Tuesday, 30 November 2010
The fabrics pictured above are from Hoodie's newest collection for Blank Textiles "Veggie Patch".I love these fresh retro style veggie prints. The aprons using the fabric were also seen at Hoodie's blog. (I think that Blank will be putting up a project sheet soon on how to make them...) pretty spiffy. The fabrics can be found online by volksfaden.
Sunday, 28 November 2010
I just put some new fabric bundles online...several different designs from one of our collections cut into fat quarters, perfect for smaller sewing projects!
Saturday, 27 November 2010
Wednesday, 24 November 2010
Tuesday, 23 November 2010
Diana van Helvoort, of ribbons & crafts, a beautiful online shop with a stunning collection of ribbons, recently wrote me and asked if I could send her fabric for an inspiration board she was putting together. What a great idea, right! So here you have a link to Diana's lovely inspiration board with ribbons from ribbons & crafts combined beautifully with fabrics from volksfaden.
It is that time of year again, the first Advent is this Sunday and the Xmas markets will also be starting up here in Berlin this Saturday.. so for a little crafting inspiration Diana just posted a tutorial for this sparkling christmas ornament on her blog....she used the Xmas fabric "Snow Dots Green" for the center, to be found in our HO!HO!HO! category....
I would like to take this oppportunity to introduce the newest "addition" to Volksfaden, Diana Teichert! She is the lovely lady pictured above. After 3 1/2 years of running this shop on my own , I , at last, have found someone to work side by side with me. I am absolutely delighted to have Diana working with me, she is a real treasure....auf deutsch "ein Schatz"!
Diana writes a wonderful blog, lilienstern, just full of creative ideas, Berlin tips and all the fun stuff she has been up to. Pictured above are a few sewing projects she has already done for Volksfaden. She whipped up this adorable tunic and sweet dotty dress for the Heldenmarkt that took place a few weekends ago. Luckily for me Diana has agreed to post her craft projects here as well as on lilienstern.... so hopefully together we can make your visits here truly inspirational!
Saturday, 20 November 2010
Some new sewing patterns for ladies have just arrived...Colette Patterns. These patterns are from an independent pattern company in Portland, Oregon, they are are for slightly more experienced sewers and are in English. Some cool vintage style dresses and a skirt that my daughter has her eyes on...
Wednesday, 17 November 2010
The sweetest kids clothing patterns from a Danish company, minikrea, have just been put on our virtual shelves. I love the clean simple lines of these patterns, the fact that no zippers are involved in the making and that most patterns are suitable for even novice sewers. The patterns can be found here....
I also have reorganized the patterns section, dividing the patterns into three categories, Adults, Kids & Quilts which hopefully make it a little easier to find what you are looking for.
Tuesday, 9 November 2010
Thursday, 4 November 2010
Next weekend, Nov.13&14, volksfaden will be sharing a stand with revoluzzZa and siebenblau at the HELDENMARKT in the Postbahnhof. Heldnmarkt is a market for sustainable, organic and fair trade products. There will be over 100 sellers there with all kinds of products that you can feel really good about buying. Our stand will be selling, organic cotton fabrics from siebenblau and volksfaden, beautiful revoluzzZa softies, and lots of things for kiddies from all three of us. So if you should be in or around Berlin next weekend, please stop by and say hi!
Wednesday, 3 November 2010
A couple of new patterns are in from Melly & Me... still in time to make a little person in your life a very special toy for Christmas. The sweet fish pictured above were made by Diana (lilienstern)(more news on Diana in the next blog post.....) using melly & me's "Under the Sea" pattern....I had planned on hanging these little guys up in my workroom but they have all found their way into loving little hands....the patterns are all online