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~ Tuesday, April 22 ~
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today is the last day of my university easter break. i think i spent my time very well. doing things for myself. sewing and working on my own projects. spending time with mr. pan and thinking about summer plans. i probably didn’t do enough for university and school, but sometimes i deserve a little me time. one of my sewing projects was this velvet skirt. the color is perfect don’t you think? i’m a lilac fan, which you probably know if you follow this blog. (lilac time last year) 
it’s a 3/4 circle skirt made out of purple velvet. the fabric wasn’t easy to sew, or maybe my sewing machine was tired. i killed one needle and lot’s of time sewing this. but i think it looks elegant!

my mister helped me take these photos. he did a pretty good job i think. given that it was his first time helping me with the documentation of something for the blog ;) 
so here’s an extra kiss for you mr! i’m sorry for letting you wait…!

today is the last day of my university easter break. i think i spent my time very well. doing things for myself. sewing and working on my own projects. spending time with mr. pan and thinking about summer plans. i probably didn’t do enough for university and school, but sometimes i deserve a little me time. one of my sewing projects was this velvet skirt. the color is perfect don’t you think? i’m a lilac fan, which you probably know if you follow this blog. (lilac time last year) velvet skirt lilac

it’s a 3/4 circle skirt made out of purple velvet. the fabric wasn’t easy to sew, or maybe my sewing machine was tired. i killed one needle and lot’s of time sewing this. but i think it looks elegant!

lilac detail

my mister helped me take these photos. he did a pretty good job i think. given that it was his first time helping me with the documentation of something for the blog ;) lilac cutting

so here’s an extra kiss for you mr! i’m sorry for letting you wait…! velvet skirt kiss

Tags: sewing skirt lilac flieder velvet rock nähen austria österreich selbstgemacht handmade
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~ Monday, April 21 ~
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the easter weekend passed pretty quickly. i ate lot’s of food and even more chocolate eggs :) but there is never enough chocolate.


this one got up with me at 6am in the morning and we hid more than 40 easter eggs. the others had to look for them :) lot’s of fun! 

we did look for the best places to hide.  we also took a walk in the woods, but only a small one because there wasn’t a lot of time :( 

dabs sure was happy being out there.

the easter weekend passed pretty quickly. i ate lot’s of food and even more chocolate eggs :) but there is never enough chocolate.

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this one got up with me at 6am in the morning and we hid more than 40 easter eggs. the others had to look for them :) lot’s of fun! flo

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we did look for the best places to hide. eggs we also took a walk in the woods, but only a small one because there wasn’t a lot of time :( flo2

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dabs sure was happy being out there. hannaunddabs

Tags: photography outdoors woods easter weekend family ostern steiermark austria
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~ Thursday, April 17 ~
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if you are in need of a quick easter present you might want to take a look.
i saw these pretty bell flowers yesterday and had to think of someone who might like them. so i decided to make these quick plant pots.
find coffee mugs that fit the size of your plants. paint the coffee mugs with porcelain paint.
let the color dry or put your mugs into the stove according to what the instruction on the colors say.

after your mugs are done, let them cool off. now plant your flowers into the mug.

maybe add a ribbon or something easterly.

if you are in need of a quick easter present you might want to take a look.

i saw these pretty bell flowers yesterday and had to think of someone who might like them. so i decided to make these quick plant pots.

find coffee mugs that fit the size of your plants. paint the coffee mugs with porcelain paint.

paint cup
let the color dry or put your mugs into the stove according to what the instruction on the colors say.

dry the cup

after your mugs are done, let them cool off. now plant your flowers into the mug.
plant flowers

glockenblumen done

maybe add a ribbon or something easterly. flowers in a cup

Tags: diy plant bell flower flower porcelain paint bluemn
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~ Tuesday, April 15 ~
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rainy april days are upon us.
i sewed this cosy vest the other day. it’s the most simple vest i’ve ever seen, but it looks really nice i think. at least i think so.

all you need is a pice of fabric you’d like to wear, i used the measurements below. just folded it in half and sewed the sides together leaving 15cm open, that’s where the arms come in. that’s it. i told you it was simple!
i chose the coziest fabric i could find :)
oh and i dyed my hair again. back to pretty orange!

rainy april days are upon us.

i sewed this cosy vest the other day. it’s the most simple vest i’ve ever seen, but it looks really nice i think. at least i think so.

