Anyone else annoyed by the lack of cute and practical candy buckets for Halloween? At Easter there's a thousand choices and they all make more sense than a tiny plastic pumpkin with a hole so small you can barely get a hand in it and a plastic shopping bag. 🍬🍭🍫
My solution: make something! I wanted something pumpkin like with a big opening but not so big my small kids can't carry it around. I'm so happy with the finished product and I'm seriously considering making a bunch more. (And possibly some for Easter too!)
The initial plan back in May as I started creating the content about zero-waste sewing & writing this book, was this: keeping it low-profile, simple, easy-to-follow, quick-to-read. Write each of 3 books every 2 months. Sounded easy, so I got started. In August I had to re-edit #1 . Have I expected it to be so long?
It’s currently me, in charge of everything about this book & that gives me freedom to work as I can & do what I want. And here we come to the faith, that inner feeling which is low & strong at the same time, depending on how you treat it. The inner voice, which I sometimes doubt coming from within, but we possibly never find out what’s at works here.
Recently my little girl got into a complicated situation at school, rather a really nasty one, she was bullied. It made her lost faith. We can lose faith in politics, a doctor, a friend, in IG, we can also lose faith in ourselves. That problem at school made me think how fragile it is, and how important it is to care for it.
We do always hear it murmuring about what’s right or wrong. Just because it feels right deep down there, not because of what someone else’d think, tell, threaten or laugh at. Right? Already been in that predicament? Well, my 10-year old one gave me a great lesson on that, as I realised that everything I’ve been telling her, is what I’ve been needing to hear myself as well. That I should trust about how I feel & what I should do.
But what does it have in common with the book? Exactly that:
It’s not going to be printed this week, because I feel I need more time & work. I’ve finished 3.5 of 5 chapters. I could have omitted one chapter, & quickly finish half of another, but I won’t do it this way. The chapter (Layout tweaks) is really important here, & I have yet no clear plan how to approach it in a way that my “inner voice” would approve. After I’ve repeated “believe what you feel” to my girl hundred times past week, I don’t see any reason to do it differently with myself.
This book goes to printing when I’m absolutely sure I have all the important issues covered properly, if it means a few more weeks of intense work, more learning & new ideas, so be it!
To pierwsza dzianina jaka u mnie zagościła. Uszyłam z niej swoją pierwszą bluzę dresową półtora roku temu. Reszta Materiału leżała i czekała.. i doczekał się. Powstała sukieneczka trapezowa i opaska do kompletu :) #handmade#samauszylam#sewing#sewingforkids#rekodzielo
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I try to get a family photo at each family wedding we go to- we're rarely all this dressed up at the same time! And this is the first photo of my new #soikittydress that shows it's true color. (Which I love!) The only other clothing item I made in this photo is my son's Blazer. It's in a blue and white cotton Tweed and although he doesn't look happy about it, he was annoyed with having to stand still- he was happy to wear the jacket all evening.
Dress: #soikittydress by @sewoveritlondon
Fabric: rayon challis from @lafinchfabrics
Blazer: #basicblazer by @blankslatepatterns
Fabric: Cotton Tweed from @moodfabrics
Werbung, wegen Verlinkungen, aber alles selbst gekauft!!) Da mein Cousin Papa geworden ist, konnte ich mal wieder in meinen „kleine-Größen-Schnittmustern“ stöbern und da habe ich dieses kleine Set genäht. Die unifarbene Hose finde ich dabei super praktisch, weil oft alles andere gemustert ist und ich hatte damals viel zu viele gemusterte Hosen anstatt einfarbiger 😳 daraus gelernt und somit entstand das..herrlich auch mal wieder eine 62 zu nähen 😅
Body von @c.pauli_nature ..näht sich klasse und er passt einfach großartig 😍
Stoff vom @stoffmarkt.holland
Hose ist eine Pumphose von @lybstes ..ein Muss
Stoff ist ein vor langer Zeit gekaufter Sommersweat von @stoffede
Fall is in full swing and so is Pumpkin Spice promotion! Grab Willow, Patricia (knit and woven), Lydia and the Lydia skirt add on ALL on sale for 20% off ALL month long! .
Willow has that unique boho look with her bell sleeves and v shaped bodice - perfect for fun embellishments like fringe or lace! This Willow is made with @hawthornesupplyco Autumn Woodlands Collection in their house jersey knit sewn by @staylorthreads 😍