Sunday, September 29

Bunnies in drawstring bags

Babygifts. Two of my best friends had babies this year. As a gift I made them both a Briar Bunny. A boy version and a girl version, since it's a baby boy and a baby girl. I also wanted to sew something and made both of them a drawstring bag to put the bunnies in.

For the girl version I made a matching hair band. The flower on it is the only thing bought. The boy version got a tie bow in his neck. I was actually a bit sad to give them away, but when I saw the smiles on their faces, I was happy to be able to give such a gift. :) I'm also thankful to my mom, who helped me figure out how to make a lined drawstring bag.

Friday, September 27

Rose garden

"I beg your pardon,
I never promised you a rose garden.
Along with the sunshine, 
There's gotta be a little rain sometime.
When you take, you gotta give, so live and let live, 
Or let go.
I beg your pardon,
I never promised you a rose garden."

Thursday, September 26

There are no rules, only tools...

A gathering of thoughts, quotes and  drawings. One more detailed than the other. But no rules...sketchbooks are places without rules. That's why I like to sketch so much. I often find my sketches better than the final drawing. Plenty of sketchbooks are on my shelves. Some completely full, some completely blank. Just in case, I might ran out of sketchbooks one day! So I often buy them to set aside.  Do you have a sketchbook for drawing?

Tuesday, September 24

Finished socks!

Finally, they seemed to be on my needles forever. Probably because I had two other projects going. Now I'm happy to welcome them on my feet when Autumn has officially started!

(Hermione’s Everyday Socks with Malabrigo Sock yarn, Indiecita colourway).

I can't tell you about the other two projects yet. You'll have to wait until at least Saturday or Sunday. But if any of you is on Ravelry, you can already check it out there ;-).

Tuesday, September 10

Bookbinding or how to make your own sketchbook

A week and a half  ago I got up with a stiff neck. Later that day, it got worse and then at night, I couldn't move at all! It was hurting uhm extremely! I had an acute torticollis according to the doctor. Now it's a lot better. Due to that I couldn't sew, knit, draw, couldn't do anything. Couldn't even lay down to rest, because that hurted, couldn't stand for long, that was too tiring, couldn't play videogames to kill some time, couldn't read, couldn't look to the right, to the left... . Pwew, now I'm almosty recovered so I'm posting someting creative :-) I've been neglecting my sketchbook a few months, because of all the knitting and the recent sewing, so I thought it was time to show you guys my video about how to make your own sketchbook. I made it at the beginning of 2013. It's actually a tutorial about bookbinding. It was my first bookbinding experience, and I would do things differently now. For example sewing the two pieces of fabric together, in stead of gluing them. Enjoy the video!

Thanks for watching!