Dear reader, this blog was a nice place for quite a while to share my thoughts and stories. Meanwhile I got a new website and so I continue writing on my new's site blog.


Thank you.

Liebe Leserin, dieser Blog war für lange Zeit ein sehr netter Ort, meine Gedanken und Geschichten mit dir zu teilen. Inzwischen habe ich eine neue Website erstellt und werde jetzt den Blog dort fortsetzen.


und: "Danke!"

Modern Craft and Sewing Room

Montag, 26. Januar 2015

room to create, zen chic

As a designer for modern fabrics and for quilt patterns I was recently invited to be featured in the premier issue of ROOM TO CREATE. It is a brand-new magazine, which inspires with craft spaces of women. All sorts of crafts – paper design, sign making, fine art, styling, scrapbooking, sewing and – yes, quilting!

Here is a sneak peek of the fresh magazine brimming with eye-candy and organizing tips

Room to Create, Zen ChicRoom to create, Zen chicRoom to create, Zen chicRoom to create, Zen chic

If you want to have some valuable tips how to decorate and organize your craft room, be inspired by other women and how they run their business, get your copy at the newsstands now!

Now – here are two big chances for you!   

1 You are invited too! If you think you have an inspiring craft room and some organizing tips to share:

contact the magazine at if you want to submit your craft rooms/studios/ateliers to them for consideration! The magazine needs your contact information, blog name and URL and some pictures of the room. They are also now considering smaller spaces - like a wall, a craft closet, a great cabinet, etc.

2 this is a giveaway – So for your chance to win a copy of this beautiful issue, please forward this blog post to a friend who

might be interested in contributing to the new magazine either with her craft room or with a smaller space. Thank you!

Sew Together Bag in REEL TIME fabrics

Dienstag, 20. Januar 2015

Sew Together Bag Reel Time, Zen Chic

Our MQG met for literally sewing together a bag, the SEW TOGETHER BAG from SewDemented (pattern available at craftsy). Of course I would sew this bag with my new upcoming line REEL TIME, expected to be in stores in April. I was so eager to make that bag, that I had already cut all pieces days ahead and on Sunday morning I packed my car (including heaving the heavy machine into the car, preparing lunch and so on).
Started by worrying about the snow falling densely, but still hoping I can make it on the street. At this point I have to admit that my car don’t have the legally prescribed winter tires (I use the car only randomly and can go for groceries by feet, in case it’s snowy). But just that day I was not able to get a bus on Sunday morning to bring my machine, may iron and all my sewing supplies to the house where our meeting was ;-(
Slippery road conditions forced me not to drive any further and to turn back to my home.

But hey – we live in a world of tele-communication: I sewed at home and exchanged pictures with my group back and force via What’s app. So fun!

And here is my bag, some pics of the process:

Sew Together Bag, Reel Time, Zen chic

Sew Together Bag, Reel Time, Zen chic

Sew Together Bag, Reel Time, Zen chic

Sew together bag, Reel Tiem, Zen chic

This little red clips are really helpful when “pinning” stiff and fused fabrics together. 

Sew together bag, Reel Tiem, Zen chic

The finished bag is a birthday present for my daughter, who is a passionate artist, drawing with pencils. As a biological scientist she draws amazing illustrations of all kinds of research objects.

The bag’s outside is pieced together from a Mini-Charm Pack of REEL TIME and the inside is filled with all kind of specialty drawing pencils, rubber gums and so on. And as a little fun accessory the zipper got a miniature model figure ;-) 

Sew Together bag, Reel Time, Zen Chic

Sew together bag, Reel Time, Zen Chic

Can you spot what the binding fabric is saying? There’s written: GIVE ME A KISS I LOVE YOU. This happened coincidentally, but: hey, the words couldn’t have chosen better!
The inside with graphite lining in the pockets  

Sew together bag, Zen Chic, Reel Time

Sew together bag, Zen Chic, Reel Time


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