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Shower of Stars

Finally back to blogging and sewing. We started our new adventure 4 weeks ago and we can proudly call us homeowners now. It took me a bit to find the hard drive which had all the images for this blog entry. I am still missing my the cord for myprinter. And to be honest I underestimated on how hard it would be to move 7 1/2 months pregnant, and of course there was so much going on afterwards (friends from out-of-town, little stupid accidents, work and daily life) that I needed a bit of a break.

However, I promised in my last post that I would show you another version of the Taeschling. The Taeschling pattern is a little star, or maybe I should call it  “Shower of Stars” because you have so many options. You can just create it the way you want it  and for every season.

Taeschling DIY Sewing Allerleikind

And here is the information on how you can order your Taeschling pattern, send an email to allerleikind@t-online.de and Heike will send you a bill.

Taeschling DIY Sewing Allerleikind

This version has the extended legs, so the pants can grow with your little one. You can roll the hem up or just scruff it together, it stretches with the kids movement.  The Taeschling is just fun and I can’t wait to sew so more. I’ve finally gotten my machine back out. YAY!

Taeschling DIY Sewing Allerleikind

Elliott loves to wear his Taeschling. The pants are super comfy and I actually just want a pair for myself. I am just waiting for Allerleikind to create and adult version. *hint hint*

Taeschling DIY Sewing Pattern

 

I’ve linked this post to Made4boys and Freutag!

boy standing in knitted hat and handmade vest

Fall is here…Winter is coming

I’ve kept myself quiet busy especially with sewing for Elliott. For some reasons when the weather gets gray and dark, I start knitting. I don’t touch my knitting needles all summer. So this year, it was no different, rain and dark Sundays at home made be check my wool stash and I started knitting again.  I bought last year yarn, with the intention to knit a hat for Elliott from a pattern I found on Ravelrly, but I didn’t have the guts to do this until this year.

Knitted hat and handmade vest

Knitted hat and handmade vest

The first one I did was too small for Elliott, so I ended up doing another one and “yeah” success, as you can see in the picture.

boy standing in knitted hat and handmade vest

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I also sewed a new west for him, for the days for the weather is in between. Not cold enough for the winter jacket but not warm enough for only a fleece jacket.

Kids picking up pumpkin

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I used my own pattern, which I used for the Denim Jacket I created a while ago. I lined the jacket with fleece to keep it nice and warm. The outside is out of a polyester print. I added a little patch on the chest, which I bought at vintage mall. I also added pocket, which is not functional at all. Sometimes you just need  to add a little accessoire.

boy with pumpkin

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Infinity Scarf another front view

Spring Infinity Scarf

The weather in Seattle has been just gray and rainy the last couple weeks, except today where we had beautiful sunshine. And I need a little pop of color and something that reminds me of spring.

2010 Kaffe Fassett for Rowan

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I found this awesome fat quarter on Sale the other day. It’s so bright and colorful. I just couldn’t walk away from it. Against my resolution, I just bought it and directly created something new with it.

Made by Lili Label

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I also got my “Made by Lili” Labels in the mail. These were a little Christmas/Birthday present to myself. I think it gives your crafts a touch of sophistication.

I love to wear scarfs and I do wear them most of the time. I have different colors and patterns, but nothing really bright and colorful. So I decided to create an infinity scarf out of the fat quarter.

I also have this white cardigan with gray embroidery, which I really like but never wear. I don’t like the fit of it and it just dusts away in my closet. I thought it would be the perfect contrast to the bright yellow and pink of the fabric. I like to recycle clothes, which I still like, but don’t wear. I have a hard time to give them away or sell them at consignment.

Fat Quarter and Cardigan

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I cut the fat quarter in three long pieces and matched the size with the cardigan. I only used one of the front panels of the cardigan. This way I can reuse the other one for something else.

Infinity Scarf front view

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I used my serger for this project, because knit rolls up directly when you cut it. It was super easy to sew everything together. Just like butter.. so yummy.

Infinity Scarf side view

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Infinity Scarf side view - embroidery

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When I want to tone the color down, I can reverse the scarf and just show the recycled cardigan.

Infinity Scarf another front view

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And here is my pop of color again — to welcome Spring into my world.