Happy Canada Day (Yesterday).

throughout my week, random photos

I almost forgot that it was Canada Day yesterday. I was out with an American friend in the morning buying some fabric and while we were waiting to pay I said... Hey Happy Independence Day. And he said... Oh that's on the 4th. Then I realized. Hmm.

The weather has been beautiful in Berlin and I've been finding it very hard to commit to time in front of the computer. Actually I've been avoiding it at all costs. Things may be slow around here for a bit while I soak up this summer weather. We've been spending as much time in parks as possible... along with the rest of the city. I have been hearing that the heat wave will last for 7 weeks! Hooray!

So here are some of my fabric store tips for those that are interested. My favourite is Gebrüder Berger, even though it can get quite frustrating because it is huge and hard to find exactly what you want. I also really like Off Stoff in Graefe Kiez for the cute cotton prints and Frau Tulpe in Prenzlauer Berg. I might start exploring the possibilities of purchasing fabric online. Most of the time I feel like I have to dye my own fabrics to get the colour and texture combinations that I want anyway.

I've been on a massive hiatus from Louis by Amanda. I think it will be like that for awhile. I'm just not feeling it, and want to take more time to experiment a little and make stuff for myself. I'll try to get better at documenting this process.

Last night I met up with my dear friend Christiane to see Precious in an open air film theater (Kreuzberg Freuluftkino). I love outdoor movie theaters in the summer. For me such activities are the epitome of summer fun and I can never seem to get enough. For info on all the outdoor movie theaters in Berlin go here.

Happy Friday.

Ps. I have all these great pictures of parks on my new phone but can't seem to get them off and on to my computer. Yet another reason for delays in my posting. Back to the old camera!


  1. Happy summer to you! We are finally getting nice weather too! Miss you guys a lot!

  2. Hey,

    I totally forgot that it was Canada Day yesterday... well! I had a very nice St-Jean Baptiste in Paris, did I tell you? I haven't gone to a freiluft Kino yet this season, so if you feel like going again (z.B. Hasenheide) let me know!!!!

    Happy you are back on your blog.


  3. Hi,

    i always drive by the Berger Fabrics store but never stopped to visit it. Damm!
    I got a booth with a friend at Wedding Dress #5 at Brunnenstraße in Wedding this weekend (10./11.Juli)
    Would be lovely to see you! We are also serving alcoholic beverages...



  4. Aw... miss you guys too Kelly. Come and visit us in Berlin! There's always a place for you here!

    Freiluftkino all summer long G. that is my motto. I'll let you know. See you on Sunday!

    Hi Anna! Thanks for the tip. I'll definitely come by Wedding Dress on Sunday. Looking forward to seeing your lovely work! And go into Gebrueder Berger next time you go by. It's really wonderful but you have to give yourself a lot of time to search around!