Saturday, 27 April 2013

The Cardboard Bus

A bit ago Isabel and I had lots of fun creating this Cardboard Bus and decorating it with colourful  leftover fabric from sewing projects.

This is how we proceeded:
We took a cardboard box suitable to be transformed in a bus for Isabel´s dolls and plush friends.
We cut out the windows and the door and we created bench seats for the passangers, a seat for the driver and a dashboard using cardboard pieces.

We were lucky because we found a lid of another cardboard box spot-on for being our bus top.

Eeyore is doing a test drive                                                                                    

Isabel glued the fabric remnants to the bus and the seats.

For the wheels we used a camembert box.
We cut it in two halves and Isabel painted it with grey and black acrylic paint.

The finished wheels and a magazine picture of a car dashboard:  

Next we attached the wheels to the bus´ bottom side. We used glue and a Staple Gun Tucker
 – just to be on the safe side. We fixed a cardboard support as well, because the wheels
alone are not able to carry the weight of the bus.

We glued the dashboard picture.


the numberplate:

We used a tea light as headlight.

Snoopy is the driver.

 The travellers´ first trip with the Cardboard Bus - Bon Voyage !

The idea for this cardboard bus I took from Sabine Bohlmann´s beautiful book
 “ Lauter tolle M√§dchensachen” 

Unfortunately it´s available in German language only. But most of the projects you can easily understand thanks to the number of pictures in the book.

Sunday, 21 April 2013

Glad to introduce Dani

I'm excited to introduce Dani, my first finished crochet doll. The Dani Pattern will be available soon on my Etsy Shop. I can hardly wait !

Let me know, what do you all think about Dani !


Wednesday, 10 April 2013

A Cappuccino in Milan

The most beautiful thing of living in Italy is, I guess, that you can feel like a tourist whenever you want.
So last Sunday we were spontaneous !
We went to Milan for having a Cappuccino on Cathedral Square.
It was a lovely morning a after much rain Milan weather was kind to us.

Isabel and Adelio with a Cathedral Square Pigeon                    

Piazza Duomo                                                                                                            

The Cappuccino                                                                                                         

Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II                                                        

fascinated by the colourful floor                                                                           

La Scala - Teatro alla Scala , inaugurated in 1778                                                

Torre Velasca                                                                     


The Velasca Tower is one of Milan's most famous Skyscrapers and was built in 1950s by Gian Luigi Banfi, Lodovico Barbiano di Belgiojoso, Enrico Peressutti and Ernesto Nathan Rogers, known as BBPR, the acronym of the architects names. The Tower is approximately 100 m tall and it's famous for its mushroom-like shape.

Our trip to Milan should have been a short short stroll around the Cathedral Area, but it wasn't.
So this has to be continued......