Freitag, 8. August 2014

New haircut

Yesterday a friend of mine cut my hair. It is a bit shorter now then I planned, but I like it.

Donnerstag, 7. August 2014

Globe Theatre Romeo & Juliet


Again a bit of culture for Mommy. I love Shakespeare and this version is really well done. The actors are great and costumes and set are amazing. I really enjoyed to watch this. Although it was a bit difficult for me, being all in English (Shakespeare is one of the few exceptions were I prefer the German translation). One day I want to see a play live at the Globe Theatre.

Mittwoch, 6. August 2014

My Washi Tape


Of course I could not resist the trend of washi tape. But they are so expensive! Fortunately I found some  affordable alternatives at Ikea and a local coffee shop (Tchibo) some while ago. Tchibo had some new tapes last month. I will show you these soon.


Dienstag, 5. August 2014

New Butterick Patterns

Butterick published some new patterns, but only one caught my attention - B6094 by Gertie

It looks somewhat boring from the front. Like the typical 50s dress. But look at that back, it's gorgeous!

Although I decided to sew only from a handful of pattern in the near future, I think I have to have this pattern.

Montag, 4. August 2014

Little Vampire Woman


I was really skeptical about this book. Pride & Prejudice & Zombies was a nice read, although I did not like that the author used almost all of the original text and only added zombies. Then I read a zombified version of Goethe's Werther which was amazing, because it was a new text, but really well written. But I was curious how you could write a good book with the March Sisters as vampires and not losing the context of the book. Would the sisters be bad girls?

But I have to say, the author did make it. The feel of the original story is still there and I still like the sisters. The vampire story fits in well and it was fun to read this new take on the book. And for a change no zombies.

Sonntag, 3. August 2014

Foxy Dress (New Look 6262)

Fox Dress

After a disastrous last year where I sewed almost nothing and most of it was a failure I finally are back on track. I found a pattern that I really like, New Look 6262. I already owned some dresses of this kind which are store-bought and are worn constantly (at least before I got pregnant). So I thought maybe I should make more of this kind, because I already know I wear these kind of dresses. Because if I am honest I did make a lot of dresses that are too fancy or uncomfortable for everyday wear. And it is a great pattern to show of all these special prints I so adore. This resulted in three of these dresses already sewn and at least three more are planned (means, already bought the fabric for these).

But on to the foxes. I bought the little one this great fox from Walnut Animal Society, then knitted him a fox hat and then thought how much fun it would be when I had a matching fox dress. So I searched for fabric and stumbled upon this gorgeous fox print.

The dress was really easy to make and very fast, too. I tried to be accurate and even hand stitched the facings down. Only the zipper is not even, but I really had no desire to fix this. I really like this dress, it is only a tad too long for my taste. I did make the other ones 5 cm shorter. But overall I like it and can't wait to wear it in the fall.


Dress - made by me
Belt - vintage
Shoes - Just Fab
Flower - H&M
Gloves - vintage

Samstag, 2. August 2014

Stephanie Plum Novels


Okay, I admit I watched the movie before I read the novels. And it did take some time to start on the novels.

I started to read these when I was still pregnant and it were the first books I finished when the little one was already born. I read book two and three while breastfeeding the first weeks (the Kindle is great for breastfeeding). I enjoyed all three very much. It is the kind of light read I really need right now. At the moment the only thing I want is fast and light entertainment and a bit of non-baby-related stuff.

The main character Stephanie Plum is likable and by far not perfect. Which I appreciate. I really don't care about characters who are pretty, know everything and are good at everything (also called Mary Sue). Of course this is no serious literature, but it is clever enough to be worth reading. If you like detective novels, maybe you should give them a try (but don't expect Sherlock Holmes).

The novels where entertaining enough that I think about reading some more of the books.

Freitag, 1. August 2014

More Stamps


Here are some more stamps I got a while ago. These are all acrylic stamps you stick on an acrylic block to use. The neat thing about these is, that you can see through the block and aim the stamps better. The set on the first photo is from a local shop here in Germany and the two sets on the second picture are from Studio L2E. The first are great for greeting cards and the second for planning.