Saturday, June 21, 2014

On the road again...

As we're approaching our summer vacation, memories of our last road trip with the boys are sending shivers down my spine. Really, last year's trip to Sweden wasn't much fun at all, at least until we had finally got there and past the first night. The rest of the holiday was wonderful. But that car trip...

So this year, although we decided to stay within Germany to cut down on driving time, I wanted to be very well prepared for that long ride. Enter Pinterest. I collected gazillions of ideas and tips and resources on how to prepare for road trips with small kids. And here's what I've prepared for tomorrow:


I'm proud to report that I finished some of the projects from my UFO list just in time for our summer vacation. I've already written about the knit top I've made for myself. Now here are the other projects I completed over the last two weeks:

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

It's a plus.

Okay, first of all something fun: I sewed two great tops for myself. The first one was a test version made from some inexpensive brown cotton jersey I got from the bargain bin at Karstadt a while ago. I added a small piece of lime green cotton jersey to add a little pop - just in case it should turn out wearable. What shall I say? It's not only wearable, it became my favorite shirt right away. So I felt pretty comfortable cutting into some more expensive turquoise and white chevron cotton jersey. I found it a little harder to pick a fabric for the waistband, but finally settled on some red and pink striped jersey I had in my stash. Add in an hour of pressing and cutting, and a few hours of switching between the walking foot and the overlock foot on my sewing machine, and tadaa:

I love, love, LOOOVE this shirt! The fabric

Saturday, June 7, 2014


I stenciled some plain white shirts with "Blopens", a crossover between felt tip pens and airbrush. Quick and easy, and the boys love them. When they're a little older, I'll let them make their own shirts, but for now, I get to have all the fun ;-) Will probably make some more, I'm thinking of guitars. But I'll have to make my own stencils first (the dinosaurs were included with the set of pens). Will have to try out if freezer paper stenciling works with these pens...

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Kid's Clothes Week in July

Hey, I just signed up for Kid's Clothes Week in July. That means I've committed to sewing clothes for my boys 1 hour a day each day for 7 days, from 21 July to 27 July. Read more about the challenge on the KCW blog.

kid's clothes week

I've got a few projects in mind, but so far haven't got any ideas for the theme "Kid Art". Projects don't have to conform to the theme, but I think it's really cute and has great potential.

Anyone wanna join in?