Start of Spring 2020

I don’t know when I can take pictures in the park again.

Normally I walk at least 5 miles every day after work. On weekends up to 20 miles a day.
This won’t work for a while and is something I will miss very much.

But today I show you some photos I took in my favourite park

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I love daisies ❤ ❤ ❤

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Duckling, duckling, duckling ❤ ❤ ❤

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There’s still beauty out there

In times like the lockdown all over the world, there are still beautiful things out there.

Be it the video from Italy, which shows “we stick together. We care and take care of others” or video church services for all those who have to stay at home or also the offers to old people to go shopping for them, to chat with them via Skype so that they are not so lonely.

It shows again and again that even in bad times humanity counts, how important it is for each other. That fear must not take that away from us!

I can’t help much, but I can show that there is a new beginning out there. Everywhere, even on my way to the supermarket, the signs of spring appear.

With my pictures I hope to bring nature into the home of those who cannot go outside

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The weather can’t decide

Okay, according to the calendar, it’s winter. But while walking in the park at the weekend I already found the first flowers.

It was so cold outside!

Especially because I had forgotten my gloves at home and was wearing the wrong shoes. I should have looked at the thermometer before I went out, but the whole week before it was so warm outside that I didn’t even think about it.

I am actually too old for such stupid mistakes 😀

As someone with many plant allergies and asthma, I cannot have flowers or plants at home.
But when I find them in nature, I can enjoy them and find them beautiful.

I’m always so happy when I discover the first flowers. There are not many yet, but still a sign that it may not be long before spring comes.

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Here the ONLY bush in the whole park that already had blossoms.

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A few more hours or maybe days with sunshine and the daffodils are in full bloom

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Here you can see how cold it was that weekend. Behind the ducks you can see that there is a layer of ice on the water.

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Merry Christmas 2019

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year 🙂

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Last year I made an Advent calendar, which I still like very much.

For this year I had planned to do the same, but unfortunately I remembered too late to see how to do it practically with Photoshop. Above all I did not consider how time-consuming my idea was. Too bad.

I won’t write what I wanted to do now (maybe I’ll like the idea for next year), but for next time I have to remember to to start earlier.

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The last two weeks I was in bed with severe flu. Therefore I could not go shopping or decorate my apartment properly. Too bad, because I didn’t have time to take care of it before. I didn’t even get a tree this year. Didn’t feel good enough to go outside.

But look what the mail brought in yesterday ❤ ❤ ❤

Normally I would have hung the ornaments on the tree, but so I just photographed it as if it was a breakfast table.

The plate is only a little bit bigger than 2 inch. This “doll’s dishes” looks exactly like my real Christmas dishes. Isn’t it cute?

 

 

Colors of fall and almost frozen fingers – photos

For weeks I wanted to take photos of fall, but somehow I didn’t get there. No time, no camera, it’s raining and so on. Everybody knows that when you make plans and always something comes in between.

Yesterday I didn’t have to work and because I had an appointment to play outside and then had to go through a park, I took photos with my mobile phone instead of my camera.

Because I like to walk – on average more than 5 miles a day after work – I didn’t realize at the beginning how cold it got outside after hours.

Only when my mobile phone was shaking while taking photos because my hands were  so cold did I go home.
I could save my almost frozen finger with a big cup of tea with lemon hihi

Here a few photos with the wonderful colors from the park.

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If I look at the photos like this, I don’t even need my camera for landscape shots anymore. My new mobile phone takes great photos.

DIY – Nostalgia, my very first application

Two years ago I sewed a table runner (my first) as a present. It was then that I made applications for the first time and noticed how much fun it was for me.

Today I just wanted to show what I had done this year with the rest of the fabric from the table runner. And yes, it went to the same person as the table runner hihi

I noticed that I hadn’t posted the table runner at all, like many things I had sewn myself.

OK, here it is. I found the idea of sewing birds with fabric printed with birds funny.

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Here’s a pair of birds. I had found something similar on the internet and used it for my own good.
The black seam, which is not very even, I made extra like this. I thought it looked better that way.

The only things I don’t like anymore are the eyes and the beak. Today I would no longer sew them with the machine, but with my hand.

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It was not only my first application, but also the first time that I sewed such a corner. Thanks to Youtube 😀

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And now for the table runner. There are some things I sewed that I don’t like anymore, but I still like the table runner ❤

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But now to the part I wanted to post today.

I still had some fabric in my closet and was thinking about what I could do with it. It should go to the same person as the table runner, so it wouldn’t be bad if I found something that fits.

It was the time before Easter where you can buy Easter decorations in all shops. There I saw a basket in white and I got the right idea what I could sew.

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The basket is big enough that you can put flowers in it in spring or a rabbit at Easter 🙂

Maybe I should learn how to sew stuffed animals? Hihi

DIY Shopping bag – Vintage fabric

Who doesn’t know this after shopping? Paper bags are too weak for heavy shopping and plastic bags are harmful to nature.
So you sew a shopping bag as a gift 🙂
I made the bag with two handles. You can carry it over your shoulder and with the short handles in your hand. Just how you like it.

You can’t see it in the pictures, but to prevent the bag from sagging when you have heavy shopping in it, I sewed extra protection into the bottom of the bag.

One side with long handles

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Side with short handle

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Backside, even if you can carry the bag as you like

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I sewed another little bag inside. For mobile phone or also purse

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I just hope she likes the bag. I know that she, unlike me, likes vintage style 🙂