Bliss and Blisters
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). […]

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 […]

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