home and deco


  • Review: “Der Hände Fleiß. Siebenbürgische Textilien als Wohnschmuck” (Transylvanian Saxon textiles as home décor) by R. Schmidt/W. Förderreuther

    Review: “Der Hände Fleiß. Siebenbürgische Textilien als Wohnschmuck” (Transylvanian Saxon textiles as home décor) by R. Schmidt/W. Förderreuther

    I recently discovered this book about Transylvanian Saxon home and household textiles amidst my PhD book stack and finally took the time to take a look inside. And oh my, it’s gorgeous and inspiring! The history of it all King Géza II of Hungary started to settle German-speaking people in Transylvania in the 12th century […]


  • Painting in Watercolours: The Lady in Black

    Painting in Watercolours: The Lady in Black

    The Lady in Black I had the picture of the lady in black in my head for a couple of months before I took out my watercolours to put it into the world. The picture would show a rear-view figure in a sleeveless black dress with low-cut back. She’d had her hair gathered in a […]


  • 2022 in crafting

    2022 in crafting

    I think we can all agree that 2022 was a shit year, but in comparison to 2021 it came with a mild upswing in my crafting output! Not that this matters much in a global perspective, but. You know. You gotta celebrate the little things. At the beginning of the year, I finished two WIPs […]


  • August Review

    August Review

    August 2022 saw my return to this blog, after my efforts in this area had been sporadic to say the least for months. I did some knitting, I did some sewing, and then I documented the results for all the internet to see! Why yes, I’m patting myself on the shoulder here. More importantly, it’s […]


  • Valentine’s Day Cloths

    Valentine’s Day Cloths

    Sometimes you just need a quick satisfying knitting project while you catch up on the past two seasons of The Blacklist. 🙂 Project Overview Pattern: Valentine’s Day Cloths by Kris Knits Yarn: Rico Design Essentials Organic Cotton Aran


  • Travel Diary: Vienna, Once More (Coffeehouses & Shopping)

    Travel Diary: Vienna, Once More (Coffeehouses & Shopping)

    Welcome to the second part of my Vienna travel diary! You can find the first part here and the post with my initial plans for this trip here. This post is about cake, second hand shopping and two huge splurges! LET ME HAVE CAKE If you visit Vienna, you obviously have to go to the […]


  • 44 patches!

    44 patches!

    I haven’t written about my sock yarn blanket in years, even though I’ve steadily added to it. I started the blanket (pattern here) in 2012 in order to use up my leftover sock yarn. Here‘s my first post about it. Above is one of the pictures I took when writing for the second time about […]


  • Art déco knotted pile pillow

    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 […]