a month in pictures - november 2012

my November in pictures. The more I take this challenge, the more I like it, not only does it make me take a few moments a day to reflect and react to my environment but also looking back and putting together this post is really satisfying.

1. something beginning with a "C": kind of funny this one, I've been thinking about this the whole morning and couldn't think of anything, and than we're sitting at Burgeramt in Friedrichshain/Berlin having lunch and there's Che Guevara at the wall, and my first idea was CHILLIE CHEESE burger and I'm having a coffee with it and it comes with a chocolate wafer...everything were "C"'s o_O
Day 1: something beginning with "C": my lunch today Chillie Cheese Burger with coffee with milk and chocolate wafer YUMM #fmsphotoaday #fmsphotoadaynovember #Berlin #nomnom
2. Colour: a lot of red and green
Day 2: color: all in all a very colorful day #fmsphotoaday #fmsphotoadaynovember #amigurumi
3. Breakfast: cereal and kiwi
Day 3: breakfast #fmsphotoaday #breakfast
4. TV: it was a Sunday, I like to spend my Sunday morning watching cartoons, yes I'm like that! and recently I really like Kung Fu Panda, anyone else? ^__^
Nov 4: TV watching Kung Fu Panda #fmsphotoaday #tv
5. 5 o’clock: not exactly 5 o'clock, but hey, close enough
6. A favourite thing: my camera
Day 6: a favorite thing my #dslr #fmsphotoaday #fatmumslim
7. Reflection: my living room lamp in the glass cover of a picture in my living room
Nov: 7 reflection #fmsphotoaday #reflection
8. Something you do everyday: cleaning my teeth, I was actually really thinking about this for a while, what do I do EVERY day? like EVERY day?
Nov 8: sth you do everyday: tooth brushing #fmsphotoaday #toothbrush
9. Small: ^__^
Nov 9: small #fmsphotoaday #icecream
10. Can’t {won’t} live without: crafting, which includes yarn, could you?
Nov 10: can't (won't) live without #yarn #art #creativity #fmsphotoaday
11. Night: coming home late..
12. Drink: black tea with milk, lately I really love this mixture...
Nov 12: drink #tea with #milk #fmsphotoaday #picsart
13. Where you slept: my bed is where I woke up that day, and a hotel bed in Dresden is where I fell asleep
Nov 13: where you slept #fmsphotoaday #sleep #bed
14. Man-made: and very impressive the Frauenkirche in Dresden, if you ever come to visit Germany you MUST come to Dresden as well, it's such a wonderful city, with so much history in it, you really MUST come here!
Nov 14: man-made #Frauenkirche #fmsphotoaday
15. In your bag: I was packing bags again, for a congress in Berlin, and unpacking I found this in my bag:
Nov 15: in your bag #fmsphotoaday #inyourbag
16. The view from your window: Berlin, Hotel Intercontinental, at night
Nov 16: the view from my window #Berlin #fmsphotoaday
17. The last thing you bought: cookies, a womans suit (from the 70's or 80's) and a neckcloth with froggies
Nov 17: the thing you bought last #fmsphotoaday #lastthing #yellow #vintage
18. Happened this weekend: I had cookies, yumm
Nov 18: happened this weekend - I ate #cookies #fmsphotoaday
19. Something awesome: ...
Nov 19: something awesome #awesome #fmsphotoaday #headache
20. Work/play: car-driving and knitting
Nov 20: work/play #fmsphotoaday #nofilter #tree #knitting
21. What you wore: I went swimming - yay
Nov 21: what you wore .. I went swimming today #fmsphotoaday #pink
22. Grateful: sunshine!!!! just simple sunshine, November this year was very much a November you don't dream of, so full of mist or fog however you want to call it, I was VERY grateful to see sunshine for just one day
Nov 22: grateful - sunshine #fmsphotoaday #sun #sunshine #grateful
23. Black: a black and white picture of something I'm working on for my christmas calendar (starting tomorrow, dec 1st, which technically is today, but since I haven't slept yet, it's still November ^__^)
Nov 23: black #fmsphotoaday #black I'm working on the advent calender for my blog #amigurumis #amigurumi #advent
24. A sound you heard: probably a very typical sound when you live in a big city just like Berlin, the sound of police cars, only today it was the sound of about 60 (!) police cars, there must have been something going on
Nov 24: a sound you heard - #police cars #fmsphotoaday #Berlin #friedrichshain
25. Sky: it was the weekend and I remember taking this picture, as I was very surprised at how dull and grey a sky can look from inside but when you actually take a look AT the sky outside it can be multi-coloured and pretty interesting, not to mention pretty beautiful in its own way
Nov 25: sky - taking this picture I was surprised to see what's all dull and grey from inside is actually really beautiful outside #sky #fmsphotoaday #Berlin #beautiful #grey
26. In the cupboard: I was spending a few days in a hotel again (for a training) and this was my hotel cupboard view, kinda sexy, uh?
Nov 26: in the cupboard in #pentahotel near #Berlin #fmsphotoaday
27. Tree: I spent the last days in a hotel and we took the night out to the city, on the way the first trees I saw were christmas trees, I liked them
Nov 27: tree Christmas #trees in #Berlin #decoration #fmsphotoaday #lights
28. Vehicle: I just couldn't take the challenge to add a picture of the car, besides I couldn't be bothered to get outside again in the pouring rain, just for a car pic, it was raining all day long

