Wednesday, 28 September 2016

Crocheted basket

Didn't I said, that my sewing break is over and I want to do lots of sewing this month? Instead I did everything else: Lots of sports that has been really good for my back - organizing the new routine with the kids for the new school year - after the heat vanished the garden asked for attention too - I repainted our entrance hall (very necessary as it had been already grey instead of white - only problem is that now I see other walls in my house that needs painting too) - And I had one week of house guests....
So no time to sew, but I can show you what I crocheted on one car trip during this summer:
A little oval basket that is hosting now all my crochet yarn that I am mainly using to do little crafting with kids and knot bracelets.

Let's see if I got more done in October :-)

A bientôt,

Tuesday, 13 September 2016

Calendarpage for September

Even with the school restart September is one of my favourite months. I love how the light is changing to autumn sun, but still it is warm. The flowers are changing and with the first colored leaves nature is getting mysterious again.
Have a look on my calendar page for September and find the hidden secrets between the flowers!
Have a wonderful month too!

A bientôt,

Sunday, 4 September 2016

Fridge cover for bowls

After the covers for my cake moulds I showed in my last post. I wanted also covers for things I store in the fridge. Making efforts to reduce the plastic waste I don't like to use lots of wrapping film, but still you can't store everything in open bowls, as the content might take the taste of other things in the fridge. 
So I made a set of covers from oil cloth in different sizes for the bowls and cans I am using the most.

They are so easy to make. I cut out a circle that is about 5cm in diameter larger than the bowl I want to cover. I measure the elastic stretched around the bowl and sew it already in a loop. Then I sew it stretched on to the oil cloth circle from the inside keeping a 5mm distance to the edge.
I even found orange elastic that matches the oil cloth.
I remember my mom had covers like those when I had been a girl. They are washable and reusable and I don't know why they went out of fashion. 

A bientôt,

Thursday, 1 September 2016

Cover for baking pan

So many flies around and the last time I transported a cake to a cookout the wind blew several times the towel away that I put over the baking pan as a cover. So yesterday I made some cotton covers that hold onto the mould. 
I choose cotton fabric so I can even cover the cake when it is still warm without the humidity condensing at the cover.
Yummy crumble - And the flies and bees can't have it any more!

The first one for the big baking pan has a tunnel from bias-tape on the inside edge where I put the elastic in.
This is working fine, but I thought it might be a little stiff for a smaller diameter, so for the smaller pan I just folded the edge in and sewed the elastic onto the inside while stretching it. This works also, but isn't looking as neat. I should look for some color matching elastic.
To have a set I made a third cover for my tarte-mould too!
This summer I really haven't done much sewing! With this little project I finish the break. 
See you soon with some more stuff...

A bientôt avec plus de chose cousu,