Bliss and Blisters
The fabric dyeing which ended in jam making
26. October 2021

Last week I (nearly) finished sewing a coat dress with a Peter Pan collar. And as it seems to be my burden it turned out lovely…. And the burden being in this case that I made it from very cheap strangely coloured fabric. I somehow see a pattern here. When I use fabric, I love […]

The hell which is IKEA and my new handmade coat
19. October 2021

Hard work pays back, am I right? But what is with weird work? Like ironing several meters of fabric on the floor. In which way will this pay back…? Questions I asked myself last week while wandering cranky and helpless through the halls of IKEA’s underbelly. Read a long intro about my studio renovation and […]

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. […]

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, […]

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 […]

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