čtvrtek 23. listopadu 2017

MPS Maxlrain 2017

Hi, my dear readers ♥

After visiting a few medieval festivals and markets around Bayern, some people suggested to me that I should definitelly visit one of the Mittelalterlich Phantasie Spectaculum Festivals (shortly MPS), because it's huge, great and there are some pretty good bands playing.
I was wondering why I never heard of such a thing, so I looked it up a bit. And the reason why I didn't know about its existence was that most of the MPSs are taking place in north or west Germany, but there's only ONE in Bayern ! So I saved the date immediately, bought tickets and waited patiently to September ♪

My friends weren't lying - it is huge ! There are tons of shops, three stages, knight's tournament, fire show, costumes, food ... ! It's also a part medieval and part fantasy festival, so it's totally fine to wear some over-the-top fantasy headpiece with horns and hoofs and everything !
I was quite amazed by the largeness of it, but at the same time I was a bit dissapointed about the overall atmosphere at day. What was disturbing the fantasy/medieval wibe the most were omnipresent banners for next shows and MPSs, which were hung on normal musical-festival-like metal constructions. They weren't even trying to cover it up... which in comparison to Kaltenberg where every piece of reality and modern life HAS TO be covered otherwise someone has a problem... was quite, yeah ...dissapointing. But as soon as the night fell, everything dissapeared in the darkness and fire with lanterns changed the atmosphere to something I love the most about medieval fairs :) And with the combination of finally seeing live my beloved FAUN, I quickly forgot about metal constructions and enjoyed the evening to the fullest !

One more thing which I didn't like about MPS was that they have their own stands with beverages, which are supplied from local brewery, depending on where they currently are and - as for the mead - from the supplier who also has shops at the festival... which wouldn't be that bad, if the mead was actually good. But it isn't. It's too sweet and terribly weak ! Nah, I had like three bottles and I was still sober, but overdosed with sugar already ...the only thing that helped was sitting on the sun, which was shinning incredibly on that day ! I still can't believe our luck, that at the end of September we were able to sit on the grass, because it was dry and the weather was so warm !

 ♥♥♥ FAUN ♥♥♥

As for my outfit - I didn't know what to expect, how many people are going to be overdressed or not, so I went for something comfortable, but still too fantasy for a regular medieval fair, but fantasy enough for fantasy fair..... does it make sense ? :D

I must say that I feel totally cute in my mage hobbit self ♥
Rozíta Pampelišková strikes again !

And of course we couldn't leave with bare hands, so here's THE LOOT !

Ceramics from my favourite pottery, incense sticks from amazing Nebenwelt which had a lot of dried animal parts for sale at their stand and I wanted to buy everything but Honza stopped me (but that badger foot *o*) and pentacle decoration for my altar ♥

Also Honza bought himself a kilt ! FINALLY

Even though there were some things I didn't like about MPS, I still liked it A LOT. So we will be back for sure ♥

I hope you're all doing fine !
Have a beautiful day, everyone ♥

středa 15. listopadu 2017

Braddock "Hufflepuff" Hat

Hi, my dear readers ♥

Autumn is the perfect knitting season - and you know how much I love autumn AND knitting, so it could be also the best season for everything, but it isn't. Because winter is just around the corner, dark days, no leaves on trees, cold, rain, ugghh ...I hate winter so much that it almost spoils the autumn for me !

Lucky for us winter-haters (I'm not alone in this, right?) there are always things we can do to make this season a bit nicer - for example knit new hat(s) ! :D

My first hat of this year is a beautiful mustard yellow "Braddock" hat, made from yarn which dear Striga brought to me from Paris ♥ It's an original yarn from local yarn store "Lil Weasel" and it has THE MOST BEAUTIFUL SHADE OF HUFFLEPUFF 

The pattern from Christina Danaee is easy, quick and fun knit with an optional pompom ♪ (which I forgot how to make, so mine is a really tired pompom...)

Since the light is getting worse and worse I decided to try a new spot for photos in our living room, especially for knits - so we don't have to go outside :D It ended up looking really cozy, so I'm going to use it a few more times, I think ...

