30 november 2008
She wrote something like "Do you remember the one I had with a hinge on it, we "used" it during Christmas time, and that he was afraid of it when he was a very little child". Mum keeps it know.
The snowman stitchery is finished. I will just add some fabric borders and then he´s ready for the wall...
I hope it will change the weather, from rain to snow.....it´s so boring outside these days with clouds, rain and not much daylight, makes me tired....need more light...
But it´s only three weeks left, then we will have the darkest day of the year and turn against spring and summer again! And December is a better month with all candles, love it!
I will give you another clue for the guess-what´s-on-the-quilt competition. Started 28/11, welcome to participate! Thank you for your first comments, interesting to read your suggestions, how you are thinking.... What I´m searching for is one specific word.
Well, he had a couple of them made of plastic to play with when he was a child. If he will get a real one, don´t think so even if it´s not totaly impossible, but very unusual... But he has some items in his apartment which are decorated with pictures....maybe he also has a book or two....
I´m looking forward to read your suggestions, maybe someone already has given the right answer, but I will keep it secret until Christmas....
More clues next time, take care until then,
28 november 2008
I will use them for a quilt, a Christmas gift for my son. Can´t tell you much, must keep it secret, if he reads my blog.....
....but if he does, why not make him a bit curious....a clue in every post until Christmas Eve arrives and he can open the parcel? Good idea!!
And why not make it to be a competition for all my blog readers? Another good idea, I hope you agree with me.
OK , here are the rules:
I want you to find out what´s on this quilt.
It´s something that interested him when he was a little child and still do even now when he´s 20.
I will give you a clue in each post until Christmas Eve and you have to guess until then, because I can´t tell you the right answer before.
But the first one who gives me the right answer will win a little Christmas gift, a secret one....
So let´s go, who will be the winner?
I made a pattern of these make-up bags and tried to show my friends how to make them.
And there was a creative mess, a very creative mess. But we had a lot of fun and some of the girls will come back next week and finish their creations. Must remember my camera then....
Yesterday it wasn´t my friend, only one picture was okey (or not), but the only I can show....
Three of the girls, there are three more somewhere....thank you everybody for a nice evening...
Later today I will post about a competition....starts today and ends on Christmas Eve...welcome back!
24 november 2008
Yesterday I stitched and stitched and stitched and finally there she was,
Today I bought some new thread for her quilting, I will do it by machine this time, faster.....
Now I will go on stitching on my snow man, it´s a perfect day for him because we have got some snow here, not much but it´s white.... much nicer outside....
Thank you for all the "Love" that I´ve got but I still want more!
(see my previous post)
Have a nice week, see you,
21 november 2008
These days the angel-patterns will be finished, I have some problems with the photos, I´m not satisfied yet.
My home page including a small internet shop is on its way, my daugther is busy working...then the patterns will be available there and in another internet shop too if it goes my way....hope so.
While waiting for this to happen I will introduce you to my next project. It´s a quite big one, can´t tell you so much yet, because the design is still in my head. Only a few drawings are made.
There will be a heart and love theme in this project, and of course my angels will appear now and then. There will be stitcheries, of course, and some applique. I´ve decided to use very light pastels, pink, green, turquoise, white....
I will start working on this in the beginning of next year, but couldn´t resist making a logo for the project, as a preview:
I have noticed that there is not so many posts left untill I reach 100, and then there will be a give away, of course. Preparing for that, also with the love and heart theme, I need some more help.
I know that I have visitors from more than 40 countries every month and now I´m asking you who speak another language than English or Swedish for help:
The English word is LOVE, the Swedish one is KÄRLEK, but what do you say in other countries? Please let me know! I will use the words in a stitchery for the give away, so please help me.... Thank you!
Here is a little sneak peek, for the give away I will use this fabrics, a little love stitchery and, I hope, your words....
Take care and have a nice weekend,
17 november 2008
I´m also working on my patterns. The three first angels are finished and I´m now working on the pattern design. When I took a walk earlier today a question popped up in my head, why do I use the name Syverkstan? That´s the name I chose when I started my little company 10 years ago, as a seamstress in a little village in Sweden. It´s Swedish and means "the sewing studio", but if you don´t speak Swedish, what do you think about it? Can you pronounce it?
There must be a better name, and now the time has come to change...or?
I think I will ask my brain for a more beautiful name, a name that´s more me, more like what I´m doing today.... I hope it will come to me, maybe another walk will help....the brain works better with fresh air....
But before I put on my shoes there will be a picture of my last finished angel,
OK....but just a sneak peek....here are pictures from my little secret project.....
See you later,
11 november 2008
This is what I´m gonna do tonight, but first dinner and then a trip to town....hope there will be some minutes left....
10 november 2008
06 november 2008
....and the back side.
A closer look.
Two more log cabin blocks were made yesterday. Now they are 13.
05 november 2008
When I came down to my studio this morning I made a decision, my autumn bag will follow me to Stockholm and the Sewing Festival next weekend. Three days left, I´m in a hurry!
Two stitcheries were finished today and the quilting is done. No picture yet of the quilting, will show you that one tomorrow.
....and a leaf.
Tomorrow I will do the stitchery for the front side pocket, make the bottom part and the handle and....depends on time....but I hope I will make it before Friday!
Couldn´t keep my fingers away from my log cabins, now they are eleven. I need about 80....
This evening was a crafting evening in my studio. We were five friends who made Christmas cards.
A lot of creativity and stuff, who will clean up....?
What do you think?
Here are some of the cards I made. "God Jul", that´s "Merry Christmas" in Swedish.
03 november 2008
I also got these fabrics, lovely......
Still some stitchery left!
01 november 2008
Before that cold hit me I finished the projects for Stitcher´s Angel swap. The parcel was put in the mailbox the last day, but that´s me. Last minute but not too late....
These four things were wraped and sent away, far away... where to is still a secret... will tell you when it has arrived by....
A close up, this bag is my own design.
This basket is from Pink Penguin, fun and easy to make....
Before I go back to my angel I will show you my pumpkin pie from last week.