Diana bag with owls

May 9, 2009

After more mishaps than usual, it’s done. Again everything is interfaced with heavy duty Vlieseline and I used a side piece instead of the darts that are called for in the original pattern. I plan to use the bag when…

The pursuit of a print

May 7, 2009

An owl screen print that will become the lid of Burdastyle’s Diana bag. After borrowing my daughter’s Diana bag for a day, I felt a sudden urge to have one for myself as well. It’s very practical and the size…

A castle outing

May 2, 2009

Lisette M asked me to share a little on my castle outing and I am happy to oblige. What you see here are some of the pictures that I took of Tjolöholm castle yesterday. The building is inspired by Tudor…

New Kwik Sew top

May 2, 2009

Since all I want to do when I get home from work is slipping into my Kwik Sew cami I decided to make a second one. In the spirit of yesterday’s post this one is made of organic ribbed cotton….

Green is the new black

May 1, 2009

Do you have the environment in mind when sewing and buying clothes? I seldom do and I am also very weary of calling my sewing ecologically sound. While I use a lot organic cotton knits these days, I am also…

A tunic for a cardigan

April 28, 2009

My friend Anita and I have started a new crafty swap. I will make her a rayon/linen tunic with elaborate details such as a lace-up front, metal eyelets and gathered sleeves with ties. A little steampunk meets gothic Lolita perhaps…

Adorable pin cushion

April 26, 2009

Pin cushion made by the Etsy seller ReFabulous. I needed an additional needle cushion for my non-pin needles so I went to one of my favorite one-stop shopping places – Etsy. I am often impressed by the high design standards…

Sewing with slippery velvet

April 24, 2009

I have been obsessed with silk/rayon velvet since I was a little child. It all started with a small midnight blue velvet shawl that my grandfather had tied around a doll’s neck. The doll sat in the sofa bed where…