Making Stories

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You can listen to the raindrops.

Dear Reader, I'm sitting here at our dining room table, listening to the rain patter down on the skylight. Outside, it's grey, but not gloomy - we've definitely moved from end-of-winter rain to early-spring rain which is delightful. We spent the entire day outside yesterday, in glorious sunshine,...
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6 months ago • 2 min read

Do something that scares you.

Dear Reader, I'm back home after a whirlwind trip to Cologne to visit h+h for the first time. h+h is a big trade show for yarn, fabric and notions, geared towards shop owners and companies. I've mostly been to yarn festivals, which I adore, and I was dreading the visit a little bit. You see, a...
6 months ago • 3 min read

More coffee, more FOs! Plus, all the sweets and a special announcement.

Dear Reader, I am feeling good about this week. After a month and a half of life - especially work - being extra full and intense, this week started off with a super productive Monday, which always leaves me feeling really happy and content at the start of a new week. We also had a wonderful...
6 months ago • 2 min read

I'm sitting at a beautiful wooden table, looking out at the deep black night sky.

Dear Reader, it's 6.37am as I'm writing this. I'm sitting at a beautiful wooden table, looking out at the deep black night sky in the Austrian mountains, and feeling immensely, extremely grateful. Grateful for a life that allows me to go here, with people I love, and spend a few days in the...
8 months ago • 2 min read

Unusual amounts of coffee are being consumed right now.

Dear Reader, It's a really, really exciting week here at Making Stories - we launched our Call for Submissions for Issue 11 yesterday, Issue 9 can arrive from the printer any time now, and on Friday we'll have our first big yarn launch of the year: Manchelopis is coming to the shop! The downside...
8 months ago • 2 min read

I am so, so enthusiastic about big machines!

Dear Reader, Today was - even for me as a definitive early bird - an early start with an alarm set to 5.30am. It was for a thrilling cause though: I got to see the print start of our upcoming Issue 9! We switched both printer and paper for the new issue, and one alone would have been exciting...
9 months ago • 3 min read

It's okay to thoroughly enjoy the things you love.

Dear Reader, Happy New Year! I hope you had a restful last few days of 2022 and a gentle start into 2023. I spent a lovely week with my family, and was reminded of a few things: I've grown so much in the past few years. I used to be a mega-perfectionist, and motherhood (and life, and inner work)...
9 months ago • 2 min read
Finished Treasured Cowl

Aurin's Treasured Cowl, a freezing podcast episode & a BIG Thank You!!

Dear Reader, And just like that, it's time to write the last newsletter of 2022. (WHAT?) I could write endlessly about this year, how hard and joyful it's been, how the highs and the lows were higher and lower than any year before, how I wasn't sure we'd still be around by the end of it, and how...
9 months ago • 2 min read

Magical cold spell days.

Dear Reader, I've just come in from the freezing cold outside - I spent an hour this morning packaging the latest orders, and wrapping up a couple of Christmas presents in the yarn cave. We're having a veritable cold spell here in Berlin, and I absolutely love it! The only thing that I miss is...
9 months ago • 2 min read

Are you Team Gift Knitting or Team Comfort Knitting? [Plus making knitting plans, and a little restock!]

Dear Reader, I recently asked on Instagram whether you are still in team Gift Knitting or have already joined - like I did - team Comfort Knitting. "Comfort Knitting" is my new favorite way of talking about projects that are just for us, that bring us pure joy. (I used to say "selfish knitting"...
10 months ago • 2 min read
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