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Mid month into the advent posting self-challenge and I am pretty satisfied that I only missed 2 out of 15 posts. 9 more to go before Christmas and then… holidays! Now back to the point of this post: I love this world map fabric I use for making the world map bags on Etsy. I already made myself a world map bag and wanted to make pillowcases from it for such a long time I almost forgot about it. I used the same technique I explained in the 5 minute pillowcase tutorial because I didn’t want to use zippers or…

Remember the grey blouse sketch I made the other day? Well, this is the blouse finished. It was very easy to sew and draft the pattern, I just took the basic measurements: neck – waist, shoulder-end of 3/4 sleeve and arm circumference, then drafted a loose blouse pattern. The fabric it’s a stretchy grey knit I had in my stash since spring. It has a silky feel and it drapes beautifully, so I am quite happy I finally turned it into a blouse. Here is another pic in which you can see better the relaxed scoop neck. I was pretty…

I’ve started my spring cleaning and instead of rolling my sleeves and getting to work I’m here blogging, and reading about other people who clean 🙂 I really like the idea of the Apartment Therapy cure: in one month you get to clean, organize and improve the space you live in by doing something every day. There are some things that I like but I wouldn’t do, such as buying flowers. Not because I don’t see the point, but because my house has a lovely terrace with plenty of plants and flowers, even in winter (one of the perks of…

Happy New Year! May 2013 bring you many new sewing ideas and lots of hours of sewing fun. One of the books I started the year with was “Precision draping; a simple method for developing designing talent” by Nelle L. Weymouth. Published in 1889, this is a lovely book; everything is so well explained and it just makes pattern drafting seem so easy! I got to this book via The Perfect Nose, who posts lots of vintage goodies as well as marvelous sewing projects of her own. One of the things that I sketched into my notebook for future reference…

I’ve been doing some more crochet – nothing fancy, just playing around and experimenting with shapes and color. These little leaves now live on my friends’ sweater. And they’re having the time of their thread following her around 🙂 The strange flower is a prototype for a headband that I want to do. (You’ll be the first to see it when it’ll become real! ) Other crochet projects on my blog: crochet flower pin tank top crochet refashion a leaf buying crochet supplies See ya, have a nice week 🙂

Yep, yep, still in the crochet mood. This is a simple tank top that I embellished with pale pink crochet thread. I used a 1.2 mm crochet for this. Scroll down for a tip on how to do it. How to do it yourself? The trick here is to build a row on which you can crochet. In an all crochet project you would do this with the starting chain. I did this by sewing the first row and then I started crocheting on top. These are three rows of simple crochet stitches. If you want to learn the basic…

These last few days were cold and rainy. Even though they were the perfect time to enjoy the smell of hot roasted chestnuts in yout chicken :D, i felt the need to do something to cheer me up. So I started doodling and made this embrodery patterns for you to download and sew! This is an original artwork by SkyTurtle so please don’t use this pattern in any commercial purposes. Do use it to give a personal and happy feeling to the objects around you 😀 I specially reccomend them for pillows, scarfs, or tshirts. So I present you: The…