I’m so happy to join Heidi today for her Mori Blog Tour. I’m a super big admirer of her style and patterns. I’ve been following her blog for years and sewn almost all her patterns. Her new Mori Dress & Top is again very special. The big “wings” as my daughter calls them make the dress an outstanding piece that calls for compliments wherever you go.
Today I’m taking part in the “Rockliebe” (Skirt Love) blog tour by Frau Alberta. When she asked me to participate, I was a bit torn. I really like Anika and her blog and there are even some skirt patterns that I’ve wanted to sew since quite some time (e.g. the fun Wedgwood Skirt von Straight Stitch Designs or the beautiful Lotta skirt by my friend Marte from Compagnie M.), but I really don’t have a lot of time at the moment.
The second auction of sewing bloggers for refugees (Nähblogger für Flüchtlinge), starts today and runs until 10/04/2016 10pm. You might remember that I started this auction last year together with some other sewing bloggers as I was so touched by the terrible news on TV and the sight of hundreds of refugees at the central station in Munich. Last time we were able to “earn” 1200 Euro with our selfmade things and could give them to Blogger für Flüchtlinge. Now we are ready to do some more good! The last weeks we made some more wonderful things and can’t wait to see how you like it!
Now that Project Run and Play is over, I finally get back to some old projects as for example to introduce the designers that I’m working with. I’m starting today with Melly from Melly Sews and Blank Slate Patterns. Melly is simply incredible. She has so many ideas, works always on many projects at a time and her blog is an amazing source for free patterns and tutorials. I just counted: She has 386 tutorials and free patterns. Just unbelievable, right? And they cover everything: patterns for girls, boys, baby, women, men, bags and pillows, sewing tipps and techniques etc. Just have a look around. It’s great.
Wow, what a year 2015 has been. In January I finally started the business that I had been dreaming upon for years. I moved to wordpress in March, started to translate several patterns and had my big shop opening in July. In the last half year I have added 15 patterns to the shop. There are patterns for girls, boys and women from some of my favorite English speaking designers that I have translated to German and in December I finally added the first german pattern that I translated to English, the Twist it Blouse. In all cases I greatly enjoyed working with the different designers. So many creative and nice women! In November I started the Näh-Connection Ambassadors, a group of dedicated sewing bloggers that help to spread the word about Näh-Connection. They all are just so wonderful and I really hope to get to know them better and better. I also made it into the sewing teams of some other bloggers, Melly Sews and Go To Patterns, and got to do a guest post at the Sewing Rabbit. [Read more…]
Today a big charity event of german-speaking sewing bloggers starts: Nähblogger für Flüchtlinge, i.e. sewing bloggers for refugees. When, on my way to work, I saw the many, many refugees at the main station in Munich some months ago, I was not only in tears, but also wanted to do something. Many emails and hundreds of facebook messages later, today’s the day. My little idea turned into something much bigger and cooler that I wouldn’t have been able to do without the help of so many wonderful sewing bloggers. Today on Nähblogger für Flüchtlinge we start to auction many different selfmade bags, garments and decoration. 100% of the proceeds are for Blogger für Flüchtlinge, blogger for refugees.
Im heutigen Designer Spotlight möchte ich euch Suz von sewpony vintage (Blog, Shop) vorstellen. Sie ist einer dieser Menschen, die man einfach mögen muss. Freundlich, zuvorkommend und mit einem unglaublichen Gespür für Vintage-Stoffe. Viele der Kleider, die sie für ihre Töchter näht, zaubert sie aus alten Bettlaken mit wunderbaren Blumenmustern. Einfach zauberhaft. Sie liebt ihre drei bezaubernden Töchter über alles. Erfahrt mehr über Suz im Designer-Interview.
In today’s designer spotlight, I want to introduce you to Suz from sewpony vintage (blog, shop). She is one of those people that you have to like. She is super friendly and obliging and has a keen sense of vintage fabrics. Many of the dresses that she sews for her daughters are made from old bed sheets with wonderful flower patterns. Magical. She just adores her three beautiful daughters. Get to know her better in the designer-interview.
Ich freu mich sehr euch heute Kimberly von Straight Stitch Designs besser vorstellen zu dürfen. Ich folge ihrem Blog seit etwas mehr als einem Jahr und bin froh nun auch mit ihr zusammenzuarbeiten. Sie ist eine tolle, fröhliche Frau mit unglaublich viel Energie und großen Zielen. Und mit einem unglaublich ansteckenden Lächeln. Seit ca. einem Jahr verkauft sie ihre eigenen Schnitte und hat damit bereits einen guten Bekanntheitsgrad erreicht. Bei mir im Shop bekommt ihr das Ravenna Top und vielleicht bald auch weitere Schnitte von Straight Stitch Designs.
I’m really happy to be able to introduce Kimberly von Straight Stitch Designs to you today. I follow her blog since more than a year and am really happy to work together with her now. She’s an amazing, fun woman with a whole lot of energy and big goals. And with a catching smile. Since about 1 year she’s selling her own patterns and reached quite an audience.