4/15/2014

twist collective spring/summer

the new twist collective is up, I like the spring/summer issues a lot, as they often contain lots of cool projects that you can wear all year round, maybe adjust the yarn to a warmer choice and you'll get a lovely autumn/winter item ^__^
in this issue I particularly like belarra, lanai and verbena. The latter actually might be something I'll make soon.

also I wanted to squeeze in a little extra "drooled" bit, I found this cuties on my pinterest board on Sundays and was like damn, this would have been awesome - so I just share here: again just click the pic to get to the link. Also I found a video on how to make them in my youtube subscriptions yesterday.. these are a trend don't you think?



so long, have a wonderful week

4/11/2014

drooled - Easter edition

I want to start a new series on my blog, a 'share the love' series, just things I'v found on pinterest, things I've seen on other blogs of all sorts of interest, or other blogs in general, things I felt like 'uh that's a clever-cool-gorgeous-marvelous-fantastic-scrumptious-pretty-beautiful-delightful-charming idea' - things that made me drool ^__^

today I want to start with some Easter related things. only one weekend to go til Easter so let's have a look, shall we? - just click the pictures to find the original sources

---- on the table ----

what starts a good Easter weekend? bunny butt pancakes, oh yes!

and bunny butt pancakes impress even more with bunny style napkins, right?

these will be awesome after lunch, sunny side up cupcakes, we used to have a cake just like that when I was younger now these reminds me of yesterday only with that little modern twist

or if you prefer brownies, why not shape them round and put some mini chocolate eggs inside?

these will round up any table. Or make your kids search them. I think they're so cute

---- colored eggs ----

dying easter eggs is a long tradition here, but we always went with those cheap boxed colors. I think I will try these natural colored too. They are just adorable

when I first saw these on pinterest I was in love, gradient easter eggs, soooo cool! The picture already is pretty self explaining and to find the original source of these eggs (to link them here) was my personal eater hunt ^__^

---- fluffy ----

pom pom bunnies! do you hear me? pom POM bunnies, awwww - I should have known Martha was behind these, they just scream her name.

and last not least let me put in a little shameless self promotion ^__^ do you remember my easter bunnies?

lil bunny


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Happy Easter!



how do you like this sort of posts? will you enjoy more? I always like to see these collections on other blogs as they include so many input in so little space ^__^

4/09/2014

Framed - Mar 2014

March, I know I'm a little late to the party, but I don't care - the weather still smells like march so I believe it's okay. Also if you read my last post, March was quite busy for me and to make a long story short let's just have a look at my March pics (I believe there isn't a full set this month but we'll see)

1. YELLOW: crocuses! finally spring had sprung, aaah how I missed you!

2. SOMETHING BORROWED: my nexus to kids hands .. it's amazing how kids nowadays grow up with such technology

3. MY NAME IS…: Diana, sometimes streets are named after me *giggle*

4. ON MY MIND: there was chocolate and quicker than I could see it was in my belly

5. SOMETHING BEGINNING WITH i:

I was thinking about my playlist in the car, there are plenty of songs starting with i..

7. FLY: cranes! I love when they finally come back after winter

8. IN THE CORNER:

there was nothing cool to see..

9. 10AM: on sundays I normally spend my time running, lately on the treadmill, when it get's warmer I'll be outside again

10. FAR AWAY:

I'm thinking about a song right now, if I only knew which one

11. SOMETHING GOOD: ice cream under blue sky with summer like temperatures!! amazing

12. PARTIAL: me and the sky and me and my attempt with a middle part

13. FRESH: spring means tulips ^__^

14. CARE: to care is to share sushi. I don't know if I ever mentioned this before: I am a little addicted to sushi and sharing this stuff does really mean I care. Also the lovely friend I shared this stuff with helped me move around my couches and shelves so I guess it's double caring and double sharing - THANK YOU Uli xoxo

15. EVENING: him: playing racing games - me: knitting

16. BEAUTIFULLY ORDINARY: a mini sled on a big car in late spring, well yes, what more is there to say? hilarious if you ask me ^__^

17. TODAY’S WEATHER: stormy and grey - I didn't mind though, I was on the hunt for a new bed, after rearranging the living room I also wanted to clean out the bedroom too

18. FIVE YEARS AGO:

I was writing applications to get the job I know have

23. I’M LOVING: my easter decoration this year and especially my new bees. I found them a few weeks ago in a sale and bought a little set. I also got two for my mom to send to her as an early birthday gift and she liked them :) yay

25. SOFT: yarn .. hmmm .. drool, yumm

26. I AM HERE: on my couch, with fever and a bad cold. I'm glad I can enjoy my new living room arrangement though

27: SOMETHING I MADE: a new shawl .. if you want to read the back story on this one, please click here

28. NOSTALGIA:

if I only could remember ^__^

29. STICKY: yes I started a filofax, yes I do think this can be addicting, yes I admit I'm just this close to go with the flow, yes I hope it will help me to get more organized

30. FAST: frogging something is just sooo much faster than knitting it, it's a sad story but it's true. And I do like re-knitting something, which is weird, but I find I knit a lot faster when I re-knit something, can anyone relate on this? it's just weird

