1. Daily Life in the Morvan - 3rd Winter

    Daily Life in the Morvan – Third Winter

    Our third winter has again been quite different from the past two. I wasn’t looking forward to it because last winter seemed to be hard and lasted forever. Due to our multiple moves it seemed like spring came around much faster. This winter’s theme has been ‘doing nothing’. Ofcourse we haven’t really been doing nothing, but we just wanted to get some rest, and not make any immediate plans. After our second move to our current house, I was completely drained. I was still feeling the after effects of having a baby, the brain fog was only just starting to lift. We desperately needed to get some rest. And winter is perfect for that: there is not much to do in the garden, the weather isn’t very inviting most of the time, and our new (to us) couch has a high snuggle-up factor. [Read more]

  2. Maxilla Walker Sailor Top by Paprika Patterns

    Striped Sailor Top

    I admire Marilla Walkers patterns for their originality and clever drafting, but they’re not my usual style. The Sailor top won me over because of it’s simplicity. It’s a free, one-size pattern that is drafted without any curves. The sleeves and bodice are just squares and rectangles. Just check out that flat lay, so cool! Shape (and room to move) are given by the triangle shoulder insets and the underarm gusset. A striped fabric is the perfect companion to this top, as it highlights the geometric shapes beautifully. [Read more]

  3. Jade and Opal

    Our Patterns in French and German + Sale!

    Over the years we’ve gotten some requests for our patterns in French and German, and I’m happy to announce that we’ve made that happen! The Jasper Sweater & Dress has been translated into both German and French. The Jade Skirt and Zircon Sweater have been translated into French, and the Opal Cardigan has been translated into German. We might add more patterns if there is enough demand.

    To celebrate this event, take 10% off the translated patterns! Use the coupon code FRDE to get your discount. Sale ends Friday March 10th 2017, 00:00 CET. [Read more]

  4. IG

    New Years Re’sew’lutions

    Now that we’re mostly settled in I’ve had some time to think about what I’d like to focus on this year. I’m really looking forward to getting creative again! Frida is past those all-consuming newborn months, which means I can start thinking of sewing again. Let’s be realistic though, until she goes to la crèche it’ll have to happen during nap times. With less time to spare, I’ve even more reason to think about what I’ll spend my precious time on. I thought some guidelines were in order lest I just order lots more fabric for projects I don’t have time for. Here’s what I came up with: [Read more]

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    Daily Life in the Morvan: Second Autumn

    Months before Frida was born I knew having her would mean our yurt life would come to an end. It’s not that living in a yurt with a baby is impossible. We actually really enjoyed the two months that we had with her in the yurt. But we had been living with a certain amount of comfort that costs more energy than a more conventional lifestyle. The yurt is great in the summer, but the comfort level definitely goes down in the winter. Having a baby already takes so much energy on all kinds of levels, I felt like I couldn’t handle much more than that. We felt that this was the time to go back to a more conventional lifestyle, which for us meant moving to a house. [Read more]