Eight month ago my daughter and her best friend made shirt Pia (pattern by pattydoo). When then wanted to meet yesterday and wear their Pias they noticed that they had outgrown it. Oh dear, they are both grown at least 2 inches since then! Of course they asked me to do another one with them.Continue reading “Our new friend Maxi”
After the excitement of my daughter’s needle accident at the end of my November quilt workshop I had planned to participate in the spring workshop without children. But because my embroidery machine is broken I could not finish my embroidery quilt pieces as I had hoped. So, when my son absolutely wanted to join me in order to make a pillow and a bag complementing his pirates’ quilt I agreed. Therefore he joined me for two days and was very busy.Continue reading “Workshop days 1 and 2 – Accessoires for the pirates’ quilt”
When the star singers go singing at the beginning of January it is often very cold and sometimes humid, too. Therefore the children of course wear warm jackets in order to not freeze to death. In my childhood jackets and coats were only availabe in dark colours – black, grey, blue and brown which was perfectly neutral to wear under a star singer cape. But nowadays jackets are more colourful which is much nicer for the children in everyday wear. But with the star singer capes this is not nice as the colours blur the impression of the capes.
Today is Santa Claus’ Day. Of course there was not only a plate put outside but also boots and self-sewn stockings that I made with the children 2 years ago. These are Continue reading “Elf socks for Santa Claus”
Unfortunately my childeren are grown out of their star singer capes after four years. Therefore I had to sew new ones a the beginning of this year. This time they Continue reading “Star singer capes, version 2”
After the fright from yesterday is over, I now can show and tell you about the very good sewing result from my daughter.
When my daughter chose her 6 or 7 fabric for her quilt half a year ago to my surprise she wanted to have pink colours together with white and turquoise. I was surprised as she prefers blue to pink so far. But I liked her harmonic choice of fabrics and colours but why did she want to have solid coloured fabric to her pretty patterned ones? Continue reading “Workshop Day 3: ballet quilt”
For today was planned that I introduced the quilts that my daugther and I finished today. Well, they actually are done but as life is something else happened that occupies our thoughts at them moment so that I will write about that instead. But this is only for people with strong nerves. If you cannot see blood, do NOT read on. Continue reading “Workhop Day 3: An unexpected ending”
My childeren loved my africa wall hanging and my first christmas wall hanging so much, that they wanted to sew their own quilts. So they joined me at the workshop in March. But the time only allowed cutting the fabric and piecing part of the front. Now during the November workshop they want to finish their quilt. Today Continue reading “Workshop Day 2: pirates’ quilt”
Finally the long awaited first day of our workshop has arrived. With 3 bags and my sewing machine my daughter and I went to the course. Now three hours later we are quite exausted, and I am a little disappointed. Again I have Continue reading “Workshop Day 1: Crazy Patchwork”