Every time, I was looking for my earrings, it was rather annoying to go looking through various boxes and when one earring was found, the other one was not to be seen. Plus, I thought it’s a shame to put those lovely items hidden in boxes. So I took a regular pin board, spray-painted it black and made holes to put the stud earrings in.
It’s a rather simple but very effective DIY. It looks good, keeps all the pairs together and doesn’t even take much space. And the dangle earrings are hanging from the edge of a glass or a vase.
Nowadays my biggest problem is to decide which ones out of my many earrings to put on
I couldn’t sleep cause I had cold feet, so I went to make myself a nice hot water bottle. Before closing the lid, I always push the water out so that the bottle (or could I rather call it bag) isn’t too stiff. The smell that comes out of it in that moment is one of the best smells ever! It is the feeling of warmth, coziness and comforting of my mom that comes to my mind. I thought, I’d take that as a reason to post my Top6 childhood smells here.
1. Definitely: Hot water bottle
2. Latschenkiefer (mountain pine) shower bath
(I can literally see my sister and me in the bathtub, wearing hats made of bath foam…)
3. Warm cacao
(It had to be exactly 45 seconds in the microwave and then I would start drinking, making sounds of satisfaction, and only set the mug down when it was empty… Oh how great!)
4. Our downstairs heating basement (even though I didn’t particularly like the smell then, it brings me right back to my childhood once I smell something similar)
5. Kolophonium (Rosin) – I used to play the violin for many years. Blocks of rosin are used to rub on the bow hair so it can grip the strings and make them speak, or vibrate clearly.
6. Freshly baked bread – My mom used to bake bread at home, oh what a mighty smell!
My dear grandmother passed away just before Christmas. A few years back, she gave me an old necklace. This is her at about 5 years.
This way, I’ve been able to keep her close to my heart at all times!
Hi, I know it’s been a while…
I’ve kept myself busy, which isn’t supposed to be an excuse… Or maybe it is.
I generally don’t like New Year’s promises… Cause they rather often aren’t kept. Still, I intend to do a few things, I just won’t call them that.
First of all: I’d like to be back here, writing my blog. Just with a few changes… instead of only posting creative projects and ideas around design, I will use this platform to write about anything that comes to my mind. Also, as I’m going on a nice “little trip”, I’d like to post updates and photos from where ever I travel. So my posts may sometimes be more travel emphasized and at other times crafty and creaytive Well… creativity and design is about everywhere, not just in craft and design projects… So why not explore the world, find it and post it?
But sure, I’ll also continue making my little creaytive/crafty projects…
Can’t wait to start exploring!
I just want to quickly share my new lovely mittens. I found the instructions for them in the latest Novita magazine. Actually we already have one pair just like them, made by Sampo’s grandmother but well, obviously they are not mine, they are rather big and… they are not pink!
It was real fun making them and even more fun fishing them out of the washer! I love them!
Still got a little of the wool left. Should I make baby mittens? Any ideas for what to do with left overs?
Have a good night!
I just found this nice idea on LIVET HEMMA.
This looks really good and would work also with old boxes or other kinds of baskets. Only minus, I guess it might need a lot of space, which unfortunately I don’t have
Maybe some day, I could make this kind of storage…
Have a great weekend!
for quite a while I’ve been wanting to get me one of those lovely colorful cables
such as these above that I found here.
But I just didn’t want to spend much money…
Instead, I dug out my lovely old “Strickliesel”- knitting spool.
Anyway, it’s much better to make thank to buy…
Oh, it turned out so great! I love it!
What do you think?
Have a good night!
Oh my gosh, it has been way too long. Sorry for neglecting my blog for so many months. Life has kept me busy… with job, sports and everything, I just couldn’t sit down to blog.
Anyway, in the meantime, I’ve done some crafts, redecorated and painted at home, trained for- & done a triathlon and many other things.
But now I really felt the need of getting inspired and creative and start blogging once again. This time without the pressure I had put myself under.
And now, to start off with, here is a picture of my new kitchen wall. Remember my blog from February? I so needed to have a blackboard wall… Want it – got it Plus a little newspaper cut cloud… Hoping for the rain to stop. I’d rather draw some snow soon.
Oh and have a look at my perfect sunday breakfast after running. Coffee, eggs with Maggi and Helsingin Sanomat.
Have a good night!
Last week, I finally made this one skirt I had planned for quite a while. Few months back I was just surfing around blogs, looking around until suddenly, BANG! I bumped into the coolest skirt ever. The moment I found Natalie’s fringe skirt post on definatalie.com I just knew… This was it! I had to make me one! Actually Natalie had posted a tutorial with pictures. So if you want one for yourself, check it out. I didn’t follow those instructions, but it still turned out to be fabulous.
I had collected quite some old black t-shirts that would have gone to the recycle center otherwise and so I cut strips of around 12 cm width and cut fringes into them. Then I pinned and sewed them onto a base skirt that I had found from the recycle center FOR FREE!
Here a few pictures:
And that’s me making a happy dance with my brand new fringy skirt
I just love these fringes. They actually make me happy whenever I swing my hips
What do you think?? LIKEY??
Have a good night!
I just found a great idea for an extraordinary bookshelf over at Design*Sponge. They featured Melissa‘s bookshelf made from wine boxes.
Via Design*Sponge (and check out this table! It’s so simple and really stylish!)
I am so in need of more storage space! Well, basically I am in need of an extra room! I have a little nook of the living room for my computer, printer, fabrics, material, tools and thousands of half-finished items. I would put a picture of it, but it’s just simply waaaayyy too messy! And now I even took over Sampo’s desk which is in our bedroom. My sewing machine plus piles of fabrics and thrifted clothing have invaded his space, waiting to be made into something new…
I actually really need some shelves, lining the wall, where all my stuff could go. This wine box shelf would be one idea… Or maybe I could build some more stuff from Euro pallets Or then we could move to a larger apartment…
Oh, and here another 66!
Ok, it’s actually not a 66, but I like to see one and when turned around, it’s even quite pretty… haha