Shopping round-up: the ready-to-wear question

For years, I didn’t really go shopping anymore. I had grown increasingly uncomfortable with the negative environmental impact and exploitative working practices of fast fashion and didn’t really want to spent money on something so problematic. Also, I might as well make clothes myself! Over the years I realized: I can make some clothing for…

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Retro (Burda 02/2018 No. 120)

I haven’t really used my sewing machine ever since moving here except for some alterations and a pillow case. The only room large enough for sewing is our living room, which I hate cluttering up with my sewing supplies because this is where we spent most of our time. Then there’s the matter of the incredibly…

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Travel Diary: Sibiu/Romania 2018

I’m going to revive something I wrote back in the old Livejournal days whenever I traveled somewhere: my Travel Diary. I always enjoy looking at other people’s travel pictures, so why not show mine? We went to Sibiu, Romania at the beginning of October. I’ve been to Romania a couple of times already and love…

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lagrancostanza is now tabeakatharina

Guys, I suck at this internet thing. I’ve wanted to change my blog name from lagrancostanza to tabeakatharina and register it as a domain for a while. I just worried about the broken links this change would cause, but I figured I could purchase a redirect from lagrancostanza.wordpress.com to tabeakatharina.com and be done with it.…

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Garden Paradise

It all started on a shopping trip to Stuttgart. We were at the Manufactum store there. It’s a store for high-end household goods using traditional manufacturing methods and materials. We always go there to look at all the stuff we can’t afford. It’s the way we roll! We were browsing their gardening stuff because I…

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