28 Mar 2021

Utility Art - a cushion

To be honest - I am looking for inspiration through
Pinterest and found „tracystilwell.blogspot.com“
She made a wonderful face with fabrics - it was like
a lightning for me

I had the background already made a few years ago - it was
much to red for my feel - covering part of it with this face
was  the perfect idea.
Also the leaves were hoarded in a box

So what?
To the machine and out with all scraps and material to start

This is the result of this creative afternoon
I love her - she is optimistically looking at me when I pass
the fauteuil.

Miniature fabric boxes

The urge to sew - no wonder - nothing else can be done
during the corona virus epidemic

Fabric boxes for stuff of all kinds

Each little box ist different. I tried a lot of different 

So all are a bit different in size.

My not very nice but practical working box is easy to reach
and always near my comfortable place in the living room
because this is mainly done by hand

What I keep in my very first experimental  box 

When it is spring

Whatever is the name, there are lots of them ...
we gather it in spring and flavor our salad with it

The flowers are not out as yet - I painted them. They are like
small white stars.

And then the salad - also good for soups and any other dish
where you would put parsley in

Leaves are favorite actors in my work
This will be a  cushion - I call it utility art

Little fabric book

Fabric books -
Being in a facebook group about fabric books it was good
to look through things gathered and made over the years.
and to find a place for them.

Those two down are my favorites - pulled threads and needle lace.
I like to make holes!

Front side 

Back side with date of creation (Corona time)

1 Mar 2021

Angelikas birthday portrait

Here you are - Angelikas birthday was in January
I could not post it earlier.
It was a surprise.

But then I forgot about it
So this post comes a little late.

A portrait without session, out of my memory
My imagination gave her a Corona hairdo:

A little machine sewing for the background 
the rest ist made by hand.

Scarf - Corona knitting

Knitting project - long scarf - 

The wool: Mille Colori Baby - by Lang Yarns
and it is really soft and warm - good for babies and grandmas

This wool makes the change of colors by itself

The zig-zag ist made like this: Cast on a number of stitches
which can be divided by 12 - plus two stitches. I had 96 stitches
plus 2 stitches on my needles.
First row: Start with 1 stitch - 
knit 5 stitches - knit 2 stitches together - knit 4 stitches - 
two stitches out of the next stitch - continue till the end - 
finish with 1 stitch.
Second row: knit all stitches,
All other rows: Repeat 1. and 2. rows


Go on knitting, till you reach about 1,80 m.
Don‘t give in before!
But take care not to make mistakes in counting.

For your help use stitch markers every 12 stitches -

Go on knitting while you are waiting after your Corona

Knit about 3 months - or less if you are a fast kitter.
I used a bit more than 250 g of the Mille Colori Baby Yarn
And I liked the idea to make fringes as a finish.

This is my left-over Yarn - I love left-overs - to touch it
and enjoy the feel.

18 Nov 2020

Birthday card - a new knitting project

Nelly‘s birthday during the corona pandemic
We will not be able to have our monthly meeting
So Nelly gets a postcard - homemade or bought
with personal wishes. 

I made applique flowers and put them into a vase
A balloon in heartshape is topping it
I made also the envelope.  

New project which will last during the pandemic
and will keep my fingers busy

The knitting will go on in a later post.

4 Nov 2020

Lucky fish

The very inspirational Ann Wood published this lovely idea
Fish - lucky fish - they bring luck to the presentee
- if she or he believes in it -
Anyway - there will be a happy smile when the fish
is hanging from a wrapped gift for christmas
You can find her on Instagram and her website is

Some of her tutorials are free - others you can buy

Much fun to make them

Bags pouches

A collections of pouches which I am using
Project bags are so practical - for hiding unfinished objects
I try to sell some of them

These pouches are planned as give-aways

The pouch with the diagonally set-in zipper was shown in the 
German magazine Patchwork Spezial - 

This is the latest project bag - I made two of this kind
and I show them in the facebook market place for sale
Not much interest up to now. I think 20 € is not too overpriced