Gertie’s Lamour Dress Pt. 1: Cutting the pattern

After I told you at the beginning of the month that I planned to sew the Lamour Dress (Charm Patterns by Gertie), I procrastinated until today to actually start doing so. Why? Laziness, probably. Also dread at having to crawl around on the floor when cutting the pattern and the fabric. For one, Oscar loves…

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Pasta, Revisited

I cash in my Deutsche Bahn points regularly for the GU cookbooks on offer. I figure I pay a lot for train rides each month anyway so might as well get a cookbook out of it! 1 Nudel – 50 Saucen by Martin Kintrup is my favourite so far. It’s levelled up my pasta game,…

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Art déco knotted pile pillow

I’m still excited about learning a new fiber art! However, I need your help, native English speakers – is it called handknotting or weaving or another term entirely? This is what you get for not blogging in your mother tongue. 😉 Anyway. I’m pleased with this pillow, and ever so glad I started small instead…

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Crafting books: Socks, the 2000s, and my favourite knitting books ever!

There’s an abundance of free knitting patterns out there, of which I regularly make use of myself. It’s great if you don’t have much extra money to spend on your hobby, where even the cost of the material can be rather expensive. However, I like supporting designers whose work I love too. Plus, I love…

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Don’t buy Chinese wedding cabinets!

Like most knitters and sewists, I have yarn and fabric squirreled away in many dark corners. Before we moved in together, I used to have some stuff at my old apartment and some at my parents’ house. After the move, I consolidated my crafting collection and it’s been … well, overwhelming. We put most of…

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It’s meteorological spring, let’s start gardening!

Our roof terrace looks rather sad right now. I hope many plants will come out of hibernation alive and well. The yellow raspberry at least is already growing new leaves, the brave little thing. Fingers crossed for the various pepper plants! I couldn’t wait to go to the garden center the moment February was over!…

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March Works in Progress

I learnt a new fiber art! I’ve had this crazy idea for a while to make a carpet for our bedroom (spurred by the prize point of commercial carpets). Before committing to such a huge project I figured I’d try the knotted-pile technique on something smaller to see it’s something I’d actually like to do…

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