o tem, da bi postala inovatorka, prav tako kot njen idol Leonardo da Vinci. Visoka je 35 cm, za njo sem pa porabila kar 17 ur. 

Monday, 7 March 2011

Carnival time!

My hometown Ptuj is the oldest town and the carnival capital of Slovenia (situated in central Europe). It is where great carnival called Kurentovanje has been taking place since 1960.
The main event of Kurentovanje is the procession of carnival masks (also from Croatia, Serbia, Macedonia, Hungary, Bulgaria, Austria, Italy), which attracts more than 50.000 people every year (which is a lot for a country with only 2 million inhabitants).

Carnival time starts at midnight on 2nd February – Candlemas with huge bonfire. The marry part of the carnival lasts for approximately eleven days, starting on Saturday, a week before Shrove Sunday, when only traditional carnival masks form a procession on the streets of Ptuj and when the Prince of the Carnival is bestowed upon the honour to rule the town during the carnival period. Each day features performances of masks and many other entertaining events taking place on the square in front of the Town Hall and in the carnival tent. All these activities culminate in the Saturday’s procession of traditional, and typically carnival masks, the burial of Carnival and the return of power to the Mayor of the town.

Our main carnival figure is Kurent, a mythical figure who was believed to have the power to chase away winter and usher in spring. Groups of people dressed as Kurents wear sheepskin, don masks and fur caps, and running through town, jumping and chasing away winter and “evil spirits” with huge cow bells and wooden club. Traditionally, the Kurent's outfit used to be reserved only to unmarried men, but nowadays Kurent can be as well married men as children and women.

I hope that they did a good job and scared away the winter. spring we are waiting for you :)

P.S.: Sorry about bad photos, they were moving to fast for my camera :)
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