Spring is in the air. Although there might be a couple of months still before the leaves on the trees will start to show up, it definately is time for some spring sewing planning. Of course, I´ve had my Springspiration board on Pinterest for months, so I am not completely unprepared. colors As you might…Read More
Markal/Shiva Paint Stiks are awesome!
All the way back in November I announced that I had played around with some fabric print using a type of oil paint sticks. For some reason, they go by two different names. They are called Shiva in the US and Markal in the UK and here in Sweden. They are a little bit like giant…Read More
First of all: Happy New Year, everyone! I sincerely hope that this will be a wonderful year for all! The last couple of years, I have been focusing on putting together a thought-through and balanced wardrobe, but this year, in 2012 I am going for the fun! As I now have a closet full of practical everyday wear,…Read More
FESA: The corduroy pants
Edit: I had no idea, but a post over at the Coletterie stated that it is Corduroy Appreciation Day today! Fitting, no? So, I finally finished my corduroy pants! I´ve been wanting to make a rust colored pair since seeing Carolyn´s version. I have already told you about the beginnings of these pants, so here comes the finished…Read More
A FESA update, a refashion and the pants that almost didn´t come to be.
First of all, thank you all so much for the lovely comments on my last post, it prompted me to make another refashion of a shirt! This time a less radical change, I just wanted one of my darlings old crisp white shirts to fit me instead of him. The shirt tucked into the wool…Read More
Autumnal sewing plans
When Sarah, Alessa and Ali announced a Fall Essential Sew Along, and doing so by using alliterations like Fashionable Foundations for Frosty Weather and Chic Chemises for Cool Climates, I knew I had to join. Now, I am trying to keep the selfish sewing limited, so I get more time to sew for others, but some things…Read More
Some summer sewing in March
This video is from Astrid Lindgren´s book/tv-series about Emil. This song is about how summer sometimes needs a little help, it really is a spring/summer anthem here:-). So, over at the MMMar´11 Flickr pool, there have been some lovely spring creations, and I got inspired, and wanted to make something appropriate for warmer weather too. As I…Read More
Spring Palette 2011
On my little trip to Paris last weekend, I came over these gorgous summery cottons, at Coupons de St. Pierre. I have them near my desk, so I can look at them from time to time – and at the same time listen to music for an upcoming concert one of my choirs are having…Read More
So, what´s next?
Last years challenge was an eye-opening experience for me, and over all, I think I did good. But I am really just now beginning to take control over the hardest part, and that is the desire for new things. Ali, of the wardrobe, reimagined, wrote a insightful post about this topic all the way back…Read More
I have a note in my calendar from last January. It says: “Go someplace warm!”. Many Scandinavians defends the winter and says thing like “but the snow is so beautiful” and ” I like the freshness of the chilly weather”. I have never been one of those Scandinavians. I´d rather show you some photos of…Read More