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Reusing a sweater and a pillow case, aka I made a sweater bag

Sweater bag

It's not often when I do any kind of craft that doesn't include yarn, but the seldom times when it happens, I really like it. This time the final product was successful too!

 

It's a long time ago when I accidentally felted Nick's sweater, I made a sweater bag out of it - here's the link to the type of sweater bag tutorial I used, I couldn't find the exact one I used.

 

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Vacation for the soul - impressions from Finland

Finland 07/10 by Nick Jais www.dominikjais.com

Like promised yesterday, here are a few impressions from my trip to Finland, my native country. All these pictures are from my home town and were taken by my darling husband Nick. I like living in the city, but there's nothing that can beat the peace of the (Finnish) countryside. It's a true vacation for the soul.

 

 

 

 

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I love Finland (but I didn't knit)

This summer seems to be bad for my knitting content - I just can't knit when it's over 30 degrees, not even cotton or bamboo. So it was in Finland, too, where I spent last week (I came back today) on holiday visiting my family with my DH. It was so hot I spent my days swimming and drinking juice in the garden. I'll post a few photos of the Finnish summer soon (courtesy of Nick), plus my new yarn goodies and a recycled sweater bag I finally lined on my Mum's sewing machine! Watch this space.

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What are the others up to?

Photo by Katie@! - http://www.flickr.com/photos/cliche/

It's too hot to knit! Or at least it has been the last week, now it's getting a bit cooler to the kinds of summer temperatures I can function in - less than 30 degrees celcius.

 

Therefore I have very little knitting content to show, so I though I'd show the content of others! Here are a few of my favourite blog posts last week - first some with knitting and then some with simple living. Enjoy!

 

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Ruhrpott Shirts at Marvellous!

The Pott

I'm so excited! My DH Nick opened a new shirt shop at www.marvellous.de to promote his new Ruhr area shirt designs - I just want to share the beautiful designs with you, too!

 

All shirts are organic and they are printed using the screen printing method. These two "Metroplex Ruhr" motifs are the ones currently up for sale with more on the way.

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Wonderful Vegan Banana Cake Recepie

Banana bread

My colleague had his birthday a while back, and brought some banana cake that his wife traditionally makes for his birthday to work to share. It was so wonderful I had to get the recepie, which his wife gladly gave.

 

However, I wanted to modify the cake to be vegan (I'm currently experimenting with vegan baking quite a lot), so I did and it turned out fantastic! I brought some of my cake to work for my colleague and had him take some for his wife, too, and they both liked the cake very much. I thought you might too, so here's the vegan recepie:

 

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A lovely day in Oberhausen

Gasometer

The weather here has been good for the last weeks - the weekdays are cold, but come weekend, it's 20 degrees and sunny! As today was the same, clear skies and warm enough to wear a t-shirt, we (= me and DH) decided to take advantage and take the train to Oberhausen, a neighbor city, and visit the Gasometer, which was also one if my 101 in 1001 list items.

 

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Greetings from Japan!

Tokyo

Sorry for the silence for the past two weeks! Maybe you'll forgive me when I tell you that I've been on my honeymoon in Japan, and frankly blogging has been the last thing on my mind!

 

Me and my husband had a truly wonderful trip! Here are a few impressions of the many, many things we saw and marveled at. I hope you'll give me a few days to get back on the knit blogging rhythm - I just got back yesterday and am still very much jet lagged!

 

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