Wednesday, 28 October 2009

First commission!

It's fun to sew for yourself.
It's fun to sew for your friends and family.
But it feels really special when someone commissions something to sell in their shop!

This is the business card i made to leave at the shop.

Today I delievered nine bibs to be sold in Inci! This is a cute little shop in the outskirts of Stockholm, selling toys, scrapbooking material, children's books and now, my bibs!

I'm very excited!

Like a mum to her newborn child takes millions of photos, that's how I felt today as I tried to get as many photos of the bibs as I could!

With Christmas creeping up on us I created a small collection of christmassy bibs, but avoiding the very traditional prints.

I named this collection "Nu är det Jul igen" (Now it's Christmas again) -
a traditional Swedish Christmas song which people sing dancing around the Christmas tree.

Two bibs were a copy of two other bibs I had made before.

I had fun making the labels!

Autumn in Stockholm

Stockholm is absolutely golden in Autumn.
Although there hasn't been any sunlight for the last week, this is how it can glow on sunny Autumn days!

Sunday, 25 October 2009

So simple "Sun and Snow" girly dress

I made this little dress in only a few hours.
It's the easiest dress I could think of and I didn't even need a pattern.
I didn't have much time and I wanted to make it for a little friend's birthday.

Of course it's sleeveless as I still haven't managed to work out how to sew sleeves.

I used the pink bias tape for the shoulder ribbons.

The dress looked a bit dull so I added some yellow bias tape on the pocket and above the hem line to cheer it up a bit.

Then I found these cute little flowers in Panduro and I just had to add them!

The fabric is a heavier type of soft cosy cotton flannel , great for the cold and grey Autumn and Winter days here. With a long-sleeved top underneath and cosy tights it'll be perfect! And then it's also ok to use in the Spring and cooler Summer days. That's why I called it "Sun and Snow".

There hasn't been much sunlight lately so it was impossible to take nicer photos. Maybe when the sun comes out I'll try better ones....

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Monday, 19 October 2009

Sewing in Japanese

So I've definitely been hit by the Japanese style!
I've just ordered two Japanese pattern books.
Not only is sewing new to me, but now I'll be sewing in Japanese!
The pattern books I bought from Pomadour24 here were SIMPLE CHIC DRESS PATTERNS and ADULT COUTURE DRESS and SMOCK BLOUSE.

The photos in the books are absolutely beautiful and now I can't wait to get my new books!

Tuesday, 6 October 2009

A birthday present for my sister

It's my sister's birthday and I've sent her a Charming Handbag.

The pattern is by Amy Karol, from her book Bend the Rules Sewing which has lots of fun sewing projects.

The outer fabric is from Åhléns. The lining is vintage fabric.

Hidden inside is a matching necklace.

I hope she likes it!

Happy Birthday Ana!

This is the first project I've made from Amy Karol's book but there are lots of other projects I can't wait to try!
Sewing is a new interest, so while all the talented and experienced craftspeople out in the craftosphere who have inspired me to start sewing have already "been there, done that", I am running trying to catch up. But I'm having lots of fun!