A couple we are friends with, are soon to be married. I wisely refused
to make the wedding dress and left that to an expert, but there are plenty of
other things to be sewn for the big day.
As a keepsake for their marriage, they will give a CD to their guests.
Inspired by her work with paper from a world atlas, we made the CD covers.
She is Australian, he is Romanian and they got to know each other in the
United Arab Emirates. Thus the corresponding pages were ripped out the world
atlas and sewn together with some brown recycled paper.
The paper was plasticized
on the inside to prolong the lifespan of the covers.
The ‘newlyweds to be’ are in
charge of making the CD, I am curious to hear their choice of music.
Yesterday the UAE got selected as organizer of the WorldExpo 2020. It
was hard not to get tempted; I almost blinded you again with pictures of the
fireworks and sound fragments of the honking cars following the announcement.
Or I could have written a lament about the fact that at 10pm we got a message
that the school would close the following today to celebrate winning the
election. But no, I will not get myself seduced to write about any of this, after
all I have the next 7 years to write about the upcoming WorldExpo.
I promised this post would not cover the weather, wouldn’t be showing
holiday pictures nor rugby reports, but it would be about sewing! And I keep my
I present you my new shoulder bag!
I made the webbing as I described here, but this time I did not stitch
I made the big version of the bag mentioned in the book, as after all
I still have one child in diapers and also the treasures the other kids find
all over town sometimes need some storage.
Although the choice of fabrics is exactly as I pictured I am not
completely happy with its size. The bag is rather big. I could do with a
Pattern: The pattern is
recipe 27 from the book Zo Geknipt.
Fabric: The fabric is a
combination of Flight Dusk and Poppies Mineral from The Grove collection of Birch Organic Fabric. The fabric was bought oversea @ Fabricworm.
last couple of days there was unstable weather, and intermittent sand storms.
Today we even had a little bit of rain. Nothing exceptional I
hear you think, except when you live out here, as rain IS exceptional in the
United Arab Emirates. As it is not very common the house and road
infrastructure are not adjusted to these weather conditions. Even with the
slightest bit of rain, the electricity breaks down, the rain’s coming in
through the roof and the roads are flooding. I am talking about a normal shower
of rain and not a tropical downpour.
Today when the first drops fell down, we got the following
mail from our children’s school:
‘BREAKING NEWS: En raison des orages et selon
l'ordre du KHDA, l'établissement va fermer ses portes au plus vite possible. Le
Lycée est en train de contacter les familles pour organiser le départ des élèves.’
All schools were evacuated today, and another couple of drops
of rain later the kids were dropped at my doorsteps by the school bus.
I took them to Satwa fabric area, we spotted some nice
fabrics at Tahir, unluckily enough they were being used as doormat to avoid wet
shoes inside the shop.
For a fabric-shopping-addict as myself it doesn’t feel
right to use fabric as a doormat!
As it is perfect weather at the moment, sunny with a light breeze, we
have lots of visitors this time of the year. Consequently we spend more time
visiting the town then we spend time behind the sewing machine.
Yesterday, we went to watch the birds at the RasAlKhor bird sanctuary
and reserve; a peaceful place in the middle of the city.
I only brought my cell phone and the birds were too far to take decent
pictures; so I placed my cell phone in front of the binoculars and took these cute
A tiny bit of nature in the middle of a lot of concrete constructions.