Monday, December 27, 2010

Christmas blankets

In the frosty cold winter season you need a cosy and warming blanket. And for the holiday season it would be lovely if your blanket is of a shining christmas red. And how sweet would be a christmas tree on it?
I made 2 blankets for my parents for christmas. This is how they look:

 And of course Lilly loves it.
 Me too. And what do you think of it?

Christmas on the wall

That's our kitchen wall before the christmas season:
These are fruits and vegetable prints in thin frames in dark red matching the colour of the adjacent wall.
For the christmas season I wanted to have something more seasonal. So I searched for pretty pictures and wall arts and that's how it turned out:

Beautiful and seasonal. I like it.
I'll be linking this post to the graphicsfairy's Brag Monday.
keep calm and merry on: 
keep calm and carol on:
snowy angel girl: 
 j - o - y: sorry, I don't know where I found these
 star joy angels - subway art: 
 snow girl: 

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Travel journal

A few month ago my friend and I were travelling through Thailand. We had a very good time and did see a lot of exciting, beautiful and interesting things.
And to keep all these stories and memories for later times I thought it would be a good idea to carry a travel journal with you. So I made one for my friend and gave it to her right at the airport waiting for our flight and our journey to start.
I took a simple note book, covered it with cute paper and placed some postmarked stamps and a label on it.


As my friend really liked her journal I think this could be also a sweet idea for putting it under the christmas tree for your lovelies. Don't you think so? 

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

1st December ... Advent Calendar

Yep, we have already starting December. 
This was too fast for me ... I could not get our advent calendar finished. I simply "blame" it on my flu that put me down.

Here is what I could have done so far: I bought the 24 stockings, ironed them ...

 ... and sewed 24 loops on to them.
The plan was to sew a hanging in red and white in a patchwork-style and then to sew 24 buttons on it for attaching the stockings on the hanging.
But as I could not finish the hanging in time I already filled the stockings with lovely small presents for us.
Hope, I can finish the hanging shortly, would look so much lovelier. And we would enjoy opening the next stockings even more.
So I need to get well very very soon.

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Advent season

Advent season started. Christmas is not far off. 
We already had some snow.
Christmas shopping not started yet. Still to come. Oh, where is the shopping list? Ah yeah, right...also still to be done.
So we enjoy a peaceful 1st Advent - lookoing forward to Christmas to come.
Wish you the same. 

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Paris is my 1st patchwork

Finally I tried it... my 1st patchwork project. After having read some good instructions I gave it a try. I measured, cut and sewed as accurate as possible so that the patches matches perfectly together. 
In between good ironing.
And then it was finished...my 1st nice patchwork top. The lovely Paris picture in the middle is from the adorable graphicsfairy. I love Karen's graphics already for so long. Thanks for sharing all these beautiful graphics.
Then some more sewing. Et voilà ... here is my Eiffel Tower pillow. I was pretty proud as it worked out so well.

I hope you agree?
I'll be linking this post to the graphicsfairy's Brag Monday.

Monday, October 25, 2010

Lisa + Kim

There are new kitties at my parents' home. They' re from the same farm like our Lilly.
They look quite the same except Lisa has shiny white booties.

Welcome home sweeties!

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Fri + Fra

Happy birthday to you lovelies. Wish you luck and happiness for all what is waiting for you and your beloved ones.

Monday, August 9, 2010

Little bag for girls stuff

I made this little bag for a friend who likes owls. And I knew she would love the fabric with dark base and so beautiful flowers. The lining is again made of the white-red-fabric I already used for the giraffe bag.


And this is how it looked finally as a cute birthday present: with a little book to keep all good secrets and 2 small hair slides with owls.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010


I love my flowers. 
They shine in so many colours. 
They never fade. 
I can take them with me to wherever I want.
They apologize if I forget to water them.
They make me smile.

There can't be enough of them.

