Articles by Veronica

About Veronica (166 Articles)
Veronica is the founder of With one foot in the past and one in the future she takes inspiration from older aesthetics and ideas to apply them in updated form today. She is passionate about teaching timeless skills and believes that the world needs more polymaths.

Mittens part 2

Today I started on the real mittens. I’m still sticking to shorter descriptions since I want to summarize it all in one larger how-to post describing all steps in detail. First of all I had to adjust the small issues with the original pattern, namely widen the thumb part in one place and add [...]

4th December 2014

Mittens part 1

I told you a few days ago that I was choosing materials for a pair of mittens (based on the Gardar mitten). Today I started working on them, but since I only had a sketch to work with and no proper pattern I thought I’d do things the right way this time = make a prototype before cutting in [...]

3rd December 2014

Set your goals high

So I said I would reveal a bit more about the goal with this blog. As you can see in the description about me I work with translations, copy writing and voice-over. But I have also revealed some of my other interests such as historical handicrafts, music, Permaculture, food/drinks, philosophy, [...]

2nd December 2014

Widen your perspective

Trying to look wider on things. Trying out new angles. Trying another perspective. From high above, big obstacles seem small. From a distance, the great possibilities stand out in the [...]

1st December 2014

Craftsy Day

Today has been a day full of Yule preparations. I haven’t celebrated much the last 10 years – or actually, what I have been celebrating has more been the winter solstice. I count that as the natural new year’s celebration. The more I learn about the existing traditions and [...]

30th November 2014


Well, not as in spiritual/philosophical illumination. More as in the creation of beautiful manuscripts. You couldn’t see it that well on the post from yesterday with the glögg bottle, but the tag was something I did just to get my mind off work for a bit. I’m no good with drawing, but [...]

28th November 2014

Mulled Wine – Glögg in three different varieties

Here are three recipes of mulled wine that I have developed through experimenting with different types of wine and spices over the years. It’s the perfect winter drink for evenings in front of the fireplace. I used to sell these three types in my previous project Quinta da Mandrágora in [...]

27th November 2014

Make something beautiful today!

Above is an image from selecting some material to use for a pair of winter mittens I’m making. I figured out that I don’t have any warmer gloves/mittens for winter, so I want to make a pair myself. I’ve had a look at some reconstructions of historical gloves that were described [...]

27th November 2014


Today I had kind of a revelation regarding what this blog project will morph into. I have wanted to take it further than being just an appendix of my writing and voice business and today I finally figured out how I can convert it all into the project of my dreams. The project that incorporates all [...]

26th November 2014

Baked Red Kuri Squash

Halloween may have already passed, but even if this looks like a pumpkin, the Red Kuri is actually a type of winter squash. The cool thing about it is that you can eat the peel too, which makes it easier to prepare than most pumpkins. Here is a recipe that I improvised a while ago when I got this [...]

20th November 2014

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