Again this is a project I wanted to do for ages. Ages. It just sat there in the corner of my mind (or better on a page of my notebook), waiting to be materialized. But you know how these things come, other projects fit better and then time goes by and then…well. And then I had to find the right leather in the fitting colour and the studs needed to be shipped from China (that made me think a bit actually), but finally I had everything at hand and then the whole crafting only took me about 30 minutes. So it’s basically a really simple DIY, but with the right materials can look quite precious and expensive. And I mean that. Such a bracelet can easily cost 30 Euros; at least it does in my favourite boutique. What a wonderful thing to be a crafty person or have a crafty person in your circle of friends!
Saturday, January 25, 2014
Sunday, January 12, 2014
The beginning of a new year is often the opportunity to start fresh into your life, widen your horizons, make plans and changes. Yes, a new year is always a good place to start something, may it be the resolution to finally start at this fitness club just around the corner or the strong will to quit smoking (okay, these are clichés). Or it may be just the small changes that will have an impact on your life in the following year – learning to be patient, trying to enjoy every single day of the week, making time for yourself even if it’s just for an hour or living in the moment without thinking of tomorrows duties. There’s an endless list of things I would like to do and maybe try to change in 2014 and I will definitely remind myself to work on them.
Which brings me to the actual reason for this post: Lately if been very busy with studying, Christmas occupations and a hell load of other stuff so there wasn’t much time to do anything at all concerning my project of heart. Which certainly does not mean I am not planning and plotting out things which I would like to do the moment I finally have time for them. What all this has got to do with new year’s and this post is the following: I always have a few ideas in store for later projects and all these things I have seen which I would like to do myself and at the begin of this still rather fresh year I wanted to share a few of these ideas with you and perhaps explain at a point how you could do them yourself (before I do them).
Wednesday, December 25, 2013
Time for me to finally catch my breath just one little bit after some rather exhausting but beautiful Christmas season with a hell of a feast yesterday. So while I was rolling through the flat I thought it was time for yet another piece of jewellery which is so easy to craft and looks so very precious. A perfect diversion for days like these, between enjoying one or two good films and eating yesterday’s remnants.
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.