I’m so envious (in a good way, of course) of all of you who have your own sewing rooms. I dream of the day when I can just walk to my machine and start sewing. Right now, living in this small apartment and having very little space for all my fibery goods, I have to use the table in the living room to sew. This means taking everything off and setting up which can be rather time consuming. While I’m sewing, my fabric and patterns are strewn across the living room leaving little space for anything or anyone else. I then need to take a break to feed the kids who want to eat usually shortly after setting up on the same table. On most days I just don’t have the energy for it all, so I sit and knit or spin instead.
A few Sundays ago I found a bit of that sought-after crafty energy and was able to get some sewing done before we went for our family run. I made this lovely Dora pillow for Alida. Lovely is her new word, don’t ask where she got that one but I do like it.
I found this fabric, or should I say Alida found this fabric, last summer and had to have it. I decided to make a small pillow case and Alida has crowned it her lovely pillow. She just adores Dora.
Oh and speaking of lovely, I’m so glad Alida talks to me in English and to everyone else in German, after having Alexander only speak German, it’s nice to hear a little voice speak English.
Once I started sewing there was no stopping me, so I also made these two cases.
One is a double point needle case and the other, as you can see, is for my ever-expanding crochet hook collection. What a great excuse to use the fabric I adore. Did you see the Giving Flower tag on the dpn case? I’ve started using my new logo for cards that have care info on the back for things that I give to others. That needle case was a gift for Tamina from my knitting group. She is always doing little caring and thoughtful things for me and for others, so I thought I would make her something made with love to thank her for being a wonderful blog and real-life friend.
More tomorrow if my throat stops hurting and this headache goes away. No jogging today, I’m off to bed.