Saturday, 30 January 2010

candyland valentine





I have been too busy lately. Working overtime hours and doing a german class 3 nights a week. Some days look like this: wake up, ride the u-bahn, work 8 hours, ride the u-bahn, 3 hour German class, ride the ubahn, sleep 8 hours, repeat.

But its the weekend, so I swim to the surface and take a big gulp of air. Today looks like this, wake up, drink coffee, blog, go to the library, go to fabulous second hand store, knit, go to party. aaahhhhhhh.
that's better.

The above pictures were taken from a christmas market. I like to call this market "disneyland vegas christmas." Pure tacky, it stuck out like a giant glitterball in the middle of Berlin's tourist area. Going there was like wearing 5 pounds of costume jewelry and sucking on sugar cubes. and I loved it.

hopefully I will have better, craftier things to show you soon. (i have been knitting!)


Monday, 25 January 2010

Some things, some thoughts.

I don't really have a desk.
I have a few things.
I put them together,
sometimes on the cupboard
sometimes on the table.
And then, on the screen.

note 1#
knit : the Aura scarf from this excellent book
fabric : Echino, always a favorite
little dress : sewn for Noortje (that means little Noor)
The stick was really Lieveke's find. It is beautiful.

note 2#
also : I keep forgetting to tell how much I appreciate you stopping by
and having a look. Thank you so.

Happy week to you

Tuesday, 19 January 2010


Finished knit number two of the new year.

La droguerie's Tunique for Lieveke.
She chose the color.
I did the knitting, so fast, 5 mm needles.
The shaping of the tunic is simple yet so lovely.
It was supposed to have bias Liberty edging,
in lieu we chose painted flower buttons.

And, have you read Sagan's Bonjour?

Perfect quick summer read : glamorous, tragic, fresh.
Well, yes it's summer here.


Sunday, 17 January 2010

palaces at dusk

palaces at dusk

palaces at dusk

palaces at dusk

palaces at dusk

palaces at dusk

palaces at dusk

palaces at dusk

palaces at dusk

palaces at dusk

palaces at dusk

a small winter holiday escape to the palaces of potsdam.

The flog rolled in and my breaths were puffs of icy crystals.

Not many people visit this place during the midwinter chill. Many times we were alone in this vast park, miles and miles of gardens and forest stretching before us. With no map for guidance we stumbled upon these enormous beauties like sleeping giants. they loomed above us in the haunted hush.

I was spell bound.

then the sun sank behind the hills leaving us utterly alone in the blue blackness. we were far from the entrance, a little lost and a little scared. Would we have to spend the night here among the sleeping giants?

I've always liked fairy tales.


Tuesday, 12 January 2010

Every one needs.

This post is about sweet nothings really.
- Happy finds.

Tag (made by our friends R.W. Scissors)

Pincushion cats (from OUI boutique)

Op-shop sunhat she actually wants to wear.
(because it is like a soft towel mum.)

Every-one needs a pinkish picture in a frame.

Happy tuesday

Sunday, 10 January 2010

cozy winter

in die kirche

get your skates on

christmas markets

giving thanks

pssst. I am still here. i've just been enjoying the beautiful winter here in Berlin.
and a bit romantic.
The snow absorbs the sound so all is quiet.

Getting used to a winterwonderland again has been a fun task and very nostalgic of my minnesotan childhood. I always wear two pairs of sock, unterhosen and (fake) fur lined boots. everyday.

rosy cheeked children are pulled to school in sleds, fat flakes of snow fall like confetti (nature's constant party), and I worry about breaking a hip on the ice.

We stay in and eat long meals with friends, watch films, and listen to radio programs.

ah winter. you can stay awhile.

keep cozy.


Friday, 8 January 2010


First knit of the year.
Such a gorgeous project.
This yarn.
This book.
These 2.25 mm needles.
Happy weekend all

Monday, 4 January 2010

Wishing you well this new year

I'll be here.

I'll be
-playing with my kids
-contemplating pretty what-nots
-knitting a bit
-sewing too
-looking for color!

I hope you'll be here.

And I hope this year brings you love.
And peace.