About me

My name is Astrid, I’m 40 years old, Danish, living with my husband Mads and our two wonderful girls Ronja and Frida (ages 11 years and 8 years, respectively) just south of Køge, Denmark in a little town called Herfølge.

This blog is about all the things that fill my life and my heart. My family, friends, sewing, sailing, gardening (though I must admit, I’m not much of a gardener – mostly a garden-enjoyer), and the renovation of our house.

We own a house from 1912, which we have been renovating ourselves during the last 8 years – and that job isn’t completely done yet. We recently finished the kitchen and the combined bedroom/sewing space. The sewing space attracts the girls in the most brilliant way – when I sew, they like to come and sit next to me, “sorting” stuff in little boxes. We have a wonderful garden, that I like to share with you guys – the garden is also one of our unfinished projects, but the flowers and plants that grow in it are not. 😉

I love sewing children’s clothes, for which I use mostly the patterns from Ottobre Design (you can read a bit more about that here) and Onion – along with lots and lots of tutorials from generous bloggers out there. This blog has come to be very much about sewing, mainly because it’s just become a very important part of who I am, and what I do. I recently started knitting as well, but I haven’t got around to writing about that yet.

Frida, our youngest daughter was born with a cleft palate. This means that she had surgery when she was 18 months old to have the cleft closed, and again at 5 years for a pharyngeal flap procedure. And a few other things as well have been different for Frida than for other kids. Now we pay regular visits to a speech therapist to help Frida with her speech, but other than that, Frida is doing completely fine and then some.

imageBesides this, I just write about what’s going on in all of our lives – big and small!

I love to have feedback so that I know who you are, and what you like – or dislike – about my blog, so please, leave me a comment or use the contact form if you feel like it – it will be greatly appreciated!

Hope you’ll enjoy!


Oh, and by the way – if you have questions, or if there’s anything I can do to help – please use the contact form below to get in touch.

Thanks! 🙂


  1. Marie Fourie says:

    Hi there. I’m Marie and live on a farm in the Free State Province of South Africa. Didn’t always live on a farm but after my husband was medically boarded we moved from the Kwa-Zulu Natal South Coast to set up a small farming enterprise. That was fifteen years ago and after much manual work and rearing sheep and cattle, I’m back to my sewing machine permanently which was only a temporary haven the last 15 years. I love the pattern of the drawstring pants but have no idea where to find it in South Africa. Am willing(and yes begging) to forward money for a copy of the pattern. Is this possible?
    Warm regards from a sunny day with winter fast shedding the last of the deciduous trees’ leaves.

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