28 September 2010

Top "Off the shoulders"

We all know girls like clothing, buying different kinds of dresses, tops, shoes and accessories. Yes, I am one of them, …. Unfortunately :) It is a disease what you simply can’t stop. But what makes me “double excited” about the clothing is when I can create these treasures by myself!

This time I created three tops what have the same design, but different fabric. Tops suit to all shapes of body. Simple lines on the tops can be worn any time, any day, by anyone. Boat opening around your shoulders makes looking your body just perfect in it!

These off the shoulder tops have 3 quarter extra wide sleeves for a free flowing look. 

Half exposed shoulders = sexy look. Simple math :)

These one of a kind wide necked tops can be dressed over a mini skirt, jeans or leggings. Each way, lovely fabric detail and pattern adds very youthful and sexy sense of adventure. You will look great in it!

All the tops are available here

23 September 2010

Laptop sleeves..or Treat your laptop with something useful!

We use laptops every day. Somebody uses a laptop for work, somebody for entertainment and for somebody it is… let’s say the need of the day! We get use to check mails as a first thing when we get home from work (school), write a comment on Facebook, read news on internet... Laptops (computers as well as internet)  have become part of our life. They have changed the face of society. A lot of people can’t imagine existing without them!

As laptops are a daily utility, we should take care of them, protect them. That’s why I decided to create sleeves what protect your laptop from dust, scratches, and abrasions, as well as water damage and other dangers harmful to your computer.

Buying a laptop can cost you a large chunk of cash these days, so it is wise to protect your investment.

I create laptop sleeves for all types, brands and sizes. I design the sleeve to fit the laptop specifically. I always ask my customers to send me the measurements of their laptop or type of their laptop.

My sleeves are lightweight, padded with 3 mm PVC foam insert, lined with soft cotton fabric and secured with straps or velcro flap which keep the laptop from sliding out of the sleeve. Combination of foam and lining protects the laptop from dings, scratches, water, and other harmful external forces.

Most of these laptops are available on viewing and purchasing at

11 September 2010

SOCK DOLLS... or let’s call them BUBAK FAMILY

I found a craft book in a book shop that used socks to make dolls couple months ago. It inspired me.  I bought that book and when I got home, I tried my hand at doll making with one of my stray socks. My boyfriend liked the idea too and  at that day we created few weird funky creatures from old socks. You won’t believe that but It was such a fun!  Since then it became such adorable hobby for me. I started making more of these little creatures from new baby socks bought in local stores and started to sell dolls in my shops. I was impressed how many people like them! Let’s have a look at them!

Fishy, fishy, fishyyyyyy!

Each of them has its own story, its own character.  I am trying to make  one of a kind funky, cheerful creatures not only for kids but adults too

This one is called "Music lover" 

You can find more of these cute "Bubaks" at my shop www.mirkadesign.etsy.com    in section "funky creatures"  http://www.etsy.com/shop/MirkaDesign?section_id=6736264

"White Dot"

Make a cute fashion spot on your handbag by adding this little doll into the pocket! 


You can also turn your odd socks into fun characters and create your very own crazy menagerie of colourful creatures! It is very simple!

03 September 2010


As you know bracelets are pieces of jewellery worn around the wrist on either arm. People of multiple cultures, ages and genders wear them. Bracelets can have a special meaning of function and is considered a sentimental or romantic gift. Because of the variety of bracelets available to make and purchase, they are sometimes worn as a form of expression of fashion, style or interest.

I would like to show you some of my bracelets made by me couple days ago and also some interesting pieces made by various crafters on Etsy which inspired me. Enjoy!!

"Rainbow" made by me    http://www.etsy.com/listing/54929798/rainbow

 "twisted" made by me http://www.etsy.com/listing/54434868/twisted

.. romantic cuffs made by me


This cute cuff is made from handpicked recycled fabrics. It's stretchy, so it will slip onto almost any wrist. It is made by Estelleshop on Etsy (This cute and modern cuff is made from handpicked recycled fabrics. It's stretchy, so it will slip onto almost any wrist)

"I have a good idea" by Fudumudu on Etsy!

02 September 2010

Carrot bread*

What became very popular in our house is Banana bread. I use to bake this bread for my boyfriend who loves it. I wanted to make something different last week but I also wanted to reach the same success.. So after a while of wondering and checking what can I use from the fridge.. (..heh) I decided to make the Carrot bread. I have never done this before but after tasting one bit I realized it is so tasty. The interesting part is that while those pretty orange flecks of grated carrot give the cake colour and texture, along with sweetness and moisture, its flavour is so refreshing and delicious. It is very light and you can eat as many pieces as you want!! :)

What do you need?

200 g raw grated carrot
125 g butter
100 g sugar
2 tea spoon of vanilla sugar
150 g self-raising flour
3 middle-sized eggs
100 g grated chocolate

If you like cinnamon you can also add 1 tea spoon of cinnamon. The bread will smell gorgeously!!

What next?
Cream the sugar and butter in a medium bowl with electric mixer (cca 5min). Add the eggs and mix well. Putt the flour inside the bowl slowly. Make sure all is mixed well. Stir the carrot, chocolate, cinnamon and salt. Add the vanilla and stir.

Butter bread form and put the mixture inside. Bake in preheated oven at 180 C for cca 45 min. until lightly brown and toothpick comes out clean. Let the bread cool down and sprinkle it with sugar on the top. Enjoy!! :)

01 September 2010

DO IT YOURSELF ... or how to create a thread holder

I would like to share one of my ideas which I finally implemented last weekend. I am quite satisfied with a result but I would love to know your opinion.

As a seamstress, dressmaker or craft woman (call me like you want to ..heh) I am always agitated when I can’t find the right threat which I need to use while sewing. So I was trying to find a way how to keep all my threads all together but not messy. I remember my mother asking my father to nail down couple of nails into the piece of timber to get threads organized for her. So I wanted to follow this idea but I also wanted to make it stylish and make it as a part of my workroom.

Firstly I coated the timber with fabric (Ikea fabric) and prepared stencil from paper with word “SEW”. I used nails in size 80 mm ( with smaller nail heads, cca 3-5mm)

After that I nailed down nails in distance of 2 cm. The timber was quite hard so I drilled it firstly. I made small deeper holes for nails to fit in.

It is very easy and I am sure every lady can do this!

... And the thread  holder has born... I hope you like it..

I need to hang on this holder on the wall in my workroom but I guess I will let my boyfriend to do this ... heh!

PS: Girls, mind your fingers while nailing!!!