Look what I have!

Or, in Samantha Jones’s words: “It was an impulse purchase!” I totally didn’t plan on buying it, I only wanted to look and see if it was the English version. Sadly, it isn’t, but it’s just the incentive to refresh my memory of German, and learn new words. The magazine has 47 patterns to choose…

Best FO so far!

…or how I keep surprising myself with the projects I’m making. It’s always difficult to sew for someone else, because I put so much pressure on myself to make it perfect. Of course, there’s no such thing as perfection and I get that, but one keeps hoping, right? I really put my soul into both…

Loving yourself – pt.2

It’s a day before Valentine’s day. I generally don’t love anything that has to do with it, because it became extremely commercialized and, in my opinion, fake. Although, I’m sure that there are many exceptions to that rule, and I couldn’t be happier for them. But this year it’s a very big deal to me,…

You have to love yourself…

or how I’ve decided to treat myself this Valentine’s day with a fitted bralette. And no, I’m not talking about buying myself one, even though H&M has a Valentine’s day discount on lingerie, but an actual bralette that I can sew myself. I’ve been on the lookout for the perfect pattern since forever, and I…

My most favorite sewn FO…

….or how I’ve set myself up for a challenge! To be honest, I could use this title every time I sew something new, but for now, this makeup pouch is really my absolute favorite, so far! So what’s this challenge all about? Well, there’s a book called Discover Patchwork by Tina Ealovega, in which she…

Extermi…err…crochet?

…or how Skaro’s Secret Army is on the move! Aren’t they adorable? I can safely say that this is my favorite project so far. Knitted with Ice Yarns: even though green is a wool/acrylic blend, and the purple is 100% wool, they work up together just perfectly! The green yarn is only slightly thicker than…

We are “go” for launch!

…or how I couldn’t resist knitting up a NaNoWriMo mascot. For those of you who don’t know what NaNoWriMo is, let me introduce you to a month of writing furiously, often ignoring your family, friends, bosses (well…maybe not so much), all with the intention to write at least 50 000 words throughout November and, thus,…

Creative update

….or how the things are piling up! Warning: photo heavy! First up we have those little bags finally put to use. One of them holds my medical supplies, the other one stamps, ink and other small stuff: Then we have the big laundry bag, my newest FO, in action as well: Yes, it’s that huge…

Pincushions!

…or how I found use for my ever-growing scrap yarn stash! Honestly, scrap yarn never seems to go away! And since two days ago I came a cross a tutorial on making pattern weights, which is a clever way of avoiding fabric holes made by pins, I knew I had to make them! Now, I…

Vintage pencil case

…or how I love experimenting with hand stitching. Well, not so much experimenting as combining hand stitching and machine stitching. I must say that I’m pretty fond of a result, even though this vintage-y fabric isn’t usually my type of favorite prints. That being said, I love the overall effect. I think it all comes…

Dark side of sewing

…or how I need my “me” time + rage issues. Two hours later and it's done! This time the process went much faster! I feel so accomplished! #tote #bag #project #finished #success #creative #creativity #project #floral #flowery #printed A post shared by Creating Magic (@creatingmagic4) on Sep 24, 2016 at 8:08am PDT Today after lunch…

Little Missuz

…or how I can’t stop sewing! Yup, I did it again and I’m sorry, but I’m not sorry! Sewing is what keeps me going, what makes me happy and what makes me positively focus on my longer term goals! So what’s new on my list? This little cat! She was supposed to be a pin…