This sweater warms my heart (and everything else)

In German, we call people like me a Frostbeule. That is, literally, a chilblain – and means a person that is always cold. That’s why I use four blankets in bed, coupled with a lot of pillows and knit socks. That’s also why I love this sweater, made from gloriously warm and cozy super bulky alpaca…

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On the value of overestimating yourself

Back in September I got really into visible mending. For my first project I prudently chose a cardigan with a tiny little hole that didn’t need much skill to cover up. After that, I got … too big for my own boots. You see, I spent a week in Austria hiking with friends, during which…

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Lazy daisy or the day I discovered mending

I’ve been fascinated with visible mending since I first read about Tom of Holland’s Visible Mending Programme. To be honest, I have never mended or darned anything before; it seemed a boring and unpleasant task to me, and I shifted it off to my mother. There she was, trying to make repairs as invisible as possible,…

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Me-Made-May ’15 – Summary

First off, I’m SO sorry for accidentally posting this twice before. I had scheduled it at certain dates, but never came around to writing the text, and then promptly forgot about it. I apologize for spamming your reading list with unfinished posts … Me Made May was all in all a bit “meh” for me…

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Me-Made-May ’15 – Week Four

I apologize for the late post! I was on the road during the holiday and spent yesterday in bed with Aunt Flo. Day 18 Skirt: Pour quelques jours I really, really wish I had lined this skirt! I love wearing it, but I leave in constant fear of an incident thanks to the flowy, light…

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Me-Made-May ’15 – Week Two

I’m reaaaally tired after this two-day convention, so today’s Me-Made-May round-up is gonna be short and sweet! 🙂 Day 4 Jumper: Such Flattering Puff Sleeves I love to combine this seater with my red trousers and skirts; it’d feel to boring together with black. Day 5 Shirt: Wearable Muslin Shirt I honestly didn’t want to…

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Me-Made May ’14 – Summary

I know May has been over for a while now, but I still wanted to post the promised MeMadeMay ’14 roundup – life has just been very demanding. First a gallery with every garment I’ve worn in May! Click on one of the pictures to enlarge it. I really have to thank So, Zo… for creating…

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