Paper Piecing: Triceratops

Heute stelle ich meine allerersten Versuche im (Foundation) Paper Piecing vor.

Eine fertige Vorlage zu benutzen war mir zu langweilig. Ich habe also selbst ein Motiv gemalt und mir dann überlegt, wie ich das zerschneiden und in welcher Reihenfolge ich es zusammennähen muss. Da ich momentan Dinosaurier toll finde, ist es ein Triceratops geworden.

Und hier ist die fertig genähte Version:

Wieso der obere Teil vom Kopf verrutscht ist, weiß ich nicht. Ist mir jetzt erst aufgefallen…

Es hat richtig viel Spaß gemacht und war bestimmt nicht das letzte mal.

Was jetzt daraus wird, weiß ich noch nicht ganz genau. Vielleicht der Kinderwagen-Organizer, der schon länger auf meiner To-Sew-Liste steht (thematisch würde es ja gut zu Windeletui und Co. passen), oder eine Kissenhülle… Mal sehen…

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Lääh Örrööh Guu …

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Buntes fürs Kinderzimmer

Auch zum Malen bin ich im Sommer mal wieder gekommen.

Buntes fürs Kinderzimmer

The Zoo in Zurich

On our last vacation without kid we visited the zoo in Zurich, where they have an amazing indoor rain forest and a great elephant house.
I am so looking forward to doing this again with a toddler :-).

The Botanical Garden on Mahe

The Botanical Garden on Mahe, the main island of the Seychelles, deserves its own photo gallery.

The Seychelles

Two weeks on the Seychelles: the main island Mahe, the islands Praslin and Curieuse, giant tortoises, driving on the left (“wrong”) side of the road, beautiful sunshine on a gorgeous beach and incredible amounts of pouring rain. Oh, and a ship that’s called like an application server.

Ironie bei der Deutschen Bahn?

Wenn ich für eine Monatskarte zahle und sie aufgrund von Bahnstreiks nicht benutzen kann, sehe ich erst die Ironie in der Werbung der Deutschen Bahn…

Deutsche Bahn

… und freue mich, dass ich zumindest mit Photoshop ganz legal Züge “ansprayen” darf.


Wie wie viele offene Kontaktanfragen bleiben bei LinkedIn übrig, wenn ich von fünf Anfragen acht bestätige?



The Boxer

I painted a t-shirt like this while I was still at school and I liked it a lot. Unfortunately, after many years of use, it looked rather worn-out. Thus, I digitized my design, so that I can order a new one.

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Now I cannot really decide which colors I like best…

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The text is a quote from the Simon & Garfunkel song “The Boxer” in the version from “The Concert in Central Park”.

The Galapagos Islands

Half my life I thought that Yosemite National Park was the single most beautiful place in the world. In November I changed my mind — not because I was disappointed by Yosemite but because the Galapagos were even more impressive with their breath-taking nature and most of all their fascinating animals.

I flew in to the island Santa Cruz in the very center of the archipelago, where I almost stumbled over a sea iguana during my first stroll through the village Puerto Ayora. On the evening of the first day I visited the Darwin Center and the next morning I saw iguana without number at Tortuga Bay. In the afternoon I went on a guided tour the a tortoise farm, lava tunnels and big craters in the island center.
The day after that, in the very early morning, I went by speed boat to Isabela, the largest of the islands. There I hiked to the volcano were I could see lava in various bright colors. The third day on Isabela was easily the best day of my entire trip to Ecuador: I went snorkeling in the south of the island and saw sea turtles (so close that I could have touched them), white-tipped sharks (about 1,5m in length), a sea horse, a moray, and incredibly many colorful fish. From there, the speed boat took us to (and through) the so called “Tuneles”, an absolutely wonderful area, where we watched a ballet of sea turtles and a large crowd of blue footed boobies.
Finally, I flew to the island San Cristobal in the very east. Even the flight was a very unique experience. I had a hand-written plane ticket, that I had paid for in cash. At the airport of Puerto Villami on Isabela the pilot parked his motor bike in the waiting hall. The security control was conducted at a small wooden counter and consisted of me being asked whether I had any dangerous/forbidden goods in my luggage. The flight took about 45 minutes and the plane had eight seats (including pilot and copilot).
The village Puerto Baquerizo Moreno on San Cristobal seems to be populated by sea lions. They are everywhere — not only at the beach but also on the streets, sleeping on park benches, … And they were just having offspring. They say you should not touch the animals at Galapagos and always stay a few feet away — but baby sea lions are very curious. In fact, they came to me and nudged me with their noses. So cute!