“Encyklopaedie der weiblichen Handarbeiten”

This wonderful book came to our hands in a Flohmarkt in Baden (Austria) and I was amazed with the quantity and the beauty of the embroidery works on it. Also the book gives more space to embroidery and lace, there are also good amount of knitting and crochet, and many other different kinds of needlework. A little bit about the author that I found out in the net:

“Thérèse Maria Josepha von Dillmont was born in 1846 and studied in Vienna at an embroidery school founded by the Empress Marie-Therese. After completing her schooling, she moved to Donarch, a village near Mulhouse, France, and founded her own embroidery school at a time when most aristocratic women confined their embroidery to salons and boudoirs.
The success of Dillmont´s school in Mulhouse led to shops bearing her name in Vienna, Paris, London and Berlin. A true pioneer of needlework, she traveled extensively, studied needlework in many countries, and collected hundreds of pieces of outstanding embroidery.”

How exciting! And how nice she let part of her knowledge to us so we can try this beautiful needlework, a loud “VIVA” for Thérèse!

In German the book is called “Encyklopaedie der weiblichen Handarbeiten” and you can find it here. For the English version, called “Encyclopedia of Needlework” it is possible to find some here.

October 11, 2011 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

iPad II case – new model

Today´s shop update brought a new model to Limabaum in Dawanda, and I would like to add some more photos here, so you can see more of the new case. It´s a linen + cotton one, with a lovely pattern of Birds and flowers on it.

It has a beautiful vintage button on it, from a pre-plastic material. Feel free if you have any question, please just contact me!

September 14, 2011 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

New model in the shop: Kindle (or iPad) kangaroo case

I am using this case myself the last weeks, and it is 100% approved! It is good for travelling long time with your kindle (you can “plug” a zipper case in to bring the cables along), or just for the day-by-day carrying it around from home to work, university, park, train, etc, when you do not need the cables around – the battery from the kindle last days! – so you just disconnect the zipper case from the main body and the whole case is lighter to carry around.

This from the photos are mine, although I could make one more like this one, but the zipper from the small cable case would be in black colour.

if you would like to have more details, please have a look here.

Almost all the Smartphone cases at Limabaum´s Dawanda shop can become a Kangaroo case for Kindle or iPad (1 or 2), please have a look here for other fabric/pattern choices.

I hope you´ll like the new model like I do!

It is also possible to make a Smartphone case with the same Owl pattern, please send me a message at Dawanda if you would like to have one to match with your kindle case, like mine on the photo bellow.

June 19, 2011 Posted by | Made by me | Leave a comment

stolz auf Deutschland! / proud of Germany!

so proud of a land that listen their people! and that looks with responsibility into future. proud, proud, proud! a big VIVA to Germany!

June 18, 2011 Posted by | Daily Life | Leave a comment

no to nuclear power

we all should press our politicians to try to stop the building of new nuclear power stations, and start to think what to do with the hundreds that already exist in the world. “we are dealing with diabolical energy”, says the scientist about what is going on in Japan right now on the video below. I can not stop thinking on them, I love Japanese culture and feel so sorry for them! And I feel very sorry for all human beings that exist, and that will exist one day. It seems we are poisoning the world right now. Listening this woman speaking about what is going on over there, I ask myself why such silence on the other newspapers and television? We should be talking about it without stop right now, and trying to agree in a position to avoid that new catastrophes like those 2 (Chernobyl and Fukushima) come out again, and I guess this is only possible if we avoid to use nuclear power. Even if we would have to change our way of living. We should better really think about all this stuff and not just pretend nothing is happening right now.

May 9, 2011 Posted by | Daily Life | Leave a comment

Carnival 2011

she thought about herself, completely alone and up to details (the white face, the painted eyes, the umbrella, etc) which costume she would like to have this year. it was on my side to bring it into reality. it was a great fun to sew a kimono! but as the kids have been ill the last 10 days, I did not have much time to work on it, I made on the weekend, and it took I think around 15 hours till was ready – thanks to my husband that was taking care of them and so I could work without stop. And I think it turned out very cute! but the important thing is that she love it, and jumped of happiness around the house in her new kimono, now she was a “real” Japanese. I guess she´s been watching too many movies of Miyazaki. 🙂

March 8, 2011 Posted by | Daily Life, Made by me | Leave a comment

New at Dawanda

I made this days a new wallet model, I call it “time-out wallet”, just for the essentials, to bring inside your jeans pocket to the dancefloor 🙂 – it fits very well in there.

you can find them here.

March 5, 2011 Posted by | Made by me | 2 Comments

The Sartorialist

one of the best blogs I´ve got to know in the last time! He walks through the streets of big cities in the world making those wonderful pictures of the stylish people that cross his way. Beauty! Have a look: The Sartorialist.

January 7, 2011 Posted by | Daily Life | Leave a comment

It looks like winter is here!

A little walk with A. through the snow, it´s not easy to “drive” the babycar in the middle of so much snow, but it was nice!

December 1, 2010 Posted by | Daily Life | Leave a comment

Herbst in Baden or I love Autumn :)

We had a walk in the forest by our city last week, and that´s how the trees are looking like now – I like so much the yellow light inside the forest at this time of the year:

Inside the forest we ended up walking to the remains of a military defense base from the XII century (if I´m not wrong) where in the middle of the Ruins stand still a tower. Up in the tower that´s the view of Baden:

And the back side:

November 5, 2010 Posted by | Daily Life | Leave a comment