After my Caspar and my Balthasar (that are the roles my children play in their star singer group each year) are clad for the star singing with a cape, jacket hiders, a lantern, caps and crowns, I needed also something for my role of camel – carrying the load in a pretty bag.Continue reading “20-C+M+B-20”
For my children and me it is hard to get up early on a Sunday morning to be in time for the star singing. Especially when the weather is rather uncomfortable rainy – lucky that I managed to finish the new caps. But we are lucky and the rain stops in time. So the children and I wander singing around the block.Continue reading “Happy to go star singing on a gloomy day”
After my children got new star singer capes they also need new caps in the same colors as the capes – especially with weather forecast promising wind and rain on the appointed star singing weekend. Enough fabric is left and a nice pattern for a cap is also found already.Continue reading “For star singing warm ears are required”
Having prepared the pinned bias tape yesterday I only wanted to quickly sew it today. But the machine did not want to do it. Either the bobbinthread crimped the material, ripped or did not come up at all. I became so frustraded that I almost wanted to stop the project entirely.Continue reading “Only thing left to do …”
Isn’t it the dream of every sewist to finish a sewing project in one day? Well, at least it is my wish. But my reality is different.Continue reading “Little sewing steps”
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.
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”
Only two nights left until the first advent. Time to decorate for the season and get into christmas mood! Today I fetched the box with the seasonal decoration out of the cellar to start decorating early tomorrow morning. On top of the box I found Continue reading “Seasonal table decoration”
Today the preparation group for the star singers 2019 started. Though it is already the 7th year for my children they are still very fond of it. This tradition started six years ago when the my daughter’s class teacher inspired the children for this honorary office.
During the first year my daughter wore a cape out of the church’s stash. But there were some children with capes that their Grandparents had provided that were prettier than the ones of the church. Therefore Continue reading “Star singers”