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Verspätet aber sicher nicht zu spät, wünschen wir euch ein gesundes und kreatives Jahr 2012.

Im Dezember war so viel zu tun, da sind wir leider gar nicht zum Schreiben gekommen, wie man bemerken konnte. Erst hat es unsere kleine Familie komplett ausgenockt, dann lief MadeForRain überraschend schnell an und dann waren da natürlich noch die Weihnachtsgeschenke die es zu fertigen galt. Da bin ich doch ganz zufrieden, dass wir in Bastis Familie das Wichteln eingeführt haben und dadurch jeder nur für ein Geschenk verantwortlich war.

Von Jahr zu Jahr hab ich immer mehr das Bedürfnis Geschenke zu machen, die nicht einfach käuflich zu erwerben sind. Daher gab es dieses Jahr nur Geschenke, die mit viel Liebe und Bedacht von mir genäht wurden.

Und von diesen Weihnachtsgeschenken gibt es nun einen kleinen Einblick:

 

We wish you a happy and creative year 2012.

As one could see, we didn’t get around to write anything during December since there was soo much going on. At first our small family all got sick , then MadeForRain started surprisingly quick and at last there were all the christmas presents of course. I’m glad we decided to do it the secret Santa way in Basti’s family this year, thus everyone is only responsible for one present.

Year after year more and more a need grew in me, to give presents which cannot just be purchased anywhere. Therefor I only made presents which were sewn by myself with lots of love and thought.

Here a few of them:

 

Zu allererst die Strick- und Häkelnadeltasche für die Freundin vom Schwiegerpapa, da Sie das Häkel kürzlich wieder entdeckt hat.

First of all the knit and crochet needle purse for the girlfriend of my pa-in-law. She recently rediscovered crocheting.

Nadeltasche

 

Eine Haarspangenbüchlein für meine Nichte. Sie hat mehr Haarspangen als man sich vorstellen kann.

A small book for my nice’s hair clips. She’s got soo many, it’s unbelievable.

Haarspangenbüchlein

 

Ein Werkzeuggürtel für meinen kleinen Neffen. Er hat von Oma ein paar super Werkzeuge geschenkt bekommen und diese müssen natürlich aufgeräumt werden.

A tools belt for my little nephew. His grandma got him some super tools and these have to be put somewhere.

Werkzeuggürtel

 

Und zu guter Letzt eine neue Hülle für Bastis neues Nook tablet, worauf er recht stolz ist. Es ist noch nicht ganz fertig. Basti hat sich noch einen verstärkten Deckel und Gummizüge an den Ecken gewünscht.

And last but not least a new cover for Basti’s new Nook tablet, of which he is quite proud of. It’s not quite ready yet. Basti suggested a stronger front cover and rubber band in the corners to better fasten the pad.

 

Ich selber bin sehr zufrieden mit meinen Geschenken, jedoch wird es nächstes Jahr noch ein paar Veränderungen geben. Man konnte doch merken, dass leider nicht jeder selbstgemachte Geschenke schätzt. Schade eigentlich.

I’m very satisfied with the presents I made, but I think next year will be a bit different. It was noticeable that not everyone is as happy as I wished for about self-made presents. It’s a shame really.

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Babies like to eat with hands and feet. The messier the better so it seems. Lilly looks like a prime example managing to smear cheese, cereal and mashed potatoes in places you didn’t even know she could  reach.

Anyway, the traditional baby bib is somewhat smallish and we certainly need to bring out the bigger guns.

So Linda came up with a totally revolutionary new baby bib design that delivers exactly what was needed: full baby body protection.

full baby body protection shown by lilly

Well, it doesn’t help with the nose. Clever little thing. Anyway, it seems Linda made an instant classic. And, because she liked it so much there is even a variation on the color.

baby bib bright green

And yes, as of today they come fully branded with the lilify.me logo. Awesome! 😉

awesome lilify.me branding

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Admitted, the title is a bit misleading but hey, baby steps, right?

I’ve been a bit lazy (speak busy with other projects) writing, which doesn’t mean that Linda has. In fact she churns out more nice stuff than I can write about on my weekly schedule. So let me try to catch up starting with another piece of Linda’s manufacture.

Here we have 2 key chains (get it?) she made for the both of us. It’s the first adventure to the art of sewing and it went pretty well. Obviously the blue one is for me. Not!

It’s actually made of two pieces of fabric sewn together and another narrower one sewn on the top as eye catcher. With three layers they are quite sturdy which I like.

I’m wearing mine for 4 or 5 months now and it still looks like new.

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Ok, it’s not really dead. But I liked the spectacular title. Oh yea, and the head it’s me after trying Linda’s deadly work. 🙂

While writing the post I just found out that this is actually a double feature. Originally, I was supposed to introduce Linda’s second work a blue cap. I think it was a gift for my birthday in January. Linda really put all her energy behind it and  only 2 months later I held my cap.

To be fair, it was not quite as easy as it may look. She had to start over 3 times until the point was exactly right. The bobble is huge. I like it a lot.

The skull in fact is an ancient handcrafting by Linda made some 10 years ago during her internship at the theater in Dresden. Scary.

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