Jun 27, 2011

need a bag? giveaway


Can a girl ever have enough bags? Fancy yourself a bag in lovely red and aqua? For free? Thought so LOL This one is the Sophia Carry All Bag with some changed pockets (and without the false insert bottom), which I made to test the pattern for the Goodie Bag Swap. Just reckoned it would be more fun to use some nice fabric for it and to play around a bit. The writing is some color that fluffs up when heated to create some interest. The font fits quite nice to the overall feeling of the bag. It went quite well for my first trials although not all lines are as clean as I would which them to be. Next time I need to improve my stencil for easier removal and practice will make up for the rest. Best would be to find somebody for handsewing the lining to the bag, nevertheless. Especially since I didn't find a protection for my fingers which I would enjoy so far.


Long story short if you wanna be my guinea pig so to speak you might win the bag :) You just have to say hi, might chat a bit or you could help my poor little fingers. I will draw a winner Monday, 4th July. You can only win if you I can contact you via mail either by your profile or by a mail-address in your comment.

Good luck!

back and working my way through

Hello?! Hellooo?! Anybody still here? Gee, it has been getting dusty here. Were to start? We had some trouble with getting back online after moving and some computer problems. My new work has been proven to be rather time consuming at the moment so less spare time, which I spent mainly with my family, organizational stuff and all the after moving fixing. Plus, I was mostly too exhausted to care about blogging. Or to be more precise: about sitting in front of a PC for more than mail checking. Nevermind, I am slowly coming back :)

 I finished some blocks for the Bee Modern Too and Bee Europe meanwhile.


The Giraffes were the most tricky part.
  • I seriously tried paper piecing to challenge myself and created the pattern based on the inspiration painting.
  • I do know by now why everybody stresses that you should mark every piece and how to put them together
  • Never forget to use only the side of the linen which has no prints on it as instructed
  • Take the block back and try to rip seams of a loosely woven linen and matching thread with your tiny lamp just before midnight
  • Better fix the block during daylight
  • Done


Angela provided some wonderful fabric and linen stripes for asteriks.


And finally, one block based on the storytellingblock that will travel back to Spain.

Still have to finish some geese where I couldn't decide on the pattern and running late and the blocks for June.