Wednesday, June 29, 2011

5 minute skirt

A full time dedication to water and mud games requires numerous changes of clothes. While princesses (I am told) do play with mud and sand and water, they apparently don't wear dirty clothes.

This is the easiest, quickest skirt I know. Basically a long strip of fabric attached to an elastic waistband. Done. Like this and this skirt.

Sewing the 2m(!) bottom seam I thought, this is what sewing curtains must be like.

The shirt is part of my triangle shirt experiment, a close friend of this one.

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Sunday Mondays

City feet should walk through country rivers more often.
Wishing everyone a Sunday kind of Monday.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Sun cap for boys

I could almost start a little production of these sun hats or caps. I've been making so many since I first made these. There seems to be great demand for 'HelloKitty'-less or 'SpongeBob'-less headgear :)

I've tried to make every single one a little different. This one was made for Peer.
I've also made many versions of this top with the fold over hood. But the one she's wearing is still my favourite.

Friday, June 17, 2011


'Costura', a mixture of haberdashery, sewing workshop and shop celebrated its opening yesterday. Such a nice idea just has to be supported.

We couldn't stay very long, unfortunately, as my kids were about to take the shop apart on its first day. But I'll definitely pass by some other time - alone.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011


This was incredibly quick and easy to sew. A simple felt iPhone pouch. I would like to try with some better quality felt of leather maybe. Or add an extra pocket?

The fabric strip of course, is made with left overs from this :)

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Learning ✭ joy ✭

Another thing I am learning from my kids - the pursuit of joy.

Kids know so well what they enjoy. And they let themselves be guided by it. They seem to pursue joy without looking for meaning or purpose.

A happy day is one which involves time on the swing. As much time on the swing as possible.
So I stand there pushing them for what seems like hours. Quite happily, actually.

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Sunday Mondays

At some point, it would be nice to move my studio out of the bedroom. In the meantime I enjoy visiting the studio of a friend. I was a little scared at first, but in the end made friends with an industrial Brother sewing machine.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Little book of ♥ books

A present for an avid reader. A little book of books - 10 of my favourite books. It was so difficult to choose and describe each one on 1 page.

Do you know which book would definitely be on your list of 10?