Bliss and Blisters
The Eden Dress part two
2. December 2019

The Eden Dress part two – or how not to treat your handsewn clothes Hotline: Welcome to the sewing hotline, how can I help you? Me: Good morning and I am so happy to have finally reached you. I made a dress and it does not fit. Again. What shall I do, please, I need […]

The Eden Dress – beautiful but I ripped it apart
25. November 2019

There will be no heroic and proud post today. The words do not flow freely from my keyboard. I must fight to write them down. I would rather run to the sewing machine and try to fix my mistake, but on the same time I am not sure I will be able to achieve the […]

The most practical knitting and crochet cases
18. November 2019

I am a squirrel. I have so many needles and hooks and stitch markers and stoppers and and and and. Like a good squirrel I hide them in our whole flat: under cushions in the living room, on my desk, next to my sewing machine (which is not so weird or?) but also on a […]

I am in love with the Mira Dress from Fibremood
11. November 2019

Dear readers, I have hubris. I have made a dress out of woven fabric and it fits. I have not sewn in the sleeves inside out nor made it too short, too small or simply ugly. Now you will think ‘why is she so arrogant? Did she make a tailored dress with collar, buttons, folds […]

Knitting a cowl in three countries
4. November 2019

Last week I told you of my new love Maastricht a wonderful town I visited per chance because the weather during our short vacation was gruesome. Our original travel destination was Aachen, which by the way is also amazing, but this will be a topic for another post. One reason we have chosen Aachen was, […]

Dear needleworkers, I will make a little writing holiday for two weeks. My husband has a bit of free time and we want to reorganize our flat, watch some films, visit museums and care for my parents. But I did not want to leave without telling you… I will frog the pink cardigan (please readers […]

A Million Dollar Crochet-Bunting
30. July 2019

This is it! I am famous!!! I will appear on TV and earn billions. What!!??? You don’t believe me?! Than read on… (if you are only interested in the progression of my crochet bunting, then hop to the 6th paragraph.) Over the last weeks a good friend of mine worked at a film set as […]

“One step forward, two steps backward” is not only Max Romeos way to describe how he is entangled in the swamp of Babylon, no it is me and my relationship with the Fake Frankie cardigan. Everything with this cardigan is bumpy. First, I could not get the neckline width right. I unraveled several times to […]

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