Bliss and Blisters
Sewing the Leona sweater
23. November 2021

Hello Fibre Mood, will you marry me?I am obsessed with a pattern from the Belgian sewing magazine Fibre Mood… again. Since the first publication until now I loved every issue. The magazine has approx 12 pattern per issue and at least half of them cater perfectly to my taste. What does this say about me? […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Grey cardigan, grey days (metaphorical)
8. June 2021

(Trigger and boredom warning: I only start to write about knitting in paragraph five. If you want to avoid reading about migraines and my whining, jump further down to the headline “the knitting”) I just yesterday wrote how much I love to read more about the daily life of you all, to learn about your […]

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 […]

Mysterious Mistakes in Knitted Cardigan
27. April 2021

Do you believe me when I tell you I do not want to write about mistakes I make while crafting? Again…? While I woke up today, I envisioned this wonderful post about a cardigan I knitted. It is a pattern from this lovely book: I started the cardigan a long time ago, but for some […]

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 […]

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