Happy second blogoversary

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“Most modern calendars mar the sweet simplicity of our lives by reminding us that each day that passes is the anniversary of some perfectly uninteresting event.”

Oscar Wilde

So today, this exact day two years ago was when I started this blog, now over 200 posts later I can honestly say it was one of the best things I’ve done. It’s so rewarding to make anything or to take a photograph of it, but to then be able to release it in my little corner of the internet and have people appreciate it, that’s the best feeling ever. Thanks for these amazing two years and here’s to many more!

This photo is of a triple chocolate cake I made for a friends birthday complete with nuttella on top and chocolate butter icing in the middle, yes I am that friend who make their friends things for gifts instead of buying them! I’ll be back soon with a round-up post of the year soon.

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Lazy days make good photos (and 100th anniversary posts)

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Sometimes the lazy days are the best kind of days. For me whenever I feel bored I find a spot with some good natural light and take some photos. It’s nice to get out of course but those little times with nothing to do but lie around, make brownies, draw and relax are the best! Life has been really hectic since these photos were taken but now they’re my symbols of calm, a memory of my last hours of being a completely free person. I think I’ll have to slow down a bit on the blog. I’ll still keep up my usual posts but I simply don’t have as much free time to sew, let alone blog. I’ll be incorporating more art and photography in the space. I still have some interesting personal projects going on, and of course a summer sewing backlog(!) but for now as real life gets extra busy, virtual life will calm down and take some of it’s own lazy days…

p.s. near two years later I’m celebrating my 100th post! Happy blogging!

Christmas gifts

This hat is an early christmas gift given to me from my mom. She made with this ultra soft merino wool and I am absolutly in love with the shape, she calls it my rasta hat!

This feature is one of my favourites and is also what drew my mom to the pattern in the first place. The lace pattern of the hat works into neat lines at the top. Whoever made the pattern is pretty damn skilled!

Onto my next part of the post. I was hoping to get this finished to show you for Sunday but now it’s Monday and it’s still not finished!

This is the top in it’s near completed state. Unfortunately I still have to take in the sides a bit and do up the neckline but i recently found this ribbon around and thought “they look good together, yay another one out of the stash!” And so this is the other thing to finish on the top. Besides that I finished my Chris Kindle project.

I simply love Ikea canvas materials. They don’t fray like mad, they’re cool prints and most important Iike my case, thy’re cheap! €3 I payed for a half a meter or whatever amount it weighed. I forgot to take a picture of it but on the inside on the lining I put a little message saying who it’s made for and by whom, just a personal touch! I might do a tutorial on it but it’s almost exactly the same as here except I don’t sew down the corners and my lining is sewn in by top stitching the outside.

And finaly, last but not least is my chocolate christmas yule log.

It’s basicly a swis roll with chocolate butter icing on top and iinside. I’ve had to wait a while before dinner to eat this but from all my spoon licking it’s gonna be pretty good!

P.s. Have a good christmas as this will probably be my last post before it!