January Reading Roundup

I’ve been doing the Goodreads Challenge for several years now with varying success. I met my goal in 2016 and 2017, but fell short in 2018.  To hold myself accountable this year, I decided to post a roundup of all the books I’ve read in each month at the end of it. (Yes, I might take…

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I made bread!

Welcome to another round of my cooking and baking round-up! Today I’m bringing to you – bread. Spelt wholewheat bread, to be exact. I made it myself! As you can see, I’m insanely pleased with myself because of this. It isn’t a difficult recipe by any means, but it takes patience. All in all, you…

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Travel Diary: Vienna 2019

I’m back from Vienna! I spent most of the time in the archive doing research, but I tried to make the most of the time I had left to explore the city. This was important to me because I had felt rather lonely and depressed during previous research stays there, especially in winter. I made…

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Burda Sleeping Mask

I made a sleeping mask. I don’t need a sleeping mask. At least not for its intended purpose! It was actually my mom’s idea to sew myself a sleeping mask. I told her that Oscar would slap me at night to wake me up, and that I was scared he’d accidentally hurt my eyes. He’s…

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I’m working on …

I’m knitting the Manu Cardigan by Kate Davies in DROPS Baby Alpaca Silk right now. I’ve finished the body and started working on the sleeves. As is always the case with Kate Davies’ patterns, Manu is well written and easy to follow. I’ve made a lot of cotton cardigans lately, so it’ll be great to…

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Burda Men’s Apron

I still haven’t shown you the apron I made for Phil! It’s this Burda pattern. After discussing colour choices with my MIL, I decided to buy this beautiful blue Gütermann fabric with a white geometrical pattern. (I thought about plaid at first, but that felt too cliché for a men’s pattern.)It was a quick and…

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DIY kitchen shelves

I love our kitchen, but it is small. This is why I’m on a mission to squeeze as much storage space out of this room as possible! I’ve been pondering for a while what to do with the empty wall on the right of the picture above. At first I toyed with the idea of…

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Happy New Year!

Did everyone have a good start into 2019? We had delicious Ragout Fin, then cuddled up on the couch watching Netflix. At midnight, we went outside to watch the fireworks, but it was so cold that we scurried inside again quickly afterwards! I wish you all the best for the New Year! I hope you…

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