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near vienna
i'm a mother of two, a boy and a girl, happily married to the most wonderful man and i love to craft, paint, art journal, knit, crochet, sleep and drink juice.
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pair #147 is a pair for my wonderful husband - his favourite one to date, as he says. the yarn is from a 300g yarn pack by Buttinette (Germany/International/Austria) called "Utrecht". there are two more colourways that might just be turned into more husband socks since he loves these so... Continue reading
Posted Dec 4, 2018 at zaubernuss - witchhazel
this is where i left off with my sock yarn blanket in my last blanket post. this picture was taken exactly one year ago today! i only just noticed when i uploaded it again... i forgot to take pictures of the square blanket after i had finished row twelve and... Continue reading
Posted Sep 8, 2018 at zaubernuss - witchhazel
you might know that i love to make scrap yarn socks, scrappy socks, frankensocks, happy socks, monster socks, left over socks, magic socks, "restesocken" or whatever else they might be called. personally, i like to call them "scrahappy" socks which is a fusion of scrappy socks and happy socks and... Continue reading
Posted Aug 22, 2018 at zaubernuss - witchhazel
i haven't posted about my spinning in a long time, partly because i always forgot about it and partly because i haven't done any spinning in quite a while before just recently. (it turned out that spinning wasn't good for my hands just as knitting wasn't good for it -... Continue reading
Posted Aug 21, 2018 at zaubernuss - witchhazel
i made another collection of writing journals. "collection" sounds kinda posh but i don't really know what other word to use. i can't call these three a set because to me it's only a set when there are several that are basically all the same. and these aren't the same,... Continue reading
Posted Jul 16, 2018 at zaubernuss - witchhazel
thank you, Helen! i know, Attic24 blankets are fabulous! i love them (even though i never got to make one yet)... don't be afraid to use black - it makes all the other colours pop =) in the case of my blanket i think any other colour (or multiple colours) for the edging would have distracted from the colours of the squares.
roughly a year ago - in august 2017 - i couldn't sleep and got up again in the middle of the night. i rummaged in one of my yarn boxes and pulled out a ball of slow gradient sock yarn in shades of purple, pink and turquoise. i'd had it... Continue reading
Posted Jul 3, 2018 at zaubernuss - witchhazel
thank you, Helen! =) the heel i did (and usually do actually) is called "fan heel" (i think - at least i haven't found any other name for it) and the way i do it is actually a mix-up of several different methods of doing a short-row heel. it's not difficult do to and i plan to do a video tutorial for it - next week i hope! i'll keep you updated!
Toggle Commented Jul 1, 2018 on socks #23 at zaubernuss - witchhazel
i took this photo over a year ago, on march 20th 2017. it was, until just recently, the last time i ordered yarn (as in sock yarn - i think i did re-order some yarn for the blanket i made last year, and now that i think about it i... Continue reading
Posted Jul 1, 2018 at zaubernuss - witchhazel
the whole thing with the mother's day gift for my mum started with a little book, written in russian, that my sister-in-law had sorted out. it measures only 3"x4" - 7,6x10cm with a 3/4" - 2cm spine. first i thought i'd take out the text block and use the cover... Continue reading
Posted Jun 10, 2018 at zaubernuss - witchhazel
i realise that mother's day was over a week ago but i wanted to share the mother's day gifts i made for my mum and my mother-in-law this year. i admit that i don't go to such lenghts with mother's day gifts every year. usually it's just flowers, a card,... Continue reading
Posted May 22, 2018 at zaubernuss - witchhazel
there are only four pairs of socks in this sock post. as mentioned in my last sock post (which was also rather short) i had to take a break from knitting and crocheting for the sake of my hands, wrists and arms. but i didn't manage to stay away from... Continue reading
Posted Apr 27, 2018 at zaubernuss - witchhazel
you can find out how the leporello story started here. you can find part 1 of the guide - making the cover - here, part 2 - the leporello insert - here and instructions for optional inserts here. tutorials and guides are also listed in the right sidebar under that... Continue reading
Posted Apr 23, 2018 at zaubernuss - witchhazel
this is a selection of the cards i made with the strips of cash register paper i printed on with my gelli plate. i have two or three of each flower but i made sure that all the cards ended up different when i assembled them. i used both sets... Continue reading
Posted Apr 19, 2018 at zaubernuss - witchhazel
my husband presented me with this pile of little books a few years ago. i was totally over the moon because they have the most wonderful cover designs and beautiful illustrations. these were produced in huge quantities at the beginning of the 20th century and i guess most households with... Continue reading
Posted Apr 10, 2018 at zaubernuss - witchhazel
a friend of mine asked me to make two journals for him a while ago. one for himself to use and one for him to give to a friend of his. i have never met her so i asked him for a brief description of her character and of a... Continue reading
Posted Apr 7, 2018 at zaubernuss - witchhazel
i'm sorry i haven't posted in such a long time. i was very busy making things and sometimes making things is more fun than writing about them... i've been making lots of books and journals, partly because i love it and partly because i'm going to be selling at a... Continue reading
Posted Apr 6, 2018 at zaubernuss - witchhazel
christmas is way behind us but i still wanted to show you the christmas (and other) cards i made to sell at a little market back in december. i just didn't find the time and focus to do so until now... the non-christmas cards first: i made these by weaving... Continue reading
Posted Jan 25, 2018 at zaubernuss - witchhazel