Sunday, February 27, 2011

Sunday Mondays

On a treasure hunt in the woods with 4 kids. Let's see what we can find in the city this week.
Does anyone have a recipe with fresh rosemary or thyme I could try?

Thank you all for your comments and e-mails this week. They are very encouraging and will definitely help me next time I am stuck on something I just can't sew the way I imagined it.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Button fly trouser tutorial

I normally have a design in mind and then just experiment until it ends up looking like I imagined (which sometimes, it never does ;) You could probably call it freestyle sewing.

Online tutorials are a huge help to me and I am very thankful to the people who take the time to share their knowledge that way.

When Rae asked me to take part in 'Celebrate the Boy' I wanted to take it as an opportunity to repay the favour. I was also glad to escape the oh so popular dress-skirt-pink theme and make some boys clothes.

Button flies are just those kind of interesting details of simple designs I really like. You can add them to any simple trouser pattern.

Here is how to ( I hope it all makes sense):

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

A table cloth

Up until about 2 weeks ago I did not like table cloths. Up until I saw this fabric at a friend's house.

I've learned it's a typical Catalan fabric. It is called 'Mocador de Farcells' which means something like a 'scarf to make a bundle' and was mainly used to transport and protect objects (please correct me if the information I found is wrong). Maybe something similar to furoshiki?

Well, anyway, I found all this information after I fell in love with the fabric, bought it and made a table cloth. The first table cloth I own.

Now I just have to teach my kids not to pull it off the table (... or stain it ;)

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Sunday Mondays

I continue exploring. Wishing everyone a Sunday kind of Monday.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Colour my valentine

At 'La Factoria' each month they invite a contemporary artist to explain his work to kids. They have a fantastic way of making even conceptual art accessible to kids. The kids can ask all kinds of questions and finally create their version of the artist's work.

At one of the events the kids drew lots of pictures which were later copied, re-assembled and made into books. To be later on added to and changed by more drawings.

This inspired these little colouring books.
She drew, I cut and copied.
I am looking forward to seeing them once her friends have added their mark.

Do you remember these?

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Sunday Mondays

I am really enjoying taking pictures. Shame I can only choose one a week for here

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Two socks at play

They are finished. I am already thinking about the next pair of socks...

... and more cats, or 'Gatos fantabulosos' - who are relatives of the 'Oso fantabuloso' by csr. Could their names be Gunther and Heinz?