Samstag, 25. Dezember 2010

'tis the season...

I hope you're enjoying the holidays and relaxing a little so you can start the new year with a lot of energy and full of beans (do you really say so in english ? ;-) ).

I just wanna give you some impressions of my christmas activities although I can't show you all until I gave all the selfmade presents away.

And for the last cozy days of the year I have a beautiful suggestion for you:
If you like to read illustrated stories that'll warm your heart, enjoy
the very beginning of the Wormworldsaga! :-)

Merry Christmas everyone!

Donnerstag, 16. Dezember 2010

I'm so weak...

When I saw this fabric I urgently needed an excuse to buy it... and after a little thinking I got it:
I could make a little pouch for all the documents I'll need in the hospital... great! I bought a generous amount of it and made this:

(...and I'm so happy to have at least a yard left for other projects :-) )

Handmade Christmas Presents # 2

Today I finished these cute tiny embroidered lavender bags for a friend. I'm glad that some didn't look perfect enough to give it away - soooooo I can keep them :-)

Handmade Christmas Presents # 1

Look at these reversible bags I've made. It was really easy - I used a free pattern from Novita Estiti at and it worked out great. As the bags are for two teenage girls I chose this stylish black plastic fabric and combined it with the purple one. And to make it more personal I attached the initial of each girl on the bag. I hope they'll like it.


Finally I made the nesting for the bassinet.
Again a project that appeared to be simple turned out to be super complicated. I really was about to despair as I tried to make a pattern for the nesting... again the same problem as with the bellybands. For the rounded parts of the nesting I needed to make a pattern of a cone without end. ... It reminded me so much of my traumatic math lessons at school that if it wasn't for my husband who convinced me to continue and who helped me to figure out the right proportions of the pattern I'm sure that I would have thrown all away in anger.
But all's well that ends well and so I can proudly present the finished bassinet nesting! Enjoy.

Soon I will show you the mobile I made for it, too. So stay tuned!

Freitag, 10. Dezember 2010

Boy... I'm late

I don't know why, but I was not able to make my christmas door decoration until yesterday... There was always something distracting me.

But now I'm relieved that it's done and welcomes friends and family members.

Freitag, 3. Dezember 2010

Look who I found in my garden today :-)

Do you know him?

It's "My neighbour Totoro" - one of my favourite figures of the Studio Ghibli films. He's so cute and calm and slow and cozy...
So I decided to make a Totoro music box for the baby. Who wouldn't be calm and balanced with a music box like that? :-)

I ordered a special baby music box - one that you can wash (The melody is "Somewhere over the rainbow" by the way). And then I made the stuffed Totoro all around it.

It took me some weals on my fingers and a lot of time, but I'm really proud of the result. I could keep cuddling him all the time :-)

Here are some more pics. For the last ones I turned him around, so you can see his back, too.