June 27, 2018

Zodiac Signs & Constellations & Free Printables & Changes to the Blog

Hello everyone,

a little while ago I had the great idea to decorate my bedroom walls with the constellations of the zodiac signs. Well, I didn't expect that DIY project to take that long but in the end it took me about 8 hours in total to finish it.

First I looked for some useful pictures online using the google image search. Afterwards I transferred these onto paper using Gimp and Microsoft Word. I'll spare you the details here.

The most annoying part was to figure out where to place which constellation. I ended up using some yarn, a triangle, a straightedge and some crepe tape to do that.


Having all the constellations in place I added about 180 fluorescent star shaped stickers to the wall.

And I am more than happy with the result :)


What do you think? :)

And as I'm totally into zodiac signs and star constellations lately I thought it would be awesome to create some zodiac sign printables for you. Click on the picture below to download your copy :)



Soooooo last but not least, there are some changes I have in mind for my blog or better to say for my blogging schedule. Currently, I am trying to post something every two weeks. But to be honest, at the moment it's kinda hard for me to find the time, the topics and the energy to do so. So what I am planning to do is trying to post monthly for a little while. One post per month. I am not quite sure yet on which day will be posting day but I'll figure that one out soon I guess.

Alright, that's it for today.

Happy Craftin'!

Yours
Uta

June 13, 2018

A little book of quotes

Hi all,

a little while ago I sent some happy mail to my friend Sarra who lives in Algeria (check out her YouTube channel).


One piece of that little happy mail bundle was a little book of quotes. And I thought it might be fun to share how I created it.

So first I choose a special paper for the cover, cut it in shape and folded it in half.


Next I added the pages using paper with different flowery patterns. I then sewed cover and pages together using needle and thread.



Afterwards I logged on to pinterest, went through my quotes board (it's private, sorry), picked out my favourite ones and printed them on sticker paper.


I then cut the quotes out - line by line - and put them on the different pages - DONE!


See, so easy :)

Happy Crafting, everyone!

Yours
Uta

May 30, 2018

The June inserts are up!

Hi everyone,

sorry for not posting at the moment, life is keeping me quite busy :)

Anyways, I'm just quickly poppin' in to let you know that the June Filofax inserts are up! Check out the Planner Inserts page as usual to download your copy.

Happy Planning!

Yours
Uta

May 9, 2018

My favorite crafting tools

Hello everyone,

today I'd like to talk about my most favorite crafting tools. There are a couple I use almost all the time and can't live without anymore :)


Cutting Board
About a year or so ago I bought a cheap cutting board from one of the local discounters. Don't wanna miss it anymore. It makes crafting with paper so much easier and faster. And it also comes in handy when you're creating your own planner inserts like I do.

Adjustable Hole Punch
I learned to love my adjustable hole punch the day I started to create and print inserts for my Filofax planner. It cost me about 11€ if I remember correctly and I thought it quite pricey at first but over the last couple of months I figured it's worth the price.

Japanese Screw Punch
I tried several multi punch tools and failed using them before I came across a Japanese screw punch while watching a Martha Stewart video on YouTube. I am not exaggerating when I say this changed my crafting game a lot. But to be honest, the first screw punch I bought, it was a pretty cheap one, was garbage at best. The second, which cost a bit more, was way better and is still in use.

Precision Craft Tool
This set includes six different cutter blades, one embosser and one awl. I bought it ages ago at Tchibo. Again, one of those tools that absolutely comes in handy when crafting with paper.

Triangle
Whenever I make an envelope, a notebook or other creations of such sort, my triangle is my best friend. This is a habit that probably built from my mum's influence and I definitely can't blame her for that :)

What are your favorite crafting tools? Anything you can recommend?

Thanks for stopping by :)

Yours
Uta

April 29, 2018

Dashboards, May Inserts & more Happy Mail

Hello everyone,

I know I'm a bit late to the party this week, so sorry for that :)

let me start today's blog post by showing you the monthly dividers of my Filofax planner that I've created not too long ago. It took me little while to decide on the right patterns for each months but now I'm happy with how it turned out :)

I even labeled all the tabs

January till June

July till December

Something else I would love to share with you is the lovely Happy Mail that arrived about two weeks ago from Algeria :) My amazing friend Sarra sent me so many lovely goodies:


I added one of the flowers to my April planner spread right away.


And now some impressions from Berlin city trip from last week. I took these photos from the TV tower shortly before sunset. Such an amazing view!



And last but not least, the May Filofax inserts are available :) You guys know the drill, hop over the Planner Inserts page and download your copy for free!

Thanks for stopping by today!

Yours
ta