21.11.2016

Upcoming erikae

Sometimes I cannot believe how fast time flies.

Back in 2012 I had the luck to meet two newly debuted first year Maiko, got my picture taken with them and even got their senjafuda (businesscard).
They were Ichitomi-san and Chiyoko-san.


In 2014 I saw Chiyoko-san in full costume on street: 

And now these little girls are grown up and becoming geiko very soon.


From the bottom of my heart I wish them a long, happy and successfull career as a geiko.

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20.09.2016

Welcome our little girl

Einer der Gründe warum ich es nicht mehr geschafft hab am HSM teilzunehmen war meine zweite Schwangerschaft. Ich hatte das Gefühl das es wichtigere Dinge gibt um sich auf die Geburt vorzubereiten als nähen. 
Gefühlt habe ich mal wieder die halbe Wohnung grundgereinigt und alle möglichen Schränke ausgemistet.

One of the reasons why I didn't manage to participate in the HSM anymore was my second pregnancy.
I had the feeling that there were more important things than sewing in preparation for the birth.
I think I cleaned almost the half of our apartment from the bottom to the top and reorganized all cupboards and closets. 

Unsere kleine Tochter kam dann endlich am 05.09. um 20:16 auf die Welt, nach fast 40 wöchiger Schwangerschaft.

Our little daughter was born on 05.09. at 20:16, after almost 40 weeks of pregnancy

Diesmal konnten wir den Traum von einer Hausgeburt verwirklichen und mit Hilfe unseres Geburtspools und dem Anwenden der Hypnobirthingtechniken die mein Mann und ich erlernt hatten wurde es eine sehr schöne Geburt in einer unverwechselbaren intimen Atmosphäre. 
Ich würde es jederzeit wieder so machen. 

This time our dream of a homebirth became true and with the help of a birthing pool and the Hypnobirthingtechniques my husband and I had learned before it became a wounderful birth in an distinctive intimate atmosphere.
I would always make the same decision again.

So darf ich denn vorstellen:

So may I introduce you:

Cäcilia Luise

By the way, we didn't know if it would be a boy or a girl and wanted to be surprised. It was well worth waiting and gave this pregnancy a special touch.

05.05.2016

Very Girly Cupcakes/ Lemon Curd Cupcakes



Heute habe ich Cupcakes gebacken für den Nachmittagskaffee bei einer Kollegin.

Ich habe nochmals meine Neukreation gemacht. 
Getauft hab ich sie Lemon Curd Cupcakes.

Rezept für den Boden:

150 g weiche Butter
150 g Zucker
Mark von 1/2 Vanilleschote
2 Eier
200g Mehl
2 gehäufte TL Backpulver
150 ml Milch
1 Prise Salz
etwas Zitronenabrieb

Rührteig herstellen und ca 20 Minuten bei 150 Grad Celsius backen

Für die Creme habe ich eine Lemoncurd hergestellt nach folgendem Rezept: 

http://patces-patisserie.blogspot.de/2015/04/schnelles-lemon-curd-ohne-ei.html

Diese habe ich mit Mascarpone und Sahne gemischt. Gerade soviel Sahne verwenden das die Creme gespritzt werden kann.

Wieviel von der Lemon Curd ihr zu der Creme hinzufügt ist Geschmackssache. Am besten beim Vermengen testen.

23.04.2016

Hanami 2016 #1

We wanted to do Hanami this year again. But the sunday we wanted to do it was very cold and so we srayed inside and did Hanami in our living room.


First part of our Bento Box
String beans with soy sauce and sesame
Tomatoes and cucumber
And japanese potatoesalad

Second part of our Bento Box
Onigiri from plain rice
Onigiri made from sekihan
Fried chicken legs

Dorayaki
Strwaberrys
Grapes
We had japanese omelette and cake also, but it didn't fit into a bento box.

It was really delicious.
With the leftovers we had another Hanami the next day when the weather was fine.
Pictur s to follow.




17.04.2016

HSM# 1 - Procrastination

Well, I know, I´m more than late. I almost finished this project in January. But somehow I lost motivation. Was lazy for months. I thought I will give up this years HSM participation and try again next year. But then I got my motivation back and now I´m trying to finish the missing projects.
I know this project should have been finished in January. But since I put so much work into it I still want to share it with you.


The Challenge: Procrastination

Material: linen fabric, wool thread for the embroidery, cotton thread for sewing

Pattern:from golden scissors (Larkin & Smith)

Year:18th century

Notions: first embroidery project for me

How historically accurate is it?: I kept close to the instruction. I would say 80 %. Don´t know if         I                                                   used the right stitching and techniques.

Hours to complete: too many. started back in 2014

First worn: not yet

Total cost: about 45$


10.01.2016

Embroidery done

Today I finally finished the embroidery for this months HSM. 
I thought I would never finish the embroidery.
Took me ages. 
Now all I have to do is some sewing.
I hope I can show you the finished project this week (*^_^*)

28.12.2015

A first glimpse

Ein Erster Einblick auf das kommende Januar-Projekt des Historical Sew Monthly.
Etwas das schon seit über eineinhalb Jahren seiner Fertigstellung harrt.

Nachdem das Event für das ich es eigentlich benutzen wollte verstrichen war, hatte ich nie die Motivation es fertig zu machen. Momentan arbeite ich mehrere Stunden täglich daran. Ich hoffe es bis Ende Januar fertig zu bekommen. 

A first glimpse of my January Project for the HSM. 
Something that hasn't been finished for one and a half years now.

I never had the motivation to finish it. But now I'm working several hours a day. I hope to get it finished until the end of January.