Saturday, 16 August 2008

Still here

Im not gone. I haven't forgotten... it is just that I have been a bit concentrated on this sewing machine business. Learning by trial and error can be fun and helps to develope your creativity, inteligence, etc... but it can be such a pain from time to time... like when the machine doesn't do what I want... who says we humans control machines??

On the other hand it is also harvesting time... broccoli, carrots, more strawberries...and since we can't eat it all at once, we have to wash, cut, freeze...




On the other hand it is also time for making jam... peach jam...


And peach crumble...


So yeah, basically, we've been eating a lot these past days... as always.
But hey! I also did some stuff. I made a large lap of white felt using some merino tops, and then combined it with some canvas type fabric. Cotton but thicker, don't know the name... and came up with this:



And then I tried this pattern to make a box type bag... you can't really tell by the picture... but it is box-ish! :)




And... recycle recycle... never throw away... with the fabric scraps, those bits one ussually end up on the floor... a flower with unidentified use yet: brooch, corsage, just simple adornment of a bag or... something!



Next week news coming about a "give away" which will be hosted by another blog. What will be given away is this bag I painted specially for this ocassion:


But that is for next week.
Hope you all have a nice sunday!

10 comments:

'fancypicnic' said...

Cute flower..cute bag..YUMMY FOOD!
You can see where my priorities lie!

Your comment on my Shopping List Saturday made me laugh - I won't pry into the cause of your rage...unless you want to divulge...!

La Srta Pil said...

Cuanto trabajo!, me gusta lo que estas haciendo, the bag its so cute, i want win the giveaway!!!!!!
BTW, please JAM! looks so yummy!

Marian said...

Thanks Charlotte! Just mad at spending money in Etsy and still nothing happening. The days are counted on the shop...

Pil... despues pongo link del blog y demases. Mas adelante haremos give away aca too. :)

kittyballistic said...

I am very jealous of your harvest - all we got yesterday were 4 or 5 beetroot, a bunch of spring onions and several garlics (and only one of them looked like a proper garlic bulb). We have a very small garden, so our vegetables are grown in pots, so I guess that explains why we have such a small harvest. Still, growing your own fruit and vegetables means they taste so much better, even if you only grow enough for one meal. ;-)

Sara's Texture Crafts said...

I'm up for picking the strawberries... Mmmm my favourite!
Sx

Marian said...

Kitty, yeah, they do taste better... after all the work one enjoys the vegies a bit more. We have quite a big garden but we only use about 12m2 for the vegetables. Enough for a whole lotta stuff ... we still have much more to harvest. This is also a bit of trial and error... this is the third year we try a vegie garden so... we learn as we go!

Sara... we could do with the help! we have to harvest daily! that us how many there are...

vintagechica said...

Aaack! Marian! I love your drawings, simply love them! Off to check out your etsy.

Marian said...

thanks Vintagechica!!!! I think there are more drawings in Dawanda though!

Lily Pang said...

The harvest is really yummy! You have a healthiest life with your own organic food.

Love your bag!

Marian said...

Thanks Lily... was done more thinking on taking advantage of the large garden, but yeah, it helps...