Bliss and Blisters
The true power of Needlework
15. June 2021

The true power of Needlework – calming down with Lisette blouse and Mezzo cardigan Last Monday we had a much-needed conversation about support and connection in the @needleworkmonday community and the respond to @crosheille’s wonderful post was overwhelmingly positive and understanding. We all planned to connect more with each other and to shift the focus […]

Sewing Lisette blouse from La Maison Victor
11. May 2021

(For the impatient readers who tire of my long-winded introduction: I will start to write about my expirience with the sewing pattern Lisette roughly at the fourth paragraph 😁) Could it be possible that I only can sew fitting garments with recycled fabric?Most of you know that I love to sew with stretch fabric because […]

Dark magic and the checkered bedsheet dress
13. April 2021

One day I want to start a blog post with the words: look, I made a dress and it turned out exactly as I wanted. And now you know which turn my checkered bedsheet dress took. AHHHHHHHH! Am I cursed? Should I start to search for hidden pentagrams in my sewing room, look for dead […]

Designing the perfect tiered dress
30. March 2021

Last time I wrote about my newly made knitted cardigan and I opened up about my fears, that the weather will be soon too warm to wear it: guess what happened… Yes, this is no mistake, our temperature went up from freezing in the night to 20 degrees. Kind of instant summer which lets me […]

For this years international women’s day during a worldwide pandemic I have chosen not to celebrate the successes of the collaborate effort of women which came before me, I have chosen to point out one part of (several) still existing injustices in women’s life: unpaid care work.I found this important to point out – this […]

The Return of the Bee Dress
2. March 2021

I promised you a dress two weeks ago and I deliver.Ok, it is a completely different dress, a different method to make it and has nothing to do with my last blog post and my promise to explain how I will copy a bought dress, but much more important: you cannot call me a liar, […]

Reverse engineering a dress with an amazing collar
16. February 2021

The whole last week was bitter cold, full of snow, ice and sunshine and I loved it. Being outside wrapped in multiple layers of warm clothes, wandering through the silent landscape. (Not so fun was/is, that our heater stopped working every other night and -14 degrees Celsius without heater is a tad uncomfortable in my […]

Mending and knitting for Valentine’s love
9. February 2021

It’s a Valentines post and I start it with HATE. You read it: HATE! In this Valentine’s post you will find soft pink items but no cute heart shaped gifts only broken skirts and i-cords full of mistakes. Let me explain.I am one of these persons that has a huge wardrobe full of skirts and […]

The sustainable statement shawl
1. December 2020

Finally, Winter is coming (you may notice I haven’t re-watched Game of thrones for a long time, or I would not rejoice over signs of winter). Outside the air smells of burned wood and coldness, the roofs are white and frozen over and the grass is crisp and hard because every single drop of dew […]

Procrastination – sewing a cute Peter Pan sweater
17. November 2020

After last weeks total miss because of migraines, I woke up this weekend with sweat on my face fearing I will not be in time with my art project (I know, me worrying about something is not new to you, dear needleworkers). I rolled out the huge canvas I bought and started to work… for […]