4/19/08

Berlin The Second

On my last day in Kassel I bought 2 fabrics. I am not quite sure what I will do with them, but the thing is they are somehow not typical for me. I was somewhat sick and feverish and I was stressed with all the packing. So I am quite eager to see what I will make of these, cause they are kind of a lunatic buy.
The first one is quite cute Swiss cotton. I like the colours and the print - reminds me of three eyed owls with five fingers...



The second one is something I never buy - a print corduroy. I just don't like printed corduroys. But I got seduced by the grey red combination and the print. I know I will never make pants out of this fabric - I hope I will never do... I still have mixed feelings - sometimes my personal repulsion against printed corduroy (I like it on others though) breaks the surface and in the next moment I am lulled by the print and colours again. It will be an interesting project...
You should enlarge the images to see the print.


So today Berlin images are of the Karl Marx Allee - a huge street with huge buildings (very cool and hip apartments nowadays) previously in east Berlin. In the back you can see the TV tower on Alexander Platz (square). Is indeed only 10 minutes walk from here. Or biking - everybody owns a bike in Berlin.





And I promised to put Matthieus book shelf in this post - he just built it himself! The images from above are taken from his place in Berlin.

9 comments:

loopylulu said...

The first fabric looks awesome. I'm with you on printed corduroy. The first jacket that I ever sewed was with printed corduroy and halfway through I thought what the heck am I doing and tossed it. I'm sure that with your talent you will not be like me and be able to find a good use for this fabric.

Vicki said...

I can see the corduroy as a very cute jacket.

Great photos of Berlin.

Bathina said...

Hi Geri,


Ich liebe Berlin und ich kann es kaum erwarten, bald wieder da zu sein. Ich freue mich u.a, weil ich 2 alte Freunde von mir wiedersehen werde.

Ich danke dir für deinen liebvollen Kommentar auf meinem Blog.

Ich weiß jetzt auch werd hinter der schönen Jacke bei Burdastyle steckt ;-)

Ich würde auch gerne selbst Schnittmuster entwerfen, weiß nur noch nicht, welche Methode ich wählen soll..vielleicht hast du ja einen guten Tip.
Ich danke dir.

LG Dani alias Bathina

Anonymous said...

The prints on the fabrics looks very Japanese.

If you have enough fabric, maybe you can make up Burdastyle's Naomi?


M.

paco peralta said...

Geri .- new photographs are beautiful. And tissues ...... ah. Our passion. I love the fabric of green and drawings remind me of the paintings of the native Australians. I look forward to seeing their projects with these tissues. Best wishes. Paco

ambika said...

I especially love that first fabric. The colors are beautiful

Ana Carina said...

Geri,
Beautiful photos!
Paco said that the fabrics are our passion...it's true!!! I buy many fabrics without have a defined model for them...
You chose a wontherful fabrics, to sew a dress for example.

Tany said...

I've never been in Berlin! Thank you so much for taking me there!!!

oonaballoona said...

wow, cool fabric... i am envious of the owls, naturally.