Samstag, 24. Dezember 2011

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas to everyone. 
No Christmas tree for me. But at least my lamp does look Christmas-like :)

Donnerstag, 22. Dezember 2011

last preparations

So I'm running out of time. It's the 22nd of December and I'm not done with all my presents. Means: My room looks like a fabric-colour-ribbon-pearl-bomb has just exploded. Better don't imagine it. It is terrible. 
Anyway. Apart of me being totally slightly out of time and space I managed to get my Christmas cards done this morning (as well as sending three parcels and the ones for my grandpa, a good friend and my aunt!)

I tried out linocut for the first time and I do like it. It's easy and a good way to keep calm during learning sessions trying to avoid the process itself. The only thing is: you have to remember that the parts you remove are not printed and the ones you leave will be!
I used my doilies as an inspiration and just started in the centre.

To print I went down to my moms studio and used her colours. I don’t know the specific name of the colours but I think they are just normal acryl(?) ones. My mum actually came into the room after I started and was all like: “Ähm. Those are not the right colours!” I also did not use the right paper or the right equipment. So anyone who actually knows how to do it right: Please don’t read on

Apply the colour to your "stencil". (The picture is taken after removing my paper)

 Place your paper

Make sure that your colour is evenly spread

ready (and it does work without all those special stuff!)

they look like little tunnels but the will unroll themself as soon as they are dry

Btw: This was the view out of my window when I woke up Tuesday morning.

By now all the snow is gone. Only rain is left :(
I do not like winter if there is no snow!
At least it isn't so cold...

Samstag, 17. Dezember 2011

more masking tape

Ok. So I'm not just crazy about crafting but also about craft supplies. I seriously think there is nothing better than shopping for craft supplies; pens, scissors, ribbons, doilies and so on. I love it!

Three months ago I discovered washi tape. It's colourful and fun to work with, and usable for pretty much everything. To come to a point. Unfortunately, it isn't cheap. So I had to wait for an occasion when I could afford some more. This turned out to be Christmas. I got some Christmas money from my grandpa and couldn't resist spending it on more masking tape.

I bought it and passed it on to my mum so she can wrap it again. But it was seriously fun to open the parcel (I know this doesn't sound logical, but I bought some tape with my own money and some with my grandpa's. I had to remove those that were bought with my own money. Logical, isn't it? Not only that but I just couldn't resist opening). And I do love it. And shopping for it of course. So I thought I would share my happiness :)

The shop is already linked (right side) but I just link it again because I love it (I said that a lot didn't I?):
nauli-loves thank you (again) :)

Just on a side note: We do have 2 PM and I already did the laundry (most of it) cleaned and cleared. 
Though I still have to go to shop for groceries and I still have to learn for my math exam on Monday. But hey! Doesn't it already sound like a good day. Amd for a change: The sun is shining :)

Mittwoch, 14. Dezember 2011

Photo shoot with Friends

Lately I had a request for a photo shoot. A good friend needed photos for Christmas (present for her parents). Since I do have the right camera I'm the person doing all the photo stuff.

However. I might have the camera. The skills are still rare. But I hope that practise and fun are going to change this soon :) At least I can hope for it...

So here is a short peek at some of the shots

(Blogger makes the pics a bit fuzzy. Actually: They aren't.)

Montag, 12. Dezember 2011

Two month ago...

Busy with work. But I had to post it. It was shot at 17:30. Can you see the sun? Right now it's pitch black at 17:30.
Did I say my exams were not until Thursday? I meant Tuesday (tmrw!) 
I do care right now.

Samstag, 10. Dezember 2011

Moments that make me happy

I found those. There old and we both have changed a lot but they make me smile :)

I think we have some serious good ridiculous faces :)

Freitag, 9. Dezember 2011

Christmas Crafts

It is my first free evening this week. (I had two exams in school and one bigger one outside of school -.-)
So my first free evening was dedicated to my endless Christmas-gift-list. 
Old Christmas Songs. A hot chocolate. My free schedule (Ok it isn't  free. I still got three exams but there not until who cares) and within minutes my workplace looked...ehhh...crafty? :)

Chocolate from my advent calender, ribbons♥ and my beloved pincushion

Can I please introduce my awesome-self made-doily-lamp! (Post later)

spooky beautiful moon

And because I'm a genius. My workplace two hours later :)

Because I love her. And jep. My chair has a hard time

Donnerstag, 8. Dezember 2011

hard case /phone stickers

Lately I have seen a lot of those cute mobile cases. Mainly for iPhone's.
Since I was not the lucky owner of an iPhone it was a little bit depressing. When I saw this I just had to try it myself. 
So I went for a little research and found a site which seemed quite good. I arranged all my stuff which was a little bit chaotic

 I was pretty sure what I wanted so I didn't play with it too much. I took a photo et voila. That's what it looked like :)

When the package arrived I was a little confused about its size. A hard case in a package should be...well thicker?! I opened it hard case.
Instead: Stickers.
I'm sure they said it somewhere and I'm just not good in reading. I was far too much excited about uploading my design. So. Better to read the stuff next time. Anyway. I was sitting there with stickers I had paid for. I would use them. (I mean the Design was still cute, wasn't it!) 
The material is super thin and shiny. Applying was easy. The result was.....great. 
Say hello to my new shiny phone:

I'm still a little bit worried that the ones on the side are going to collect all sorts of dust and fabrics and whatever else is in my pockets or that I'll remove it accidentally while putting it in my pocket.
We'll see :) 


ups, my cat....

Montag, 5. Dezember 2011

I know...

...we do have December and its all about winter right does look like autumn...

Sonntag, 4. Dezember 2011

DIY: Magnets

So this is a really easy project. 
Last week I was at my friend's place. We have a game-night once in a while and she was opening her "Malzbier" when I saw the cap lid. 
It had a cute motive from Tim&Struppi on it, all wonderful old and retro. I fell for it the minute I saw it. So I asked her if I could keep it and because she knows me well, she offered to keep the others as well when their bottles are opened. 
So I ended up with 5 wonderful bottle caps and while I was thinking what to do with them I looked at my magnet board. Yep. Done. 5 new magnets for my board.

So. To do it: I first removed this little plastic thing inside.

There will be glue still sticking to the lid but since I'm planning to put even more glue on it, it does not matter.
With one of the round plastic things, draw a circle on some paper.This is my stencil. Since my cardboard wasn't so thick I cut two circles for each lid. 10 in total.
Glue them to the back of the lid.

You can see the other cardboard circles waiting for their glue pattern :)
Add the magnet (I used my hot glue gun) Let it dry.
I think it would even be cute to do it with the normal bottle caps and start a collection. Or is this weird?

Freitag, 2. Dezember 2011

Self portrait the second

I'm in sort of a sketching-mood...still avoiding stuff I'm actually supposed to do :P