Freitag, 30. Januar 2015

Robert Burns Postcard

With my interest in snail mail it was no long way to making mail art. I am fairly new to this and my works are not the best, but it is fun.

There is a site called Sunday Postcard Art, which gives you a theme for a self-made postcard every week. This week the theme was Robert Burns. I am not familiar with his works, but I chose a line from one of his poems.

Here is my card:

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And here is the deal. I will send out this postcard to the first person, who comments on this post. I will send worldwide. Simply comment and leave your email address so that I can contact you.

Maybe I will make this into a weekly feature.

Mittwoch, 28. Januar 2015

Watercolors

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On Monday was my Grandma's birthday and because we could not visit her I sent her a little surprise package. In the package were some party gadgets, just for fun, a picture frame with photos of the little one and a self-made greeting card. The card was my first try at watercolors. The tutorial is from The Postman's Knock, a great site, which lured me into buying a lot of art stuff. But I love painting with watercolors. I have so much to learn, but it is so much fun. You really should check out her site. She has great tutorials, which are very beginner friendly.

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Freitag, 2. Januar 2015

Happy New Year

If anybody still reads my blog, I wish you all a happy new year. This year I am really looking forward to the new year.

I am very sorry that I did not write an entry for this long. Life just got in my way. First the little one got a lot more active and I had to watch him more and more. He is now trying to stand while holding on to everything he can reach. It is so cute. He is such an active little guy and wants to discover everything. Only his toys he finds somehow boring, because he prefers to play with our stuff (preferably my smartphone, he likes to chew on it). In October he started kindergarten, so that I could continue my studies. I had hoped this would leave me some time for blogging and all the other stuff, but I did not count in all the illnesses he would bring home. I had a flu now three times in three months and some other health problems (I fear due to being to energetic after the flu). I tried to at least finish all the necessary stuff, but this was not blogging.

Taking photos was also difficult when you have a baby at home. And my outfits were more on the practical side, too. I even have three dresses and some new vintage items I did not show you, which I hope to do soon.

But there were also some really good moments the last months. I am happy each day that the little one is making good progress. He laughs so much and it is amazing to see his development. Babies change such a lot in such a short time. I can't believe that soon one year is over. But I am also looking forward to planning a party.

I discovered snail mailing again. I always had some pen pals for at least ten years, but this year I started to look for new ones. Now I have a lot of letters to answer and I feel a bit bad, it does take me so long, but it is also fun to write and receive letters. I am also researching calligraphy and lettering after seeing a lot of great pictures. And in November I participated in Snail Mail My Email, which was hard work, but also much fun.

Last year I fell in love with Doctor Who. Together with my boyfriend I watched almost all of the new seasons and we have now great insider jokes.

In September we were on holiday at the Baltic Sea. It was a great week and I felt so good be away from home after being at home so long. Really I was so happy when university started in October and I got out of the house. I think, I could never be a stay at home Mom. It is such not who I am. I love my little boy, but I need something else in my life too.

So, this were some updates on my life. We had a nice christmas only a bit shadowed by the flu and a good start into 2015. And now I am looking forward to the next twelve months being a Mom, reading, writing letters, crafting and hopefully sharing about all of this on this blog.

All the best wishes to you!

Freitag, 8. August 2014

New haircut

Yesterday a friend of mine cut my hair. It is a bit shorter now then I planned, but I like it.

Donnerstag, 7. August 2014

Globe Theatre Romeo & Juliet

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Again a bit of culture for Mommy. I love Shakespeare and this version is really well done. The actors are great and costumes and set are amazing. I really enjoyed to watch this. Although it was a bit difficult for me, being all in English (Shakespeare is one of the few exceptions were I prefer the German translation). One day I want to see a play live at the Globe Theatre.

Mittwoch, 6. August 2014

My Washi Tape

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Of course I could not resist the trend of washi tape. But they are so expensive! Fortunately I found some  affordable alternatives at Ikea and a local coffee shop (Tchibo) some while ago. Tchibo had some new tapes last month. I will show you these soon.

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Dienstag, 5. August 2014

New Butterick Patterns

Butterick published some new patterns, but only one caught my attention - B6094 by Gertie


It looks somewhat boring from the front. Like the typical 50s dress. But look at that back, it's gorgeous!


Although I decided to sew only from a handful of pattern in the near future, I think I have to have this pattern.