Friday, April 17, 2015

DIY Beaded Tassel Necklace




Actually I don’t do projects to one theme twice, or let me think… yes in fact I did that before. But anyway, working with tassels turned out to be huge fun and so you guys will see another project with these cute embellishments, this time paired with beads. Which reminds me that I definitely have to craft some more with beaded necklaces or bracelets. This project here took some time because I had to work out a scheme for the necklaces beforehand, so everything would fit together in the end.

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Inspiration: Succulents



As I have stated some time last week, I’m not so very good with plants. It’s not that I don’t like them, oh I like them a lot, but it seems I am not their favourite person to water them. To be honest, I don’t even talk to my plants, I don’t see a point in talking to someone who doesn’t answer or even looks like he’s understood me. I know that with cats and dogs it’s different (I guess I would talk to my cat if I had one), but plants aren’t as fluffy and cute as a pet. They’re even spiky if you have a cactus. And the closest I came to a plant was last week when I bought an aloe vera and called it Vera.

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Sweet Sunday: Probably the best and easiest Apple Cake



I think it’s been a long time since I’ve baked something at all, especially since my mum is like a baking genius (seriously) and I simply don’t need to. Well actually I make quiches and the occasional banana bread, but I am definitely more into cooking (because you mostly don’t have to stick to the recipe too closely and throw in anything you want) than into baking. But some occasions demand doing things I don’t usually do, and this occasion is my boyfriend’s birthday today. Personally I think that last year’s football shaped chocolate butter-cream cake is pretty hard to top, although it was almost impossible to eat more than one slice and you have to shut down conscience telling you just how many calories you’ve just ingested. But it looked amazing. So this year the cake will be a bit lighter on the calorie side and a bit fruitier and for me definitely easier to bake. I got the recipe from a good friend of mine, tried it once last year and was positively pleased that it was so easy and the outcome was a rich and moist flavour. Let’s go:

Monday, April 6, 2015

Urban: London Experience






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So London...what can I say? It was a blast, an expensive, diversified and exciting experience. And expensive, I can say that! I mean, the euro-pound exchange rate is awful, so that I ended up spending almost 400 Euros for everything (flight excluded). But I don’t want to talk money here; I want to talk about the places I’ve seen and the things I ate and all the coffees I drank. One thing about me: If you want lure me with anything, it’s food. And coffee.

Monday, March 30, 2015

New: Things I Love: March



 After a weekend of mostly staying at home and a Sunday staying in bed watching the rain patter against my window and Interstellar on my laptop my last week before uni starts. I think I’ve never done this before, staying in my pyjamas all day long, not caring how I look, doing nothing serious and enjoying the luxury of a delivery service. And taking a nap, soo good. But after a weekend without crafting anything, my fingers are itching and I really have to get something done before my trip to London on Wednesday. I’m really excited, although the flight will surely feel odd to me. Thus I’m not really excited about the flight…

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

DIY Tassel Necklace


 

This week my final two weeks of semester vacation have started, with the highlight of three days in London next week. As the serious side of life begins again with uni, with me writing my Bachelor thesis this semester, I try to craft as many projects as possible and blog as much as I can before my free time runs out. Well, I actually haven’t got that many seminars, but you never know with how much work you eventually end up and I have to work out a new schedule for everything. But I’m rather positive for I never seem to run out of ideas (yay!).

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Inspiration: Tassels


Tassels! Bows! Rhinestones! Studs! There are so many ways to embellish a piece of fabric, may it be a shirt, a purse or even jewellery. Depending on your style you can choose whatever you want; rhinestones for a more glamorous appearance, studs for a rocking attitude and bows for something cute and girly. And tassels? I remember them hanging at the end of the rope holding together thick curtains, so for me they have a rather dusty and old reputation.