Bliss and Blisters
How to finish two wips in one week
5. July 2022

It is Monday…I had to work the whole week (also at night) to set up the showroom…I had headaches….A tree in our garden broke and fell onto the street (honestly!!! A lot of sawing and cleaning on Sunday)…I am too tired…The sun is shining…I need to bake bread… Do you recognize the pattern? These are […]

The Forever Skirt
28. June 2022

Today’s post will be short and fast. But the topic has a loooooong history: a pleated skirt I own for more than 10 years. The skirt is a fast fashion item which was super cheap when I bought it but felt well made. It’s made from a sturdy cotton fabric which has a bit of […]

Trigger warning: I will speak about body shaming, domestic violence, sexism, and ageism in this post. If you are more interested in the knitting, crochet and embroidery techniques hop to the last paragraph. Get this into your head There are a lot of things you should get into your head when you are read as […]

5 unexpected ways to cope with rejection
14. June 2022

There will be those days when a customer does not book your service, when your best planned out fashion designs are frowned over, when your cutest amigurumi does not win the competition, when an art fair rejects your fibreart. The latter happened to me. Sigh.This was one of the reasons I for longer did not […]

My art is a mess
17. May 2022

I woke up today drank a coffee and after a look at my to-do list pondered to get some much more potent stuff… Joking, besides that I am not learned about what to take to enhance productivity I am very anxious about everything that has more mind-altering ability than caffeine or valerian tea. But back […]

Yes, these are pair of leggings.No, they do not fit.Does this make me sad? No, because I never planned to wear them. Now after I have confused you completely, I will lift the veil of ignorance. These leggings will be an artwork. Remember I am working about the topic of women getting older, about the […]

Last Monday I showed you the shiny side of crafting. I presented myself well behaved in proper clothes which I made for my garment-collection. Lovely sweaters and skirts in spring inspired colours, showcasing yellow, lilac, and green. But my dear readers, this is only one truth… Because behind the light there is darkness, and the […]

Still sewing my first garment collection
26. April 2022

It‘s needleworkmonday and there are two direction how this post can go: One will destroy my newly found confidence in finishing craft projects and reveal my jittery self, lost in the depth of the evil starteritis, staggering aimlessly between several knitted sweaters, crochet cardigans and half-finished art projects. The other whereas will paint me in […]

Sewing my first garment collection
5. April 2022

Sewing in collections… I heard this idea three years ago and I was intrigued (oh my… do I really sew three years already and still am such a beginner?). I was introduced to this concept by the lovely blog of Emily Hallman. On and of over the last year I looked at her site but […]

A sweater with special flair: Fibremood Paola
29. March 2022

Monday Monday… and my too wide jeans are still too wide. But thanks to your amazing ideas how to rescue the jeans, I not only have now ideas how to alter them successfully I also found more love for them. Isn’t this funny? The jeans are still too big, but somehow, I am starting to […]

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