Friday, September 26, 2014

DIY Fashion Wall Art



Here I am again! A few weeks have passed again since I have written the last time, days I spent celebrating my 22nd birthday (wonderful day with wonderful people), travelling to Hamburg with a dear friend for Reeperbahn Festival – such good music, I will write about that later – and of course working on my last and most important paper for Uni. I’m a bit exhausted I have to say, although I intend to have it finished by the end of next week my semester will start again on Monday after that. Sooo, some stressful semester break that was, I guess I need a break from that break. And the weather I slowly getting colder, leaving me with a cold apartment (my heater isn’t working) and the sudden want of hot chocolate, tea and curling up on the sofa. Since the supermarkets are already storing Christmas treats I am mentally heading straight towards my favourite time of the year. However, fall is coming first and no, I am not into pumpkin! Although there is one pumpkin soup I liked which my friend’s mother made once…aaanyway, now is the time when I am being home more often instead of outside, so it’s time to make my apartment comfy and realise some of my further ideas. There is one decoration project I did earlier this year, something very easy but looking so very great on my bedroom walls.

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Fashion Love: Fall 2014 Trend Report




A trend, as in the sense of a fad, is a temporary thing one encounters when dealing with fashion matters whatever the sort. Some may say trends rule the minds of a large share of women, but one thing is for sure: Fashion industry is based on setting new trends and reinventing or even copying old trends. And another thing is certain: To follow all trends is close to impossible or requires a large purse, and it definitely takes a lot of endurance.


Wednesday, August 27, 2014

DIY Golden Ring Cluster Necklace




If there is one thing you can count on always complaining about, it’s the weather. The funny thing is, when it’s rainy and cold outside (like yesterday, the day before...) you seem to forget the nice and hot days, which is rather sad. But I have to say that these were very few this year, and I’m still hopefully counting on a golden fall while most of my friends are enjoying their summer vacation. Anyway, I am kind of forced to stay inside (besides the mandatory trip to the grocery store and the few occasions I can eat with my family- yay, free food!) and when I am not working on my papers I’m trying to be kind of creative. Did a lot of hand-sewing over the last two weeks, crafting some jewellery and so on and came across a rather oldish project of mine which I haven’t posted online yet. Which is funny because there are another one or two I haven’t posted but worn on several times – I sometimes kind of forget to make a post about them and then move on to the next project (definitely have to change that!).

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: