24 December 2011

06 October 2011

The transformation of a shirt

This girl turns an XXL men's shirt into the most beautiful dresses, tops and skirts.

02 September 2011

100 years of East London style

Now here's one for all fashion lovers: 100 years of East London style in 100 seconds.
A couple dances their way through a century of fashion. [via Kottke]

12 July 2011

The great big stitched postcard swap

All kinds of creative people from all over the world will be stitching and glueing and drawing and printing and doing all sorts of exciting things to make their very own special postcard for The Great Big Stitched Postcard Swap. They will send their cards to their given swap partner, and then, hopefully, they will receive a lovely postcard from somewhere else in the world. There will be a postcard swap fickr group, showcasing all the postcards. What a lovely way to connect with other creative people from all over the world. This swap is running for the fourth time now, this time with theme "BLOOM".

Want to take part, too? Click here to find our more and sign up.

15 June 2011

Oat Biscuits

These are John's favorite oat biscuits:

And this is how you make them:

Preheat your oven to 180° C.

75g (3 oz) self raising flour
75g (3 oz) porridge oats
75g (3 oz) sugar  in a bowl and mix well.

75g (3 oz) salted butter (or butter + a pinch of salt)
1 tablespoon golden syrup
1 tablespoon milk in a saucepan over low heat.  Add the premixed dry ingredients and mix until well combined. Spoon 15 - 20 heaps onto a baking tray lined with baking parchment. 

Bake for 10 to 15 minutes or until golden brown. Leave to cool for 5 minutes before removing from tray.

All very quick, very simple & very delicious. Enjoy.

10 June 2011

Stripe Mania

This is our contribution to STRIPE MANIA, a virtual meet and greet party for bloggers, hosted by Holly from decor8 and Igor. If you are participating as well please leave a link to your pic in the comment section. We're looking forward to seeing you!
See some more bloggers in stripes here at Pinterest.

John from Yorkshire, England, is blogging on The Unstuck Diaries: www.deletetheweb.com/unstuck
Katrin form Bavaria, Germany, is blogging on Tales From A Textile Studio: www.katrinfreitag.blogspot.com
and Johanna has got her own blog, BabyBongo, which is only available for family and close friends, keeping them up to date with her adventures.

Kinnersley Castle

We've had the most wonderful weekend - camping and wedding celebrations on a Castle on the Welsh border with lots of amazing music from Blowzabella, Zephyrus, Boldwood, Vent de Galarne and the wonderful Andy Cutting. More about this soon.

24 April 2011

17 April 2011

The Bluebells are out!

So we went for a walk, an expedition, an adventure - with Johanna in the backpack. We we went up the hill and through the woods to a place I have never been before, a place where we thought we might find lots of bluebells, a place called Riding Woods.

And we did. We found lots and lots of bluebells.

And we found the entrance to a coal mine

that looked a bit like a hobbit prison.

And we found a swing

that looked very adventurous.

And we found nice little tracks through the woods

and lovely little dry stone walls.

[Bluebells are called Atlantisches Hasenglockchen in German.]

More beautiful bluebell pictures and a lovely post on Rona Wheeldon's blog Flowerona here.

13 April 2011

Der Webstuhl

Loom, Muenchberg, 2005                                                            © Katrin Freitag

11 April 2011

Machine's Waltz

How beautiful is that?

"Machine´s Waltz" is a poetic vision of Paramount Têxteis textile plant, part of the group founded in 1893. Created and produced by Grafikonstruct, the film has a soundtrack specially composed by Lucas Lima.