Bliss and Blisters
Comedy crafting during summer slump
7. July 2020

After finishing the Karlene blouse I am in a crafting slump: I jump uninspired from one knitting project to the next, only knitting a few stitches, I decided on a new summer dress to sew but stopped mid tracing only to start a different sewing project (copying an existing dress, did not work out, looks […]

Unbelievable but I got it done: The Karlene blouse is finished and fits. Ok… there may be some little details I don’t like but overall, for a garment made in my hated woven fabric, it is a success. But the victory was not bought easy, my sewing help elf and I had to fight hard […]

Karlene undone
23. June 2020

Part two of my sewing adventure with the karlene dress from Fibremood. I had good tips, I had good will I even had help but look how my Karlene blouse looks now: There was no way around ripping. In sewing (other than knitting or crochet) I try to follow the pattern’s instructions to a t; […]

The gaping neckline on Karlene dress
16. June 2020

Woven fabric struck back on Karlene dress It happened again. After last week’s success in sewing a sweater for my husband the sewing nemesis named „woven fabric“ struck back. I made a blouse and it did not fit … as I said… again. This time I wanted to make the dress Karlene from Fibremood. A […]

Stealth sewing a sweater for my husband
9. June 2020

Last week I told you that I was working on birthday presents for my husband but could not show you anything in fear he might see them. Today all is clear and here it is the striped sweater. I guess nearly 3 months back my husband showed me photo of a striped sweater with color […]

The unloved sweater
21. January 2020

Not much words and knitting this Monday… I have migraines for days and was not very successful in finishing anything. It’s not only the misbehaving head, also that I will have a group exhibition on February the 8th and I am still working on some paintings. One fits so well into the #needleworkmonday that I […]

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 […]

Sewing the Stella Sweater from Fibremood
26. February 2019

I am boring. And a coward. Now it is out. And as it is #nedleworkmonday you have guessed right, I spoke of my sewing abilities. Last year I think I have made approximately a million half circle skirts with an elastic waistband. At least if not more 😀 This year started with an orgy in […]