imagine a car here

29. Big: a "bauble", I came across this add for a garden show next year and liked the idea a lot, mother earth as a bauble ^__^
Nov 29: big "bauble" #earth #fmsphotoaday #big #advent #season
30. On the wall: my advent calendar ^__^ mine is made with smurftastic love inside the-he-he
Nov 30: on the wall - my #advent #calendar #fmsphotoaday

summing this up, I just can't believe how much time I spent in hotels this month, it didn't feel that much...

hope your month was smurftastic as well, read you tomorrow in the first post of December, sleep tight everyone ♥
hugs, Diana



just a little yarn-porn ^__^ to not get you bored until the 1st of December.


I ordered new yarn for crocheting amigurumi and things a few days ago, especially as I recognized I didn't had all the christmassy colors on my stash to make things for the advent calendar and my decoration this year.

feeling the spirit, hope you're too,
hugs, Diana ♥


sooo excited

Hi guys,

I'm sooo excited to share my little advent calendar this year, I just couldn't resist and share a little peek-a-boo-picture with you. It's all blurry and out of focus BUT I can tell you guys will guess a few thingies already.
Five more days to go


have a lovely week,


pre-christmas shopping

yay, I just received my pre-chistmas gift {the new holiday brush sets by Bobbi Brown}, I need to add that I treated myself to these beauties. A few days ago I saw a video by Lisa Eldridge and immediately placed an order. I love these brush sets. I also went shopping and bought a new calendar for the upcoming year and some postcards to send to friends and family during the holidays.


talking of christmas, I'm thinking of doing an advent calendar for the blog this year and feel like a little elf preparing all little gifts in secret, yay *humming holiday tunes*

read you soon, Diana ♥


twist collective winter 2012/13 is live

hey everyone,

this week is super full of work again, but I just checked my twitter and what did I find? The winter issue of twist collective is live, so I just switched on the computer to have a lookie and share, I've not even had breakfast yet...

the fall and winter issues are my favorites! in this one I like Lugala, Ratana, Pinion, Berwick, Bowline, Celestarium, and Knoten and Dressage

hope you all have a sunny weekend,
Diana ♥


Morgan aka Berti is a pdf now

wow, it seems like you really like Berti, which I now name Morgan (Batman). After sewing on the eyes I couldn't see a Berti any longer, my bat was a little more grown up, if you know what I mean.

Anyways, Morgan seems like an attention seeker ^__^ as I can see quite a lot of you reading the original post. Thank You! I finally made the pattern into a pdf now, so it's easier to download and print and work from your computer.

If you make a bat of your own I'd love to see it, either on ravelry or just leave me a link to your blog. Happy Crocheting.


Mein Liebster

Thank you so much for this Anna :)

A few days ago a lovely comment reached me saying I got the Liebster Award, I feel honored and blushing.
There are a few things the awarded blogger has to fulfill :

Visit at least three blogs that were awarded as well - check

Follow the blog of the person which awarded you - check, as I already did that :)

Explain 11 things about you - okay:
* I take notes on my wrist to remember important stuff
* I dye my hair red since I was 15
* I could never live without a bathtub, even though I prefer taking showers
* I love pasta, I could eat it all day, ALL day
* I love my freckles
* the best thing about autumn is rustling through leaves
* the best thing about winter is the noise you make when walking on fresh fallen snow
* I have one brother
* I did my diploma in biology
* I love to sing in the shower and I think I do a pretty decent job at it
* I wanted to become an astronaut when I was a kid

