It’s one of those deep mysteries of life that I have a full wardrobe and yet I have never anything to wear. Case in point: When the weather got warmer this year, I realized I needed more shortsleeved shirts. Curiously enough, I have a lot of shortsleeved shirts – but they’re either a decade old… Read More Stars and Anchors
I’m in a rather bad mood today – my relaxing break from difficult things turned out to be not so relaxing after all – but I still wanted to show you one of my favourite unblogged (as of yet) makes. It has earnt the affectionate nickname The Tent, and I want to spent the rest… Read More Meet The Tent. It’s magnificent.
Good morning my lovelies! I’m in a very good mood today because I just had 11 hours of sleep and feel incredibly refreshed and energetic. I’m also loving this weekly update thing where I can just ramble randomly about recent crafting exploits or personal stories! First things first: I’m now on Facebook! You can add… Read More Weekend Update: Biased
I really enjoy simple projects right now, among other reasons because they’re usually more suitable for everyday use – consequently I get more wear out of them. I’ve seen a few Hemlocks around, but it was Anushka’s Penitentiary Pyjama version (so fun!) that made me download the pattern eventually. I bought three different jerseys at… Read More Hemlocks 1, 2 and 3
There’s a ton of things to sew in winter – coats, jackets, trousers, blouses to name but a few – a sleeveless top, however, isn’t one of them. Yet, here I am, having sewn two sleeveless tops. Why, you could ask, and you’d be entirely in your right to do so! In my defense, I… Read More Who could say no to sorbet?
There’s definitely too much of a good thing. I love picot edging. I love this lace stitch pattern. But by Jove, this was excruciating to knit. It was boring and it took ages and it was not, not at all, fun. I think I just powered through because I love alpaca yarn so much. And it… Read More Rose Garden Romance
Does anyone else spent a disproportionate amount of time leafing through sewing magazines? If I didn’t have a paper to write, I’d do nothing but. I’ve been trying to be more organized about it, though: I decide on a certain project I want to sew or choose a fabric I want to work with, and… Read More Pretty Little Leftovers
On Sunday my friend Neko (of NF Cosplay) and I went to the Stoffmarkt Holland in Munich, a traveling fabrics market. I’ve always wanted to go there, but somehow I’ve constantly missed the markets in Mannheim or Ludwigshafen, which are actually much closer to me. Obviously I couldn’t pass up the opportunity when Neko asked… Read More Finally, another tank top!
First off, I’m SO sorry for accidentally posting this twice before. I had scheduled it at certain dates, but never came around to writing the text, and then promptly forgot about it. I apologize for spamming your reading list with unfinished posts … Me Made May was all in all a bit “meh” for me… Read More Me-Made-May ’15 – Summary
At some point in a knitter’s life you inevitably run into the problem that you have so many accessories that you can’t possibly wear everything, but a lot of yarn that just hasn’t quite enough yardage for a sweater. This was the case with this yarn given to me by my friends Angela and Teodora.… Read More Ahoy Mateys!