One Candle’s Length

I make myself a cup of tea and light a candle. Two legs, two arms, a small thumb, a sharp ellbow, a round knee. Under the fabric, my fingers feel the slightest bump and with a sigh, I find myself starting all over again until the limbs are how I want them to be. Smooth, yet firm and heavy. I pin and baste, I stitch and sew. Late in the evening, when the candle has almost burned out, two arms and two legs are finished. I put more wood on the fire and let the tea kettle sing me a lullaby.


  1. So happy to see you in this “form” again, I have been waiting as you well know to see it all up and running. After the proverbial kick in the pants, I am glad things worked out the way they did.
    I am raising my frothy mug of hot chocolate, and wish you the best year Juliane. Big hugs to the man of the house and the cat too!

    • Thank you for the welcome, Fabs! I thought I’d blog for myself for a while, without anyone knowing that the new blog was up and running already. Glad that you found your way to Björkåsa! Hugs from Sweden <3

  2. Love to read from you again! Thank you for letting us have a look iside your world full of love and magic.

    • Thank you so much for your kind words, dear Else. I hope your Christmas will be a beautiful one and that your hands will get some rest!

  3. Flodesneiges

    I’m so happy to read from you again.
    Merry Christmas time Juliane,
    Love from France,
    Florence <3

  4. Sam Disch

    Beautiful words and pictures! I can’t wait to see more dear one!

  5. I love reading that this was a quiet project. Selfishly, I also love knowing that the doors are open for us to peek in.

    • Thank you so much, dear Jean <3 Yes, blogging just for myself, at least for a while, has taken quite much pressure and given me a lot of energy!

  6. Danielle Rhoades

    Dear Juliane,
    What a Christmas gift (to me!) to have stumbled upon your new blog. Everything so beautiful, as always. Merry Christmas to you and yours!

    • Thank you so much for your sweet comment, dear Danielle! I am glad to meet you again as a reader of my (new) blog – and even more glad that it was such a nice Christmas gift to you! Have a very merry Christmas <3

  7. Auch ich habe immer wieder beim alten Blog vorbeigeschaut und freue mich, den neuen nun gefunden zu haben. Ich freue mich, dass es Ihnen wohl gut geht! Schon ein bisschen verrückt, dass man an jemanden denkt, als würde man ihn kennen, obwohl man sich nie getroffen hat… Noch immer bin ich Ihnen dankbar für Ihre Informationen und Ihre langen Emails über die Spielzeugherstellung vor zwei (?) Jahren.
    Frohe Weihnachten und alles Gute für 2016! Es ist eine Freude, Ihren Blog zu lesen. Regine

    • Ganz lieben Dank für Ihre lieben Worte und Wünsche, Regine! Ich wünsche Ihnen schöne Weihnachtstage und freue mich auf Ihren Besuch hier auf dem Blog!

  8. Dear Juliane!

    It’s a great Christmas present to see you back, I followed your old blog for a year, and now I’m happy, that found your new one (thanks to Fabs)

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