I was not a fan of these type of blouses until I started working on cruise ships and the identity crisis hit me.
I was meeting people from around the word that had a perfect image of their culture and identity and I felt that I barely knew anything about my country. We, Romanians, have a lot in common with our country neighbors and in many ways I couldn’t express myself properly about what makes us different.
So I started reading books about our culture and the old religion and I somehow feel in love with what I was discovering.
I was searching for things like embroidered blouses and at that time they were back in fashion. Designers were inspired by the east European traditional blouses and I bought myself one. I was so proud of myself!
The next step was to buy an hand made one and to wear it around the word while working on the cruise ship.
It didn’t take long until I had the courage to embroide my own blouse with the help of the blog Semne Cusute who explained all the symbols used on the authentic Romanian blouse.
For the first time in my life, everything made sense and I felt Romanian.
As I look now, I am proud of myself for all the lessons and blouses that I finished embroidering.
I dream to have a special closet full of blouses made by me from each corner of Romania.
My journey is still at the beginning and I hope you guys can appreciate my work so far!
Spring is here! It is sunny and warm and I am very happy for it! Sansa is happier than ever because we get and stay outside more and she gets to run and smell things. <3
I started to sleep at night and stopped being a night owl for a week now. I feel way better and productive, like right now I am taking a break from cleaning my apartment. 😀
I regret not finding the inspiration to take pictures with the blossomed trees in my town, I know they are not as impressive as the cherry blossoms in Japan but it still looks wonderful.
April will be fun!
See you on my next post! Bye!
Inspirata de blogul fetelor de la #addictedladies am decis sa incerc si eu sa raspund la tagul de Craciun!
Care este filmul vostru preferat de Craciun?
As putea spune “Singur acasa”, I si II, dar prefer sa vad filme noi care nu au nici o legatura cu sarbatorile de iarna. In functie de ce filme apar in luna Decembrie.
Care este culoarea voastra preferata de Craciun ?
Rosu, e singura perioada a anului in care iubesc culoarea aceasta.
Iti place sa stai in pijamale sau sa te aranjezi de Craciun?
Daca ati putea sa cumparati cadou unei singure persoane anul acesta, care ar fi aceea?
Va deschideti cadourile in ajunul Craciunul sau in dimineata de Craciun?
Depinde cand dau de ele, spre exemplu, de Mos Nicolae Radu nu a ascuns foarte bine dulciurile in ghete si le-am vazut de cu seara.
Ce va place sa faceti in vacanta de Craciun?
Imi plac plimbarile prin oras, ciocolata calda si sa vad lumea relaxata. Imi place sa caut dulciurile de editie limitata, cum ar fi ciocolata Primola care anul trecut mi-a adaugat vreo 2 kg la silueta.
Aveti vreo dorinta de Craciun
Mirosul preferat de Craciun?
Mancarea/gustarea favorita de Craciun?
Pozele acestea sunt facute acum doi de zile, voi reveni cu o postare dupa ce imi voi impodobi bradul in cursul saptamanii acestea.
Intentionez sa fac un video cu un Q and A si daca aveti intrebari va rog sa le puneti in comentarii!
Pe curand <3
O zi superba, cu mult Soare si multa energie! Ne-am luat ceaiul de la Starbucks si mai aveam inca vreo 3 ore de risipit si ne hotarasem sa mai facem putin piata! In drum spre K-Mart am gasit aceste flori superbe si am stat sa faca Radu cateva poze! Eram un pic obosita caci dormisem foarte putin dar pozele au iesit bune, nu mi se vad atat de tare cearcanele si orele putine de somn! Ne tot faceam planuri sa mergem la plaja dar ca de fiecare data ajungeam la Starbucks apoi piata!
It was a beautiful day in Nawiliwili and we took some pictures! I was wearing all Forever 21 that day!
Cu siguranta fiecare om are un loc anume unde se intoarce cu gandul cand se afla intr-un moment constrans! Eu am mai multe! Unul dintre este Auckland si mereu ma intorc cu gandul acolo! Poate intr-o zi voi avea ocazia sa il revizitez si sa stau mai mult!
As enumera cateva lucruri care imi lipsesc din Auckland:
-Mall-ul unde gaseam mereu mancarea mea favorita (fried rice and noodles!
-oamenii degajati, care ma inspirau mereu
-haine de calitate la un pret foarte accesibil
O parte din mine a ramas acolo, chiar daca se afla in partea cealalta a lumii…
Was very busy with work, but I still had some free time for my hobby!
in the mean time, my husband found in an brand store an Romanian blouse, from Forever 21! it was a surprise for me! of course it was not a hand made, but seeing my traditional blouse in an american store was something unique!
Here is some of my work!
Me at the japanese restaurant, in Juneau, blogging!
Thank you for watching! Many kisses from Alaska!
The last few weeks passed like a dream! The weather is to warm for these places but I enjoyed it very much!
Victoria, Canada has always been warm for us! We ate at Subway and went shopping!
After few days we reached San Francisco!
We ate at the Panda Express! Nice rice noodles and fried rice!
We took pictures on the run, as you saw in the previous post!
I started doing embroidery lately as well! I am still at the beginning! I have to work harder on it! But I really want to make my own Traditional Romanian blouse!
See you soon!