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Sewing, Sewn
Handmade Floral Tote Bag in Toile de Jouy Fabric

Floral tote bag
Throwback Thursday

Hey guys, today I am going to show you one of my oldest, well-beloved projects. I actually made this tote in 2012. My style was a bit different back then, but I still like how this bag turned out, how much love I put into it and how it’s still going strong today. I don’t have a half-finished post from back-then, so I’ll be writing a bit about from today’s […]

Sewing, Sewn
Sewn Aztec Ying Yang Bag

Sewn: Black and White Print Ying Yang Bag

I made this bag and took these photos about a year ago. And for some weird reason I didn’t like the pictures and decided to take new ones in better light. And now, 12 months later, I realize that that was just stupid. The photos aren’t perfect, but perfectly fine and there are actually some that I really like. So in an attempt to […]

Handmade Stuff, Knitting
Green Vega Knit Hat | naehzimmerblog.de

The Vega Hat:
My first time Fair Isle Knitting

When deciding upon my next knitting project, I knew I wanted to learn something new. So, feeling all courageous and daring, I bought the Vega Hat pattern by Brooklyn Tweed. The skill level was a 2 out of 5 and the hat looked beautiful and intimidating, which seemed just right to expand my skill set. I was prepared for everything: cryptical abbrevations, decoding hard-to-understand descriptions and and making a million mistakes until I got the pattern right …

Handmade Stuff, Knitting

A handmade cowl
and more thoughts on knitting

While making this cowl, I thought a lot about the difference between sewing and knitting. Knitting takes time. And comparing the size of a garment to the time you need for making it, it’s not at all comparable to sewing (where you can just whip up a t-shirt in a few hours). For that, knitting – even more than sewing – requires me to really think about what I want […]

Handmade Stuff, Knitting
Green Knit Hat

Knit Hat #2 and further knitting plans

Okay, so I obviously caught the knitting bug. Shortly after my first hat was finished, I ran to the yarn shop 15 minutes before closing time to pick up wool for the next project. How cool is it that there’s a yarn shop right across my street? It’s next to a small fabric store … Although, on second thought, I am not so sure whether that’s a good or bad […]

Handmade Stuff, Knitting
learning to knit

January Goal Progress:
Learning to knit

I told you in my “2015 plans” post that I wanted to approach some long-term-goals this year, one or two every month. My january goal was to learn how to knit. I wanted to do this ages ago. It seems like the perfect addition to sewing. My first project was this simple hat with ribbing on the bottom and decreasing stitches towards the top. After just five rows I felt […]