Wednesday, October 29, 2014

The one with links I like

How about almond cake with blackcurrant swirls?

(free) downloadable washing instructions

Fifteen signs you're addicted to DIY

What does the world eat for breakfast?

Brilliant street advertising

A bigger picture

I love this copper mug!

A house made of cork

The colour thesaurus

Monday, October 27, 2014

The one with the golden sneakers tutorial

On a recent sunday Pinterest session, I came across an awesome pair of sneakers. They were the inspiration for this tutorial. It's a pretty easy one, without lots of supplies needed. 

What you'll need:

  • A pair of sneakers with plastic toes
  • spraypaint
  • tape
  • optional, nailpolish in the same colour as your spraypaint

What you'll need to do:
Start by taping the front part of the shoes, just so that only the plastic part of the sneakers will be coloured when you start spraying them. 

Spray them, my sneakers needed three layers to cover the white up nicely.

Let them dry well, I left the tape on overnight.

And done are your coloured-toed-sneakers. For a finishing touch I added some golden nailpolish to the tips of the laces. To make them extra fancy. 

Have you been making any cool stuff lately? If so, please feel free to share a link in the comments below. In case you're interested in more DIY inspiration, more tutorials are over here

Friday, October 24, 2014

The one with the things I liked this week (90)

 New supplies for a crafty date tomorrow

A happy mailbox

 Seen from my balcony

This may not be the prettiest of pictures, but this sure was something I liked. I treated myself to a machine to give rounded corners to cards and notebooks. I was already able to make 'em for postcards, but I had to make them one it a time. Now I can do a whole stack of them at once! Woot woot.

Not my favourite season, but fall can be pretty pretty too!

Thursday, October 23, 2014

The one with pretty things (found at DaWanda)

Aren't these all pretty? Have you been eyeing any goodies lately? I think one (or some) of these might end up at my shopping cart. Sometimes things just happen to wind up in there, just like that.... 

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

The one with the wall

A photo of this wall was already posted on this blog when I just started out. Last saturday I came across the wall again, and thought it deserved a post of its own. I love that has has been like this for at least one and a half years now, and no one has painted it over. Some of the graffiti throughout the city (even the good ones) have been painted over after a while, but somehow, this one managed to survive. This one definitely deserves to be there, and to be enjoyed.

Saturday, October 18, 2014

The one with the things I liked this week (89)

Some random things from last week

Looking up, I saw these heart balloons

Having lunch with mom, uncle A. and Aunt M.

My friend Lieke helped me with making a shop display for my bags

She also brought me this awesome lamp

New shoes, I'm prepared for winter to kick in!

Thursday, October 16, 2014

The one with links I like

A super cool fringe photo garland

Creamy parmesan, tomato and spinach soup

I could listen to this non stop

51 facts you probably didn't know about Grey's Anatomy

Cyclists dressed up as automobiles

A day in the life of a master neon artist

Yes to this chocolate lava cake

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

The one with a candleholder DIY

There's no denying, summer is over. Time to whip out the hot cocoa, blankets, lots of books, and candles. During a recent trip to the craft-supply-shop, I got a pack of clay (without knowing what to make of it). I'm like a loose canon in a craft store. I go in there, get all excited, and return home with a big bag full of new supplies (but without a plan). When trying to organise my new supplies and the ones I already had, I came across a bunch of studs and for some reason 'candleholders' popped into my mind. Maybe because the colder months are here, and I always want to cozy things up inside the house when those months are here. So I made a candleholder. Here's how:

What you'll need:
  • Clay (I used a quarter of a kilo package)
  • Studs, different colours, shapes and sizes
  • (A thrifted) glass candleholder
  • A sheet of baking paper, to keep your workspace from getting all sorts of messy


 What you'll need to do:

 Form a ball out of the clay

Place the candle holder in the middle of the ball and push it in the clay


My ball had gotten quite wonkey, so it needed some re-shaping

Push in the studs, while the clay is still soft

Let it dry, and ready is your candleholder

Are you getting more crafty in autumn and winter? Changing up things inside your home? Any decorating projects in the works? I'd love to here all about your projects!

Een Nederlandstalige variant van deze DIY vind je op DaWanda

Saturday, October 11, 2014

The one with the things I liked this week (88)

Some random photo's from last week. And yes, I do realise most of them involve food :-)

Discovering a new brand of icecream. It's vegan and there are lots of other exciting flavours, like basil & lime, and strawberry & red pepper. 

We received a paper edition of DaWanda's winter Lovebook. The online version can be found over here. So far, I could only find the German edition.

On wednesday my aunt surprised us around lunchtime with cheese with fenugreek from a local cheesefarm. I can't believe I've never been there. Although I can imagine it would be quite a dangerous place for me.... 

Adding some colour to our workspace with some plants, hopefully they are resilient little guys!

If you're already in the mood to do some holiday shopping, or to treat yourself to a little something, Society6 offers free shipping today and tomorrow through this link. Also, in our DaWanda shop you'll receive a 15% discount on everything, until next thursday. Cheers to the weekend, hope you'll have a good one. See you next week!

Thursday, October 9, 2014

The one with World Post Day (and a lot of stamps)

Happy World Post Day! I blogged about this special day last year, and I thought it would be fun to do a round up of all the stamp-photo's that have been up on the blog since I've started this adventure almost two years ago. Be warned, there are quite a lot of them! Some of them are truely tiny works of art. Some might say I'm a bit of a nerd, getting all excited over stamps. If you're a stamps aficionado too, I hope you'll enjoy this post. Cheers, this one's to World Post Day!