Purples and Violets – Cee’s Fun Photo Challenge

unbezahlte Werbung für Purples and Violets

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When I caught a glimpse of Cee’s Purples and Violets challenge here knew I wanted to join. However, with the terror attack in Vienna Monday night here, I was glued to the TV and to the various news reports for the next couple of days. Blogging or going back to Instagram was the last thing on my mind. Plus I had to work from home this week, which kept me busy in between.

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I’ve been sewing a LOT of face masks

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FACE MASKS IN…

Despite the Vienna shooting or the elections in the United States – congratulations to vice-president-elect Kamala Harris and to president-elect Joe Biden! – and everything that went with it in the last couple of days, we still have a huge problem: COVID-19. As long as there is no vaccination that can prevent us from catching it, we must act accordingly and keep a safe distance. When and where ever that’s not possible, we need to keep our germs to ourselves and wear a face mask!

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Paisley with Purples and Violets

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…PURPLES AND VIOLETS…

Once we were instructed to wear face masks in March, there weren’t enough around. Hence I decided to start making my own. I had a sewing machine, but had never really sewed a lot before. So I watched youtube videos and just began – all learning by doing. Since 1st of April I must have made roughly 170 face masks.  I haven’t sold one of them! Each and everyone of them were gifts for family, friends, colleagues and people in need. And for myself, naturally.

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pleats, please!

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…ARE PART OF MY WARDROBE

The first face masks I sewed closed with old Hermès ribbons, as I produced them during our first lock-down and couldn’t pick up elastic bands from a shop. Then I made long ribbons in matching colors to tie the masks up with. After that I changed to elastic bands. However, every mask if different. There might be similar ones, but there are no two alike.

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my first face masks closed with old Hermès ribbons

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All my masks are made of 100% cotton and have an extra lining (except for those made of cotton-jersey). I’ve sewn them in such a way that the they have an inside pocket, so that one can add a an extra layer of protection i.e. an handkerchief to the mask if needed.

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#wearadamnmask – face mask with pocket

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WAKE ME UP

Wearing a face mask all day long is very tiring – at least that’s how I feel, whenever I’m forced to wear one over several hours. When I feel exhausted from having this “thing” over face and mouth, I add a few drops of mint oil like Olbas here to a Kleenex and insert that in the pocket of my mask. I’m awake instantly!

Nevertheless, I prefer “my” masks over the paper masks available and not just because I can wash, iron and re-use them as often as I like. But, because mine come in Purples and Violets, too!

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after a long day at the office – wearing Purples and Violets

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If this is not enough Purples and Violets head over to Cee and her challenge here!

Do you color coordinate your face masks?

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🙂      Stay safe and have a very HAPPY Sunday!       🙂

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12 Comments
  • Sabine Gimm
    November 8, 2020

    Wenn jemand stylische Masken trägt, dann bist Du es liebe Claudia. Lila scheint in diesem Jahr eine zentrale Rolle für viele Menschen zu spielen. Für mich übrigens auch. Habe die Farbe gerade für mich wieder entdeckt.

    Liebe Grüße Sabine

  • Ines
    November 8, 2020

    Wenn man das Zeug schon tragen muss, dann wenigstens schön! Ich mag Deine Farbverliebtheit an der Stelle.

    Da ich meine meist nur kurz trage, ist mir das nicht so wichtig. Bei Kunden trage ich FFP2-Masken, weil das für einige Sachen vorgeschrieben ist. Die sind weiß und teuer und kommen danach in den Müll …

    Einen sonnigen Sonntag wünscht Dir
    Ines

  • Dottoressa
    November 8, 2020

    Liebe Claudia,you rock violets und purple! Und brava für Dich und Deine Masken!
    Ich habe viel an Dich gedenkt als ich über terror attack gehört habe,wie schrecklich!
    Ich wünsche Dir einen schönnen Sonntags Guten Morgen und freue mich sehr über bessere Zeite und Dich wieder zu treffen
    Liebe Grüsse

  • Claudia
    November 8, 2020

    Nein, liebe Claudia, ich denke immer noch nicht daran, Masken mit meinen Outfits zu kombinieren, und ich trage immer noch Masken, weil ich sie tragen muss! Aber wer weiß, vielleicht werde ich eines Tages anfangen Masken zu sammeln – zumindest wird es billiger als Taschen und Schuhe!;)
    Du hast schon 170 Masken genäht???? Respekt! Du solltest anfangen, sie zu verkaufen! Sie sehen super aus! 🙂
    Liebe Grüße,
    Claudia

  • janet
    November 8, 2020

    Don’t you look snazzy and chic, Claudia. 🙂 Our younger daughter made us masks when Covid started and I know a number of people in our neighborhood make them and give them away, so good for you! I look forward to the day when we can once again just go outside without special precautions, but until then, I have no problem wearing a mask.

    Have a wonderful week!

    janet

    • happyface313
      November 21, 2020

      🙂 Dear Janet,
      I’ve just started the next round of sewing masks for the holidays. So I’ve been busy with that, apart from my work. Sorry for the huge delay in answering your comment!
      I hope, too that one day we don’t have to wear masks when going outside. But until then I see it like you do – it’s a necessity I can live with. And until then I’ll try to match them to my daily wardrobe best as I can.
      Stay safe and have a very HAPPY weekend! xo 🙂

  • Cee Neuner
    November 8, 2020

    Oh adding a scented kleenex is smart. I loved you and your purples masks. So appropriate for this year. 😀 😀 Hope you have a happy week. Stay safe my friend 😀

    • happyface313
      November 21, 2020

      🙂 Thanks a lot, dear Cee!
      You stay safe and HAPPY, too! xo 🙂

  • Cee Neuner
    November 10, 2020

    Congratulations! I have selected your post to be featured in Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge.
    https://ceenphotography.com/2020/11/10/cees-fun-foto-challenge-purples-and-violets-2/
    I sure hope you are having a wonderful week.

    • happyface313
      November 21, 2020

      🙂 Thank you so much, dear Cee!
      I’ve been busy working (in the office and from home)…
      Take care and stay safe! xo 🙂

  • Viveka Gustavson
    November 12, 2020

    Wow …. fantastic!!!!! Looking FAB as usual. You really suite purple. WiviHug

    • happyface313
      November 21, 2020

      🙂 Thank you, dear Wivi!
      Many hugs to you, too! xoxoxo 🙂

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