Sunday, January 26, 2014

#Handmade - Another handbag

Another handbag, recycled from a rice bag (including the zipper).
I need to fix a few stitches at the bottom (too thick for the machine, I screwed up and should have cut that part) & also need to sew the zipper ends by hand.
But I really, really love this one!

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From Handmade

#Handmade - Origami Puschen 0.1

King thought it's boring ;-)

I love these, so warm & comfy (I screwed up the sewing together part,
but heck, it works,...)

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Free pattern on Ravelry

#handmade - Pineapple and Jam pies

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Wednesday, January 22, 2014

#Handmade - Origami Puschen 0.2

Free pattern in Swedisch / Kostenloses Muster auf Schwedisch.
But what you need is mainly the Diagram to sew it together, no mystery here / Alles was man wirklich braucht, ist das Diagram zum zusammennaehen. Wirklich keine Kunst :-)

This pair's for hubby. One turned out a wee bit smaller, ran out of yarn :-/
15stitches to 9cm x 9cm (2x acrylic and 1x sock yarn)
Das Paar ist fuer Menne, der eine Schuh ist etwas kleiner, hatte kein Acrylgarn mehr :-/
15 Maschen a 9x9cm (2x Akryl & 1x Sockengarn)

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From Handmade

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

#365 & #Handmade

Meine Wolle ist heute mal aus der Kiste gehuepft :-) 
Wenn alle Wolle schon verplant ist (oder fast,…) ist es doch gar nicht soooo viel, oder? :-)

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Monday, January 20, 2014

#Handmade - The Blue Hole Bandana

Finished a small shawl / Bandana yesterday.
Made of Bamboo yarn - love it :)

It will most likely go into the 'For Sale' stash though :-)

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From Handmade

From Handmade

Saturday, January 18, 2014


I know, not entirely correct Engrish but I can't help it - to me this is hilarious!

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#365 - Tea and Oil

Found me some Coconut oil - finally!
And some green tea :-)
Of course, now I see it everywhere ;-p

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Tuesday, January 14, 2014

#365 - My beautiful 'hood

I try to ignore it most of the time.

About this spot, I can write a photo story....maybe I will one of these days.

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And this one is the dumping ground for trash left in appartments when people leave or get new furniture.
Once a month it gets cleaned up.
Newest thing is to dump food Leftovers all over the place. Great!

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Saturday, January 11, 2014

#365 - Cloudy sunrise

The sun was peeking through the clouds in a deep orange / red.
Taken a photo with the phone cam, but alas, that didn't work out too well...

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Friday, January 10, 2014

#365 - fog

This weather is weird.
It's one moment cold, then it gets warm, in the afternoon yo freeze your butt off
then it gets warm again. And I don't know, but to me, it's the coldest winter,
I've experienced in Kuwait so far.
Not really complaining, I am dreading the coming summer :-/

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Wednesday, January 8, 2014

#365 - Early morning

An icy cold, but glorious morning.
Yes. Cold!
Approx. 3C, felt like close to Zero.

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#Handmade - Boomslang Mini

Finished :-)

Free pattern here 

Approx. 180st CO, in retrospect 150st would have been enough, which would have made the cowl wider. 
Oh well. 
I did a stretch of simply stockinette to make it a bit wider. 
It works, it’s cozy and it’s WARM :-) 
I love the yarn!

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From Handmade

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From Handmade

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

#Kuwait - Pooped

Not sure how I ever missed this, but I just had a good laugh thanks to it :-)

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#Kuwait - Fahaheel beach, April 26th 2007

A new series, that will also make me dig and clean deep in my archives ;-)

Inspired by 1001 Street chairs in Cairo (I might also put them all on tumblr)

From the beginning all the old chairs around Kuwait and reused Couches have fascinated me.
And I took loads of photos.

OK, this is not one of them, but the first object you can sit on from my archives ;-)

Hope you enjoy the new series :-)

From Kuwait
From Kuwait

#Handmade - Ringelpulli


Bin ich froh, dass Du fertig bist ;-)
Fertig war er an sich schon lange, nur war ich mir nicht sicher, ob Arme oder nicht.
Ohne Arme keine Kekse, imho, nun mit Armen ;-)

I had it finished since a while, but was not sure if I should add arms or not.
I did and am fairly happy with the result :-)

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From Handmade

#365 - Rainy days

Just two days of drizzle and we have some pools again

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Monday, January 6, 2014

#365 - Cherry / Kirsch muffins

My Mom sent me this recipe the other day - they are yummy and so easy!
She replaced the cherries from the glass with cherry yoghurt.
I might add something fruity next time though. I added some coconut.
Recipe in German / Rezept auf Deutsch

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Saturday, January 4, 2014

Friday, January 3, 2014

#365 - Yummy Breakfast

Got treated to a yummy breakfast today.
Sorry, but what I ate is confidential ;-)

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Thursday, January 2, 2014

#Handmade - In between gift bag

For the next one I need to figure something else for the cord.
For this quickie its' ok :-)

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#365 - Fresh milk and more

I was such a happy camper today (and still am).
Found fresh milk, without  preservatives at Sultan Center in Fahaheel.
Not ridiculously overpriced either.

Tasted the Laban (similar to buttermilk). It's good!
Almarai is a bit fuller from the taste, but I do like this one.

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I also went material (and magazine) shopping.
Had to check if the stores in Fahaheel have different things than my shop here in Mangaf.
They are all fairly similar, but sometimes you Luck out.

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I'm taking part in a sewing challenge for 2014.

This one will become a skirt for the January challenge. I'm still missing the pattern for it though ;-)

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And this one will be a dress, not sure yet for which month, since there are two coming up :-)
Pattern still missing as well.

I have some ideas though :-)

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Also met bunches of friendly people, most of them highly, but pleasantly surprised that I use my own bags and not plastic bags. ;-)

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

#Handmade - Recycled blanky, aka the dog blanky

I wanted to do this since a long while, but knew
that due to the thickness it would be a pain.
It was.
It would need some more lines along the middle but for now
and for the first wash in a few days, it will do.

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And it was obviously worth it ;-)
Didn't take them 5sec from the last pic I took to conquering it :-P

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#365 - A new year, a new challenge

I know, I try this every year.
But I have to get my photo mojo back & this might actually work - who knows.

Anybody in for the challenge?
(Taking a photo with a 'real' camera every day. Showing whatever  I love to do these (looking back and see what happened / what I did), but never finish the year. And I need to get my photo mojo back )

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