I want to share a few pictures from yesterday's gingerbread baking and making of the cardboard stove for our friends
children today. When I made the first stove of Ikea paper box
two years ago for Hugo to play in order to "cook" on the
floor while I'm cooking dinner I did not expect that it will become
his favorite toy and will the last to this day! If you like the
idea for your kids or as a gift for the children of friends, you can
find inspiration here. It's really easy. For sticking the box I used
black adhesive foil and for the description white gel pen. You can
cut through the front of the box and have tilting door for inserting
baking sheet. I did not cut the box, because it serves as a box for
storing H. kitchen utensils and wicker basket for shopping. I might
gave the paper stove supplemented with small spoons, apron, or baking set to all the children of our friends and always brought great joy.
Wish you wonderful Christmas time.
A small Christmas tree drawing on a wrapping paper by my son has inspired me for creating more decorations and greeting cards over the weekend.
It is really easy. All you need is to cut out the shape of the trees and fish from the paper of your choice and you can create according to your own imagination. If you cut out different sized tree templates and bend them in the middle you can create forest. If you don't bend it you can have greeting cards and from the small ones name tags for gifts or on the Christmas table. When you decorate fish from both sides you can use them as pending decoration. Our “magical“ fish have scales from one side only. On the other one we will write wishes for our loved ones and friends. Wish you much joy in creating.
Hi there! how was your weekend? We went away to Oxford for friends birthday and stayed in a hotel made out of prison, I won't name it, and I don't usually comment or review hotels here, but I was disappointed. Maybe it was just our room, but not a great value for the price. Just my personal opinion.
But anyway...here is couple more picks from Etsy. I looove the table!
There is so many beautiful gift wrapping ideas around these days. Lovely shiny stickers, masking tapes, bakers twine, satin or velvet ribbons, wrapping papers and gift tags with twist. It can be good fun especially for kids to help with wrapping. You can wrap gifts in their drawings or they can create pictures or names with masking tape.....You can see some present gift ideas over here as well. and some ideas for diy gifts here.
Have a lovely evening!
based studio Oscar Properties managed to turn the old straw hat
factory into a very pleasant place for living. I like style of
kitchens, used materials and connection with outdoors. Straw hat
decoration on the walls is a tasteful reminder of the site history.
There has been a big interest in our last year advent calendar and it's was also featured on a few blogs lately, thank you very much for that! I made one from envelopes, you can see it here. I'm not sure what I do this year yet, maybe I will just dust off the one from last year. But if you are still on inspiration hunt for unique advent calendar here is a small line up.
You can use paper, fabric bags, paper boxes, tins, envelopes and even toilet paper rolls. And what to put inside? The usual chocolate, small gifts, books, cosmetics, sweets, lego, and even saw somewhere love letters ( for every day, imagine that!)
I do like the idea of wine bottles, but not sure how long I could manage, I think I would be really worn down by mid of December.
If you are not into all this but still want to celebrate time before Christmas you can lit a candle every day.....
I know, I know it's really early but I was asked by certain online magazine to take photos of our house and could not resist to make it a bit more Christmassy. Also yes another sort of picture gallery wall, I just love doing them.....and moving them around. This one consist of posters from our shop and some my old drawings.
I will be back with more holiday decoration ideas soon....
Hi, how are you today? We are getting very busy with Christmas orders and I have started buying presents yesterday myself. What do you normally buy? Have you got any usual choices? books? music, clothes, jewellery, art?
I have a few tips for you again today. This time personalised items. Something meaningful, with little touch of personality and things you might treasure forever.
I'll be back tomorrow with some advent calendar ideas and more gift tips ....
Hi, it is Petra here today. I like to work with paper and cards, creating with H. is relaxing for me, and enjoyment for him. Usually we fine with bits of paper or treasurers from our walks. It so sweet to see him how proud he is showing his creations to his friends and how much he loves playing with them. If you would like to try to make these paper trees as a Christmas decoration, it's really easy, follow here.
Hi there. It's glorious day here in London today and it doesn't feel like it's only 6 weeks till Christmas. But if you are struggling to find a perfect gift for a little kiddo here are some suggestions.
Saatchi gallery in London is Cuisine de bar Poilâne. This
place seems to be ideal lunch spot on my next trip to London. It
connects all I like: my favorite district, pleasant interior
furnished with the best of Danish design and French bread. So if you
will happen to be around Sloane square you can stop by and find out
whether theirs kitchen is as good as interior.
See you next week! more about Danish design here, here and here
New truly magical letterpress cards for upcoming season. Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, Magic 2013...
Blind (no colour) handmade, one by one on a vintage press by Audrey. And imagine the envelopes are pressed as well. With little snowflakes....
For next 4 weeks leading up to Christmas I will be creating small gift guides to help you to find the perfect gifts. These gift guides will be entirely from Etsy products. I love Etsy and althought it's huge and very daunting you can find real treasures.
As a lot of products are made to order or shipped from different countries so don't forget to order in time.
Aren't these sweet? you can download these gift tags and wrapping paper for free over at hey look. I love the chalkboard background...
My parents have been staying with us for last two weeks, they had been huge help while A. was on school holidays and it was so lovely to have them around to talk to and spend time together. Week at the shop have been rather busy so as this weekend ahead of us we have couple birthdays parties and loads to catch up.
have a great one!
Hi, my name is Veronika and this is my inspiration corner, project playground, and a random diary of my life. I have a shop, like to take photos and do a bit of styling. If you would like to use or publish any personal material from this site please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or link back to me. Thanks x