Sonntag, 24. August 2014

Funny...

... life is fine, I take pics, I make things, but I do not get into this space as often as I used to come.

I made my everyday trousers for summer myself this year - I loved the colourful fabrics from vlisco and an easy japanese pattern.

I bought a sweater at desigual with something like sashiko on it.
Now I have a reason to cut into another vlisco print that will go perfect with the sweater.


Donnerstag, 21. August 2014

autumn

The leaves are not colourful yet, but the weather gets cooler. The blueberries are ripe, blue and sweet.
The autumn flowers start to bloom. Sweater weather.

Sonntag, 10. August 2014

Bugs and butterflies





I visited a butterfly farm today.
They had some bugs and spiders, too.
Do you love beautiful pics of bugs?
I love this book (second pic) with beautiful painted bugs.
And there are artists out there who try to make them out of fabric, leather, yarn.
I could not resist this book (last pic).

Samstag, 2. August 2014

Jersey 2014











One beautiful week at the seaside in 2014.

Donnerstag, 24. Juli 2014

Holidays

I wanted to do so much before my holidays - and finished just a little bit like alltimes. ;-)

How are you?

Samstag, 19. Juli 2014

On bags

When I need a new leather bag I prefer to buy locally. Yes, I can:
Near Hannover Bree has its headquarter and I love their style.

When I need a fabric bag for grocery I use the Ratzfatztasche pattern to make my own.
I just love how easy they are.

When I want a more fashionable bag I make the sling bag pattern by Amy Butler.
I love to use heavy Echino fabric for this one so I do not need to add an extra layer of fabric like the pattern requests.

For my bags I like to use corduroy for the handles - I made the first ones with fabric, but corduroy has a much better feeling when you use it.

What are you doing these days?

I just finished a Sling bag last week.

Donnerstag, 17. Juli 2014

How to start - part II

I just found a good resource here: Tilly and the buttons. You will find a guide for beginners with no background in sewing to get you through the first steps of sewing.

Oh, do not forget to read the directions of the pattern before you start. American pattern mostly include the sewing allowance, European and Japanese pattern do not include it and you have to add it yourself.

I use sewing chalk or old soap bars to mark the fabric.