26 February 2011

Special finds by MirkaDesign* (Part 1)

I have found few little pieces which might cheer you up and make your outfits more colorful and funny. Let's have a look! :)



An Etsy seller "OhMyLuckyStar" make these beautiful Crayon rings. You will get 2 rings of your choice for only $11. Isn't it great? Visit  http://www.etsy.com/listing/63647185/crayon-rings-set-of-2-custom-colors



Who loves an animal print on a Tee? We all do :) This is a Polar Bear Tee in white made especially for you. For more details visit  http://www.etsy.com/listing/60879768/polar-bear-tee-made-to-order


This is Very unique fabric necklace inspired by Origami. Visit Etsy seller Homako and find out more beautiful items here http://www.etsy.com/shop/Homako?ref=pr_shop_more


Ooooh, I love this! This is Munchmonie - cute coin wallet which will make you smile each time you look at it! http://www.etsy.com/listing/62769085/munchmoney-in-green




This is a funny double brooch "A Bunny and a Cloud " made by "Krize" on Etsy.  I have adopted one of these last year and I get compliments all the time. It is made from fabric, felt and painted with acrylics. Every brooch is made specialy for You, so every is different and unique!


An Eco Friendly Organic Cotton Stylish Tote Bag. S
uch a simple but Funny and great idea! I love it!

 

And very last but not least is beautiful black heart ring. This is just one example of gorgeous work by "michellechangjewelry". Find out more jewelry here http://www.etsy.com/listing/61904474/black-heart-ring-in-sterling-silver



19 February 2011

Who is MirkaDesign*?

As you might know already I design, create and sell my products under MirkaDesign* brand. But what does this brand mean to me? Who is MirkaDesign* to me? 


For me MirkaDesign* is not only HAND-MADE SHOP but it is ALSO:


** a little Escape WORLD :) ......................................................
Yes, It is my little world of sewing where I relax and hide from “real” world sometimes. I live my dreams here and share them with others. And it is also  place where I keep myself busy (what is very important and necessary for waggy person like me! ;o) hehe 
** YOU ..................................................................................
Why? Because you give me energy and motivation to create new stuff, to go for new ideas. Positive customers feedback is the best engine for running any kind of business. I am so thankful for all your support, comments and advises!
** LOVE .................................................................................
It is easy to love your hobby. But sometimes it’s hard to be loved by someone with your hobbies! I am very lucky and happy that I have very understanding boyfriend – Jozef, who also helps me with creating process, with graphic design, pictures and videos. Without him MirkaDesign* wouldn’t be where it is now. It wouldn’t probably exist!


MirkaDesign* will celebrate 2 years in March this year. And I would like to share some pictures and videos of my work studio -  the place where all the magic of MirkaDesign* happens! Heh!

video

Video and pictures were shot by Jozef - JH Design studio www.hupodesign.com Find out more interesting projects made by him on facebook JH Design studio http://www.facebook.com/pages/jh-DESIGN-STUDIO/258306825629  


Here you can see photos of my “working station” – my little sewing kingdom!


My two little babies - an overlocker and a sewing machine. And I am proud to say that I became mum of three last Monday when I got another brand new sewing machine! Wooohoo! :)


On these pictures you can see my very first project published here - Threads holder and Pencil holder. You can find out more details about these projects in archive of this blog. 

The treads holder is also good stand for my headbands! :)


I use guest bed as a large working table. 


I am sorry guys but if you ever decide to visit us you need to keep your clothes in your suitcase because guest wardrobe is full of various fabrics, my projects, materials, books and magazines. There is no chance to squeeze something inside :-/    


Here is my little posting station, where I prepare all packages for shipping. My friends - kitty, Totoro and unique fabric dog supervise my work every day!

Well, I hope you enjoyed these pictures and video. Please leave a comment if you like it, I will appreciate that! 


16 February 2011

PURSE* - my latest sewing project!

I was looking for a purse which would fit all the necessities of life into one convenient package. I wasn't very happy with what I found in local shops :( One was too small, the other one was big enough but the style or colors weren't great, .. So then I asked myself why don't you create one by yourself ??? At first I liked the idea but after few hours of measuring, cutting, sewing, sweating and coursing I realized it wasn't such a great idea ... BUT I did it finally and here is the result! Hope you like it :)   


I have designed this purse in a way that will comfortably fits my cash, cards, mobile phone and whatever else I need to put inside. So it has become clutch more than wallet heh :)  


I am planning to make smaller version of this purse and display it in my shop. I might change fabric and style slightly. If you have any ideas & advises  how to improve it please leave a comment!  






09 February 2011

Available Fabrics for custom orders

Hi everyone!
Recently I am receiving many custom orders in which I am asked for fabric samples. That's why I have decided to publish my latest fabric range here. If you like my products but the fabric doesn't suit you please go trough these fabrics and choose one you like the most. You can also combine them and create your own special designed product!
1. Dots*  ( the middle one with colorful dots pattern is available) 100% cotton


2. Retro flowers* 100 % cotton


3. Tulip* 100% cotton


4. Flower Island* 100% cotton



5. Plain beige* 65% polyester, 35% cotton

6. Plain white* 65% polyester, 35% cotton

7. Blue stripes* 100% cotton


8. Bubo* 100% cotton

8. Wild life* 100% cotton


9. Multicolor* 100% cotton


10. Spring* 100% cotton 



*(please make a note with a number and name of the fabric in your order on Etsy!! )


06 February 2011

Eco-friendly gifts on Etsy!

(treasury by MirkaDesign)

I have created new Eco-friendly treasury on Etsy where you can find cool gifts for
yourself or a loved one! Let’s have a look at them!


An Eco Friendly Bangle made completely out of recycled materials - Glossy
newspaper strips neatly wrapped on thick cardboard ring. (Visit the following for



I love this item. It is penholder made with reclaimed rubber and elastic. It is
practical, eco-friendly and it looks cool too! Find out more details here http:// www.etsy.com/listing/64357643/journal-bandolier-recycled-rubber-keep?ref=tre- 4d4071c365488eef423bbb8c-7


Aaaaah, isn’t it cute? This lovely creature i made from the finest materials a mix of
new and vintage fabrics. No synthetic fabrics!!



Another cool present for those who love levander essence. These sachets are leaf
printed with a pair of fern fronds on soft natural linen. They are generously filled
with dried organic lavender buds, no other fillers or artificial additives! You can


This beautiful bag is made with 100% hemp and lined with 100% organic




Set of Glacial Stone Tealight Candle Holders! Aren't they cool? :)

To see all eco-friendly gifts please visit my treasury on Etsy http://www.etsy.com/treasury/4d4071c365488eef423bbb8c/eco-friendly-gifts?ref=pr_treasury