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Autumn with Cat, Fish Bones and Tsipouro

In autumn begins my busiest time of the year, the harvest season. In my garden I pick apples, plums, quinces and grapes and I have a lot to do to process the fruit and often I just give them away 🙂

This year we had many grapes and my husband and I decided to make wine and Tsipouro (grape brandy).

What is Tsipouro and how is it made? For me that was a completely new topic, the world of spirits distillery.

After harvesting, we squeezed the grapes and filled them in large containers. The grapes were about 30 days inside and the sugar fermented into alcohol. The juice became wine and from the fermented grapes we made Tsipouro. Continue reading Autumn with Cat, Fish Bones and Tsipouro

A little fish

My Greek girlfriend rarely swims in the sea, she likes to enter and talk about all sorts of things. This is what a successful day at the beach looks like for her. I, on the other hand, like swimming and moving in the water, unthinkable for me to just stand inside and do nothing.

Some time ago we were at the sea, she was standing in the water and I swam around her: a little bit forward, then backwards, just enough to talk to her. But after a short time my friend screamed, something had tweaked her. Continue reading A little fish

New Pattern: Small rabbit

I wanted to crochet a little rabbit for a long time. It was supposed to look like a real rabbit and I wanted to sew as few pieces as possible. I tried this once in the spring, but I was not really happy with my result.

Actually, I did not want to pick up again the subject with the rabbit. I had realized that it is not possible, not as I imagined. Sometimes the pattern was too complicated, sometimes it did not look like a rabbit. So I put it in my basket for failed attempts and unhooked the topic.

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I’m on the move

I’m moving away from my wordpress hosted system. I’ve been wanting that for so long and now the time has come. Don’t worry, for you only one small thing changes. Also very nice is, that I can install now plugins that make my blogger life easier (Plugins are additional modules that give the blog more functions).

So far, I have had to set parts of my posts in German and then I wrote the English translation. This is a bit awkward for the readers, they had to skip a section in order to continue reading. Continue reading I’m on the move

How to stiffen a crochet laundry basket

In my last post I showed you how to make a washing machine. But for a perfect washing day you also need a laundry basket. This time Nina wrote a pattern for you and I’ll show you the further process so that it will be a stable toy.

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How to make a washing machine … a washing machine?

For a long time I wanted to crochet a washing machine. Not one that only consists of a stuffed cube, no, I wanted a drum and a door to it. Since the washing machine, then can not be completely stuffed, I had to find a solution that the whole thing will be stable – and I wanted to make sure that everyone has the necessary materials at home.

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Gray, Gray, Gray, these are my clothes …

Actually I wanted to crochet a gray mouse, but then I decided to make my mouse with the color ecru. Now I had to decide about the colors for the dress, and I thought that gray with a contrasting color looks quite well.

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