Bliss and Blisters
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 […]

Bright and woolly dyeing experiments
2. July 2019

I needed a dye injection, colour, wool and experimentations. So, I dived into my stash and found some skeins of an organic wool I purchased at eBay which are a tad scratchy (read: fells like luffa sponge on the skin). These skeins are form a liquidation of a German wool brand and I bought the […]

Crocheting a Frankencoinster
18. June 2019

I am afraid… I am afraid that you will notice that I am an imposter, that I am barely able to hold a hook… Because I crocheted a Frankencoinster. Last week I tried myself at this alleged „relaxing“ woven mandala. And it relaxed me so intensely that I needed some sweet balm tee and many […]

Weaving a Mandala
11. June 2019

Today is Whitsun day (Pfingsten in German) so I have a little holiday. My mother visited with friends a nearby monastery to attend the service, which was held outside. And for us – being Protestant – it is always impressing to observe all the rituals and elaborate garments (the Bishop of the next big town […]

Daily bits of tangled yarn
4. June 2019

And suddenly its summer. Summer in the Ruhr area means temperatures rise spontaneously over 30 degrees with lots of rain and thunder. Oh fun… it feels as if we life in a tropical greenhouse only the air is charged with exhaust fumes. And in this wet-hot climate what better to do than knit some warm […]

How to sew an easy bag
21. May 2019

Take some strings and look what you get: a string art contest – ahem no – you get Tantra, the famous/infamous Indian philosophy of self-realization and ritualistic practices as Tantra literally means fabric referring to a fabric of words – ahhhh no – what I really want to say is, take some strings and you […]

The suprisingly ripped Jeans
30. April 2019

I know you expect to read a post about my finished wrap dress… I too expected this. But I surprised myself by tackling a long-time project instead: taking in the waistband of a long-loved jeans. All of you have seen photos of me and you noticed I am a bit curvier at my backside. Not […]

I did it again or is it already again again? Sewing something that doesn’t fit. You my dearest readers will know this better than me, as I suppress every thought about my craft-fails – a very helpful method to stay motivated with sewing. I highly recommend it :-DDD I have this lovely Japanese sewing book […]

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