Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Play Kitchen

I don't remember where I saw this, but I instantly loved the idea of turning a chair into a play kitchen.

They don't seem to get bored of it, ever. Recently, they put in a request for new aprons, though.
Having to share (and argue over) one apron between two head chefs was no longer acceptable. On top of that, the one apron no longer covered the almost 5 year old head chef's knees.

How can you possibly prepare a nice meal under these circumstances?

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Denim Skirt

Her uncle's favourite pair of jeans was beyond help. Worn until they fell apart, only the bottom parts of the trouser legs were still in one (fairly intact) piece. As favourite jeans are something very special I turned them into a 'mini' denim skirt.

At the beginning it seemed impossible to fit the shape of the skirt onto the leftover pieces. Once finished, it looked as if the seams down the front and back were meant to be there right from the start.

It's become my favourite 'mini' denim skirt. One that will be handed down until it falls apart.

Monday, September 19, 2011

Sunday Mondays

If the conkers hang high up in the horse-chestnut tree you throw a stick and try to hit them to make them fall down. The stick throwing requires practice and is a skill that should be passed on from generation to generation.

I am looking forward to making more 'conker creatures'.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Back to school shorts

Buzzing with ideas but no time to work on them. First, we have to leave that back to school madness behind us. I can't wait to do some serious sewing. Soon, I hope.

These are some simple 'back to school' shorts based on this pattern. Acceptable for a princess because they are made from the same fabric as this.

Friday, September 9, 2011


Some more holiday pics. Invalueable tips by Schorlemädchen made my day -  no, two, actually.

Monday, September 5, 2011

Sunday Mondays

I am afraid it's going to be a week of Mondays. Most likely none of them a Sunday kind of Monday. But that's ok after a holiday, I guess.

Thank you for your sweet comments and e-mails. I am catching up as quickly as I can. Promise.