August 26, 2013

Autumnal

The day temperatures are still about 86F/30C over here but the early morning air has that autumnal feeling already, that I love so much. It makes me wanna cuddle up on the couch with a quilt, hot chocolate, some homemade cookies and a book or something to crochet. It’s still too warm for that of course but it’s not too warm to create some autumnal decorations like a fabric mushroom collage.

Fabric Collage - Mushroom

Thank you to Karen, The Graphics Fairy, for the vintage mushroom image!

Fabric Collage - Mushroom

Fabric Collage - Mushroom

No fall is complete without pumpkins, isn’t it? This is one of several I sewed lately. I’m so in love with old rusty bed springs. They are just great to display all kinds of things.

Fabric Pumpkin

Fall Decoration - Fabric Pumpkin

I’m busy working on more fall creations and Halloween is on my mind already as well. The only thing I made for Halloween last year was this collage.  For this season I plan to create all kinds of decorations. If you like a black and white Halloween, check out my PINS.

Have a wonderful week!

Julia

I’ll be linking up with these great parties:

Brag Monday at The Graphics Fairy

Knick of Time Tuesday at Knick of Time

Be Inspired at Common Ground

August 05, 2013

French Inspired Clothes Pin Bag

Last week I sewed a vintage and French inspired bag for my clothes pins. The French word for laundry is linge and I’ve stamped it directly onto the linen. I printed out a clothes pin graphic from The Graphics Fairy on fabric and sewed a little tag.

Clothes Pin Bag

As backing for the opening I used an antique sewing pattern that I had printed out on fabric as well.

Clothes Pin Bag

The wooden clothes pins are for decoration only. Even though they are so much prettier than the plastic ones, I suspect that they could leave stains on the clothes after they’ve been used for a while.

Clothes Pin Bag

I’m off now to hang some clothes on the line and then I’ll cook eggplant and tomato sauce with pasta. It’s lunch time over here.
Have a wonderful week.

I’ll be linking up with the following parties:

Brag Monday at The Graphics Fairy
Blissful Whites Wednesday at TIMEWASHED
Be Inspired at Common Ground
Hugs,
Julia

August 01, 2013

Hello, my name is Jules

Hello ladies, mommy said, I should introduce myself. I’m Jules.  I’m a boy and my name is pronounced the French way. Like Jules Verne, you know.  I got adopted on mommy’s birthday, almost two weeks ago. She didn’t know she would meet me that day, neither did I. It was not planned, that mommy and daddy would adopt another cat but I was looking for a home and so it just happened. I’m so happy to have a family again. Mom thinks I’m about 7 weeks old now. I don’t know because I can’t count yet.

Kitten

Mommy has taken lots of pictures of me. At first they all were blurry. Then she remembered that there is a “sports” setting on her camera – for fast moving objects. That would be me. Very fast, ha. Often enough I’m still too fast, even for that mode. Mom said, if  I’d like to become a cat model, I’d have to learn to hold a pose a little bit longer than a nanosecond – whatever that is. I don’t think I wanna be a model. I’d rather be a fisherman when I’m grown up or a butcher maybe. Then I could have fish or steak whenever I want. Sounds like a great plan. I gotta remember that.

Mommy says, I’m a kleptomanicat. I did not only steal her and daddy’s heart but I also frequently snatch her trims, fibers and doilies and take them to other places where I like to play with them. She’s never mad of me though because I’m so cute.

Kitten

She also says that my teeth are sharp as needles. Wouldn’t that make me a good helper in her studio? I could sew with my teeth. Mom is not convinced yet. I try to help anyway. Here you see me offering to get something for her out of a drawer.

Kitten

When I don’t play, eat or try to be a good assistant, I just sleep. Here is a picture of me while I’m taking a nap in my favorite basket.

Kitten

I often fall asleep on other places as well. Like here on the sofa.

Kitten

Kitten

Here I took a moment to relax after I had played for an hour. Auntie Dorthe, I swear my paws were totally clean when I sat on your fairy doll’s dress.

Kitten

I hope I’ll get along with my step brothers one day. They don’t like me yet. There’s that old guy Cecil. He thinks he’s just fluffy, I think he’s real big. I don’t take it personal though that he doesn’t like me. He doesn’t get along with anything that has more than two legs. Except for chairs and tables maybe.

Cat

Then there’s Barney. He always hisses at me when he sees me and makes scary noises. Doesn’t he know that I’m cute?

Cat

The dogs are not allowed to come close. They could think I’m a snack. Especially that Baxter guy. He always chases the neighbor's chickens. I don’t think I look like a chicken but who knows what Baxter thinks I am. I’m not allowed to go in the garden yet anyway. There is an owl showing up every day and mommy says that I’d be a yummy lunch or dinner for that bird. I love to eat but I for sure wouldn’t like to be eaten. There are less dangerous animals in the garden as well though. They’re called turtles. Mommy showed me pictures of them. She seems to be excited, each time she sees one. I’m pretty sure those guys are boring and not very playful. Mom probably likes them because they don’t move so fast when she wants to take a picture.

Turtle

Mommy asked me to show you some gifts she had recently received. Her dear friend Liz had sent some very beautiful vintage laces and an owl card. From what I’ve heard about owls, the card scares me a bit but mommy thinks it’s so lovely. She doesn’t let me play with the lace. Bummer!

Owl Card and Lace

Dear auntie Dorthe had sent a fabulous card with a paper doll that wears a pretty tulle skirt. I’d love to play with the skirt or the flowers in the doll’s hair but I’m not allowed. Humph!

Doll Card

Another gift came from her dear friend Martina. She had created a lovely canvas with a charlotte doll. Mommy said the background has lots of great texture. I don’t know what that means. Is that something to play with? She doesn’t let me find out. This is just not fair. When I get a package one day, I won’t let her play with anything that’s in there, ha.

Canvas

Mommy thanks the lovely ladies very much for sending such wonderful gifts.

It was so nice meeting you all. I’m a bit tired now and have to take a little nap.

Jules in Baket

Bye, buy and MEOW from here …

Jules