Saturday, October 30, 2010

in the city

ready for a nice day outsideThe Botanic Gardens
I am in love with the colour mustard

#1 The other day I got myself a sun hat and today was the first day I was wearing it outside
#2 I walked through the Botanic Gardens, It is still crazy for me to imagine that this is just 10 minutes away from where I live - so extoic
#3 On a boat again, I love the sound of the waves
#4 and also this mustard colour
#5 rusty
#6 A beautiful flower in the Botanic Gardens again, on my way back

What are your plans for today?


Tuesday, October 26, 2010


Bright stripe I
Bright stripe II
Sewing project
Sewing projects
Sewing projects
Sewing projects
pileBrooklyn Diary
Brooklyn Diary

Yesterday on my walk into the city I saw this cat sitting on the street, getting her back warmed by the sun. Later when I was waiting for the train, I realized this stripe of brightness across of me and thought that somehow those two images fit together...

Anyways, I wanted to show you a few of the things I made the last couple of weeks. Most of them are gifts for friends.
#1 a passport bag for a friend who is going to travel soon
#2 a really small clutch bag :)
#3 a bag for friend with a huge cd collection, you put the cd case in the bag while you are playing the cd
#4 because I like triangles ;)

Well and I also wanted to share the small pile of books and magazines I collected recently. The Brooklyn diary came yesterday, and it is such a beautiful book, full of amazing pictures and inspirations. It made me wish to go to Brooklyn right away. I am sure I will go through it many, many times.

Hope you are all well,

Sunday, October 24, 2010



So many comments on my giveaway post. Wow, thanks to everyone who entered and for your sweet comments. I wish I could draw more than one winner...

Well, I just sat down and wrote a jar full of little papers with all your names on them and draw the winner. Congratulations to Tiffany. Please email me ( your address and I will send the little giveaway on its journey to Paris.

Saturday, October 23, 2010


Pool Café

On my last weekend in Hamburg I got a polaroid film from this lady. Well, on Wednesday I took the polaroid camera with me and shot these four pictures. They turned out so well and I was quite happy as my last film (yes, it was expired) showed spots all over the images. Thank you so much again Frau Sieben : )

#1 some more stripes
#2 and again beautiful tiles
#3 the café next to the pool I go swimming. I really like their orange chairs
#4 I would love to go the opera house and see a nice concert. Hopefully I find something nice soon.

I hope you are having a lovely weekend.

Don't forget about my little blog anniversary give away.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

It is 1 year today

My blog is celebrating its 1st birthday today
Blog Anniversary!

Exactly one year ago today I started this little space and I can't believe how fast the time went by. One year of posts, pictures, little stories... It is so much fun to take you with me on a trip through the cities I visit or live in and amazing to see how many people stop by here every day and also great to read your lovely comments...

Unfortunately it is not really possible to all sit together and celebrate with some coffee or cake - that is why I thought it would be nice to have a little something to give away.

So, If you are fancy winning a little bag and bunting I made and also a cute scrapbook just leave a comment in this post. The winner will be chosen and announced on Sunday, October 24.

Good luck!

Monday, October 18, 2010

A Monday walk


Did you have a good weekend?
I went to this pool in the Botanic Gardens yesterday. It was so great to swim a few lanes, to read in my book afterwards and just walk home with the towel over my shoulder. I really enjoyed this and plan on doing this more often.
And today was another very nice Spring day here in Sydney. I decided to go out for a walk and also bring my camera with me...

#1 I was fascinated by the plants which seem to grow out of this building
#2 Some street art
#3 The sun was just so beautiful today
#4 birds
#5 An anchor, which made me think of Hamburg
#6 I love this tree with its amazing red flowers - it is so exotic to me
#7 'llery'
#8 Some fruits and veggies for a nice Spring soup

Oh and tomorrow is a special day here on Schorlemädchen, you should pop by again and see what is happening :)


Friday, October 15, 2010

red - green and a ferry ride

On the ferry
on the ferry

I am really fond of ferries - I always enjoyed this bit of my trips to Copenhagen most when I lived in Hamburg or remember the many times when I was a kid and my grandmother took me with her on a little trip.
On Tuesday I went on a really small ferry trip to Balmain which is a neighbourhood here. It was 25° and actually quite humid and I think this is why I didn't take so many pictures, despite the fact that it is quiet a pretty area. I think I need to go back on a Saturday when they have their weekly markets there. Anyways, after I came back I realized that the images I took show lots of green and red :)

Have you listened to the new album from Sufjan Stevens, yet? It is so different to his older stuff but so great. We can't stop listening to it and wish he would come down under for a concert.

I also would like to share two links with you.

#1 Two of my very good friends from back home started their own little online - store at which they sell really beautiful, with love-made goodies. Have a look.

#2 I stumbled over the amazing Patchwork Project yesterday. It is a collaborative quilt project where people come together and craft quilts to raise money for a good cause. The three quilts they made are so amazing.

Monday, October 11, 2010

this and that

Single Origin lunch
Single Origin
Spring Glow
Some sewing

It is Monday already. The weekend went by so fast, don't you think.

I hope you had some lovely few days...
The weather was so beautiful here in Sydney yesterday that I went out for a long walk, sat in the park, read and realized that the city is getting greener and greener and also gets this special glow.

#1+2 Again the great Single Origin Café, apart from the coffee they do amazing lunch, too.
#3 some dots
#4+5 Pictures I took yesterday while walking through Paddington. I loved the glow of the trees in the streets there.
#6 I got myself a little something in this pretty store. An analog reminder in form of a wooden pear. It can carry little notes.
#7 A sewing project I am working on....


Wednesday, October 6, 2010


The green house
Hard work
I found this chair on the street
One of the little bags I made
On of the little bags I made
I just like green and this light rose colour
Eatable berries on the street
Pattern Inspiration
Single Origin Café - best coffee
Just look up
Goat cheese sandwich -- hm

Here are a few images from my last two days.

#1-4 I was out for a walk in Elizabeth Bay - saw a great house wearing a 'green eyemask' and a cobweb which looked like it was lots of work:) Walking there I stumbled over a nice wooden chair, standing there with all sorts of other stuff ready to end up in the trash. I took it with me, cleaned it, oiled the wood and put new fabric on it. I already love it.

# 5/6 I also wanted to show you two of the little bags I made for friends. They are so easy to make and it is so much fun to put fabric together and sew it.

# 7/8 I like how those two images sort of fit together. They look so much like Spring. The rich green, brown and light pink. I saw this tree full with berries today, the berries will turn darker and you can actually eat them. You just need to be faster than the birds.

9-12 A few more shots I took around Surry Hills. If you are in Sydney, make sure you have a coffee at Single Origin. They roast their own beens and you can really taste it. Such good coffee.

#13 A snack I just made. I am trying to track down a store here at which you could actually buy goat cheese with a rind.

How are you this week?
// Maria