Saturday, January 7, 2012

Pushing the (stop) button

Hello 2012, goodbye blogland!

I decided to stop blogging at least for this year. I´ve got a lot ahead and need to focus on my priorities. Some decluttering is also needed to be done, so no time for time-consuming blogging.

It was a difficult decision to make, but I think it´s for the best right now.

So, thank you for your comments and compliments. I´m sure we´ll see again somewhere :)

Monday, October 10, 2011

Tutorial: fabric rosettes by Jessica Keith

I happened to find this tutorial which shows quite exactly the same way to make the rosettes as I did them.


Thursday, September 1, 2011

For my head

Just a little crafty output, for the impatient part of me ;)

And a perfect project for glue gun lovers.

You need a fabric strip, twist and glue it onto a felt or fabric circle. (I also reinforced the circle with interfacing.)

hair clips: H&M
fabric: Ditte (IKEA)

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Gone stripey

Do you know that IKEA Pello chair? Pretty boring cover, don´t you think? Yeah, right. I had to change it, finally.

It has been quite a brain twister, but I succeeded. The fact that I only had 2m of the fabric didn´t make it any easier (I have like 20cm left...).

I did not cut the old cover apart, I just traced around it. Also I didn´t sew in zippers, I used envelope closures instead.

Happy napping!

fabric: IKEA

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Baby bath towel

One of my fellow students got pregnant last year and born a girl this winter. As a farewell-gift and a welcome-to-earth-gift, I sewed a hooded baby bath towel.

(Thanks for the photo, C.!)
I used a very large towel and a smaller one, cut off the hems, sewed a smaller triangle as a hood onto the bigger part and finished it with bias tape.

Pretty simple, but cute and  (as confirmed) useful.

towels: IKEA

Friday, August 12, 2011

Making two out of one.

We bought a towel and it was my turn to take care of it.

I cut off the hems and then cut it in two. Finished with binding and that´s it ;)

towel/ binding fabric: IKEA

helpful tutorial for the egdes: Heather Bailey - Continous Quiltbinding (D-H)

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

The (red and) white stripes

I needed more pillows ;) So I sewed 2 inlets and 2 covers. 
Gosa slan cushions from IKEA are a perfect source for cheap fiberfill!
(one of size 80x80cm will make two inlets of 50x50cm)

To soften the stripe-pattern I also crocheted a scalloped trim.

I´ll probably do more crochet trims and add them to both covers. What do you think?

I´m already working on patterns and tutorials for my latest crochet works. So, keep checking once in a while!

fabric, filling: IKEA

Monday, August 8, 2011

It´s time for some nerdy stuff!

I found another version of the window cathedral quilt the other day and had to try it.
It´s amazingly simple and so pretty!

Does anyone of you play Xbox?

It was pretty hard to find a grey fabric that fitted. Eventually I even found a silvery one!

I don´t know the source for the tutorial anymore. Maybe I should do my own ;)

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Polkadots everywhere!

I *love* polkadots. And recently I found some cute fabric not knowing what to do with it. Later, it was pretty obvious it has to become a curtain for my sewing room!

Since I have no fun pom-pom trim, I crocheted it myself. 80cm and a lot of work.


crochet yarn: Catania by Schachenmayr #128, #222, #219

Thursday, August 4, 2011

An old machine embroidered pillow cover...

I never showed you.
It was a gift for my boyfriend, probably 3 years ago.


I still remember it was hard work because I didn´t use freemotion quilting (I´m not sure I even knew that this technique existed).

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Will I ever have enough bags?

No, I won´t!

I sewed this one a while ago, in May or June. I needed something basic but bright. My other bags are often very dark colored...
The crochet flowers were made without any pattern and handstitched (I dislike it) on the bag during the trip to the WGT.

It´s very roomy and convenient, yet so simple and fast to sew.

pattern: free reversible bag pattern found online

Sunday, July 31, 2011

It´s getting brighter in my purse!

I had this black and boring drawstring bag for my mobile and I wanted to get rid of it. It was a makeshift solution anyways.

And that´s the substitute:

For me, it has a Caribbean touch to it.

pattern: none

Friday, July 29, 2011

Black and pink utilities

For Jule´s birthday Bekki and me embellished some towels. She did the ones for the bathroom in blue and brown and my task were the pink and black ones for the kitchen (2 of each color).

I used trim, zig zag trim and fabric strips.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

When skies are grey, you should paint

your planting pots!



I used acrylic paint (basic colors) and mixed them to my liking. I still need to paint the remaining saucers white.

And because I wanted to decorate the kitchen, I used the colors for a canvas.
Pretty easy, but still beautiful :)

Monday, June 20, 2011

craft room redecoration

I was so full of motivation the one day, that I did some decoration for the sewing room (still too much white walls!).

The miniature hat was made by Nachtdrossel for WGT 2009 for me. It needed an appropiate long-term residence, as well as the white frame and purple canvas.

The folders hold my Burda magazines and my sewing patterns. I glued gift paper on them. (Sorry, for the crappy pictures...)

And now I´m going to reveal how my entire craft room looks like now ;)