I hope you're all doing fine ♪
Have a beautiful day, everyone ♥

pondělí 6. listopadu 2017

OpenFlair 2017

Hi, my dear readers ♥

On the first weekend in September we came back to Ingolstadt for one beautiful late summer day. There was a big market with all kinds of everything, called OpenFlair. It takes place in KlenzePark (which is the biggest park in Ingolstadt, I think?) and happens only every 4 years ! So I just couldn't miss it !

There is quite everything to be found, from medieval stands with hot mead, to oriental street food, tea house, pirate bar, rasta stand with ital food, turkish porcelain, ethno clothing, decorations, lamps, sweets, camel ride for kids, belly dance performances and music !

We came right on time for lunch - I got a delicious falafel with baba ganoush and Honza bough some oriental meat plate (I can't remember the name, but it was GOOD). We strolled around shops, I bought a hot mead (must-have), Honza bought me beautiful earrings carved from bone ♥ ... and we also managed to meet with our friends from Ingolstadt, which was amazing :3 (and also perfect opportunity to buy a few bags of roasted almonds in sugar, nougat and all kinds of sweets and feast on them together with our friend's kids :D ha ha)

spot Nana among the shop decorations :D 

Without planning it any further I was wearing poncho which I bought on this market four years ago (IS IT REALLY FOUR YEARS ALREADY?!) and together with the Oakenshield shawl and my rounded glasses I ended up looking like a hobbit mage, again :D No problem with that!

Actually I liked this look so much that I decided to use it as my profile picture and also on stickers for my AUBERGINEN ART Etsy shop ♪

I hope you're all doing fine !
Have a beautiful day, everyone ♥

čtvrtek 26. října 2017

Cats & Knits

Hi, my dear readers ♥

Another cat-themed outfit is here ! I'm not doing this intentionally, I just have a lot of stuff with cats to compensate the fact that I can't have the real one :D

This is the last summer-flashback outfit post, starting next week I'm going to talk about various events I attended in September/October and also knitting, of course. Hopefully I will catch up with outfits ha ha :D

On this day we made a trip to Trudering with Rommily and Mina. It's still a part of Munich, but it takes me about an hour to get there, so it's really a trip - but totally worth the time ! In Trudering is our favourite yarn store "Wolle & Schönes" ♥ This time I didn't plan to buy anything, but of course I did - I finally found the courage to buy yarn for knitted product for my Etsy shop ! A big thing I was thinking of for quite a while :) You can take a look at them on RABBIT HEART shop  ♪

Back to the outfit !
How many cats can you see on my outfit ? Hat, skirt, tattoo and socks ! Also I like the black ribbon on one of my sleeveless shirts so much, that I decided to add it on this one, too - it just looks so good ! 

The super-cute yarn skirt was a gift from Han and she got it from RedBubble (I don't know the name of artist, sorry) ♥

I hope you're all doing fine ♥
Autumn is almost over noooooooo

Have a beautiful day, everyone ♥

středa 18. října 2017

Casual Mermaid

Hi, my dear readers ♥

For today, it's just another simple outfit post ♪
Lately I've been discovering a new combinations with my mermaid leggins - probably because my hair matches with them now more than ever ... for example I would never thought that they would look so great with brown shoes or with jacket, looking quite casual but still not :D ( Let's be honest, I can never look really casual, blending in crowd and all that stuff...¯\_(ツ)_/¯ )

I wore this outfit for one of our regular knitting meets at café. I usually wear skirt because I go with public transport, but this time I went on bike and we also took our weirdness to a whole new level, because I took a yarn winder with me and we were winding yarn the whole evening :D to be clear - I needed to wear leggins for this activity, because I usually spread the yarn over my knees and unravel it while someone else is spinning the handle and winding :)

In case you have absolutely no idea what I'm talking about, here's a gif of this process, just imagine me as the rotating umbrella thing (but of course I wasn't rotating at café)

And here's the outfit !
I found this jacket at thrift store, when KK was visiting me at the beginning of summer and now I wear it all the time ♥ I would never buy it, but KK persuaded me that it's the most versatile thing I can buy, so I did :D

top - C&A
leggins - BlackMilk Clothing
jacket - thrift store

I hope you're all doing fine !
Have a beautiful day, everyone ♥