Scrap Sunday gone even further

A while ago, I have shown you one or two hats that I have donated to the Vienna based charity Kinderkrebshilfe for their christmas market. Since I did not find that very efficient and in deed rather boring, I decided to force neighbours and friends into donating and accepting a little something made by me to thank them.

This has been so much more fun.


DSC_1204Pattern: Frau Marla by Schnittreif. Fabric: various left overs

Ok, I’ll admit. Half of them were for myself…. Ok, more than half of them.


DSC_1209Pattern: my own. Fabric: left overs.

A couple of tiny tops…

Pattern: Knopftunika and Knopfshirt from “Babyleicht” by Pauline Dohmen, klimperklein. Fabric: left overs (winter scenery¬† by Lillestoff)

Slightly bigger tops…

Pattern: Leo by pattydoo. Fabrics: main fabrics all by Lillestoff.

More tops…

Pattern: Paul by pattydoo. Fabrics: Manga girl and boy with seal by Lillestoff, little trucks by Stoffonkel.

Tops for young ladies…


Pattern: Raglankleid by Klimperklein, Pauline Dohmen. Fabric: accidentally bought elephants…

DSC_1219Pattern: Traegerkleid by klimperklein, Pauline Dohmen.

Pyjama bottoms…

DSC_1223Pattern: Kinderhose from Kinderleicht by Pauline Dohmen. Fabric: Lillestoff.

… to go with this top (I know, I have shown it already, but thanks for pointing it out)….


A little romper for next summer…

DSC_1212Pattern: Babyanzug from Kinderleicht by Pauline Dohmen.

A cool hoody…

DSC_1218Pattern: Toni by Schnittreif. Fabric: left overs.

I have made another very cool hoody and a totally new project perfect for left overs and cold hands. I know that I took pictures but they have disappeared.

So, has this project (or both) been a success?

Moneywise? Probably. But has it been worth it? I guess, spending no time and donating my own money would have been more efficient.

Storage-space-wise? Definitely. I have used up a lot. In fact so much that I had to go and buy more. And what can I say, just when I had finished the whole project, started a big sale of remnants and pieces with little mistakes. Perfect to fill the hole that the charity project had left in my fabric cupboard. Well almost. I have noticed that there is still a bit of room left. Just when lillestoff announced a new round of mixed Glueckspakete…






I didn’t actually say “never”. Or did I?

It’s the first of December, so time to open the first door of the advent calendar. My children got vouchers for Christmas jumpers, or rather Christmas shirts. Why vouchers only? Because the shirts do not fit into the bags!

I did not mean to make the jumpers myself, but when I discovered the lovely, or rather supercool, Weihnachtstiere by Tante Gisi at I couldn’t resist.

It features two giant Christmas themed motives, just ideal for the fronts of two shirts. So, you will only need two more fabrics for backs and sleeves. Nothing more.

I know, the clever clogs amongst my readers will feel the urge to remind me of my last post and that I said I would never e v e r again buy fabrics with one big panel. Clearly, I did not really mean never. There is no need to be so pedantic! After all, English is not my first language and minor vocabulary slips can happen to all of us. And anyway, the use of hyperbole is a sign of the highest level of rhetorical style and finesse! If you don’t get that than it is clearly not the fault of the speaker but of the recipient!


Now, obviously this would look much nicer when worn by three pretty and well-behaved children. But as two-thirds decided not to wear them today and one-third decided to spill blood over it (nothing major, nothing that would justify to ruin a new shirt pre pictures at least, don’t worry), unfortunately this is all we will ever get.

DSC_1205pattern: Paul by pattydoo, fabric: Weihnachtstiere, designed by Tante Gisi for Lillestoff and red Kuller by Stoffonkel

DSC_1206pattern: Paul by pattydoo, fabric: Weihnachtstiere, designed by Tante Gisi for Lillestoff and stripes

DSC_1207pattern: Paul by pattydoo, fabric: I give you my heart, petrol by Stoffonkel and some more stripes