Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Inspiration: The ideal birthday wish list

The act of giving and receiving gifts seems to be more important as a child than as an adult, or maybe it has shifted its meaning. I am thinking of the night before christmas when you are struggling to fall asleep, hoping for everything you wished for and then the moment you tear open the wrapping paper with that sparkle in your eyes - just to find socks or underwear. No I'm just kidding. But then you grow older and more worldly-wise and don't want to know anything of these childish things. What I mean is this (and I know it, too): Material gifts are not as important as non-material gifts and giving a present with a thought behind it is the best you can do. That's an ideal thought and very mature. As a child you have this exact picture in your head of something you want and you want to have it, but I think as I grow older I don't want anything in particular but rather something given to me that shows me that the person has thought about it and that I would like it and that it would fit to me, no matter what price. But that's just my opinion. Personally I am excited as a child when giving a self-made present to someone, and I still kinda fear they won't like it. 
Aaanyway, to come to a fairly related point: It is my birthday in about a month and I have been asked what I wanted as a present. My first thought was: I don't know what I want. My second: I don't really need anything. And my third: Okay, there are a few things I want, but I have a rather expensive taste for my student wage, so that's that. BUT: A girl can dream...and make an ideal birthday wish list.










Okay, that kind of took on a life of its own...but that's the advantage of virtual window shopping: you don't have to pay for anything! And I think you can see that I have a thing for gold...well.



Thursday, July 31, 2014

DIY Baroque Blackboard Frame



Hello there! As promised on Tuesday I am back with fresh material and ready to share!
When planning to decorate my new flat I knew I was going to place a few DIYs around the rooms, just to give them a personal touch and because it's waaay cheaper making them yourself than buying them at the store. And of course because it's just huge fun. This project I started still living at my parent's flat. I knew which colour I would choose for the walls, especially for one of my bedroom's walls (dove gray - loving it!), so I tried to match the frame's colour with my dove gray wall. Normally I'm not that into yellow, but it's going perfectly with the grey! Of course for your own frame you can choose any colour that's matching your wall. The blackboard frame its really easy to craft and what I like most about it is that you can write and draw anything you want on it, little love notes, quotes, doodles, even your grocery list. It's a universal piece of decoration for creative people!

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

I'm back!



Okay guys, I guess I owe you an apology for leaving you waiting for so long and I really am so so sorry! As I have written in my previous post (which is freakishly old), I have moved into a new flat and started living on my own. Which sounds like an excuse - but I guess it has been the whole package of moving my stuff, decorating (as I said, huge fun) and adapting to a new life involving cleaning, grocery shopping, ironing, cooking... But that's actually quite cool. Oh and there's the thing with studying and reading sooo much and writing papers and..I don't want to sound whiny, so I have to say: I am really enjoying it here. But the creative part kind of got in the background in the long run, which does not mean that I did not have ideas (tons!) but I really did not find the time to put them into practice....until now! Finally I have some time to live out my creative mind and it feels so so good. So you'll be seeing a few things in the next weeks, whatever comes to my mind, so stay tuned!
By the way, here are a few impressions of my flat. Just for your inspiration and maybe you can say what you think of it?




 

 


Stay tuned for the next DIY, which has got something to do with one of these pictures...

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Inspiration: Home Interior


 
I think that in another life I would have been an interior designer, because it is just huge fun to decorate, select colours and home accessories. Of course, it's so much easier spending other people's money on things like expensive vases, designer pieces and lamps but I've found that depending on a certain budget makes you much more creative in your decisions. And of course, being a crafty person can make your home a very special place with lots of beautiful pieces which nobody else has. So I am currently living out this interior-design-gene of mine and plan how to furnish my new flat, which happens to be available next sunday. I guess I have not yet realized what a huge step this will be for me, since it's my very first own place to live. So I am very excited and yet a bit terrified about how this will work out in the end. We'll see.  
Anyways, I have lots of ideas in my head which I try to bring about resting upon limited space and money. So far everything has been going peachy and I was able to buy the main furniture last week, tearing a huge hole in my wallet. But if having a place for myself is the goal this is worth every cent. As I always say Pinterest is a perfect inspiration source when it comes to crafting, furnishing, clothes...actually everything you can think of. So before I developed my plans I naturally went there first to find some ideas on what would fit together. I came up with this:

Saturday, March 29, 2014

DIY Simple Jewellery Set



I am really enjoying my free time at the moment, just before I am about to move into a new flat. Actually my first flat and I am as excited as I can be. I mean, furnishing can be so much fun! Choosing colours, furniture, decoration...that makes spending a lot of money a lot less painful, although it's not so very exciting to buy a washing machine. Washing machines are no fun, because, who actually likes to do the laundry and iron? Anyways, besides learning just how much stuff you need when moving in (Clothes pegs? Whisk? Dustbin?) and spending my time at work I try to do some creative things. My new flat will actually benefit from these, you'll see.
Now to this post: At the beginning of this year I have made a post about some projects I wanted to do in the following months to come and I finally had some time to do this one here. As I said before I really like simple and clean jewellery, especially in gold. And this set is so easy to craft!

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Style Sheet: Men's Spring Style


 1 Laundered Chambray Shirt | 2 CANTEEN Contrast Effect Chelsea Boot | 3 Levi's® 511 SLIM | 4 Grant Chronograph Stainless Steel Watch | 5 Original Wayfarer | 6 Goosecraft Leather Jacket

So it may seem a little odd to you that I am suddenly posting men’s fashion after crafting girly stuff all the time. Fact is, I like a bit of diversion sometimes and who does not like a well-dressed man? And there are so many possibilities from shirts to leather jackets (love those) to shoes…So if the male counterpart in your life wants to go shopping with you for the next time, maybe you’ll have this kind of outfit in mind. I’m almost a hundred percent sure that I will hear some sort of response to this post (and this person may feel directly addressed right now). Hope you are inspired!

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

DIY Hair Ribbon




Inspired by a tutorial I saw on one of my favourite Blogs (Mr. Kate – worth a visit!) I decided to make my own version which could be called a little bit more complicated for it takes more time and intuition, but I am a person who does not really trust the glue. Take some of your grandma's old buttons, single pearls and whatever you find and think is beautiful - everything can be used.