fabric dyeing adventures: beige

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my light brown or beige  turned out to look nice in general:

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but sadly it turned out very spotted:

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fabric dyeing adventures: light brown and golden yellow

Heyhey,

I am doing a little at home vacation at the moment. I totally underestimated how much that class was stressful for me. So after a few days I am slowly coming back to my normal “lazy is boring” attitude ;) Well I am not just lazy: I am dyeing fabric… or let the washing machine dye it. Here are my latest colors:

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I don’t know why this one fabric looks so different from the others…

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I really like this yellow

keep sewing and smiling

your TailorFairy

adventures of fabric dyeing: turquoise (well kind of)

well its not the color I was aiming for, but its still a nice fit with the turquoise blue

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by the way, my second collection of prints is now online at spoonflower

 

adventures in fabric dyeing: light blue

I’ld say this one is a success!

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I will try a turquoise-blue next…

500

Heyhey,

 

yesterday my 500th follower signed up. I am so grateful and flattered! I appreciate everyone single one of you way more then I can say. Thank you for supporting me this way! 

I am having so much fun blogging about my love for sewing and I am so glad all of you 500 think my posts and thoughts are interesting, helpful and worth your time.

Thank you!

 

keep sewing and smiling

your TailorFairy

I AM BACK!

Heyhey,

thank you all for your patience! I finished my first class for my master craftsman, I had my exams last friday, and hope I passed. ;) Anyhow after a lazy weekend (I really needed one of those) I got back to the sewing machine! yay! I missed it! Here is my work-in-progress and a sneak peak at my made-to-order-collection. I am still working on the patterns for at the moment.IMG_0391 IMG_0392 IMG_0393

the collar is white because its still wrong side out ;)

well I cant wait to get back to my regular blogging.

keep sewing and smiling

your TailorFairy

organizing sewing supplies: zippers

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I hope you are all doing well and missing my posts ;) (2 more weeks and I am back to semi-normal for a month). Anyhow this is how I organize my zippers:

IMG_0382they are in the top box on the left

DSCF6330 I write on my boxes what is in them, if I have more then one box that look the same

DSCF6331 the insideDSCF6332 I order the zippers by kind: in the top are the normal zippers, the lonely turquoise one is my last invisible zipper I have at the moment, in the small box are the bigger zippers, you can split, for jackets, and I also use them for bags.

DSCF6333 I also have my safety pins in that box

DSCF6334 DSCF6335 and some other things

Well I hope this was helpful for you, I will try not to let you wait so long for my next part of my organizing series!

keep sewing and smiling

your TailorFairy

what I have been up to…

Heyhey,

long time no post! Besides still going to school (3 more weeks) I had a sewing order to finish, so my last 10 days have been pretty busy and a little stressful. But now I am finished and back to my sewing and blogging. ;) Today I made the first 7 fabric designs on spoonflower public. So if you like them you can order them now and I get 10% of the prize as a payment for the design.

IMG_0390the smaller versions are already up for order, the bigger versions will be public tomorrow. I hope you like my designs so far, there are a lot more designs to come in the next weeks and months. I already made some pants with a bigger version print, and I am planning to do a t-shirt with the smaller, I’ll show you pictures soon ;)

Classes are going well, every days adds to the big amount of things to learn for the exams, so I am spending my afternoons studying from now on for the last 3 weeks. Wish me luck!

keep sewing and smiling

your TailorFairy

organizing sewing supplies: buttons

Heyhey,

you all voted posts to the top about how I organize my sewing things.

IMG_0382starting with the board with those 5 boxes. First up: the yellow box. This is how I organize my buttons.

IMG_0383IMG_0384I bought this box in a crafts store, its supposed to organize screws, bolts and nails. If you are with me quite some time you might remember I used to have my threads in that box, but they had to move to a bigger place.

IMG_0385 I organized them by colors, because that works best for me. The right upper corner are the kids buttons, those aren’t organized by color, just by theme.

Well this is how I keep my buttons in order, I hope this was helpful for you.

keep sewing and smiling

your TailorFairy 

 

meet Rum

Heyhey,

I bought this mannequin so I have someone skinny I can photograph in clothes for my new collection. I mean I don’t like that everyone has to be skinny, but on the other hand it is what we are used to look at and base our decisions on. So I got her from a young man who did not have any room for her anymore and who told me he used to call her Tequila. As a joke I answered that I didn’t like tequila, so I would have to call her Rum. Well that somehow stuck to her, unless you have a great name idea?

I put her in some cloth that got to small for me, and guess what, they are still to big for her. She really is a skinny girl.

She was bald when I got her, so for now she is wearing a wig I still had.

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My classes are going well, in case you are interested, I am learning a lot I can use in the future. But I am turning crazy over not having enough time to sew. But I will survive 1.5 more months…. somehow.

keep sewing and smiling

your TailorFairy

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my first week back in school

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I finished my first week back in school. As I told you I am taking classes so I can make my exams as a master craftsman in tailoring and sewing. Well the first classes I am taking have nothing to do with fabrics, buttons and thread, but numbers and lots of words I never heard before. I am learning about laws, accounting, economics, taxes and all that other background you should know if you run your own company. Its not so easy to get back into school-mode: sitting and listening all day in class and doing homework, but I have the feeling I get the hang of it and its only 2 months. So I will pull myself together and fight through, even though its an awful lot to learn and I miss sewing (more then 1 day a week). :( Since everyone, whatever your trade is, has to take that class, if he wants to become a master craftsman, I am learning about a lot of other crafts from my fellow classmates. And we really are a mix of a lot of different craftsmen.

I will keep you updated!

keep sewing and smiling and learning new things

your TailorFairy

fabric dyeing adventures: weird yellow-green

Heyhey,

so I was trying to dye some fabric yellow. But the color looked very clownish yellow, thats why I put a tiny bit of dark-brown in it. but it turned out a really awful color, don’t believe the picture, it actually does not look as bad in it. It turned out to be a yellowish light green.

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I thought green and red should turn brown, and dyed it again with a little red

IMG_0351and it turned into this reddish brown, which I actually quite like.

I hope you all had a wonderful start into may. I actually have my first day back in school tomorrow, I am quite nervous. ;)

keep sewing and smiling

your TailorFairy

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