Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Ice Cake

When it's really cold outside you can make an ice cake. Take a cake mould and fill it with water, than let the pan stand outside over night so the water will freeze solid. In the morning turn the cake mould upside down so the ice will drop out of the mould. Now remove the mould and put a small candle in the center of the ice cake and ignite it.

Saturday, December 14, 2013


I sewed an organizer for rechargeable batteries. The organzier has a divider to sort the batteries. The signs "LEER" (empty) and "VOLL" (full) have been stiched on felt labels and sewn on the divider.

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Green Crochet Bus

I found a crochet tutorial on this website. A crochet bus...amazing. I have to do it, now! My bus is getting green because I had no other color in my inventory that I liked. I used cotton wool to crochet this tiny bus.

Saturday, December 7, 2013

Quack Quack Quack

There is a little frog jumping around. Look! Now the frog is resting on a hoddie shirt. *quack*  The pattern is "Yorik" from farbenmix. 

The application instruction I found on this website.

This post is linked up to froschlis-linkparty .

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Re-used Sweater

I had separated out some of my clothes. I found two sweat jackets that were unfrequenty worn and they still look as good as new. So I cut the jackets into pieces and sewed a hoddie sweater for a girl.

Saturday, November 30, 2013

Only for me

When it's getting cold, I love to sit on the couch and knit or crochet little things. I sewed some bags to store my wool away. The little bag is for my needles, scissors and my measuring tape. In the bigger bag I store my pullover which I have started some time ago.

Both patterns are from farbenmix: Herz & Alles Dabei

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Purse for little things

I sewed a purse for bric-a-brac. You don't need such a purse, but it's always good to have one (..or two, three...) I like these little items, cause there are wonderful presents.

The pattern from farbenmix is called "Patience"

Sunday, November 24, 2013

I love this Bag

I sewed a bag again. This is always a very nice and useful birthday present. The pattern is "Dame" (once more) and I sewed some little matching purses with key rings. The purses can be attached to a carabiner thats inside the bag.

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Soft Play Dice

As a little gift I sewed some dice filled with foam. I used colorful scaps of fabric. And the most important feature: babys don't get hurt while playing with this soft cubes.

I plan to sew some more of these play dice for Christmas.

Monday, November 18, 2013

Wood Trivet

I have made some trivets. You can put a hot cooking pot on it to avoid damaging the dining table. The trivets are made of wood and painted with acylic color.

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Birthday Present

This bag I sewed as a birthday present. It's made of oilcloth on the outside and cotton on the inner side.

The pattern I used is called "Dame" from farbenmix.

Monday, November 11, 2013

These boots are made for walking

And these boots are made for a little baby boy. These were the 2nd shoes I have made.

 I wasn't that successful with my 1st pair of shoes. :(

Tuesday, November 5, 2013


I have sewed a relaxing pillow for a friend. The free tutorial I found here.

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Diaper Bag for Dolls

I had made a diaper bag for dolls. This bag is a little bit smaller than the big diaper bag from here.

Saturday, October 26, 2013

New Car Seat

Here I have improved the childrens car seat. The seat got a new cover and new belt cushions as well.


Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Toy Box No.2

Today I show you a boy's toy box. I sewed this box a few years ago. The boy's little sister has a similar box you can see HERE.

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Multifunctional Pattern

On the homepage of Schnabelina I found a very multifunctional pattern. I adapeted the pattern to the size of some cards. And of course I sewed the original pattern, a sleeve for little books. The tutorial you can found HERE.

Sleeve for little books

the same pattern adapeted to card size

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Growing Up

Do you remember the dragon? There was a little crocodile that belonged to the bigger one. Now the little knight wanted the little crocrodile to have wings too. The little crocodile grew up and became a dragon with wings.

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

A Special Wedding Gift

For some friends who have married I sewed a special gift. They live in Berlin and so I made some Berlin accessories for their home and a key chain for each of them.

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Schnabelinas Sew-Along

Schnabelina started a sew-along on 23rd of September on her Website .
I'm about to sew along with her but since I have missed the start I'm still trying to catch up with her.
It started with the pattern I had to print out, cut out and solve the puzzle ;o)
 The pattern I used is the small version but a medium and big version is also available.
My next decision: What kind of fabric to use? I have dicided to use blue satin fabric and turqouise brocade fabric. 
 Here you can see my handmade piping for the outer pockets.
The tutorial on schnabelinas website is very easy to understand. I sewed my first piping but at the end the result convinced me. 
The outer pockets were easy for me, because they were not the first zipper pockets I have sewed.
Now I have added the outer pockets, the handle and the deco patches to the main body of the bag.

My next step is sewing the inner bag... So back to work!

Saturday, September 28, 2013

Bib Parade

We need a lot of bibs. I sewed some of them using different bias tape and colorful woven ribbons.

Friday, September 13, 2013

Crayon Roll

For a girl who had the very first day at school, I sewed a crayon roll.

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Toy Box

This time I made a toy box for a girl. Her brother had another one which I'll show you later.

The girl's box can be closed by a drawstring on the top.

Friday, September 6, 2013

...and Bracelets...again

Sometimes I do little things for friends and family, just as these bracelets. They are small gifts which can bring a smile onto your face :-)