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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...
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3 days 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...
10 days 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...
17 days 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)...
24 days 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...
about 1 month 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...
about 2 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"...
about 2 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...
2 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)...
3 months ago • 2 min read

First, you wait forever...

Dear Reader, This week, I keep coming back to something the wonderful Katie Green shared in a recent newsletter. I'm paraphrasing here, but it was an analogy to waiting for a London bus - first, you wait forever, and then there are three all at the same time. The last few weeks have felt really...
3 months ago • 2 min read