Wednesday, December 23, 2009

only one day to go

tomorrow is christmas eve and I'm not yet finished with my presents, but not in danger of not gettin it done in time =)
I hope everyone has a great christmas!

Happy Holiday,
pictures will follow ^^


Monday, December 14, 2009

christmas is!

Oh boy...
why is the time running so fast?
I have so much to do till christmas...argh -.-
Isn't it a coincidence that all of your friends want to make something with you when you haven't seen them in ages? The whole week I was running from one appointment to another. Of course I'm glad to see them all again...but man, why all at once?
And then I have to tell every single one what's going on in my life.
I'm not sure how many times I can repeat myself until I'm going to combust spontaneously... ^^

Well, I have to go back to work =)

Monday, December 7, 2009

First delay

So, as you might have noticed, I didn't came around to make anything last week. I had really no good enough idea that would have justified an alteration of the shirt.

But I wasn't lazily sitting around all day.
No, I was making christmas preparations =).
I would love to tell you what I'm making for my friends and family, but I don't know who reads my blog and who doesn't, so it's not save to tell. But I'll take pictures and post them after christmas.
It's a lot DIY stuff and I hope I can finish in time.
Tomorrow I'll shop for fabric ^^

And yesterday I made some cookies with my mum. They are sooo tasty!
I don't know what they are called in english, but in german it's Marillenringe.
You cut two cookies the same size and shape, and cut into one of them a smaller hole, put them together like a burger and fill the hole with jam.

I'm no sure whether I have still time to upcycle anything before christmas. But I will definitely sew and crochet and DIY, so don't worry ;-)


Tuesday, December 1, 2009

next project...or is it one?

Well, I decided which item of clothing I'll upcycle next, and this is it.

It's a shirt my friend Paula gave me once in a swap with the color violet as the theme. She handstitched those tiny little hearts on and I love it,

but it is a bit too short.
So I was thinking, why not add two layers of ruffles at the bottom and make it a dress. But then it might be too heavy and the shirt looses its shape... so maybe I just make a skirt? or two ^^
I'm not decided yet on this issue as well as on another, which is which fabric I'll use.
See? I think both look great and both would make wonderfull skirts...but o well, I've untill the end of the week to decide and make this, so I'll just ponder upon this a bit ^^

Btw, the kind of skirt I have in mind is best described here . But with only two ruffles and a bit shorter.

Again a tutorial by Max California (who I stalk just a tiny bit, cause she has so much amazing things on her blog...<- new hero

So what do you think...any ideas?