Thursday, December 06, 2007
I made a couple of matryoshka keyrings and more piggy banks for my dawanda shop. How do you like them?
On Dawanda you can currently find an Advents calendar. The motto changes every day and products can be ordered with no shipping costs (on that day, for national delivery only). But beware, the calendar started early, so today you can open window no. 11! If you live in Germany, go to the German Adventskalender !
Monday, November 05, 2007
Monday, September 24, 2007
Thursday, July 26, 2007
Monday, July 23, 2007
Sunday, July 15, 2007
I finished the sock monkey that I started on about a year ago.
I also stuffed a whale made from old jeans. I actually made two. One is for the christening of my niece's son. This second one is also for sale.
Saturday, June 30, 2007
It's from this book, but there is no pattern for it, it's in one of the photographs which are all very, very inspiring:
Yesterday I made some brownies and a quiche lorraine. If anyone would like a recipe, please leave a comment.
Tuesday, June 05, 2007
If you want to make a sock animal yourself, check out the instructions for the classic sock monkey here and here, there also is an elephant here. I love the sock dogs from this etsy-seller, e.g. I really like this dog, very sweet!
It's relatively easy to make different animals from the sock monkey patterns, be creative! There's also a brilliant looking Japanese craft book which I don't own. It's now available in English here and here (lots of pictures). It has patterns for a lot of different animals .
Sunday, May 27, 2007
Friday, May 25, 2007
I knitted this bag on commission for someone in Vienna. She had been looking for a long time for someone to make this bag for her.
It's a clutch. It was knitted using very thick wool and I made a matching lining. The last rows of stitches were transfered to wooden spars. I think it turned out very nicely. I hope she likes it.
Thursday, May 17, 2007
Tuesday, May 15, 2007
A pair of white linen pants for a toddler (size 86) with one back pocket - very simple - sometimes one really is fed up with all the cutesy and colourful clothes.
And a tote bag from a beautiful Japanese craft book available here . I used printed linen and checked bias binding.
Saturday, April 28, 2007
The first book is a marvellous book for those of you who are interested in needle felting. There are loads of very cute dogs (88 p, nearly 500 g, shipping in FRG would be 2,40 EUR, the book itself will be 18,00 EUR).
This next book has a lot of very nice booties in different sizes. 63 p. I am selling it for 18,00 EUR plus shipping cost.
I have got two copies of this little patchwork book, so I am selling one of them. 47 p full with lovely sewing projects with very clear Japanese instructions. This will go for 6 EUR plus postage. Drop me a line if you are interested!
Einige Rubriken sind noch ungefüllt, bei einigen habe ich mit dem Einstellen schon angefangen!
Über die Preise läßt sich natürlich reden, ist ja ein Flohmarkt!
Tuesday, April 24, 2007
Saturday, April 21, 2007
I really looked forward to Lotta Jansdotter's "Simple Sewing" which got so many good reviews on other blogs. It's a nice book, very good design, excellent pix, practical spiral binding, patterns in a little envelope and one cannot not love the fabrics - but the projects are too simple for my taste. I don't need a pattern to sew a dish cloth, napkins or a tote. On the whole I was a bit disappointed. It's a very inspiring book and probably excellent for a beginner - but not for me, I am afraid.
The second book is "Simple Sewing with a French Twist" by Céline Dupuy. Again, a very nice book, it offers a lot of inspiration but it also has its downsides. Some projects really look simple but I think that more instructions and helpful tips are needed to see them through. A more experiended crafter can manage well but will probably find the projects too simple. This book is very thick and would profit immensely from a spiral binding! I also miss the patterns. There aren't so many to begin with, so they could have been included - there are patterns on only 4 pages at the back of the book that need to be enlarged.
Wednesday, April 18, 2007
It's available on DaWanda.
Underneath the case there is a WIP. I am quite sure that I won't be able to sew it with my ailing sewing machine but I will try! So far, everything has been sewn by hand.
Monday, April 16, 2007
Friday, April 13, 2007
Saturday, March 31, 2007
I used some industrial felt, flowery cotton for the legs, pearls for the eyes and the little piggy tail was made from cotton yarn. It would have been much easier and faster had I also used felt for the legs... it took ages to turn the little legs inside out! I am quite pleased with the result!
Everybody's making tissue holders these days. As it's a small project and doesn't require a lot of sewing, I made a couple of them from my fabric stash:
Nothing spectacular but I am pleased to have made something. I definitely need a new sewing machine...