12 Jun 2020

I made in May and June

 Always pouches -  I found something in internet:
It is by Sewcanshe.com and the pattern is called ZOLA PEN CASE.

I made one for myself - the one in front - very colorful - I like it
the one on top for my boss, ie. husband. It is well serving - everything
fits in what otherwise is lying around the table.

The long zipper is attached with a snap button

The inserted sides are a bit tricky to do

But I am happy how it turned out. The other two cases will
be a gift for two very nice young guys

Instagram is very inspirational. I am following Mirjamtextiles‘
post with her microscopic stitcheries - so enchanting - I got
her tutorial - and started - rather poorly. But - it will be better

A yellow silk patch surrounded with buttonhole stitches

The second row of buttonhole stitches started - It  ressembles
needlelace which I love very much.

But then - again a pouch made of a sample with stitches I
learned from Sharon B.‘s Pintangle posts

It is a piece of commercial print - 
I always need some little gifts

A photo of our flooded gravel pit - Baggersee - shut down
some time ago - it is our recreational lake for swimming and
fishing - no boats are allowed.

23 Apr 2020

Green - so much green and felted slippers

It is green where we are biking

I am looking up from the ground to the top

In front of the house - Azalea - in blossom for only a short time

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Knitted slippers - to compare the size I placed socks
German size 42 near the monster slippers

Out of the washing machine

and then shaped - next step - cutting out the soles

During the Corona lock-down ebay ordering is the solution
I will cut the soles and make holes around the rim
and sew them on by hand

17 Feb 2020

You can never have too many

A new pouch - you can never have too many
Japanese fabric bought 25 years ago - such a good quality

I lined it with a light yellow fabric - it facilitates the finding of

There are many layers to sew over - with a jeans needle
and care it is possible

I hide the seam allowance with a bias strip

And it is nice and clean looking

It is kind of a tray with much space

The zipper

and the other 

There are some youtube videos about the how-to
I found out that Dehem Créations is the best for me
It is called „Trousse Zippée Charlotte“
It is in French but Monique is showing it so detailed that it
can be understood so very well 

The link for the blog - 

I watched just the video and could find out the pattern there.

15 Jan 2020

Mending and remembering

Old sweater - in fact not SO very old but haunted by moths -
since I love to repair all things because it is meditative
I unravelled the lower part where the wholes were and
knitted downwards
About the age: It might be 25 years - good wool
 - seldom worn - machine knitted by a friend.

Color is something like greenish blue - more the first pic
I knitted about 5 cm from top to bottom - I think it is pretty
good and wearable.

From time to time I am looking at my fake chocolates

and stumpwork - 4 square cm
the first one depicts Clara Schumann (1829-1896),
Clara Schumann was the pianist wife of Robert

The rest ist fantasy

It is mid-january - no snow about 8°C during the day

17 Dec 2019

Creating in December

A little bit inspired by Janet Bolton‘s class for angels I had the idea
to make hang-ons for cookie-parcels
They are made of white 3mm felt dressed up with tiny bits of fabric
delicate ribbon-wings - a bit of stitching for the face, hair of what came 
out of my thread box -  and - my face powder for the angel‘s face to look fresh

Baking Stollen-Konfekt

and much more baking by DH to fill the parcels which are
hiding behind the angels

My interest got suddenly caught by paper folding, origami - 
searching Internet I found many interesting folding techniques

Instagram connection mycrossdrops told me about a scoring board
for easily scoring exact straight lines - she made lovely little
objects to fill with small gifts (Instagram mycrossdrops)
it is the perfect tool for paper folding
and guess what - I own one now - I made myself a Christmas present.

Baubles - thanks to youtubers: Hattifant - Triskele Paper Globe
and Mixed-up Craft Orb Decoration

A nine-patch of creations in 2019