That’s the thing with handmade items. They still have the person’s mark on them, and when you hold them, you feel less alone.

Aimee Bender

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Knitting. Sewing. Blogging.

Hello! I’m Tabea Katharina, and this is my hobby blog. I love making things. I created this blog so I could share my finished projects and find like-minded people to talk about knitting, sewing or baking.


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  • My January books 2023
    My January books 2023

    I read four books in January. They were the kind of books that require slow and patient reading to unfold their full emotional impact. Not something to devour in an evening, something to savour and think about. 1. Der Zauberberg (The Magic Mountain) – Thomas Mann I’m going to admit it: I turned from a […]

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  • Review: “Der Hände Fleiß. Siebenbürgische Textilien als Wohnschmuck” (Transylvanian Saxon textiles as home décor) by R. Schmidt/W. Förderreuther
    Review: “Der Hände Fleiß. Siebenbürgische Textilien als Wohnschmuck” (Transylvanian Saxon textiles as home décor) by R. Schmidt/W. Förderreuther

    I recently discovered this book about Transylvanian Saxon home and household textiles amidst my PhD book stack and finally took the time to take a look inside. And oh my, it’s gorgeous and inspiring! The history of it all King Géza II of Hungary started to settle German-speaking people in Transylvania in the 12th century […]

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  • Painting in Watercolours: The Lady in Black
    Painting in Watercolours: The Lady in Black

    The Lady in Black I had the picture of the lady in black in my head for a couple of months before I took out my watercolours to put it into the world. The picture would show a rear-view figure in a sleeveless black dress with low-cut back. She’d had her hair gathered in a […]

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  • Christmas limbo, anxiety edition
    Christmas limbo, anxiety edition

    I’ve heard the time after Christmas be described as a limbo were nothing happens. For some unfathomable reason I decided that this was the perfect moment to work through long-neglected items on my to-do list, with the predicable result that I spent every single morning hyper-ventilating at the massive mountain of tasks that lay before […]

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  • Making spelt wheat bread in a Dutch oven
    Making spelt wheat bread in a Dutch oven

    Happy New Year, everyone! I hope 2023 will be a happy, healthy, and fulfilling year for you. I’ve spent the days since Christmas experimenting with the Dutch oven I got from my parents. We broke it in with Maya’s Sweet and Sour Holiday Brisket from The Smitten Kitchen Cookbook when we invited Phil’s mother and […]

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  • 2022 in crafting
    2022 in crafting

    I think we can all agree that 2022 was a shit year, but in comparison to 2021 it came with a mild upswing in my crafting output! Not that this matters much in a global perspective, but. You know. You gotta celebrate the little things. At the beginning of the year, I finished two WIPs […]

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