Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Preparing for winter

Life lately has been filled with enormous amounts of tea to keep me awake, heavy (and not-so-interesting) textbooks piling on my desk and an occasional get out for some fresh air (and candy apples). Oh, and I am also kind of working as the postman of the floor, because magically all post comes to my apartment and I have to hand it out every time. Which is actually a fun way to meet all my neighbours, so I can't complain.
As the colder weather starts to set in I feel the need to put down a list of all the things I'd like to do this winter. For starters, finally learn to ski. (Ice-skating is also an option). Learn a bunch of new recipes. Finish up my two textbooks in time. And, of course, finally open up my online shop. I promise I've been working on this for quite some time, but there are so many little details I need to take care of. I am looking forward to flying back home in just 10 days and I hope I'll have all the time I need for all my plans and, of course, for some snow-angel making with Dexter (he's pretty good at rolling in the snow, although his "angel" looks more like a giant mess) and some cuddling in front of the fireplace and also some cookie baking.
Ah, winter. I can't wait.

*have you tried pomegranate juice? I've recently discovered it and I believe I am now addicted.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Sunday, November 11, 2012

A Rembrandt painting in motion.

For a couple of minutes today, the sky looked like a moving Rembrandt painting. I took some time off my textbooks and enjoyed a cup of hot cocoa under the pitched roof windows. Sometimes the simplest things can make your day. 

Wednesday, November 07, 2012

Tuesday, November 06, 2012

I'm beautiful

Puzzle graphic number 2.

Saturday, November 03, 2012

Playing with stamps: notepad DIY

I am addicted, I admit it. Stamps are just too cool to be left aside for too long. Plus, you could make a thousand fun things with them. So if you don't own a set yet - I highly recommend finding one. You will love it at least as much as I do. We could even start a fan club. No? Just me? Oh all right then.

This DIY is a fun weekend activity you can do by yourself or with friends. And it's perfect for a gift, too, because let's be honest - who doesn't like cool handmade stuff? The supplies you are going to need are: glue, scissors, plain paper pad, cardboard and - of course - stamps and an ink pad.

1: First of all you will need the measures of your paper pad so that you can easily cut out a front-back cover for it from the cardboard. Fold the center of the cover so that it fits perfectly to the paper pad. If your cardboard is thicker, use the tip of the scissors to create a thin line before folding. This way you won't damage the cardboard and it would fold perfectly. 2: Use liquid glue to attach the paper pad to the cardboard cover and let it dry completely. 3 and 4: Think of what you want to use the notepad for and use the stamps to print whatever it suits it best. You might find my pick a little boring but hey - at least I'm honest! Stamping on cardboard can be tricky - it needs more ink than regular paper, so keep your stamps on the ink pad a little longer. You could leave it like that or you could spice things a little by adding simple illustrations to finish it up.
And there you have it!