My original design idea I love the Middle Ages. I don't quite know when this love affair began, but I know it must have started fairly early, for I used to ski in the garden with only one staff (like the 19th century paintings of medieval skiers I had seen) before I was 10. When… Continue reading The Making of an Anglo-Saxon Noblewoman
What happened to the Petticoated Swashbuckler?
Did she run away? Did she join a pirate ship to fight white supremacists? Did she have to defeat covid single-handledly, with only an umbrella, a basket and a face mask as her weapons? Did she lock herself in and refuse to come out until gender equality was achieved world wide? No. But she did… Continue reading What happened to the Petticoated Swashbuckler?
#TBF: Pretty in Pink
So, I said I was going to do some Throwback Thursday-posts, but yesterday was quite busy, with the opening of a new exhibition at work. That is why, this week, you are treated to a Throwback Friday instead! In late January, I attended the Oslo Opera Ball with my good friend Torunn. It was a… Continue reading #TBF: Pretty in Pink
Are you there, blog? It’s me, Maren…
So, as has been proved time and time again, I'm a terrible blogger. When I last published anything, almost a year ago, I wrote "There might also be some exciting stuff happening soon, that I can’t really tell you about yet… but it will involve a lot more and more high quality content!"That exciting stuff… Continue reading Are you there, blog? It’s me, Maren…
A ton of wool!
First of all, I'm sorry I didn't post anything last week! I have been working pretty much non-stop the past couple of weeks, and simply didn't have time for anything but eating and sleeping when I got home. There might also be some exciting stuff happening soon, that I can't really tell you about yet...… Continue reading A ton of wool!
Sew with all the colours of the wind
So, I love sewing. It has been part of my life, on and off, since I was 10-ish, and more and more in the latter years. And yet, sometimes, I don't feel like sewing or creating anything for the longest time. I have been in one of these ruts this winter, in a real desert… Continue reading Sew with all the colours of the wind
Trossfrau in training
Good news guys! I managed to finish my headlinen and hat in time for Sunday! I wore it all day, and it worked like a charm. I'm so happy with it! Here is my Wulsthaube: The padded "Wulst" inside a linen "Haube"/bonnet/hood: Then I put on my Steuchlein, with white and green embroidery: It's tided… Continue reading Trossfrau in training
On slashes and feathers and being hella cute
I haven't had much time for sewing this week, sadly. We opened up a new exhibiton at work yesterday, about the Spanish Influenza, the flu pandemic which killed more people than the First World War 100 years ago. Late evenings translating texts and building exhibitons meant little time and energy for making stuff when I… Continue reading On slashes and feathers and being hella cute
National costumes on the National Independence Day!
Yesterday was Norway's National Day, one of my favourite holidays! On the 17th of May 1814, an assembly of Norwegian menfolk signed the Norwegian constitution, which made Norway an independent country after more than 400 years as a part of the Kingdom of Denmark. Now, I know that the constitution wasn't actually very liberal, compared to… Continue reading National costumes on the National Independence Day!
OH MY GOD! IT’S BACK!
So, there has been more than 2 years since the last time I blogged, for a dozen different reasons. First, I had to finish my master's thesis, while stressing over whether to look for a job or continue my studies. Then, all of a sudden, I got my dream job! Just out of the blue!… Continue reading OH MY GOD! IT’S BACK!