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all you need is a pice of fabric you’d like to wear, i used the measurements below. just folded it in half and sewed the sides together leaving 15cm open, that’s where the arms come in. that’s it. i told you it was simple!cosy vest side

i chose the coziest fabric i could find :)

oh and i dyed my hair again. back to pretty orange!cosy vest behind

Tags: sewing grey redhead ginger rainy rain portrait nähen handmade
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~ Monday, April 14 ~
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so my easter holidays started with way to many sic days. now that i’m more or less back to health i decided to dye my easter eggs.
i actually wanted to invent somehing new :P and use lemon juice to make the egg reject the dye on some parts… well that didn’t work out.
anyways, from the beginning.when using brown eggs your egg dye won’t work as much as you want it to. so when you cook your eggs add vinegar to the water. after cooking, bath eggs in vinegar and scrub off the muddy part. see the result below. amazing huh?
so when the original plan didn’t work out i went for my favorite egg dyeing process. using old tights and leafs from the garden. place the still hot egg on the tights and add the leaf. be sure not to move the leaf when you close the tights around the egg. 

after some minutes you can take out your eggs. be sure your eggs are still hot when you put them into the dye. 
now, some of the eggs didn’t really turn out as i wanted them. so i had to think of something to save them. so i created dinosaur eggs ;)
first, make sure your eggs are green.

using a toothpick and opaque white i made tiny spots and stripes onto the egg. i also tried to print a leaf onto the egg but this didn’t work out as i thought it would.
i also made bigger dotts with a paintbrush.
even though these eggs didn’t turn out as i wanted them too i think they look pretty unique now.

so my easter holidays started with way to many sic days. now that i’m more or less back to health i decided to dye my easter eggs.

i actually wanted to invent somehing new :P and use lemon juice to make the egg reject the dye on some parts… well that didn’t work out.

anyways, from the beginning.
when using brown eggs your egg dye won’t work as much as you want it to. so when you cook your eggs add vinegar to the water. after cooking, bath eggs in vinegar and scrub off the muddy part. see the result below. amazing huh?
eggs_vinegar

so when the original plan didn’t work out i went for my favorite egg dyeing process. using old tights and leafs from the garden. place the still hot egg on the tights and add the leaf. be sure not to move the leaf when you close the tights around the egg. leaf egg

leaf egg to do

after some minutes you can take out your eggs. be sure your eggs are still hot when you put them into the dye. leafy egg

now, some of the eggs didn’t really turn out as i wanted them. so i had to think of something to save them. so i created dinosaur eggs ;)dinosaur eggs

first, make sure your eggs are green.IMG_2190

using a toothpick and opaque white i made tiny spots and stripes onto the egg. i also tried to print a leaf onto the egg but this didn’t work out as i thought it would.dino eggs how to

i also made bigger dotts with a paintbrush.dinosaur eggs tooth

even though these eggs didn’t turn out as i wanted them too i think they look pretty unique now.happy easter

Tags: diy easter dinosaur egg eggs ostern ostereier green leaf
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~ Monday, April 7 ~
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just a quick hello, showing you my new hand illustrated phone cover on my new phone insert bragging voice here hihi
i didn’t find the right cover which suited my needs so i did one myself. nothing new here i now. but still I liked the fox when i first made it, it still hangs on my wall aswell. and he’s guarding my phone now too.
what do you think? the people on instagram seem to like it :)

just a quick hello, showing you my new hand illustrated phone cover on my new phone insert bragging voice here hihi

i didn’t find the right cover which suited my needs so i did one myself. nothing new here i now. but still I liked the fox when i first made it, it still hangs on my wall aswell. and he’s guarding my phone now too.

what do you think? the people on instagram seem to like it :)

Tags: illustration art fox geometry phone cover iphone cover black and white design
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~ Monday, March 24 ~
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i am back from an amazing, fun and hard ski training week. you can call me ski instructor now… i don’t know if there is another english word for it… anyways it means i can now teach children and adults how to ski :)
 
i had a really nice time. met lot’s of new friends and especially nice people. amazing skiers and laughed a lot. my muscles are still sore but it was definitely worth it. maybe i’ll cut a video of the fun things we did… don’t know if i can find the time. 
now: back to reality. it’s raining and i have a ton of stuff to do!

i am back from an amazing, fun and hard ski training week. you can call me ski instructor now… i don’t know if there is another english word for it… anyways it means i can now teach children and adults how to ski :)

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i had a really nice time. met lot’s of new friends and especially nice people. amazing skiers and laughed a lot. my muscles are still sore but it was definitely worth it.
maybe i’ll cut a video of the fun things we did… don’t know if i can find the time. skikurs2

now: back to reality. it’s raining and i have a ton of stuff to do!

