Curtains? Curtains!

I love a good curtain. I had cheerful yellow ones in my old apartment in Heidelberg. When I’d wake up in the morning, my room would be bathed in the most beautiful sun light peeking through the curtains! Here we have old creeky shutters in our bedroom. I hate them! They effectively shut out any…

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I’m just chilling over here

Hello there! Is everyone having a wonderful Advent season? I took a little blogging break on account of my oral examination for my master’s degree. Now that it’s over and done with (successfully!) and I have caught up on my sleep so that I feel like an actual, real-life person again, I’m going to show…

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Neutrals for my Sock Yarn Blanket

It’s been a while since I updated on the progress of my sock yarn blanket! This is a project I started way in 2012 and have been adding to faithfully everytime I had some leftovers from knitting a pair of socks. It’s a great way to tackle that leftover stash! (Has yours assumed vast proportions…

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An IPad Case … Or Not

My mother always has modern gadgets about five years before I even think about owning one. I’m slow like that. Anyway, it does make for good opportunities for handmade gifts; these gadgets need cozy little homes, after all. I found this e-Reader cover pattern via How About Orange on Craftbuds. It’s a good tutorial, well-written…

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Budapest, My Love

I’ve been back from Budapest for a few days now, but I basically haven’t been doing anything but sleep and eat since then. I’ve had a wonderful time, met wonderful people and saw wonderful things … there was so much wonderfulness that it was exhausting. Budapest remains my great love and I’ve enjoyed being back…

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That time I tried my hand at patchwork

Say hello to Brumm! He came out of retirement temporarily to model for my pictures. Isn’t he quite the gentleman? 60 years old, loved to threads by many generations of children in my family, and still he’s gracious enough to take time from sipping Mai Tais at the beach, finally reading War and Peace (he’s…

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