Photo courtesy of Broken Fab.

M. sent me this link earlier today. So lovely I had to share.

A week. A blur of a week.

last week was a total blur. I had thought of posting many times but there just wasn't enough exciting activity going on around here to do so. I've just been working really hard to pull some products together for an upcoming christmas market.... it's Trendmafia time again!

In other news we did manage to do some fun things... last night we went to HAU 2 to see Hauschka and Max Richter play. It was a really beautiful and relaxed show, plus it was just across the street from our place... who could say no.

I went to a work christmas party last weekend, but other than that spent most of the weekend printing some of my new patterns... which I will reveal later this week. Also did a little baking. Friends of ours had a small going away party and the apple strüdel was my contribution.

Happy Monday folks.


lazy sunday.

Some people photos from Ireland.

Ah Sunday night. I am waiting to take an Apple Strüdel out of the oven. Nothing this weekend was too notable. I got a lot of stuff done around the house, especially today on this grey Berlin day. I thought I'd post a few more photos from Ireland... some action shots.

We had a little coffee break yesterday with friends, went to see the Informant, organized our office today, ... and worked a little bit. I should report that the Informant was pretty funny but also pretty forgettable. I guess I just didn't feel much of a connection with the characters.

I tried my first Gimlet yesterday. Lovely. After years of not being much of a Gin-lover it has won me over.

It's also Christmas Market time here in Germany. I'm looking forward to getting a bit of Christmas cheer and mulled wine. My favourite market last year was Gendarmen Markt... but I also thought that the Potsdamer Platz Markt was nice. It was so close to our place. I liked how it ran along the streets, sort of like a maze of little wooden booths. Hmmm.

Happy Sunday night.


Yes folks. I've actually put two new items in my Etsy shop. I've been feeling inspired over the last couple of weeks. I would probably have way more stuff in my shops if I had an assistant to take photos for me. We haven't had much good light in our apartment lately and paired with our very old digital camera it makes it hard to get quality photos. Have you noticed that most of my photos are taken outdoors? I haven't yet added them to my DaWanda shop but will do shortly.

Our lovely friend Veda Hille is playing tonight and I think that it is her last show in Berlin for the year. If you have a chance go to Lagari and check it out. She's oh so entertaining and has such a beautiful voice. I guarantee that you will leave smiling.

In other news I did end up going to the Etsy Meet-up... and met some very nice people. I'll post more on that later!

Happy Thursday.


A package to go.

We still have tons of apples left from our trip to the orchard a few weeks ago. So last week I baked an apple pie to take over to a friends place. I'm thinking of making some applesauce next week if they can hold out long enough. It's amazing how long apples last when you pick them fresh off the trees!

There's an Etsy Meet-up tonight in Berlin at Café Morgenland. I'm thinking of going but I have so much to do that I might have to skip it.

If you're reading this from Berlin... you should check out the new Mr. Minsch location ( a cafe selling the most beautiful cakes I think I have ever seen). It's right at Hallesches Tor and oh so cute. It's right across from the Amerika-Gedenk-Bibliothek. The new locations seems super cozy. I've yet to pop in. Word has it that the tiny building used to be a public restroom. Maybe I shouldn't have mentioned that. Nonetheless... I'll be heading there soon!

Happy Wednesday.


Dublin days.

Here are some photos from our trip to Dublin. It was my first trip to Ireland and our lovely friends were really the best hosts that we could have asked for. Just like us, we spent a large chunk of our time in the sweetest little restaurant that I have experienced since being in Europe. It really reminded me of something that I would find in North America. If you're in Dublin I would highly suggest seeking out The Cake Cafe. It is tucked away behind a stationary shop but can also be accessed off of an alleyway in the back.

On our first day there we chanced upon a great show at the Douglas Hyde Gallery. There was a Japanese country kimono show hidden in a small room of the gallery. We also saw the oldest book in the world, the Book of Kells.

We took a trip out to Wickelow to see the Powerscourt waterfall. And popped into a little antique shop in Enniskerry.

Back in Dublin we did one of the obligatory things that one must do while in Ireland. We drank Guinness at a few pubs. I have to add that I was very happy to be taught the proper way to drink Guinness... now I have a greater appreciation for the beer! One noteworthy pub was the Long Hall. We also stopped by the Curved St. Cafe which is worth checking out if you're in town.

The rest of the trip is a bit of a blur... we just spent a lot of time walking around and hanging out with our friends, who by the way we hadn't seen in 3 years... and who by the way are amazing!

Happy Tuesday.


A return to normalcy.

Top photo Circus at Anhalterbahnhof, middle photo Wooden Veil at Alte Kindl Brauerei, bottom photo Home from Ireland.

Sorry once again for the long absence. I really shouldn't make it a habit, should I? I have a pretty good excuse though. We were visiting two lovely friends of ours in Ireland last week. To be fair we got back about a week ago but it always feels like such a huge job to take the photos from my camera and get them post-ready. This is the real reason for my delay... I also have a roll of medium format film that I need to get developed. I'm so excited to see how the photos turned out.

Some highlights from the past week:

We went to see a wooden veil show at the Alte Kindl Brauerei in Neukölln. It was a beautiful show held in a beautiful space.

I shared a table with a friend at the Sideseeing Designers Market this weekend.

I finally got a chance to check out Cafe Einstein on Unter den Linden. It has a really nice austrian atmosphere where the servers are clad in crisp bow-tied uniforms.

In additional news...one of my favourite Toronto shops, Wildhagen, has a bunch of new hats for offer. I'm getting excited for our trip home so I can pop by!