As I have found some more stuff in my wardrobe …

… I will continue to post about refashioning –

and also some information about:

I like the idea to know what involves the production of a T-Shirt or jeans, as more and more people also want to know what they eat.

Clothes are next to food what makes your body and soul feel good or not so much …

And here another project –

Before it was a longer Gudrun Sjöden blouse:

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After I shortened it in general and also the sleeves:

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Something new: refashioning

During the last months I have started to use Pinterest and collected quite a few ideas how to refashion old clothes – instead of throwing them away and buying new stuff.

There are good reasons to do so (economy, ecology, morals), but it is also fun. So here is one project where some scissors and a seam ripper to remove the pockets were the basis for the alteration.

before:

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after:

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A new life for a jacket …

Advent in Munich

Advent – which means the coming (of Christ) – is the time around the four sundays before Christmas. And in Munich there are a lot of markets and concerts to get into the mood.

Here are my favorites:

Oktoberfest with rain …

… is much more “gmiatlich” (comfortable, nice – German Gemutlichkeit). Less people and more fun …

I have been busy this summer and posts are to follow, but first here are the impressions from the Wiesn and the Trachtenumzug yesterday.

 

 

July is busy in Munich: Opernfestspiele!

And so I have tickets for some new and some older presentations of operas at the Opernfestspiele:

  • Turandot by Puccini and  Die Entführung aus dem Serail (The seraglio) by Mozart
  • La Juive by Halévy and Der feurige Engel by Prokofjew and South Pole by Srnka

All are interesting operas in their own right (for historical and/or musical reasons), but the music performance was in the case of South Pole, La Juive and Der feurige Engel exceptional.

Here are some impressions ….

Banksy in Munich

Here I am at a chic vernissage, as the opening of an exibition is called in Germany, and I have decided to break my silence of a year.

Why was I silent – short story: life!

But here some Impressions of the art, not the people, they are worth another comment, but not now …

  

Christmas flashes or the “Weihnachtsmarkt”

In Germany we have lots of markets around christmas. You can meet there with friends, drink mulled wine and shop for christmas. There are traditional markets at know places like Nuremberg or elsewhere. But today every small city has a market, more or less elaborate.

The typical ingredients for a christmas market are:

Food (sausage, waffers, crepes) and beeverages  (preferably with alcohol like mulled wire) served in a decorated area with small cabin-like stands and – most important – music: modern, traditional, christmas carols, sung live or from cd!
And it has to be dark!

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This is the Marienplatz at Munich …
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That is the Tollwood at Munich, an alternative festival twice a year with organic food, it’s mandatory there.
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And an impression from Stuttgart, a more traditional market!