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Dienstag, 22. April 2014

DIY - empty gherkin jars get a makeover











My friends keep laughing at my quest to upcycle my gherkin jars.

 I love pickled gherkins and tend to have countless empties flying around. 
This time I used tape and a stencil cutter to get  templates and then used nail polish to colour it in.

I have to say I'm quite pleased with the result. What do you think?




Samstag, 19. April 2014

Happy Easter!!



This week I got bored and started to fiddle around with some random bits of fabric and ribbon and hey presto: Here comes my first Wonky Easter Collection!!!





Freitag, 11. April 2014

Bespoke cushions - countless possibilities!

Finally - the last birthday surprise is out and I can now show you my latest sewing adventures!

Basically it's very simple, if you can draw it - you can sew it. Just take your favourite fabric and padding material and hey presto there's your unique gift for a very special friend.



This one was for me! I realised that most of my projects were gifts and usually left my place sooner or later. So, I wanted something just for myself.


  
from the back

Now, this was for my lovely sister, who loves green as much as I do:




And the masterpiece so far, for a certain gal in England who loves toadstools:


When I sewed on  the spots I kept thinking "Eight is a lot of legs, David!". A quote from one of my absolute favourite films ever "Love, actually". 

"Eight is a lot of legs, David!"

Donnerstag, 3. April 2014

Crafts Cafè "Die Mercerie" in Munich

This post is a stopgap as I can't post the last exciting project due to two birthday surprises.
This week I finally managed to visit the shop / cafe "Die Mercerie" in the posh Munich district Neuhausen.

http://www.diemercerie.com/cafe.html

The beautiful shop caters mostly for knitters and also has a small selection of fabrics, ribbons, unusual buttons and magazines.

The cake is already in my stomach. :-)