Thursday, April 29, 2010
Cinzia is one of our talented person in the group. She does painting on T-shirts and sweatshirts. A Spider Man for Afonso below.
A little and cute Minnie is waving to you.
This applique Cinzia started last Thursday.
And here is the finished product.
Friday, April 23, 2010
But I liked the idea, that Hubert Burda Media is going to donate 10 euros for every ball that is arriving in the publishing house in Munich to the foundation of Christian Liebig (Christian-Liebig-Stifung). So I thought by myself, it would be nice to have part in the set up that they want to make of all the balls, that they hope will arrive from 90 countries, where Burda Style is published. At least one ball from Portugal is there now also.
Above all, one lucky sender of one football can win one Pfaff Coverlock 3.0 mashine.
So I made my ball, and to my surprise I found it so much fun to sew this! It was really a most pleasing and " to have fun-project", so I made two balls. One to take part in the project of Burda Style and the other one for my daughter's godson.
This one is for Burda, the fabrics are from Buttinette. The combination of stone and grass is maybe a little bit odd, but also I like the way of Nature that it is always succeeding to find a way to surface in men-built objects (such as my driveway,............ this looks the same).
For the ball for Paul Matthias I used my hand dyed fabrics. I wanted it to be with colours but also to follow a certain pattern. For this I had to use some brainstorming and I had to buy a cheap plastic ball
to see how the colours would come.
This is the sewing pattern. (Burda Style 04/2010)
Somehow this is clear that it is going to be a ball, isn't it??
Text and photos Ursula
Thursday, April 22, 2010
Tuesday, April 20, 2010
This quilt's photo was taken by Ann in Canberra museum.
Thursday, April 15, 2010
By day I’m an Acquisitions Editor for David & Charles Publishers, based in lovely Devon (I’m originally from Greenock, a town a few miles NW of the amazing city of Glasgow). I find craft authors, follow craft trends, propose ideas and get out and about, all in the name of creating fab craft books that sell around the world.
By night, I love to sew – I’m a huge fabric lover, and have a fabric stash that grows faster than I can cut it up and stitch it back together.
When I’m not acquiring and sewing, I can be found hanging out with Mr Fox, spoiling my two 10 year-old moggies (Tab and ‘The Bear’ – I’ve had them since they were tiny kittens), attempting to practise yoga, reading (I love murder ‘n’ mayhem thrillers, much to Mr Fox’s consternation) and generally yakking/tweeting/blogging/facebooking with friends and family.
I’m interested in hearing from fellow crafters and anyone involved in the business on any level. It’s such an exciting place to be, but needs crafters to keep communicating with each other and the rest of the world. Hopefully the mass production of the past 50 years or so will be a tiny blip on a much bigger picture, and we’re getting back on track with handmade.
So that’s me – a Scots girl in Devon looking to share, exchange and explore ideas and thoughts about love, life, craft and the universe!
Monday, April 12, 2010
Last week I has been quite busy making for my DDs bags to put their changing clothes at their creche. For this I used my a very sophisticated (at least for me) computerized machine the first time in its full potential.
I had the machine for nine months and I used most of the time for sewing and used emroidery attachment only to write someone's name. This time I used embroidery patterns and changed many threads. The result was wonderful and I was happy and girls were excited.
A little bear hanging from from washing rope is for the DD2.
Two hugging bears for DD1.
Now they are posing with their bags.
Photos and text Javhlan
Saturday, April 10, 2010
I think this is the best time to teach this pattern because now in Japan sakura is blossoming. Many Japanese would go to parks to sit under cherry trees and have their picnics or just enjoy life.
But before Cinzia showed us her new pillow case and notebook cover.
Ursula finished her a piece of art and gave us a little tip how to make this kind of quilt.
We had a guest from Italy. She is Cinzia's mother visiting her family during Easter. Sorry, I have forgotten to ask her name.
Photos and text Javhlan
Wednesday, April 7, 2010
After the birthday cake children received presents. I made for boys tiny Teds with boys initials with red and green scarfs and football buttons sewn on them.
This is my DD 1 bag with her initial letter. Letters I chosen from the word fonts and printed in desired size and stitched with zigzag stitch. This is a very efficient method if you do not have embroidery model in your sewing machine.
Photos and text by Javhlan