January 31, 2018

Christmas Presents, an AliExpress Order & Tea Time

Hello everyone,

with Christmas 2017 being over for more than a month now I am finally able to share this Christmas present I hooked for my friend Kristin :)
I found this lovely Fox Head Scarf thingie over at pinterest. Unfortunately, the link to the pattern doesn't seem to work any longer. Luckily, I downloaded the patter before it was taken offline. So in case you're looking for the pattern but can't find it, let me know, I've got a copy stored somewhere on my hard drive and am willing to email it to you :)

This project was definitely fun to crochet. It took me quite a while but it was all worth it.
I used a 100% cotton yarn for it by the way. To be honest, I prefer using cotton yarns for all of my crochet projects lately.

Apart from self-made things I also love to give local products as presents. For example coffee from the two local roasters Seegert and Die Kaffeerösterin.
Lately, I also discovered wonderful products made from Kassel City honey like honey liqueur, honey vinegar or even mead. And an all-time favorite are the mug cakes from Tüpfelchen.

What things do you like to give as presents? Maybe also some products from your area?

Alright, change of subject. My AliExpress Order arrived last week! I love ordering planner and crafting supplies at AliExpress. You can get the cutest things and the prices are pretty low. And then it's always wonderful to finally receive your order which is always a surprise - because it takes quite a while to be shipped to you and in the meantime you normally forget what you've order ;)

Okay, here's what I got:

A transparent A5 planner for some memory keeping
A felt A5 planner for my spritual art project
A set of rings for filofax inserts archiving

Lots and loooooots of stickers :)

And in case you're interested in one of these goodies as well, here's a link to the AliExpress shop: JIANWU Shop

And last but not least, I had my friend Carina over for tea last weekend. Carina prefers drinking fruit tea so I brewed us a pot of my all-time favourite fruit infusion Roasted Almonds by TeeGschwendner. It's a seasonal tea that is only available around Christmas. Last year I bought an extra large package of it so that I can drink it all year around.

We had IKEA almond cake and Dongles donuts for tea :)

Well, that's it for today, see you soon :)


January 17, 2018

Planner Update, February Inserts & a Haul

Hello everyone,

January 2018 is in full swing and so is my planning obsession :)

Shortly before 2017 came to an end, I added a few more DIY dashboards to my Filofax. Once again I mainly used paper from my beloved Flow Magazine.

Last week I finally finished the inserts for February. They are looking slightly different than the January ones as you can see.
My intention this time was to use the weekly overview just for appointments and such. This way I was able to minimize the space for each day and put it on one page instead of two. I'll then have a full page for my to-do list. We'll see how that works.
As usual, please go to the Planner Inserts page to download your copies!

Side note 1: So far I haven't put any Paper, Wool & Yarn watermarks on my inserts but I'm thinking about maybe doing so the next time. What do you think?!

Side note 2: The Planner Inserts page got a little makeover. It started to get too crowded there so I simplified things a bit. I think it's way easier that way to find stuff on that page now.

Also in the last week of December 2017 I bought some cute crafty thingies that I wanted to share with you - see video below:

Happy Craftin' my friends!


January 3, 2018

Doilies anyone? [Printables]

Hello everyone,

welcome to 2018!!!

How were the Holidays my friends? Did you celebrate? I spent Christmas at my parents' place together with my sister and my brother in law. We all had a really nice and quiet time. Nothing huge, nothing fancy.

Well, now the holidays are over and the New Year has begun.
And I thought we might start the new year off with some free printables for you :)

I myself love crafting with doilies, especially when they are tea-dyed. So today, I've got some doily printables for you in two different colors.
Just click on the following pictures to download the equivalent PDF files:


The ones on the left were dyed using fruit tea, the ones on the right using black tea.

Apart from that I would also like to share with you my latest song obsession I came across at YouTube the other day:
 ♫  Ciara - Paint It Black [YouTube]

Happy Craftin'!