Tuesday, January 31, 2012

New stamps

2 new stamps I have made for myself and my little online shop.

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Bye bye Christmas tree

I'm slowly getting better. Not so our Christmas tree. His time has come, now he is waiting in little pieces for his cremation. He was a good tree! ||| My new rug is getting bigger and bigger. I am using all my wool rests for it. That means a lot of threads to be sewed up in the end. But I think it's worth it.

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Bf's B-Day

Today is my bf's birthday and I made him this fancy cake. This kind of cake has a long tradition in our family. My mother made it for everyone's birthday every time since ever :D and we never get bored of it! I will definitely go on with this tradition :)
Do you have some kind of traditions in your family?

Friday, January 27, 2012

Happy January Mail

1|| Lisa's New Year card was the tiniest mail I ever got, I nearly overlooked it in the mailbox. Small letters are so cute! I love the screaming colors she uses!
2|| Lily is spoiling me with surprises constantly. I nearly can't keep up sending her something back! As I had problems with the post lately, the little package for you is on it's way now again!
3|| And last but not least, the latest letter from Karolien. Enjoy!

THANK YOU, dear Blogfriends!!!

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Magazine health program

My cold turned into a painful sinusitis :/ so I ordered these magazines (gaarn & handmade Kultur) to distract myself from being sick.

Saturday, January 21, 2012

This and that

After years my white orchid decided to finally bloom again which really is a nice surprise. I printed one of my shirts and started a new crochet rug. Yesterday I also carved some new rubber stamps. Pictures will follow. Unfortunately I got sick, but at the moment it really seems it is hard to escape, so many people around are having a cold. Hope you are doing good and enjoy your weekend!

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Monstera

My mother surprised me with this monstera plant. I wanted one since long time, but didn't find it in the shops. It's such a pretty plant. And yes, we still have our Christmas tree :D

Monday, January 16, 2012

Mountains & music

Some more pictures of our mountain trip. I saw several hot-air balloons, but most of them have been very far away. I don't want to imagine how cold it must be up there. Something I haven't told yet, I am teaching myself to play ukulele. I have to say that though music is an important part of my life, I am not very musical. I love to sing, but I know I am not good at all, haha. My sister is teaching herself guitar, ukulele and now she even has a banjo. She sings great! I am very proud of her! Maybe someday I am good enough to play together with her :)

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Winter wonderland

Dear readers, sorry for all who have worried about my absence, I am fine, I have been on a trip to the mountains with my bf and Sunny. In contrast to Vienna there was incredible much snow! Making walks was not so easy. The snow reached up to my knees and sometimes even higher. We had a good time without tv and internet. Once we even built an igloo. You can see it on the last picture. It was big enough for us to sit inside comfortably. I hope you are all doing good! More pictures to come...

Friday, January 06, 2012

Crochet flower pins

Before christmas I made these crochet flower pins with little ladybug buttons sitting on them. One I already gave my sister and the others I will possibly add to my shop. I think they go nice with winter coats or knitted pullovers or vests. Have a lovely weekend!

Vintage finds

Now because Christmas is over I can finally show my recent vintage findings. Most of them were gifts. The wooden butter or soap mold (I'm still not sure what it is) was a christmas present for my mother and the 4 tiles with the fruit images I gifted my father. This beautiful knotted bag is still with me, I'm not sure if I will keep it or also give it away. Let's see...

Thursday, January 05, 2012

:D

Claudi in action :) haha, look at my left foot :D

Wednesday, January 04, 2012

Happy mail

A christmas package from my friend Irina with homemade noodles, a lot of tea, an organic energy drink for my bf, bamboo crochet needles and a mug with her cute girl Anica :)

Snail mail from dear Lisa with pretty cards, a wooden heart and a vintage picture of the coast like the one where she grew up which I absolutely love. I'm looking forward to reply to your letter :)

Last month I had the luck to win the calendar giveaway of Helke.
Here it is, isn't it pretty?

Surprise mail from my friend Michael with a handmade friendship wristband.

Surprise mail from Emmel with a beautiful drawing of a dog called Flor, (Is it your own dog, Ellen?) and other lovely cards and things.

Pretty card from Lily with wishes for the new year.

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Tuesday, January 03, 2012

Knitted news

Green socks, that my mother knitted for me when I was there. ||| Sunny's new jumper that I knitted two days ago. Did I ever mention that I love this little guy? :) :) :)