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?…

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…

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…