Freitag, 27. März 2015

Birthday Cake

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The little one's birthday was the perfect excuse to knit this awesome cake from Mochimochi. It is from the book Huge & Huggable Mochimochi. Most of the knitting was easy, but time consuming. But there were also some things I did not have knit before, like picking up stitches and knitting an i-cord. I am very proud and happy about the outcome. And that I did make it in time. It took me a bit over a month, but with many pauses.

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Donnerstag, 26. März 2015

Birthday Outfit

Here is, what I wear for the little one's birthday. I did go with the theme of balloons. And magically the rest fit together really well.

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Dress - self-made
Cardigan - vintage
Balloon brooch - Lucky Dip Club
Hair flower - Belle Blossoms
Bracelet - Brighter Bakelite
Shoes - Ebay

Dienstag, 24. März 2015

Balloon Party

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On 7th March we celebrated the little one's first birthday. I was really excited and made plans for it for months. We decided on balloons as a theme. And of course this was no pinterest perfect party I was very proud of myself and enjoyed making everything come together.

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We had the balloon garland, a balloon centerpiece, balloon name cards and I made some balloon decorations for our self-made muffins (which were perfect by the way). The party was a lot of fun, although of course the little one was a bit overwhelmed. I almost can't wait for next year.

Montag, 23. März 2015

Secret Penpal Scavenger Hunt

This year I participated in the Secret Penpal Scavenger Hunt organized by Fab. First here is, what I sent out to janeonthemove:

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I made a little photo tour and then put together a little scrapbook about Halle. Of course I had to make a postal kit. For something old-fashioned I remodeled a notebook and for something quirky I send her a donut necklace from Lucky Dip Club. And because she wrote that she will be Mom soon I got her a cherry pit cushion as a gift. And for something monogrammed I made her this floral letter, inspired by  The Postman's Knock:

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I am very proud of this and if it was not for the tutorial I would never have thought I could make this.

Last week I got the package from my secret pen pal, Luus, and what should I say, it was amazing. First I have to show you the beautiful envelope:

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Isn't it beautiful? And here is what was inside:

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I was so happy. But the best gift were the wooden shoes, because they reminded me of my trip to the Netherlands with my grandparents when I was a child. They bought me such a magnet but in red. I really have to search for it and put these together on my fridge. Thank you so, so much, Luus!

Samstag, 14. Februar 2015

Outfit of the Day

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I wore out my new vintage coat today. It is very warm and looks so glamorous! I bought it from Solanah from Vixen Vintage. She has so many lovely things in her shop, too bad I am short on money. The coat is fake fur and feels more like a blanket, but there was a bit of confusion at the custom office.


Freitag, 13. Februar 2015

Happy Valentine's Day and a new postcard

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I hope you will have a great Valentine's Day, either alone or with your loved ones. As we don't celebrate this as much here in Germany, we will do nothing special.

Above you can see my design for this week's Sunday Postcard Art. I used a tutorial from The Postman's Knock as inspiration. The background is actually a really great gold color, which the scanner ate.

As always, I will give-away this card. Just comment here till Wednesday and I will pick the recipient at random.

Samstag, 7. Februar 2015

Candlemas Postcard

The theme for this weeks Sunday Postcard Art was Candlemas, Imbolc, Groundhog Day. We don't celebrate either here in Germany, but I decided on the Candle. Mostly because I almost immediately had an idea for a candle picture and it was easy and quick to make. The little one has been ill this week, so as he was not in kindergarten I had not a lot of time to make something, without him creating a mess (he really likes to play with Mommy's things and I regularly have to fight for my pens, at least there is hope that he will be craftsy when he gets older).

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For the card I used water colors and masking fluid. It was my first time with masking fluid but everything did go as planned.

Like last week, if you want this postcard, simply comment below. This time I will pick someone at random. Open till Wednesday 8pm German time and shipping is worldwide.