12 July 2007
Shops like this tend to be a bit too expensive for my taste, especially if they are situated in central Stockholm (like this one). But they're a great source of inspiration. I look at the things, shapes, colors and patterns and come up with my own crafty ideas.
11 July 2007
10 July 2007
I'm not good at sewing, I only have very basic skills. But, as with all other craft projects, that hasn't stopped me from trying. I've made many mistakes throughout the years, but for each of them I learn something.
I sometimes try to follow patterns and instructions, but since I have a very limited "sewing vocabulary" I often have to give up simply because I don't understand what they mean. This one I made without a pattern or instruction.
It came out almost as I wanted it (the photos are before ironing etc, though).
Recently I bought a book, Sew what! Skirts, which I found very useful and inspiring. I learnt more about how to sew withouth a pattern - or rather, how to make my own - and make it simple and personal. This was my first attempt (olive green linen and old thrifted sheets):
04 July 2007
I'm as slow as this snail when it comes to write about my crafty adventures. I'm knitting, sewing, beading ... I take a couple of photos. But do I write about it? No. Slow, slow me.