I took a little break to have a quick girls weekends in Berlin, two weeks ago. A much needed break from my ‘busybee’ routine. 2016 was full to the brim for me. Having my dreamy home business is not as easy as it seems. I truly enjoy everything I do but Gosh this is exactly what I’m trying to say, sometimes it feels like too much. Being a working at home mom means being a hands on mom and juggle my CrochetObjet activities, while at the same time mothering my busy kids. Having said that, I just want to make it clear – I’m totally, up to the sky thankful for everything achieved by now. Still, for quite a while I have felt the need for a short break away from this hectic routine. It’s the 3rd time I travel to Berlin with my friend Shirley. First time we traveled with both of our oldest daughters – kind of Bat Mitzvah trip for her daughter. Our husbands joined us on the second visit, for more of a couples weekend. This time a friend of ours wanted to join and we had a short though VERY refreshing girls weekend. We always fly there with Easy Jet – a low cost flight makes it very affordable, and it becomes easier to travel. Actually the flight itself supplied me with some meditating crochet time. As I always carry a little bag with hook and cotton, I just need a chair to sit on, so goes without saying – a perfect time to start working on this little black bag I had in mind for quite a while. It was late afternoon, when we arrived to Berlin. We dropped our bags in the hotel and went straight into the busy streets. Ohhh how lovely it was, for us, to find out there are still some Christmas decorations out there. All the lights on the trees make my heart sing, I just love the way it looks. We just walked with our heads up, looking all around us, enjoying these sparkles all over. Berlin was snowy most of the time. Snowy weather is like a magic for us. Everything looks so dreamy and soft. The streets and buildings and everything looks like it floats with no weight. In Israel it’s very rare to have snow and if there is some, people travel with tons of other cars on the roads just to be able to see it. It surprised me how wonderful it was to stroll the streets while it is actually snowing. It wasn’t snowing very heavy though. It was like walking inside a dream. We had good coats, hats, scarves and gloves of course. We just did all as usual while at the same time snowflakes were falling on us. Perfect snowflakes. We looked at them closely to enjoy each as they seems to look like an artwork made by nature. It was sales time, during our visit, so the shops didn’t look as beautiful and tidy as they usually do. Some of the shops still had beautifully decorated corners, I love chici shops decorations. We went in and out of some beautiful shops, alternated with some nice and warm coffee breaks or restaurants. Few of them were places we just wanted to visit again but we also had few nice recommendations for some new cool places to visit.
We went to see some exhibitions. We visited the BerlinischeGalerie, the Jewish museum (just from the outside for this time), and Oh YES once again, just like in each of our previous visits, we went to C/O Berlin – a highly recommended photograph gallery. Every time we visit the C/O Berlin it reminds me how much I love and appreciate photography. This gallery always hosts such a special content, always something interesting and unexpected, in regards to photography, and they have the best cakes in their cafe by the way. Do you also get attracted to museums’ and galleries’ cafes? I find them very attractive. It feels like having something beyond the actual coffee break. We had a super delicious coffee & crochet break in their lovely cafe, I could easily spend hours there, I really really love the overall atmosphere in C/O Berlin gallery. It was so relaxing sitting and crocheting my black bag there with this delicious cheese cake and cappuccino. It was a very short break but good enough for me to ventilate my ‘busybee’ self/routine. It was just like a nice little sparkle of ‘me for me time’ kids free, far away from home and laundry, which provided me with some fresh energy. Every time I travel with Shirley, no matter in what combination I feel it is totally a perfect match and I’m very thankful for having such a close to heart kind of friendship. On our flight back home I continued working on my black bag, which is a fast and easy project just like this Berlinish weekend. What I had in mind was a small black bag, to carry my cell phone with a little wallet when I drive my kids to their afternoon activities. In some of the cases I don’t want to carry more then this. I wanted it to be small and simple but with a little something in addition to add some soul and make it special. I made few trials and finally I thought it’ll be easier to try it on a smaller size bag. So I made one for Hili (Shirley’s youngest). I crocheted this tiny little bag in like an hour or so. I crocheted 2 or 3 trials till I had what I was looking for. Hili was happy up to the sky to have this little bag for her fairy dust. They came for dinner last Saturday and Hili fell asleep. When they went home, carrying her on hands she suddenly raised her had and said to her mother: don’t forget my little bag – she is SWEET.