Answer the 11 questions about yourself - okidoki:
* How do you define yourself? balanced.
* What is your favorite dish? pasta, have said it once will say it again.
* Would you rather cook or you cook? I cook, I quite like it, only thing I don't like about cooking as cleaning up afterwards.
* What's your favorite dessert? anything with chocolate or strawberries, even though chocolate covered strawberries don't really float my boat.
* If you had to stay with an ingredient, what would it be? Tomatoes! what a silly question ^__^ what on this planet is better than tomatoes?
* What is the best trip you've done? Berlin, at the moment it is the trip I take right now.
* What is the best restaurant you've eaten in? my moms kitchen, no restaurant can top my moms kitchen.
* Do you prefer meat of fish? a tough one... I rarely eat any, but like both equally...if I need to choose, I guess meat will win.
* What is your favorite cheese? parmigiano reggiano!
* Black or milk chocolate? a dark milky chocolate.
* What is the worst dish you tried? a soup made from potato peels, mew.

Choose 11 blogs and name in the post - here you go:
threadpanda I've just found this blog a few weeks ago through my ravelry friends blogs and love it already
knitted bliss is very inspiring and I love her modification mondays, awesome
knit and tonic I just love reading this blog, such a lovely way to write
limescented takes you on a ride with knitting, it's wonderful
according to matt takes awesome photos and his blog is one of the most colorful I've seen
canaryknits if you're looking for inspiration, you need to check her out!
schnueffeltier very sweet! I love her resolutions and lists, she's so organized
foodwishes do I need to keep this to craftiness? well isn't cooking craftiness as well, foodwishes is a wonderful place, even though I mostly check into his youtube instead of his blog
smitten kitchen recently made pasta with a broccoli pesto, looks delight, but pasta isn't the only reason why I like this blog so much
that is all no it's not, not yet. Ashley is a beauty blogger and I enjoy her view on things
Essie Button Estée is such a sparkling personality! you will love her too


a month in pictures - october 2012

October went by so quickly, didn't it? I can't believe this year is almost gone. Looking outside it feels like winter already and I start to think about christmas decoration. A few months ago I found fatmumslims blog and started to join instagram and her picture a day challenge. Last month was the first month I posted a picture almost every single day. I'm kind of proud of myself. Not to mention I finished a few knits and even a whole new amigurumi design, phew

1. Where you stood: on my rug, in my living room, close to the balcony, obviously animals were coming in, ouch
Day 1: where I stood #FMSphotoaday #amigurumi #crochet #ouch #photoaday #instadaily
2. Lunchtime: pasta!, fresh with tomatoes, yumm, I love pasta
Day 2: lunchtime #FMSphotoaday #pasta #lunchtime #photoaday
3. This happened today: it's been a holiday in Germany: Tag der deutschen Einheit and me and a few friends went to see the feast at Ministergärten, it's been the most beautiful weather and a wonderful day altogether
Day 3: this happened today; Berlin, Ministergärten #FMSphotoaday #berlin #greens #shoes
4. What you read: I read on my kindle, sometimes I have company, what I read at the moment?: the forgotten garden, Kate Morton
Day 4: what I / we read: the kindle, at the moment its the forgotten garden by Kate Morton #FMSphotoaday #kindle #amigurumi #crochet #instadaily #instagood #instamood #photoaday
5. Shadow: bell peppers on my balcony in the afternoon light. They finally started to get color and cast shadows on the wall
Day 5: since it's raining today and there really is no light to make #shadows I thought I share the shadows my peppers made a few days ago. #FMSphotoaday #photoaday #pepper #instadaily #orange
6. I’m thankful for…: a lot of things, my family, my friends, my life after all
but I just didn't take a picture

7. Light: first day of "winter", it was freezing cold and I burnt the first candle of the year
Day 7: light, outside autumn finally won, it's raining and cold and dark, inside candles are burning #FMSphotoaday #photoaday #picoftheday #candles #light #fairies
8. Angle: obviously either a hard one or I've forgot

