April 11, 2018

Turtle Cushion & Happy Mail

Hello everyone,

I figured it's been a while since I share a crochet project with you so here's one today :)

I hooked a fun little Turtle Cushion for my god daughter for her birthday at the beginning of the year and I must say I am more than happy with how it turned out :)




For the turtle shell I used an African flower pattern I found on Pinterest. Head, feet and tail are out of a book called Crochet - The complete step-by-step guide, Essential techniques, More than 80 patterns. I got it from TK Maxx a few years ago. The rest is freestyle more or less. I even had to sew the pillow which is inside the turtle's belly.

Apart from that I wanted to share with you some happy mail I sent not too long ago. I made the envelope myself and finally had the opportunity to use my new seal stamp.



What do you think :)

Yours
Uta

March 28, 2018

All things planner related

Hello everyone,

Today's post is for the planner people out there!

First things first, the Filofax Inserts for April are available! Go to the Planner Inserts page to grab your copy :)

New inserts - one sentence a day

Apart from that, I just recently created some additional inserts I'd like to share with you today:
  • "one sentence a day"
    This one's for memory keeping and/or easy journaling. Each file contains pages for 28 days, 30 days and 31 days These inserts are available in either A5 or personal.
  • "order tracker"
    This insert is designed to help you track outbound as well as inbound orders. There are columns for order date, shipping date, tracking numbers, etc.


I also got a bit creative right in my planner a little while ago. For whatever reason I felt the urge to create a little motivational board. I wanted it to be accessible for me as a little reminder so it had to be part of my planner.

And that's it for today.

See you soon!

Yours
Uta



March 14, 2018

Self-Made Stationery & Free Easter Printables

Hello my friends,

I just recently bought this amazing hand lettering book by Frau Annika. It so inspired me to design some stationery. Well, basically I was just doodling on white sheets of paper but I think it turned out quite cute, don't you think?

Quite a fun way to create unique stationery. I am thinking about writing a tutorial for this, what do you guys think?


And with Easter not too far away, I thought it would be great to offer a new set of free printables :) Of course the printables had to be Easter related and sort of colorful.
Click on the pictures below to grab you free copy:

Easter egg madness :)

A lil' something for the planner people :)

Happy Craftin' my friends and see you soon!

Yours
Uta

February 28, 2018

Planner Fun & Happy Mail

Hello everyone,

well, first things first, the new planner inserts for March are available for download. As per usual, please go to the Planner Inserts page to grab your copy!

Besides the March inserts I also have another planner goodie for you - a Harry Potter Movie Tracker :) Its design is pretty basic so there's plenty of space to add some color if you like.


I am wondering, are there any inserts you would like me to add to my collection? Any special trackers, overviews, etc? Maybe a special format like A5 for example? If so, please let me know in the comments below and I will see what I can do :)

Apart from that I decorated my planner just recently with some easy self-made stickers. For the stickers I simply printed a couple of nice pictures I found via Google Picture Search as well as some of my own printables on a sheet of sticker paper. This made me think I should create more printables throughout the year, it's so much fun to work with them :)


Okay, so one might get the impression my world solely turns around planners and such. Well, I am happy to tell you that's not the case :) There are also other fun things like for example some Happy Mail I created and sent out in January. It has arrived by now so it's safe to share ;)

Happy Mail for my friend Kristin
I am soooo in love with wax seals lately :)

Happy Mail sent to my friend Sarra in Algeria

Happy Mail sent to my friend Dena in the United States

Well, that's it for today. Happy planning and crafting y'all!

Yours
Uta

February 14, 2018

DIY Tassels made from Yarn Scraps [Tutorial]

Hello everyone,

as usual I did some crocheting over the Christmas holidays. And while I was fiddling around with plenty of yarn scraps I had the idea to use them for another crafting project instead of just throwing them away. For whatever reason the only thing I could think of was making tassels, something I wanted to try for quite a while now. And here's the result:


Those tassels are quite easy to make...

Start by choosing some yarn scraps that are not too short in length.


Bundle them with yet another piece of yarn and tie two knots.


Use some nice looking thread and start wrapping it around the tassel.


When you're happy with the result, close by tying two to three knots. Afterwards use a needle to draw the ends of the thread through the tassel as shown in the picture below.


Cut off the excess thread and shorten the tassel to the desired length - Done!


Now I have to figure out what to do with all those tassels ;)

Happy Craftin'!

Yours
Uta