Samstag, 24. März 2012

I like to say thank you

with little presents made by me.

Like this small (or not so small) Zipper pouch.
It is a german Farbenmix pattern, with some small alterations, easy to sew, with lots of possibilities:

I made it for my neighbor, who always helps me out.

I love this Prince Charming fabric - isn"t the frog just so cute?
Inside is oilcloth, so the pouch can be wiped clean

pattern: Lieselotte Hoppenstedt, Farbenmix (available in english, too)
fabric: Prince Charming, Tula Pink

Donnerstag, 22. März 2012

I spy swap

I participated in a charm swap - An I spy charm swap.
Last week, I received my bundle, and I tried to figure out how to arrange them...

arranged in color groups
(I like that, but too much whites, not enough reds)

rather random - but arranging them in 6 x 8 rows doesn't work. Obviously.


4 x 9 rows. Running from pale to dark . To narrow, no?

Tried to rearrange after colors - whites, darks, blues, teal, reds, yellows, whites. 
Okay, cheated a bit.

Think I like this best so far. What do you think? Any ideas?

THANKS everybody for the great fabrics. I can't wait to start sewing my I spy quilt!
Hope I find the time soon.

And THANKS to Lorelei from the midnight maker  for all the work she has done to make this swap possible. I owe you :-)

Mittwoch, 14. März 2012


Another mom gave me a bunch of great clothes for my two younger kids.
As I had nothing to trade, I though it would be a nice idea to give her something handmade for her kids instead:

The pictures are fairly bad, sorry, it is raining in California today...

I hope they will like them.