Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Teaparty for little girls

I was looking for a christmas present to make for little girls
when I stumbled across this cute embroidery set from
Embroidery Garden
I added the initial of the girls
names on 2 of the cookies, just in case there are questions who's cookies they are (they are for 2 little sisters)

I made a label for the cookie
box and they are ready to go.

Ganz liebe Gruesse Sabine

Monday, December 17, 2012

.....Sew busy!!

I haven't posted much in the last weeks, because I'm ...sew busy, making all kinds of things for christmas 

a great present for little girls are these personalized crayon rolls, perfect for on the go.
these little cosmetic bags are made in the hoop, thet are great and have a back pocket too.
Ganz liebe Gruesse Sabine

Thursday, November 29, 2012

...little gifts

I found this wonderful
 tutorial on this blog  and I just
had to start sewing, so easy and
fun to make, this is the perfect
little present. I just had to make
one. ...there will be more .....
 this is perfect for using all the
little left over pieces of fabric, that I kept and was planning to use at some point.

Ganz liebe Gruesse Sabine

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

......angels on my window

last week I made some lace angels from the Sonia Showalter designs 

 website, they are from
 the angels of light

 and the light
 today was perfect,
the late afternoon
 sun was shining

and the angels were so beautiful, I just had to snap a few pictures ..... ok a lot of pictures. I made these angels to send out with my Christmas Cards

Ganz liebe Gruesse Sabine

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Christmas Cards

...There are so many new things I want to try
I saw Spellbinders dies and I just had
to try them, they came in the mail yesterday
and I spend some time trying them out today. 
I'll be making a bunch of these.
Ganz liebe Gruesse Sabine
...today's task ...
window decorating
I found this great idea on Pinterest, this site is great there are so many ideas.

 I made a lot of lace snow flakes ahead of time, they are perfect for decorating and as gift tags. 
we hot glued ribbons around candy canes and attached them to a garland, this makes for an inexpensive way to decorate your window.
we hung the lace ornaments on clear hooks on the top part of the windows, I love the way they look when the sun is shining.
Ganz liebe Gruesse Sabine 

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Busy crafting

I've been busy the last few weeks, starting my Christmas crafts,

 (these gift tags are good scrap paper busters, I used a lot of left overs)

....there are sooo many ideas and sooo little time, every year I'm telling myself to start earlier, but I know that will not happen anyway, so here is a start

 I found a great embroidery file for these mini composition book covers at Fivestar Fonts, I love making these. They are perfect little teacher gifts along with the monogram Cosmetic bag.

Ganz liebe Gruesse Sabine

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Kitchen done.....

......almost, I still have to sew new curtains, but I have to come up with a style first,
I love how open the new kitchen is and the white makes everything a little brighter.

....... now we need accessories :)
Ganz liebe Gruesse Sabine

House warming present

Last weekend we went to visit a Friend who bought a Bed and Breakfast,
it was great to see her again, I made these Towels with the name of her
B&B as a House warming gift,
I love this applique Frame, just add the lettering from the embroidery machine an you have a nice image.

I'm doing a set for my kitchen next :) 
Ganz liebe Gruesse Sabine

Thursday, September 6, 2012

I just bought this great embroidery file from Picklepiedesign and could not wait to try it,

I love the ribbon and the ability to add a monogram, this gives the bag a personal note.
The first couple of bags are already given away, but Im sure there are A LOT MORE to come,

Ganz liebe Gruesse Sabine

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Last minute travel accessories

Don't you hate it, when you travel and your necklaces are all tangled when you arrive, ... here is an easy solution :)

I took 8 freezer bags, (the ones with the zipper), I sewed a double sided fabric base (9.5 x18 in approx., add iron on stabilizer) added  ribbon on one side to close the jewelry organizer then I sewed one stack of 4 zipper bags to the base about 5 inches from the top of the zipper bag (I stapled them together first, so they would not slide) cut away excess on bottom and do the same about one inch away from the first sewing line with the other stack of 4 zipper bags. Just fill with your jewelry and you are ready to go.

Ganz liebe Gruesse Sabine

...in between.....

....suitcases that is,
we just got back from the beach and we are heading to see grandma and grandpa in Germany

the kitchen has to wait a while, first we have to have some fun!

I had a lot of fun trying out my new camera, it takes a while to get it right, but I love it. 
Hope you have a great summer too!
Ganz liebe Gruesse Sabine

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

kitchen project

.... the tiles are done, I love the colors and the pattern, even if there was a lot of cutting on the edges.

....CABINETS.... there still is a lot to do, but the shells of the cabinets are done, I have to screw them together and attach the hardware, but I already love the look, it is much more open without that half-wall.
...a new kitchen needs some new linens, I found a great tutorial how to make this crochet border here
it is simple and if you use cotton yarn you can wash it as usual and it does not shrink.

ganz liebe Gruesse Sabine

Friday, May 18, 2012

... Here are some sewing projects from the last weeks,
Easter baskets for our little neighbors.

pacifier keeper and clip, these are also great for a baby shower

kitchen towels with bunny applique and fabric border.

embroidered easter tags, great for little easter goodies.

Hugs Sabine

Kitchen project... floor

... we knew we have problems with a sagging floor, when we removed the tile, we saw how bad it was
we had some help reinfocrcing and leveling the floor and now I'm busy patching and painting the kitchen walls.

I love the gray, it will make a nice contrast to the white cabinets.
Sorry no sewing right now, but there will be more after the kitchen is done.

Hugs Sabine

Monday, May 14, 2012

Kitchen project

.... my Kitchen project

this project was cooking in my mind for quite a while. When we moved in 2 years ago, we had to do a lot of other things and we put the kitchen off. Then there was the time, that I wanted to do the kitchen, but there are so many choices and where do you start, I changed my mind about style and color a million of times and did not get anywhere. I'm glad many of our neighbors did their kitchen and that gave me a lot of good ideas on what to do with the space.
my final choice is this IKEA kitchen, I know, when you hear IKEA you think  "boxes", that need to be put together, but I love building things and  I love the choice of organizers and drawer inserts.

Lg Sabine

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Easter bunny

our little Easter bunny went for a walk this week
it is is soooo nice outside we just hat to go for a walk
Easter eggs anyone???
Rexi is inspecting my Easter cards I think this is a job for the Easter bunny too.

Ganz liebe Gruesse Sabine

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Easter decorating

I'm busy this weekend making some more things for our Easter decoration

for the banner I used water soluble stabilizer for the hoop, then added 2 layers of cut away stabilizer, 1 layer of fabric on top and one on the bottom. The ribbons I sewed on the back with a couple of stitches.

I love making lace eggs, we cut some branches and put then in a vase , then decorated them with little Easter charms, eggs and the lace eggs, for a center piece
now spring can come
ganz liebe Gruesse Sabine