Monday, May 28, 2012

The Status of Things

Around here, if you haven't figured it out already... QUIET = BUSY.

In fact, I have been so busy that I haven't even had the chance to tell you that the reason for all the busyness is preparation for our big annual show, Park & Garden at Gut Stockseehof. Just like last year, my husband took the little guy for a "boy's weekend getaway", and all those ideas that have been floating around in my head for months finally had a chance to get made into something. Imagine this... the equivalant of one month's worth of sewing packed into four days of work. Wheh!

Sewing machine is still a hummin', but I thought it might be nice just to say "hello".

Tuesday, May 15, 2012


One of the very first German blogs that I stumbled onto after I made it into the blogging world was Sandra Monat's blog, Herzenart. How could one not be in love with her quirky and super fun Vikings, knights, and British guard softies that would absolutely thrill and delight kids of any age? This past year she also came out with her own ribbons, and I fell in love with one of her projects that she made with them. (As you very well know with my love for ribbons, I'm always looking for fun ways to use them)

I adjusted the pattern a little bit to add this bright aqua accent band since my ribbons are not as wide, but I couldn't be more pleased with the result. Sandra did a guest blogger series on whip up with her pin pouffe tutorial. You should really check it out... a really great tutorial for a quick and easy ribbon project that would be perfect as a gift or just something nice for yourself.

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

As Promised

So, I promised to show you more from my ribbons, and I intend to deliver. This second colorway actually happened somewhat by accident, but I'm glad it did. We had originally planned to only have the ribbons made in the light and dark blue colors, but later on found out that for practically the same amount of money, we could split the colors. Of course, it kicked out our original release date, but I couldn't be more pleased with the results. I have really enjoyed working with the softer, more feminine spring colors.

How about a closer look?...

I decided to combine the soft spring green and fresh aqua's with a couple fabrics from one of my all time favorite fabric collections, "Weekends", from Erin McMorris to make a sweet little cosmetic, sewing bag, or whatever else one can dream to put in it. What a perfect way to add that extra little something.

So, what are your spring time projects this year... cleaning, creating, or relaxing?
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