Posts Tagged With: craft

Back To School: DIY Pencil Cases

My first idea for this year’s Back to School DIY were bookmarks, but something drew me to making pencil cases instead. Browsing my local craft store gave me the inspiration I needed:

I created two pencil cases, made out of felt. I didn’t have any instructions, I just spontaneously made them at a whim. Continue reading

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Spring Craft 2016

Spring is keeping us waiting a while longer where I live, although there were a few warm days between all the cold and rainy ones. In anticipation of warm and sunny weather, and because I had so much fun with this last year, I decided to do some more spring crafting.

In 2015, I made this cheerful company consisting of a sheep, a ladybug, a sun, and a frog.

This year, I added 4 more motifs to my collection.

As I found it very suitable last time, I used 135 grams paper in various different colors. For these projects you’ll need: darker and lighter brown (or beige), red, white, black, yellow, darker and lighter green.

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My Creative Month – December 2015/January 2016

December and January were again so busy with work and preparations for my course that I hardly had time for being creative, let alone write about it.

 

DIY Jewelry

I can’t really take credit for this. I’d seen this DIY jewelry at craft fairs a couple of times before and finally thought I’d give it a try. I chose the parts and how to combine them, but I’m not made for this fiddly work, so my boyfriend heroically jumped in and did it for me real quick.

They look really nice, but I’m sure I won’t try that again anytime soon.

 

Decorating for Christmas

One big thing in December, of course, was Christmas decoration.

I bought a round glass vase and filled it with all kinds of Christmas stuff: a chain of lights, angel hair, Christmas tree ball ornaments etc.

I needed two tries until I liked the result, but now I think it turned out really nice:

I also got a tree-shaped Christmas plate. Whoever said plates have to be round… 😉

And those tree-shaped Christmas lights I already got last year but I still love them…

 

New Recipe for December

I had a package of low fat curd cheese left and was looking for a recipe to use it up. The almonds I replaced with chocolate flakes. A very good recipe that I’ll definitely add to my collection.

 

Photo Books

I finished my photo book for the year 2015 and started one for a weekend trip we took shortly before Christmas…

For the 2015 book I tried out a new format, this time a quadratic one. I haven’t had them printed yet, so I’m excited to see how this turns out in real life…

As you can see, I’m still into full images on one page.

 

Organizing

I made some significant progress in organizing my room and supplies. There’s still a lot to do, but some progress at last!

 

 

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My Creative Month – September 2015

September was a crazy and chaotic month where a lot got in the way of my creative projects. I don’t want to go into detail, but there were basically almost three weeks out of four were I could not do anything. This continued into the beginning of October, which is why this post comes out so unusually late.

Thus while I’m a bit disappointed that I didn’t get half as much done as I’d planned, I’m quite happy that I did get done as much as I did. Continue reading

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Faux Leather Cover for Blogger’s Notebook

When making covers for often-used notebooks that you carry around with you, not only looks should be a consideration but also durability. I had to make that experience the hard way with my blogger’s notebook cover.

It had a very nice look to it, but it was just not suited to being carried around in a small handbag all day long, 7 days a week. Continue reading

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My Creative Month – August 2015

I was quite busy in August—both workwise and creativity-wise. I’m totally exhausted but also impressed about all the things I did get done despite my tight working schedule.

Pizza Rolls

I love good food and I love cooking and baking. But I have way less time for it than I’d like. So I’m always excited about finding interesting-looking recipes but hardly ever get around to trying them out.

A few months ago, therefore, I made the resolution that I’d try out at least one new recipe every month. So far that is working, although it hardly ever gets more than one. But hey, that’s already progress in comparison to zero! 😉

The new recipe in August were those delicious pizza rolls, which I’m very likely to make again since my folks and I loved them so much.

DIY Notebook and Folder Decoration

For back to school time, I worked on three ways to decorate notebooks and folders. Not just nice for school, but also for the (home)office. 😉

Photo Book Year 2015, Part 1

Since the year is more than half over, I decided I could already start with the photo book for this year…

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Since in last year’s photo book I found that I’d included too few pictures (it takes too short a time to look through it), this time I wanted to include more pictures. So I already filled one book and will be splitting it up in two parts again.

I’m also trying out a new format: 20×20 cm. I’m curious to see how it turns out once it is printed. However, I can already say that I like A5 horizontal much better because pictures are usually roughly in that format and it is just easier to fit them in.

New Cover for DIY Blogger’s Notebook

Carrying it around in my bag 24/7 made the cover of the blogger’s notebook look not so nice anymore.

I thought it was time for something more durable. I’m going to show you more of it in its own post soon.

Story Cubes

I’ve told you guys about the story cubes before when I discovered them in January. Now I took the next step and got some myself. I haven’t had time to try them out yet because they just arrived. But I still love them. I’m very excited to try them out.

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Back To School DIY – 3 Ways to Decorate Your Notebooks and Folders

It’s back to school time and shops abound with back to school supplies. While there are many pretty supplies for sale, why not jazz up and personalize your supplies to your taste?

Here are three easy ideas how to personalize your notebooks and folders and make them pretty. Continue reading

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Make Your Own DIY Planner

Today I’ll be sharing how and why I made my own DIY planner and I will show you step by step how to make your own.

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