I love the sea (photos + film)

 

 

 

I love the sea.

No matter how the weather is, whether hot or cold, windy or rainy  I love to be at the sea.

Never before have I had the few days of vacation as needed as this summer.
In my last post I wrote that I had a construction site IN my apartment for 10 weeks.

Every year we went cycling by the sea, to a different place almost every day.

But not this time!

We took hours of walks by the sea, slept late, made no plans for the next day.
For a week we simply rested, enjoyed the sea, calmed our nerves.

Of course I took photos again. I think I have a million photos of the sea now, but still I take new photos every year hihi

I took this photo the first day. It was very cloudy and windy, perfect for kiting

Beach 2018 - 01

Here my favourite motive at the sea, waves that break

Beach 2018 - 03

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We passed the bike to walk up the stairs to the beach.
No, that wasn’t our usual way to the beach. We went that way for the photos. As you can see on the photos, the weather was perfect

Beach 2018 - 05

Here you can walk up the steps in the middle of the dunes.
The brown is not withered but a special form of the plant Ericaceae. This plant can be found all over the dunes because it can grow on sandy soil and thus prevents the sand from being blown away.

Beach 2018 - 06

Beach 2018 - 02

And now the best look of all when you’ve gone up all the steps. Down the stairs to the beach.
When I was standing on top, I made a little video with my mobile 🙂 The noise in the video is the wind and the sea

I hope you like the view too ❤ ❤ ❤

Beach 2018 - 07

DIY Halloween costume – Nightmare before Christmas (Sally)

My godchild Sonja loves the movie Nightmare before Christmas. She even knows all songs by heart.

One month ago she asked me to get her a costume of her favorite character Sally.

I searched the net for costumes to buy. But all costumes I found has been to colorful.

I didnt remember the movie very well, but knew the colors has been more soft then those costumes.

So I searched the net for images of Sally’s dress. I found a few I could have used as a guide how to do it. The front of her dress has been easy to find. But the back has been a huge problem. I couldn’t find an image with it.

I even watched the whole movie to make screens of the back. But I had no luck. In some scenes you can see parts of her back, but never the complete back of her dress. So the back of this dress isnt like in the movie but looks well.

I printed the images I had found and went to my sewing course a week ago.

I bought a few colors I liked for the dress in woolen. The only perfect color I couldn’t find has been the purple one. I used felt instead of woolen..

Lets say it : without Birgid I wouldn’t had had any idea how to start with this dress.

She took Sonja’s measurements and started with cutting the fabrics after taking a look at the images. I couldn’t believe how fast she worked. I wanted it as close to the original as possible. And she made it ❤ ❤ ❤

The only thing I had to do was to sew the pieces together.

The “decoration” has been my job too. The pattern on the pieces has been gone very fast.  It was the first time I HAD to sew inaccurate LOL

It wasn’t easy because for ONE year I learned how important it is to do everything about sewing very precise and on my 1-year-celebration of my sewing course all rules has been off hehe. I loved it !!!

Front

Back

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Sonja LOVES this dress ❤

Edit:

THIS is Sonja in her new costume on Halloween

Sonja Sally