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1  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / Seashell stitch markers on: March 10, 2017 10:17:13 AM
I read Smeddleys post on her zentangle project an started going through all her wonderful projects, until I came upon her stitch marker swap. Then the usual Pinterest binge ensued and I ended up with beautiful and hopefully long lasting stitch markers. I hate the commercial ones and didn't have any. I used metal rings I had lying around.
The shells were collected maybe 20 years ago on a family trip. I used fishing line, held together by one of these handy crushable beads for jewelry and glued it into the shell with. So basically destashing at the same time.



2  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Owls in Iceland on: December 02, 2016 06:26:03 AM
I'm not in Iceland, but I feel like I could be with this sweater made out of icelandic wool. When I biked seven kilometers in german December weather, I was so hot, I had to take off my jacket. First real sweater, only made one wearable cardigan before ad love this one, even though its a little (ok, a lot) snug. And I love that this is organic wool.

Pattern is Owls by Kate Davies



3  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Another sashiko mended jeans on: November 13, 2016 05:56:02 AM
Did I mention I only had one pair of jeans without holes or that was mended? The last one with holes got some stars on it.

4  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Sashiko mending: favourite jeans on: November 02, 2016 02:00:03 PM
Conversation between me an a ten-year-old student

Student: You have holes in your jeans!
Me: I know.
Student: So why are you still wearing them?
Me: ...

prompted me to copy said favourite jeans and mend the original pair, because, really, they still are my favourite jeans even when hardly holding together in the - ehm- rear area. But she was partly right, I don't need students to see my behind through said holes.



Before:



After:



With proper lighting:





5  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / Stress ball prototype for school on: October 28, 2016 03:06:54 PM
My colleage wants our class to have stress balls to get them to concentrate better. As we were researching, I noticed none of the sellers stated what their product was made of. AND a lot of them came from China. So. I don't want to poison my kids and I don't want to order from China. The eco ones I found are wonderful (http://www.kreativ-fabrik.com/produkte/shop/kosmetik-und-wellness/282/natuerlicher-anti-stress-ball) but too expensive to buy on school money. I really like the fact they put nice smelling herbs in it!

So I made one for the kids to try out. I found a pattern online (http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-ZeFI7cOzC-o/ULhHD65GzHI/AAAAAAAAAsc/gP_pUCi4t4Y/s1600/Ho+Ho+Hoboken+Seam+Patter+Step+5.png) and cut up an old sweater- well, it was already cut up. Filling made of jersey bits. Left out the herbs so as not to tempt the children to make scrunchy noises all the time (the noises they come up with!!! Really!!!)

Tada:

6  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / Permanent Task Organizer on: August 01, 2016 05:40:01 AM
School year is starting this week, and I will have my very fist own 5th grade. To get them organized, I made this:





Except for the pegs I didn't have to buy anything and didn't have to laminate anything. Plastic avoided!
7  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Whale for future marine biologist on: July 15, 2016 02:19:25 PM
I guess the boy has no choice but become the protector of whales with a stuffie like this!

Second one from the same, now 16-year old cut up jeans as the last one. Love this. It will probably make one other whale in the future.

This is the great tutorial I used: http://valaanvillapaita.blogspot.de/2011/05/tee-se-itse-valas.html

8  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / Fake Kintsugi Repair: Three Bowls on: July 15, 2016 01:56:51 PM
When the bowl I got from my mother which my mother got from her favourite aunt was shattered in an unfortunate kitchen accident, I was in despair, but remembered this method that honours the history of the broken piece. It really was and is my favourite bowl, we used to make all the cookie dough in it as children and then as an adult. Since I didn't have access to real kintsugi, I faked it with glue and golden powder from the craft shop. Works like a charm and looks good. The other two bowls were badly repaired and degraded to flower pots. I reglued them properly and now they are in the kitchen again. I am a bit worried about the healthyness of the glue though :-/



9  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / Another Baby Quilt: Flying Geese on: July 15, 2016 01:46:39 PM
Made this for my very best friend from school. I knew about the pregnancy since she took the test, but managed to wait till I heard about the birth to begin with the project.  Embarrassed
At least I was quick and finished it in one weekend. The only thing I don't really like is the quilting itself. I think I will handquilt the next one again even though I swore never again after the last one  Grin
The nametag is an old piece of cloth we used to exchange gifts in. It is a piece of one of her mothers summer dresses. I just kept it in my stash and couldn't throw it away.


10  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Biker Jacket from Grandma's Jacket on: April 03, 2016 03:20:32 AM
Last fall, I cut up a jacket my grandmother didn't wear anymore. I liked the color. It came out a little too short and I can't really move well, because the fabric has no stretch. And I should never make a pattern without adjusting for my length anymore! Hm. Still like it, but wouldn't make it again, weird fit.



Unfortunately, I deleted the picture of the original jacket. It was one of those boxy shapeless things. I cut the pattern pieces and didn't keep any of the original things. Come to think of it, it was so little fabric, it wouldn't have been possible to make it any longer as it is. Oh well.
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