Pink A-Line Sage Cardigan

I admire people whose wardrobe is entirely handmade. A few years ago I had the same goal, but I’ve slowly given up on it. Sometimes it’s nice to just buy something that’s literally ready to wear. I try to shop sustainable and socially conscious if possible though, which has gotten easier ever since I’ve had…

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Blue Blankie

My friend Dominique, who I’ve known since school, has given birth to a baby girl recently! I’m still amazed that I’m at the age where people marry and give birth. It feels so grown up! Obviously that notion is fully ridiculous, as I’m in my thirties. (I’ll lose my delusions at some point, hopefully.) Anyway,…

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A bed jacket for the evening

I don’t actually like to wear pyjamas for sleeping. Instead I prefer oversized t-shirts, or nightgowns if I want to be fancy. Problem is that it can get cold lounging on the couch in the evening like that, or when getting up in the morning! I had looked for a suitable cardigan pattern for a…

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Lilies and Bees

I’ve been silent here on the blog, but I haven’t been idle in real life! Last year I had a moment of major frustration with my knitting and sewing and needed a bit of a break. Instead I decided to concentrate on one project where I’d take it slow. Besides, I don’t need to craft…

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Something Simple

When I wrote about my knitting frustrations a few posts ago, I received very helpful advice from you how I could motivate myself when everything seems to go wrong. Thank you! itwasjudith suggested I start with the project that was the easiest to fix. Jess recommended to knit something very simple to get my knitting…

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Gifts from the Philippines

My mom recently came back from three months in the Philippines! She’d attended an huge family reunion she’d organized with a few cousins and renovated her late mother’s house. Even though she was busy as a bee, she still took time to find some beautiful gifts to bring home to us. We’re so excited about…

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Congo: The Epic History of a People, by David van Reybrouck

While I actually have an MA in Global History, I have to admit that I mostly focused on Eastern European history (Central Europe, the Balkans, and Russia), and woefully neglected the entire rest of the world. There’s no shame in admitting ignorance, though, if you’re ready to widen your horizons! Phil’s dad gave us, amongst…

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