I still have a hard time getting used to Servus and Grüß Gott, which is ‘hello’ here in Bavaria. Even for me as a German, this is pretty strange.
Soo, where have I been? (What are my excuses??)
Well, as you know (or might not know), I’ve moved from London to Germany this summer and it took a while to find a new city and perfect place to stay in. I’ve been in Berlin before (and loved it) but work send us down south this time and we’ve settled for no less than Munich, Bavaria. It’s super different from Londontown but we’re getting used to it (which is much easier than it was getting used to London, tbh).
Anyhow, my main excuse for taking a couple of weeks off is basically having no Wifi. It takes about four weeks until your Wifi connection is fully set up, which is horrifically normal here. I had no idea!
It’s surprising how helpless and cut-off you feel without Wifi. I am ashamed! I got used to it pretty quickly, though – because you don’t really have a choice. I’ve never read so many books in such a short amount of time! And I had plenty of time to unpack and settle in.
NEW SEWING SPACE
Finally, after weeks and weeks of having all my sewing and craft stuff boxed up somewhere in a storage unit, I can surround myself again with my creative mess. It feels soo good!
I couldn’t blog without Wifi, so I got right into the messy sewing bit before taking pictures of my new, tidy sewing space. I thought about tidying it up for the pictures, but then I thought, That’s not what sewing spaces usually look like! So I took a couple of sneaky snaps including all the messy corners. For now it’s just glimpses, but I’ll share some more pics with you next time.
Compared to London our flat doubled in size and we have loads of nice corners and backdrops for blog pics. This wasn’t my main criteria when we went flat hunting, but it’s an asset for sure!
My sewing “room” is set up in an open space which connects to our hallway and kitchen and it’s super bright and airy with big windows and enough room for all my supplies. Compared to sewing at the kitchen table (which stood in the reception due to lack of space) as before, this is a dream come true.
Working is so much easier, faster and more efficient. I feel inspired and can’t wait to sew all the things that I have in mind!
WIP (WORK IN PROGRESS)
Since moving in I’ve been working on a couple of things. To ease back in I chose a cowl neck top (pattern by Sew Over It), which I’ll show you next time. The pattern is great, so I made a second version as a dress. Right now I am working on a project for White Tree Fabrics, which I can’t wait to share with you! I still have to figure out some fit issues first, though.
It feels good to be back! Right now I’m still catching up on emails and blog posts – sorry if I haven’t replied to any of your comments!
Stay in touch!