31. FAUX: the faux cable socks my friend knitted on our little "get-well-trip" I really like the way the pattern develops

have a nice April, read you soon, easter is just around the corner ^__^

4/06/2014

stripes and stuff

hmm, no internet for me this last month, or nearly no internet at all. What did I do instead? I moved! or sorta like that, I moved all the furniture around im my flat which was quite an adventure. I looked through so much stuff, I didn't even knew I had. The result of that was a very serious clean out. A lot of books went on amazon, a lot of yarn to my friends and on ravelry, some of my shelf to goodwill and so on. The planing and actual doing took a lot of time and there still is some things left to do. I'm still waiting for my new bed and need to sew a few curtains for my bookshelves, now that they moved within the room they're more in view and make things a little restless for the eyes. Well a few things to go. Also I got sick, plus on this I had a few more days to sort things around at home and look through my stuff, downside, I was sick.

also I started a new shawl. Three times. It's the stripe study shawl by Veera Välimäki. I choose a cotton/silk blend, which feels lovely and will make an awesome spring/summer shawl. I started three times though as the garter stitch the pattern originally went for just doesn't look good with my yarn (upper left in the pic below). Learned, checked, frogged and re-started with stockinette. A lot better, buuut, yes there's a but, my needle size was too small. The stockinette looked alright but after a few repeats I calculated a bit and my shawl would have been tiny, maybe only one length of my arm. Also looking at the stockinette I wished for more texture and I figured I could try a ribbing. Which is what I'm doing right now.

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and here a little peek at my current try, so far I really like it, ribbing and a bigger needle size make this a lot more pleasing:

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what's going in your lives right now? anyone moving as well?

have a lovely sunday, Diana

3/01/2014

Framed - Feb 2014

a quick month February it is, isn't it? I don't really am aware of already two months past this year. On the other hand spring is soo near, it get's warmer and warmer each day and best: the days get longer, soon I won't need to wake up "in the middle of the night" but with bright sunshine outside my window. I'm ready for you summer! First things first though, February is over and March just started today, we spent a lovely day checking out various playgrounds today, I hope you got to spend a nice 1st of March as well.

Now let's check out my Feb!

1. YOU: :)

2. FAVOURITE: switched to sulfate free shampoo and I already love it

3. SOMETHING ORANGE: my eyebrow powder (originally two mac eyeshadows: rule (the orange one) and tete-a-tint)

4. CHILDHOOD: sherbet powder with a lollipop to poke in

5: SQUARE: crossstitching frame and the needle case my mum made for me when I was about ten years old ♥

6: C IS FOR…: curls!! barrel and pin curling, I really liked the result, although my hair is still slightly short

7: UTENSIL: nail file (made from glass, I think these are the best)

8: WATER: almost! This is a closeup of my brush cleaner from mac (love the store and felt a little too girly going in there that day with a friend)

9: DETAILS: on my blanket

10: I AM…: hungry and all I had was a handful of nuts..

11. MISTAKE: I thought I didn't make any mistake that day, then I went with the wrong exit in a roundabout, realizing it like 5km later

12. OUT + ABOUT: at a friends house, Berlins facade

13. PERFECT: weather with a not so perfect pic of my pretty lovely hair (I'm going with the "Natalie Teeger look from Monk at the moment)

14. HEART: I made pizza ♥

15. MY DRINK OF CHOICE: water, a plain glass felt too boring so I went a little crazy with my photo apps (I'm using photo editor and picsart on android, very good free apps)

16. CREATE: the first couple of rows of my new blanket, I really like the "baltic ripple" design so far, as I called it (this reminds me to start my WIP Wednesdays again)

17. VEGETABLE: carrots, love them raw, and the're good for your eyes!

18. MAGIC: do you believe in magic? in a young girls heart? How the music can free her, whenever it starts? (the lovin spoonful) ... hope you have the same earworm I had that day, gotta love me some nice tunes

19. FEET: I was with my boss that day, you don't want to see his feet, the evening I've spent babysitting my best friends girl, I don't feel good with showing her baby feet (although they are so pretty) sooo, drumroll, the feet of teddy sitting next to me on the couch

20. PEACE: my bed!

21. FUNNY: what if unicorns where just fat rhinos?

22. AN ACT OF KINDNESS: my man, he's a sweety! loading the dishwasher everytime I cook

23. THIS IS WHERE I RELAX: my couch apparently, guess I've been too relaxed to take a picture ^__^

24. HALF: I got new sunglasses *insert big happy smile here* and this half of it (btw they are the Oakley Newsflash in pomegranate - I love them)

25. CUT: my scissors, I'm not ready for a haircut, just yet!

26. LIGHT: a hotel lamp, kinda nice, only kind of ..

27: MY VIEW TODAY: very very early that day, about a minute after midnight, that's where I was waking up on the 27th, I've spent the night at a Hotel in Brandenburg as I was serving a training the evening before, what you see is the water tower of a town close to Poland

28. REFLECTION: I've been to the dentist today, not my favorite place to start a weekend, but neccesary, so yeah, my view..