Wednesday, 19 October 2016

Mushroom deco

My kids found the box with my fall decorations in the basement and decorated our main rooms. I especially like this corner on our sideboard:
A nice arrangement. They are having talent :-)
Those fly agarics I made already last year. The bottom of the stem is filled with lead cord, so they are more heavy on the base and they don't tip over. Very stable decoration!

A bientôt,

Tuesday, 18 October 2016

Simple fleece blanket

We don't need necessarily another blanket, but it used up a piece of fleece I have since years. I bought it initially to make a big crocodile for elder son, but never started. Now I found a matching cotton fabric and made a wide border of 8cm all around.
One side of the fleece is light green the other moss green. The border is a green in-between the two colors, but the two fleece greens are in those multi-color dots.

The whole blanket is about 1,60m by 1,25m. It might be usable for outside, when it is not so warm any more to just sit like this on the balcony for a cup of tea or in the summer when it gets chilly in the evenings.

A bientôt,

Monday, 10 October 2016

Crowns for fall decoration

Since a week it is getting colder outside and it is always grey. No glorious Indian summer at all. 
So I felt like I needed some autumn decoration around the house. In the hedges of some back roads I cut different branches with berries and wound some quick crowns.
Number one is very loosely wound and is hanging on the garage port.

Number two is hanging in front of our dining room window. It is turning in the wind and it is nice to see that one also from the inside. I made it friday and it already gets a bit dry. I guess also the birds found out about it, but I don't mind, if they eat it up.

The last one is hanging beside our main door.

When standing in front of our entrance I made also a photo of little dwarfs village, that has an autumn touch too:
Do you remember "lutin-village"? Have a look for my last years deco project here.

I hope the sun comes back for some more lovely days. I even had to light up the fireplace to get the house warm. This comes a bit sudden after a very hot summer and a warm September.

A bientôt,

want to see some more fall crowns? Here are those I made in 2014. They have been even more pretty I think.

Thursday, 6 October 2016

Bamboo forest for pandas

Little son has been invited to an anniversary and his friend wanted to have pandas. I bought them, but they looked so lost as they had been sold in a plastic bag. I tried to buy a small bamboo plant for them, but couldn't find any that were right for a childrens room. So I had to craft something ...
I cut a circle from wood and in the same size a circle from green thick felt. In the felt I pounced holes where the trees have to stay and glued it to the wood. I drilled small holes in the wood and put in about 5cm long pins. The bamboo trunks are real ones that I cut from a bamboo in the neighbourhood. Of course the real leaves are much too big, so I cut out paper leaves and fixed them with scotch. The result is so nice my both sons would have loved to keep it! 

I think the panda family is looking quite happy and the little girl who got it yesterday is happy too. Win-win!

A bientôt,

Wednesday, 28 September 2016

Crocheted basket

Didn't I said, that my sewing break is over and I want to do lots of sewing this month? Instead I did everything else: Lots of sports that has been really good for my back - organizing the new routine with the kids for the new school year - after the heat vanished the garden asked for attention too - I repainted our entrance hall (very necessary as it had been already grey instead of white - only problem is that now I see other walls in my house that needs painting too) - And I had one week of house guests....
So no time to sew, but I can show you what I crocheted on one car trip during this summer:
A little oval basket that is hosting now all my crochet yarn that I am mainly using to do little crafting with kids and knot bracelets.

Let's see if I got more done in October :-)

A bientôt,

Tuesday, 13 September 2016

Calendarpage for September

Even with the school restart September is one of my favourite months. I love how the light is changing to autumn sun, but still it is warm. The flowers are changing and with the first colored leaves nature is getting mysterious again.
Have a look on my calendar page for September and find the hidden secrets between the flowers!
Have a wonderful month too!

A bientôt,

Sunday, 4 September 2016

Fridge cover for bowls

After the covers for my cake moulds I showed in my last post. I wanted also covers for things I store in the fridge. Making efforts to reduce the plastic waste I don't like to use lots of wrapping film, but still you can't store everything in open bowls, as the content might take the taste of other things in the fridge. 
So I made a set of covers from oil cloth in different sizes for the bowls and cans I am using the most.

They are so easy to make. I cut out a circle that is about 5cm in diameter larger than the bowl I want to cover. I measure the elastic stretched around the bowl and sew it already in a loop. Then I sew it stretched on to the oil cloth circle from the inside keeping a 5mm distance to the edge.
I even found orange elastic that matches the oil cloth.
I remember my mom had covers like those when I had been a girl. They are washable and reusable and I don't know why they went out of fashion. 

A bientôt,