Wednesday, 31 October 2018

Wednesday, 24 October 2018

Friday, 19 October 2018

Autumn window transparent



I made this little girl with a kite Window Transparent about a month ago... and while hanging on the window it sort of curled up a bit, hence the blurry background. It kind of suits the stormy weather in the picture, so I didn't do anything about it. After autumn, I will store it in a big book, so next year it will be flatttened. :)

I took the inspiration from the book "Mit farbigen Transparenten durch das Jahr" by Marion Kronshage und Sylvia Schwartz.




Wednesday, 17 October 2018

Monday, 15 October 2018

Seasonal table October 2018



Yay, after 3 months of not posting a table (although we DID have them), I finally managed to take a picture of this months seasonal table. It's a little wild, but I like it.

The glass candle light is made by my smaller daughter, the lavender is the last from our garden, the little doll on the left is made by me just this week. The dahlia was brought home by my older daughter after school and the little autumn girl is a purchase from Etsy. Just look for KatjasBlumenkinder. She's got lovely little figures for all seasons and likes (and no, I don't get anything from her to say this, I just think she's a very talented lady).

And of course Grasset's postcard for Octobre:


Friday, 12 October 2018

Tiny doll "Flora"



I've been up to quite a lot in the past months, only I didn't manage to take pictures... shame on me...

It only 11 months to finally make this little doll - she's called Flora, she's about 13cms tall and made on a metal wire frame, so she's quite bendy and great to play with. The girls are already mothing her, so I'm curious how long she will last.

Because of the flowery dress we've called her "Flora".

I made her following the wonderful instructions by Cristina Cevales-Labonde in her book "Biegepüppchen selbstgemacht" (German).

I can really recommend the book, she gives really good instructions and tons of inspiration for making little dolls. What I thought was really touching was the loving way she wrote about the little dolls in the pictures that she describes, they all have names!

Thursday, 11 October 2018

I can't get no satisfaction - I need more challenges... apparently...

We are weighing more than coffee over here!


I don't seem to get enough of challenges...

After officially stopping the Make and Mend challenge in June and lots of "life" happening, we decided it was time to do something for our physical wellbeing.  As well as intensifying my yoga. (I'm one of those people with a dvd at home... I just don't make it to the gym, but I love doing yoga at home... even the kids join in sometimes.. it's a good exercise in concentration for them). I am trying to do yoga every day now (even late at night...), we also joined the weightwatchers program. Just to make this clear: I don't get their programm for free or any other sort of payment. this is just my own opinion.

I do know quite a bit about nutrition and healthy eating (in theory...), but I find their system SO clever... it's not just about the calories, it's actually the value of food's health translated into points. Super easy. So, I've set my challenge to get to 52 kilos (I'm 159cms small). I've started at 57 kg (20.9.18), so it's 5 kilos. I am well within my BMI, so I don't really need to loose weight. Mostly, this is about changing to a healthy diet. Because - healthy lifestyle...




COOL STUFF!


Week 1 (24.9.) - still 57 kilos. I managed to stay within the recommended points. Am I too  impatient?
Week 2 (1.10.) - 56,7kg - I don't think this counts.
Week 3 (08.10.) 55,2 kgs - wow, how did that happen? Our fruit intake has tripled... and we've got a little problem with fruit flies, which seem to be trying to compete with us for bananas...
Week  6 (29.10.) 54,7kg - yeah!
Week 7 (5.11.)  56,0kgs - what?! (but success on the yoga level - now I manage to do "the Crow"  (Bakasana) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tmTrSGBvaoE (Yoga with Kino MacGregor)
Week 9 (19.11.): 54.6 - better again. I can really recommend the weightwatchers program - the recipes are really yummy, and it works EASY!
week 11 (5.12.): 54,1kgs - getting there... (shoulder strained... no crow for a while... did chaturanga dandasana and downwardfacing dog slightly wrong, so biceps tendon got annoyed... remember to twist your shoulders/upper arms outward!)
week 12 (12.12.): 53,6kg - (and I did have Christmas cookies last week...)
week 15 (02.1.19): 53 kg yay! (shoulder is good again, too!)
week 17 (14.1.): 53,8kg (oooh, is this post-christmas-birthday-new year blubber?)