Sunday, July 25, 2010


We three had a nice and calm weekend.
This is how it started...get up late and slowly:

... have a delicious and big breakfast. We tried a new little cafè around the corner (saving the dish washing) -- good and comfy. Then a little stroll and on the way back home we made a stop at our weekend bakery. We were so relaxed we just forgot to take the cake we chose with us.
Back home it was already time to take a little nap.

Hey, what are you doing with my best friend?

Her best friend urgently needed a shower and then wanted to dry on the fresh air. Yes, Isbjörn, we will comb your hair then.

And how was your weekend? And what do you think about my new glasses?

Wednesday, July 14, 2010


I made this bag for a giraffe lover. The outer front and back side are made of grey fabric with cream flowers, the side part has the same pattern but the flowers are now grey on creme ground.

For the lining I chose a cream fabric with a bright red pattern. The red colour matches perfectly the grey from the outside.
The giraffe has a shiny black eye so it can see the world. Keep your eyes open, perhaps you can see this lovely giraffe on your way.

Thursday, July 1, 2010


Another dress make over... I bought this dress a good 5 or even more years ago. I immediately fell in love with this cute millefleur pattern. 

But somehow I always thought the dress needs some more length. So I took an old cardigan of really fleecy fabric and made not only the dress longer but also new straps and some ruffles.

Now the question is: which dress do you like more? The turquoise or the red one? For me it's the red one.

Monday, June 28, 2010


From my trip to Copenhagen I brought a dress of lovely turquoise and light fabric. Just right for the summer. But the cutting was a bit too unfavourable and put a bad light on my figure. The skirt of the dress was too long and much too wide. So in a 1st step I shortened the hem and in a 2nd step I made the skirt narrower. 
This is how the dress looked like after these 1st two steps (I'm afraid I forgot to take a before picture):
What you can see on top of the dress form is a string of lights which can easily be removed - but gives my cabinet a nice and soft light in the evenings.
I removed the spaghetti straps and re-used them to make a sweet bow. The shortening of the dress gave me some extra fabric I could use for making broader straps and a cute flower adorning one of the straps.

Now the dress looks so much better than before. I just love the flower and the bow. And of course the colour.

Monday, June 21, 2010

Pale pink with hearts

You see these lovely pairs of cosy slippers? I like both of them: one pair is pale pink and has embroidered hearts; the other one is shiny red with white polka dots. I wish one of these would warm my feet at home.

Instead I bought these for my lovely lady guests. So I have a little feeling of envy in me. But I'm always happy when the girls come around and I can take these lovely slippers out of our shoe cabinet to hand them to the girls.

My own ones are of such poor condition I don't dare to show you. Only a few words: old, raddled, holey soles.
I really need to go and find some nice new ones for myself.
But where could I find nicer slippers than the ones above?

Thursday, June 17, 2010


... was birthday time.
Wish you all the best. Good luck for all what's coming up for you.
You'll make it.

Monday, June 14, 2010

Sun in the bedroom

This is how one corner of our bedroom looks right now. As you can see we are hiding a part of our wardrobe behind the curtains. And as it's quite springlike outside (aahh right, it's supposed to be summer - but seems the summer needs to take a little break after a really very sunny last week) I thought it's time to bring a bit of sunny and lively colour in the room.

So I took this sweet orange fabric with a nice floral design and lovely birds (I love birds and I hope Lilly didn't hear that) to sew new curtains. The fabric already waited quite a year for getting out of its closet. Got it as a present from my luv. As I need a pair of curtains of 3 m length the cutting and handling of the fabric was a bit tricky.

Of course Lilly also checked the fabric. Think she loves it.

The lower and side edges are now seamed. What still needs to be done are the binding ribbons for the top - 24 pair of binding ribbons!!! This will take a bit of time as I'm put out of action in the moment.

But Lilly is happy I'm joining her the whole day.

Hope I can finish my sunshine project very soon and hope you will like it too.