A year ago I had made myself a bag to go into my handbag, a bag for my electronic devices – my office ipad mini, my office mobile and my private mobile. I found this bag in a bag very practical and love it and used it constantly.Continue reading “Bag in a handbag No. 2”
In Germany we celebrate Labour Day on the first of May, but in the United States and Canada it is celebrated as national holiday on the first Monday in September since 1894. One or other embroidery designer offers a sale of this long weekend. So who wants to save today …
The daughter of a good friend turned 18 and her parents presented her with a short trip to Paris.Continue reading “Paris is always worth a visit”
When I found my UFO I was searching for a special fabric as a lining for a bag. Not just any bag but one as an envelope for a money present for a dear friend.Continue reading “Poppy Love”
When my embroidery machine was so long absent because of the necessary repairs I had feared that I would not have the time to make some embroidered presents for my children’s coaches. But as the repair was done in time I still could do it at the last moment. Und now that they are given I can show them here.Continue reading “End of school year presents for coaches”
Today in Germany Crafting Day is celebrated and thanks to my returned embroidery machine I did celebrate it with lots of embroidery. Oh, how I enjoyed that.Continue reading “Crafting Day 2019”
Birthday parties are wonderful, not only for one’s own birthday but also those of friends and family. Such a party means good food, meeting with old and new friends, good talks, perhaps even some dancing. Presents are of course also an issue! And for me giving gifts is as precious as receiving them myself.
This weekend I had the pleasure of giving presents to three friends celebrating their birthdays. The first present was decorated with the piano zipper bag by Urban Threads with a zipper charm by RockQueen. Though this desgin is without a lining I managed to enhance it with a lining thanks to my experience with the zipper bags by Individual Pieces and RockQueen as well as the „Go To“ button of my machine. Originally I had intended that design for myself but have done it now thrice for other people. Last year for a friend’s voucher for concert and for my son’s classmate as a christmas present. Now I a wondering if I ever will have time to do it for myself.
The second jubilant whished for some funds to a journey. But a simple voucher card seemed not adequat. Therefore I sewed a sheath for 2 passports, credit cards, funds and tickets to put the money into. This is not only pretty but also helpful for a journey. I used cork fabric and snapppap which I decorated with two little embroidery designs by RockQueen.
The third present was adorned with a personal sign for a carnival lover (design by RockQueen).
All celebrants were very happy with the presents and I with them.
Since my first sewing workshop I always take my sewing machine with me in order to be certain of having a clean, working machine and of having all accessoires that I use at home at hand. As the parking deck is directly below the workshop rooms I always took the machine with only its dust cover. But this year it was quite hard for me as she is not light-weighed with its 11 kg.Continue reading “A travel bag for the sewing machine?!”
When I did the test stitching for the easter bunny and spring flowers for Individual Pieces a couple of weeks ago I knew immediately that I would do another windmill bag after the pattern of the Smilla Blog with them. This little project I had planned for the workhop but I did not have time for it.Continue reading “Workshop subsequent work – a mindmill bag”
At my first patchwork quilt workshop two years ago one of the participants had a self-made bag for her cutting mat and her rulers. I loved that idea and immediately put this idea on my project list. Since than I have been collecting fabric with sewing related designs and bought a small cutting mat (60cm x 45cm by Vorwerk) as well a several different patchwork rulers (by Omnigrid). And now I have finally found time to sew the bag.Continue reading “Workshop Day 3 – Bag for my cutting mat and rulers”