Bye, bye February – Hi March

February was the month of escaping from the cold and enjoying some special treats at home. I showed you my idea of a nice sunday brunch and finished my longest project ever. To get more inspiration and material for crafting I even left my cozy home and went to a craft fair in Manchester and I received a wonderful parcel with two penguins that came all the way to England from Germany and last but not least I baked some blueberry-scones.

I am really excited about March now – spring seems to get closer and closer. I want to get loads of fresh flowers and I also want to show you a pretty bunting I made.
Liverpool on a sunny day will be another thing I want to write about and show pictures of. And…how about a chocolate-cheesecake? Yes, that is another recipe I would like to share with you. This is the plan so far, who knows what else will come?!
I hope you are as excited about spring as I am and I cannot wait to blog more and to share my love of crafting and baking.byeFEBhiMARCH

Big Penguin-Love!

The other day I received a small parcel from Germany. When I opened it I was stunned – two absolutely amazing felted penguins were carefully wrapped and I immediately fell in love with them.

I planned to show you a few wintery pictures today that I took after Christmas in Germany, when I saw the Penguins though I knew I had to show them to you as well! The penguins are made by my mum and I think she did an amazing job! Everyday I see them they make me smile…they are perfection!

I hope you enjoy the wintery pictures and the pictures of those lovely little felted animals!

Aren’t they lovely?!?!

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My longest project…

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…so far.

Almost three years ago I discovered a blanket on the beautiful blog rosape.de. I immediately fell in love with the pattern and when I discovered that there was even a tutorial available to make this quilt I just knew I had to do it.

Unfortunately though I was never great at crocheting and therefore first asked my mum and my granny for help. It took them a whole afternoon to explain the basics to me and they said more than once that this project might be a bit too ambitious for me. Well, stubborn as I am I went on and tried to understand this whole crocheting-thing. Still struggling a bit I asked my friend Anni for more help and – clever as she is – she really managed to teach me how to do it. Continue reading

The Stitching, Sewing and Hobbycrafts Show

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Last weekend I visited the Stitching, Sewing and Hobbycrafts Show in Event City, Manchester. I never went to a fair like this before and didn’t really know how it would be.

I was amazed by all the different techniques and creative ideas that were presented at the fair and about all the great things you could buy (the last picture shows the things I bought). I absolutely loved it.

Today I therefore want to leave you a few impressions from my great day – that we ended with a delicious italian meal afterwards. A perfect Sunday for me! Continue reading

How about a brunch on Sunday morning?

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I love a brunch on a Sunday morning every now and then. Today I want to show you a few pictures that I took back in December. With a few preparations you can host a brunch and still have a lie-in on Sunday. For example I always take all the plates out the night before, I prepare all the cutlery and put everything in place. Half an hour before the arrival of the guests I take everything out of the fridge, light the candles and warm the buns and my yeast wreath (see below for the recipe) in the oven. The cake stand is improvised: I used plates of three different sizes and two mugs and used Blu-tac to hold it together. Continue reading