Sunday, February 28, 2010

Its a blouse!

Yes! I finished my first voluntary made piece of clothing! It was fun, but the neckline and the sleeves where hard to do, need more practice with that kind of work. Some other tips
* as always, think first, and then take action...(instructions: nip the seam allowance. me: nip nip nip...this can be right....wonder what she means by nipping?)
* use a good steady safety-pin when putting the elastic in place (I managed to broke one inside the blouse...)
* sew sloooowly whenever tackling a difficult seam (I have this illusion that if I sew really fast I will look like a professional and as consequence sew like one...unfortunately it does not work like that)

Monday, February 22, 2010

Blog of the month - Anna Maria Horner

So many nice blogs out there and I feel like sharing. It is time for blog of the month!

Anna Maria Horner
Artist, fabric designer and a mother of six(!)

Yes, the pattern for the blouse I posted earlier about is from her book 'Seams to me'. What can I say, I'm a fan. I love the book and the fabrics, but her blog gives her work a whole new dimension. She writes about all that really matters in life. The small big things. It inspirational and empowering and at the same time the post are just simple everyday things for the most part. Amazing how she does that. I mean she must be a superwoman raising six children, running a business and looking gorgeous, and she still finds away to make
you feel better about yourself and appreciative of your own little things in life.

Always a pleasure to read, please go to
check yourself.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Soooo much to learn!

I just finished practising with Adobe Illustrator and even though it was fun, there is also so much to learn! It took me half an hour to figure out why the pen-tool didn't stroke line was 0 pt! No wonder I couldn't see anything:D

But I'm quite pleased with the result. After another half an hour fun:

Sunday, February 14, 2010


I bought Anna-Maria Horner's book Seams to me maybe 6 month ago, and finaly I have the courage to actually do something from it! It will be, I hope, a blouse to my little girl. I have now cut all the pieces and it is time to sew them togehter...exiting and scary at the same time! I have not made piece of clothing since I was 13 and had to do a horroble unflatering blouse at school. I hated it! Both the blouse and the sewing of it. This time so far I'm loving it! No idea where this desire to sew comes from, but it is addictive. I will post some photos when done, regardless of the result.