Friday, December 13, 2013
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As Christmas Eve is just a couple of days away one naturally starts thinking about what to wear on this special occasion. Or you just don't - it's really just a matter of personal likes and I really really like to indulge in dressing up sometimes. And what's a better opportunity than such a festive season we have at hand right now? Christmas parties, dinners, family gatherings and whatnot...time to check your wardrobe or go hunting for some special pieces! I did a little virtual shopping on my own and came up with this - I like the colour combination of white, black and gold and I think I'm going to do something similar myself...
Friday, December 6, 2013
Inspired and motivated by last week's post I decided to dig out my beloved chocolate cookie recipe, which actually is a sort of heirloom from my former English and history teacher, and after a rather long struggle I was finally alowed to publish it. I have to say that these cookies are a nice reminder of my former school time (when everything was so easy), so I smile every time I make them. I know that they're not very festive but they're one of the few kinds I cannot get enough of. They're definitely nothing for the low-fat longing calorie hunters among us, but I'm convinced that especially now we can treat ourselves to some fine sweets.
Tuesday, November 26, 2013
Recipes from top to bottom: Meringues with Rhubarb Curd and Rosehip | Super-Duper Chocolate Kisses | Caramel Apple Cookies | Almond Chocolate Thumbprint Cookies | Cranberry Coconut Citrus Christmas Cookies | Orange and Ricotta Crackle Cookies | Cherry Almond Shortbread Cookies | Amaretti | Cinnamon Swirl Cookies | Lemon Sugar Cookie Sandwiches
Seeing my mother baking her first christmas cookies this year made me realize that it's been a long time since I baked myself, but before I dug out my old recipes I decided to hunt down some new inspiration regarding christmas cookies. And what a wonderful thing the internet is! I was quite overwhelmed by the amount of recipes, but here are the ones I find most interesting. Now I only need some time to try all of those...
Friday, November 22, 2013
I actually had the idea for this necklace on my flight to Vienna last January flipping through a magazine, so it took me rather a long time to finally craft this thing. I Have to say that finding the right amount of golden pearls in the right size (and for the right prize) might have played a role in this delay. Anyway, I finally had time for it this week and realized that this was definitely one of the projects requiring some time and effort and patience. But as usual I'd say that it was worth it.
Friday, November 8, 2013
A couple of months ago I wrote how much I was looking forward to Isabel Marant’s collection for the Swedish fashion house and I really could not wait to find out what everyone was going to be wearing from November 14th on. For there are always some pieces you find floating around the city of which you know exactly where they are coming from (like this incredibly cool black and white scarf from said fashion house everybody seems to be wearing) and I find myself in the situation where I seriously debate whether I should refrain from buying it because well, every fricking body has it. But that is just one of my little problems.
More important: The launch of Marant’s collection is getting nearer and nearer and since I will not be standing outside H&M at eight in the morning (I have my dignity) I really want to know if it will be worth it dropping by at all. Lucky for me pictures of the few pieces went viral a few weeks ago, so I had the opportunity to check them out and of course share them with you!
Tuesday, November 5, 2013
It is currently raining outside, the wind is blowing and it already feels like an Arctic winter has arrived here. Time to stay inside, make a cuppa tea und put on some warm socks, unless you have to go outside, perhaps for some unfathomable reason like uni. So you have to put aside all the adverse feelings for this weather and brace yourself. Lucky for me I have always been keen on handiwork and I have my grandma living right next to me, so it’s not that far fetched to learn some basics in crocheting and knitting straight from the horse’s mouth so to speak. Knitting and crocheting for me is the ideal occupation for cold autumn and winter evenings, for it gives your hands something to do while your mind can wander from here to there. Plus it has become rather popular in the recent years, what with all the magazines offering knitting patterns. So head over to the next store and stock up with some fluffy wool and needles.
I have rediscovered crocheting for myself in the last year. While I hated doing it in elementary school (and the outcome was exactly looking like it) I now find it quite fun and it was my first step before I was brave enough to test myself on knitting. So I basically started with this frontlet out of some left over yarn and found that it was ridiculously easy to do!
Tuesday, October 29, 2013
1. Plaster Dipped Flower Votives by designmom | 2. Painted Porcelain in Copper, Black and White by nicestthings | 3. Mason Jar Candle Holders by bubbyandbean | 4. Clay Leaf Bowls by urbancomfort | 5. Puff Stitch Wrist Warmers by littlethingsblogged | 6. Gold Geo No-Carve Pumpkins by lovelyindeed | 7. Quick Knit Mug Warmer by limberlina | 8. Vintage Porcelain Candle by vintagebyvero
I guess it is time for me to do something autumnal, what with all the red and orange leaves on the ground, the autumn sun, all those odours and spices in the air. You see, I love this season very much (actually not that much when it’s raining and I have to leave the house) and the Internet is full of all these kinds of ideas of decorating your house and preparing yourself for the colder days. So I went some idea and inspiration hunting and came up with some cute autumn DIYs, some of which are surely potential future projects.