Sunday, 12 June 2011

Just found this fantastic web page. Lots of wonderderful sewing advice and super cute ribbon in the shop. I looked at it in German but I think they have an English version as well. I don't know if I am the last one to find this, but just in case, here is the link

Fantastic book

I got this book a while back and finally made something out of it. K. loves her skirt, it is comfy and a little bit like a dressing up skirt ...just right for a little princess. The patterns are easy to follow and there are even some lovely ideas for boys in there. I will have to get some knitted fabric for the t-shirts, they look very comfy.

A bag

I made this bag for our friends daughter, she seems to like it and uses it as a school bag. Isn't it fun, when the things you made get used and loved. I love making presents, so much more satisfying than just choosing something from the shops...that reminds me, that I should better get back to my sister's wedding gift.

Monday, 6 June 2011

It has been a long time

Wow, has it really been this long? I think I know the reason...we had the most amazing weather since March, lots of sunshine and hardly any rain = lots of outside play and hardly any sewing + 5th birthday, visit from parents and Holidays and the result is no blogging for months.
But just to show my cousin that I have not been lazy, here is the quilt I made for my sister's godchild. I followed an idea I have seen on Little Birdie Secret's blog, it was so much fun and didn't take ages. And I am working on a couple of surprises for my sister's wedding.
One very important event in the last two weeks: my new sewing machine arrived. It is a Silver Viscount 1050 (really helpful shop and best price I could find) and I love it. I don't know how it compares to the big brands but it seems fantastic value for money. So far it does more than I thought it would and I feel like a kid in a toy shop trying out all the functions it comes with. Isn't it sad that I get excited that I can write by sewing, no mare iron in labels for my girls!