• naaiweek

    Heel veel pdf’s!

    Whieuwww. Afgelopen week was een totale chaos in mijn brein. Dat is voor mij een van de gevaren van te veel naaiplannen hebben. De kans krijgen om allerlei patronen met korting te kopen tijdens het Black Friday-weekend – en die kans met beide handen aangrijpen – hielp niet echt om m’n hoofd op te ruimen. Ik kocht vijf nieuwe patronen en downloadde er ook nog een stel. Ik dróómde er gewoon van om ze allemaal aan elkaar te moeten plakken. Nou ja dromen… het waren eerder nachtmerries. Maar. Op maandag plakte ik een pdf in elkaar die ik al een paar weken uitgeprint had klaarliggen. Ik had bedacht om (eerst)…

  • naaiweek

    Starring… the topstitching needle

    It’s funny how I always feel like I don’t sew as much as I want, while in fact I sew about three pieces a month. I think it’s because of the fact that my sewing has been a little quick & dirty lately. I haven’t really dived into making something super special and haven’t been too dedicated, so it feels. Yet I’ve done stuff last week. This week, I discovered the absolute indispensability of a topstitching needle.Last summer, I’ve sewn my Cleo dungaree dress (pattern from Tilly & the Buttons) out of quite a heavy herringbone – beautiful! – denim. I topstitched as prescribed, but at that time didn’t know…

  • naaiweek

    Pins, podcasts and a pretty dress

    It’s a short one, as there hasn’t been too much sewing (related stuff) in my life last week. But that’s okay! First off, I got this cute pumpkin-y wrist pincushionin the mail. I bought this one as my Prym wrist cushion is starting to wear off (already… I’ve had it for six months or so, so I’m a bit disappointed in the quality). But I forgot that my Prym cushion has a hard bottom, which prevents you from pinning yourself in the wrist. And since I’m using long quilting pins (the yellow ‘flowers’ you see in the picture) I have pinned myself in the wrist already because they go all the…

  • naaiweek

    Sewing Weekly — lots of shopping and I won a prize!

    For me, this week was all about getting my sewjo back (I’m always worried that my sewjo completely evaporates when I don’t sew for two weeks or so, although of course it never does). So this week I had to give myself a bit of a boost.   I ordered this cute scissors necklace a few weeks ago. I wish I could say it’s fancy handcrafted and all silver, but I’m afraid it’s just cheap Chinese stuff and not even silver plated (I bought it at Wish.com, in case you’re interested too). With these kind of internet orders, you never know when you’re gonna get it and I got mine last…