Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Ebay shop and sewing adventures ..

It has been over a week since I posted. I am so busy with school and playing piano at the moment that I can hardly find time to write. I don't even have much time for sewing.

This idea has been in my head for a few days now. I want to start writing a new kind of posts, in which I will show and share with you my experiences on sewing. I will call them 'Sewing Adventures', as sewing is fairly new to me - I am just a beginner -.

I 'updated my Ebay shop'. I added a pair of penny loafers. Take a look, maybe your interested :)


Thursday, November 17, 2011

Der Goldene Schnitt- the best vintage sewing book ever !

Imagine a book with over 250 vintage sewing patterns. Imagine beautiful drawings which show the most beautiful dresses that you can easily make yourself. No, it isn't a dream. There is a book with over 250 sewing patterns ! 'Der Goldene Schnitt ', 'The golden rule', 'De gouden snit', 'La coupe d'o' - these are all the names of the same sewing book. It was written by Maria Aloisa Lutterloh, a German seamstress. I bought in on Ebay for E. 35

And this is the magic sewing book :) if you want to know everything about it, just google 'Goldene Schnitt Lutterloh' and you'll find lots and lots of information.

The original ruler came with the book and that is very rare, it is so old but the ruler never got lost. With the ruler you can adjust every pattern to your own sizes.

The miniature-patterns look like this. On all of the marked points, numbers a re given. You must pin your own size (like waist or hips) on the ruler and then on the 'cross' in the middle of every pattern. That way you large the pattern in your own size. It's an amazing method !

 Aren't those dresses just darling ? Oh, I love them and want to make them all !

I made a makeup-cape with the pattern you can see in the middle on the left page. 
I love the underwear :).

 I was wearing my 1940's crepe fabric blouse and skirt I found at a thrift store once.

I think I did a pretty good job :). What do you think ?

I really look forward to make a lot of dresses and other pieces of clothing from this book. The next thing I want to make is a brown skirt. 

Love, Jip.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

An old-fashioned, delicious apple pie !


I kind of have a new hobby : baking (apple)pies/cakes !
They always taste So good and don't even cost the half of the price you would pay in the supermarket to buy an already-made cake.

 Here's the translated recipe (in grams !)

-Preheat the oven on 180 degrees Celcius
-Oil the spring-form pan before you put the dough in it
- Put 75 grams of raisins in a bowl with warm water for 15 minutes and dry them wit a -kitchen towel -I don't know how to call it :)-

For the dough you'll need :

 -400 grams of flour ;

- 40 grams of sugar ;

 -1 package or 3 teaspoons of baking soda;

-  175 grams of butter (room temperature)

- 2/3 of an egg

Knead a dough and coat the spring-form pan with 2/3 of it.

For the 'filling' you'll need :

 - 6 apples ;
-  2-3 teaspoons cinnamon ;
-  the raisins that have been in the water for 15 minutes ;
- 50 grams of sugar

Cut the apples in little cubes and mix it with the cinnamon, raisins and sugar.If you want, you can add walnuts and other nuts.

 If the spring-form is coated with dough and filled with the apples, cinnamon, sugar and raisins, there is still 1/3 of the dough left. Mold these into strip's and place them on the pie. Cover the top of the pie with the left over egg and place it in the oven :

Electric Oven : 160 Degrees Celsius for 60-75 minutes

Bon appetit !

P.S.  As you might have notices, my cake is a little burned. That is because I set the oven on 180 Degrees, instead of 160 ..
love, Jip.

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Straight hair !

I am sleeping over at a friends house and she has straightened my hair. I acually never straighten my hair, but this is what it looks like:

The photos were made with her mobile phone in her room. I like her wallpaper, although it is really pink :)

What do you think my hair looks like when it is straight ?  It looks a tiny bit longer, doesn't it ?

Love, Jip.

Sunday, November 6, 2011

20 days untill my birthday ...

I will become 16 in just 20 days and Ialready know two of my presents. That is not because I peeked into the bag with presents or asked my sister. :)

I have been wanting these books for several months. I emailed the link from a website where I could buy them (in Germany ) to my mother and I said I liked those books. She hadn't bought any presents yet, so she bought them. Yay ^^.  Do you have those books ?

What do you do when you become/what did you do when you became 16 ? Did you threw a party (I never gave a party before, actually) ? Or did you go swimming with a few friends ? I have no idea what to do, so ideas are very welcome !

Today was the last day of ''autumn-holidays'' and I go to school tomorrow. I hope that I will have enough time to post. I'm in 10th grade now, and my final exams are coming closer and closer ..

Love, Jip.

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