Have a nice weekend!

This weekend I’ll be selling some of my latest work at an expat market, I hope it will be crowded and a lot of fun! Yesterday I got a lot of work done and in the evening J and I went out for dinner. I started production of my spring/summer collection, and I love it… So, of course I can’t stop..
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I took a little break though and made this, will decorate my booth with it I think!
What are your plans for the weekend, do you have anything fun going on?

Have a good one!
xo

Friday work

I’ve had a busy week preparing for the market this weekend, so I thought I should share a few things I’ve been working on…
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Today I’m finishing up and fixing the last things and then tomorrow hopefully I will sell everything ;)
I’m also starting to prepare for a few pieces from my next collection, as the shoot is in a mere 2 weeks! Luckily the models where planned this week, so that’s a huge relive.

ok, back to work! xo

Valentines day inspiration

Valentines day is coming up, so I wanted to share a few DIY-ideas.

Baking:
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1. Strawberry and white chocolate sandwiches 2. Raspberry filled cookies

Decorations:
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3. Valentine garlands 4. Heart decorations

Tomorrow I’ll show you what I am making for my valentine this year…

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Washi tape – DIY

This is possible the easiest DIY ever, but I wasn’t really doing anything creative for our first month here in Berlin, so I was quite excited :)
You’ll need:
Washi tape
Scissors
a computer

Cut out ca 1″ long pieces of the washi tape, cut them again in half and then make them pointy.. Mix and match and there you go! banner

I’ve moved them around a few times, and they are starting to peel off a little on some corners, so it wont last for forever, but sure it makes it look cute.

A great place for washi tape, or check etsy.

My week!

I’m glad last week is over and that February is here. But first, a few snaps from the past week.
IMG_99091. Well, someone was alone…

IMG_99112. Early morning coffee…

IMG_99223. …and lots of pasta

IMG_99144. Everything needed to be packed

berlin5. Sunny and warm morning walk

IMG_99136. And then there was a new bedroom

pillow17. Finally got some work done!

This week the next level of my German course starts, and I’m also looking forward to get some work done, it was so nice to spend some time by my machines this weekend!

Hope you had a good one and cheers to the next!

Have a nice weekend, TGIF and all that jazz.

Finally weekend and finally February! I spent yesterday writing/listening/speaking German and the afternoon I spent packing, cleaning, moving and unpacking. When the evening came, I was supposed to meet up with my class for a celebratory beer. At 9pm I was dead tired and about an hour later I was asleep. OH my! That was nice.
This morning, after a long breakfast I finally got to work. I started cutting some fabric for a cushion-project I started working on as well as do a few more necklaces for my collection that is going to be sold on both Etsy and this event. It will be my first event/market here in Berlin, so I am very excited! I’ll have a mix of new and old things. IMG_9930
I just got back from a fabric market, that’s held every Saturday just around the corner, where I picked up this:
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They had quite a big collection of fabric and notions, but I’ll start with this today. Ok, back to work,
hope you are having a great weekend!

Black and white

I love cushions on a couch, and for our living room, I am planning on having a bunch. I love black and white graphic designs, so a collection like these would be a nice start..

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However, I am planning on sewing them myself, with both new and old fabrics, so it will be a growing collection. I also have a dream of finding a chair like this and if it doesn’t come striped, change the fabric.chair

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Vintage shopping and a little trick

Sunday is not only closed-day here, it’s also flea market day. Luckily during this season, some of them are held indoors. We went by one that didn’t have much (but we got some fresh air walking there) so we decided to go for a coffee instead. One of the caf├ęs in our hood, also has a small vintage section that today had expanded the vintage part to the whole space. I didn’t really see anything I liked, so we were just about to leave when I saw that there was a small little room that I had missed. “Just gonna take a quick look” I told J, and right before my eyes, a lovely cashmere/silk sweater was hanging. A few minutes later it was mine!
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As with most natural materials, cashmere included, after some wear can get small “knots” = it’s pilling. They make the garment look pretty ratty, but it’s easily taken care of. Just use a sharp razor blade (or your own works fine, just make sure the blade is new!) and carefully shave them off. The razor has to run smoothly over them.
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Silk and cashmere are expensive, so look out for them when you’re hunting, as you can find some great deals.

Not a resolution but…

I don’t really believe in new year resolutions, but I like making goals for the year. Recently, I accidently lost all my pictures on my computer, and I think that made me want to do this project for the next year. Also, I got a bit inspired by Elsie over at a beautiful mess so in the year of 2013 I’d like to…

1. Get a big photo album. A nice one, where you glue the photos in. Something like thisOR11649-010 Found here

2. In the beginning of every month, go through all the pictures from the previous month and have them developed. They don’t have to be the best pictures, but little glimpses from our life.

3. Glue them in.

…And in the end of the year, I will have a photo album for 2013! As a matter of fact, I might do one for 2012 and another fun idea is to chose 12 pics from the year and either put them in an album or in a big frame.
Do you have any resolutions?

ps. I’d also like to start exercise more and extend my vocabulary.