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Last Minute Dekoideen für die Weihnachtstafel!

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Unsere (Vor-)Weihnachtstafel… die Tischdecke wie immer ungebügelt 🙂

Und schon haben wir den 24. Dezember – Merry X-Mas ! Braucht Ihr noch ein paar Last Minute-Ideen für Eure Weihnachtstafel?

Was auf gar keinen Fall fehlen darf ist ein weihnachtliches Gesteck. Ich habe dafür den Pflanzentrend 2018 schlechthin – Eukalyptus – mit den typischen roten Stechpalmenbeeren (Ilex, bei Kindern aufpassen, dass sie die Beeren nicht essen) kombiniert.

Unser Weihnachtsgesteck

Als optischen Kick habe ich noch ein paar neonfarbene Papierdiamaten  auf den Tisch gelegt. Die sind, wenn man einmal verstanden hat, wie es geht, recht einfach in etwa 20 Minuten pro Stück gebastelt. Die Anleitung habe ich aus dem Hygge-Magazin. HIER ist das Erklärvideo dazu.

Papierdiamanten

Jetzt wünsche ich Euch allen eine besinnliche Woche – mit viel Zeit für Familie, Freunde und reichlich gutem Essen :)!

Eine steinige Urlaubserinnerung!

Unser Herbsturlaub auf Hiddensee ist schon wieder zwei Wochen her (Fotoimpressionen folgen die nächsten Wochen – versprochen). Doch die Erinnerung an die schöne Ostseeinsel haben wir uns mit nach Hause genommen und an die Wand gehängt.

Die Inspiration dazu habe ich in unserer Ferienwohnung entdeckt: Dort hing ein halber Hühnergott (Hühnergott = ein Stein, in dem das Meerwasser ein Loch hineingefräst hat – oder eben auch nur ein halbes Loch) mit einem Nagel befestigt an der Wand.

Deshalb habe ich mich an der Steilküste beim Dornbusch gezielt auf die Suche nach geeigneten Steinen gemacht. Jetzt hängt bei uns zu Hause an der Wand ein kleiner Teil von der wilden Natur dieses wunderbaren Fleckchens Erde.

Kommt alle gut in die neue Woche – gefüllt mit vielen schönen Momenten zum Erinnern :)!

Vanilla Liqueur!

Pic by Franzi.

Only one more week until X-Mas :)! Here’s an easy to prepare last-minute gift idea: Delicious vanilla liqueur. Yummy!

Recipe:

Ingredients: Makes app. 600 ml.

200 ml water, 4 vanilla beans, 200 g cane sugar, 1 TblSp honey, 500 ml brandy.

Preparation:

Scrape out two vanilla beans. Cook the vanilla caviar, sugar, honey, water and scraped vanilla beans for 20 minutes. Cool down and add the brandy. Filter through a clean dish towel. Fill liqueur into bottles, add one whole vanilla bean into each bottle.

Can be stored for up to four months.

Enjoy!

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Fast & Easy DIY: Paper Bag Star!

My paper bag star. All pics by Franzi.

Have you decorated your flat festive already? I may be the last human being on earth discovering the magic of paper bag stars. They are simple to make and incredible pretty! Just in case there are still some of you out there, who also never made one before, here is the fast and easy instruction:

Instructions:

You need: 

8 paper bags, 2 cardboard paper strips (as long as the paper bags, app. 0,5 cm wide), a glue-stick, scissors, some ribbon for hanging, a hole puncher.

Steps:

Place a bag on the table with the opening facing you. Apply glue centered from top to the bottom and from left to right along the bottom of the bag (in “T” shape). Repeat this step until all eight bags are glued on.

Cut the right and the left side of the bag to a point, to create the star pointers.

Add slits, curves or triangles to the side as you like.

Then the cardboard paper strips are used: Apply glue on each strip, place it at the center of the paper bags and press firmly. Proceed the same way on the backside. Round off the overlapping ends of the strips with a scissor.

Punch a hole in the end of the strips (at the triangle-shaped end, as hole for the ribbon).

Unfold your star and be happy :).

Have a beautiful week!

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New Year’s Resolution III: Learn to Sew!

Pic by Franzi. Instagram @luckmysocalled.

My third resolution: Learn to sew! A few month ago, I got my first sewing machine and since X-Mas I also own some sewing books. So, it’s time to start with some easy projects.

Maybe a scarf? Some baby trousers? A cosmetic bag? Oh, so many ideas! Do you have more? Let me know!

Have a creative day :)!

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Sewing Books! #fbm16

sewing3The Classic: Martha Stewart’s Encyclopedia of Sewing and Fabric Crafts. All pics by Franzi, made on the #fbm16.

Let’s start with the books I found on the Frankfurt Book Fair this year! Like I let you know last week, I am now the proud owner of my own sewing machine. So it’s not very surprising that I looked out for some instruction books on sewing. Here are the best sewing books I found :).

Have a beautiful day!

sewing4Sewing for babies and kids (German): Nähen mit JERSEY – kinderleicht!

sewing1Make your own fashion (German): Mode schneidern – das Buch.

sewing2My favorite: Sew Many Dresses, Sew Little Time.

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New Hobby: Sewing!

sewing1Colorful yarns. Pic by Franzi.

I have a new flatmate. Actually, she’s quite old already – my sewing machine! I got it from the belated mother of a friend’s friend. The same day it moved in with me, my father called and told me that he planned to give me a sewing machine as a Christmas present. He was devastated when I told him that he was too late. So, it seems that the universe wanted to give me a sewing machine right now. Despite the fact that I have no time and nearly no experience I really would like to learn it. Thank god, the web is full of easy tutorials. My first goal is sewing these baby trousers for all the little ones in my live. Wish me luck!

What about you – do you have a sewing machine yourself? Any tips how to start?

sewing2My new (yet quite old) sewing machine.

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Last Minute Easter DIY Ideas!

Concrete Bunnies via LOOK WHAT I MADE – Origami Bunny via LOOK WHAT I MADE – Glitter Eggs via girl. Inspired.
Birdy Sweets via Sweet Sugarbelle – Mr. Humpy Dumpy Eggs via Mama Mommy Mom – Pom Pom Chicks via Crafts Unleashed.

Only two days left until Easter! Do you still need some DIY ideas for decorating your flat? Some cute pom pom chickens, a bunny made from concrete or Mr. Humpy Dumpy eggs? Here are six fast and easy Easter crafting ideas!

 Happy crafting :)!

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Advocaat!

EierlikörPic by Franzi.

Did you ever made your own advocaat? I prepared my very first one last Thursday. And guess what? It’s easy :D!

Recipe: Makes 900 ml.

Ingredients: 6 egg yolks, 150 g powdered sugar, 1 vanilla bean, 1 TSp grounded clove, 250 ml condensed milk and 500 ml brandy.

Preparation: Stir the egg yolks, the powdered sugar, the vanilla and the clove until everything is mixed. Add gently the condensed milk and the brandy. Heat gently in a bain-marie (water bath) while still stirring with a whisk. Take from the bain-marie when the perfect consistence is reached. Fill into a bottle and let cool down in the fridge.

Enjoy!

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Last-Minute DIY Gifts!

Coffee CandleReindeer BeerWatercolor Portrait.
Cat MugWitty GlovesMason Jar Lid Coasters.

I am pretty sure that everyone has all presents for everyone right now. Just in case, that there is a last-minute (gift) emergency arriving… here a some DIY ideas!

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