Bliss and Blisters

Last Monday I showed you the shiny side of crafting. I presented myself well behaved in proper clothes which I made for my garment-collection. Lovely sweaters and skirts in spring inspired colours, showcasing yellow, lilac, and green. But my dear readers, this is only one truth… Because behind the light there is darkness, and the […]

Still sewing my first garment collection
26. April 2022

It‘s needleworkmonday and there are two direction how this post can go: One will destroy my newly found confidence in finishing craft projects and reveal my jittery self, lost in the depth of the evil starteritis, staggering aimlessly between several knitted sweaters, crochet cardigans and half-finished art projects. The other whereas will paint me in […]

Sewing my first garment collection
5. April 2022

Sewing in collections… I heard this idea three years ago and I was intrigued (oh my… do I really sew three years already and still am such a beginner?). I was introduced to this concept by the lovely blog of Emily Hallman. On and of over the last year I looked at her site but […]

How to sew in yarn-ends and “wintering”
30. November 2021

This post is about sewing in yarn-ends in knitting, but because I rant about a lot of other things beforehand, you will only notice this at the last paragraphs 😀 Last week I wrote about my Fibre mood Leona addiction. I told you that I already made two of these comfy sweaters and that I […]

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 […]

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 […]

How to design a flat knitted cardigan
25. May 2021

My orange jacket is nearly done, and I should feel satisfied and proud, but dear needleworkers, with me there is always a “but”. More to this in a minute. What I did with the orange cardigan This orange cardigan is made after a pattern from a Danish book by Birgitta Forslund which has a lot […]

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 […]

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