Wednesday, 16 September 2009

making again

new scarf!

new scarf

yeah fabric. yeah baby.

I finally made something again


Well I finally am making again! phew what a relief! Crafting, oh how I have missed you. and farbric? oh baby!

These scarves are really popular here in Berlin and since the weather has started turning, they now have a real practical application. Warmth. Since the ones in the shops are 15 euro and are really just a square of fabric anyway, I made one for myself.

It was embarrassingly easy with no sewing required (which is important since I am machine-less). I just bought one metre of fabric from the Turkish markets (1.50 baby!) and cut it into a giant square. Then I cut fringe around the edges and tied a knot at the end of each fringe piece. Tying a heap of little knots was a little tiresome but perfect monkey work to do in front of a DVD.

I heard of a little sewing cafe in my area where one can go and pay 5 eruos an hour to sew in a communal atmosphere. Naturally machines are provided, but also thread and advice from the people. Great eh? Richt now I can only afford to sew on an as needed basis. but I can see some much needed pillow cases in my future.

Many changes around here. New job in a bilingual kindergarten, new German course starting up, moving again soon, and we head off to Italy for a long weekend on Thursday. I will take photos. :)

have a good one folks!
oxKimberlee

9 comments:

Bronwyn Lloyd said...

simple and dramatic - the best kind of design!

fiona said...

very nice! 1.50 instead of 15, that is huge savings. n great looking to boot!

melissa said...

it's beautiful! and very 'kimberlee', i feel.
good on you for working out a way to make an item of clothing with no sewing machine- i'm impressed. :)

lily, rosemary and the jack of hearts said...

Paris! Italy! So lucky! :) The scarf is amazing, mind if I make myself a knock off? :)

Kaylovesvintage said...

looks great

Becky said...

I love your scarf...but is it bad if I love your sweater too? As in 'love' love?

margrethe said...

Lovely! :D

victoria said...

Hey congrats on the new job! Enjoy Italy....

Indiana Munn said...

Beautiful design and great colour combo :)