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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...
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2 days 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...
2 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...
2 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...
3 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)...
3 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...
3 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...
4 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"...
4 months ago • 2 min read

This week, there's a lot more capacity and space in my heart.

Dear Reader, Thank you so much for the lovely emails after last week's newsletter - I loved reading what you do when you're feeling a bit out of sorts, and your well wishes are so, so appreciated. ❤️ I'd like to share one snippet with you because I could immediately picture the coziness and...
5 months ago • 2 min read

It is okay to not feel okay, even if we know we have to keep going.

Dear Reader, Sometimes, when I sit down to write this newsletter, I have to resist the urge to "prettify" things. There's a voice in my head that says "people just want to read things that make them feel good", and some weeks, I have to actively remind myself that my own (life and business)...
5 months ago • 2 min read