Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Merry Christmas all my friends and their families!!!!

This was my handmade card for this year...soooooo cuuuuuuute :p


Tuesday, December 04, 2007

a mouse or a cat?

I made a mouse but my friend insisted it was a cat.
I made this mousie for my friend's 3 year old son and he loved it! At least he was playing with it all day; I guess in kids terms it means they like it?!

The pattern was taken from the book ' For Sweet Baby' (isbn4-07-246385-X), one of those cute Japanese books you just can't resist.

Here's some more pictures from the book in Angry Chicken's blog.


Friday, November 23, 2007

still sewing....

... believe it or not...

this beauty is used to hold plastic shopping bags and is now in a beautiful country kitchen. Perfect!


Friday, October 26, 2007

BBQ in Winter

It took me so long to update this blog that it's almost like a far distant memory...except for my friends, of course!!!
Here's some pics from my party in Bolton...

Only me to decide to have a bbq 'out of season'... and always struggling to get some coal...

Sunday, October 07, 2007

smells like...


I made this little sachet for C's mum.

This is the kind of stuff I come up with when I am totally bored and have nothing to do. Fortunately, it seems that Frau S. always has everything I need... and the lavender is from her garden, handpicked that day.

Friday, October 05, 2007

THE business card wallets!!

Here they are, the business card wallets finished sometime ago..but I hadn't had the chance to show them off yet....



Marie Louise's:


Aren't they so cute?


Thursday, August 30, 2007

Lake of Constance, Germany

Last weekend we went around the Lake of Constance, by bike. This Lake in the south of Germany is surrounded by three countries: Switzerland, Austria and Germany. We managed to do the biggest lake in 3 days, averaging 50Km per day. It's a really easy ride as it is flat all the was however very hot!!! Here are some of the pictures:

more pictures to follow...soon...xx

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

a dress...for ME!!!

Here's my latest work, a dress I made for myself to go to a wedding in Germany. I got the fabrics from an Asian shop. I love the fabrics at these shops! They usually come in a combination of three fabrics so you could make a typical asian outfit with: trousers, tunic and scarf. Here's the result...

And here's a detail of the is actually just tied with a pin I had and thought it matched perfectly...This has got to be my favoutite piece..the bag. The outside is made with the blue fabric (the same as the ribbon) and the inside is made with the same flowery fabric as the dress. There's also a small trim on the outside with the dress' fabric. I am so happy with the result! I got these frames a few weeks ago and this was the right opportunity to try them. Isn't it so cute... I have got a few more frames so now I can make some bags if anyone is interested....

Monday, August 20, 2007

more business card wallets

These are the new ones specially designed and handcrafted for four special ladies:
I will show more pictures in a couple of weeks when they receive them.... This is my new label....I thought I would make them myself...
And these are my homemade tags....I am deeply inlove with my sewing machine stamp. I had bought it ages ago and hadn't had the opportunity to use it. Here it is...

Sunday, August 12, 2007

Where have you been Ms????


Here's a couple of clues:

And finally..

The question is NOT 'How did I get it out?' ...

The real question is ' Why did I drive it in the first place???'

Duh..... :p

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

I've done it again

Following G's business card's mine..

I'm so happy with the result!!

And now, I have four orders!!!
These will be for Marie Louise who wants one like mine..and then Sam and Mags want something more like G's and another one for their friend Tina. These ladies were at the conference and have seen our business card holders..they immediately asked if I would make them one...Of Course !!!!!

Got to get this creative waves flowing...

keep watching this space.....


Friday, July 13, 2007


I've had my first attempt at 'amigurumi', a Japanese art to make crocheted dolls.
I got the dude pattern off crochet me.
The doll idea is from Rebecca Velasquez' amigurumi baby; only because pink yarn was all I had available :p
Of course hers is so much cuter! I love that tattoo.

The best part of my doll was making the diaper and I love how it looks...the worst was the yarn. I don't know what kind of yarn it is exactly but it kept twisting.

NOTE to self and others: try with a thicker yarn next time. It was really difficult to keep hold of that yarn.
Overall I'm quite pleased with it!!

Thursday, July 12, 2007

sew does ... she

I don't remember how I came across sewing and crafting blogs...probably some Google searching on a pattern or whatever.
The point is, it got me started with sewing again.
And I'm quite happy that my blog has got someone started with sewing again as well, my sister Nita. She's living in another country and my blog is sort of a way for her to see what I've been up to.
She's a fine seamstress... I have to say that, we've been to the same schools :)
She's learning how to knit socks ... and in the meantime she's been doing some re-fashion and has even sewn a little emsemble for some friends' baby.
Isn't this soooooo cute?


Sunday, July 08, 2007

we're in business

Here it is...
The business card holder for my friend and colleague G. I got the eye fabric from her some time ago and I know she really likes it. I hope she will like this wallet too.

It has been done with her taste in mind; I know she will like the eye, the embroidery around the iris, and the use of natural linen on the outside.

I don't think she will be too keen on the silver zigzag and probably the initials ...but I wanted to make it look a little bit case she wants to use it for the conference next week..

What do you think???