Freitag, 11. April 2014

Scrapbook

Since I was a child I had to collect all kind of paper scraps that I found pretty or holt precious memories. Over the time I had quite a box full of these. So some while ago I decided to put these all in an album. Today I want to share some of the finished pages.

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Donnerstag, 3. April 2014

Lifesaver

Sometimes it's the little things that count. Like this pacifier which the little one finally liked after refusing all others. It saved me some nerves the last days when he was in a bad mood.

Mittwoch, 2. April 2014

More Pens

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When I discovered that the Muji pens are missing some colors I bought these felt tipped pens at Etsy. And I think these are great for the price. The have a really fine tip and there are so many colors. But now I have enough pens to last me a while.

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Montag, 31. März 2014

Nursing pads

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Because I am no big fan of disposable things, but my bought ones are not nearly enough to keep me dry, I made myself some nursing pads. Fortunately I had everything at home. I even managed to make them despite having a grumpy little one, who did not want to sleep at all.

I simply cut circles out of a molton fabric and then layered two of these and a cotton fabric. Then I sewed all this together with my serger. Easy and quick! I was a bit lazy and did not cut circles out of the cotton,  but used my serger to cut it in shape. So I saved some time.


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I now have nine pairs of selfmade ones and three bought ones. I hope these will keep me dry at least for some days.

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Sonntag, 30. März 2014

Muji Gel Pens

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Of course I had to have some fancy pens for my filofax and who makes better pens than the Japanese? So I bought this set of Muji gel pens.

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These pens are really expensive, especially when you have to order them from their website. I wish I had a store near me.

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The pens have a very thin tip and write really smoothly. I use the black one most often and like how it writes. What is a bit odd about this set is the choice of colors. You have several pink and blue ones, but no yellow or brown. This was not so clear on the website, so I was a bit disappointed when it arrived.

All in all the pens are nice, but I am not sure if they are worth the price. I would repurchase the black one alone, but only if I could buy it in a store. Unfortunately there are not many Muji stores in Germany.

Samstag, 29. März 2014

Advent Calendar

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I started this project four years ago, but only finished it recently. The first year I only did the embroidery, the second year I think I did the tree and last year I stitched on the buttons and began to put together the ornaments. But then the present making did come first and I only managed to finish six ornaments. Finally this week I did make the rest. So for the next christmas the advent calendar is ready to be used. Maybe the little one will have fun with it.

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I plan to make some other ornaments in the future, so that it does not become boring.

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The embroidery pattern is by Wild Olive

Freitag, 28. März 2014

Roses

Got these flowers when we were in hospital. Aren't they beautiful?

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