About Liesl
Hi. I’m Liesl (pronounced lee-zul.) I’m 27. I live in rural New Jersey. (Yes, there is such a thing!) The North Western/Skylands part. The land I call home (with my parents, twin brother and grandmother—as well as a few cats and a dog) has been in our family for over a century. I’m a dreamer, a lover, a loner, an ethical vegetarian, a maker of lists and a beauty seeker. I love to read and sew and knit, find and listen to new (and old) music. Lately I’ve become a bit of a budding gardener. My ultimate dream is to live a simple life as a homemaker. A small plot of land with a big garden and a little house with a big kitchen would be ideal.

—Things I Love: The color gray. All things almond. Snow. The Virgin Mary. Franny & Zooey. Autumn. Downton Abbey. Natural Fibers. Greyhounds. Goats. Finding new music. Most everything Icelandic (I hope to visit someday!)

—Things I Hate: Willful ignorance. Meanness. And peeling off a wet bathing suit. (That’s about it. Really.)

About Liesl Made: The Blog
Simply put, this blog is a place for me to share, document (and even hold myself accountable for) things in my life. I blog about various things including sewing, knitting and craft in general; music, books, photography and art; fashion, style and design; gardening and homemaking; recipes and foods.

About Liesl Made: The Shop
From 2006 to early 2012, I ran a little shop (also called Liesl Made) on Etsy. It was great run but I decided to give it up and focus on crafting for myself and family and friends for a while.

Be Kind.
I put a lot work into this space here (all the content and photos and words.) Please don’t take anything without asking or properly linking back here. I also do my best to link back and give credit where credit is due. If you see a mistake in my linking or inappropriate usage of any material, let me know. I will fix it or remove it.

Also please understand that a blog is just a window into a person’s life or rather I should say: the tip of the iceberg. I control what all I share here in this space. Please respect that before you judge. And think of Thumper before you comment. (And that is a decent lesson elsewhere online and in life!)

Still Curious? Want to say Hi?
If you have any questions or comments, feel free to email me or simply comment anywhere on the blog and I’ll be sure to get back to you!

You can also find me here:

18 Responses to “About”

  1. 1 Lucas September 10, 2008 at 5:56 am

    Hi Liesl!

    You’re reading Against the Grain? Wow, very nice! Hope to stop by new Jersey sometime soon – of course, if you ever make it over here, you’re more than welcome!

  2. 2 Samantha September 25, 2008 at 10:21 pm

    Hi! I love your creations, and I like your hand quilted spiral quilt. I’m about to take a look at lieslmade.com. Mmmmm.. there is nothing here yet but I think you are inspiring me to get my crafts going and get them onto etsy. Thaaaank youuu!!!! :)

  3. 3 Samantha September 25, 2008 at 10:30 pm

    I just looked at your flickr…. I am now a Leisl art follower.

  4. 4 adriane s. May 30, 2009 at 10:17 pm

    Hmmn, I can’t *not* be a follower as a fellow 20-somthing twin. Power to ya.

  5. 5 Mary Anne August 6, 2009 at 12:12 am

    Hello! I guess a year or so ago you had a great tutorial on how to make those folded star hot pads. I still read compliments about your tutorial, but can’t seem to find it now. Is there any chance you would be willing to share those instructions again?

  6. 6 yuphorix September 8, 2009 at 10:52 pm

    Tell me if I’m wrong…

    But, judging from the photo’s I’ve seen on your page, I would surmise that your environment is a perfect place for you to draw inspirational elements to incorporate in your designs and creations (wow… what a nerdy sentence with possible run-ons). If it is, then I am quite envious of you… there are very few people that have the opportunity to do what they want (and love) to do, and be able to do it all in an environment that’s beneficial to their work. Even if you are only 20-something, you are an inspiration to everyone regardless of age.

    Anyways, I don’t seriously talk like what I typed above… I just wanted to say nice work!

  7. 7 adjicaem September 9, 2009 at 2:29 am

    Your creations are soooo fantastic! Love it!

  8. 8 Arjen September 9, 2009 at 8:21 am

    Lies, nice blog!

  9. 9 Ade Irma Rahayu September 20, 2009 at 8:52 am

    I do love yours!

  10. 10 Debora Rocha October 27, 2010 at 9:18 am

    I was reading your profile I wonder where you live, finds inspiration in the home environment of nature, animals, water, blue sky, family … I think his dwelling house is a beautiful place, important man needs to live. Outside of New Jersey, I know of outside of my country, I live in Brazil, Sao Paulo inner city call my Araraquara, I was born here, I have been married for 11 years, have two sons aged 18 and Natalie Gustavo at 12. My abode is a small apartment of 82 m², my activity is artesnato and take care of my children are my treasures. I bring God into the heart and He who keeps me up and gives strength to continue on my way. I loved to know a little of his life, as is living large house with family, pets, take the field as I think is very good backyard. I have not seen their work, I will do with great care, hope you like me. Visit my blog and please leave me a message. I really liked you. A kiss and God bless you and your entire house.
    With affection, hug!

    Debora Rocha
    email: debora_rocha3005@hotmail.com
    Blog: debora-rocha.blogfspot.com

  11. 11 scriptorobscura December 27, 2010 at 1:34 pm

    Very nice blog :)

  12. 12 Meg Kavanagh Designs March 29, 2012 at 10:02 am

    Loving your blog :-)

  13. 15 IoanaPsi September 11, 2012 at 12:35 pm

    Dear Liesl,

    because I really enjoy reading your blog, I nominated you for One lovely blog award- http://terrapeuticadesign.wordpress.com/2012/09/11/one-lovely-blog-award/ (even if my blog is in Romanian, I hope my intention overcomes the language barrier).

    wishing you all the best!!

  14. 17 lovinghomemade September 23, 2012 at 4:07 am

    Love your blog so have nominated you for the Addictive Blog Award! http://lovinghomemade.com/2012/09/23/addictive-blog-award/

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