Samstag, 4. Oktober 2014

Who needs new potholders?

My best friends birthday was last weekend and I asked him, what I can gift to him.
His answer: potholders :D

Since he is a big Doctor Who fan, the choice was easy.
My always reliable source for paper foundation piecing pattern has brought me a lot of possibilities and I chose two of these: Fandom in Stitches - Doctor Who

Lucky as I was, I found Insul Bright at a booth at the patchworkmesse in Erding this year.
I also bought the background fabric there, all other fabrics had been in my stash.

To protect the hands from both sides and not to need to use the side with the pieced fabric, I used this tutorial for the sewing: Pretty little potholder tutorial 
It was easy to follow and you guess right, without the ruffle.

Doctor Who potholders - Topflappen

Doctor Who potholders - Topflappen

Doctor Who potholders - Topflappen

Samstag, 9. August 2014

Donnerstag, 7. August 2014

"Man of few words, aren't you?"


half life pillow cover

half life pillow cover

half life pillow cover

half life pillow cover

half life pillow cover

Pillow cover with pattern used twice the original size: Fandom in stitches
19 inches square

The cake is a lie!

I really love to craft things related to my favourite games.

This time I crochet the cake from portal for the hat shelf of our new car.

I used Wolle Roedel Universal yarn and this pattern: Black Forest Cake Toilet Paper Roll Cover


The cake is a lie

Love it <3

Sonntag, 18. Mai 2014

Singer Featherweight 221

Welcome with me our newest sewing machine family member: my Singer Featherweight 221-1

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This is the most beautiful machine I have ever seen. I was lurking on ebay for over a month to find one in Europe to not have to pay customs and risk a damage on the transport.

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As I saw the pictures I dearly fell in love with it. I never expected a Singer from 10th of December 1948 be in such a great condition. The goldwork is perfect and it has only little scratches on the flatbed.

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The scrollworkplate is so much love! <3 <3 <3

I got it serviced the last two weeks and picked it up on Friday. Comment from the old guy at the store: "These are really not often seen in this shop, it works great and I know, your weekend is saved now!" :)
Yes, it is!
It sews like a dream, no matter if it is cotton or the thickest batting I had.

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Best thing about the machine? She only costs me 120€ including postage from UK to Germany. This was more then luck. Featherweights in this condition are sold from 250€ and more!

It brought everything with it, as you can see in the picture:

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The manual is also in very good condition and explains everything as it needs to be.

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Happy sewing everybody!