Bliss and Blisters
How to upgrade a muslin into a lovely dress
12. October 2021

First: last Monday’s dress dyeing session was a huge success.Second: I need a bigger table for sewing (look at the title photo and you know why :-D). Last Monday I tried out another sewing pattern in the hunt for the perfect dress. This perfect dress should be in my eyes the right amount of fitted […]

Sewing and dyeing my cottage core dream dress
5. October 2021

Last Monday I wrote about my obsession with books. That I can sit down for hours browsing through craft books admiring the lovely photos and dreaming about my future garments. One downfall is that there is so much inspiration, that I sometimes am overwhelmed and instead of starting something I lose myself in crafting dreams. […]

Just back from a City Tour to Leipzig, our bathroom full of stinky clothes which are soaked in museum sweat I notice we have a competition running in the Needleworkmonday community on Hive: writing about freeneedling. Perfect opportunity for me to scream in capital letters „NOOOOOOO“ because I love this idea and had no time […]

In the mood of fall sewing
7. September 2021

Making Wendy Ward’s jacket from beginner’s guide to sewing I am not sure how many of you dear readers besides reading my hive blog also look at my Instagram feed especially at my stories. I think I qualify as avid maniacal photographer of my beloved hobbies like baking, gardening, or sewing. And if you follow […]

If you did not know how dangerous needlework could be then this shall be a warning (ok… I may exaggerate a tad but read on and decide for yourself. You will get a lengthy story about my sewing machine and a visit to the neighbour town). But I must explain the context: Some years ago, […]

Remember how I whined about my impaired sense of choosing fitting colors in yarn and fabric to create a wearable handmade wardrobe? I cried about my lovely, knitted sweaters in bright colors and vivid patterns which fit with absolutely nothing else than black. I complained about a lot of dresses, tops, and skirts I made […]

Covid eats Art: Read about my newest exhibition
10. August 2021

Hello dear @needleworkmonday friends (do we have a name for @Needlworkmonday participants, how do we call/address ourselves? NMW‘s? The needleworkers? Mondaywriters?) long time no written word from me and I directly start with this difficult question (only joking) and I am using even more brackets in writing than before. I was absent because of some […]

The big reveal: I sewed a Halien doll
6. July 2021

Last Monday we shared a collective experience of secrecy and mystery: the amazing @needleworkmonday challenge “Tease Us!” But not every teasing is harmless… no sometimes the teasing turns deadly serious (no fear, this is only me joking). @marblely thought she could hear the soundtrack of twilight zone and I say yes , right you are. […]

Two days ago, I had a long and introspective day in the garden. I focused on an exercise from struthless to organise or better to get the second half of 2021 on track. It was a long exercise, 11 steps with a lot of writing, thinking and a bit of painting (to keep me interested). […]

Two steps forward, one step backwards
22. June 2021

Searching for the perfect yarn I shortly pondered if I should change the proverb into “two steps backwards and one step forward”, because I got near to nothing done this week (on the crafting side). You remember I was so excited about the hexagon crochet pattern I saw on Instagram and about my own design […]

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