Going to Älvsjö Sewing Expo, in costume!

Tweet This Friday, two days ago, there was the first meeting of what shall hopefully develop into Sweden’s first 19th century society (or something along those lines). We were four who decided to meet at the big sewing expo (I believe that’s what it’s called) in Stockholm, in costume. During the night between the Thursday and the Friday there was a blizzard. Which meant that traveling by train the next morning wasn’t the most convenient thing. At first my train was half an hour late, which wasn’t actually that bad considering, due to the breaks being frozen or something. And … Continue reading

Meet Alyssa, another Jane Austen Fan

Tweet This interview is with Alyssa over at Days to Remember. Alyssa too I have come to know largely through the blogging world, and through Sense and Sensibility and Facebook (the wonders of internet!). 1. What was your first encounter with Jane Austen? What made you decide to read her work? I remember hearing about her a little here and there when I was younger, but it wasn’t until we moved to where we live now, 7 years ago, that I stared hearing about her a lot more. Friends here would often mention watching films made from her books and/or … Continue reading


Tweet Here in Sweden today is a day we call “Semmeldagen”, or offcially “Fettisdagen”. And on this day it is tradition to eat what we call “Semlor”. Instead of pancakes like I believe a lot of other places do. A Semla is a bun filled with marzipan (or it’s not quite marzipan, it’s slightly different, but I don’t know what that is called in English…) and topped with whipped cream. Very healthy I know. 😉 But oh so good! As tradition has it you should only eat them on this day. But nowadays they start selling them right after Christmas! … Continue reading

My new sewing “career” :)

Tweet Happy Valentine’s Day everybody! I hope that your day has been a lovely one! Here the sun has been shining all day and it has felt so wonderfully nice to be outside! It felt like spring in the air, even though I know that spring is probably still some way off… This past week that has been I have started with something new that I am pretty excited about. I have begun “studying” sewing. Let me explain to you what I mean by that. I have mentioned joining the local choir recently (we did a performance with them this … Continue reading

My bonnet number 2

Tweet Yes that is right, the answer to my little guessing-game is a bonnet. I wanted to make another bonnet, but I didn’t have anything to make it out of, or so I thought… I searched through the house to see if I could find anything that could possibly work, and I did. I found this old place mat that I showed you, and the idea struck me that maybe I could use that. So I gave it a try. (I’m sorry these pictures are not very good, I snapped them all while I was working with this and didn’t … Continue reading

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