I won’t touch the pattern…

or, how my plan magnificently failed! Remember this pattern envelope that came to me in the mail? View D, pattern number 6871? Remember how I said that I won’t touch it until my birthday, in two and a half months’ time? Hahahhahaahahaha! That’s all I have to say about that. Seriously. It all started innocently,…

Abundance!

Or how all my patterns finally arrived! I am so blessed to have a Patron, who also happens to be my dear friend. He loves supporting my craft, because we’re both creative types in our own way. From time to time, when enough money is collected on my Paypal account, I like to rummage through…

I’m insatiable!

Or, how you can never have enough skirts! Honestly, skirts are the best things ever, especially when you find the type that fits you perfectly. For me, that’s the A-line (skater) skirt, and possibly a pencil skirt, too, if I trim my tummy a bit more and actually fit into it. It’s hanging in my…

Wheee!!!

Or, how I found the tracing paper! In all honesty, it shouldn’t have taken me the whole week to find the tracing paper, but it did and that’s that. I found a role of 20 pieces for a very small price, so I’ll be able to make at least four items of clothing with that…

Le skirt!

Or, how I finally used the Simplicity pattern! The deal was that I was going to use one of those Burda patterns, but it turned out that I didn’t have a tracing paper big or transparent enough, to actually trace the pattern onto it. I didn’t want to spend the evening not sewing, because it’s…

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…

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…

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…

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…