Tuesday, 19 September 2017

Flying Geese Quilt


Back in March I bought these colourful fabrics with the plan to sew a Flying Geese-Quilt.
But it stuck because of other projects like the raised bedPua, the Niffler and others. Now I finally found the time to start.
First I sew these colour/white mixed quaters
After that I arranged the quaters to get a rainbow effect
The back of the quilt is again a duvet cover from Ikea. I mostly find there duvet covers, that matches the color and the pattern of my quilts, very well. And they're made from pure cotton.

The pattern was created with the free software of Pattern Jam.
Because the software is limited with 16 rows and columns, I split the pattern in 4 parts and put them togehter while sewing.

Kitty helped a lot and was really exhausted after that 😉


Monday, 4 September 2017

Aviator Hat

Hi Folks,

finally I found back my inner peace for crocheting. Today I've got a funny hat for you. My good friend - who got the Eire Quilt too - asked me if I could crochet this aviator hat for him.
Sorry, I don't know the original source :-(

If you can imagine the hat had to be a littler bigger than for a cute toddler 😉
But I love funny challenges and I'm impressed about people who are self confident enough to wear such showy hats. So quick I went to work and here's what I came up with
He is really happy with this hat. Now it can get colder. ⛄

Would you wear such a hat too?


Sunday, 27 August 2017

Historic ball gown


A few weeks ago I've got a cry for help from my dear neighbour Britta from Britta.tanzt.Balett.
She had a big big problem. She was invited for a historical dance in Berlin and her seamstress had let her with a half-finished dress. So she asked if I could help to rescue the dress and her dance-invitation. I told her that I'm not a professional seamstress but I'd like to do my very best. So we went to work.

Because the dress was too tight for the frost skirt, the seamstress had unpicked the dress on the back and had not yet found a solution for that the frost skirt to be visible. Fortunately, Britta had already bought a veilto hide the frost skirt. But it was way too long for dancing. So we had to cut it.

Next step was to look the dress more pompous. Therefore we gathered up one of the three layers of tulle. After that we fixed a few cute little black roses all over the skirt. And ta-da we're finished, I thought...
Two days later Britta told me that it is indispensable to have ruffles at the neckline of the dress. OK. Back to work we went. First try was a little unconventional. I've had an old lace curtain that I found on a flea market. From that we removed the edging and spray painted it black.
 Not only the lace was black. Our hands were black too.
And additionally we've failed. While washing the border by hand, unfortunately a lot of the color dissolved.

So the next day we invaded a fabrics store to find some nice lace we could use for our purposes. In fact, we found the right one and here's Britta, happy, in her finished dress at the ball.
I'm really in love of what we've made out of it 💗



Monday, 21 August 2017

Eire Quilt

Hi there,

a good friend of mine was at Ireland at the beginning of July. To make him a surprise for his birthday and a nice memory of this vacation, I decided to make him a personalized quilt.

I bought different fabrics in irish national colors.

The back of the quilt is again Dvala from Ikea. This time I bought 2 different colours and 2 different types. One Duvet Cover in black and one fitted sheets in green.

The pattern was created with the free software of Pattern Jam.

Last I let some nice pictures of his vacation print on fabric to sew them on top of the quilt.
So I think this will make a nice, comfy, usable and washable present AND a memory of a wonderful vacation.


Monday, 14 August 2017

Details from remodeling the living/dining room


Maybe you've spied this little lamp in my last post. This is one of the creations I did while my time-out

I bought a simple white lamp for small money and painted the lamp stand in colors that matches the new look of my living/dining room.

Another little change in my last post were the chairs. They've got a new dress, too.

Before I went to work they were covered with brown velorisch fabric and that didn't match the new room. Over at Dawanda I found a fabric that matches better. It's printed allover with sand dollars.

Because the upholstery was still ok, I simply pulled the fabric over it. So I can turn back if I like.



Tuesday, 8 August 2017

Time Out


For personal reasons I'll take a little timeout from blogging. Hope you'll have a good time and hope to see all of you soon, again.
Thank you for your comprehension!

Monday, 7 August 2017

Remodeling the living/dining room

Hi there,

today I'd like to start showing what I did while my time out.

First thing I did, after Mr. Heart has left the building, was to renovate the living/dining room.
Because Mr. Heart has taken some of the furniture, the room was nearly empty and I had to buy new ones. So I took the chance to create a new style.

