Sonntag, 29. Januar 2012

Do you know "Jingle all the way"?

no, I am not late.
In german this movie is called " a promise is a promise" what means: You have to do what you promised.

In this movie, Arnold Schwarzenegger is on the hunt for a action figure he promised his son for christmas.
Sold out everywhere, fights over it....

My friend Christiane, living in Germnay, was VERY fond of the echo fabric line by Lotta Jansdotter.
I promised (see above) to send her the whole collection - like a fat quater bundle - .
I didn't assumed this to be any problem - hey, I have some fabulous stores around, I know a lot of internet stores, and google is my friend...

I never ever would have thought that every quilter or crafter or seamstress in the US has a crush on this collection.

I ended up with buying 9 of the 20 fabrics at a local store.
Then I ordered the other 11 at one internet store.
Then I got the message that one of the fabrics was sold out, despite the website let me order a half yard.
And then I searched, and searched and searched.
I finally found one internet store where I could place a pre-order. It is still not available.
Then Christiane send me over to a film in the fridge, where links to other stores appeared. I checked them out and was able to order a yard of my missing fabric at marmelade fabrics (at the other two stores: sold out)
Tammy from marmelade fabrics later sent me a mail regarding one of the other fabrics in my order. I said she shouldn't care as long as she would be able to send me the echo print. She then told me i just ordered the last yard!
Lucky me!

So it arrived yesterday, and now I am able to send my friend the whole echo collection. Sigh!

I cut each fabric in two half yards, then in one fat quater and the rest in 5 inch x 5 inch charms.
So I gonna send the fat quaters of it to my friend,
I gonna keep some of the charms
and the rest will go to my  etsy and in my dawanda shop, so if you are looking for the whole collection of echo prints -just head over and grab a bunch of 20 5 inch charms - or two...

It was hell and took me forever or at least hours to cut them... But I did my very best...

And, make a guess, which fabric was so hard to order?

It is this one:

the spring buds in mustard.

As I am still waiting for the pre-order I placed (I could not cancel it), you can buy two fat quarters or a half yard of it in my etsy shop, too.

Enjoy your weekend,

Samstag, 21. Januar 2012

sleeping beauty owl

my dear friend Annette send the owl-kit fabric I ordered back in Germany.
It finally arrived yesterday, and I could not wait to make the first owl.

Though it was already beautiful as it was, I embellished it with my favorite Farbenmix-Ribbon and decided to add a matching crotched flower.

I think it's lovely ;-)

Unfortunately, the fabric is sold out.
So there are only five more to come, and every single of them will be unique - and the fabrics are all different, too.

I just love it, I only wish there would be the possibility to embroider the face - would love that even more.

Dienstag, 10. Januar 2012

New fleece-Jacket for my little gnome

My daughter did outgrow her fleece-jacket finally.
Well, she is 14 month old now, and it was a size 3-6 months...
I decided to make the same modell again, because it was easy to sew and did fit great.

Here are some pictures of my mini-modell - can you believe she did start to dance on the dining table saturday morning? Je just loves "move like Jagger" by maroon 5 *g*

And here are some more pictures I made this afternoon in the redwood park in Oakland - can you belive it is just 20 minutes to downtown San Francisco?

Here you can see the embroidery file I have chosen: Zwergenpaar by Huups!

This jacket is part of a pattern-set for Babies (size 3 months to 18 months) and you can buy it at Farbenmix - translated to english.

(You say little pumpkin, we say "Zwerg" (gnome), so Zwergenverpackung means "gnome wrapping")

pattern: Zwergenverpackung / Farbenmix
embroidery files: Huups!
fabric: Fleece imported from Germany.