TO got seriously boxed in into unboxing all those moving boxes we've been dragging across the city for the last few months. And realized she needed more storage solutions. If you need one yourself, click on the colourful photo above. If you don't, maybe you're an outside person, so come join me. I can be found here:
Happy Catholic Easter, Orthodox Palm Sunday (for us, Flower Day) and spring in general! I wanted to share today a very inspiring idea - but since my gardening projects are still a work in progress, and my photo transfer mod podge one was not entirely successful, here is something for those of you who haven't felt the spring really kicking in yet. A recipe. For homemade chocolate spread. It's almost like a salad :)
TO is moving houses, and packing the last 10 years in boxes of all sizes and shapes. And I keep discovering what not - soo many projects that I have completely forgotten about (and for the better, when I think about it). So many unfinished ideas - here half a crocheted doll, there the pieces for a sock dragon, and a 1/3-sewn Easter rabbit. But also a lot of reminders of all those times things didn't go as planned. I can open my own "Nailed it" Pinterest board. And while I don't keep photographic evidence of all my mishaps, I can probably start a list.
Like the time when I was sooo excited to make this mosaic bowl. And then kind of used glue instead of grout. Needless to say, it didn't work. Oh well, at least I have an eye for a good photo angle :)
Or the time when I tried to go to a party with this great 3D paper mask. Yeah, right. This is how far I got with that one.
While we are on paper topic, I do recall my super-optimistic idea one winter to have snow globe Christmas cards. Did not happen. I do keep the templates, though, if you ever want to try - I cut transparent globe parts for the outside, it really really didn't work. Maybe you should follow the directions and use cardboard ;). Tutorial here.
My Alphabet flashcards idea! Destroyed by my kids at idea stage, before I could even design the cards. When I DID have a fun drawing of a frog on a giraffe. One day, one day...
Every single time I've worked with clay. Every. Single. Time. And the time when I tried to bake macarons on parchment paper. And the other time when I really wanted to make Hello Kitty macarons. And when I tried to prepare gummy bears with pineapple juice. Or when I tried to sew my own wedding dress (ha ha!). Oh, here it is, the time when I put autumn leaves in between sheets of contact foil to make a table runner. And because they couldn't dry in there, they started rotting inside... Fun times.
Then, of course, my melt-a-plastic-bottle experiments. Not quite sure why I even did that.
And before I get you tired with my list of genius and not so genius flops, I might as well stop myself and go back to packing. My photo blog provides for some more pleasant views. :)
Yes, I spent my Sunday with a Pinky Pie necklace on. I think it suits me. After all this party organizing my kitchen can be named Sugarcube corner. Just don't ask me to sing, cause I might... :)
Докато аз ставам таририрам насам-натам, коледата станала весела, блогът ми навършил три години, и станало време за отваряне на подаръци. Та ви изпращам една усмихната занимавка за студени мързеливи дни.
In the meantime To has been busy with this year's gingerbread village, that is not entirely gingerbread anymore, and with her own apple pie recipe (update might or might not follow on that :D ).
Wishing you a magical holiday season!
Missing the calm, relaxing vibes of a snowy day? Make a snowstorm in a jar. Literally. With this pretty simple and simply pretty project. And have a cookie on me. Cause winter is coming. :)
Happy first school day from Austria! When in Rome, do as the Romans do. So, instead of flowers for the teachers, N brought to school a... T-Rex-shaped school cone (kindercone). For all of you who have no idea what that is, Wikipedia explains. For all the others, here is how to spice up your cone.
And here some ideas what you can put inside (because, kids on a sugar rush):
If you're not that motivated, a simple rolled cardboard will do. Just don't forget the chocolate. Enjoy homework season!
I am mostly referring to my crazy life, but I am sure it could apply to any of you. It's fun, and loud, and you perform all kinds of acrobatic tricks to your enter in your jeans/car/insert something appropriate, you jiggle at work and at home, you try to tame and train your offspring, and sometimes end up throwing flames, it's always a show and sometimes there's even popcorn.
But to make it a real TBT, I am sending you nice photos from last year's photo marathon. Click on a picture and see where it takes you :).
Summer is here, and weddings seem to be all around us. So TO has been busy pretending to be a florist, decorator, pom-pom maker..
... bridal earrings designer and the like...
Needless to say, this month's project is wedding related. For a dress-to-impress wedding presence in a pinch. I present to you: a 10-minute fascinator. Using materials at hand and a lot of hot glue :)