Wednesday, 27 January 2010

Guess What!

Aaaand, this is another poster for the Freedom of Speech, that I whipped up last. Not the best ever but I kinda like it.
Haaa, one more exam to go (aesthetics), and I'm done with this semester.

Monday, 25 January 2010

Wannado: Excercise!

Being 36, I can now really see that my body is aging. It's not something I want to stop. But I think that there are some things I can do to slow it down. I really want to enjoy my life in a good, strong and healthy body, so I decided to incorporate regular excercise into my days. Regular excercise benefits not just the body but mind and spirit as well. We'll see.
First off, I'll do the beginner's workout from once a day.

Saturday, 23 January 2010

Wannamake: More Ideas for DIY Accessories

Some other inspiring pictures of stuff I (or anyone else) could make:

* Straw brooch.
* Necklace made of beads and cloth rope. (both images from the Stil in Berlin blog)*Emboidered necklace or brooch. (source unknown, sorry, but I'm rather sure you can find these somewhere on etsy)The idea of crafting really keeps my mind active. Instead of preparing for my exams I keep thinking about things I could make. We'll see if i'll ever get to really making things. Lemme hope I will.

Tuesday, 19 January 2010

Inspiration: Quote

I'm rather tired of all those "Keep Calm and Carry on" posters and various versions of. It's nice and all but too widely spread.
The reason I put this version up here is to inspire myself to really get to making things. I'm very good at thinking about what beautiful things I would make or do, but most of the time I'm rather reluctant to start making or doing those beautiful things.
Getting really excited about something is a good way to start and I think that excitement is something one can generate in ones self.
So, let's get excited and make things. (An do the house-cleaning.)

An Other Version

Last week I went to school to consult my teachers. I showed them my "freedom of speech" posters and this is the one they preferred. They might be right. Don't know.

Sunday, 17 January 2010


There are quite a few things I'd love to craft. A few of them are:

* A wooden necklace. (I think the one on the left is from Dries van Noten and the one on the right is from LuaLua.) As a teenager I would make a few odd necklaces... One from a little book on economics, one from the counter of a digital clock, one from little branch pieces tied together with copper wire, one from a smaller straw puppet, and so on... most of these were just repurposed stuff that I would wear as pendant on a leather string.
* Sewn little friends. (I guess I got these images from
* A nice tote bag for shopping. I've made a few of these as Christmas presents for some family members. Only, I really ran out of time so I just couldn't make one for myself. I made them from heavy IKEA fabrics lined with yellow-white gingham.* Some kind of an apron. Though I might end up buying an apron from IKEA, as that's where I have most of my kitchen towels too.I'm not very crafty nowadays, so there's a possibility I'll never make any of the above.
I remember never finishing any of my knitting projects as a kid. So in the end I had one sock, one glove, and at least 3 or 4 half-knitted vests and sweaters. Oh I did finish a really long scarf that I couln't wear beause the yarn I made it from was too harsh on my skin.
My sewing projects turned out to be much more of a success. Even tho I've always had a few half-sewn or cut but never-sewn items in drawers or closets, the were a lot more I actually managed to finish. I started sewing at the age of ten or so. And ever since my sewing skills grew (I hope). I've made numerous clothes for myself and some for others. I like sewing. So much that about 8 years ago I made a living from custom sewing bridal and evening gowns. It was rewarding, but after a few years I got tired. And it's just now that I'm again getting into the mood of wanting to sew. So, we'll see, whether it's back or not.

(I am so, so sorry that I'm not able to give due credit to the copyright owners of the pictures displayed. I have a huge folder of "Stuff I like" and with a few exemptions I make the sloppy job of simply downloading the photos I like instead of renaming them with the correct source so later I would know. I guess most of the above photos are from but I can't be sure.)

Ways of Looking at Myself: Thru the Looking Glass

So, these are two of the images I made of myself a few days ago.
Just experiments.