Since my daughter was in prepschool, we sew together once in a while. Sometimes she wants to sew when her friends are visiting: a bag, a stuffed toy or a dolls sleeping bag we did so far. When my daughter best friend stayed over night the other day they had the idea to sew. But this time Continue reading “Girls shirt Pia – the first one”
Since I tried the first in-the-Hoop bag they have become my favourite project – as a present for friends, for my personal things (i.e. my electronical devices) or for this and that (i.e. zipper bag for my new egg spoons made of horn). I am especially thrilled by Continue reading “Spacey three-dimensional bags for every occasion”
During our holidays in Danmark Marianne Blomgren asked me to join her visiting a crafting fair, which was very inspiring: the newest fabric trends, colorful yarn and thread, pretty embroidery and crocheting. At the stall of Continue reading “Horn – a special material”
Ten Days ago I stitched the first autumnal Ballerina by EmbroiderLibrary. Seeing this my daughter wished for Continue reading “Autumn Flowers Ballerinas”
Before our holidays FruBlomgren set up a new contest themed Zakka. Zakka??? Never heard of that, what does it mean? Thanks to wikipedia I learned that Zakka is Continue reading “Zakka-World”
At the beginning of October I visited the Dutch fabric market and was very dissappointed that I could not find an autumnal themed fabric as I wanted to Continue reading “Sneak-Peak: Autumnal Table Runner”
Nowadays mobile phones are a part of everyday live – we use them barely as a telephone but more as camera, for writing, for hearing music, as a watch and as an alarm clock. Just one problem occurs – Continue reading “Resting Place for the Mobile Phone”
As already told I visited the Dutch Fabric Market last year with my sewing friends. While my fabric that I bought then is ripening my friend was quicker and sewed a shirt and a loop out of her fabric. The little left over pieces she gave to me as she knows that I like scraps for doing applications.
Seeing the scraps I immediately knew what to do with them – a small bag fitting to her new outfit. With the ready measurements of 19cm by 19cm it has room for a mobile phone, hankerchiefs and all the other small things that a woman needs for an outing. From my purchases last year I had some faux leather left that matched her fabric perfectly and so this little bag developed with the wonderful designs by FruBlomgren on a blank in-the-hoop bag by RockQueen – and of course with a motivational saying, as we hard working mothers need it from time to time. Thank God, greens are not my colours otherwise I might have kept that sweet little bag to myself.
At least I made up my mind and have the resolution that until the next market in Mai I will use one of my fabric for a dress or shirt and make myself a similar matching bag!
A woman can never have to many bags. Since I own an embroidery machine and tried for the first time an in the hoop made zipper bag I am doing zippper bags for every occasion. So I did one for my Continue reading “Bag in a Bag”
Such a wonderful golden autumn! When I was sewing a dress for myself in May I did not think that I would have so many opportunies to wear it this year. I rarely wear dresses but at a visit at the Dutch fabric market I had seen a panel that I immediately fell in love with: an Continue reading “Cat Dress”