Montag, 17. Februar 2014

Busy Saturdays

I don't know about you, but my idea of a relaxed weekend day is probably quite the opposite of the one most people have.
Nothing goes over a little sewing, knitting, plant dyeing, etc. etc. :-)

Last Saturday was just one of these superbusyrelaxed Saturdays. The weather was stunning, considering it's mid-February, so I planned to take advantage of the warm, sunny weather and take my big dyeing cauldron out of hibernation but the ordered indigo didn't arrive in time so the whole dyeing was postponed. Let's hope for good weather next Saturday!

Luckily I have hundreds of other projects on my to do list just in case I got bored. And so I decided to finally make an attempt at my first wiking coat. I have been pushing this off for quite a while now because I was scared of cutting that lovely fabric I had bought a couple of years ago. Now I'm very happy I did.
It took me quite some time to figure out the size of the godets but I'm satisfied with the result. I's not finished yet, it still needs edging and I'm considering adding a trim or maybe some embroidery...hmmm.

It was well past ten in the evening when I finished so I didn't have the time to take a good picture BUT I want to show you SOMETHING. So here is a rather bad pic (taken with my mobile phone) as soon as the coat is finished I will make better Photos, I promise! ;-)

Mittwoch, 5. Februar 2014

The Right Thing

Trying to please everybody is a hard task to accomplish.

I've been wracking my brain on the question if I should start yet another blog or not.
I have been writing two other blogs in last few years. The first one is Verflixt und Zugenäht. A blog I started with two friends of mine four years ago.
It was the right thing to start with, considering that none of us three was experienced in blogging nor did either of us have enough time and/or the will to write blog entries on a regular basis. So we shared the task of keeping our readers entertained while making our first steps in the blogosphere.
Much has changed since then and even though we haven't grown apart personally our interests started to drift apart. We still share our love for crafting but other topics have become interesting and important to us too.
So we decided to go our separate ways, blog-related.

That was the time I started my own Website DeSastre.
DeSastre is my own label and the site was built to show my handiwork and also to offer a possibility to shop my products.
Now don't get me wrong I love my site but it kinda limits me to the content of my blog posts; for as much as I love to craft and create things, crafting is not my sole purpose in life.

In conclusion....yes, I needed a place where I could ramble about EVERYTHING going on in my life.
So, this is the place and I most heartily welcome you to my new blog. :-)

And in case you might wonder why the heck I'm writing in English, that's easily explained: I'm just trying to please everybody ;-) I would love my family and my non-German-speaking-friends to understand what I'm writing about; writing in English is the easiest way to ensure that, so here I go!