Tags: photography skiing mountains winter teacher skiinginstructor
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~ Thursday, March 13 ~
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the messy bun is my go to hairstyle when i have a bad hair day.
sometimes you just go through this phase where you just don’t know what’s wrong with your hair… or at least i do!
so when i read this quote somewhere i just had to have a shirt. 
having also the urge to test how a brush would write on a shirt, made me do this quick diy. i know i should have sketched it first… so the lettering would make a better image, but i just wanted to do it straight away.

the messy bun is my go to hairstyle when i have a bad hair day.
sometimes you just go through this phase where you just don’t know what’s wrong with your hair… or at least i do!

so when i read this quote somewhere i just had to have a shirt. 
having also the urge to test how a brush would write on a shirt, made me do this quick diy. i know i should have sketched it first… so the lettering would make a better image, but i just wanted to do it straight away.

messy hair don't care

Tags: shirt quick messy hair messy brush typographie ginger redhead typography
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~ Thursday, March 6 ~
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inspired by this blog i made polenta pizza today. i can remember the 10 year old me, sitting at the dining table at home, wrinkling my mouth at the thought of polenta for dinner. today i did it myself for the first time.
it wasn’t as hard as expected, even though i burned my hand because the thing was bubbling a lot … who knew, probably everyone but me. but in the end it actually was really easy to make this. just follow the instruction ;)

i sometimes catch myself daydreaming of my own kitchen. don’t get me wrong, i sort of have my own kitchen but my sister mainly decided on the color and i would now go for a very different kind of kitchen. when i found this blog the other day i added a dark wooden surface to my dream kitchen. aren’t these the perfect food pictures? i really like how can feel yourself into the cooking process here. if only i could take pictures of myself cooking like this… 

inspired by this blog i made polenta pizza today. i can remember the 10 year old me, sitting at the dining table at home, wrinkling my mouth at the thought of polenta for dinner. today i did it myself for the first time.

it wasn’t as hard as expected, even though i burned my hand because the thing was bubbling a lot … who knew, probably everyone but me. but in the end it actually was really easy to make this. just follow the instruction ;)

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i sometimes catch myself daydreaming of my own kitchen. don’t get me wrong, i sort of have my own kitchen but my sister mainly decided on the color and i would now go for a very different kind of kitchen.

when i found this blog the other day i added a dark wooden surface to my dream kitchen. aren’t these the perfect food pictures? i really like how can feel yourself into the cooking process here. if only i could take pictures of myself cooking like this… 

Tags: food cooking polenta pizza polenta tomatoe
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~ Monday, March 3 ~
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for we love handmade i made another carnival tutorial.
you can download two different animal masks form the blog here, take a look at we love handmade for the panda mask tutorial. i’ll explain the racoon mask here:
this is what you need: grey, black and pink felt fabric, scissors, a printer, the masks, ribbon, a needle plus some black twine.
first, print out the masks, cut out the whole thing.

transfer it onto the grey fabric and cut it out.

now cut out the other parts of the mask and transfer them onto your other fabric. cut it out as well! :)

now make sure the eye parts are on the same spot and sew them together.

i used 20cm of black ribbon on each side, sew it onto your mask with an invisible stitch :) or make sure you’re on the black fabric.

now you’ll only need some matching cloth. and a racoon face! :)

you can easily change the racoon into a fox if you change the color of the ground mask and ad white whiskers on the cheeks.

for we love handmade i made another carnival tutorial.

you can download two different animal masks form the blog here, take a look at we love handmade for the panda mask tutorial. i’ll explain the racoon mask here:

this is what you need:
grey, black and pink felt fabric, scissors, a printer, the masks, ribbon, a needle plus some black twine.

first, print out the masks, cut out the whole thing.

transfer mask

transfer it onto the grey fabric and cut it out.

transfer

now cut out the other parts of the mask and transfer them onto your other fabric. cut it out as well! :)

sew black part

now make sure the eye parts are on the same spot and sew them together.

sew ribbon on

i used 20cm of black ribbon on each side, sew it onto your mask with an invisible stitch :) or make sure you’re on the black fabric.

ready

now you’ll only need some matching cloth. and a racoon face! :)

racooon

you can easily change the racoon into a fox if you change the color of the ground mask and ad white whiskers on the cheeks.

Tags: diy welovehandmade fasching carnival mask animal racoon maske waschbär sewing
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