Friday, October 21, 2016

Linen Bag - GOVOU FABRICS

Hey there !

Sorry I have been busy since 1 year to creating a new brand , its call Govou Fabrics

Well first of all I gave birth to the baby boy 1 year ago , and after-all we moved to the countryside, the lovely Catalan Toscana , ( CostaBrava) We are extremely happy, and creative here !!

Ever-since I started to doing linen - leather bags, clutches, reversible totes.


So have a look and let me know what you think , im open for any kinda opinion :)











My Govou Boy :)

This linen bag made out of a old linen fabric from Hungary :

Over 100 years ago, Hungarian brides-to-be used to hand sew linen and other materials as a dowry (hozomány in Hungarian) for their future husbands. Women who had more fabrics were considered richer. What we do at GOVOU is to reinterpret the use of these fabrics. 







Here is my first publication in the BEANDLIFE Magazine :)







Thursday, October 8, 2015

How to Paint Fabric ¨ armchair ¨- using Autentico chalpaint

I’ve heard people say you can paint fabric with autentico chalk board paint, but never did I believe it would actually work , till i tried out :) 







I bought this  furniture  1 year ago at a flea market in Barcelona, actually was only 20 euro, I didnt liked the fabric at all, so i decided to sew a cover and a pillow..  after 1 year i was getting bored of it , so i decided to try to paint it .
I checked the website of  www.chalkpaint.es i found loads of amazing colors .. finally i choose the yellow and the grey color.







































First - spray a little water on them, you know like you do if you’re going to paint concrete, and that would keep them from soaking up so much paint.















Second - paint the fabric  2 -3 times 



Then I took them outside and set them in the sun to dry.  I also wanted to see if the paint would crack in the heat.  Guess what….it didn’t.
Finally i painted with autentico furniture wax 









































So there you have it. 



























 It truly looks like an expensive leather armchair :) 
And the final touch , i sew a pillow from 100 years old antic french fabric...
What do you think ?  




Monday, June 29, 2015

More and more Macrame

Lately i fall in love with DIYing macrame ..
Here are my latest dip - dyed versions, which are made for order


















Tuesday, June 23, 2015

My Anti Mosquito Summer Curtain :)

Summer is here , i had to do something against the mosquito ..as We dont have air co, and with this hot weather we have to sleep open window..

so i get inspiration from Pinterset....


















































And finally i mad this curtain, out of my old vintage hankies.

And actually since we have  the curtain.. we don't have any problems during the night with a mosquitoes :)









Friday, May 8, 2015

Happy cloud pillow

Happy cloud pillow for your little one ..
She is always good for hug :)

Made by me,  with 100 % hand-woven Hungarian linen ( which is more than 100 years) and Catalan recycled antique textile from the 1920´s. Also with a little hand - embroidered featured on it
What is your  favourite one  ?














































What is your  favourite one  ? 

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Ombre macrame :)

Spring is here , so i started to do something different than sewing every day

First of all I got some inspiration from  pinterest.com
https://www.pinterest.com/mesy/macrame/
(Also you can Find some cool tutorial there)


... so i started to do loads of macrame ( couldn't stop it :) and after all  dip dye them

which color  would you prefer ?






 



Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Concrete xmas candle holder project


This project is so easy I don’t even know what to say about it. You basically need a milk carton and some concrete mix. Cut along the side to make a flap lid and cut out holes large enough for the candles to fit inside. 


You can basically use anything  and fill it with concrete, even a plastic bottle.