I only managed to finish my black Jet bag when I was back home. But it was a fast make as I already had what I was looking for. I plan to share here a FREE pattern for you, if you like. I hope to write it down for you soon. Would you like to have Hili’s small bag pattern? or the Black Jet pattern? I’ll wait to see what you prefer. A short time after I landed back at home I was again deep into my workshops routine and YES I packed all the orders you placed when I was away THANK YOU so much for your patient – all orders are on their way by now and some of them have already arrived their final destination. I’ll share more of these colourful workshops here soon so please stay tuned, xoxMo
17 comments on Back from a Berlinish Break
Lovely post! So wonderful to hear about your trip. I would love the pattern for the jet bag.
And cannot wait to see more photos of your crochet workshop.
I actually held a Beginner Crochet Workshop in my home last Friday. I taught 4 lovely ladies to crochet 😊. You are an inspiration for me!
Mo Malron (author)
Thank you Lisa, I’ll put more of my latest workshops here soon. So happy for being an inspirations for your workshops.
Pictures were great, thanks for taking various pictures of your trip. I’ll send you our snow next time we get it. 5 inches just recently and still too much. (Virginia)
I love both bags as I have grand-daughters for the small size but for me, the larger would be great for shopping trips. If not too much trouble to share both patterns. Thanks in advance for the work you do.
Mo Malron (author)
Thank you for your nice comment Robin, this bag pattern will be posted soon (maybe both)
Loved your peak inside Berlin. I especially smiled at your description of snow. You seemed to enjoy it with the eyes of a wondering child. Very beautifully expressed! Here in central Illinois, USA snow isn’t appreciated like that! Ha Ha But then this year has been so warm we’ve hardly seen any at all!
I love your blog posts if for no other reason than to enjoy all the color. Thanks for sharing!
Mo Malron (author)
Thank you Linda, I could imagine it’ll look a little strange for most of my readers but here we don’t have snow as much as you have.
Your Berlin weekend looks blissful! And your pictures are lovely! A pattern for the Black Jet would be delightful, since you’re asking. Would you be able to tell how you made that perfect crocheted bracelet you have in your Instagram picture from a few days ago? Maybe it wasn’t meant to be a bracelet?? But it sure looks like the perfect accessory. I so enjoy visiting with you through your blog and Instagram. Wishing you a peaceful, relaxing, and productive day.
Mo Malron (author)
Thank you for your nice words Michelle, I plan to share this bracelet pattern here soon.
It looks great!
I would love your jet bag pattern please. It looks darling. I just love reading your blog and all your work.
Serían genial ambos tutorials little bag and black bag too!!!
Gracias por compartirlos!!!! Thank you!!!!
Drinking my morning coffee and vicariously taking a Berlinish Break in South Bend, Indiana. I very much enjoy reading your blog posts and looking at your photographs. I would love the pattern for the black jet bag as I always keep a small bag with my license, credit cards and phone which then goes from large bag to large bag as I work through my week. Thank you.
Mo Malron (author)
Reading your comment and laughing. Same as you in regards to bags BTW. The Black Jet Bag pattern is on my blog todayyyy!
lovely black jet bag pleas
Berlin looks like a truly lovely place to visit. I loved all your photos. I would love to have the pattern for the little bag you made your friends daughter and possible the pattern for the black bag. I love crocheting it relaxes me.
Mo Malron (author)
Thank you Patti, take a look at today’s blog – the pattern is there.
I just happened to stumble upon you and I am so happy I did. I look forward to seeing more of you!