9. Red: my rubics cube is a pyramide
Day 9: red, a #rubicscube only in pyramid shape #red #FMSphotoaday
10. Emotion: I felt a bit dull and silent that day, the weather didn't do much to cheer me up, all cold and grey, but this window mirrored it perfectly: grey with that little bit of fire that will lighten things up sooner or later
Day 10: emotion, feeling kind of dull and silent today, this window perfectly captures this #FMSphotoaday #emotion #red #window #autumn
11. Something close-up: some knitting, I bound of this cowl and it became a good friend afterwards, winter is sooo damn close
Day 11: close up: binding off a #cowl #knitting #fmsphotoadayoctober #FMSphotoaday #zuzuspetals #yarn #instadaily #instagood
12. On the table: I harvested: bell peppers from the balcony
Day 12: on the table #fmsphotoadayoctober #FMSphotoaday #pepper
13. Landscape: Berlin, at the back there is the Reichstag in the front the Holocaust Memorial
Day 13: landscape #FMSphotoaday #fmsphotoadayoctober #berlin #sky #landscape
14. Makes you laugh: a squirrel in the botanical garden, it didn't show any sign of fear and got really close to our group of people
Day 14: makes me laugh #squirrels #FMSphotoaday #fmsphotoadayoctober #makesmelaugh #instadaily #instagood #instamood #squirrels
15. Dinnertime: I love rice pudding with cherries and I finally found an easy way to cook a single serving, just for myself, yumm, in the microwave, takes twenty minutes, but no clean ups and no milk burnt
Day 15: dinnertime #ricepudding #milchreis #fmsphotoadayoctober #FMSphotoaday #nomnom #cherries #dinner #instagood #instadaily #instamood
16. Something you wrote: mmh, I don't write?, I do, but I guess I didn't feel like writing just to take a picture

18. Made you smile today: the most beautiful weather, the most beautiful trees, the most beautiful colors, the most beautiful time of year: autumn
Day 18: made me smile today: autumn weather is so #beautiful #FMSphotoaday #fmsphotoadayoctober #autumn #berlin
19. Letters: just in time before the day ended: I spent the afternoon with a picnic and a long walk: graffiti art over the water..I wonder how it got there
Day 19: letters
20. 4 o’clock: traffic jam, yay
Day 20: 4 o'clock: on the road aka traffic jam in Berlin #FMSphotoaday #fmsphotoadayoctober #Berlin #autumn #fall #tree #orange #sky #trafficjam #instamood #instadaily #instagood
21. Calm: a morning walk in the woods, sometimes I love love love my job
Day 21: calm: a morning walk through the woods #fmsphotoaday #fmsphotoadayoctober #FMSphotoaday #wood #morning #sun #instamood #instadaily #instagood #calm #silent #silence
22. In your town: saturday was Zoo day
Day 22: in your town: in my town there is a Zoo and at the entrance there stands this statue #FMSphotoaday #fmsphotoadayoctober #Berlin #zoo #tierpark #beautiful #autumn #fall
23. The view from here: my plate, eggs and tomatoes
Day 23: my view from here: dinner with eggs and tomatoes #fmsphotoaday #fmsphotoadayoctober #photoadayoctober #picoftheday #photoaday #dinner #dailyphoto #instafamous #instamood #nomnom #instadaily #instagood #instagrammers
24. Weather: well, it's autumn: cold and cloudy
Day 24: weather: what the weather app said and what it really looked like #weather #fmsphotoaday #fall #fmsphotoadayoctober #sky #instagrammers
25. People: a weird day! a really weird day, I'm working as a saleswoman and got lost in the woods that day, I didn't see much people at all, weird!

26. Listening to: I spent my lunchtime with the radio, and I love the high noon talk at fritz radio
Day 26: what I'm listening to: highnoon Fritz radio #fmsphotoaday #fmsphotoadayoctober #photoadayoctober #picoftheday #photoaday #photooftheday #fritz #radio #nofilter #instafamous #instamood #instagrammers #instadaily #instagood #black
27. Morning: damn it! missed another day, but this is the picture I took in the evening, I know it's cheating, but hey, it's my blog ^__^
Last minute #halloween crafting #sketching an #amigurumi
28. Looking back: having the new bat design in mind, I looked back at my first one, couldn't believe I made it in 2009
Day 28: looking back: 2009 I first created a #halloween #amigurumi it was a #bat
29. Moon: I couldn't see the full moon myself, but my weather app could...
Day 29: moon: It's too cold to get outside and take a pic so here's the weather apps #moon #FMSphotoaday #fmsphotoadayoctober #weather #instadaily
30. Clothes: my outfit of the day, it's cold and I'm wearing boots and a hat, a hat with a pixie pointed top
Day 30: clothes, my #ootd today #clothes #fmsphotoaday #fmsphotoadayoctober #followme #photoadayoctober #picoftheday #photoaday #winter #igers #instaphotography #instadaily #instafamous #instamood #instagrammers #igdaily #instastyle #instagood #style
31. Whatever you please: dinnertime again, I helped myself to some pasta, halloweeny pasta yummyumm
Day 31: whatever you please: Happy Halloween everyone with #halloween #pasta #fmsphotoaday #fmsphotoadayoctober #instasweet

what was your October like? was it fun, was worth remembering? I hope you had a wonderful one.

hugs, Diana