Bliss and Blisters
How to get everything done craftwise
12. July 2022

Applying BJ Foggs behavior model to crochet One week two finished projects, that‘s what I promised. And? Do you think I have finished?SUSPENSEEEEEEE Yes, nearly. Both the Muru Kai shawl and the hexagon jacket are finished in knitting/crochet. The step which is still missing is sewing in the yarn ends, but even this I already […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Dearing to wear Unfinished – a crochet shawl
24. November 2020

Its Monday morning and after the fabulous Barbie contest I am still in a glow about all the creativity and skill in this community. But what’s going on with me? No Barbie clothes, no finished slipover…. Do I have nothing to show you? This would be a horrible situation. So, I took heart, sat down […]

One shawl is not enough
4. February 2020

Last week I asked for your opinion which yarn I should use to crochet a granny square shawl and sorry, but not sorry, you were not of great help. I thought it’s always good to start a post with insulting the audience, especially when you are German and would love to use the German word […]