So far the the living room had the theme "Egypt".

But I wanted something fresh and beautiful. So I decided that "Life is better at the Beach".
Here's the finished living room:

And that's what the dining room is now looking:

Now I've always have a beachy feeling at home.



Tuesday, 1 August 2017

What happend?!

Dear Y'all!

Thank you for your comprehension for having a little time-out. But now I want to let you know what happend.

Mr. Heart has left the building!
After 9 years of having a relationsship, we found out that our love for each other is no longer existing. So we decided to separate. But don't worry, everything's all right! 

As you may know or not, six years ago we've bought a half-timbered house, builded around 1900. Togehter with Mr. Heart we've renovated a lot, but there's still a lot to do.
Some will say: If you own a house, you will never finish the work! 😉

As you can imagine, now I've had to organize a lot of things around, because I'm the one that'll stay in that house. Slowly everything's coming together, so I decided that's time to go back to blogging.

During my time-out, of course, I was not idle, otherwise I would've been gone nuts. In the next few weeks, I'll show you what I've been done. So stay tuned.


Tuesday, 23 May 2017

Light on, Toothless!

Two and a half years ago I crocheted my first Toothless. After I've seen the film "How to Train Your Dragon 2" I knew that I wanted to do another Toothless, but this time with the update Toothless got at this film. 
At this film he became a Titan Wing. He glows blue along the spine when he's all charged up, ready to fire his plasma blasts and his firepower level is at a higher level as never before.
More about the dragons you can find at:

Thank you for dropping in and hope to see you soon


Tuesday, 16 May 2017

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them - Niffler

A while back Hubby and I went to the cinema to watch the incredible film: "Fantastic beasts and where to find them." Immediately I was in love with the Niffler and I asked Hubby if I could have one for myself. Hubby told me that they are only fantasy and not real. Hasn't he still learned anything? Poor Muggle. He can't see all the magic around us. 🙈

So I serached my favorite crochet platform Ravelry for a pattern for a Niffler. Soon I found a very nice pattern and this is what I came up with.

I have to say, that I got a Niffler from Hubby for my Birthday too. It's a Funko Pop character:

Thank you for stopping by and hope to see you again.

Monday, 8 May 2017

Moana - Pua

A few weeks ago a dear colleag asked me: "Can you crochet a pua? For my little daughter?" 
I asked myself: "A what???" 😕 and switched over to Google. 

At Disney-Wiki I found this: Pua is a minor character in Disney's animated feature film, Moana. He is Moana's pot-belly pet pig and best friend.

At the internet I found many pics, too. So I answered my colleague: "I'll give it a try!" 

Here's what I came up with:

This is one of the pics I used as a template.

Thank you for visiting my little blog. Hope to see you again.

Tuesday, 2 May 2017

Lights for the raised bed

Hi there,

hope you all had a great May Day.

Like I told you in my last post we improved our selfbuilt raised bed with some boards and additionally with solar lights which we found at rossmann drug store.

This is what it looks like at day
and at night.
We will see what comes up next at our garden.

Thank you for stopping by

Tuesday, 25 April 2017

26 paletts, 10 cubic meter dirt and a little time

Hi Y'all,

hope you'll had a nice Easter. We had a very nice one and followed by a few days off.

Today I want to show you our latest project, which was totally hubby's idea. At first I was not convinced but I must confess: Good idea, darling! 💖

It's not finished yet, but I can't wait to show you.
What do you do, if you have 26 palettes, 10 cbm dirt and a little time? No idea? You build a 15 meter raised bed.

On Tuesday Hubby digged out our box trees and put them in provided containers, so we could stow them in the shed over night because the weather forecast had predicted Frost and I didn't want them to freeze. 

While Hubby was digging in the dirt, I had to paint all the 26 palettes with wood preservative. 😒

On Thursday we built the bed.

While we were building the bed, somebody tipped off a big heap (10 cbm) of dirt in the yard.

On Friday we filled the dirt into the new bed and planted back the box trees in place.

And because it is more convenient to pick them there, the strawberry plants have also gotten a new home.

As you can see, the edge isn't that nice. 😕So there will be boards soon. 😊
Step by step our garden becomes more beautiful. But for now, I'm totally happy with it.

Thank you for dropping in and hope to see you soon