Montag, 31. März 2014

Nursing pads


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.




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


Sonntag, 30. März 2014

Muji Gel Pens


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.


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


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


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.


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


The embroidery pattern is by Wild Olive

Freitag, 28. März 2014


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




Mittwoch, 26. März 2014

Eco-Friendly Crafting with Kids by Kate Lilley


I know it is still a bit early for crafting with the little one, but I thought a crafting book for the future could not hurt. This book has really great and simple crafting ideas. A lot of them are not new and I discovered some things from my own childhood. But this does not bother me, because often the simple things are the best and really who can remember all things from childhood? A little reminder is always welcome.


I can't wait till the little one is old enough for this, but until then I enjoy that he is so small and easy to handle.

Montag, 24. März 2014

Stamps and stamp ink

I am currently in a stamp mood and so I ordered these cute matryoshka stamps and some black stamp ink. The ink is great. It is really black and you can use it for very detailed stamps.


The matryoshkas are cute but a bit difficult to stamp. I think I still have to get used to them. But I am really happy with this purchase and hopefully have time soon to use it.


With my purchase I also got a lot of goodies, which made me really happy. I bought the stamps and the ink here.

Sonntag, 23. März 2014

Julekuler by Arne & Carlos


I know it is far too late or far too early for christmas stuff, but I wanted to show you this book nonetheless. In this book the nice looking guys from the cover show you how to knit christmas baubles. I think this is a great idea and I plan on making some for next christmas and to teach myself colorwork.


The book is in German and unfortunately there seems to be no English translation. But if you can read German you should check it out.

Samstag, 22. März 2014

Hand sewing machine

Another thing I inherited from my Grandmother is this hand sewing machine. It is made to repair things on clothes. It seems to have been used. I did not test it, but isn't it cute!




Freitag, 21. März 2014

The Vintage Sweets Book by Angel Adoree


I got this book by my boyfriend for Valentine's Day. It is the third book by Angel Adoree and as always the overall layout is simply adorable. I could spent days only browsing through her books.


This time it is all about sweets. The recipes are interesting, but I am not sure if want to make a lot of them. Maybe it's only my lazyness. But it is nice to have such a book in case I want to make something. If you are interested in making your own sweets you should get the book, because it is a great addition to any bookshelf. Many of the recipes would make great gifts.


I fear I will not have time to try anything from the book soon, but hopefully someday this will happen.

Donnerstag, 20. März 2014

The Worst WItch and the Wishing Star by Jill Murphy


I am a huge Worst Witch fan. I loved the TV series when I was a child and only discovered the books some years ago. Despite being children books I really enjoy reading them and of course I had to have the newest book.

This time I think Mildred really made a development, which I liked very much. She grows up and this is nice. Otherwise it would be quite boring. The book was entertaining, but maybe a bit more uneventful than the other ones. But this did not bother me. I liked the book and enjoyed reading it. Hopefully Jill Murphy will come up with another one soon.

I would give this book 4/5 stars.

Mittwoch, 19. März 2014

My Grandmother's Kitchenware

When my Grandmother died last year I inherited some of her kitchenware. I love them, they are so pretty.






Sonntag, 9. März 2014

Big News

I only want to let you know, that my little bundle of joy was born on Friday. We are in the hospital right know. All is well. See you soon.

Freitag, 7. März 2014

Spring Issue of Vintage Life Magazine


The new Vintage Life Magazine is out and this time it's all about spring. As usual there are great clothes on display. I wish I had the money to buy some of them.

Mittwoch, 5. März 2014

Wives and Daughters by Elizabeth Gaskell


 I got this book by my Mom and was at first not sure if I really wanted to read it. But I am really glad I did, because this was really entertaining.

The main character of the book is Molly, who lives in a little English town in the 1830s. It is the story of her growing up to a young woman with all the challenges life has to offer, first love, broken heart and the loss of a loved one. The book is mostly about the characters, their habits and development, not about the story. There is not so much that happens, but you get a good insight at the character's feelings. I really enjoyed the book, despite it being very long. Molly is very a likeable person. She is a nice and loveable character, but not perfect. I hate characters which are all good and clever and pretty and so on. Molly is nice and she is clever, but she is no super-human. She has her flaws and so is a very real character.

I would give this book 5/5 stars.