Sweaters galore!

After I had finished my purple sweater (and already started the blue one) the girls were both screaming for one, too. So here’s the whole collection. The patterns are Lady Hood Rockers and Autumn Rockers for the kids. Both patterns are completely free and I looooove them! (Careful: the pattern sizes are quite small. I…

Finally sewing again!

After a long break from any creative activities whatsoever I’m finally getting around to sewing again! Here are my latest projects: The girls have each started playing the recorder, so I’ve made them a bit nicer pouches than the plastic ones they came with. Btw, those colorful instruments are by Yamaha, extremely cheap and actually…

“Life-Long-Budo” Sweater

I’ve just been to Japan where I attended a week-long Karate training course. As always, there was a t-shirt and I usually looove these shirts. But this time it was made of some sort of synthetic material that was just a complete “no way” to me. So what to do? Throw it away? Give it away?…

Awesome Bandana Tutorial

Sooooooo… I’ve been wanting to make one of these for ages. My very favorite one has a lot of holes in it, so I took it apart and figured the whole thing out – and it’s really quite easy. So here’s my tutorial for an awesome no-tie bandana… for bad hair days! 😉    …

Purple Dream

So, I finally got around to sewing something for myself again. I’ve had this pattern for quite some time – since the day when I went crazy and ordered about 8 patterns from farbenmix.de. This one is called Florina. The cutting and sewing was amazingly fast, but the neck took hours on end – as…

Why make it plain?

I finished this jacket a while ago but never got around to taking pictures. Might be because the weather was so terrible. 😉 The pattern is called Lady Bella by Farbenmix. They have a wonderful website (also in English) with beautiful patterns and lots of pictures of sewn examples – though in this case they all…

Sewing machine mendhi and a beautiful top

A while ago the lady from my favorite sewing blog posted a tutorial for  “mendhi” on the sewing machine. Mendhi is the traditional form of hand painting used by Indian women – beautiful patterns drawn with henna. For sewing machine mendhi you use the patterns your machine has to offer to create beautiful designs. I’ve finally managed to try…

Can’t live without it: wrist pincushion

Right, so I already had one. And I used it all the time. But it was bought at Aldi and – let’s face it – it was a piece of junk. It was uncomfortable and impossible to close with one hand. I looked for quite a while in stores and online, but didn’t see anything…