Monday, November 30, 2009

Good and bad?

Well, at the moment, I am slowly caught up into thinking about the Christmas presents I have/want to make. There is sewing, drawing, bookbinding ... on my list, and of course buying some presents, but I haven't thought about that too much yet. Oh my, and days are flying by so fast currently, that I really wish my day could have 48 hours instead of 24.

Anyway, I took some time to do the decoration for Christmas. The gingerbread men and bisquits of my last post are *in action* now, sleeping peacefully in our Christmas decoration. Although they looked so yummy, they would be a little fuzzy when eating them, so I made some *real* cookies this weekend. Unfortunately, they definitely won't last as long as the gingerbread men, but I am okay with that ;)

Well, that was the good part. Onto the bad one... I am planning to do some ink drawings in the next few days, or at least until Christmas, as a present, therefore I did some little *practice pieces* to get used to ink and pen again, because I feel like I haven't done so for ages ... The outcome is ... well, see for yourself, let's just call it a little bit misshaped - or a happy little accident ;)

Seems like I am having a little hiatus in bookmaking, since I am only posting other crafts lately, but I will return to the books - I promise.

Friday, November 27, 2009

C'est fini ...

Christmas is approaching, and so is the time of the secrets... As I promised yesterday, I finished another more or less green item, this time something for my first swap. The overall look is still a secret until it arrives in its new home. Although green was intended to be the basic color, I have to admit, the sneak photo shows quite much orange in this item... hm....

Anyway, I hope the receiver might like the concept and is looking forward to hold it in her hands ;)

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Trying to get into the mood for ...

I`ll give you three guesses ;)

Besides some other things I am currently *crafting*, I just had to use some felt scaps and turn them into some Christmas decoration. First, because I am not planning to use this color anytime soon for something else, and second, because I felt the urgent need to get into the mood for Christmas with our really nice Christmas market already opening tomorrow and the town being already decorated with lights ...

I hope, you are starting to get into the Christmas mood, too, at least slowly.

Seems like I am much in love with this shade of green this year. More of green to come tomorrow in a little sneak *preview* ;)

Monday, November 23, 2009

Back... or: How I have been kissed by a car and turned 18...

Hello out there. I admit I have been a little bit absent lately, but I still exist ;)
The past two weeks gap of posting was not really planned it just happened as days passed by...

The first week was spent at my parents home - I was visiting them for the whole week because it was my mom`s birthday and I had not been there for nearly half a year which made me realize how incredibly fast and unnoticed time flies by. This week was full of non-adventures and an out-of-service access to the internet, therefore getting kissed by a car was literally the *highlight*. Don`t worry, nothing serious happened, but when the grandpa who maneuvered his car precisely into the front of our car just came up with a tiny "Oh, I am sorry, but I can see no damage, do I really need to give you my address?" my "Yes, you need to do so!" included a little bit more than just a polite request for his address - although I wouldn`t have seen any damage myself, too, if I had tried to - dark as it was and with his bad eyes and such strong glasses - however, he also had not seen us in the first place when he was driving and went into reverse for whatever reason (with us lights on and standing still 2 meters away from him...). But enough of complaining...

Well, nevertheless, I was not totally lazy that week and did more than just watching TV and enjoying family ;). Since I had wisely taken some fabric and my paints with me, I managed to paint some more bookcovers.

Well, unfortunately, the last week back home was way less productive than I had hoped it to be. To tell the truth, I did nearly nothing due to a stupid but persistent cold/infection/whatever. Although my stomach still feels like it is enjoying endless private rides on a rollercoaster, I am much better... :)
Being slightly ill also seems to make me look way younger than I actually am (and unfortunately: feel). When I did some daily shopping I added a bottle of wine to the list - and guess what: I was asked if I am already allowed to do so!?!? Buying such things is restricted to matured persons of the age of 18 and above in Germany, so I would not have mind it anyway if I were 21 or even 25. But since I already turned 18 quite some days ago (ahem, more than a decade.... ), I really thought she was kidding me. No joking, the lady was serious!

Well, the moral is that it is at least way better to remain in a youthful stage than to hurry to look your age, isn`t it?

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

A Tuesday ...

like this one is best spend in a cozy corner with all your best friends.