Sonntag, 28. November 2010

Advent's here!

Hey there!

Today started the advent season. It's a wonderful time in Germany. Everywhere you can see the christmas lights, folks are baking christmas cookies with many different spices, there are christmas markets with spiced hot wine and everyone is decorating his home.
Traditionally we arrange an advent wreath with four candles on it - for each advent sunday one. But lately there are many variations of it.

Below you'll see some of my advent decorations. I tried to keep it natural and simple this year. I hope you like it.

But before I wanna show you a pincushion that I made for my niece yesterday. She turned eight and got a kids sewing machine from her grandma, so I made a sewing accessories package for her and the pincushion was a part of it.

And here are the advent decorations:

Dienstag, 16. November 2010

Do you remember...

... the basket with the knitted squares?

All summer long I was knitting and knitting not sure if I would ever finish the baby blanket. I must admit that I´m not the greatest knitter and so the patchwork pieces became very irregular at the edges. This made it really hard for me to sew the squares together because I got ugly uneven seams.

... So... what was I supposed to do?

Well... I asked my mummy for help :-)
... and although she swore a little while she was sewing (Literally she said: " If it wasn´t for the love you made the squares with I would throw it all away!" :-) ) she finally did it ! Yeay!
And after sewing she made a nice crocheted border.

Here´s the result. I would say it was totally worth the effort.
And there is a first baby blanket fan, too. :-)

Montag, 15. November 2010

Making a Baby mobile !

Maybe you were wondering what I've been up to... ? Well, I was sewing little animals and plants for the baby room. I wanna make some baby mobiles and wanted to have some figures done before I show you. So, here are the first ones. I hope to make some more and show you the completed mobiles when they're finished. I have no idea how many of them I'll make but I think at least two or three... maybe I make some garland, too. We'll see.

Here are the little fellows :-) Hope you like them.